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  1. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Currency union 'not in Scotland's interests', says: Alistair Darling

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Edinburgh Currency union 'not in Scotland's interests' A formal currency union would not be in the interests of an independent Scotland, the leader ... uncertainty over what currency would be used if Scotland leaves the United Kingdom remains a major campaign issue. Britain's three main political parties have ruled out a formal currency union, ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Britain eyes Bitcoin, rivals, with virtual currency rules

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 12:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London UK eyes bitcoin rules as part of innovation push Britain took its first steps yesterday towards regulating the rapidly expanding use of virtual currencies, launching a study to look at the opportunities and risks presented by digital currency bitcoin and its rivals. The announcement came in a package of measures unveiled by finance minister George Osborne ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance

    FX transfer firms eye big bank competitors

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:08am by Reuters

    ... on by this year's row over alleged currency market manipulation by major banks. Kent's online business, Azimo, has a simple pitch: in the era of electronic money, the 4 to 12 per cent fees banks charge consumers for any transaction involving foreign currency is ludicrously expensive. Today, to transfer £100 (HK$1,214) to Germany, British high street bank Halifax would charge £9.50 and use a rate ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - COMMENT

    Strength of the US dollar spells trouble for everyone

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:31am by Reuters

    ... be America's currency and everybody's problem. That is because the dollar's strong rise will serve to crimp global liquidity, making financing more expensive and harder to get, markets more ... may be our currency, but it's your problem". The issue now, at least globally, is that in a world with a strongly rising dollar, they may be much harder to get hold of. That, argues ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - RUSSIA

    Economic woes and Ukraine crisis drag down Sberbank earnings 24pc

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 06:17am by Reuters

    ... issued in foreign currency. VTB, Russia's second-largest bank, last week posted a 98 per cent drop in third-quarter net profit, also stung by higher provisions, Ukraine-related risks ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Japanese central bank chief stands by last month’s shock stimulus decision

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 03:06pm by Reuters

    ... households and non-manufacturers by raising the cost of imports. "We will carefully watch market moves, including currency moves, and their effect on the economy," he said. The yen has come ...

  7. Business - Commodities - PRECIOUS METALS

    Gold volatility spikes in Asia during China’s lunch break

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 08:27am by Reuters

    ... in the world, have suffered sharp sell-offs in Asia, sometimes sparked by the news flow or currency moves but often for no identifiable reason. "It is unusual for Asia to be seeing these busy ... to a seven-year high against the yen. A stronger greenback makes dollar-denominated bullion pricier for holders of other currencies. "There is definitely more Japanese participation. Gold could ...

  8. News - World - Ukraine crisis

    Putin says Russia will not be cut off by 'Iron Curtain' amid West's sanctions over Ukraine

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 09:29pm by Reuters

    ... far from certain that sanctions, sharp falls in the oil price [and] the depreciation of the national currency will cause negative effects or catastrophic consequences only for us. ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China's surprise rate cut fuels hopes for more easing

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 04:03am by Peggy Sito, Bloomberg, Reuters

    ... ability to grow, he added. The PBOC's actions will also be felt on the yuan. Analysts say it could signal the end of a rally in the currency since May, especially if officials follow up ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - MARKETS

    US and UK forex probes could bring more pain to banks

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 11:22am by Reuters

    ... to move rates at which currency pairs like the US dollar and the British pound trade, and to cover their tracks. One Citigroup trader, for example, asks a trader at UBS about another trader who ...




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