Commodity and growth-linked currencies like the Australian dollar rose on Friday, and were set to end the week on a high note.» Read More
*Wall Street up in afternoon trading. *Bank of Japan holds off on fresh stimulus. The U.S. dollar rose against the euro and the Swiss franc, while the yen gained against the dollar after the Bank of Japan left monetary policy unchanged.
NEW YORK, Oct 7- Optimism toward global economic growth boosted risk appetite and drove the U.S. dollar higher against the euro and Swiss franc on Wednesday, while the yen gained against the dollar after the Bank of Japan left monetary policy unchanged. Expectations for the first Federal Reserve rate increase since 2006 have been pushed out to 2016, analysts...
The dollar slipped against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday on continued expectations that the Fed will not hike this year.
The U.S. dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on renewed risk appetite.
NEW YORK, Oct 5- The U.S. dollar rose against the safe-haven Japanese yen and Swiss franc on Monday on renewed risk appetite in the wake of a disappointing U.S. jobs report, which suggested the Federal Reserve would remain accommodative for longer. "The market is essentially shifting to an ever-longer horizon the possibility of the Fed hiking," said Sebastien Galy,...
The euro reversed earlier losses to trade sharply higher on Friday after the September jobs report widely missed expectations.
The yen and euro came under pressure on Thursday, as stock markets edged higher after their worst quarterly performance in four years.
The euro lost ground on Wednesday on data showing euro zone inflation dipped back into negative territory in September.
The yen and Swiss franc were the winners on Tuesday as risk aversion swept global markets, underpinning flows into safe haven currencies.
*Commodity currencies hurt on worries about Glencore. LONDON, Sept 29- The yen and the Swiss franc were the main winners on Tuesday as risk aversion swept global markets, underpinning flows into currencies traditionally sought in times of financial uncertainty. Shares in mining and trading giant Glencore recovered slightly in early European trade after a 30...
The dollar rallied after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left the door open to a hike in interest rates later this year.
The U.S. dollar extended its decline against the euro on Thursday.
The dollar slipped against the euro on Wednesday after Mario Draghi said the ECB needed more time to assess whether to boost QE.
The dollar hit an almost two-week high after comments from Fed officials revived expectations of a U.S. interest rate hike this year.
The Brazilian real hit a new all-time low on Tuesday after authorities announced a massive austerity package at a time when the economy is shrinking fast.
The U.S. dollar strengthened against a basket of major currencies on the view that the Fed was on track to hike rates this year.
The dollar rebounded from a three-week low on Friday, a day after the Federal Reserve kept U.S. interest rates on hold.
The Fed's inactivity has left no doubt in analysts' minds that other central banks will now look to ease policy further.
The dollar hit session lows against the euro and fell versus the yen following the much-anticipated policy decision by the Federal Reserve.
*SNB leaves three-month Libor target range unchanged. ZURICH, Sept 17- Switzerland's central bank left its negative interest rates unchanged on Thursday in an effort to rein in the Swiss franc, which it said remained "significantly overvalued" despite falling to an eight-month low against the euro last week. The export-reliant Swiss economy had to absorb a...