TOKYO, Dec 13- The Nikkei stock average ended a three-day run of losses on Friday as the yen slumped to a five-year low against the dollar following strong U.S. retail sales data, lifting the appeal of Japanese equities.» Read More
Irked by the relentless ascent of their currency, euro zone finance ministers have decided to target China's yuan as the chief culprit in a quest for fair play on global exchange rates and trade.
The dollar gained in quiet trade Monday against most major currencies as investors reassessed risk and bet that Friday's sell-off on a U.S. payrolls report was overdone.
The Australian dollar settled around 90 U.S. cents on Monday, after scaling a fresh 23-year peak as investors piled back into riskier assets like higher-yielding currencies and stocks.
The dollar weakened Friday, after dealers decided a relatively solid U.S. employment report was not enough to move the U.S. economy off a slowing path and keep the Federal Reserve from possibly cutting interest rates.
The euro headed higher against the U.S. dollar Thursday, after orders to U.S. factories fell by their biggest amount in seven months and the European Central Bank agreed to keep interest rates steady at 4 percent.
The dollar rose to a 1-month high against the yen on Wednesday, after a report on the U.S. services sector in September reflected growth in employment, boding well for Friday's non-farm payrolls data.
The dollar rose Tuesday from record lows hit during the prior session as investors trimmed overstretched bets against the U.S. currency ahead of key economic data later this week.
The dollar rose slightly from record lows against the euro Monday as investors cashed out bets against the U.S. currency ahead of a fresh batch of economic data and central bank meetings this week.
The dollar hit another new low Friday, as U.S. inflation data reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve may cut interest rates again.
The dollar fell to record lows Thursday, hit by fresh evidence that a weak housing market could crimp U.S. growth and force the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates again.
The dollar rebounded from record lows against the euro Wednesday, brushing aside a steeper-than-expected fall in August durable goods orders as buyers took advantage of cheap exchange rates.
The dollar hit a new record low against the euro Tuesday as a surprise plunge in U.S. consumer confidence to nearly two-year lows raised expectations of another Federal Reserve interest rate cut next month.
The dollar hit a record low against the euro for the third straight session Monday, amid fears that a deepening housing slump could rein in economic growth and trigger more cuts in U.S. interest rates
The dollar rose marginally from a 15-year low against a basket of currencies Friday, as investors debated whether the U.S. currency's decline has gone too far, too fast.
The Canadian dollar hit parity with the U.S. dollar for the first time in 31 years Thursday, capping a 62 percent rise from 2002 on the back of booming commodity prices and a deepening disenchantment with the greenback.
The dollar rallied from a 15-year low against a basket of currencies Wednesday, as investors bet the Federal Reserve's interest rate cut Tuesday will help boost a slowing U.S. economy.
The dollar touched a record low versus the euro on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve cut the U.S. benchmark lending rate by half a percentage point, the first cut in four years, in a bid to boost the U.S. economy.
The British pound fell below $2 for the first time this month on Monday as thousands of depositors pulled money from U.K. lender Northern Rock. At the same time, the dollar was slightly weaker against most other currencies ahead of an expected U.S. interest rate cut.
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