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Business 15 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

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THE US dollar was in a consolidation mode on weaker Chinese data and deflationary fears following the sharp plunged in copper prices. The increased demand for safe assets pushed the yield of the 10-year US Treasuries down to 2.64%, from last Friday’s peak of 2.82% and saw broad sell-down in global equities while investing community dumped the US equities.

Business 01 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

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US manufacturing data released continued to show that manufacturing activities remain weak but generated little response as markets continued to attribute the weakness to severe weather conditions.

Business 14 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

Global forex market

THE DXY (USD) index is below 80 again. The market is very different from where it was from the market volatility in summer. As a sign of demand returning, commodities have also stopped falling and yen carry trades have become more popular again.

Business 30 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

Global forex market

THE US currency slipped against most rivals in a getaway day for Thanksgiving holiday and also can be traced to weaker economic reports including US consumer morale at its lowest in seven months in November and weak US capital goods orders as its core capital goods orders dropped again, mirroring firms’ reluctance to ramp up their investment spending.

Business 23 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

Global forex market

THE release of the US Federal Reserve’s Oct meeting minutes which indicated that the policymakers could decide to slow the pace of bond purchases at one of its next few meetings if the economic recovery gathers momentum was the key turning point for US dollar.

Business 09 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

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RISK is back on as the US dollar index trails off after hitting a peak of 80.706 on Tuesday. There were market talks that the Fed has adjusted its forward guidance rate for unemployment to 6.5% as a new benchmark before it considers adjusting interest rates.

Business 19 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

Global forex market

US President Obama, Senate and House of Representatives leaders have agreed to a deal at the 11th hour to re-open the US government and raised the debt limit.

Business 14 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Global forex market

IT was a risk-on environment with broad-based weakness in US dollar, consistent with declining US treasuries yields.

Business 31 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

Global forex market

GEOPOLITICAL risk in the Middle East dominated this week’s proceeding, which saw the general risk-off tone prevailing through in various asset classes and the usual “safe haven” currencies flows.

Business 24 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

Treasury pulse

THE minutes to the July Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting failed to provide much guidance on the ongoing debate surrounding the timing, composition and pace of tapering, which most economists still expect it to start in September.