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Dollar higher in Asia TOKYO: The dollar advanced in Asian trade on Monday after data showed the US economy growing more than first thought in April-June, with investors expecting it to break the 110 yen threshold "sooner or later".The greenback bought 109.44 yen in Tokyo on Monday, up from 109.28 yen in New York.The single European currency was trading at $1.2676, down from $1.2683 in US trade on Friday, and at 138.75 yen against 138.60 yen.Traders moved into the dollar after the Commerce Department said the US economy grew 4.6 percent in the second quarter, better than the previous 4.2 percent estimate.The figure represents a strong rebound from the first quarter's 2.1 percent contraction, which was blamed in part on unusually severe winter weather that hit the countryWith strong appetite for the dollar among investors, the greenback may break 110 yen before the release of US jobs data on Friday, Nomura Securities chief FX ...

China's yuan rises to highest in more than six months HONG KONG: China's yuan rose to its highest in more than six months in afternoon trade on Friday. The spot yuan hit an intra-day high of 6.1252 per dollar, the highest level since March 7. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) fixed the official midpoint at 6.1508, down 0.02 percent from the previous day's 6.1497. It was the lowest level in more than two weeks. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Rupiah to post longest weekly losing streak in 15 months, Asia FX weak SINGAPORE: Indonesia's rupiah fell past the psychologically important 12,000-per-dollar level on Friday, hurt by political uncertainties, and looked set to suffer its longest weekly slide in 15 months.The rupiah fell as much as 0.5 percent to 12,035 per dollar. Indonesia's parliament earlier approved legislation ending direct elections for governors and mayors, a move president-elect Joko Widodo criticised as a "big step back" for the country.It has eased 0.5 percent so far this week. The loss ...
Dollar takes a breather in Asia TOKYO: The dollar took a breather in Asia on Friday after hitting a near two-year high against the euro in New York as the US economy shows further signs of strength.The single European currency was trading at $1.2749 in Tokyo Friday, up from a low of $1.2697 in US trade, which was its weakest level since November 2012. The euro also fetched at 138.86 yen against 138.62 yen.The greenback bought 108.92 yen, up from 108.73 ...
Sri Lanka rupee ends weaker on importer dollar demand, cbank repo move COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan rupee ended weaker on Thursday due to importer dollar demand, even as dealers turned cautious on the currency's outlook after the country's central bank limited commercial banks' access to the standing deposit facility or the repo window.The spot currency ended at 130.35/40 per dollar, weaker from Wednesday's close of 130.32/35.Dealers said they expect the rupee premiums or forward trade to also ease due to possible foreign outflows from government securities after ...
China's yuan steady, central bank sets midpoint at two-week low HONG KONG: China's yuan held steady against the dollar on Thursday though the central bank set the lowest official midpoint in more than two weeks.The People's Bank of China set the midpoint at 6.1497 per dollar, down 0.06 percent from the previous fix.It was the weakest level since Sept. 9.Spot yuan changed hands at 6.1353 near midday, down 0.01 percent from Wednesday's close at 6.1346.The yuan traded at a narrow range between 6.1344 and 6.1372 ...
Dollar jumps in Asia on upbeat US housing data TOKYO: The dollar climbed in Asia on Thursday thanks to strong US housing data while the euro took a hit following another slip in a closely watched survey of German business confidence.In afternoon Tokyo trade the greenback bought 109.17 yen, up from 109.04 yen in New York and well up from the 108.52 yen in Asia earlier Wednesday.The euro slipped to $1.2768 from $1.2781 in New York where it fell below $1.28 for the first ...

 



 
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