Euro zone yields edge higher after ECB statement

14h43 Euro zone government bond yields edged higher after a policy statement from the European Central Bank on Thursday, with investors looking for clues during the ECB news conference on how it would react to. . .  Full story

Young UK investors choose cryptocurrencies over stocks - survey

14h05 Young British investors are twice as likely to buy cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin as they are to buy stocks, a survey by U.S. financial group Charles Schwab indicated on Thursday.. . .  Full story

Sri Lankan shares end lower as industrials, financials fall

13h53 Sri Lankan shares closed lower on Thursday, hurt by losses in the industrial and financial sectors.. . .  Full story

Deutsche Boerse to de-list Coinbase from Xetra, Frankfurt trade

13h35 Deutsche Boerse said on Wednesday it would delist Coinbase Global Inc shares from its Xetra trading system and the Frankfurt stock exchange over incorrect data, with the U.S. cryptocurrency exchange saying it was working to. . .  Full story

Euro inches higher ahead of ECB meeting, dollar languishes

13h09 The euro edged higher before a European Central Bank meeting later on Thursday, where any positive comments about the economic outlook or hints of tapering bond purchases are expected to send the common currency racing. . .  Full story

Global stocks eye new high on growth hopes, oil ebbs on COVID-19 fears

13h06 Global stocks ground higher while oil ebbed on Thursday as investors diverged over whether to bet on economic recovery in the United States and other developed markets or worry about a surge in COVID-19. . .  Full story

Sterling slips versus euro; currency markets quiet ahead of ECB meeting

12h47 Sterling slipped on Thursday in quiet currency market trade ahead of a European Central Bank meeting, while investors weighed up the outlook for an economic recovery from COVID-19 in the UK.. . .  Full story

Pakistan reserves decrease $63 mln to $16,043.9 week ending April 16

12h42 Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves decrease $63 million to $16,043.9 million in the week ending April 16, compared to $16,106.4 million in the previous week, central bank said on Thursday. RESERVES. . .  Full story

Stocks gain, Czech crown holds onto gains on rate hike hopes

12h02 Central European currencies moved sideways on Thursday and regional stocks gained, as the dollar eased and investors' risk appetite grew on economic recovery hopes. Market participants were also eyeing a. . .  Full story

Politics, inflation, new models: Five questions for Russia's central bank

11h45 Russia's central bank will meet on Friday to set interest rates with more than one third of analysts now expecting inflation pressures and rising geopolitical tensions to prompt policymakers into a 50 basis point rate. . .  Full story

British shoppers rush back to reopened clothes stores

11h33 English and Welsh shoppers rushed back to clothes and furniture stores last week when they reopened after three months of COVID lockdown restrictions, but the novelty of dining and drinking outside rapidly faded.. . .  Full story

Indonesia's end-March fiscal deficit at 0.82% of GDP

10h25 Indonesia ran a budget deficit of 144.2 trillion rupiah ($9.93 billion) as of the end of March, or 0.82% of GDP, as tax revenues shrank while spending rose to support economic recovery, the finance. . .  Full story

Turkey's lira leads EMEA FX losses as economic uncertainty mounts

10h18 Turkey's lira was headed for its worst day this month as concerns over financial stability grew, while other emerging market currencies were encouraged by a weaker dollar, although surging COVID-19 cases capped gains.. . .  Full story

Macau's digital yuan plans deal fresh blow to casino junkets

09h57 Macau's plans to use China's future digital currency will help Beijing curb money laundering in the world's top gambling hub but could deal a fatal blow to casino junket operators.. . .  Full story

Indian shares, rupee struggle amid record virus spike; other markets recover

09h57 Indian stocks oscillated on Thursday, struggling to track gains notched across broader Asia, as the nation posted the biggest ever daily rise in new coronavirus infections anywhere in the world since the pandemic began.. . .  Full story

Three Japanese life insurers' portfolio investment plans for FY2021/22

09h35 Dai-ichi Life and Sumitomo Life plan to increase their investments in domestic bonds in the current financial year through March, officials said on Thursday.. . .  Full story

S.Korea stocks rebound, virus worries weigh

08h50 Round-up of South Korean financial markets:. . .  Full story

Asian FX bulls return as dollar slips; short bets on Indian rupee spike

07h47 Investors turned bullish on most Asian currencies, a Reuters poll found, as easing bets of a sooner-than-expected hike in U.S. interest rates drove down U.S. Treasury yields and curbed the dollar's interest rate advantage.. . .  Full story

China's yuan nears six-week high as U.S. yields ease

06h53 China's yuan firmed to its strongest level against the dollar in nearly six weeks on Thursday as easing U.S. Treasury yields took the greenback to multi-week lows against major currencies. "We're. . .  Full story

Australia, NZ dlrs near 1-mth highs on BoC rate outlook

04h31 The Australian and New Zealand dollars hovered near recent one-month highs on Thursday with major commodity-linked currencies getting a boost from a hawkish tilt by the Bank of Canada which expects to start tightening policy. . .  Full story

S.Korea stocks up, gains capped by rising COVID-19 cases globally

04h17 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korean shares rose on Thursday, as it tracked a rebound in global markets, though gains were capped on. . .  Full story

Oil slips on COVID-19, data woes; stocks rebound

21/04 World stocks rose on Wednesday as Wall Street and Europe bounced back from large drops, while oil prices continued to be weighed down by rising COVID-19 cases in Asia.. . .  Full story

C$ posts biggest gain in 10 months as Bank of Canada cuts stimulus

21/04 The Canadian dollar surged by the most since June 2020 against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday and the Toronto stock market rebounded as investors welcomed a move by the Bank of Canada to dial. . .  Full story

U.S. dollar losses bounce after Canada tips toward higher rates

21/04 A U.S. dollar rebound against major currencies was interrupted on Wednesday after Canada's central bank signaled it could start an interest rate hike in 2022 and reduced the scope of its asset-buying program.. . .  Full story

Mexican peso up off biggest daily decline in nearly a month

21/04 Mexico's peso rose on Wednesday, recovering from the previous day's slide, and stocks hit 2-1/2 year highs, while most other Latin American currencies traded sideways against a steady dollar. Trading. . .  Full story

C$ rallies the most in 10 months on 'hawkish' Bank of Canada

21/04 The Canadian dollar surged on Wednesday by the most since June 2020 and hit a one-month high against its U.S. counterpart, and bond yields climbed, as domestic data showed higher underlying inflation and the. . .  Full story

Sterling holds ground as UK inflation ticks higher

21/04 Sterling held its ground against the dollar on Wednesday as traders assumed a rise in inflation in March would have little impact on monetary policy and waited for crucial activity and retail sales data. . .  Full story

'Wrong from head to toe' - Turkey's Erdogan lambasts opposition over FX sales

21/04 President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the opposition was "wrong from head to toe" about central bank sales of foreign currency, and he repeated that Turkey was fighting a "triangle of evil" of. . .  Full story

Sri Lankan shares close higher on industrials boost

21/04 Sri Lankan shares snapped a three-session losing streak to close higher on Wednesday, powered by gains in the industrial and consumer staples sectors.. . .  Full story

Watch this space: Volatility is bitcoin's main attraction: Raoul Pal

21/04 Bitcoin's volatility is its main attraction as that is what gives the cryptocurrency its exponential rises, ex-Goldman Sachs bitcoin enthusiast Raoul Pal said.. . .  Full story

UK house prices rise at fastest rate since 2014: ONS

21/04 British house prices rose at the fastest annual rate in more than six years in February, even before finance minister Rishi Sunak announced new measures that have further pumped up the housing market, data. . .  Full story

Putin says Russia may look into taxation change after 2021

21/04 Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia may look into changing taxation as the corporate sector was on track to post a record-high profit this year.. . .  Full story

Bank of England sees potential risks from cloud data providers

21/04 The Bank of England might strengthen its controls on cloud data providers and other technology firms to counter possible risks to the stability of the financial system from the rise of fintech, Deputy Governor Dave. . .  Full story

Czech FX, bonds in vogue despite escalating spy row

21/04 Emerging European assets were mixed on Wednesday morning as global investors braced for a new challenge from the COVID-19 pandemic, with Czech assets successfully weathering a diplomatic storm with Russia. The. . .  Full story

Stocks set for worst day in 1 month as virus fears resurface

21/04 Emerging market stocks tumbled on Wednesday as a second wave of COVID-19 infections threatened further disruption in major economies, while Russia's rouble weakened ahead of a speech on economic growth by President Vladmir Putin.. . .  Full story

Czech central bank chief sees weaker recovery as rate hike debate looms

21/04 The Czech National Bank will have to factor in slower economic growth this year as it begins to weigh, probably from August, whether and when to raise interest rates, its governor Jiri Rusnok said. . .  Full story

Rising coronavirus cases send Asian equities, FX lower

21/04 Asian stocks and currencies fell on Wednesday as renewed concerns over India's mounting coronavirus crisis and a global spike in COVID-19 cases raised questions over the pace and strength of a global economic recovery.. . .  Full story

S.Korean shares end lower on spike in global COVID-19 cases

21/04 Round-up of South Korean financial markets:. . .  Full story

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China should not rush on digital yuan for cross-border payments -former head

21/04 China should not rush to use the digital yuan for cross-border payments due to regulatory obstacles and foreign concerns about it's global impact, Zhou Xiaochuan, the country's former central bank governor, said at the Boao. . .  Full story

When geopolitics matters to markets: Mike Dolan

21/04 Fractious geopolitics doesn't always move world markets - but the summer of 2021 may give us some glimpse about exactly where and how it does.. . .  Full story

China's yuan firms as dollar slips

21/04 China's yuan firmed on Wednesday, but traded in a narrow range, after the central bank guided the currency higher and on the back of a weaker dollar. The People's. . .  Full story

Australia, NZ dlrs ease from one-month highs, bonds gain

21/04 The Australian and New Zealand dollars stepped away from one-month highs on Wednesday with economic data in both countries reinforcing expectations that policy will remain accommodative for an extended period.. . .  Full story

S.Korea stocks slip from record close on global virus woes

21/04 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korean shares fell on Wednesday, as concerns about a spike in global coronavirus cases and its impact on. . .  Full story

Pandemic fears send stocks, oil, yields lower

20/04 A gauge of stock prices across the world fell on Tuesday and oil prices also slipped as concern lingered over rising global COVID-19 cases and their effect on the global economic rebound.. . .  Full story

Most Latam currencies weaken; Chilean peso at over 3-mth high

20/04 Most Latin American currencies fell on Tuesday as the dollar strengthened off lows, with falling oil prices knocking currencies of Colombia and Mexico. Chile's peso, meanwhile, rose 0.5% to. . .  Full story

Dogecoin cryptocurrency slumps after hashtag-fueled surge to record high

20/04 Meme-based cryptocurrency Dogecoin fell on Tuesday after hitting an all-time high in a wild session that saw supporters of the token once considered a parody use hashtags to fuel a rally until it lost steam.. . .  Full story

Dollar rises from lows; oil drop hits crude-linked currencies

20/04 The dollar rose on Tuesday as interest rates in the United States moved in a tight range and a drop in oil prices hit crude-linked currencies. After touching its. . .  Full story

Canadian dollar sees biggest drop in nearly 2 months as oil falls

20/04 The Canadian dollar weakened to a one-week low against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday as rising global COVID-19 cases weighed on oil and global equity markets, while investors awaited a Bank of Canada interest. . .  Full story

Sterling hits 6-week high on weak dollar

20/04 Sterling hit its highest in more than six weeks against the dollar on Tuesday with the greenback's continuing decline and a positive surprise from labour market data out of Britain lending support to the currency.. . .  Full story

Crypto inflows hit $4.9 billion as of mid-April -Coinshares data

20/04 Inflows into cryptocurrency funds and products hit $4.9 billion as of April 16, with the pace of increase slowing a bit in the first two weeks of the month after hitting record levels in. . .  Full story

SoftBank-backed WeWork to begin accepting payments in cryptocurrencies

20/04 SoftBank-backed office-sharing startup WeWork said on Tuesday it would begin accepting payments in select cryptocurrencies and partner with Coinbase Global Inc and payment app Bitpay to facilitate transactions.. . .  Full story

Sri Lankan shares fall over 2% as industrials, financials drag

20/04 Sri Lankan shares fell for a third straight session on Tuesday, weighed by a slump in industrial and financial stocks.. . .  Full story

Indonesia governor sees no government threat to independence

20/04 Indonesia's central bank governor said on Tuesday there was no government plan to undermine his institution's independence as parliament prepares to debate a bill that would widen the central bank's mandate.. . .  Full story

Prague index retreats from fresh high, currencies stall

20/04 Central Europe's currencies moved sideways on Tuesday, struggling to capitalise on a drop in the U.S. dollar as the region continued to cool after the past month's gains, while the Prague bourse's hot streak. . .  Full story

India does not see logic in U.S. putting it on currency watchlist

20/04 India does not see any logic in the United States putting it on a monitoring list of currency manipulators, a trade ministry official said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

Indonesia keeps rates at record lows as it trims 2021 GDP outlook

20/04 Indonesia's central bank kept its main policy rate at a record low on Tuesday and trimmed its 2021 growth forecast for Southeast Asia's largest economy, while pledging to strengthen measures to keep the rupiah. . .  Full story

Indonesian rupiah firm as holds rates to support FX stability

20/04 The Indonesian rupiah held firm on Tuesday after the central bank kept interest rates at a record low, as widely expected, resisting any further easing to foster currency stability.. . .  Full story

Oil gains push rouble past Ukraine tensions; stocks rise

20/04 Russia's rouble was supported by stronger oil prices on Tuesday, but gains were limited as tensions with Ukraine ramped up, while emerging market stocks rose on improving sentiment over a global economic recovery.. . .  Full story


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S.Korean stocks end at record high on strong foreign buying

20/04 Round-up of South Korean financial markets:. . .  Full story

Deutsche Telekom invests in blockchain payments platform Celo

20/04 Deutsche Telekom has invested in Celo, a blockchain payments platform that allows mobile phone access to "decentralised finance" projects that allow users to bypass traditional financial firms, the company said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

Canada's 3iQ to bring Middle East's first listed crypto fund to Nasdaq Dubai

20/04 Canadian digital asset management firm 3iQ has received regulatory clearance for a dual listing of the Bitcoin Fund on Nasdaq Dubai, making it the Middle East's first indexed cryptocurrency digital asset-based fund, 3iQ's chief executive. . .  Full story

Yuan breaches key threshold, edges up to month high

20/04 China's yuan strengthened past a key threshold to the firmest in a month on Tuesday, underpinned by broad dollar weakness following a dip in U.S. bond yields.. . .  Full story