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Business 05 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Treasury pulse

THE contrasting comments from Federal Reserve policymakers and softer-than-expected macro data continues to weigh on the US dollar against broad currencies.

Business 23 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Global forex market

THE US dollar steadied against most peers but notched new seven-year highs against the pound, hurt by talk from Britain’s central bank governor who reinforced an outlook of low interest rates for a long time yet and moved below 13-year peaks against the Canadian dollar given the loonie’s bearish underlying bias.

Business 02 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Treasury pulse

MARKETS ended the year with the largest number of violent dislocations with record low trading liquidity, heavy investor crowding and manipulation risk by central banks.

Business 12 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM

Global forex market

CURRENCY markets were again driven by equities and commodities as a general risk off sentiment prevailed. Commodities, especially crude oil prices remained a focal point for markets.

Forex 28 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

Global forex market

THE US dollar traded on bid tone against most pairs in tight ranges into a typically quiet Thanksgiving session along with heightened geopolitical uncertainties and low liquidity. The greenback however failed to react much to stronger revised third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) of 2.1% against earlier estimate of 1.5%.

Business 21 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

Treasury Pulse

THE US dollar weakened against broad currencies as the FOMC minutes for October meeting showed the intention of committee to take things slow and steady after the December hike.

Business 07 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

Global forex market

STRONGER US dataflow and upbeat commentary from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen were the catalysts for broad-based US dollar strength during the week.

Business 10 Oct 2015 | 12:00 AM

Treasury pulse

US dollar remained its downward momentum against broad currencies as market timing for first rate hikes is shifted from late December to first half of 2016, in response to the dovish Federal Reserve minutes and other soft data flows.

Business 26 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM

Treasury pulse

THE US dollar strengthened after Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen argued a case for raising short-term interest rates later this year. Yellen emphasised that Fed will likely entail an initial increase in the federal funds rate later this year, followed by a gradual pace of tightening thereafter. Another voting member, Dennis Lockhart’s remarked that 2015 could still see Fed tightening supported by improving data flows. Diverging monetary policies and worries over global growth prospects also helped to support the strengthening of US dollar.

Banking 19 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM

Global forex market

THE US dollar weakened against broad currencies as the FOMC remained on hold with cautious US data added to the tone. The Fed funds rate was left on hold and the “dot plot” projections were lowered by 25 basis points across the board. However, the Fed is still keen on imminently lifting the fed funds rate, with Yellen specifically mentioning that October was a possibility and that they expected to start hiking this year.