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TOKYO The dollar was steady in early Asian trade on Monday, underpinned by expectations of higher U.S. interest rates, while bitcoin seized the spotlight as futures of the cryptocurrency began trading.
TOKYO The dollar inched higher on Friday, on track for a weekly gain against a basket of currencies, as the passage of a bill to temporarily extend U.S. government funding raised investors' optimism that a tax reform bill would also pass.
TOKYO Asian shares pulled back on Monday with investor sentiment hurt by a retreat on Wall Street, while the euro and German stock futures skidded after German coalition talks hit an impasse.
TOKYO/SYDNEY Asian shares shrugged off Wall Street losses and a lacklustre start to rally on Thursday, while the dollar edged up as investors priced in more U.S. rate hikes after upbeat economic data.
TOKYO Asian shares edged higher on Wednesday, while U.S. Treasury yields and the dollar got a lift following a report that Republican senators were leaning towards John Taylor to be the next Federal Reserve chief.
TOKYO Asian shares rose on Tuesday, shrugging off modest losses on Wall Street, while expectations of another U.S. interest rate increase this year continued to underpin the dollar.
TOKYO The dollar held on to most of its gains on Tuesday, following a sharp rebound on improving investor risk sentiment as worries over North Korea and Hurricane Irma receded.
TOKYO Asian shares firmed on Friday, supported by solid Chinese trade data, while the dollar skidded after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi suggested the central bank may begin tapering its massive stimulus programme this autumn.
TOKYO/SINGAPORE The dollar edged down against the yen on Wednesday, pushed back toward a recent 4-1/2-month low by simmering tensions on the Korean peninsula and by comments from a Federal Reserve official about subdued U.S. inflation.