Asia FX flat as dollar rises before the Fed; yen plumbs 4-mth lows

Asia FX flat as dollar rises

Most Asian currencies moved little on Wednesday amid caution before more signals on interest rate cuts from the Federal Reserve due later in the day, with the dollar sitting at two-week highs. The Japanese yen extended its declines after the Bank of Japan struck a largely dovish chord, despite hiking interest rates for the first…

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Swiss National Bank sold forex worth nearly $150 billion in 2023

Swiss National Bank sold forex

ZURICH (Reuters) – The Swiss National Bank sold foreign currency worth 132.9 billion Swiss francs ($149.51 billion) in 2023, the central bank said on Tuesday, showing its increased emphasis on supporting the Swiss franc as a shield against imported inflation. The figure was a massive increase from 22.3 billion francs in foreign currencies sold by…

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