*Singapore surprise policy easing knocks wind out of Asian FX. HONG KONG, April 14- Asian stocks rose to their highest levels in more than four months on Thursday and regional currencies weakened led by the Singapore dollar as hopes grew that more central banks will join the city state in easing monetary policy in the coming months. Singapore's central bank on...
*Singapore dollar skids after surprise easing. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, April 14- The dollar was broadly firmer on Thursday, having posted its biggest one-day gain in more than a month as an improvement in global sentiment led investors to trim bearish dollar positions. "The Singapore move was a surprise, so people jumped on the bandwagon to bid up the dollar," said Kaneo Ogino,...
*Singapore dollar slips after MAS eases policy; won falls. HONG KONG, April 14- Asian stocks rose to their highest levels in more than four months on Thursday and regional currencies weakened led by the Singapore dollar as hopes grew that more central banks will join the city state in easing monetary policy in the comiing months. Singapore's central bank on...
*Singapore dollar slips after MAS eases policy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.4 percent while Japan's Nikkei gained 2.0 percent. Moves higher across Asia, Europe and the Americas helped the MSCI All World Index rise to the positive territory on the year.
The dollar climbed to a two-week peak against the euro, as gains in stock markets and improved data out of China drew investors into riskier bets.
The dollar rebounded from a more than seven-month low against a basket of currencies, led by gains versus the safe-haven yen.
The dollar pared losses after hitting 17-month lows against the yen on Monday.
The yen struggled across the board after posting gains this week, weighed by warnings overnight by the Japanese finance minister.
Singapore's industrial property sector is facing a surge in supply just as manufacturing and trade are slumping.
The U.S. dollar fell below 108 yen for the first time in 17 months on Thursday.
The U.S. dollar hit a fresh 17-month trough against the yen on doubts that the BOJ would intervene to halt the yen's appreciation.
The yen soared to its highest in 17 months against the dollar as sentiment in stock and commodity markets soured, with crude oil retreating.
The U.S. dollar hit its lowest against the yen in two weeks on continued expectations of a slow path of Fed rate hikes this year.
The dollar turned higher on Friday after a better-than-expected U.S. nonfarm payrolls report was released.
The dollar hit its lowest level in more than five months against a basket of currencies on Thursday.
The dollar hit its lowest level against the euro in nearly seven weeks following dovish comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
Dovish words from Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Tuesday have left traders contemplating whether the U.S. dollar will trend lower for the rest of the year.
The U.S. dollar edged lower against a basket of major currencies as traders awaited a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
The U.S. dollar eased against a basket of major currencies on Monday after the release of soft U.S. data.
The dollar was on track for a weekly gain of over 1 percent against a basket of currencies after several Fed officials gave hawkish signals.