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Dollar drops as yen, euro rise on risk aversion

The dollar sagged against the safe-haven yen and low-yielding euro on Tuesday as weak Chinese factories data drove investors to unwind bets against the two currencies widely used to fund positions in riskier assets. The data showed the manufacturing sector of the world's No. 2 economy shrinking at its fastest in three years, aggravating wide worries about world growth and igniting sell-offs in ...
Source: Reuters
Dollar sags against yen and euro, off over 1% in August

The dollar eased against the safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro on Monday as investors around the world knocked down equities and trimmed bets against currencies popularly used to fund risky carry trades. Under carry trades, investors sell a low-yielding currency to buy riskier, higher-yielding ones for better returns. When volatility rises in global financial markets and stocks fall, ...
Source: Reuters
Dollar gains on rate remarks by Fed's Fischer, positive US data

The dollar rose to one-week highs on Friday, for a fourth straight session of gains, on rate-hike remarks by a senior Fed official and generally positive U.S. data that supported the notion the world's largest economy was on a stable growth path. The dollar index, a gauge of the greenback's value against six major currencies, bounced back from seven-month lows struck on Monday and was on track ...
Source: Reuters
Dollar firms for 3rd day on strong US data, equities gain

The dollar rose for a third consecutive session on Thursday, bolstered by data showing a much stronger U.S. economy than had been thought and by gains in global equities, which benefited from improving risk sentiment. U.S. data showing falling jobless claims and a faster growth rate than had initially been estimated in the world's largest economy underpinned the dollar. The reports, however, ...
Source: Reuters
Dollar up for a 2nd day as US stocks recover

The dollar rallied for a second straight session on Wednesday as some calm returned to financial markets with Wall Street stocks firmer and European shares recouping some losses, all of which reduced the need to buy safe-haven currencies like the yen. China's central bank ramped up its efforts to shore up sentiment, pumping $21.8 billion into the money market, a day after it cut interest rates ...
Source: Reuters
Dollar gains as stocks recover, lessens safe-haven bid for yen

The dollar rose on Wednesday as some calm returned to currency markets with Wall Street stock futures pointing to a firm start and European shares recouping some of their losses, all of which lessened the need to buy safe-haven currencies like the yen. China's central bank ramped up its efforts to shore up sentiment, pumping $21.8 billion into the money market, a day after it cut interest ...
Source: Reuters
Dollar rebounds after China rate cut soothes markets

The dollar jumped one percent against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday and recovered from seven-month lows against the safe-haven yen and euro as riskier assets got a boost from an interest rate cut by the Chinese central bank. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) said it was lowering the one-year benchmark bank lending rate by 25 basis points to 4.6 percent, effective Aug. 26. It also ...
Source: Reuters
Recovery for emerging markets  

Media Link Transcript Well we did see some relief and emerging markets today finally stocks rebounding from the lowest level. Of 2009 some stabilization. Of currency still going to be an uphill battle to any recovery look at Russia as a proxy. For the kind of stress that these countries are under the chart here. In the dollar against the Russian rouble this is a wild chart you can see it go ...
Source: CNBC.com
Euro, yen soar as risk aversion accelerates

The euro and yen climbed to seventh-month highs against the dollar on Monday as investors, worried about the slowdown in China, reversed bets on so-called carry trades and bought back the low-interest rate currencies used to fund those assets. The dollar index (New York Board of Trade (Futures): =USD), which measures the greenback's performance against a currency basket, fell to 92.621, its ...
Source: Reuters
Is the euro the new safe haven?

Following calls for parity against the dollar just a few months ago, the single currency (Exchange: EUR=) is now one of the few assets in the world rallying. Global stocks had their worst week of the year last week and the only assets to perform well were the traditional "flight to safety" assets, such as the Swiss franc (Exchange: CHF=), U.S. Treasurys (U.S.: US10Y) and gold. (Exchange: XAU=) ...
Source: CNBC.com | By: Jenny Cosgrave