The euro raced to a near six-week high against the dollar and scaled a fresh five-year peak on the yen on Monday.» Read More
*Euro hits 8- month high, Italy still seen a major risk. LONDON, Oct 1- The dollar fell to a 1-1/ 2 year low against the safe-haven Swiss franc and a near eight-month low against a basket of currencies on Tuesday as the first U.S. government shutdown in 17 years spooked markets.
The euro hit a five month low versus the Swiss franc on Monday as political tensions in Italy escalated, while investors shunned the dollar ahead of a government shutdown.
LONDON, Sept 30- Jitters over political fights in Washington and Rome rattled investors on Monday, sending world shares and the dollar lower while lifting safe haven assets such as the Swiss franc and Japanese yen.
SYDNEY, Sept 30- The euro fell hard in Asia on Monday with Italy in the grip of a fresh political crisis, while investors also sold the greenback as a midnight deadline to avert a shutdown in Washington loomed large. The euro fell to a three-week low of 131.38 yen from around 132.78 late in New York on Friday.
A broadly weaker dollar hit a 7-1/2 month low against the safe-haven Swiss franc, hurt by wrangling over the U.S. budget and a lack of clarity over the Federal Reserve's stimulus.
*Yen up after Japan finance minister remarks on corporate tax rate. NEW YORK, Sept 27- The dollar fell across the board on Friday, hitting a 7-1/ 2- month low against the safe-haven Swiss franc, as wrangling over the U.S. budget and a lack of clarity over when the Federal Reserve will scale back stimulus curbed demand for the greenback.
*Yen up after Japan finmin remarks on corporate tax rate. LONDON, Sept 27- The dollar struggled broadly and hit a 7-1/ 2 month low against the safe-haven Swiss franc, hurt by wrangling over the U.S. budget and a lack of clarity over when the Federal Reserve will scale back stimulus.
*Yen up after Japan finmin remarks on corporate tax rate. LONDON, Sept 27- The dollar fell on Friday, trading near a 7-1/ 2 month low against the safe-haven Swiss franc, because of wrangling over the U.S. budget and a lack of clarity over when the Federal Reserve will begin to scale back stimulus.
The dollar posted slim gains against a basket of currencies on Thursday, but remained weighed by the ongoing U.S. budget impasse.
Peter Rosenstreich, Chief FX Analyst at Swissquote Bank warns of volatility in the U.S. dollar until the Fed begins to taper.
The dollar fell on Wednesday as concerns about a potential U.S. government shutdown left investors wary.
The euro slipped against the dollar and yen on Tuesday, undermined by German sentiment data that was slightly below expectations.
The euro rose on Monday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a third term in office and German, French and euro zone private sector surveys came in better than expected.
The dollar on Friday edged up, helped by comments from Fed officials suggesting a reduction in stimulus could be closer than many thought.
The dollar recovered Thursday after Wednesday's losses following the Fed's decision to keep the stimulus intact, but its prospects remained bleak.
LONDON, Sept 19- The yen slid to a 23- year low against the Swiss franc on Thursday, taking the brunt of a selloff in safe-haven currencies after the Federal Reserve surprised investors by not withdrawing monetary stimulus. The Fed kept the size of its asset-buying programme at $85 billion a month, confounding expectations for a reduction of roughly $10 billion.
The dollar sank to a seven-month low on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve shocked investors by deciding to continue its massive stimulus program.
The euro rallied vs the dollar Tuesday after a better-than-expected German sentiment survey, but gains were muted before the Federal Reserve meeting.
LONDON, Sept 17- In a world where prospects of stronger economic growth and higher market interest rates are driving the most active currencies, the safe-haven and low-yielding Swiss franc faces a lengthy period of weakness.
The dollar fell to a four-week low on Monday after former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers withdrew his name as a candidate to lead the Federal Reserve.