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Dollar drops as stocks swoon, Fed outlook remains cloudy NEW YORK: The dollar fell on Thursday as global stock markets outside America turned downward and economic data sent contrary signals on whether the U.S. Federal Reserve would raise U.S. interest rates next week.European stocks broke a three-day run of gains with a drop of nearly 1.5 percent following a difficult session in Asia, as data showed a decline in Chinese car sales and slowing capital spending in Japan. Wall Street traded up about 1 percent after recovering from early losses.The U.S. government reported that the number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits fell last week, a bullish signal about the labor market that bolsters arguments that the Fed will lift rates next week or later in 2015.But a separate government report, seen as an important inflation reading, showed U.S. import prices falling 1.8 percent last month as the cost of petroleum and a range of goods dropped. ...

Dollar mixed as reviving risk appetite drags on yen, euro NEW YORK: The dollar was mixed on Tuesday as rising stock markets and positive German economic data gave global investors reasons to throttle down the risk aversion tactics that recently boosted the euro and yen. The dollar, which traders said was unlikely to move much until Feb. 17, when US Federal Reserve policymakers may announce an interest rate increase, gained against the yen and fell against sterling and the euro. US stocks were about 1.5 ...
C$ firms as oil prices rise, trade deficit narrows TORONTO: The Canadian dollar strengthened against most of its key counterparts, including the US dollar, on Thursday, supported by firmer oil prices and a smaller-than-expected July trade deficit in Canada.Canada's export sector posted healthy growth for the second month in a row in July, helping cut the country's trade deficit to an eight-month low of C$593 million. This was significantly less than the C$1.30 billion economists had forecast.Meanwhile, volatile crude prices rose alongside equity gains ...
Euro slides 1pc on darkening euro zone outlook NEW YORK: The euro fell 1 percent on Thursday, surrendering most of the solid gains put up against the dollar since China devalued the yuan last month, after European central bankers cut economic growth targets and left interest rates unchanged. The dollar rallied, helped by weekly jobless data signalling a strong US labor market the day before Friday's August jobs report, which may be crucial for Federal Reserve policymakers considering raising interest rates.The European Central ...
Dollar pivots to gains as equities steady NEW YORK: The dollar rose on Wednesday as fragile global stock markets steadied and US hiring data encouraged speculation that Federal Reserve policymakers will raise interest rates later this month. Stock market gains, including a rise of about 1 percent in early Wall Street trading, slowed a rush to unwind carry trades that have boosted the safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro in the past few weeks. Both fell against the dollar on Wednesday. China's ...
Dollar sags against yen and euro as stocks weaken NEW YORK: The dollar eased against the safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro on Monday as investors around the world knocked down equities and trimmed bets against currencies popularly used to fund risky carry trades. Under carry trades, investors sell a low-yielding currency to buy riskier, higher-yielding ones for better returns. When volatility rises in global financial markets and stocks fall, they tend to take these positions off the table. European shares fell, with Germany's ...
C$ strengthens as oil vaults more than 10 percent TORONTO: The Canadian dollar firmed against its US counterpart on Thursday, as crude prices soared more than 10 percent following a global equities rally and an unexpected drop in US oil inventories.The loonie, which fell to 11-year lows earlier this week as investors rushed to safety on worries about slowing growth in China, also gained against other major currencies.The strength came even as the greenback rose against a basket of currencies following upbeat US data ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,798.49 0.08
Arrow Nasdaq 5,127.52 0.22
Arrow S&P 2,090.11 0.06
Arrow FTSE 6,375.15 0.28
Arrow DAX 11,293.76 0.24
Arrow CAC-40 4,930.14 0.32
Arrow Nikkei 19,883.94 0.30
Arrow H.Seng 22,068.32 1.87
Arrow Sensex 26,128.20 0.65

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