Currency Intervention

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…]

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…]

A crisis that has blunted the euro’s global profile

A crisis that has blunted the euro’s global profile

Published 21/05/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The coronavirus crisis may have dealt a lethal blow to the idea that the euro could one day replace the dollar as [more…]

Amid rising talk of negative rates, policies in Japan, Europe get subtle tweaks

Amid rising talk of negative rates, policies in Japan, Europe get subtle tweaks

Published 19/05/2020

TOKYO/FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After years of applying plenty of stick to commercial lenders unhappy with negative interest rate policies, central bankers in the euro zone [more…]

Bank of Japan expands stimulus again as pandemic pain deepens

Bank of Japan expands stimulus again as pandemic pain deepens

Published 27/04/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan expanded monetary stimulus on Monday and pledged to buy unlimited amount of bonds to keep borrowing costs low [more…]

A battle far from over: Five questions for the ECB

A battle far from over: Five questions for the ECB

Published 27/04/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Central Bank meets on Thursday, the ink barely dry on its emergency bond-buying scheme, and markets are already asking what [more…]

Irresponsible of governments to leave ECB alone in virus fight: Kazaks

Irresponsible of governments to leave ECB alone in virus fight: Kazaks

Published 08/04/2020

FRANKFURT/RIGA (Reuters) - It would be irresponsible of euro zone countries to leave the European Central Bank alone in the fight against an economic slump [more…]

Dollar borrowing costs drop to lowest in decade in FX swap markets

Dollar borrowing costs drop to lowest in decade in FX swap markets

Published 06/04/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Dollar borrowing costs in the foreign exchange swap markets retreated further on Monday, with swap rates against the euro and pound falling [more…]

Global currency funds notch wins amid coronavirus volatility

Global currency funds notch wins amid coronavirus volatility

Published 03/04/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global currency fund managers racked up gains in the first quarter as they benefited from the extreme volatility that the coronavirus [more…]