Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The yen was weaker against the dollar and the euro in quiet Asian trade Monday after data showed Japan's trade deficit quadrupled year-on-year in March.
The price of oil edged down Monday but stayed above US$104 per barrel as investors watched simmering tensions in Ukraine.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Asian markets mostly rose while the dollar edged up in holiday-narrowed trade on Friday following a mixed lead from Wall Street and news of a deal between Russia and the West to ease Ukraine tensions.
The dollar was steady in quiet Asian trade Friday, winning support from positive U.S. jobs data and a deal between Russia and the West aimed at easing tensions in Ukraine.
Iran's crude oil exports have hit 1.2 million barrels per day, almost doubling from eight months ago when the country elected a new president, a top government official said Friday.
Friday, April 18, 2014
World stocks were subdued Thursday ahead of a long weekend for many markets, with Japan's Nikkei faltering as investors locked in profits after a strong rally.
The dollar drifted lower in Asia Thursday as upbeat U.S. data and dovish comments from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen suggested the central bank would hold steady on the pace of its stimulus tapering.
Oil flat-lined Thursday as the upheaval in Ukraine continued to cancel out a big increase in U.S. oil supplies.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
World stock markets rose Wednesday as China's slowdown in the first quarter was less severe than expected.
The yen weakened in Asia on Wednesday as the head of the Bank of Japan said the country was on target to meet its inflation target next year while buoyant equity markets lifted investor sentiment.