The yen heads for its biggest weekly gain in more than a month against the dollar, on tensions in Ukraine and the Chinese economy.» Read More
Fears the crisis in Ukraine could intensify led traders to the safe havens of the Japanese yen and Swiss franc.
*Yen and Swiss well bid as China, Ukraine worries fester. *China industrial production and retail sales data eyed. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, March 13- Safe-haven currencies the yen and Swiss franc were in favour on Thursday, consolidating their overnight gains as worries about the health of the Chinese economy and the ongoing crisis in Ukraine took a toll on risk appetite.
*Chilean peso rebounds after near 5- year lows on China concerns. NEW YORK, March 12- Emerging market currencies rose moderately on Wednesday, rebounding from earlier losses as investors remained nervous over China's economy and Ukraine's future, supporting safe-haven demand for the yen and the Swiss franc.
Concerns about China and other developing economies weakened the Australian dollar and currencies closely linked to commodities markets.
*Chilean peso hits near five-year lows on China concerns. NEW YORK, March 12- Emerging market currencies fell on Wednesday as investor nervousness over China's economy and Ukraine's future intensified, rekindling safe-haven bids for the yen and the Swiss franc.
The ECB's forward guidance may adjust policy to tighten the slack in the Euro zone economy, a senior ECB official said.
The U.S. dollar was supported by hopes U.S. job growth would pick up in the wake of last week's data.
Unexpectedly strong non-farm payroll data boosted the dollar, despite the cold winter across much of the United States.
The euro added half a cent after the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged.
The yen extended its losses against the dollar and euro as concerns over the standoff between Russia and Ukraine eased somewhat.
The dollar, ruble and euro rose against the yen on Tuesday, helped by signs Russia may want to avoid more military action in Ukraine.
*Putin pulls back troops near border with Ukraine. NEW YORK, March 4- The yen and Swiss franc fell on Tuesday while the rouble rebounded, as signs Russia may be seeking to avoid further military involvement in Ukraine diminished bids for safe-haven currencies.
Callum Henderson, Global Head of FX Research at Standard Chartered, says the Swiss franc, Japanese yen and the Singapore dollar have seen safe-haven buying amid brewing tensions in Ukraine.
Ukraine tension shakes investors, who head for the greenback on strong US spending data.
TOKYO, March 3- Escalating political tensions in Ukraine pressured Asian stocks on Monday, forcing anxious investors to cut their exposure to riskier assets in favour of traditional safe haven bets such as the Japanese yen and Swiss franc.
*Putin threatens invasion to protect Russian citizens in Ukraine. SYDNEY, March 3- The Japanese yen rose across the board on Monday while investors gave risk currencies such as the Australian dollar a wide berth as Ukraine mobilised for war after Russia's President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade the neighbouring country.
The dollar fell to a two-month low against the euro after data showed euro zone inflation unexpectedly held steady this month.
Ruble recovers losses as Ukraine news turns more positive. The yen and the Swiss franc rose on jitters over the possibility of Russian intervention in Ukraine, adding to concerns about emerging markets and driving capital into the world's traditional safe-haven currencies.
Fears over a Russian intervention in Ukraine and a Chinese slowdown sent traders to the Swiss franc and Japanese yen.
*Euro suffers from safe haven bid on China, Ukraine nerves. LONDON, Feb 27- The yen and the Swiss franc rose on Thursday as jitters over the chance of Russian intervention in Ukraine added to concern around global emerging markets and drove capital towards the currency world's traditional safe havens.