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Tom Westbrook

FOREX-Yen up, yuan down over China virus fears; Aussie jumps on jobs data

23 Jan 2020

SINGAPORE, Jan 23 The safe-haven Japanese yen firmed and the Chinese yuan weakened on Thursday, as traders kept a wary eye on the spread of a virus in China, while the battered Australian dollar jumped after a surprise drop in unemployment.

FOREX-Yen firm over China virus concern; Aussie jumps on jobs data

23 Jan 2020

SINGAPORE, Jan 23 The safe-haven Japanese yen was firm and the Chinese yuan fragile on Thursday as traders kept a wary eye on the spread of a virus in China, while the ailing Australian dollar jumped after a surprise drop in unemployment.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks bounce as investors welcome China virus response

22 Jan 2020

SINGAPORE, Jan 22 Asian stock markets recovered ground on Wednesday as China's response to a virus outbreak tempered some fears of a global pandemic, although Shanghai shares initially slipped amid worries about a hit to domestic demand and tourism.

GLOBAL MARKETS-China stocks tumble on virus outbreak, but regional markets steady

22 Jan 2020

* Regional markets arrest slide as global contagion fears pause

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks arrest slide but investors on edge over China virus

22 Jan 2020

* Asian stocks, currencies mostly steady after risk-off shift

FOREX-Dollar firm on strong U.S. data, outlook hopes hoist yuan to 6-month high

20 Jan 2020

SINGAPORE, Jan 20 The dollar began the week on a firm note on Monday as economic data pointed to strength right across the U.S. economy, while optimism on the outlook for China supported Asian currencies.

FOREX-Dollar holds gains as investors cheer U.S. economic outlook

20 Jan 2020

SINGAPORE, Jan 20 The dollar began the week on a firm note on Monday as economic data pointed to strength right across the U.S. economy, reducing the likelihood of interest rate cuts.

FOREX-Cautious optimism lifts Asian currencies after Sino-U.S. trade deal

16 Jan 2020

SINGAPORE, Jan 16 Asian currencies inched higher on Thursday supported by hopes the U.S.-China trade deal could herald warmer relations between the world's two biggest economies and help to revive global growth.

FOREX-Dollar softens as Sino-U.S. trade deal optimism lifts Asian currencies

16 Jan 2020

SINGAPORE, Jan 16 The dollar gave a little ground to riskier Asian currencies on Thursday, as investors hoped the Sino-U.S. trade deal could herald warmer relations between the world's two biggest economies and help to revive global growth.

FOREX-Currencies in cautious mood as investors wait for trade deal signing

15 Jan 2020

SINGAPORE, Jan 15 The safe-haven yen held firm and riskier Asian currencies softened a little on Wednesday, as currency investors awaited the signing of the U.S.-China trade deal with trepidation.

World News

China virus death toll mounts to 25, infections spread

A new coronavirus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the World Health Organisation declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.