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Asia stocks dip, dollar buoyant as Fed comes into view

June 12, 2017 By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks edged lower early on Monday following a slide by U.S. technology shares and the dollar rose ahead of this week’s U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting, with markets hoping for more guidance on the central bank’s interest rate path. The Fed holds a two-day meeting ending on Wednesday at which it is widely expected to hike interest rates. The focus is on whether the Fed thinks the U.S. economy is robust enough to withstand further rate increases through 2017. A…

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U.S. stock futures, dollar fall on rising concerns on Trump

May 17, 2017 By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. share futures and the dollar slipped in early Asian trade on Wednesday after reports that President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end a probe into his former security adviser. The reports raised questions about whether charges of obstruction of justice could be laid against Trump, weakening confidence in the U.S. president’s ability to push through an aggressive stimulus program that investors had been banking on since his election last November. U.S. economic data published on Tuesday was…

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