18h45 The U.S. dollar was stable on
Wednesday after consumer prices in October rose more than
expected and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell offered an
optimistic outlook for the economy, further solidifying the case
for the. . .
17h53 Thailand's central bank will
lower its economic growth forecasts for this year and next, a
deputy governor said on Wednesday, and still has monetary policy
space for action to support the economy despite cutting. . .
17h47 Chile's peso slid for the fifth straight
session on Wednesday and the country's stocks tumbled more than
2%, as anti-government unrest showed no signs of letting up and
as traders predicted that the central. . .
17h27 A former top Citigroup
trader, who was fired in 2014 but acquitted of foreign
exchange-rigging charges after a trial in New York, told a
London employment tribunal he was unfairly dismissed despite
being in the. . .
16h33 The Canadian dollar weakened to
a one-month low against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday,
adding to its decline since the Bank of Canada shifted to a more
dovish stance as investors became more pessimistic. . .
15h59 The National Bank of Hungary
(NBH) is expected to keep interest rates unchanged at its
monthly policy meeting on Tuesday based on the unanimous
forecast of 16 economists in a Reuters poll, which projects. . .
15h04 Swedish consumer prices rose
in line with market forecasts in October, increasing the chances
the Riksbank will end five years of negative interest rates by
lifting its key repo rate from -0.25 percent in. . .
14h19 Russia will reduce the share of
the U.S. dollar in its National Wealth Fund and is considering
investing in other foreign currencies including the Chinese
yuan, Deputy Finance Minister Vladimir Kolychev said on
Wednesday.. . .
13h55 European shares fell on Wednesday
from four-year highs after U.S. President Donald Trump
threatened to "substantially" increase tariffs if China failed
to agree a trade deal, and he also took a swipe at European
Union. . .
12h43 Central Europe's main currencies
continued to soften on Wednesday, as a better-than-expected
reading on German investor sentiment was offset by U.S.
President Donald Trump's speech that dashed hopes of a concrete
trade deal with China.. . .
12h38 Swiss National Bank Chairman
Thomas Jordan is sticking to his policy of negative interest
rates and the readiness to intervene in foreign exchange markets
to tamp down on the Swiss franc's value as the. . .
12h08 Emerging market shares fell for the third
time in four sessions on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald
Trump offered little clues on a trade truce with Beijing, while
shares in Hong Kong led declines. . .
12h05 Foreigners were net buyers of Asian bonds
for a sixth straight month as hopes of an interim U.S.-China
trade deal improved risk sentiment and benefited the
highest-yielding bonds in the region.. . .
11h20 The pound was slightly weaker
against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday and stable against the
euro, as weak economic data, which should hurt sterling, is more
than offset by supportive political developments in Britain.. . .
10h44 Zimbabwe will not grant mining companies' request to keep all their export earnings in foreign currencies, central bank governor John Mangudya said on Wednesday, adding that the government needs some of. . .
09h40 The Kenyan shilling strengthened to a new four month-high against the dollar on Wednesday due to remittance and inflows from offshore investors buying shares on the stock market, traders said.. . .
07h25 New Zealand's central bank
surprised investors by holding interest rates at an all-time low
of 1% on Wednesday saying it saw no urgency to ease policy
further, sending the kiwi dollar sharply higher.. . .
04h59 Chile's finance minister warned
on Tuesday of the "grave consequences" for the nation's economy
of three weeks of often violent unrest, after the peso slid 4%
to hit a historic low against the dollar.. . .
04h49 The New Zealand dollar boasted
its biggest daily rise this year on Wednesday after the
country's central bank surprised markets by keeping interest
rates steady, wrongfooting bears who had wagered heavily on a
cut.. . .
04h09 Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korean shares dropped almost 1% on Wednesday as
President Donald Trump's speech failed to provide any new
details on when the U.S.-China trade. . .
12/11 The Canadian dollar was little
changed against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday, holding near a
one-month low it hit earlier in the day as the greenback broadly
climbed and investors adjusted to the Bank. . .
12/11 Chile's peso plunged to a record low on
Tuesday as massive anti-government protests showed little signs
of abating, while Latin American stocks tumbled, led by losses
in Brazil as some corporate earnings disappointed.. . .
12/11 The United Nations urged Lebanon
on Tuesday to form a competent new government better able to
seek international aid after weeks of protests against the
ruling elite, warning the country was in a critical. . .
12/11 Sterling inched down from a
six-month high against the euro and was a touch softer against
the dollar on Tuesday, as a boost from the Brexit Party's
decision not to contest previously Conservative-held seats. . .
12/11 Zimbabweans finally got access to new low-denomination currency on Tuesday that authorities hope will end chronic cash shortages, but banks maintained an existing weekly withdrawal limit of $20, frustrating many customers.. . .
12/11 The Polish zloty fell
versus the euro in early trade on Tuesday after the National
Bank of Poland published its latest economic forecasts,
confirming an expected slowdown in the eastern European region
next year.. . .
12/11 Emerging market shares recovered on
Tuesday, while currencies were largely unchanged, with investors
keenly waiting for a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump later
in the day for signs of progress on a U.S.-China. . .
12/11 Lebanon's banks and schools were
shut on Tuesday in a new wave of disruption amid urgent
political efforts to form a new government to steer the country
out of its worst economic crisis since. . .
12/11 China's proposed digitized
domestic currency is not a bid to gain full control of
information belonging to the general public, a senior central
bank official said on Tuesday, adding that the goal was to
balance. . .
12/11 Most Asian currencies were rangebound on
Tuesday, as investors took to the sidelines awaiting further
clarity on an interim trade deal between the United States and
Markets were cautious. . .
12/11 The New Zealand dollar slipped on
Tuesday, as traders wagered on a higher probability of a rate
cut this week after a central bank survey showed the country's
near-term inflation expectations eased in the. . .
12/11 Round-up of South Korean financial
South Korean shares were flat on Tuesday as investors waited for
clues from U.S. President Donald Trump on the status of trade
talks with China, amid a worsening domestic. . .
12/11 A closely watched measure of
Australian business conditions edged higher in October as firms
reported a much-needed pick up in sales, offering a hint of
stabilisation after months of weakness.. . .
11/11 The dollar slid and global
equity markets fell on Monday after U.S. President Donald
Trump's remarks over the weekend dashed investor optimism that
Washington and Beijing would soon reach a deal to end their
debilitating. . .
11/11 The U.S. dollar was broadly
lower on Monday after President Donald Trump said over the
weekend that trade talks with China were moving along "very
nicely" but the United States would only make a. . .
11/11 Chilean assets tumbled on Monday to lead
Latin American markets lower as the country braces for a
constitutional makeover after weeks of political unrest, while
uncertainty over a U.S.-China trade deal kept investors away
from. . .
11/11 Lebanon's central bank, seeking
to shore up battered confidence in the financial system amid the
worst economic crisis in decades, said on Monday bank deposits
are secure and it had the ability to preserve. . .
11/11 The pound jumped on Monday,
hitting a six-month high versus the euro and posted its biggest
daily rise in nearly a month against the greenback after the
Brexit Party said it would not contest. . .
11/11 Prime Minister Boris
Johnson won the most significant boost of the British election
campaign to date when Nigel Farage's Brexit Party pulled out of
317 Conservative-held seats in a bid to prevent opponents of
Brexit. . .
11/11 The pound rose on Monday, hitting
a six-month high versus the euro and strengthening as much as 1%
against the dollar, after the Brexit Party said it would not
contest previously Conservative held seats. . .
11/11 Heralded by Zimbabwe's central bank and its President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the answer to an acute cash shortage that has hamstrung the country's economy, new low-denomination banknotes were due to enter. . .
11/11 Rating agency Moody's cut its
global sovereign outlook for 2020 to 'negative' from 'stable' on
Monday, saying disruptive and unpredictable world politics would
slow growth and increase the risk of economic or financial
shocks.. . .
11/11 The Hungarian forint eased to its
lowest point in nearly five weeks against the euro on Monday,
continuing a week-long slide along with other central European
currencies as global concerns reduce the market's appetite. . .
11/11 Social unrest worldwide is
alarming some global investors, who say protests from Hong Kong
and Lebanon to Chile are forcing them to be more cautious even
though the impact on financial markets has been. . .
11/11 An escalation of political unrest in Hong
Kong drove its shares to their biggest one-day fall in three
months on Monday, while uncertainty over the U.S.-China trade
deal also clouded sentiment in emerging markets.. . .
11/11 Hong Kong's share index lost
almost 3% as unrest in the Asian financial hub worsened on
Monday, with police firing live rounds at anti-government
protesters on the eastern side of island and firing tear. . .
11/11 Most Asian currencies softened on Monday,
with the South Korean won leading regional declines, as mixed
signals about the U.S.-China tariff rollback dampened risk
The won, the worst performing. . .
11/11 China's yuan eased on Monday,
reflecting strength in the greenback in overseas markets, with
sentiment dented by renewed uncertainty over a preliminary trade
deal between Beijing and Washington.
Losses in the. . .
11/11 Most economists are expecting
New Zealand's central bank to cut rates to a record low at its
last monetary policy decision of the year on Wednesday after the
bank signalled in recent months it. . .
08/11 Oil prices faltered and global
equity markets slipped on Friday, halting a week-long
record-setting rally fueled on hopes a U.S.-China trade deal was
near, as the latest statements out of Washington cast fresh
doubts about. . .
08/11 The Canadian dollar weakened to a
three-week low against its U.S. counterpart on Friday as data
showing a surprise decline in domestic jobs added to pressure on
the currency since the Bank of Canada. . .
08/11 The dollar rallied to a three-week high on Friday, getting some safe-haven
bids, as risk appetite for higher-yielding currencies waned with renewed uncertainty about the rollback of
existing tariffs, a major component of. . .
08/11 Brazil's real led Latin American
currencies lower on Friday, hit by underwhelming oil auctions
and political concerns, while stocks in the region fell on
doubts about an agreement between Washington and Beijing to roll
back. . .
08/11 Private companies seeking to launch on
stock markets have abandoned a series of initial public
offerings (IPO) this year after a string of high-profile
startups — most notably WeWork — failed to draw the. . .
08/11 Progress on the feasibility of a
digital currency backed by the European Central Bank could be
made in the coming months, senior officials said on Friday,
cautioning that the project faced challenges and was. . .
08/11 Sri Lankan shares edged higher on
Friday, snapping a four-day losing streak, as investors picked
up banking and beverage shares ahead of the presidential vote on
** The country's main Tamil party. . .
08/11 Hungary's forint eased on Friday
versus the euro and underperformed its Central European peers as
October inflation came in above expectations while the Hungarian
central bank has been sticking to its ultra-loose monetary
policy.. . .
08/11 Lingering doubts about a U.S.-China trade
deal, a Moody's rating cut on India's sovereign outlook and
another power outage in South Africa dampened emerging markets
on Friday but did little to take the shine. . .
08/11 The Kenyan shilling firmed against the dollar on Friday supported by inflows of hard currency from offshore investors buying government debt and banks' shares at the stock market, traders said.. . .
08/11 Malaysian banks' statutory
reserve requirement (SRR) will be reduced to 3.00% from 3.50%,
effective Nov. 16, the central bank said on Friday, the first
cut in three years and made days after it left. . .
08/11 World markets could be approaching
a tipping point in 2020 as funding costs start to rise, making
bonds a riskier investment and some credit sectors, such as U.S.
shale oil, particularly fragile, according to. . .
08/11 The pool of negative-yielding euro
zone bonds is draining at last as extreme economic pessimism
gripping markets abates, but sub-zero borrowing costs are
expected to remain a persistent feature of the year ahead.. . .
08/11 Offshore investors raised their
holdings of Chinese yuan bonds to a new record in October as
signs of easing tensions between China and the United States
boosted the yuan, and as the phased inclusion. . .
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