SHANGHAI/ NEW YORK, Nov 30- When the International Monetary Fund agrees on Monday to add the Chinese yuan to its reserves basket in the biggest shake-up in more than three decades, the IMF can afford itself a congratulatory nod. By acknowledging the yuan as a major global currency alongside the dollar, euro, yen, and pound, as is widely expected, IMF members will...» Read More
The dollar tumbled against the yen Monday as fears of a U.S. recession hit stock prices but steadied versus the euro after Europe's top monetary official said he was worried about recent exchange rate moves.
The dollar rebounded from record lows triggered by a surprise contraction in U.S. payrolls for a second straight month as attention shifted to moves by the Federal Reserve to ease tight liquidity conditions.
By many measures, confidence in the dollar has never been lower, and some fear more Federal Reserve interest rate cuts will make matters worse by swelling inflation and undermining long-term U.S. economic health.
The dollar extended losses against the euro and the yen Thursday after U.S. pending home sales were unchanged in January, doing little to allay investor worries over the deteriorating U.S. economic outlook.
The European Central Bank's surplus fell to 286 million euros ($439 million) last year from 1.37 billion euros in 2006, because of the euro's strength, the bank said on Thursday.
The dollar hit a fresh record low against the euro and a basket of currencies Wednesday, on renewed concerns about the health of the U.S. economy.
The foreign exchange maneuver known as the carry trade looks set to continue unwinding, with bearish investors scared of risks. But buying opportunities might emerge from the trend, analysts told CNBC on Wednesday.
The dollar turned higher against the yen on Tuesday as U.S. stocks trimmed losses late in the afternoon on talk of a bail-out for bond insurer Ambac.
The dollar halted a sharp sell-off against the euro and a basket of major currencies on relief that U.S. manufacturing had not deteriorated as much as expected.
The dollar spiraled lower as worries about the US economy depressed the currency and raised thorny issues in Europe about how to cope with the growing gap.
The dollar dropped to record lows against the Swiss franc Thursday as U.S. stocks fell following comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke suggesting the possibility of more U.S. bank failures.
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The dollar sank to a new low against the euro after the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank said Wednesday that the U.S. would encounter more sluggish economic activity in the coming weeks and months.
The dollar fell to record lows against the euro and basket of currencies Tuesday on worries over the health of the U.S. economy and prospects of more Federal Reserve interest rate cuts.
The dollar and euro both gained against a weaker yen Monday as positive news for the U.S. financial sector boosted appetite for stocks and other riskier trades and helped underpin high-yielding currencies like the New Zealand dollar.
The dollar fell against the yen Friday, as investors shunned risky trades such as stocks and high-yielding currencies after a brokerage downgrade of the top two U.S. home-funding companies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The dollar fell to two-week lows Thursday after data showing a much sharper-than-expected contraction in U.S. Mid-Atlantic factory activity this month made investors brace for more Federal Reserve rate cuts.
The dollar erased gains against the euro to trade flat Wednesday after minutes of the Federal Reserve's January monetary policy meeting warned of more risks to the U.S. economic growth outlook.
The high-yielding Australian and New Zealand dollars climbed Tuesday, as gains in global equities and commodities bolstered investor appetite for risky trades, outweighing worries about the health of the financial sector.
The dollar recovered in trade thinned by a U.S. market holiday on Monday, as investors locked in profits following the currency's worst weekly performance of the year so far.