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The Kenyan shilling held steady against the dollar on Wednesday, remaining close to its recent two months high against the dollar.  Full story
04h10 The dollar inched higher on Thursday, paring some of the losses it suffered after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested a shutdown of the government was possible and threatened to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement.  Full story
03h53 The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar at 0146 GMT. CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR Change on the day at 0146 GMT Currency Latest Previous Pct  Full story
02h46 Asian stocks edged up on Thursday, shaking off the risk aversion that gripped financial markets overnight after U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the government, though the dollar remained sluggish.  Full story
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Egypt's policy decisions last November to float the pound and subsequently raise interest rates have improved conditions for the banking sector. . .  Full story
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South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday signed in to law the Financial Sector Regulation Act, know as "Twin Peaks", which. . .  Full story
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South Africa's rand inched higher early on Tuesday, eking out gains in a low-volume market as many traders held their positions. . .  Full story
01h23 New Zealand posted a July monthly trade surplus for the first time in five years, as a recovery in dairy export prices helped boost exports, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday.. . .  Full story
The Canadian dollar eked out a modest gain against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday, supported in part by firmer oil prices, as cautious investors positioned themselves ahead of a meeting of global central bank. . .  Full story
Stocks on Wall Street, the dollar and Treasury debt rates all fell on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the government and nix a trade accord with Canada and Mexico. . .  Full story
The dollar fell on Wednesday in a generally risk-averse market after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested a shutdown of the government was possible and threatened to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement.. . .  Full story
The European Commission on Wednesday rebuffed the idea of a parallel currency put forward by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.. . .  Full story
Scotland's budget deficit narrowed in the year to March but, potentially hampering arguments for Scottish independence, the gap remained more than triple the size of that for the United Kingdom as whole.. . .  Full story
Gold prices edged up on Wednesday, drawing support from political uncertainty in the United States and the weak dollar before a major central banking conference there this week. Spot gold. . .  Full story
The Mexican peso weakened on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump cast doubt on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, reigniting fears of a regional trade war. Trump. . .  Full story
Sterling fell below $1.28 for the first time since late June on Wednesday and deepened recent losses against the euro.. . .  Full story
A Swiss court ruled on Wednesday that two people were only partially guilty of violating bank secrecy laws in 2011 by leaking information about currency trades by the then-wife of the national bank chairman.. . .  Full story
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Hungary's forint tested 27-month highs against the euro on Wednesday after Central Europe's most dovish central bank made no attempt to talk it down after its meeting on Tuesday. More than. . .  Full story
Mexico's peso fell and emerging market stocks lost some traction on Wednesday, after U.S. President Donald Trump revived threats to build a border wall and terminate the NAFTA trade treaty.. . .  Full story
There were no injuries after a fire alert at London's Bank station, travel authority Transport for London said on Wednesday, adding that all lines at the station were running normally apart from the Docklands. . .  Full story
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Norway's economic growth will exceed its historical average in 2018, and the government should "take a step back" on fiscal spending, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
A cut in interest rates by Indonesia's central bank may not be enough to give sluggish consumer spending a jolt, as weakness in purchasing power and a reluctance by banks to lend undercuts efforts. . .  Full story
The South Korean won and shares gave up some of their earlier gains on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to force a government shutdown over funding a border wall dented sentiment, but. . .  Full story
Asian currencies were steady on Wednesday, supported by improving risk sentiment due to easing concerns over geopolitical risks in the region. The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket. . .  Full story
China's yuan edged up slightly against the U.S. dollar early on Wednesday on tight liquidity, with traders looking to a meeting of global central bankers in the United States for further cues.. . .  Full story
The euro's double-digit gains this year are prompting some of the world's biggest money managers to view European government debt more favourably just as the central bank is planning to withdraw its support from. . .  Full story
The Hong Kong stock exchange halted trading for the full day on Wednesday as a strong typhoon lashed the financial centre and other parts of southern China.. . .  Full story
The New Zealand dollar tumbled to a one-week low against its U.S. counterpart and a 3-1/2-month trough on its Australian cousin on Wednesday after the government downgraded its growth outlook for this fiscal. . .  Full story
The South Korean won and shares were at two-week highs early on Wednesday as investor appetite for riskier assets rose in the wake of strong gains. . .  Full story
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Global equity markets rallied on Tuesday, lifted by mining companies in Europe and surging technology shares on Wall Street, while crude oil rebounded on indications that supply is gradually tightening, especially in the United States.. . .  Full story
The Canadian dollar was marginally weaker against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday despite firmer oil prices, as the greenback rallied ahead of the annual Jackson Hole conference of global central bankers.. . .  Full story
The dollar rallied on Tuesday after falling for two straight days, benefiting from the euro's decline following weaker-than-expected euro zone data as well as investors adjusting positions ahead of a global central bankers' conference this. . .  Full story
Brazilian stocks on Tuesday shot to a six-year high after the government unveiled plans to privatize power utility Centrais El├ętricas Brasileiras SA, spurring demand for state-run firms. The benchmark Bovespa stock. . .  Full story
Broad gains for the dollar pushed sterling back towards lows from early July on Tuesday, the British currency weighed down by an uncertain economic outlook that has quashed expectations of a rise in Bank. . .  Full story
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Tuesday that talks with South Korea to modify a free trade agreement were an opportunity to reduce non-tariff barriers and shrink a growing U.S. trade deficit with its. . .  Full story
The forint recouped some of its early losses on Tuesday as the Hungarian central bank (NBH) did not try to talk down the currency even though it retained its dovish bias in its statement. . .  Full story


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