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THE Australian dollar hopped half a per cent higher on Wednesday, as reports of medical breakthroughs in the fight against the new coronavirus boosted growth-linked currencies.

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THE Japanese yen and the Swiss franc gained on Thursday as the rising death toll from a virus spreading in China sent investors scurrying to the shelter of perceived safe-haven currencies while...

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THE US dollar held near two-month highs on Wednesday and other currencies seen as safe havens stabilised as investors regained their composure after an outbreak of coronavirus in China, awaiting...

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THE US dollar slipped against the safe-haven Japanese yen on Friday as investors fretted over concerns that a spreading virus from China would curb travel and hurt demand.

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CHINA'S yuan tumbled on Tuesday, pulling away from six-month highs against the US dollar, while the safe-haven yen rallied as the spread of a pneumonia-like virus in China sparked a sudden bout of...

THE greenback rose to a one-week high against the euro on Friday as economic data pointed to solid economic growth, and reduced fears about an impending slowdown.

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THE euro climbed to a one-week high against the US dollar on Wednesday as investors grew cautiously optimistic about the outlook for the single currency before the signing of a US-China trade deal...

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CHINA'S yuan climbed to its highest level since July on Tuesday as the Japanese yen plumbed eight-month lows, against the backdrop of the US Treasury Department reversing its decision in August to...

THE BOTTOM LINE

THE global discussion on the future of money has been irreversibly altered in the six months since Facebook announced plans for a digital currency. While Libra's own prospects have dimmed, major...

[SYDNEY] The Japanese yen led other safe-haven assets higher on Friday after air strikes on Baghdad airport killed a senior Iranian military official, stoking tensions in the Middle East and...