FOREX-Dollar drifts higher as caution returns to currency markets

“Risk sentiment is slowing down,” said Westpac FX analyst Imre Speizer. “It’s too early to say the whole (dollar) downtrend is over…but it’s got potential and at the very least it’s putting a cap on the Aussie and kiwi.”

Dollar drifts higher as coronavirus, China data sap confidence

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar drifted higher on Friday, helped by strong U.S. jobs data as well as firmer global demand for safe-havens amid concerns about the coronavirus recovery, setting the currency up to potentially snap a seven-week losing streak.

Spotlight: U.S. economic recovery at risk as Trump’s executive orders fall short of what’s needed

“A closer look at these orders suggests they will have at best marginal economic benefits even if fully implemented, which is questionable given the legality of the orders and the likely court challenges,” Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, wrote in an analysis earlier this week.

Asia Today: Victoria adds 21 deaths, Singapore clears dorms

— Singapore’s government says most foreign workers can now resume work as their dormitories have been cleared of COVID-19 after months of lockdown and virus testing. People living in the crowded dormitories comprised the bulk of Singapore’s 55,353 cases. Only 27 deaths have been recorded in the tiny island-state. The Ministry of Manpower said late […]

Daily horoscope for Wednesday August 12 — here’s what the stars have in store for you today

Conflict can turn to cooperation if that’s what you want – but you’re also able to walk away. Do some thinking before you make any choice.

Daily horoscope for Monday August 10 — here’s what the stars have in store for you today

If you have been a little half-hearted in a health change, this week starts with a new you, with strong focus and the ability to stick to a routine.

Asia Today: New Zealand reports 1st local cases in 102 days

— An outbreak in Australia’s second-largest city held steady Tuesday, raising hopes the strict lockdown in Melbourne was working. Victoria state, which includes Melbourne, reported 331 new cases and 19 more deaths from COVID-19, equaling the record number of deaths set a day earlier. The number of new infections was less than half the peak […]

Depts of school and higher education need to work closely to send every child to college: Sisodia

“We have seen seamless coordination between the DoE and the higher education department and we expect the same in the future as well. The director of higher education should be aware of the number of children in the first grade today so that accordingly, (s)he can plan for 12 years hence — how many seats […]

‘Johaar’ review: A commendable attempt

Esther-Ankith and Naina Ganguly’s stories stand out and the actors shine with credible performances. Both Sudhakar and Eshwari’s stories are predictably gloomy and underwhelming. The actors are earnest but their roles don’t give them much scope to go beyond expressing grief and anxiety. Chaitanya Krishna is good as the calculative leader.

The Latest: Filipino leader says US unrest hurts virus fight

The number of new claims for unemployment benefits in Washington dropped to just over 31,000 last week. LeVine said the drop is in part due to the ongoing anti-fraud efforts, but also to Washington’s four-stage reopening plan bringing people back to work.