Currencies / Foreign Exchange Markets

Global stocks perch near record highs ahead of U.S.-China trade deal

Global stocks perch near record highs ahead of U.S.-China trade deal

Published 13/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - World stock markets ticked higher on Monday, hovering just below record levels ahead of the expected signing of a Phase 1 China-U.S. [more…]

China’s yuan leads rally ahead of U.S. trade deal

China’s yuan leads rally ahead of U.S. trade deal

Published 13/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - China’s yuan led a rally in trade-sensitive currencies on Monday and the Australian dollar recovered some recent losses as the imminent signing [more…]

Philippine financial markets shut after volcano spews ash over Manila

Philippine financial markets shut after volcano spews ash over Manila

Published 13/01/2020

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine financial markets were shut on Monday to ensure the safety of employees and traders after a volcano near Manila spewed huge [more…]

Safe-haven currencies give back gains as U.S.-Iran situation eases

Safe-haven currencies give back gains as U.S.-Iran situation eases

Published 09/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Safe-haven currencies such as the Japanese yen retreated on Thursday as the United States and Iran backed away from further conflict, with [more…]

Asian shares rebound as U.S. and Iran stand down, yen retreats

Asian shares rebound as U.S. and Iran stand down, yen retreats

Published 09/01/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks had their best session in weeks on Thursday, as the United States and Iran backed away from the brink of [more…]

Thai central bank has not closed door to further easing: governor

Thai central bank has not closed door to further easing: governor

Published 23/12/2019

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s central bank has not shut the door to further monetary policy easing should the economy worsen, the governor said on Monday, [more…]

The Yankees are coming! U.S. firms rush to euro debt markets

The Yankees are coming! U.S. firms rush to euro debt markets

Published 23/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - From Harley Davidson to Colgate-Palmolive, U.S. companies are flocking to borrow in euros and their record issuance is breathing life into a [more…]

Asian shares near 18-month high, bask in trade deal afterglow

Asian shares near 18-month high, bask in trade deal afterglow

Published 23/12/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets idled near 18-month highs on Monday as trading volumes weakened ahead of the Christmas holiday break, with investors taking profit [more…]

Dollar buoyed by signs of solid U.S. economy, pound ticks up

Dollar buoyed by signs of solid U.S. economy, pound ticks up

Published 23/12/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar held firm at the start of a holiday-thinned week on Monday, as U.S. data pointed to solid economic growth while [more…]

Clashes rock Beirut as security forces fire tear gas at protest

Clashes rock Beirut as security forces fire tear gas at protest

Published 16/12/2019

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Tear gas engulfed central Beirut as security forces chased protesters near Lebanon’s parliament on Sunday in a second night of street clashes [more…]