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Pound Hits One-month Low, Heads For Worst Week In A Year

Pound Hits One-month Low, Heads For Worst Week In A Year

The Pound Sterling slipped to its lowest against the dollar in a month on Friday as it headed for its worst week in a year, amid growing worries over Theresa May’s future as British prime minister, as well as over the health of the economy. The pound fell to as low as $1.3060 in morning […]

Dollar Set For 4th Week Of Gains As Markets Cut Short Bets

Dollar Set For 4th Week Of Gains As Markets Cut Short Bets

The dollar rose on Friday and is on track for its fourth consecutive week of gains as investors trimmed some short bets on growing views that interest rate markets are underpricing the extent of U.S. rate increases over the coming months. Solid U.S. economic data, along with the prospect of U.S. tax cuts and growing […]

Egypt Plans Bond Sale Delay As It Eyes Market Conditions

Egypt Plans Bond Sale Delay As It Eyes Market Conditions

Egypt may delay a planned sale of 1.5 billion in euro-denominated bonds to early 2018, as the government pushes ahead with a sweeping reform program that has boosted foreign inflows but sent prices soaring in the nation of 95 million. See more at Bloomberg

World Bank Projects $22bn Diaspora Remittance To Nigeria

World Bank Projects $22bn Diaspora Remittance To Nigeria

Diaspora Remittance is money sent by a person in a foreign land to his or her home country. The World Bank has projected that up to $22 billion will flow into Nigeria in 2017 through Diaspora remittances, noting that global remittance flow is set to recover this year after two consecutive years of decline. This […]

Dollar Hits One-and-half-month High As Yields Rise On U.S. Economic Outlook

Dollar Hits One-and-half-month High As Yields Rise On U.S. Economic Outlook

The dollar on Tuesday struck a 1-1/2-month high as Treasury yields rose after a strong reading for U.S. manufacturing activity hardened expectations for U.S. interest rates to rise by the year-end. The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies was up 0.3 percent at 93.847 after touching 93.891, its highest since Aug. 17. On […]

Asian Shares Shrug Off Energy Blues

Asian Shares Shrug Off Energy Blues

U.S. Dollar Firms Asian shares rose on Tuesday, taking heart from record closes on Wall Street and upbeat economic data that lifted U.S. Treasury yields and the dollar, even as weaker oil prices took their toll on energy stocks. Futures suggested an firm start to the European trading day, with the Eurostoxx 50 STXEc1 up […]

Dollar Rise Against Euro As Investors Watch Catalan Vote Aftermath

Dollar Rise Against Euro As Investors Watch Catalan Vote Aftermath

While the euro came under pressure on Monday, the dollar, underpinned by higher U.S. yields, started the month on a high note as investors monitored the aftermath of an independence vote in Spain’s Catalonia. The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, added 0.3 percent to 93.323. Higher U.S […]

Euro Ruffled By Spanish Vote

Euro Ruffled By Spanish Vote

The euro on Monday took a knock in Asia as investors kept an anxious eye on an independence vote in Spain’s Catalonia, while surprisingly strong economic news out of China and Japan offered support to equities and commodities. The euro fell 0.3 percent after the violence-marred vote to trade at $1.1773, though European bourses seemed […]

Europe’s Financial Reforms Raise Questions For The United States

Europe’s Financial Reforms Raise Questions For The United States

The united States should pay close attention if it wants to maintain its reputation as the world’s best place to raise and deploy money. Europe is embarking on an ambitious project to make its capital markets more transparent and investor-friendly. The U.S. should pay close attention if it wants to maintain its reputation as the […]

Why Nordic Banks Might Want To Fight Apple Pay

Why Nordic Banks Might Want To Fight Apple Pay

Danske urges Nordic rivals to unite as bulwark against giants About 100 years ago, Nordic countries shared a currency. Danske Bank A/S wants them to try again, this time on the digital front. MobilePay, Danske’s digital-pay subsidiary, is urging Nordic banks to form a single payments platform to fend off global challengers like Apply Pay and […]

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