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Japan stocks bounce as yen bows before strong dollar

05h05 Asian shares followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday as a bullish outlook from the head of the U.S. central bank buoyed the dollar, lifted Tokyo shares to a one-month top and sent gold to. . .  Full story

S.Korean won, Malaysian ringgit lead declines

04h14 The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar on Wednesday at 0211 GMT. CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR Change as of 0211. . .  Full story

S.Korea stocks rise after Fed chair's upbeat comment; won down

03h24 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index rose on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's robust view of the U.S. economy. . .  Full story

Dollar up as Powell reinforces rate hike views, hits 6-mth high vs yen

02h18 The dollar was broadly higher on Wednesday, hitting a six-month high against the yen, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell gave an upbeat outlook for the U.S. economy and reinforced views that the Fed. . .  Full story

Dollar firms after Fed chair's upbeat remarks, stocks gain

17/07 The U.S. dollar rose on Tuesday against a basket of major currencies following an upbeat economic assessment from the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve, while world stocks climbed as a heavy week of. . .  Full story

-Sterling tumbles after UK parliament vote on trade bill

17/07 Sterling dropped to a four-month low against the euro and a three-week trough versus the dollar as investors expected more Brexit challenges after Theresa May's government only narrowly won a vote on a trade bill. . .  Full story

C$ falls vs U.S. dollar after remarks by Fed's Powell

17/07 The Canadian dollar dropped on Tuesday, as the U.S. dollar rose across the board after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell struck a bullish tone in prepared remarks on the U.S. economy before a congressional. . .  Full story

Dollar higher after Powell deflects trade concerns

17/07 The dollar rose on Tuesday as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell provided an upbeat assessment on the U.S. economy while downplaying the impact of current global trade policy discussions on the outlook for further monetary. . .  Full story

Most LatAm currencies dip after Fed chief remarks

17/07 Most Latin American currencies weakened on Tuesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve chief sounded an upbeat tone on the U.S. economy, driving investors to unwind bets on a slower pace of U.S. interest rate. . .  Full story

Sterling slides as May faces another Brexit battle in parliament

17/07 Sterling fell sharply on Tuesday as nervous investors cut positions before Prime Minister Theresa May's government faced the latest parliamentary vote on her Brexit plans.. . .  Full story

Fed's Powell: "Several years" of strong jobs, low inflation still ahead

17/07 U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, discounting the risk that a trade war may throw a global recovery off track, said the economy is on the cusp of "several years" where the job market. . .  Full story

Sri Lankan rupee ends weaker on importer dollar demand

17/07 The Sri Lankan rupee closed weaker on Tuesday as dollar demand from importers exceeded greenback selling by exporters, traders said.. . .  Full story

Revolut reports suspected money laundering to UK authorities

17/07 Digital bank Revolut has reported suspected money laundering activities on its network to British law enforcement and regulatory agencies, a spokesman said on Tuesday, adding that the sums of money involved were not significant. The spokesman. . .  Full story

IBM partners Stronghold for new digital stable coin

17/07 International Business Machines Corp is backing a new cryptocurrency pegged to the U.S. dollar, in a partnership with U.S.-based financial services provider Stronghold that adds stability to a sector known for its volatility, the companies. . .  Full story

Zloty gains, Polish wages continue to surge

17/07 The zloty rose to a one-month high against the euro on Tuesday, while Poland reported robust wage growth figures for June. Poland's data showed faster-than-expected 7.5 percent annual growth in wages,. . .  Full story

Russia, Middle East lead declines as oil sell-off clobbers EM

17/07 Russian and Middle Eastern markets bore the brunt of a sell-off in emerging equities on Tuesday after oil prices tumbled over 4 percent the day before, while oil producers' currencies also suffered.. . .  Full story

S.Korean stocks slip as oil extends fall; won gains ahead of Fed chief's testimony

17/07 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index weakened on Tuesday as crude oil prices extended falls, while the won rose ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's first congressional testimony. Bond. . .  Full story

Asian currencies edge up ahead of Fed head's testimony

17/07 Most Asian currencies edged higher against the dollar on Tuesday ahead of the first U.S. congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell later in the day. Powell will testify on. . .  Full story

China's yuan firms, market refrains from testing key level

17/07 China's yuan firmed against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday in brisk dollar selling as investors held back from testing the psychologically important 6.7 per dollar level, albeit after a much-weakened official fixing, traders said.. . .  Full story

Vietnam's stock market falls victim to U.S.-China trade war

17/07 Vietnam's smoking hot economy and raging stock market have become Asia's earliest casualties in U.S. President Donald Trump's trade war with China, as the export-reliant nation counts both among its top trading partners.. . .  Full story

Australia dollar soft on RBA minutes, kiwi rangebound

17/07 The Australian dollar was subdued on Tuesday as the country's central bank expressed concern about the impact of high household debt on the economy while the New Zealand dollar maintained recent ranges.. . .  Full story

S.Korea stocks steady, won gains ahead of Powell's testimony

17/07 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index was little changed on Tuesday amid a sharp decline in overnight crude oil. . .  Full story

COLUMN-Hedge funds pin macro hopes more on U.S. yield curve than dollar: McGeever

17/07 Hedge funds raised their bets last week on a flatter U.S. yield curve and a stronger dollar. Their bond bet shows signs of coming good as the yield curve moves towards inversion, but their. . .  Full story

BitPay granted virtual currency license by NY regulator

16/07 The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) said on Monday it had granted a virtual currency license to bitcoin payments processor BitPay.. . .  Full story

Oil's 4 pct tumble weighs on energy shares; banks rally

16/07 The price of oil tumbled more than 4 percent on Monday, putting pressure on energy shares and keeping global stock markets in check, although financial shares rallied after upbeat news from Bank of America. . .  Full story

Dollar eases as investors reset positions ahead of Powell testimony

16/07 The dollar fell on Monday as investors pared long bets on the greenback and rebalanced their positions ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's first congressional testimony. Powell will testify on. . .  Full story

C$ inches up as greenback down broadly

16/07 The Canadian dollar drifted higher against the U.S. currency on Monday, benefiting from the greenback's overall weakness, but the outlook remained tilted to the downside amid global trade tensions with the United States and the. . .  Full story

Putin-Trump meeting supports rouble despite drop in oil prices

16/07 The rouble held gains on Monday after a first summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump helped offset a negative impact from a rapid drop in oil prices.. . .  Full story

LatAm little changed on softer China growth, crude selloff

16/07 Latin American stocks and currencies were little changed on Monday as a slide in global crude prices and softer Chinese data kept risk appetite in check following weeks of losses. China's. . .  Full story

Sterling falls after May bows to Brexit pressure in parliament

16/07 The pound fell on Monday as a debate in Britain's parliament exposed the level of dissatisfaction within British Prime Minister Theresa May's governing Conservative Party over her plans for Brexit.. . .  Full story

BlackRock is evaluating cryptocurrencies, CEO Fink says

16/07 BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Larry Fink on Monday said the world's largest asset manager has assembled a working group to look at blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, but cautioned he does not see. . .  Full story