VIENNA, Feb 1- The surging Swiss franc has dealt a double blow to homeowners in Austria, home of the trend for borrowing in the Swiss currency that has devastated mortgage holders across eastern Europe. In the early 1990 s, people living in the west of the country who crossed into Switzerland to work were lured by the ultra low interest rates offered in the...» Read More
The dollar was up around a third of a percent against the yen as markets listened to the Bank of Japan's latest comments on policy on Friday.
The U.K.'s pound has roared higher as Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, surprised markets.
Retail sales missed expectations, and state unemployment benefits claims climbed higher than expected.
The euro neared a four-month low versus the dollar and a 1-1/2 year trough against sterling on Wednesday.
The dollar extended gains against the euro, amid expectations that the Federal Reserve could raise rates sooner than expected.
The euro weakened against the dollar, as yield differentials between Treasuries and Bunds widened to multi-year highs.
The euro rose against the dollar and the yen on Monday, on confidence that the ECB will not be easing policy again soon.
The euro languished near four-month lows after the European Central Bank's loosened monetary policy.
The dollar rose, getting a lift from fatter Treasury yields and investor anxieties about policy shifts from the ECB.
Subdued euro zone inflation data kept expectations of aggressive European Central Bank monetary stimulus alive, much of which is priced in.
The euro fell against the dollar on speculation of further monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank.
The yen levelled off on Friday but still looked set to rack up its best gains for months after a jumbled week of currency moves.
The dollar neared a two-month high against major currencies, pausing after rallying due to a hold in sterling and the euro's fall.
The euro fell to a three-month low on Wednesday as expectations solidified for an ECB attack on monetary policy next week.
The British pound sank on Tuesday after weak lending data added to concerns over a European election win for the anti-EU UKIP party.
The euro recovered early losses on Monday after European election results saw gains for Eurosceptics but did not deliver a serious domestic blow to some European governments.
The euro fell to a three-month low against the dollar after a soft German business sentiment survey added pressure on the ECB.
Robust expansion in Germany led the euro off lows, but growing expectations the ECB will ease monetary policy next week kept gains muted.
The Federal Reserve released minutes from its last meeting, where it discussed the procedures for hiking interest rates.
The Australian dollar fell more than half a percent, on a slide in prices of iron ore, one of the country's biggest exports.