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Dollar dips after US data shows jobs growth NEW YORK: The dollar backed away from early gains and declined against other major currencies on Friday even though US data showed solid jobs gains for a second straight month. In trading after the March jobs report, which eases the way for the US Federal Reserve to wind up its bond-buying program, the dollar index was off 0.06 percent at 80.425. Earlier it touched 80.599, its highest level since Feb. 27. The greenback was down 0.13 percent against the euro at $1.3700 and down 0.14 percent against the Japanese yen at 103.75 yen after hitting a session high of 104.12 yen in trading immediately after the employment reports. "The numbers were sufficiently in line so the bigger picture isn't changed going forward for the Fed," said currency strategist Cameron Umetsu at UBS in Stamford, Connecticut. US nonfarm payrolls increased by 192,000 jobs last month after rising 197,000 in February, the ...

Euro slips ahead of ECB meeting NEW YORK: The euro lost ground against the dollar Wednesday after three straight sessions of gains amid caution ahead of the European Central Bank's policy meeting.Most expect the ECB to hold the course on rates Thursday without introducing any special stimulus after some relatively positive data on eurozone growth in recent days.Most traders seem to have given up speculation from a few weeks ago that the central bank would take action to counter the threat ...
Dollar gains after private payrolls, factory orders rise NEW YORK: The dollar touched a 10-week high against the Japanese yen on Wednesday as the greenback rallied on reports signalling U.S. businesses are shaking off a chill on hiring and factory orders from harsh winter weather.The U.S. dollar index, which had been off for the day before publication of the ADP National Employment Report of private-sector payrolls for March, rose 0.18 percent to 80.236.The ADP report showing 191,000 private-sector jobs added last month was ...
Bankers, traders wary of strengthening euro going to $1.40 NEW YORK: The euro in recent days has come tantalizingly close to hitting $1.40, an attention-getting level that may push Europe's central bankers to loosen monetary policy, according to foreign exchange strategists and traders. Just this month, before a rally in the dollar, the currency shared by 18 countries touched a high of $1.3967 on March 13.Some profit taking and improved US economic figures stemmed the rally in the single currency, but strategists believe it's ...
Dollar pushes higher vs euro for 3rd day NEW YORK: The dollar sustained its rebound against the euro for a third straight session Thursday helped by an increased estimate of US fourth quarter growth and more sluggish data from Europe.At 2100 GMT, the euro was at $1.3742, compared to $1.3781 late Wednesday.The euro hit a 29 month peak of $1.3931 to the dollar on March 19 but has since succumbed to worries of overvaluation as the US economy outpaces the eurozone's.The US Commerce ...
Emerging market debt trading volume up to $5.571 trln in 2013: EMTA NEW YORK: Trading volumes of emerging market debt edged just slightly higher in 2013 versus the prior year, reflecting investor concerns over changing monetary policies and global economic growth prospects, a new survey showed on Thursday.The volume of emerging market debt rose to $5.571 trillion last year, an increase of just 0.22 percent versus the $5.559 trillion that changed hands in 2012, according to EMTA, the trade association for the emerging markets debt trading industry.Trading ...
Brazil will not change FX intervention program: source SAO PAULO: The Brazilian central bank has no target level intended for its local currency and no plans to change its daily forex intervention program, a member of the government's economic team told Reuters on Wednesday.An initial partial sale of currency swaps - derivatives that provide hedges against currency losses - raised speculation on Wednesday that Brazilian policymakers could become less aggressive in their currency intervention as the real climbed to four-month highs."There are no ...


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