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Forex - Dollar Slips Lower on Fears of U.S. Government Shutdown

Dollar loses ground amid U.S. political woes<p>Investing.com - The U.S. dollar slipped lower against other major currencies on Friday, amid fears of a …

Economy

Forex - GBP/USD Trims Gains After UK Data Disappoints

Pound pulls back from session highs vs. greenback, UK data weighs<p>Investing.com - The pound trimmed gains against the U.S. dollar on Friday, after the …

Economy

Dollar Off Lows as Trump Reportedly Makes Last-Ditch Effort To Avert Shutdown

Investing.com – The dollar eased from session lows against a basket of major currencies amid reports that president Donald Trump invited Senate …

Forex

Singapore stock rally set to continue for another six months: Experts

SINGAPORE: Stock markets around the world have been rallying, with the 2017 uptrend spilling over into 2018.<p>In Singapore, the Straits Times Index …

Economy

Commentary: FX-adjusted oil price rise gives ECB breathing room

LONDON (Reuters) - Energy prices are booming, but the inflationary impact from high oil is not so clear-cut.<p>Once exchange rate differentials are taken into account, the resulting price pressures are less severe than they look at first glance. This is important for the European Central Bank, as it …

Economy

Dollar Retreats as Fears of Government Shutdown Grow

Investing.com – The dollar traded sharply lower against a basket of major currencies amid renewed fears of a US government shutdown prompting traders …

Economy

Over The Next Year, Germany Will Hit A Scary Demographic Milestone

<b>In Europe, the economy is humming along at its fastest pace in 10 years.</b>According to the European Central Bank, the most recent forecast for the …

Population

European Central Bank's Mario Draghi told to leave G30 group of bankers

Mario Draghi has been censured for his membership of an elite group of bankers, with the EU’s complaints boss recommending the European Central Bank …

Economy

Gold Prices Remain on the Downside after Mixed U.S. Data

© Reuters. Gold remains lower after mixed U.S. economic reports<p>Investing.com - Gold prices remained lower on Thursday, after a flurry of U.S. data …

Economy

Gold price holds near four-month highs despite stronger dollar

Author: REUTERSWed, 2018-01-17 19:27ID: 1516195392607257200LONDON: Gold prices held near four-month highs on Wednesday even as a stronger dollar made …

Economy

Fund managers see more mileage in stock rally - just not in the UK

Share price valuations relative to company earnings, the traditional yardstick used by investors, are <b>certainly high by historic levels</b> and there is a …

Economy

Asian currencies on back foot as dollar recovers

<b>Thursday 01:45 GMT</b><p>What you need to know<p>Dollar arrests decline on ECB euro concern<br>• China blue-chips continue winning streak<br>• Asia equities follow Wall …

Economy

Forex - Aussie Holds Gains After Australia December Jobs Data Shows Jump

Aussie up in Asia after jobs data<p>Investing.com - The Aussie held steady in Asia on Thursday after a surprise gain in jobs in December was offset by a …

Economy

FOREX-Euro drops after hitting a 3-year high on ECB talk

© Reuters. FOREX-Euro drops after hitting a 3-year high on ECB talk<p>* Graphic: World FX rates in 2017 http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh<p>By Saikat …

Economy

European central banks to hold yuan, highlighting the Chinese currency’s rise

Brussels/Madrid — More central banks in Europe revealed plans on Tuesday to hold yuan as part of their foreign currency reserves, highlighting the …

Economy

ECB Rebuked by EU Ombudsman for Draghi's Role in G-30 Club

Mario Draghi’s attendance at meetings of the Group of 30, a behind-closed-doors gathering of the world’s financial elite, constitutes …

Business

Euro falls further from overnight peak after Constâncio comments

The euro extended its decline from the highs it hit in overnight action after a top European Central Bank policymaker said he was “concerned” about …

Economy

Rand slightly down as dollar recovers

File: The rand remained was softer shortly before noon on Wednesday‚ as the greenback recovered slightly from its recent bout of weakness. Photo: …

Economy

Finance Minister prepared to strengthen laws to pursue bankers after tracker mortgage scandal

Mr Donohoe told the Oireachtas Finance Committee that a “collective failing” by the banks was behind the tracker mortgage rip-off.<p>But he cannot …

News (Ireland)

ECB's Weidmann says analysts right to expect mid-2019 rate hike: FAZ

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Analyst expectations for an interest rate hike by the European Central Bank in the middle of next year are roughly in line with the ECB's own guidance, Germany's ratesetter at the bank said in an interview.<p>"This expectation seems to me roughly in line with the ECB's current …

Economy

Euro falls from three-year high on ECB doubts

The euro fell from a three-year high today as investors sold the currency on doubts that the European Central Bank would ditch its pledge to keep …

News (Ireland)

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Rise, With DAX Up 1% As Auto Shares Climb, Euro Eases

Hugo Boss sales impress<p>European stocks gained ground Tuesday, putting the regional benchmark within striking distance of a new 2018 high.<p>A slide in the euro gave a lift to exporter shares. Gains for auto makers and German fashion house Hugo Boss AG also helped drive the Stoxx Europe 600 index …

Markets

Euro zone inflation slows as expected in December, core rate stable

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Cheaper phone calls, clothes and vegetables slowed consumer price growth in December as expected despite more expensive fuel and cigarettes while the core inflation measure watched by the European Central Bank was stable, data showed on Wednesday.<p>The European Union's statistics …

Economy

Higher mortgage rates on the way but 'increases will be gradual'

Borrowers have been warned that European interest rates are set to rise, but the increases will be gradual and it will be 2021 before they hit 1pc.

Economy

Bonds find support as Guptas may face criminal charges

South African bonds finally responded to a firmer rand on Tuesday afternoon, with the local currency earlier hitting a more than two-and-a-half year …

Business (South Africa)

The Dollar Is Collapsing

The last four days have seen the <b>US Dollar plunge 2%</b> - the biggest drop since June 2016...<p>As the chart suggests, there is a key driver of the dollar's …

Economy

Brief: Euro zone oversight and upheaval in Romania

In this edition of the Brief from Brussels: Auditors warn the European Central Bank over “flaws” in its oversight of the euro zone’s largest banks. And as Romania loses yet another prime minister, MEPs say it’s time for Europe to intervene.<p>More news on euronews.com

Europe

The European Central Bank may have just sent an important signal

Phil Gronniger of Janus Henderson Investors says comments overnight by ECB governing Council member Ardo Hansson came a surprise to the market.

Economy

Greek parliament approves bailout reforms as thousands protest

Greece's parliament has voted to approve a package of reforms demanded by the country's international lenders in return for fresh bailout funds. But …

Greece

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

<i>Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning?</i> <i>Sign up here</i><i>.</i><p>China’s cryptocurrency crackdown escalates, the yuan hits a two-year high and Gulf …

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