The dollar was steady Monday following its longest weekly winning streak in decades.
The dollar index, which measures the U.S. currency's performance against a basket of major rivals, was holding near its highest in two years, having risen ten weeks in a row.
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After reporting four consecutive monthly increases, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Monday showing an unexpected drop in U.S. existing home sales in the month of August. NAR said existing home sales fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million in August.
The European Central Bank remains ready to use additional unconventional tools to counter risks to the inflation outlook and to boost the euro area economy, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Monday. "The Governing Council remains fully determined to counter risks to the medium-term outlook for inflation," Draghi said in Brussels.
Another day of gains took the dollar to its highest in more than a year versus the euro, with traders betting that the Federal Reserve is about to lay the ground work for rate hates sooner than expected.
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While the Conference Board released a report on Friday showing a continued increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of August, the pace of growth showed a significant slowdown compared to the previous month.
The dollar remained mixed Thursday, surging to a fresh 6-year peak versus the yen but coming under heavy pressure against the sterling.
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Firms responding to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia indicated continued growth in regional manufacturing activity in September, although the bank said the index of activity in the sector fell from its relatively high reading in August.
With new construction of multi-family homes showing a substantial pullback, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing a much steeper than expected drop in U.S. housing starts in the month of August.
First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by much more than anticipated in the week ended September 13th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday, with claims pulling back near the fourteen-year low set in July.
Banks took up less-than-expected amount of funds at the European Central Bank's first targeted longer term refinancing operation, damping hopes of the success of the measure that was aimed to boost liquidity to help revive lending to small businesses and households.
U.K. retail sales increased in August as sale of high powered vacuum cleaners and furniture, offset the decline in food store demand. Including auto fuel, retail sales volume increased 0.4 percent in August from July, when it remained flat, the Office for National Statistics reported Thursday. The monthly growth rate matched expectations.
The Swiss National Bank on Thursday reaffirmed its currency ceiling and interest rate unchanged, as expected by economists, and expressed willingness to do more to defend the franc. The central bank maintained the minimum exchange rate of CHF 1.20 per euro and left the target range for the three-month Libor unchanged at 0.0-0.25 percent.
The South Korean government said Thursday it will increase the budget spending next year and run a wider fiscal deficit than expected to bolster economic growth that faces challenges from slow global recovery and weak domestic demand. Government spending will rise by 5.7 percent to KRW 376 trillion the next year, the finance ministry said in its budget proposals.
Japan posted a merchandise trade deficit of 948.5 billion yen in August, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday - remaining in the red for a record 26th consecutive month.
The headline figure beat forecasts for a shortfall of 1,028.9 billion yen following the 962.1 billion yen deficit in July.
New Zealand's gross domestic product expanded 0.7 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday, riding strong gains from the service industries.
The headline figure was in line with forecasts, although it slowed from the 1.0 percent gain in the first quarter.