20/10 South Africa's rand weakened on Friday, pressured by a firmer dollar and underperforming emerging market peers as speculation that President Jacob Zuma may axe his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa weighed on sentiment.  Full story
06h08 New Zealand's participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has encountered an obstacle with incoming Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern insisting she will push for changes to the agreement due to be finalised next month.  Full story
21/10 The Czech centre-left Social Democrats are prepared to consider participating in the next cabinet but will not join a government that includes politicians facing criminal charges, the party's acting leader Milan Chovanec said on Saturday.  Full story
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21/10 European Union countries still outside the euro zone should take part in euro zone reform preparations to show the unity of the bloc and the importance of the currency, the chairman of EU leaders. . .  Full story
20/10 The Canadian dollar suffered its biggest drop in nine months against the greenback on Friday, after domestic data showing a drop in retail sales added to expectations that the Bank of Canada will leave. . .  Full story
20/10 World stocks advanced, bond yields rose and the U.S. dollar strengthened on Friday on increased hopes President Donald Trump could make progress on his fiscal plans after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint that. . .  Full story
20/10 Investors awaiting the nomination of the next Federal Reserve chair are hoping whoever is nominated pursues the same monetary policy that has supported rising stock prices for the past nine years.. . .  Full story
20/10 The dollar made its biggest daily gain in a month on Friday and posted a weekly increase for the fifth time in six weeks as progress on U.S. tax reforms raised prospects of a. . .  Full story
20/10 Bitcoin surged to a record high of more than $6,000 on Friday, pushing its market capitalization to $100 billion at one point, as investors continued to bet on an asset that has a limited. . .  Full story
20/10 Britain wants to reach agreement over the terms of its departure from the European Union but is prepared for a "no deal" scenario, Brexit minister David Davis said on Friday.. . .  Full story
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20/10 Sterling bounced back from an eight-day low against the euro on Friday, with investors hopeful of a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations after British Prime Minister Theresa May won a modest reprieve in stalled talks. . .  Full story
20/10 The Mexican peso tumbled on Friday after the U.S. Senate cleared the way for a tax reform that raised the prospect of a fiscal lift to the U.S. economy that could force interest rates. . .  Full story
20/10 Jacob Zuma's spokesman said on Friday there was no basis for reports that the South African president would axe his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa, speculation about which has weighed on the currency and bonds.. . .  Full story
20/10 European Central Bank supervisors are having to rethink their proposals for dealing with the euro zone's huge pile of legacy bad loans after complaints from Italy that it would hinder the country's recovery, four senior. . .  Full story
20/10 The Bank of England has said that the interest rate hike it is likely to make "in the coming months" depends on whether inflation pressures continue to build and the economy moves nearer to. . .  Full story
20/10 China's outstanding household consumer loans surged nearly 30 percent by end September from a year earlier, data showed on Friday, a day after its central bank governor issued a strong warning about the risks. . .  Full story
20/10 Britain's pound skidded to a two-week low on Friday amid doubts over the outlook for Bank of England interest rate moves and concerns over Brexit.. . .  Full story
20/10 Norwegian Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide was named minister of foreign affairs on Friday, making her the first woman to hold the post in the Nordic country.. . .  Full story
20/10 Progress in U.S. tax reform plans lifted emerging stocks on Friday, but a stronger dollar and higher U.S. Treasury yields scuppered currencies, which looked set for daily and weekly losses.. . .  Full story
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20/10 Temporary workers and foreign students previously drawn to New Zealand on the promise of gaining residency will start leaving en masse, migration agents say, as the incoming coalition government promises to cut record migration.. . .  Full story
20/10 Polish central banker Jerzy Kropiwnicki said on Friday he expected interest rates to remain unchanged until at least mid-2018, although there was a need to keep an eye on inflationary pressures.. . .  Full story
20/10 South Korean shares rose to an all-time high on Friday after the Bank of Korea upgraded its economic outlook, boosting investor confidence.. . .  Full story
20/10 For decades, economists have tried to guess central bank policy direction by studying subtle changes in official language -- now, researchers are finding new clues on policy, not in the words of central banker. . .  Full story
20/10 Asian currencies slipped against the dollar on Friday as the greenback strengthened after U.S. President Donald Trump's tax reform agenda cleared a critical hurdle overnight. The Republican-controlled Senate approved a budget. . .  Full story
20/10 Japan's Taiyo Life Insurance, a unit of T&D Holdings, plans to continue increasing its foreign bond holdings in the second half of the financial year through March 2018, a senior official told Reuters on. . .  Full story
20/10 China's yuan eased on Friday morning and looked set for a weekly loss, dragged lower by a rise in the dollar after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year.. . .  Full story
20/10 South Korean shares rose early on Friday as a bullish economic outlook from the central bank bolstered investor sentiment, while market heavyweight tech firms recovered earlier losses. The Bank of Korea. . .  Full story
20/10 The New Zealand dollar sank to a five-month trough on Friday on concerns the new Labour coalition will take a harder stance on immigration and foreign investment than the outgoing centre-right government.. . .  Full story
19/10 World stock markets were flat on Thursday as a report on President Donald Trump's possible selection to lead the U.S. Federal Reserve pushed Wall Street to the plus side and sent U.S. Treasury yields. . .  Full story
19/10 The euro climbed to the highest in nearly a week on Thursday as U.S. Treasury yields fell, pulling back from a two-year high, with the dollar weakening further late in the day on a. . .  Full story
19/10 The Canadian dollar slipped against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, retreating from a near one-week high earlier in the day, as oil prices fell and the rally in global stocks paused.. . .  Full story
19/10 South Africa's rand firmed on Thursday, snapping a three-day losing streak, helped by some investors taking profits from the dollar's recent rally and short covering triggered by the currency approaching technical. . .  Full story

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