EghtesadOnline: The dollar edged down in Asian trading on Wednesday as investors awaited the minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting for clues as to the pace of interest rate hikes, while the euro nursed losses and remained pressured by European political woes.
EghtesadOnline: Asian stocks rose even as Tokyo shares wrestled with a strengthening yen, as markets from Hong Kong to Singapore advanced after U.S. shares reached fresh records. The dollar fell against most major currencies while oil continued a rally.
EghtesadOnline: Dollar bulls were handed the baton after a Federal Reserve policy maker reinforced the chances for a U.S. interest-rate increase as soon as next month. South Korea led stocks higher in Asia and iron ore surged.
EghtesadOnline: The euro struggled for traction against the dollar and yen early on Monday after suffering significant losses at the end of last week on renewed concerns about the upcoming French elections.
EghtesadOnline: Asian stocks rose, with Tokyo shares erasing morning losses and Hong Kong equities resuming a rally. Deals remained in focus after Kraft Heinz Co. withdrew its $143 billion bid for Unilever.
EghtesadOnline: German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested on Saturday that the euro was too low for Germany but made clear that Berlin had no power to address this "problem" because monetary policy was set by the independent European Central Bank.
EghtesadOnline: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that international economic policymakers should place more focus on creating economic growth which benefits a wider range of global society.
EghtesadOnline: China is closely following U.S. President Donald Trump's plans to create more domestic jobs by encouraging U.S. companies to bring home or "reshore" their overseas production, but the government will not change its overall strategy, Industry Minister Miao Wei said on Friday.
EghtesadOnline: Most U.S. stocks rose, taking the S&P 500 Index to a fresh record amid deal action ahead of the holiday weekend. Treasuries advanced and the dollar erased losses for the week as investors await details on Trump administration tax and spending plans.
EghtesadOnline: The Federal Reserve will likely need to raise interest rates at an upcoming meeting, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday, although she flagged considerable uncertainty over economic policy under the Trump administration.