Currencies / Foreign Exchange Markets

Explainer: How Fed’s Main Street program compares to other small business pandemic aid

Explainer: How Fed’s Main Street program compares to other small business pandemic aid

Published 15/06/2020

(Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Monday launched its latest life raft for U.S. businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. Administered by the Boston Fed, [more…]

Dollar steadies as overnight risk-off move eases

Dollar steadies as overnight risk-off move eases

Published 15/06/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar was slightly lower in North American morning trade on Monday, stabilizing after a move higher overnight on a [more…]

Prepping portfolios for next market storm? Not just gold and govvies

Prepping portfolios for next market storm? Not just gold and govvies

Published 09/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - G7 government bonds? Check. Gold? Check. But that may not be enough as the coronavirus crisis accelerates a hunt for a wider [more…]

Aussie dollar falls amid feud with China, traders cash in gains

Aussie dollar falls amid feud with China, traders cash in gains

Published 09/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The Australian dollar fell nearly 2% on Tuesday after China’s education ministry warned students to carefully consider studying there amid tension between [more…]

ECB contemplating dividend moratorium extension, Enria says

Published 09/06/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is contemplating whether to extend a request to banks to hold off on dividend payments and share buybacks, [more…]

Signs Swedish economy picking up from very low level says Finance Minister

Signs Swedish economy picking up from very low level says Finance Minister

Published 09/06/2020

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden’s economy looks like it has started to pick up after the impact of the novel coronavirus and measures to halt its [more…]

Europe turns red as bulls run out of charge

Europe turns red as bulls run out of charge

Published 09/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Stock market bulls were forced to a halt on Tuesday and high-flying currencies like the euro and Australian dollar lost altitude, as [more…]

Coronavirus may have spread in Wuhan in August, Harvard research shows, but China dismissive

Coronavirus may have spread in Wuhan in August, Harvard research shows, but China dismissive

Published 09/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The coronavirus might have been spreading in China as early as August last year, according to Harvard Medical School research based on [more…]

Japanese traders gird for Fed to anchor yields, clip dollar’s wings

Japanese traders gird for Fed to anchor yields, clip dollar’s wings

Published 09/06/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese investors have clipped the wings of a resurgent U.S. dollar as they position for the likelihood that the U.S. Federal Reserve [more…]

Lagarde comments at ECB press conference

Lagarde comments at ECB press conference

Published 04/06/2020

(Reuters) - The European Central Bank beefed up its bond-buying programme on Thursday in its latest effort to support a euro zone economy pummelled by [more…]