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09h55 South Africa's rand scaled a fresh 2-1/2 year high against a broadly fragile dollar on Friday before easing after the central bank held interest rates steady on Thursday.  Full story
16h52 Hungary's 10-year government bond yield hit a two-month high on Friday due to concern that the central bank's (NBH) new interest rate swap (IRS) facility will not be as cheap as expected. The forint led a weakening of Central European currencies after their surge to multi-year highs against the  Full story
16h36 Brazilian stocks hovered near all-time highs on Friday as optimism over the nation's economic prospects sustained demand for local assets, while hopes of a tie-up with Boeing Co boosted shares of Embraer SA . The benchmark Bovespa stock index rose 0.2 percent, supported by blue chips such as Val  Full story
16h32 The Canadian dollar dipped against its U.S. counterpart on Friday as lower prices of oil, one of Canada's major exports, offset domestic data showing the biggest increase in manufacturing sales in 2-1/2 years. Canadian manufacturing sales jumped 3.4 percent in November on strength in transportat  Full story
15h14 The dollar laboured near a three-year low against a basket of currencies on Friday, heading for a fifth week of falls that would be its longest losing streak since May 2015, as worries about. . .  Full story
15h13 The North American Free Trade Agreement will probably be renegotiated successfully with only marginal changes, said a large majority of economists in a Reuters poll, despite the Trump administration's saber-rattling.. . .  Full story
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14h22 The dollar wallowed near three-year lows on Friday as heightened fears of a U.S. government shutdown unnerved investors, while U.S. Treasury yields continued an upward march to hit their highest levels since September 2014.. . .  Full story
14h04 Sterling weakened against the euro and the yen on Friday as disappointing UK retail sales data dented broadening optimism about the currency as investors' risk appetite grows.. . .  Full story
13h48 Remy Cointreau on Friday said a strong euro against the U.S. dollar would have a big impact on full-year operating profit after the French spirits group reported stronger than expected third-quarter sales.. . .  Full story
13h40 India has sent tax notices to tens of thousands of people dealing in cryptocurrency after a nationwide survey showed more than $3.5 billion worth of transactions have been conducted over a 17-month period, the income. . .  Full story
13h23 The Sri Lankan rupee closed slightly weaker on Friday as dollar demand from importers and banks surpassed mild selling of the U.S. currency by exporters, dealers said.. . .  Full story
12h19 Emerging stocks pushed to a fresh near-decade high and were set for a sixth straight week of gains on Friday after Chinese growth data lifted Asian markets to a record peak and the yuan. . .  Full story
10h54 Energy prices are booming, but the inflationary impact from high oil is not so clear-cut.. . .  Full story
09h56 Indonesian authorities are investigating the use of bitcoin in the holiday island of Bali, amid warnings by the central bank in Southeast Asia's biggest economy over the risks posed by virtual currencies, an official said.. . .  Full story
08h47 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index rose on Friday. The Korean won extended gains in the local platform while bond yields fell. ** At 06:32 GMT, the KOSPI was up. . .  Full story
07h56 Japan's consumer prices are expected to have posted a 12th straight month of gains in December, a Reuters poll found, although the persistently modest inflation will pressure the central bank to maintain its stimulus to. . .  Full story
07h03 China's yuan extended gains against the U.S. dollar on Friday to breach the key 6.4 per dollar level for the first time in more than two years, underpinned by broad weakness in the greenback.. . .  Full story
06h56 Asian currencies strengthened on Friday as the dollar languished on fears over a U.S. government shutdown and as China's strong economic growth figures boosted sentiment in the region. The dollar index. . .  Full story
05h55 The U.S. securities regulator on Thursday raised alarm about the safety of bitcoin-themed investments, telling the fund industry they want answers to their concerns before endorsing more than a dozen proposed products based on cryptocurrencies.. . .  Full story
03h37 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index rose on Friday. The Korean won also edged up and. . .  Full story
03h36 China's central bank set its official yuan midpoint at a more than two-year high on Friday at 6.4169 per dollar, underpinned by gains in the spot yuan a day earlier and broad dollar weakness. . .  Full story
03h36 The Australian and New Zealand dollars both held handsome gains for the week on Friday as optimism on the global economy underpinned risk assets, largely at the expense of the U.S. dollar.. . .  Full story
01h00 Indonesia's central bank on Thursday kept its key interest rate unchanged, as expected, but pledged to accelerate planned changes of rules on reserve requirements, to give banks more liquidity and encourage them to invest money.. . .  Full story
00h38 It will take longer than expected for Canadian rate hikes to discourage consumer spending or spark deleveraging as most homeowners are sheltered from mortgage renewal risk until 2019 - and cheap loans are still. . .  Full story
00h00 HSBC Holdings Plc on Thursday agreed to pay $101.5 million to settle a U.S. criminal probe into the rigging of currency transactions, which has already led the conviction of one of its former bankers.. . .  Full story
18/01 A gauge of world stock markets slipped on Thursday, pausing after notching a run of record highs, as a decline in Boeing and interest-rate sensitive sectors such as utilities and real estate weighed on. . .  Full story
18/01 Worries about a crackdown by global regulators on cryptocurrency trading could slow the pace of bitcoin's rise but should not threaten its existence, investors and market participants at a cryptocurrency conference said on Thursday.. . .  Full story
18/01 The U.S. dollar fell on Thursday as traders piled into the euro, yen, sterling and other major currencies, prompted by concerns over a possible U.S. government shutdown as lawmakers struggled to cobble together a federal. . .  Full story
18/01 More than a dozen billionaires flocked to the Swiss ski resort of St. Moritz this week to meet up with blockchain entrepreneurs, fund managers and government officials to discuss investing into the burgeoning cryptocurrency scene.. . .  Full story
18/01 Sterling climbed above $1.39 on Thursday for the first time since Britain's vote to leave the European Union and was on track for a fifth consecutive week of gains against the U.S. currency -. . .  Full story
18/01 Indonesia's central bank on Thursday kept its key interest rate unchanged, as expected, but pledged to accelerate planned changes of rules on reserve requirements, to give banks more liquidity and encourage them to invest money.. . .  Full story
18/01 France and Germany will make joint proposals to regulate the bitcoin cryptocurrency at the next summit of the G20 group of major economies in Argentina in March, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said. . .  Full story
18/01 Chile's equities market hit a record intraday high on Thursday on positive developments for the nation's lithium and copper industries, while Argentina's benchmark index also rose amid continued heavy interest from international investors.. . .  Full story
18/01 U.S. tech startup Reedeux Media said it plans to list on the Nasdaq exchange later this year, seeking a valuation of up to $1 billion after selling out the first tranche of its media. . .  Full story
18/01 The Canadian dollar weakened against its American counterpart on Thursday, after comments by U.S. President Donald Trump the day before appeared to validate concerns that the United States looks increasingly likely to pull out from. . .  Full story


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