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May 15, 2024 10:23 AM

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rise, dollar drifts ahead of US inflation report

Asian stocks rose on Wednesday while the dollar drifted lower as traders weighed mixed U.S. producer price data and braced for the crucial consumer price report later in the day that is likely to influence the Federal Reserve's near-term policy path. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.38%, scaling a fresh 15-month high earlier in the session. Japan's Nikkei gained 0.58%. Data overnight showed U.S. producer prices increased more than expected in April, indicating ...

May 7, 2024 2:30 PM

Yen weakens despite intervention threat, Aussie eases after RBA

The yen continued to drift lower against the dollar on Tuesday as gaping interest rate differentials weighed on the currency, despite fresh warnings from Japanese officials following two rounds of suspected dollar-selling intervention last week. The Australian dollar eased back from near a two-month high versus its U.S. counterpart after the Reserve Bank of Australia kept rates steady as widely expected, and refrained from ramping up hawkish signals in its policy statement. The Aussie AUD=D3 s...

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