LONDON, Aug 4- Major currencies closely linked to commodities prices recovered some ground on Tuesday after a rough few weeks, as oil prices steadied and Australia's central bank changed its tone. The New Zealand dollar, which often tracks the Aussie, gained around half a percent, while the Canadian dollar, helped by a steadying of prices for Brent and U.S. crude,...
The dollar gained as investors looked ahead to jobs data on Friday that is expected to show a still strengthening labor market.
The dollar's appreciation has "peaked" and the U.S. economy is "doing nothing," an economist has told CNBC.
The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Friday, ending a decent month on a sour note.
The dollar rose to its highest level this week on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve took another step towards raising interest rates.
The euro whipsawed against the dollar on Wednesday after the Federal Reserves said it would leave interest rates unchanged.
Emerging market currencies were eyed by investors on Wednesday as weak oil prices, China's market pain and after the Federal Reserve left its interest rates unchanged.
LONDON, July 29- Major currencies that are closely linked to commodities prices were back on the defensive on Wednesday as oil prices inched lower and traders awaited the outcome of a U.S. The New Zealand dollar was again the exception to that rule, gaining after the country's central bank governor played down the chances of further deep cuts to interest rates...
The U.S. dollar rebounded against the euro and yen on Tuesday after traders took profits from gains in those currencies.
The U.S. dollar hovered around a nearly two-week low against a basket of major currencies on Monday.
Robert Rennie, global head of FX strategy at Westpac Bank, expects factors such as the persisting slide in commodity prices and questionable growth in China to accelerate the fall in commodity currencies.
The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Friday in choppy trade.
Paul Mackel, head of Asia currency research at HSBC, says the preliminary gauge of China's manufacturing activity signals that commodity currencies may face further downward pressure.
The euro strengthened on Thursday, briefly rising above $1.10 for the first time in a week.
Elias Haddad, senior currency strategist at Commonwealth Bank, attributes the New Zealand dollar's relief rally to factors such as positioning adjustments and a tweak in the central bank's policy statement.
Given that New Zealand's economy remains weak, the central bank will likely opt for another rate cut in September, putting further pressure on the kiwi dollar, says Saktiandi Supaat, head of global FX strategy at Maybank.
TOKYO, July 23- The dollar crawled off one-week lows against the yen in early trading on Thursday, while the New Zealand dollar rallied after the central bank there made a smaller cut to interest rates than some had expected. The kiwi dollar climbed to a peak of $0.6654, from $0.6570 before the central bank rate policy decision, and was last up 0.8 percent on the day at...
RBNZ cut its interest rate to counter headwinds posed by tumbling dairy prices and low inflation, and said more easing was coming.
John Doyle, director of markets at Tempus, says the New Zealand dollar is seeing a kneejerk reaction to the rate cut and the currency will likely "mellow out" later in the session.
The dollar rose after its biggest fall in a month the previous session, while sterling gained in response to minutes from the Bank of England's last meeting.