The dollar index was last at 95.324, little changed from where it closed in New York on Friday and not far from Thursday's high of 95.520. It rose 0.8 percent last week, climbing for a third week.
The dollar notched its session high of 109.27 yen just ahead of the GDP release, and subsequently fell as low as 108.73.
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Banks made 555.6 billion yuan ($85.21 billion) in net new yuan loans in April, much lower than expected and less than half the 1.37 trillion yuan seen in March.
The International Monetary Fund said Britain risks falling into a self-reinforcing cycle of weaker economic growth and lower house and share prices if voters opt to leave the European Union next month.
The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.3 per cent to 2,827.11 points, its lowest close since March 11.
Australia's S&P/ASX 200 retreated 0.5 per cent to 5,332.40. Benchmarks in Taiwan, New Zealand and Southeast Asia also lost ground.
The Australian dollar has tumbled more than five cents since its April 21 peak, setting the stage for a fourth consecutive week of losses.
The dollar index slumped 0.5 per cent against a basket of major global currencies on Wednesday, pushing the yuan sharply stronger in the Chinese market's evening trade.
The Aussie slipped 0.5 percent in the session to NZ$1.0750, and off a peak of NZ$1.0920 touched this week.
The yen gained half a percent and the euro around 0.2 percent, halting a steady march by the greenback since it hit respectively 19- and 9-month lows at the start of May.
The jawboning pushed the dollar up nearly 1 percent to around 108 yen on Tuesday, off the 18-month low of 105.55 yen hit last week.
Zurich-based Credit Suisse posted a 302 million Swiss franc ($311 million) loss for the first three months of 2016, as Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam pursued a painful restructuring.
The broader Topix gained 2.2 percent to 1,335.06 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 added 2.2 percent to 12,072.01.
Shares of TSMC, the world's top contract chipmaker, dipped 0.3 percent while those of smartphone and PC maker Asustek Computer fell 2 percent.
The euro was a touch softer against the greenback at $1.1385 . The dollar index drifted to its highest in nearly two weeks, extending its rise from a 15-month trough set on May 3.
Singapore shares rose on Monday, snapping a 10-session losing streak, helped by a rally in US stocks late last week, while most other Southeast Asian markets suffered losses. US stocks bounced back on Friday from early losses to close higher as investors viewed the day’s jobs data as less disappointing than first thought. Singapore’s Straight […]
Shares fell across the board on the mainland, but relatively expensive small caps underperformed blue-chip sectors such as banking.
In the short-term, dealers expect the Aussie to pause between $0.7250 and $0.7550, before heading south to $0.7065.
The Nikkei rose 0.4 per cent to 16,167.63 points by midmorning, bucking regional weakness.
The central bank's attempts to deter speculation on the Chinese currency in the last few months have depressed a range of yuan assets offshore, including yuan-denominated "dim sum" bonds.
The Australian dollar slid 1.5 percent against the yen to 80.36 yen.
The US Treasury listing was seen as making it harder for Japan to intervene in the currency market to stem the yen's gains.
A separate PMI issued Sunday by a Chinese industry group, the Federation of Logistics & Purchasing, also showed manufacturing was weak in April though it found activity expanded slightly.
The Taiwan dollar firmed T$0.07 to T$32.211 per US dollar.
China is followed by Turkey, Singapore, Thailand and India among the top-five countries from where most fake goods originate, as per a new study by the OECD.
The world oil market has been hammered over the past two years by weak demand, overproduction, a slowing global economy -- particularly China -- and a supply glut.
Japan's Nikkei stock index shed about 0.8 percent as the Yen pulled off its lows.
Hong Kong shares also fell on the back of Wall Street loss
China's proportion of global exports rose to 13.8 per cent last year from 12.3 per cent in 2014, data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment shows, the highest share any country has enjoyed since the US in 1968.
Japan's sixth-biggest automaker said that it had manipulated test data to overstate the fuel economy of 625,000 cars, a situation the government called "extremely serious".
Factories for major manufacturers including Toyota, Sony and Honda were closed, causing supply chain disruptions around the country.
A warning by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries that the world remains oversupplied also dampened sentiment as key producer nations prepared to gather in Doha for Sunday's talks on freezing output.
Oil prices plunged to 12-year lows in the previous session after China allowed its yuan currency to slip
Chinese markets have lurched up and down as regulators gradually withdraw emergency measures imposed after the main stock index plunged in June following an explosive rise.
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