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Dollar falls broadly on expectations for dovish Fed NEW YORK: The US dollar weakened against major currencies on Tuesday after weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data reinforced views that the Federal Reserve would take a dovish stance in a policy statement Wednesday.The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, was last down 0.44 percent at 94.418 after U.S. March durable goods orders and April consumer confidence data came in below the expectations of economists polled by Reuters.Tuesday's economic data "plays into the idea that the Fed need not be in any rush to raise rates," said Richard Franulovich, senior currency strategist at Westpac Banking Corporation in New York.Fed fund futures contracts on Tuesday suggested traders were pricing in no chance that the Fed would hike interest rates again this month and only a 23 percent chance that the central bank would hike in June, according to CME Group's FedWatch program. Fed interest rate ...

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Dollar slips against yen on profit-taking ahead of BOJ, Fed NEW YORK: The US dollar slipped against the yen on Monday as traders took profits from the greenback's recent rally against the Japanese currency, while the dollar weakened against other major currencies on expectations for a dovish Federal Reserve meeting.The dollar hit a session low of 110.85 yen after reaching a more than three-week high of 111.90 yen. Analysts said traders were taking profits and selling the dollar despite expectations that the Bank of Japan ...

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C$ dips as oil prices seesaw before Fed meeting this week TORONTO: The Canadian dollar edged lower against its US counterpart on Monday as oil prices seesawed and investor attention turned to central bank meetings in the United States and Japan this week.Stronger-than-expected retail sales data on Friday had helped the loonie rack up last week its fourth week of gains in a row.The currency has rallied 16 percent since falling to a 12-year low in January, helped by a smaller gap between Canadian and US ...

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Dollar rallies against yen on potential for expanded BOJ stimulus NEW YORK: The U.S. dollar rose to its highest level against the yen in three weeks on Friday after a report said the Bank of Japan is considering expanding its negative rate policy to bank loans and could cut rates further.The BOJ could consider the new step if policymakers decide to lower the negative 0.1 percent interest rate applied to some bank reserves parked with the central bank, Bloomberg reported.The dollar rose more than 2 ...

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Dollar gains against euro after ECB as focus turns to Fed NEW YORK: The euro reversed to trade lower against the dollar on Thursday after traders looked past a European Central Bank meeting and weighed the potential for a more hawkish Federal Reserve next week, while the yen rebounded on flagging risk appetite.The euro was last down 0.12 percent against the dollar at $1.1280, near a session low of $1.1271, after hitting a nine-day high of $1.1394 on the back of comments from ECB President Mario ...

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C$ strengthens to a 9-month high as oil rallies TORONTO: The Canadian dollar strengthened to a nine-month high against its US counterpart on Tuesday, together with broader gains for commodity-linked currencies as oil rose and risk appetite grew.Fellow commodity currencies, the Australian and New Zealand dollars, rose to 10-month highs against the greenback and US stock index futures advanced, drawing support from oil prices.Oil gained as a strike by oil workers in Kuwait nearly halved crude production from the OPEC member, overshadowing bearish sentiment ...

Markets - FXMM - Americas

Dollar falls against euro, commodity currencies on risk appetite NEW YORK: The US dollar hit 10-month lows against some commodity currencies on Tuesday on a growing appetite for risky assets and lost further ground to the euro after weak U.S. economic data reinforced views that Federal Reserve monetary policy would remain dovish.The Australian dollar hit $0.7817, its highest level against the dollar since last June, while the New Zealand dollar touched $0.7055, also its highest since last June, on the back of gains in ...