Currencies / Foreign Exchange Markets

Euro dips before Lagarde speaks but hopes for tariff reprieve lend support

Euro dips before Lagarde speaks but hopes for tariff reprieve lend support

Published 04/11/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro edged down on Monday as investors awaited Christine Lagarde’s first speech as European Central Bank president, but hopes that the [more…]

Asian shares climb to 14-week highs on hopes U.S., China getting close to trade deal

Asian shares climb to 14-week highs on hopes U.S., China getting close to trade deal

Published 04/11/2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Asian shares surged on Monday, with a broad regional gauge hitting more than 14-week highs, as growing optimism over U.S.-China trade talks [more…]

Asian shares climb to three-month high, currencies mark time

Asian shares climb to three-month high, currencies mark time

Published 28/10/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rose to a three-month high on Monday, as risk assets got a fillip from hopes of a trade deal and [more…]

Dollar picks up before Fed, pound braces for EU meeting on Brexit

Dollar picks up before Fed, pound braces for EU meeting on Brexit

Published 28/10/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar traded near its highest in more than two months versus the yen on Monday ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve [more…]

Explainer: Argentina’s farmers have some questions for President-elect Fernandez

Explainer: Argentina’s farmers have some questions for President-elect Fernandez

Published 28/10/2019

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Argentina’s farmers have some questions for President-elect Alberto Fernandez, after the center-left Peronist won a decisive election on Sunday, ousting [more…]

Argentine central bank cuts dollar purchase limit sharply as forex reserves tumble

Argentine central bank cuts dollar purchase limit sharply as forex reserves tumble

Published 28/10/2019

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina’s central bank announced early Monday morning it would sharply cut the amount of dollars individuals could buy, amid concerns over [more…]

Lagarde will take ECB out of ivory tower: De Guindos in El Pais

Lagarde will take ECB out of ivory tower: De Guindos in El Pais

Published 26/10/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Christine Lagarde will ensure European Central Bank policymakers climb down from their “ivory tower” and face the political realities of the euro [more…]

‘Never give up!’ Draghi tells Lagarde as he leaves ECB

‘Never give up!’ Draghi tells Lagarde as he leaves ECB

Published 24/10/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi told his successor on Thursday to “never give up” on propping up the euro zone economy [more…]

Brexit will happen on Oct. 31 despite PM’s unsigned delay request, UK says

Brexit will happen on Oct. 31 despite PM’s unsigned delay request, UK says

Published 21/10/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government insisted on Sunday the country will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 despite a letter that Prime Minister [more…]

Sterling slips from five-month high on Brexit delay jitters

Sterling slips from five-month high on Brexit delay jitters

Published 21/10/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Sterling fell over half a percent against the dollar on Monday, slipping from five-month highs after the British parliament delayed a crucial [more…]