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  • *Canadian dollar firm ahead of Bank of Canada meeting. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Sept 6- The dollar edged down against the yen on Wednesday, pushed back toward a recent 4-1/ 2- month low by simmering tensions on the Korean peninsula and by comments from a Federal Reserve official about subdued U.S. inflation. The yen and the Swiss franc have both risen this week, as...

  • A top North Korean diplomat on Tuesday warned that his country was ready to send "more gift packages" to the United States as world powers struggled for a response to Pyongyang's latest nuclear weapons test. The yen and the Swiss franc have both risen this week, as geopolitical tensions flared anew after North Korea conducted a powerful nuclear test on Sunday,...

  • The U.S. dollar index hit a one-week low against the yen and on track for its biggest decline in eight days.

  • TOKYO, Sept 5- The dollar slipped against the Japanese yen and Swiss franc on Tuesday as global tensions simmered amid signs that North Korea could conduct more missile tests. North Korea has been observed moving what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile towards its west coast, South Korea's Asia Business Daily reported on Tuesday, citing an...

  • "The bigger story here is one of broad dollar weakness... it doesn't look very positive for the greenback in the near term," said Alvin Tan, an FX strategist at Societe Generale in London. Both the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc notched up gains against the dollar after news on Sunday of North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test, prompting the United States to...

  • "The bigger story here is one of broad dollar weakness... it doesn't look very positive for the greenback in the near term," said Alvin Tan, an FX strategist at Societe Generale in London. Both the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc notched up gains against the dollar after news on Sunday of North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test, prompting the United States to...

  • "The bigger story here is one of broad dollar weakness... it doesn't look very positive for the greenback in the near term," said Alvin Tan, an FX strategist at Societe Generale in London. Both the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc notched up gains against the dollar after news on Sunday of North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test, prompting the United States to...

  • "The bigger story here is one of broad dollar weakness... it doesn't look very positive for the greenback in the near term," said Alvin Tan, an FX strategist at Societe Generale in London. Both the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc notched up gains against the dollar after news on Sunday of North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test, prompting the United States to...

  • LONDON, Sept 4- The dollar struggled on Monday with a trade-weighted basket approaching a 2-1/ 2 year low as North Korea's latest nuclear tests prompted a rush to unwind bets with the euro the only notable exception to the broad market sell-off. Both the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc notched up chunky gains against the dollar after news on Sunday of North...

  • The dollar fell against the yen and the Swiss franc Monday as concerns about geopolitical risks following North Korea's latest nuclear test resurfaced.

  • LONDON, Sept 4- The dollar fell against the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc on Monday as concerns about geopolitical risks following North Korea's latest nuclear test over the weekend prompted a rush to traditional currency hedges. The heightened risk aversion followed news on Sunday of North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test, prompting the...

  • The dollar added to its losses on Friday after the release of disappointing U.S. employment data.

  • ZURICH, Aug 31- The Swiss franc's recent weakening against the euro is a positive development but the trend was "fragile," Swiss National Bank governing board member Andrea Maechler said on Thursday. Maechler said the SNB's policy of negative interest rates and a readiness to intervene in the currency markets to curb upward pressure on the franc remained...

  • Unimpressive U.S. economic data failed to boost expectations for another Federal Reserve rate increase this year.

  • LONDON, Aug 30- Banks are increasingly turning to insurance to protect their capital from "operational risks" like cyber attacks and rogue traders, and insurers say they can help safeguard lenders by providing an extra layer of expertise. But the practice gained new attention last year, when Credit Suisse sold a 220 million Swiss franc bond tied to its...

  • The U.S. dollar rose broadly on speculation the European Central Bank could step in to weaken the euro.

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.2500, or 80.00 U.S. cents. *Loonie touches its strongest since July 31 at C $1.2440. January 2015 against a basket of major currencies, while the Swiss franc and the Japanese yen climbed after North Korea fired a missile over northern Japan, sapping investors' demand for risky assets, including stocks.

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    The U.S. dollar turned positive against a basket of major rivals on Tuesday after touching its lowest level in more than 2½ years.

  • The U.S. dollar index dropped to its lowest in roughly 16 months and a more than 2½-year low against the euro on Monday.

  • The euro soared to its highest level in more than two years after ECB President Mario Draghi did not express concern about a strong euro.