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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.
HONG KONG, Feb 27- China's yuan surpassed the Swiss franc to become the seventh most-used world payments currency in January, global transaction services organisation SWIFT said on Thursday.
Putin's war games in Ukraine and a government report showing new housing sales at five-year highs both boosted the greenback on Wednesday.
The dollar fell against a basket of major currencies after soft U.S. consumer confidence data drove bond yields lower.
The dollar lost its safe haven bounce as risk appetite improved amid expectations that Ukraine would receive international aid.
U.S. data this week will continue to reflect the impact of extreme weather, presenting a downside risk for the U.S. dollar.
The National Association of Realtors delivered some bad news, sending the euro back up against the dollar.
A still fragile outlook for the European economy and strong US economic growth helped push the greenback up.
*Dollar down, euro, yen and franc profit from halt in stocks rally. LONDON, Feb 13- The dollar lost almost half a percent against the safe haven yen and Swiss franc and fell back from overnight gains to the euro as a rally in global shares halted on Thursday. Sweden's crown also fell on the back of a similarly poor data.
The dollar was steady ahead of Janet Yellen's testimony in Congress, while Norway's crown jetted almost 1 percent higher.
Global currency markets trod water ahead of interest rate decisions in Britain and the euro zone on Thursday.
The yen gained on Wednesday, as struggles in stock markets and the emerging markets forced investors to seek safe-haven currencies.
The Australian dollar surged almost two percent on Tuesday after moves from the country's central bank dropped.