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FOREX-Dollar hovers near 3-1/2-week high amid cautious optimism on tariff rollbacks

11 Nov 2019

SINGAPORE/TOKYO, Nov 11 The dollar held near multi-week highs on Monday amid optimism that the United States and China would roll back tariffs that have hurt global growth.

FOREX-Dollar consolidates gains amid cautious optimism on tariff deal

11 Nov 2019

SINGAPORE, Nov 11 The dollar held near multi-week highs on Monday amid optimism that the United States and China would roll back tariffs that have hurt global growth.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas to break up Halloween party protests

31 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong police fired tear gas to break up masked anti-government protesters mingling with Halloween revellers in fancy dress near the upmarket club district of Lan Kwai Fong on Thursday after a standoff lasting hours. | Video

Cautious trade optimism boosts kiwi, Aussie; Fed awaited

29 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Hopes for an easing in Sino-U.S. tensions buoyed trade-exposed Asian currencies on Tuesday, while growing expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve could take a wait-and-see approach to further easing underpinned the dollar.

FOREX-Trade optimism supports dollar vs yen; Fed awaited

29 Oct 2019

HONG KONG, Oct 29 Both the dollar and riskier Asian currencies held on to modest overnight gains on Tuesday, amid hopes for an easing in Sino-U.S. trade tensions and as investors waited for direction from this week's Federal Reserve meeting.

Hong Kong protesters hurl petrol bombs after police fire tear gas to clear rally

28 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong anti-government protesters set fire to shops and hurled petrol bombs on Sunday, police said, after riot police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse thousands in the Tsim Sha Tsui harbour-front hotel district. | Video

Pound pauses for breath amid Brexit limbo, dollar steadies

24 Oct 2019

HONG KONG The British pound stabilised on Thursday as the Brexit project entered a fresh holding pattern, while the dollar held firm as traders took a breather from Sino-U.S. trade headlines.

Pound pauses for breath on Brexit limbo, dollar stable

24 Oct 2019

HONG KONG The British pound stabilised on Thursday as the Brexit project entered a fresh holding pattern, while the dollar held firm as traders took a breather from Sino-U.S. trade headlines.

Trade hopes buttress dollar; loonie lifts as Trudeau clings to power

22 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Hopes the United States and China were making progress to resolve their trade dispute supported the dollar and trade-exposed Asian currencies on Tuesday, while the Canadian dollar rose as the ruling Liberal Party looked to have won a national election.

Dollar underpinned by trade optimism; loonie lifts as Canada votes

22 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Signs that the U.S. and China were making progress in efforts to resolve their trade dispute supported both the dollar and trade-exposed Asian currencies on Tuesday, while the Canadian dollar rose as voters went to the polls in a closely-fought election.

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