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  1. Business - Economy - MARKETS

    Emerging markets still haunted by the Fed

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:15am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... The emerging markets rally lacks conviction and could easily go into reverse The facts speak for themselves: the average spread on emerging market dollar-denominated bonds- which stands at 285 basis ... and 3 per cent, respectively, against the US dollar since the end of January. Indeed, so dramatic is the four-month-long improvement in sentiment- fuelled by the "reach for yield" among ...

  2. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Thailand stocks fall, baht drops amid martial law

    Posted May 21st 2014, 01:11am by BLOOM

    ... trading while the baht weakened 0.2 per cent versus the dollar, having earlier dropped as much as 0.6 per cent. The army acted a day after data showed gross domestic product shrank 0.6 per cent ... to the negotiating table now." Thailand's 10-year bonds fell, pushing yield up three basis points, or 0.03 of a percentage point, to 3.75 per cent. The baht traded at 32.53 per dollar, after ...

  3. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Sticky goings-on in Teflon Thailand

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:43am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... against the US dollar as it did at the beginning of this year- and has remained in a tight range of 32 to 33 to the dollar since the start of the crisis. Yet while the whiff of civil war ... in Thailand- in 2006, 2008 and 2010- were not accompanied by market sell-offs. The baht even rose against the US dollar amid the turmoil. This suggests external factors are likely to keep having ...

  4. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Stocks gain as volatility over Fed tapering eases

    Posted Nov 23rd 2013, 02:45am by Reuters

    ... linked to commodities and global growth took a hit. The Canadian, New Zealand and Australian dollars all fell sharply. Among commodities, Brent crude oil held near US$110 a barrel. It had jumped ... tapering eases World shares ended a volatile week on a positive note yesterday and the US dollar reached a four-month high against the yen as worry dissipated about an end to the United States ...

  5. Business - Money - MARKETS

    HKEx to add yuan futures in night trading session

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 01:38am by Enoch Yiu

    ... still fall short of the 23 hours in the United States. The decision on yuan futures came after the currency posted last Friday its sharpest fall against the US dollar since 2007 as traders began ...

  6. Business - Money - MARKETS

    What price political risk?

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 11:43am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... the country's already battered currency, the rouble, fell 3 per cent to a record low against the US dollar. It raised interest rates by 150 basis points and spent US$11 billion shoring up the rouble ...

  7. Business - Economy - MARKETS

    Yuan strengthens to highest level against US dollar in 19 years

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Chinese currency closes at 6.2107 per greenback in Shanghai as central bank raises reference rate Yuan rises to highest level against US dollar in 19 years The yuan strengthened beyond 6.21 per US dollar for the first time in 19 years yesterday after the People's Bank of China raised the currency's reference rate and as investors reassured by a bailout deal ...

  8. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Panic in the air as sell-off in emerging markets enters new phase

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 05:17am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... against the US dollar in the May-August phase of the sell-off- fell sharply, as did both countries' local currency bonds. The sharp decline in the forint- the worst-performing emerging market ...

  9. Business - Economy - MARKETS

    Fear grips markets as investors worry about China's growth and US profits

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:29am by AP

    ... global problems akin to those caused by the US system. Its capital markets and banks are not as closely interwoven with the rest of the world, and the Chinese government has trillions of dollars ...

  10. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Slumping yen buoys Japanese shares

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 01:36am by AFP

    ... investors piled into the long-laggard Japanese market his year as the government and the central bank unveiled measures aimed to stoke the economy that sent the yen plummeting against the US dollar ... By late yesterday, the dollar bought 105.31 yen, well up from the 87-yen level at the end of last year. With a few hours of trading left, the Nikkei will log its best year since 1972- when ...




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