21 Apr '11, 11pm

US dollar falls across the board

NEW YORK: The euro jumped above $1.46 on Thursday for the first time in more than a year before falling back slightly, as the US dollar slumped against most major currencies. "It has been a topsy-turvy day in the foreign exchange market with the dollar selling off against all of the major currencies," said Kathy Lien of Global Forex Trading. "The weakness of the greenback was so pronounced that it reached fresh year to date lows against everything except for the Japanese yen." By 2100 GMT Thursday, the euro was at $1.4550, off a high of $1.4649 earlier and up from $1.4521 in New York late Wednesday. The dollar dipped to 81.85 yen from 82.54 yen. The prospect of low US interest rates being kept in place and lingering concerns about the country's massive debt appeared to weigh on markets. Standard & Poor's shook the markets on Monday when it downgraded its rating outlook on ...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business...

Tweets

FOREX-Dollar index hits 3-yr low as euro, Aussi...

sg.news.yahoo.com 21 Apr '11, 7am

* Dollar slammed across the board * DXY break of chart support targets 2008 all-time low * Euro/dollar above $1.46, poised...

US silver futures hit 31-year high on weak dollar

sg.news.yahoo.com 25 Apr '11, 12am

SINGAPORE , April 25 (Reuters) - The most active silver contract on COMEX rose to a 31-year high at $47.84 an ounce, as th...

Brent crude steady above $121 as equities rally, dollar weakens: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude held steady a...

Brent crude steady above $121 as equities rally...

sg.news.yahoo.com 20 Apr '11, 2am

LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude rose above $122 a barrel on Wednesday, helped by a rebound in equities and a weaker dollar....

Earnings boost US stocks ahead of holiday weekend

channelnewsasia.com 21 Apr '11, 9pm

NEW YORK: US stocks notched solid gains on Thursday as mostly encouraging earnings reports, including from heavyweights Ap...

What will happen if US credit rating is cut?

channelnewsasia.com 19 Apr '11, 3am

WASHINGTON: For the first time, a top credit ratings agency has seriously hinted the United States might be forced to welc...

45 dead as tornadoes rip across US

45 dead as tornadoes rip across US

channelnewsasia.com 17 Apr '11, 2pm

WASHINGTON : At least 45 people were dead after a powerful storm whipped up tornadoes in seven southern US states, media r...

Homer Simpson's beer falls foul of Lithuanian w...

straitstimes.com 20 Apr '11, 11am

VILNIUS - A LITHUANIAN company said on Wednesday it had frozen publication of the local version of The Simpsons comic afte...

17 dead as tornadoes rip across central US

17 dead as tornadoes rip across central US

channelnewsasia.com 16 Apr '11, 11pm

CHICAGO - At least 17 people have been killed as a powerful storm whipped up tornadoes in its third day across parts of th...

Major reshuffle at City Harvest Church board; f...

todayonline.com 19 Apr '11, 2am

SINGAPORE - In the second major management reshuffle since a probe into the alleged misuse of funds was launched a year ag...

Asian stocks slide as US credit outlook is cut:...

todayonline.com 19 Apr '11, 10pm

TOKYO - Asian stocks fell broadly yesterday after rating agency Standard & Poor's on Monday cut the United States' long-te...

S'pore dollar rose to $1.25 against US$ after the MAS said it would appreciate the dollar against other currencies

S'pore dollar rose to $1.25 against US$ after t...

straitstimes.com 14 Apr '11, 2am

MAS noted that the Singapore economy grew by 23.5 per cent in the first three months of this year, on quarter-on-quarter b...

US debt outlook cut to cause little dent to Asian economies: By Millet Enriquez | Posted: 19 April 2011 2345 hrs...

US debt outlook cut to cause little dent to Asi...

channelnewsasia.com 19 Apr '11, 4pm

SINGAPORE : The fall in Asian markets following Standard & Poor's negative outlook for the credit worthiness of US soverei...

Hong Kong jobless rate falls to pre-crisis levels

Hong Kong jobless rate falls to pre-crisis levels

straitstimes.com 19 Apr '11, 1pm

The unemployment rate for the January-March period was down from 3.6 per cent in the December-February period, and is at i...

Hong Kong jobless rate falls to pre-crisis levels

channelnewsasia.com 19 Apr '11, 10am

HONG KONG: Hong Kong's unemployment rate has fallen to 3.4 per cent, its lowest level since before the global financial cr...

US warns against travel to Burkina Faso: WASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday warned its citizens not to tra...

US warns against travel to Burkina Faso: WASHIN...

channelnewsasia.com 20 Apr '11, 4am

WASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday warned its citizens not to travel to the restive west African country of Burkina ...