05h51 Asian stocks took a breather on
Wednesday, with mounting signs of slowing global growth and
concerns over a yet-unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute putting
the brakes on investor appetite for risk assets.. . .
04h21 New Zealand's inflation edged
up in the fourth quarter on higher service costs, and though
overall price growth remained subdued, investors pared up some
of the more aggressive bets on the prospects of an. . .
01h00 The Czech National Bank can pause
its policy tightening as external developments roughly
compensate for a weaker domestic currency, bank board member
Tomas Holub was quoted on Wednesday as saying.. . .
22/01 A gauge of world stock markets
fell on Tuesday as concerns over global growth and trade gave
investors incentive to look towards safe-haven assets such as
the Japanese yen and government bonds.. . .
22/01 The dollar fell against the
Japanese yen on Tuesday, as worries about flagging global growth
and concerns about continuing U.S.-Chinese trade tensions drove
investors to seek out safe-haven assets.. . .
22/01 Nigeria's central bank will provide 75 billion naira in financing to an oil refinery project being built by Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote in the West African country, its Governor Godwin. . .
22/01 The Canadian dollar weakened
against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday, pressured by investor
worries about the outlook for the global economy and
weaker-than-expected data that could point to a contraction in
Canada's economy in November.. . .
22/01 Negative interest rates and a
readiness to intervene in the foreign currency markets are still
needed to ward off a rise in the franc that would trigger
deflation in Switzerland, Swiss National Bank governor. . .
22/01 The leu led a
weakening of Central European currencies on Tuesday after the
International Monetary Fund lowered its forecast for global
The leu is also under pressure from a. . .
22/01 Stocks in Brazil fell on Tuesday dragged
by shares of material companies amid global growth fears
stemming from weak Chinese economic data and a lowered outlook
for 2019 from the International Monetary Fund.. . .
22/01 South Africa's MTN has paid $53 million to settle a money transfer dispute with Nigeria's central bank and the matter has been withdrawn from court, Governor Godwin Emefiele said on Tuesday.. . .
22/01 ** Sri Lanka's rupee
closed weaker on Tuesday due to dollar demand from importers,
while stocks fell to an eight-week closing low amid concerns
over debt repayment by the government.
** The rupee closed at. . .
22/01 Pakistani Finance Minister
Asad Umar is due to announce a package of measures to shore up
strained public finances in a "mini budget" on Wednesday that
comes only months after the government presented its. . .
22/01 London Stock Exchange Group said
on Tuesday Hong Kong-based AAX would use its technology for
cryptocurrency trading, allowing the British exchange operator
enter a nascent yet highly speculative industry.. . .
22/01 The European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) plans to invest around 1
billion euros ($1.1 billion) in Turkey this year focusing on
agriculture and exporting sectors, a senior EBRD official said,
according to the. . .
22/01 Emerging market stocks and currencies
slid on Tuesday, as fears of slowing global growth left
investors queuing up to exit developing world markets and move
into safer assets which reflected their downbeat risk appetite.. . .
22/01 Nigeria's main opposition candidate for president wants to overhaul the central bank by separating supervisory and monetary policy functions, and to transition the naira to a managed float, a spokesman for. . .
22/01 Round-up of South Korean financial
** South Korea's KOSPI stock index closed weaker on
Tuesday as data showed weakening exports had dented last year's
annual pace of growth to a six-year low, while global. . .
22/01 Most Asian currencies weakened on Tuesday
as a slowdown in China's economy stoked worries over regional
and global growth, denting the appetite for riskier assets.
The International Monetary Fund on. . .
22/01 China's yuan weakened to a near
two-week low against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday and breached the
closely watched 6.8 mark, pressured by worries about the slowing
Chinese economy and strength in the greenback.. . .
22/01 A surprising rally
for China's yuan over the turn of the year has been cut short by
widespread expectations that Beijing will ramp up policy easing
in coming months to avert a sharper economic. . .
22/01 South Korea's central bank looks
certain to stand pat at this week's rate review following a
tightening in November, as policy makers adopt a cautious stance
in the face of a slowing economy and. . .
21/01 Latin American stocks saw their steepest
one-day loss in nearly one month on Monday and currencies also
weakened as negative local news added to the risk aversion from
China data confirming global economic slowdown.. . .
21/01 The Canadian dollar weakened
against its U.S. counterpart on Monday as investors worried
about progress on trade talks between the United States and
China and after the International Monetary Fund cut its world
economic growth. . .
21/01 British Prime Minister Theresa
May sought to break the parliamentary deadlock over Brexit on
Monday by proposing to seek further concessions from the
European Union on a plan to prevent customs checks on the. . .
21/01 Poland's foreign minister said
on Monday he had proposed limiting the Irish backstop to five
years in order to unblock the Brexit deadlock, but the idea was
immediately knocked back by Ireland as being. . .
21/01 Chief executives
across the world have grown a lot more pessimistic about the
global economic outlook due to trade disputes and tense
relations between major powers, a survey showed on the eve of
the World. . .
21/01 European shares fell on Monday
from six-week highs as a slowdown in China's economy stalled a
global equity rally, but sterling rallied to the day's highs
after Prime Minister Theresa May promised to be. . .
21/01 ** Sri Lanka's rupee
closed slightly weaker on Monday, snapping two straight sessions
of gains, due to dollar demand from banks and importers.
** Stocks fell 0.5 percent to their lowest close in eight. . .
21/01 The leu traded near record lows
ahead of a Romanian central bank deposit tender on Monday which
may tighten liquidity in markets but is unlikely to ease worries
over new taxes levied this year.. . .
21/01 Emerging market shares steadied on
Monday, helped by a Wall Street rally on Friday, but investors
remained cautious as data showed China's 2018 economic growth
was the slowest in 28 years, while developing world. . .
21/01 Following are five big themes likely to
dominate the thinking of investors and traders in the coming
week and the Reuters stories related to them.
SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?
Another week closer. . .
21/01 Most Asian currencies eased against the
dollar on Monday, as data showed China's economy slowed at the
end of last year, underlining the need for more stimulus amid
the months-long Sino-U.S. trade war.. . .
21/01 Broad dollar strength served to
push the yuan weaker on Monday as the market also digested data
showing China's economy slowed slightly in the fourth quarter
amid U.S.-Sino trade tensions.
Traders. . .
21/01 Chances that Japan will slide into
a recession this coming fiscal year have grown over the past
three months, a Reuters poll of economists found, pressured by a
global economic slowdown and U.S.-China trade. . .
19/01 World stock indexes jumped on
Friday, with Wall Street posting a fourth straight week of
gains, and the dollar had its first positive week since
mid-December as optimism increased that an end is in. . .
18/01 Major stock indexes rose
worldwide on Friday and the dollar was on track for its first
positive week this year, boosted by optimism that the trade
conflict between the United States and China may. . .
18/01 The Canadian dollar edged higher
against its U.S. counterpart on Friday as hopes of a possible
end to the U.S.-China trade war boosted stocks and oil prices,
while domestic data showed that inflation rose. . .
18/01 Following are five big themes likely to
dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week
and the Reuters stories related to them.
SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?
Another week closer to. . .
18/01 Brazil's benchmark stock index reached an
all-time high on Friday on positive investor sentiment about the
new government's pension reform plans and U.S.-China trade
talks, while Latin American currencies steadied against the U.S.
dollar.. . .
18/01 Use of bitcoin as a form of
payment doubled in 2018 on darknet market sites, where users can
buy anything from illegal drugs to fake IDs, even though the
price of the cryptocurrency crashed,. . .
18/01 ** Sri Lanka's rupee
closed firmer for a second straight session on Friday, helped by
dollar selling by banks and after the IMF said it would resume
discussions with the island nation for further. . .
18/01 Emerging market stocks touched a fresh
1-1/2-month high on Friday as hopes of a resolution to the
U.S-China trade dispute lifted investor sentiment, while
developing currencies were subdued as the U.S. dollar clung onto
recent. . .
18/01 Japan's exports in December likely
fell at their fastest pace in more than two years, a Reuters
poll showed on Friday, suggesting that slowing global demand and
the U.S.-China trade war are starting to. . .
18/01 South Africa's rand traded steady against the dollar on Friday, after slipping in the previous session following the central bank's less-hawkish tone and decision to leave interest rates unchanged.. . .
18/01 Foreign purchases of bonds issued in five
Asian markets in 2018 fell sharply from the previous year, data
shows, as the Sino-U.S. trade war and higher U.S. yields
prompted many investors to shy away. . .
18/01 Germany and China on Friday
signed agreements to strengthen coordination in banking, finance
and capital markets, and pledged to further open market access
and deepen cooperation to broaden economic ties.. . .
18/01 New Zealand's annual
inflation is expected to have eased in the final quarter of
2018, adding to growing speculation the central bank may even
cut interest rates later in the year if the economy. . .
18/01 China's yuan was supported
against the dollar on Friday after a report raised hopes of a
deal in Sino-U.S. trade talks, though the local currency was
still on course for its first losing week. . .
18/01 The Australian and New Zealand
dollars got a fillip on Friday as a report of progress in the
Sino-U.S. trade dispute buoyed risk sentiment, though both
currencies still nursed losses for the week.. . .
18/01 An array of crises will keep
several world leaders away from the annual World Economic Forum
in Davos next week, which takes place against a backdrop of
deepening gloom over the global economic and. . .
18/01 Norway's Prime Minister Erna
Solberg struck a deal on Thursday to form a centre-right
majority government by adding the small Christian Democratic
Party to her minority three-party coalition.. . .
17/01 The U.S. dollar was left flat
in Thursday afternoon trade after first rising on a report that
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had considered easing
tariffs imposed on Chinese imports, then retracing those gains
after. . .
17/01 The Canadian dollar weakened to
its lowest in more than one week against the greenback as oil
prices fell, but the currency pared losses as investors weighed
a possible end to the U.S.-China trade. . .
17/01 Norway's minority centre-right
government has struck a deal with the small Christian Democratic
Party to form a four-party majority coalition, it said on
Thursday, confirming earlier reports.. . .
17/01 Palladium surpassed the $1,400
mark for the first time on Thursday, as demand for the
auto-catalyst metal overtook its availability in the market,
while gold edged lower as the dollar gained on
better-than-expected U.S. weekly. . .
17/01 Britain's last-minute scramble to
shape an EU exit, its biggest policy upheaval in half a century,
stalled on Thursday as Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dug in their heels. . .
17/01 Gains in defense shares as well
as healthcare helped to keep U.S. stocks in positive territory
on Thursday, while an end to the latest chapter in Britain's
exit from the European Union, Prime Minister. . .
17/01 The forint extended gains on
Thursday, rallying to 5-month highs against the euro on comments
from Hungarian central bank (NBH) Deputy Governor Marton Nagy
suggesting that monetary tightening may be near.. . .
17/01 The South African Reserve Bank defended its mandate of price stability on Thursday, after the ruling African National Congress said the bank should broaden its focus to include employment and. . .
17/01 Volumes of electronic trading in
fixed income have jumped since European Union rules introduced a
year ago made it more cumbersome to execute over-the-counter
(OTC) business, in a bid to make deals more transparent,. . .
17/01 Brazil stocks fell as investors waited
for details on a pension reform plan and Latin American
currencies retreated against the U.S. dollar on diminished risk
appetite over worries about China's economic outlook and its
trade. . .
17/01 The head of Russia's ACRA ratings
agency, Ekaterina Trofimova, left her post on Jan. 16 following
three years at the helm of an organisation created after western
sanctions saw Russia downgraded by the top. . .
17/01 Pakistan's foreign
exchange reserves decrease $148 million to $6,901.2 million in
the week ending Jan 11, compared to $7,048.7 million in the
previous week, central bank said on Thursday.
RESERVES. . .
17/01 ** Sri Lanka's rupee
and shares closed firmer on Thursday, a day after the
International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it would resume
discussions with the island nation for further disbursal of part
of a $1.5. . .
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