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  1. July 21, 2014

    Japan’s retail investors pile into US dollar funds

    Since former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke began to gesture towards an exit from ultra-easy monetary policy last...

  2. July 18, 2014

    Gold moves where dollars fear to trade

    What a grand thing it is to control a global currency. The whole world wants to use your notes, those irredeemable,...

  1. July 16, 2014

    Yellen comments trigger dollar rally

    Janet Yellen gave little sign this week that US policy makers were moving closer to raising interest rates – yet the merest...

  2. July 6, 2014

    France hits out at dollar dominance in international transactions

    France’s political and business establishment has hit out against the hegemony of the dollar in international transactions...

  3. May 30, 2014

    Death of US dollar is greatly exaggerated

    What does not kill the dollar makes it stronger. There have been plenty of obituary notices for the US dollar’s reserve...

  4. May 27, 2014

    Mexico beats Canada in neighbourhood rivalry

    Two countries, both linked to the US economically and geographically. But in a battle between the currencies of Canada and...

  5. May 19, 2014

    Forex traders target timezone arbitrage

    Attention US forex traders, if you want to make money in the euro/dollar (EURUSD) then start the day taking the opposite...

  6. May 6, 2014

    Dollar is squeezed, but what’s that in real money?

    There was much excitement in an otherwise rangebound market yesterday about the dollar’s weakness, which has come in spite...

  7. May 6, 2014

    Wrongfooted by dollar weakness

    The US economy emerges from its winter hibernation. But the dollar index (DXY) this week hit a six-month low as US 10-year...

  8. May 2, 2014

    Dollar swings sharply on US jobs strength

    The dollar swung sharply on Friday after a bumper US jobs number increased expectations of an earlier tightening by the...

  9. February 25, 2014

    Long winter leaves dollar bulls shivering

    It has been a tough winter for dollar bulls. The polar weather that shut down transport, shops and factories in the US has...

  10. February 7, 2014

    Dollar weakens as jobs data disappoint

    The dollar weakened against most of the world’s major currencies on Friday after the release of disappointing jobs data. The...

  11. February 6, 2014

    Why the dollar stays steady as America declines

    Last week Nigeria’s central bank announced something that might make American politicians blink. Kingsley Moghalu, the...

  12. January 13, 2014

    Mexican peso attractive as loonie tumbles

    It might have been a good day to put out bad news. Last Friday, as the markets were focused on the starkly disappointing –...

  13. January 12, 2014

    Investment: Dollar disruptions

    For a brief moment in 2007 Gisele Bündchen became the fetching face of dollar doomsayers, when her agent revealed that the...

  14. January 10, 2014

    Dollar hit as investors eye taper freeze

    Most currencies gained ground on the dollar after a set of US labour market data that showed lower than expected job...

  15. January 6, 2014

    Janet Yellen vs the dollar

    Goldbugs spent years betting on the loss of credibility of the US Federal Reserve by stockpiling coins and bars against the...

  16. January 6, 2014

    Dollar revival backed by rising US growth

    In 2007 the American rapper Jay-Z delivered a well-aimed slight against the dollar. In the music video for “Blue Magic” he...

  17. January 3, 2014

    Aussie lifted by option contract expiry

    The US dollar was broadly firmer during a week interrupted by new year festivities but some technical trading amid low...

  18. December 6, 2013

    Dollar rivals fight back after US jobs data

    The dollar was volatile as investors looked uncertain over how to interpret the latest monthly jobs data from the US....

  19. December 5, 2013

    Dollar bulls must contend with a Fed full of doves

    Pretty much everyone thinks the US economy will lead the rest of the world, with the possible exception of the UK. Pretty...

  20. November 8, 2013

    Dollar jumps on US payrolls surprise

    The dollar gained ground following US labour market data that surpassed expectations, yet failed to make a positive impact...

  21. November 1, 2013

    Euro resumes fall on rate cut speculation

    The euro was a casualty of its own recent success this week as eurozone inflation hit a four-year low, prompting speculation...

  22. October 30, 2013

    Yen set to resume slide, especially versus dollar

    The Bank of Japan is expected to leave monetary policy unchanged at the end of its meeting on Thursday. Even with no news,...

  23. October 29, 2013

    Lack of bearish shocks ramp up dollar pressure

    The Federal Reserve will deliver its monetary policy decision on Wednesday. Pretty much everyone in the market thinks it...

  24. October 21, 2013

    US dollar faces a testing period

    The clock is ticking for the beleaguered dollar. The world’s reserve currency faces a testing period with the resumption of...

  25. October 18, 2013

    Dollar pressured by Fed taper delay talk

    A resolution of debt talks in Washington has only added to pressure on the dollar this week, as investors begin to assess...

  26. October 17, 2013

    No alternative to dollar except financial chaos

    Can you hear the sound of cans being kicked down the road? The US disaster scenario has been avoided, for now. But given the...

  27. October 8, 2013

    US launches $100 bill with tougher security

    A $100 bill designed to be easier to recognise and harder to forge will begin circulating in the US on Tuesday. The new...

  28. October 4, 2013

    Dollar subdued as budget concerns linger

    The dollar clawed back from an eight-month low on Friday but remained in negative territory over the week as lawmakers in...

  29. October 2, 2013

    Dollar-based system is inherently unstable

    The international monetary system does not work as intended. An international economy relying predominantly on one currency...

  30. September 27, 2013

    Dollar dragged down by debt ceiling wrangles

    The stand-off over US budget negotiations weighed on the dollar after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned that the government...

  31. September 11, 2013

    Dollar bulls stumble on ‘taper lite’

    Is “Septaper” turning into “taper lite”? Currencies traders think so. For months, forex markets have been driven by the...

  32. June 1, 2012

    Dollar hit by weak US labour market

    The dollar sold off against other major currencies on Friday as jobs data in the US were significantly worse than predicted,...

  33. March 16, 2012

    Dollar reverses gains on US inflation data

    The dollar reversed its gains after US inflation data suggested the Federal Reserve might not tighten monetary policy as...

  34. March 15, 2012

    Swiss franc climbs on upbeat forecasts

    The Swiss franc jumped even after the Swiss National Bank reiterated its commitment to buying the euro in unlimited...

  35. March 14, 2012

    Krone falls sharply after Norway cuts rates

    The Norwegian krone fell sharply after the country’s central bank cut its main deposit rate. The quarter-point move put...

  36. March 13, 2012

    Euro struggles against dollar

    The euro struggled and the dollar gained on Tuesday as eurozone uncertainty and strong US economic data sparred with...

  37. March 12, 2012

    Euro recovers lost ground against dollar

    The euro steadied and the dollar lost some of last week’s gains even as risk appetite faded after poor Chinese economic data...

  38. March 9, 2012

    Euro falls after Greek debt restructuring

    The euro slipped on Friday even as Greece secured sufficient private sector participation to push ahead with the world’s...

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