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C$ at nearly 3-month high after Fed minutes TORONTO: The Canadian dollar strengthened against the greenback on to its highest level in a nearly three months after minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting suggested rate hikes south of the border may not come as soon as some had feared.The minutes sent the Canadian dollar to a session high and propelled it to its fourth straight day of gains. Since hitting a 4-1/2-year low in late March, the Canadian dollar has rebounded by more than 3 percent.Recent stronger-than-expected economic data and better risk appetite has also helped improve sentiment for the loonie, prompting some investors to cover their short positions.The minutes of the March policy meeting released on Wednesday showed the Federal Reserve was worried that investors would overreact to published forecasts that suggested a more aggressive cycle of interest rate increases.At a press conference after that meeting, Fed Chair Janet Yellen had said the "considerable time" ...

Euro falls as IMF pushes ECB to act on deflation NEW YORK: The euro fell against the dollar on Tuesday as the International Monetary Fund again urged the European Central Bank to take action to head off deflation.IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard said action was needed "soon", noting that the ECB was already reviewing its options."They are considering a number of measures (including) negative interest rates, quantitative easing, securitization programs of various sources," he told journalist at the launch of the IMF's World Economic Outlook ...
C$ weakens on consolidation after last week's gains TORONTO: The Canadian dollar weakened against the greenback on Monday as investors consolidated positions, giving back some of the gains the currency made last week after a strong domestic jobs report.In the backdrop was the provincial election in Quebec, with polls closing at 8 p.m. EDT (2400 GMT) on Monday. But with the governing separatist party behind in public opinion surveys, the loonie was not expected to see much impact.The Canadian dollar rose strongly at ...
Dollar dips in wake of jobs data; ECB comments lift euro NEW YORK: The dollar fell against major currencies on Monday after last week's slightly lower-than-expected U.S. payrolls data, while European Central Bank policymakers' comments curbed expectations for more stimulus and boosted the euro.U.S. employers added 192,000 jobs in March after adding 197,000 in February, the Labor Department said Friday. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent. Economists had expected a gain of 200,000 jobs last month.The U.S. employment reading disappointed some who had bet ...
Dollar mixed following US jobs report NEW YORK: The dollar had a mixed day Friday after a US jobs report suggested the Federal Reserve is unlikely to hasten its timetable for tightening monetary policy.Near 2230 GMT, the dollar fell to 103.26 yen from 103.94 Thursday.The euro bought $1.3704, down slightly from $1.3717.The euro fell to 141.50 yen from 142.61.Heading into Friday, analysts had predicted the dollar would rally if the US Department of Labor report showed the addition of more than ...
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 ...
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 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,262.56 0.55
Arrow Nasdaq 4,034.16 0.29
Arrow S&P 1,842.98 0.68
Arrow FTSE 6,541.61 0.64
Arrow DAX 9,173.71 1.77
Arrow CAC-40 4,345.35 0.83
Arrow Nikkei 13,996.81 0.62
Arrow H.Seng 22,671.26 1.60
Arrow Sensex 22,484.93 0.64

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