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Dollar witnesses a two-week low

Friday, October 9th, 2009

The dollar witnessed a two-week low as compared to the euro as signs the international economy is improving increased demand for the high-yielding material goods. After the employment suddenly boosted in the month of September, the Australia dollar increased to a fourteen-month high.

Phil Burke who is the main dealer of the foreign-exchange, spot trading at JP Morgan Securities at Sydney said that according to the people the tough time is over and it does makes sense. But on the whole the dollar is still in a mid term downtrend. In Tokyo, the dollar decreased $1.4769 per euro at 11:49 a.m. from $1.4690 in New York. Previously, it reached $1.4773 which is the lowest since 24th September.

The euro didn’t changed at 130.17 yen, but the dollar came down from 88.60 yen to 88.21 yen. Yesterday it came down to as low as 88.01 which is the weakest in over eight months. The MSCI Pacific Index of the local shares increased 1.1 percent, and Nikkei 225 Stock Average of Japan added 0.1 percent. The gold also increased to the record high for the third consecutive day. The dollar turned down as the survey of the economists estimated the German industrial production extended 1.7 percent in the month of August following 0.8 percent downfall in the month of July.

Berlin’s Economy Ministry is all prepared to the pass the report today. In a different survey estimate, the production of the factory increased 2.1 percent in the month of August after 9.2 percent downfall in the month of July. The data will be revealed tomorrow in Tokyo. Adam Carr who is a senior economist at ICAP said that the international economy is bouncing back.

The European Central Bank will be holding their chief refinancing rate which is at a record low of one percent, and Bank of England is also keeping their chief rate very low at 0.5 percent. Both the central banks will be having a meeting today. According to the experts, the standard rate of the Federal Reserve will be increasing in the third quarter of 2010. The dollar of Australia increased 1.2 percent to the 90.23 American cents which is the maximum level since the month of August 2008 from yesterday’s 89.11 cents in New York.

According to the statistic agency in Sydney, the number of people employed increased to 40,599 from the previous month of August 2008. The unemployment rate also came down 5.6 percent from 5.7 percent. According to the Finance Ministry of Japan the country’s current-account surplus increased 10.3 percent to 1.170 trillion yen in the month of August from the previous year.

The dollar of New Zealand increased to 74.01 American cents from 73.63 yesterday. Previously it reached 74.20 cents which is the healthiest since the month of July 2008. The Finance Minister of New Zealand Bill English said that he is not at all happy with the currency’s level. The yen traded nearby the maximum level in more than eight months as compared to the dollar on the consideration of BOJ (Bank of Japan) will be faster as compared to the Federal Reserve in extracting the emergency stimulus actions.

On 3rd October, the Governor of Bank of Japan Masaaki Shirakawa said that there is a need for the programs to purchase commercial paper and other commercial bonds has relieved. William Dudley who is the President of New York Fed said that American rate of interest should remain low for quite some time just to make sure a healthy revival.

Hideki Amikura who is the deputy general manager of Nomura Trust & Banking Corp, Tokyo said that it is feasible that Bank of Japan might be faster as compared to Fred in making use of the exit policies. This could probably help in the purchase of the yen.

The Dollar made a major downfall

Monday, April 13th, 2009

As the Federal Reserve is preparing for buying Treasuries promoted a rumor of degrading the greenback, the dollar came down against the currencies of the six of the main American business associates ever since the Plaza Accord which took place a quarter century ago. In an interview Mr. Bill who is co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Co. made a statement that it has given rise to the currency related problems to the degree which has led the Fed to purchase what is not liked by the foreign owners.

He also added that the Fed can easily maintain the rate of interest where they want at least from six to eighteen month but in the future it has its own disadvantages. With the central bank making a decision for increasing their balance sheet by $1.14 trillion lowered yields which reduced the value of US assets. This week since the month of January for the first time American currency came down further than $1.36 per euro.

With the Fed’s move encouraged the progress in the commodities, the New Zealand dollar and Norwegian Krone rallied. Yesterday the dollar decreased 4.7 percent in value from $1.2927 at $1.3581 per euro on March 13. On March 19 the American currency reached $1.3737 which was considered the best of the levels since January 9. The dollar also registered a drop of 2.1 percent from 97.94 to 95.93 yen. For a fifth week as compared to the yen, yesterday the euro increased 2.8 percent to 130.28 from 130.48 which was the highest level since December 18.

This week the trade-weighted Dollar Index of ICE came down 4.0 percent at 83.82. This was considered to be the highest reduction since the week in the month of September 1985 when the countries like Japan, West Germany, America, France, and Britain decided in bringing together the dollar’ depreciation as compared to deutsche mark and the yen.

On March 18 the American currency came down 3.2 percent as compared to the euro which is considered to be the highest fall since the sixteen nation’s currency debut back in the year 1999. Mr. David

Mr. David who is the global head of foreign-exchange planning at Barclays Capital in London in an interview said that the falling of the dollar this week has been valued in the policy reaction. This week the stocks witnessed progress and the crude oil. The 500 Index of Standard & Poor raised 1.5 percent and the crude oil increased more than fifty dollars a barrel.

As compared to the dollar the Krone of Norway came out as a major player where it increased seven percent at 6.376. As compared to the American cents the Australian dollar increased 4.3 percent. Norway is the biggest exporter of the crude oil and sixty percent of the abroad sales of Australia comprises of the raw materials. The peso of Colombia raised 3.5 percent at 2,358 per dollar.

According to Mr. Wen, the foreigners have fifty percent of the profitable Treasury debts. China is a major foreign holder along with $739 billion and China is concerned for the holdings of Treasuries and they expect a promise about the safety of the investments.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc has increased their betting objectives on March 19 to the dollar at $1.39 per euro. On the same day Citigroup Inc. also gave a proposal that their customers will buy the euro against the dollar. As the Japan bought the government notes and made the subordinate loans in banks to encourage the economy the yen came down a three month low as compared to the euro.

Once more Asian shares are on a rise

Monday, April 13th, 2009

On Tuesday the Asian shares once again increased which was maintained by a public gathering on Wall Street for detoxifying the banks of their unpleasant loans. Nikkei 225 of Japan increased 2.1 percent after it increased 3.3 percent along with S&P/ASX 200 of Australia increase by 1.4 percent and Kospi Composite of South Korea up by 1.1 percent. NZX-50 also increased 2.3 percent.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 6.7 percent on Monday as the investors accepted the particulars for the Treasury’s plans for relieving the banks from the debt. The financial field of S&P 500 increased seventeen percent. Mr. Philip who is the first NZ Capital Broker said that this is related to the basic matters which have now being addressed to in America.

The experts at UBS were of the view that they were anticipating rally in stocks to be one more bear market alteration. Mr. Alex who is a senior dealer with ANZ gave his comment as it is quite madness with the things taking place in the equity market. He also said that he would like to make use of an expression i.e. caveat emptor which means that buyer be cautious. The financial stocks making good progress with the ANZ of Australia increased by 3.5 percent, Adelaide and Bendigo Bank increased by 6.1 percent, Suncorp Metway increased by 3.3 percent and Commonwealth Bank up by 4.6 percent. In Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ FG increased by 5.5 percent along with Sumitomo Mitsui FG increase of 3.8 percent and Mizuho FG up by 6.3 percent.

In Tokyo the insurers also increased along with Tokio Marine up by 5.1 percent, but there are chances that some of the profit-takers will turn up in the Japan’s shares. The commodity plays were associated by the strong base metals along with Rio Tinto increased by 5.7 percent, Bluescope Steel up by 4.2 percent, Arrow Energy up by 3.8 percent, BHP Billiton increased by 3.1 percent. OZ Minerals came down fifteen percent with the Foreign Investment Review Board expanded their evaluation of China Minmetals’ A$2.5 billion offer for takeover spoiling the planning of OZ of rapid sanction of the contract.

After having the fresh profits auto stocks didn’t performed well enough. Since February 17th the main index of New Zealand for a short time touched its maximum level. Fisher & Paykel Appliances increased by 8.1 percent, Telecom +4.2 percent, and Fletcher Building increased by 4.8 percent. With the euro at Y133.34, the Japanese yen constantly registered a fall with its maximum level since October 21. The euro also touched $1.3670 from $1.3644 along with the American dollar at Y97.65 from Y96.90.

The yen crossed the Australian dollar hit Y69.24 which is its biggest level since November 10th and the Pound reached Y142.52 which was its best since December 1st. According to Mr. Sean who is a Westpac’s senior currency strategist, the merging of the dollar probably will continue. It also included the selling of the euro in the middle of a talk about the possible step taken by European Central Bank in the direction of quantitative easiness should decrease. The quantitative easing is not possible next week. At the dollar’s cost the currencies of Asia increased along with the greenback fell at KRW1, 384.04 versus Korean won from KRW1, 391.59 on Monday.

Despite of the fall in American Treasurys the Asian government bonds were mixed. May Nymex crude oil futures came down twenty percent at $53.58 per barrel on Globex from rising up to $1.72 in New York.

New Zealand Dollar and Australia Dollar go down

Monday, April 13th, 2009

After one month high the New Zealand and Australian dollars came down. According to the statistics department the manufacturing sales without the price rise came down 5.3 percent as for the fourth quarter. Tomorrow The Reserve Bank of Australia released minutes of the board meeting which took place on March 3rd where the policy makers stopped reductions in the borrowing costs. Ever since that meeting the reports of the government showed that the domestic product came down in eight years. This also increased the unemployment rate.

Mr. Sean who is a senior currency strategist in Sydney at Westpac Banking Corp said that because of the Reserve Bank of Australia minutes the markets have moved many times and that is the reason the traders feel uncomfortable. The Australian currency came down 0.2 percent to 65.61 American cents in Sydney from 65.81 cents last week in New York when it reached 66.03 cents. The currency remained the same at 64.46 yen.

Mr. Sean was of the view that the Australian dollar will trade 65.14 to 66.19 cents to the American dollar and New Zealand dollar came down 0.1 percent to 52.38 American cents from 52.47 in New York on March 13th. The New Zealand dollar will be probably doing trade between 51.40 to 52.00 cents to the dollar. For the first time in seven months the policy makers in Australia deserted the standard rate of interest.

For the purpose of purchasing and selling the futures are agreements which are fixed at a decided price and a date. The euro also came down against the dollar, which ended the four days of profits on the rumor that European countries will not be able to increase spending to face the financial slump in that particular area. According to Statistics New Zealand the manufacturing sales in New Zealand also came down to 5.3 percent in the fourth quarter which was led by the fuel, dairy, and meat industries.

In a statement Bank of New Zealand Ltd and Business New Zealand said that the service industry in New Zealand made a contract for eleven month in the month of February with the sales came down by renewing different contracts, crimping the demand for various business services.

Mr. Deda said that there are chances that the Australian dollar will settle above 65.1 American cents and just for a while it might go above 65 cents. He also added that the New Zealand currency might not be able to deal with Australia’s economy because of its current condition. It is projected that in the coming months the New Zealand dollar might grow weaker as compared to the Australian dollar and it might. It might trade between 52 and 52.7 American cents.

The government bonds of Australia were unaffected. The price of 5.24 percent security which is due on March 2019 came down from 0.02 to 107.76.