*Jitters over Ukraine contained for now. NEW YORK, March 10- The U.S. dollar held steady against major currencies on Monday, supported by hopes U.S. job growth would pick up in the wake of last week's mildly encouraging report on hiring and as tension over Ukraine remained contained.» Read More
Unexpectedly strong non-farm payroll data boosted the dollar, despite the cold winter across much of the United States.
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*Ukraine tensions rumble on, gold heads for weekly gains. With the tussle between Ukraine and the West and Russia over Crimea expected to drag on, investors turned their focus to non-farm payrolls due at 1330 GMT, though there was a sense they would still be distorted by the recent icy U.S. weather.
The euro added half a cent after the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged.
RIO DE JANEIRO/ LONDON, March 5- Emerging markets steadied on Wednesday as the United States and Russia held talks on Ukraine, at least temporarily easing East-West tensions that prompted a selloff in global markets earlier this week.
The yen extended its losses against the dollar and euro as concerns over the standoff between Russia and Ukraine eased somewhat.
LONDON, March 5- A semblance of calm returned to world markets on Wednesday after two days of intense volatility as the United States and Russia were set to hold talks on easing East-West tension in Ukraine.
TOKYO, March 5- Asian stocks gained and the safe-haven yen remained on the defensive after a sharp tumble on Wednesday, following remarks from Russian President Vladimir Putin that allayed fears of an imminent military conflict in Ukraine.
TOKYO, March 5- Asian stocks jumped and the safe-haven yen licked its wounds after a sharp tumble on Wednesday, following remarks from Russian President Vladimir Putin that allayed fears of an imminent military conflict in Ukraine, and revived investor risk appetite.
The dollar, ruble and euro rose against the yen on Tuesday, helped by signs Russia may want to avoid more military action in Ukraine.
Ukraine tension shakes investors, who head for the greenback on strong US spending data.
NEW YORK, Feb 28- The dollar fell to a two-month low against the euro on Friday after data showed euro zone inflation unexpectedly held steady this month and U.S. economic growth was revised lower for the fourth quarter.
The dollar fell to a two-month low against the euro after data showed euro zone inflation unexpectedly held steady this month.
CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports the Chinese currency is under pressure and posted its biggest drop since 2005.
*Yuan nearly hits weak end of 1 pct trading band Yuan suffers biggest weekly loss around 0.9 pct. HONG KONG, Feb 28- China's yuan suffered its biggest weekly loss on record on Friday, as the central bank stepped up its intervention to weaken the currency ahead of a key government meeting next week which may be used as a platform to unveil more market reforms.
*Focus also on lingering tensions in Ukraine. LONDON, Feb 28- A weakening Chinese yuan and tensions in Ukraine drove investors into the relative safety of the Japanese yen on Friday while shockingly strong Swedish growth numbers propelled the crown higher.
TOKYO, Feb 28- Asian stocks edged up in late trading after a volatile session on Friday, as investors weighed unrest in Ukraine against Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen expressing confidence in the strength of the U.S. economy.
TOKYO, Feb 28- Asian stocks shook off their gains and headed south on Friday, as unrest in Ukraine offset comforting words from U.S. The fear factor helped the yen rise against the dollar and euro on its traditional safe-haven appeal as tensions mounted in Ukraine, even after Yellen's testimony to a Senate committee helped the S&P 500 close at a record high.
*Focus also on lingering tensions in Ukraine. *China's yuan may have biggest one-day loss. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Feb 28- The New Zealand dollar hit a seven-week high on Friday as an upbeat business survey underscored expectations for a rate hike next month, while the euro eased ahead of a closely-watched reading on euro zone inflation.
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.