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Dollar range bound in Asia after BoJ keeps policy TOKYO: The dollar moved in a tight range in Asian trade Tuesday after the Bank of Japan (BoJ) held off launching fresh monetary easing measures.In Tokyo trade, the dollar fetched 103.27 yen, compared with 103.26 yen in New York Monday afternoon.The euro fell to 143.26 yen from 143.28 yen, while it also eased slightly to $1.3867 from $1.3875.Policymakers kept in place the central bank's asset-purchasing scheme -- which aims to stoke growth by pumping huge amounts of money into the financial system -- saying the economy was picking up.That came despite slowing growth in the last quarter of 2013 and fears that a looming tax hike will dent the recovery."Japan's economy has continued to recover moderately, and a front-loaded increase in demand prior to the consumption tax hike has been observed," the BoJ said in a statement.The decision was in line with the market consensus, "thus the limited (dollar-yen exchange ...

Yen treads water as investors await BoJ policy decision TOKYO: The yen wobbled in a narrow range in early Asian trade on Tuesday as investors awaited the latest policy decision from the Bank of Japan later in the session. The BoJ is expected to keep policy uncharged at a two-day meeting as the country's consumer prices remain on track to meet the central bank's 2 percent inflation target. Still, some market participants did not rule out some surprise announcement, ahead of the government's planned ...
South Korea won edges higher on exporters, firm yuan SEOUL: The South Korean won edged higher in tepid morning traden on Tuesday, helped by exporters' dollar selling for settlements and a rebound in the Chinese yuan.The won was quoted at 1,064.4 against the dollar by 0257 GMT, up 0.2 percent compared with Monday's close of 1,066.5."It appears that the yuan-dollar rate is is having its influence on the won-dollar rate," a currency dealer said.The renminbi crawled up 0.05 percent to 6.1356 to the dollar ...
Dollar rangebound in Asia ahead of BoJ announcement TOKYO: The dollar moved in a tight range in Asian trade Tuesday ahead of a monetary policy announcement by the Bank of Japan (BoJ) scheduled later in the day.In Tokyo trade, the dollar fetched 103.28 yen, almost unchanged from 103.26 yen in New York Monday afternoon.The euro fell to 143.23 yen from 143.28 yen, while it also eased slightly to $1.3869 from $1.3875.Junichi Ishikawa, market analyst at IG Securities in Tokyo, said the central bank ...
South Korea won ends down on US, China data; snaps 3-day rally SEOUL: The South Korean won slipped on Monday, snapping a three-day rising streak as the dollar firmed on an upbeat US jobs report, while worse-than-expected Chinese export data added pressure on regional currencies.The local currency was last quoted at 1,066.5 against the dollar, down 0.6 percent from Friday's closing level of 1,060.6.The won had strengthened more than 1.2 percent during its three-day rally.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
China's yuan opens down 0.5pc, biggest drop since 2008 SHANGHAI: China's yuan opened trade at 6.1554 per dollar on Monday, down 0.5 percent from Friday's close of 6.1260. If the yuan remains at that level through to the close, it would be the steepest one-day decline in the Chinese currency since December 2008, at the height of the global financial crisis. Traders have speculated in recent weeks that the People's Bank of China is intervening to weaken the yuan, in an effort to introduce ...
South Korea won falls on China slowdown fear; exporters support SEOUL: The South Korean won fell on Monday morning and was on course to snap a three-day rising streak after weak Chinese export data raised concerns about a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.The local currency was quoted at 1,065.5 against the dollar as of 0237 GMT, down 0.5 percent from Friday's closing level of 1,060.6.An upbeat US nonfarm payrolls report lifted the dollar against a basket of currencies, while an unexpected tumble in February ...


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