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Dollar hangs around 7-month lows as BOJ eyed  NEW YORK: The dollar traded near seven-month lows against major currencies on Monday after last week's Federal Reserve announcement of aggressive easing dampened the outlook for the US currency. The US dollar could recover in the near term, though, as some traders said the greenback's 3 percent drop so far this month may have been overdone. The slide took the euro to a four-month high against the dollar and the yen to a seven-month high. The Fed on Thursday said it would pump $40 billion into the economy each month until unemployment falls significantly. The move came a week after the European Central Bank unveiled a new bond-buying program to address the region's debt crisis. "The outlook for the dollar has definitely been damaged by the policy actions by both central banks -- the Fed and the ECB," said Omer Esiner, chief market analyst at Commonwealth Foreign Exchange in Washington. The dollar index, which ...

Peru LIMA: Peru's central bank bought $40 million in the local spot market on Monday and the sol currency finished bidding 0.3 percent weaker at 2.602 per dollar. Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...
Canadian dollar weakens as QE rally fades  TORONTO: The Canadian dollar dropped against its US counterpart on Monday, easing further from 13-month highs hit in the previous session as investors continued to book profits and reassess the impact of yet another round of US monetary stimulus. Promised support from the US and euro zone central banks have propelled the risk-related Canadian currency up nearly 8 percent since its lows in June. The Fed announced last week that it plans to pump an extra ...
Latam FX gains, Brazil steps up intervention  MEXICO CITY/SAO PAULO: Latin American currencies firmed Friday on bets that more US monetary stimulus will push a flood of investment into the region, with Brazil's real firming despite stepped-up intervention efforts. The Mexican peso rose to more than a five-month high and the Chilean peso firmed to its strongest level in more than a year after Thursday's news of a third round of monetary stimulus by the US Federal Reserve boosted riskier assets around the ...
C$ relinquishes recent highs, factory data drags  TORONTO: The Canadian dollar surrendered gains against the US currency on Friday, as grim manufacturing sales data dampened some of the euphoria from the Federal Reserve's aggressive new stimulus program. Canadian factory sales fell 1.5 percent in July from June versus market expectations of a 0.4 percent gain, hurt by weakness in most industries, but especially a drop in sales of aerospace products, motor vehicles, and machinery, according to government data. "The trend ... has been pretty ...
Brazil SAO PAULO: Brazil's central bank sold just $370.6 million in a second auction of reverse currency swaps on Friday as part of its efforts to curb currency gains following the announcement of a third round of US monetary stimulus by the Federal Reserve. The bank sold 7,400 of the 70,000 contracts on offer, with 2,200 contracts maturing on Nov. 1 and 5,200 maturing on Dec. 1. The bank sold $1.78 billion in reverse swaps in another offering ...
Speculators short US dollar in latest week : CFTC  NEW YORK: Currency speculators again turned negative on the US dollar in the latest week, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released on Friday. The value of the US dollar's short position in the week ended Sept. 11 totaled $6.176 billion compared with a net long position of $1.5 billion the previous week. The return to bets against the dollar was in line with negative sentiment two weeks ago. Data collated though the week ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,677.90 1.32
Arrow Nasdaq 4,452.79 1.60
Arrow S&P 1,950.82 1.23
Arrow FTSE 6,419.15 0.30
Arrow DAX 9,047.31 1.20
Arrow CAC-40 4,157.68 1.28
Arrow Nikkei 15,138.96 0.37
Arrow H.Seng 23,333.18 0.30
Arrow Sensex 26,851.05 0.24

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