The dollar saw almost no movement versus major rivals amid a lack of first-tier U.S. economic news on Monday.
Disappointing economic news out of China overnight gave the safe haven dollar some support, but without a catalyst like last week's better-than-expected U.S. jobs report, the dollar held near...
Eurozone investor confidence reached its highest level since April 2011 in March, underpinned by a notable improvement in the current situation assessment, a survey conducted by the think tank Sentix showed on Monday. The composite confidence index rose to 13.9 from 13.3 in February, while economists had forecast it to rise to 14. However, it was the highest score since April 2011.
Japan's gross domestic product expanded just 0.2 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2013, the Cabinet Office said in Monday's final reading - growing for the fourth straight quarter.
The headline figure was in line with forecasts, although it was down from last month's preliminary reading...
Japan posted a current account deficit of 1,589.0 billion yen in January, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday - sliding into the red for the fourth straight month.
The headline missed forecasts for a shortfall of 1,411.8 billion yen following the 638.6 billion yen deficit in December.
The volume of manufacturing activity in New Zealand was up a seasonally adjusted 5.7 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2013, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday - following the 1.3 percent increase in the third quarter.
Meat and Dairy product manufacturing was the key ingredient, surging...
Chinese exports declined unexpectedly, while growth in imports accelerated in February, taking the trade balance surprisingly to a negative zone. Exports declined sharply by 18.1 percent, reversing the 10.6 percent increase in January, data from the General Administration of Customs showed Saturday. The decline was in contrast to a 7.5 percent rise forecast by economists.
With an increase in non-revolving credit more than offsetting a modest drop in revolving credit, the Federal Reserve released a report on Friday showing that U.S. consumer credit rose roughly in line with economist estimates in January. The report said consumer credit increased by $13.7 billion in January following a downwardly revised $15.9 billion increase in December.
The dollar steadied after hitting a yearly low against the euro on Friday, as strong U.S. jobs report cemented expectations the Federal Reserve will continue to taper monetary stimulus.
The U.S. economy generated 175,000 jobs in February despite rough winter weather, 25,000 more than forecast, the...
With imports increasing by slightly more than exports, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that the U.S. trade deficit edged wider in the month of January. The report showed that the trade deficit widened to $39.1 billion in January from a revised $39.0 billion in December.
Employment in the U.S. increased by more than anticipated in the month of February, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday, although the unemployment rate still unexpectedly ticked higher. The Labor Department said non-farm payroll employment rose by 175,000 jobs in February compared to economist estimates for an increase of about 150,000 jobs.
German industrial production increased for a third straight month in January, as a mild winter boosted construction output, and signaled accelerating momentum in euro area's biggest economy. Industrial production rose a seasonally-and-calendar-adjusted 0.8 percent month-on-month, following a 0.1 percent rise in December, which was revised from a 0.6 percent fall.
The dollar weakened on Thursday, falling sharply versus the euro amid increased risk appetite and hawkish signals from European Central Bank.
Following yesterday's better-than-expected euro zone GDP report, ECB President Mario Draghi hinted that policy makers have no plans for further monetary stimulus.
New orders for U.S. manufactured goods fell by more than expected in the month of January, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday. The report said factory orders dropped by 0.7 percent in January after tumbling by a revised 2.0 percent in December. Economists had expected orders to decrease by 0.5 percent.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Thursday that the moderate recovery in the euro area is proceeding at a gradual pace, in sync with the bank's assessment, and inflation is expected to remain low for a prolonged period. "Incoming information confirms that the moderate recovery of the euro area economy is proceeding in line with our previous assessment," Draghi said in Frankfurt.
With output rising by much less than previously estimated, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing a notable downward revision to the pace of labor productivity growth in the fourth quarter of 2013.