12h31 The Swiss National Bank will
shrug off the European Central Bank's latest interest rate cut
and not trim its own negative rate when it gives its latest
monetary policy update on Thursday, according to. . .
11h48 Central European currencies
and stocks fell on Tuesday amid geopolitical concerns raised by
attacks on Saudi oil facilities, with Hungary's forint reaching
a record 333.53 against the euro.
By 0917 GMT,. . .
11h24 The dollar stood tall against
other major currencies on Tuesday as geopolitical risks
encouraged investors to flock to the relative safe-appeal of the
greenback before a U.S. central bank policy meeting this week,
where a. . .
10h59 Japan is expected to nominate
Masatsugu Asakawa, the country's former top currency diplomat,
as its candidate to become the next head of the Asian
Development Bank (ADB), two people familiar with the matter
said.. . .
10h41 Sterling retreated from six-week
highs against the dollar on Tuesday as Prime Minister Boris
Johnson stuck to his pledge to take Britain out of the European
Union by Oct. 31, vowing not to seek. . .
10h38 Emerging market shares slumped on
Tuesday, led by losses in China after the central bank resisted
temptation to lower its one-year lending rate and as investors
were deterred by geopolitical concerns stemming from attacks. . .
10h38 Oil shed some of its massive
gains on Tuesday as the United States flagged the possible
release of crude reserves, while stocks inched lower as
investors remained on the sidelines ahead of this week's. . .
10h14 Low-cost European airline Wizz Air
said on Tuesday it had increased its fuel hedge
position beyond policy minimum levels over the summer,
signalling it was better protected than it might normally be
from this week's. . .
09h00 With Britain sourcing the vast
majority of the insulin needed by its 1 million diabetics from
overseas, its biggest providers have had to restructure their
supply chains in case a chaotic Brexit disrupts the. . .
08h55 China's foreign exchange
regulator recently stepped up scrutiny of cross-border capital
flows, blacklisting 43 forex trading firms and singling out two
companies suspected of illegal forex activities, according to
two sources.. . .
08h51 Most Asian currencies weakened on
Tuesday against a stronger dollar, with the South Korean won
leading declines, as heightened Middle East tensions and the
U.S. Federal Reserve's upcoming meeting curbed risk appetite.. . .
08h22 The Swiss government cut its
2019 growth forecast by a third on Tuesday, citing as risks the
escalating trade war between China and the United States, the
rising Swiss franc and the drastic slowdown. . .
07h46 U.S. President Donald Trump has
said Washington and Tokyo have reached an initial trade deal
that he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are expected to
sign in New York later this month.. . .
07h29 The yuan weakened on Tuesday
as the dollar rallied along with oil prices and investors
nervously awaited the resumption of U.S.-China trade talks.
Traders were also looking to Wednesday's policy. . .
06h20 Australia's central bank will
assess global and domestic developments including the state of
the country's labour market before cutting interest rates
further, minutes of its September meeting showed, putting the
onus on the unemployment rate. . .
04h33 Round-up of South Korean
** South Korean shares traded almost steady on Tuesday amid
concerns a spike in crude oil prices could further slow global
economic growth. The won. . .
01h58 Syria's cabinet announced on
Monday a package of economic measures to help ease a currency
crisis that has wreaked havoc on the war-torn - from tighter
controls on spiraling prices to a crackdown on. . .
16/09 A surge in crude prices in the wake of
attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities drew muted reaction
from Latin American currencies on Monday, while gains in oil
producers supported Colombia's stock markets.. . .
16/09 Oil prices soared on Monday
after attacks on crude facilities in Saudi Arabia cut the
kingdom's production in half and sparked worries over the impact
of an oil shock on economic growth, halting a. . .
16/09 The dollar rose against a
basket of currencies on Monday as U.S. President Donald Trump's
authorization of the use of an emergency crude stockpile in
response to attacks on Saudi Arabian refining facilities cooled
a. . .
16/09 Facebook's attempt
to drag cryptocurrencies into the mainstream with its Libra
digital coin met with further scepticism on Monday when an ECB
board member said such "stablecoins" posed serious risks.. . .
16/09 Global daily currency turnover
surged to a record $6.6 trillion, with London shrugging off
Brexit uncertainty to extend its lead as the world's dominant
trading hub, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) said
on Monday.. . .
16/09 The Czech government approved a
2020 central state budget proposal on Monday with the deficit
steady at 40 billion crowns ($1.7 billion) while adding spending
promises that some warn could leave plans vulnerable to. . .
16/09 The pound retreated further from
last week's gains following a heated remarks by Luxembourg Prime
Minister Xavier Bettel on Monday showing that the gap between
the British and European Union positions on Brexit remained. . .
16/09 Hungary on its own will not
veto a new delay to Britain's departure from the European Union,
a top minister said on Monday, adding that a disorderly Brexit
would dent Hungary's strong economic growth.. . .
16/09 Britain has no intention of
seeking an extension to the transition period after it leaves
the European Union if a divorce deal is struck with the bloc,
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on. . .
16/09 British Prime Minister Boris
Johnson stands in support of his Saudi Arabian allies following
an attack on its oil facilities which marked a "wanton violation
of international law", his spokesman said.. . .
16/09 The Kenyan shilling was stable against the dollar on Monday with inflows from offshore investors buying government debt helping ease pressure from merchandise importers and excess liquidity in the local money. . .
16/09 Central European currencies edged lower on Monday with markets
cautious after global oil prices spiked following attacks on crude facilities in Saudi Arabia,
although losses were limited with expectations the region's growth and. . .
16/09 Emerging market currencies took a
backseat on Monday with those of major crude importers sliding
as oil prices surged after an attack on Saudi Arabian facilities
cut more than 5% of the global oil. . .
16/09 The yuan held a firm tone on
Monday after a holiday weekend, with markets cheered by signs of
progress in U.S.-China trade negotiations though weak economic
data at home and turmoil in oil markets. . .
16/09 South Africa's rand weakened in early trade on Monday as an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities dented risk appetite, while investors braced for monetary policy decisions from major central bank. . .
16/09 Most Asian currencies weakened against
the dollar on Monday, with net oil-importers taking a sharp hit
after an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities drove up crude
prices and worsened tensions between the United. . .
16/09 Round-up of South Korean
** South Korean shares edged higher on Monday, driven by
refineries and shipbuilders as oil prices surged, while worries
over the chip industry capped gains.. . .
15/09 Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
is embarking on a three-week charm offensive with
London Stock Exchange investors as the Asian trading
house tries to salvage its proposed $39 billion takeover offer.. . .
15/09 Global regulators will question Facebook
on Monday about its Libra cryptocurrency, amid concerns
from European Union governments over the threat the digital
currency poses to financial stability, the Financial Times
reported on Sunday.. . .
14/09 Italy's economy minister
Roberto Gualtieri said on Saturday that privatisation targets
set by the previous Italian government were "unrealistic", and
warned the sale of government shares in public companies should
be handled with caution.. . .
13/09 Hedge funds and speculators on
U.S. futures markets turned aggressively against the Brazilian
real in the latest week, building up their largest bet in five
years on it falling, figures on Friday showed.. . .
13/09 France and Germany said on
Friday that Facebook Inc's Libra currency posed risks to
the financial sector that could block its authorisation in
Europe, and backed the development of an alternative public
cryptocurrency.. . .
13/09 A gauge of global stocks rose
for an eighth straight day and benchmark government bond yields
climbed on Friday after signs of progress in U.S.-China trade
talks, as well as a solid U.S. retail. . .
13/09 Brazilian stocks edged lower on Friday
after several strong sessions as investors braced for key
monetary policy decisions from the U.S. Federal Reserve,
although most markets were set for weekly gains on easing
U.S.-China trade. . .
13/09 The Canadian dollar weakened to
its lowest in more than one week against its U.S. counterpart on
Friday as investors guarded against the risk that the Federal
Reserve would shift next week to a. . .
13/09 The euro gained against the
dollar on Friday for a second day after the European Central
Bank on Thursday exempted euro zone banks from a penalty charge,
which analysts say will reduce the currency. . .
13/09 The International Monetary
Fund has a tough choice to make in Argentina: Unlock over $5
billion in funds under the country's loan deal as the government
strains to stave off default, or hold the. . .
13/09 The European Union is
considering new energy taxes, including on the aviation sector,
to meet its climate targets, top officials said on Friday, with
Germany calling for "drastic steps" to reduce carbon emissions.. . .
13/09 The pound extended the last
week's dramatic rally on Friday as investors pounced on a media
report that Northern Ireland's largest political party had
agreed to accept some European Union rules after Brexit.. . .
13/09 Brazilian investors have kept
faith in their financial markets this year while foreigners have
steered clear, but if their confidence fades, so too might the
nascent recovery in Latin America's largest economy.. . .
13/09 Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
Ltd said it will continue to engage with the
shareholders of London Stock Exchange Group after the
London bourse emphatically rejected its $39 billion takeover
offer on Friday.. . .
13/09 The German government is against
giving regulatory approval for Facebook's Libra digital
currency in the European Union, Der Spiegel magazine reported on
Friday, citing a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's
conservatives.. . .
13/09 Christine Lagarde will face a
momentous decision in her first year as European Central Bank
President: give up on reviving inflation or give in to the
temptation of bankrolling governments with neverending bond
purchases.. . .
13/09 Turkey plans to announce a new
policy to boost domestic savings and reduce its reliance on
foreign capital, Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak
said on Friday, a month after Turks' foreign holdings logged. . .
13/09 The European Central Bank
delivered excessive stimulus on Thursday as economic conditions
had not deteriorated enough to necessitate such a large package,
Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann told German newspaper Bild on
Friday.. . .
13/09 South Africa's economic growth is unlikely to reach the treasury's target of 1.5% in 2019 because conditions have changed and the country is facing increasing headwinds, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said. . .
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