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Dollar Rises to Five-Year High Against Yen; Krona Gains
(Bloomberg - 31/12/2013)

The euro gained for a fourth day against the dollar as Italy sold 3 billion euros ($4.14 billion) of government bonds amid falling borrowing costs, boosting confidence in the region’s economy. The 17-nation currency rose as European Central Bank

Pound Approaches Two-Year High Before House-Price, Mortgage Data
(Bloomberg - 31/12/2013)

The pound climbed for a fourth day against the dollar, approaching a two-year high, before reports this week that economists said will show house prices climbed and mortgage approvals increased. Sterling has advanced versus 13 of its 16 major

Rupee strengthens to 61.86 in early trade
(The Hindu Business Line - 31/12/2013)

The rupee gained 5 paise to 61.86 against the dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market today on increased selling of the US currency by exporters. Forex dealers said strengthening of other currencies against the dollar overseas and

Yen Set for Biggest Decline Since 1979 on Outlook for BOJ Policy
(Bloomberg - 31/12/2013)

The yen is set for its biggest annual drop against the dollar since 1979 amid speculation the Bank of Japan will maintain unprecedented stimulus to support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic strategy. The yen has fallen 16 percent in 2013 against a

FOREX-Yen drops to 5-yr low, European currencies shine
(Reuters - 30/12/2013)

The yen dropped to five-year lows against the dollar on Monday, extending losses to more than 17 percent for the year on a mix of improving sentiment on the global economy, rising investor risk appetite and expectations of more central bank stimulus.

Dollar Touches 5-Year High as U.S. Recovery Sustains Taper Pace
(Bloomberg - 30/12/2013)

The dollar touched a five-year high versus the yen and headed for an annual gain against major peers amid optimism a sustained U.S. economic recovery will allow the Federal Reserve to cease bond purchases by the end of 2014. The Bloomberg U.S. Dollar

Dollar Bouncing Back From Early Weakness Against Euro
(RTT News - 29/12/2013)

The dollar is rebounding from some early weakness against its major European competitors on Friday and is maintaining its gains against the Japanese Yen. Equity markets in Europe reopened today, following a 2-day holiday for Christmas, but trading volume

Pound Gains Most in Two Months as Growth Quickens; Gilts Decline
(Bloomberg - 29/12/2013)

The pound rose the most in two months against the dollar this week as confidence in Britain’s economic recovery was boosted by a revival in the housing market and falling unemployment. Sterling advanced versus all but two of its 16 major counterparts

Euro Jumps to 2-Year High on Weidmann View; Turkish Lira Slides
(Bloomberg - 28/12/2013)

The euro reached the strongest level since October 2011 against the dollar after European Central Bank Governing Council member Jens Weidmann said keeping interest rates low may endanger political reforms. The 17-nation currency advanced versus most of

Asian Currencies Decline This Week as Fed Taper Spurs Outflows
(Bloomberg - 28/12/2013)

Most Asian currencies fell this week as signs of an improving U.S. economy bolstered demand for the dollar amid tapering from the Federal Reserve that’s spurring outflows from emerging markets. Global funds pulled $3.6 billion from South Korean, Thai,

Rupee weakens to 61.85 on dollar demand
(The Hindu Business Line - 26/12/2013)

The rupee shed 5 paise to 61.85 per dollar in the opening trade on Thursday against Tuesday’s close of 61.80 due to month-end dollar demand. Foreign investors have been looking at lucrative investment destinations amid global slowdown. In December, FII

Yen Weakens to Five-Year Low on Policy Outlook; Aussie Declines
(Bloomberg - 26/12/2013)

The yen weakened to a five-year low versus the dollar amid speculation the Bank of Japan will continue unprecedented stimulus while the Federal Reserve pares quantitative easing as the U.S. economy recovers. Japan’s currency dropped for a fourth day

Dollar Little Changed Ahead Of Christmas Holiday
(RTT News - 25/12/2013)

The dollar is down slightly against the Euro at the start of the new trading week, but is little changed against both the Japanese Yen and the pound sterling. Action is expected to be lighter this week, due to the upcoming holiday. U.S. markets will

Yen Near 5-Year Low as BOJ, Fed Diverge; Aussie Maintains Drop
(Bloomberg - 25/12/2013)

The yen traded 0.3 percent from a five-year low against the dollar as the Bank of Japan continues unprecedented easing while the U.S. Federal Reserve begins to pare stimulus. The yen fell for a third day as BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda told a business

Dollar Rises Versus Yen as Policy Outlook Diverges; Aussie Falls
(Bloomberg - 24/12/2013)

The dollar rose toward a five-year high against the yen as traders bet on a divergence in monetary policy with the U.S. Federal Reserve paring stimulus while the Bank of Japan continues unprecedented easing. The yen fell against all but one of its 16

Dollar Retreats From 5-Year High Versus Yen; Aussie Up From Low
(Bloomberg - 23/12/2013)

The dollar extended its retreat from a five-year high versus the yen amid speculation investors are exiting bets on before year-end and ahead of data on the Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge. The U.S. currency last week advanced versus eight

FOREX-Dollar drifts as market succumbs to holiday mode
(Reuters - 23/12/2013)

The U.S. dollar, euro and yen barely budged in Asia on Monday in the absence of fresh impetus as a holiday in Japan dampened liquidity in a market already wading through thin year-end conditions. The dollar bought 104.05 yen, drifting in a slim

Rupee opens marginally strong at 62/dollar
(The Hindu Business Line - 23/12/2013)

The rupee opened marginally strong at 62 per dollar against the previous close of 62.03 owing to firm domestic equity market and foreign inflows. The domestic unit had weakened last week after the US Federal Reserve announced gradual tapering of

Dollar reaches 5-year high against yen
(Bloomberg - 22/12/2013)

The dollar reached a five-year high against the yen on optimism US economic growth will outperform Japan’s next year. The yen declined for an eighth week against the greenback after the Bank of Japan retained its plan to add 60tn yen ($574bn) to 70tn yen

Dollar Losing Ground After Surprise Upward Revision To GDP
(RTT News - 22/12/2013)

The dollar is losing ground against its major competitors on Friday, following the unexpected upward revision to U.S. GDP data for the third quarter. The data served as further justification for the Federal Reserve's decision Wednesday afternoon to taper

Yen Slides As BoJ Keeps Monetary Easing Plan Intact
(RTT News - 22/12/2013)

The Japanese yen came under pressure against its major opponents on Friday, after the Bank of Japan left its target for monetary base expansion unchanged and reiterated that the economy is showing moderate recovery. At the end of a two-day meeting of the

Sterling dragged down by large UK twin deficits
(Reuters - 21/12/2013)

Sterling fell for a second straight day against the dollar on Friday, hurt by a bigger-than-expected current account deficit and larger government borrowings, with rising US yields also helping the greenback. Official data showed Britain's deficit with

Dollar Rises for Eighth Week Versus Yen as Fed Trims Bond Buying
(Bloomberg - 21/12/2013)

The dollar rose against the yen for an eighth week, the longest streak since February, after Federal Reserve officials voted to reduce monetary stimulus amid signs that economic growth is gaining momentum. The U.S. currency gained versus 14 of its 16

Pound Reaches 2-Week High Against Euro as U.K. Retail Sales Rise
(Bloomberg - 19/12/2013)

The pound reached the strongest level in two weeks against the euro as a report showed U.K. retail sales increased in November, adding to evidence the economic recovery is gaining pace. Sterling was little changed versus the dollar after the Federal

Dollar Rises Against Peers After Fed Cuts Stimulus; Yen Rebounds
(Bloomberg - 19/12/2013)

The dollar climbed against most of 16 major counterparts after the Federal Reserve decided to slow stimulus that’s seen to have debased the U.S. currency, reinforcing prospects the world’s largest economy is improving. Traders’ expectations for currency

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