*Yen, Swiss franc up on attacks in Ankara, Berlin. TOKYO, Dec 20- The yen dipped only briefly after the Bank of Japan stood pat as widely expected on Tuesday, keeping much of its gains after separate deadly incidents in Turkey and Germany raised security worries in the West. The dollar was well bid after upbeat comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
*Yen, Swiss franc up on attacks in Ankara, Berlin. TOKYO, Dec 20- The yen and the Swiss franc held firm on Tuesday after two separate deadly attacks in Turkey and Germany raised security worries in the West, while the Bank of Japan's policy decision later in the day also saw buyers pile into the Japanese currency. Investors were rattled after the Russian ambassador to...
The yen jumped on Monday on safehaven bids following news the Russian ambassador to Turkey was gunned down in the Turkish capital.
The dollar edged higher on Friday, holding near 14-year highs touched after Wednesday's Federal Reserve meeting.
The dollar surged to its highest level in 14 years on Thursday on anticipation of a more hawkish Federal Reserve.
Thomas Jordan, chairman of the Swiss National Bank, discusses his decision to keep interest rates in negative territory.
Thomas Jordan, chairman of the SNB, discusses his decision to hold negative rates in Switzerland and gives his perspective on risks to the world economy.
*SNB leaves interest rates unchanged at record lows. BERN, Dec 15- The Swiss National Bank stuck to its monetary policy guns on Thursday when it kept interest rates at record low levels to keep a lid on the "significantly overvalued" Swiss franc. "Added to this are a multitude of political uncertainties which are particularly associated with the future course of...
BERN, Dec 15- The Swiss National Bank stuck to its monetary policy guns on Thursday when it kept interest rates at record low levels to keep a lid on the "significantly overvalued" Swiss franc. As expected, the central bank said it was keeping the target band for 3- month Libor at -0.25 to -1.25 percent and the interest rate it charges on sight deposits at -0.75 percent.
The Swiss National Bank has left its rates unchanged, adding that they’ll remain active in the foreign exchange market to manage Swiss franc risk.
The dollar hit a 10 month high against the yen of 116.45 after the Fed approved the first interest rate hike in a year.
Markets were still uneasy that a Fed meeting ending on Wednesday may provoke more investors to cash in the greenback's recent gains.
U.S. bond yields climbed on the back of expectations of broadly higher inflation, driven by a 5 percent rise in global oil prices.
The ECB's extension of its easing program drove the single currency to its biggest daily loss against the dollar since the Brexit vote.
The euro fell Thursday as the European Central Bank announced an extension of its quantitative easing programme.
The euro gained slightly on the dollar on Wednesday as investors focused on Thursday's European Central Bank meeting.
Bets on market volatility stayed close to their highest since June's Brexit vote ahead of this week's European Central Bank meeting.
The euro recovered from against the dollar after Renzi's loss in a referendum over constitutional reform was seen as largely expected.
ZURICH, Dec 2- Two years after the Swiss franc shock brought Switzerland to the brink of recession, Roland Goethe is still fighting for the future of the sheet metal company his grandfather set up 86 years ago. Goethe AG is one of many manufacturers coping with the aftermath of the Swiss National Bank's decision in January 2015 to scrap a long-standing limit on the...
The dollar fell Friday after posting gains the last three weeks as a solid, but not spectacular, U.S. payrolls report spurred doubts.