The dollar rose on Friday, with traders looking beyond soft U.S. consumer-spending data.» Read More
*Escalation of Ukraine tensions pushes up yen, Swiss franc. LONDON, Aug 28- The yen and Swiss franc gained on Thursday, while the euro fell, as concerns about a serious escalation in tensions between Ukraine and Russia rattled investors and drove them to seek safe-haven currencies.
The euro turned higher in choppy trading Wednesday as traders reacted to headlines that the ECB is unlikely to take new action early next week.
NEW YORK, Aug 27- The dollar softened on Wednesday as traders focused on riskier currencies, while the battered euro hit a 19- month low against the Swiss franc amid speculation the European Central Bank will resort to quantitative easing.
*Euro hits lowest since January 2013 against Swiss franc. LONDON, Aug 27- The euro fell broadly on Wednesday, hitting a 19- month low against the Swiss franc, as speculation that the European Central Bank will resort to quantitative easing was fuelled by yet more bad news from the euro zone.
Use of the Chinese yuan in Germany and the U.K. has doubled over the last year, as London and Frankfurt fight to become trading hubs.
The dollar softened on Tuesday while the euro further struggled on expectations of soft inflation data and more monetary easing.
LONDON, Aug 26- The dollar held steady on Tuesday after its recent gains but the euro continued to struggle, pinned down near 19- month lows against the Swiss franc on expectations of soft inflation data and more monetary easing.
One analyst has warned of a crowded trade in the euro currency that could spell pain for some investors if not treated with caution.
LONDON, Aug 26- The dollar took a breather on Tuesday after recent gains, but that offered little solace to a struggling euro that was pinned down near 19- month lows against the Swiss franc on expectations of a soft inflation reading and more monetary easing.
SYDNEY, Aug 26- The euro stayed on the back foot early on Tuesday, having extended its decline particularly against the Swiss franc overnight as markets toyed with the idea of another round of policy easing by the European Central Bank.
The euro fell to its lowest in nearly a year against a broadly firmer dollar on Monday after comments from the head of the European Central Bank.
*Safe-haven currencies gain as Russia- Ukraine tension flares. LONDON, Aug 22- The yen and the Swiss francs rose against the euro on Friday, helped by safe-haven inflows after a Russian aid convoy crossed into Ukraine without permission from Kiev, rattling investors.
Yellen's speech cited persistent labor market slack but noted faster recovery in the sector could accelerate the timing of a Fed interest rate hike.
Central bankers gathered for a three-day meeting in Wyoming that will feature a potentially market-rattling speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
The euro recovered from a 11-month low against the dollar, helped by better-than-expected German private sector growth data.
U.S. housing starts surged past expectations in July, snapping two straight months of declines.
The US dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Monday on reduced concerns over Russia and Ukraine and positive US housing data.
*Tensions in Ukraine push yen, Swiss franc higher. NEW YORK, Aug 15- The dollar fell on Friday, hurt by generally weak U.S. economic data this week and heightened tensions in Ukraine that pushed Treasury yields lower. Russia denied its forces had crossed into Ukraine, calling the Ukrainian report "some kind of fantasy.
NEW YORK, Aug 15- The safe-haven yen and Swiss franc advanced on Friday after heightened tension in Ukraine that saw the government's artillery destroy a "significant" part of a Russian armored column.
The dollar failed to get a safe-haven boost despite news that the Ukraine-Russia conflict had entered a potentially dangerous phase.