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- ^TNXReuters•7 hours ago
The dollar rose broadly on Friday as U.S. bond yields rose, while the euro sank after the European Central Bank's decision to extend its debt-buying programme even as it cut the size of its purchases disappointed currency bulls. The yen's safe-haven appeal has diminished as Japan's Nikkei hit a one-year peak as Wall Street reached a record high. Long-dated euro zone bond yields rose and the euro fell on Thursday after the ECB said it would reduce its monthly asset buys to 60 billion euros $63.58 billion) as of April, from the current 80 billion euros, but as it also opted to extend bond purchases to December from March.
- ^TNXReuters•13 hours ago
Bond yields rose and the euro dipped on Thursday after the European Central Bank said it would prolong its bond purchase program but surprised investors by scaling back on how much it will spend each month. The euro saw its biggest one-day percentage drop against the dollar since June after the ECB said it would reduce its bond buying program to 60 billion euros a month from 80 billion, but extended it from April to December 2017. ECB President Mario Draghi said it was not an outright winding-down of quantitative easing (QE) but this did not completely reassure fixed income investors.