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C$ quietly hits two-month high as investors seek risk TORONTO: The Canadian dollar firmed a third of a cent against the US dollar on Thursday, touching its strongest level in nearly two months, lifted by signs of a growing Chinese recovery and Japan's aggressive monetary policy easing.The strength came early in the session and mostly held through the day, following the lead of fellow commodity-linked, and higher-yielding, currencies in Australia and New Zealand."It's just a little bit of catch-up on the Canadian dollar front. Aussie and Kiwi had been bid up quite nicely yesterday," said Matt Perrier, managing director of foreign exchange sales at BMO Capital Markets.It has been a case of gradual strengthening for the loonie, as Canada's currency is colloquially known, after it fell earlier in the year on a string of weak economic data that forced the country's central bank to soften its rate-hike bias."Since we've been coming off the weakest points for the Canadian dollar ...

Aussie dollar rises after China inflation data SYDNEY: The Australian dollar gained a quarter of a cent after China inflation cooled in March, leaving policymakers room to keep monetary conditions loose to support a burgeoning economic recovery.The Aussie dollar was last at $1.0443, showing a gain of 0.3 percent on the day, and closing in on a 2-1/2-month peak of $1.0498 set last week.Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...
Aussie & kiwi dollars soar vs yen; aided by China data SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars surged against the yen to fresh four-year heights on Tuesday as markets wagered massive monetary stimulus in Japan would lift demand for higher-yielding assets globally.They also found support after data showed Chinese inflation cooled in March, leaving policymakers room to keep monetary conditions loose to nurture a burgeoning economic recovery.Aussie climbs to 103.81 yen, its highest since July 2008. It is now up 6 full yen since the ...
A$, NZ$ extend rally, hit new highs on euro SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars pushed higher against the greenback and the euro on Wednesday as upbeat US data bolstered the outlook for global growth while Cyprus' bailout scheme hung heavy over the euro zone.Aussie around $1.0485 early, not far from a two-month high of $1.0497 struck overnight. Momentum still positive, with $1.0500 the next target and supports at $1.0408, a 100-DMA.NZ dollar follows, rising to a one-month high of $0.8394 before steadying ...
Euro recoils as Cyprus deal stings; BOJ in focus SYDNEY: The euro nursed heavy losses early in Asia on Tuesday, having suffered a steep drop across the board on fears that future bank rescues in the euro zone would come with the same stern conditions seen in Cyprus' deal.The common currency traded at $1.2854, near a four-month trough of $1.2829 plumbed overnight and closer to retesting the November low of $1.2661. It has fallen more than 6 percent from a peak of $1.3711 reached ...
Australia dollar calm in face of political uncertainty, China helps SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian dollar held steady on Thursday as the market took a guarded reaction to news the country's prime minister was facing a leadership challenge from within her own party, which could have an impact on government policy.Prime Minister Julia Gillard called a ballot to resolve months of slipping polls and internal tensions that put her minority Labor government on course to be swept away at September elections.The Aussie showed little initial reaction at ...
Aussie & NZ dollars slip as Cyprus plan shakes markets SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: The Australian and New Zealand dollars fell on Monday as uncertainty about the impact of a proposed bailout for Cyprus sent investors scurrying for safety in a move that saw bond futures bounce off 10-month lows.US dollar and yen big beneficiaries of the safe-haven shift, with the Japanese currency shooting higher as speculators were caught badly short of the currency.But the shift to safety also boosted Australian bonds, taking three-year cash yields down 15 ...


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