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As expected, the Bank of Japan maintained target for monetary base expansion at an annual pace of about 80 trillion yen. Following the announcement, the yen changed little against other major currencies. As of 10:35 am ET, the Yen was trading at 146.22 against the Euro, 186.41 against the Pound,...

The Canadian dollar strengthened against the other major currencies in the Asian session on Friday. The Canadian dollar rose to a 9-day high of 1.4216 against the euro and a 4-day high of 102.81 against the yen, from yesterday's closing quotes of 1.4222 and 102.62, respectively. Against the greenback,...

The NZ dollar strengthened against the other major currencies in the Asian session on Friday. The NZ dollar rose to nearly a 4-week high of 1.5766 against the euro, from yesterday's closing quote of 1.5811. The kiwi, which ended yesterday's deals at 92.18 against the yen strengthened to a 1-week...

The Japanese yen declined against its key counterparts in early New York deals on Thursday. The yen fell to a 1-week low of 119.30 against the greenback, 3-day lows of 186.35 against the pound, 102.78 against the loonie, 97.60 against the aussie and 92.26 against the kiwi. The yen fell back to...

The U.S. dollar resumed early rally against the euro and the yen in New York morning deals on Thursday, as initial jobless claims in the U.S. saw an unexpected decrease in the week ended December 13th. According to a report released by the Labor Department, the jobless claims slipped to 289,000, a...

Continuing early gains, the NZ dollar rallied against the yen and the euro in European deals on Thursday. The kiwi advanced to 1.5846 against the euro, a weekly high, from yesterday's closing quote of 1.6018. The kiwi, which ended yesterday's trading at 91.34 against the yen, hit a 3-day high of...

The U.S. jobless claims for the week ended December 13 have been released at 8:30 am ET Thursday. Following the data, the greenback edged up against its major counterparts. The greenback was trading at 1.5618 against the pound, 118.87 against the yen, 1.2280 against the euro and 0.9815 against the...

The U.S. jobless claims for the week ended December 13 are due at 8:30 am ET Thursday. Ahead of the data, the greenback held steady against its major counterparts. The greenback was worth 1.5624 against the pound, 118.82 against the yen, 1.2294 against the euro and 0.9799 against the franc as of 8:25 am ET.

The pound proceeded with its early rally against most major rivals in Europe on Thursday. The pound hit a 3-day high of 185.95 against the yen, while approaching a 2-week high of 1.5328 against the franc. Against the euro, the pound rallied to 0.7859, its most since December 8. The next possible...

The Canadian dollar continued to trade firm against its most major rivals in Europe on Wednesday. The loonie hit a 1-week high of 1.4252 against the euro and a 3-day high of 102.48 against the yen, from yesterday's closing values of 1.4351 and 99.93, respectively. The loonie edged up to 1.1568...

The Indian rupee continued its early rally against the U.S. dollar in evening deals on Thursday, as the Fed Reserve's assurance that it is in no hurry to raise short-term interest rates until at least the spring eased fears over potential capital outflows. Regional stocks also ended higher, with the...

The Russian Ruble trimmed its early gains against the U.S. dollar in European deals on Thursday, as the Russian President Vladimir Putin did not provide no major measures to address the currency's collapse. In a televised media conference, Putin blamed external factors such as collapsing oil prices...

The pound gained ground against its major rivals in European deals on Thursday, after data showed that the U.K.'s retail sales growth accelerated unexpectedly in November, indicating that economy on track for recovery. Retail sales volume including automotive fuel increased 1.6 percent in November...

After the release of U.K. retail sales data for November at 4:30 am ET Thursday, the pound advanced further against its major rivals. The pound was quoted at 1.5638 against the greenback, 185.72 against the yen, 0.7875 against the euro and 1.5295 against the franc around 4:32 am ET.

At 4:30 am ET Thursday, U.K 's Office for National Statistics will release its retail sales report. Retail sales, including auto fuel, are expected to grow 4.4 percent year-over-year in November after the 4.3 percent rise in October. Excluding auto fuel, retail sales are estimated to increase at a slower...