Ahead of the euro zone finance ministers' meeting, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday he expected difficult negotiations but was "full of confidence".
The Indian rupee fell for the third consecutive session today against the American currency, slipping by six paise to close at fresh one-month low
Japan's Canon said today it would launch a tender offer to buy all outstanding shares in Axis AB, a Swedish network video solutions company, for about $2.8 billion next month.
rupee today declined by 48 paise to settle at nearly four-week low of 62.17 against the US currency due to capital outflows and fresh dollar demand from banks and importers.
The Indian rupee washed out initial losses against the greenback to edge up by two paise at 61.73 on fag-end selling of dollars by banks and exporters.
Rupee today jumped by 16 paise to end at over two-month high of 61.71 against the greenback on good inflows in local markets and sustained dollar sales by exporters, extending its winning trend to third straight day.
The Indian rupee continued to rule firm against the greenback for the fourth successive session, gaining another 16 paise today to end at over one-month high of 62.16 on persistent selling of dollars by banks and exporters on hopes of capital inflows into domestic markets.
Rising for the second session, the Indian rupee today climbed by 50 paise to nearly four-week high of 62.67 against the greenback on persistent selling of dollars by banks and hopes of capital inflows in view of a strong equity market.
The Dow shed 0.75 percent, the S&P 500 0.9 percent and the Nasdaq 1.29 percent
The yen gained against the dollar as investors sought the traditional safety of the Japanese currency
2015 will be a tough year for Asian currencies and every single major currency will drift lower against the US dollar (USD). The Indian rupee (INR), however, will be one of the few currencies that will cope with the greenback strength better.
Currency wars refers to a situation where multiple countries start driving down the value of their currencies against the dollar in a bid to drive up exports and inflation.
The British pound jumped as investors bet that Scottish voters would reject independence based on results that cover more than half of Scotland. Japanese stocks rallied as the yen extended losses against the dollar while other Asian benchmarks were subdued for lack of major economic data.
Wall Street seemed to find some relief in the fact that the Fed would not be hiking for a few months at least
Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Chairman R C Bhargava said the move would insulate the company from foreign exchange fluctuations.<br />