Dollar stays near a 7month peak, but trade tensions limit gains

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO, June 18 : The dollar edged up towards a seven-month high on Monday as investors bet the United States and China would avoid a full-blown trade war, although tensions between the two slowed its gains. The dollar index versus a basket of six major currencies crept up 0.1 percent to 94.862. […]

FOREX Dollar edges up, focus turns to Fed’s rate projections

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO, June 13 : The dollar reached a three-week high against the yen and stood tall against the euro on Wednesday ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting that could give clues on how many more U.S. rate hikes there will be this year. The Fed concludes its two-day policy meeting later […]

Asian stocks step back as investors brace for Fed

By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO, June 13 : Asian shares slipped back on Wednesday as investors looked to the Federal Reserve policy decision later in the day and any clues it might give on future rate hikes, shifting focus away from the historic U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan […]

Stocks choppy, dollar rises as historic Trump-Kim summit starts

By Swati Pandey SYDNEY, June 12 : The dollar jumped to a 3-week top on Tuesday while stock markets in Asia were choppy as an historic U.S.-North Korea summit got underway in Singapore, raising some hopes it could pave the way to ending a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula. U.S. President Donald Trump and […]

Asia stocks edge up after G7; summit, c.bank meetings eyed

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO, June 11 : Asia stocks shook off initial modest losses and edged up on Monday ahead of a U.S.-North Korea summit that might ease regional tensions, while investors also started to focus on key central bank meetings later this week. Stocks dipped after U.S. President Donald Trump backed out of a […]