The dollar edged up against the yen on Friday on light bargain hunting, with markets slowly getting into gear after the Christmas holiday.» Read More
The U.S. dollar rose against major currencies for a third session on diverging monetary policy between the Federal Reserve and other central banks.
The U.S. dollar rose against major currencies for a second session on Thursday after the Federal Reserve's signals that it could hike rates soon.
The greenback hit a 28- month high against the Swiss franc at 0.9847 franc after the Swiss National Bank said it would impose an interest rate of -0.25 percent on some large deposits held by investors in francs, as it seeks to discourage buying of the currency as a safe haven. The euro hit its lowest level against the dollar since Dec. 8, at $1.2266, while the dollar...
LONDON, Dec 18- The Swiss franc tumbled on Thursday after its central bank announced a charge on deposits, wary of a flood of money exiting Russia and likely inflows from the euro zone if the ECB starts full-scale money printing early next year. The jitters of recent weeks calmed a touch as oil rose for a second day, although the pressure was still on Russia's rouble...
LONDON, Dec 18- The Swiss franc hit a 28- month trough against the dollar and also fell against the euro on Thursday after the Swiss National Bank said it would introduce negative interest rates to stop further currency appreciation. Against the dollar, the franc fell to 0.9848 francs, a level not seen since August 2012, before recovering to 0.97865 francs, down 0.6...
BERN, Switzerland— Following the fallout of the slide in the Russian ruble, Switzerland sought Thursday to prevent the Swiss franc from breaching upper limits imposed on the currency by introducing negative interest rates on commercial bank deposits. The move forces commercial banks to pay to deposit their francs with the Swiss National Bank— usually they...
LONDON, Dec 18- The Swiss franc tumbled on Thursday as its central bank slapped a charge on deposits, wary of a flood of money exiting Russia and the likely pressure from the euro zone if the ECB starts full-scale money printing early next year. The jitters of recent days also calmed a touch as Russia managed to stabilise its rouble ahead of an end-of-year address...
LONDON, Dec 18- The Swiss franc hit its lowest against the dollar in more than two years, and touched a two-month trough against the euro, on Thursday after the Swiss National Bank said it would introduce negative interest rates. The Swiss franc weakened to as much as 1.2098 francs per euro on trading platform EBS, pulling away from the SNB's three-year old cap of...
The dollar pared gains against major currencies on Wednesday after the Fed said there remains "considerable time" before an interest rate hike.
The U.S. dollar slipped against major currencies on Tuesday on expectations that the Federal Reserve would take a cautious tone.
LONDON, Dec 16- Turmoil gripped global foreign exchange markets on Tuesday, driving investors to the safety of the yen and the Swiss franc as Russia's rouble went into a tailspin and oil prices fell below $60 a barrel. "It is contagion from Russia. Anything related to oil is being sold off, "said Carl Hammer, chief currency strategist, at SEB, Stockholm.
The Norwegian crown sank to its weakest in more than a decade against the U.S. dollar on Friday, a day after Norway's central bank cut rates.
The dollar was boosted by strong U.S. retail sales numbers and declining jobless claims, suggesting the US economy may get a rate hike next year.
Norway's central bank cut interest rates to prop up an economy ailing from falling offshore investments, lower oil prices and weak growth in Europe.
The Swiss central bank kept its rates steady today. Thomas Jordan, Chairman of Swiss National Bank talked to CNBC, explaining its reasons.
The euro edged higher against the dollar, but investors remained nervous over an uncertain political situation in Greece.
The yen rose strongly on Tuesday as a further drop in oil prices hit risk appetite.
Investors consolidated gains made following a strong U.S. jobs report that is expected to trigger an interest rate increase next year.
The U.S. dollar reached fresh multiyear highs on Friday after a stronger-than-forecast November U.S. jobs report.