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  1. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Yuan milestone as onshore direct trade with Singapore dollar starts

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 05:42am by Jeanny Yu

    ... SGD/CNY spot, forwards and swap contracts, the China Foreign Exchange Trading System said yesterday. It will announce the central parity rate at 9.15am every working day, with the spot trading range to be set at 3 per cent above or below that rate. The rate will be a weighted average price based on the reported prices from market makers, after removing the highest and lowest prices. ...

  2. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Worst to come for Canadian 'loonie' as oil prices fall

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:19am by Bloomberg

    ... The North American rate against which Canadian oil grades are priced, West Texas Intermediate, slipped to US$79.78 a barrel on October 16, dipping below US$80 a barrel for the first time in more ... after keeping its main interest rate at 1 per cent. The economy would not reach full output until the second half of 2016, according to the report. Canada posted an unforeseen C$610 million ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Emerging-market exchange rates slump

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Developing nation currencies have weakened after concern that higher interest rates in the US will curb asset demand in riskier countries Emerging market exchange rates slump It's back. The rout that gripped emerging market currencies last year is now sending exchange rates to their weakest levels since 2009. An index of 20 major developing-nation exchange rates ...

  4. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Pound traders braced for more political turbulence

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... the potential impact of its electoral gains on the unit. "I don't really accept that there's any compelling evidence that [the party's] opinion poll ratings are inversely associated ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Goldman Sachs bullish on dollar as Fed moves toward higher rates

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:37am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Greenback enjoys groundswell of support as Fed moves towards higher borrowing costs, with Goldman predicting parity with the euro by 2017 Dollar strengthensas rate ... as the Federal Reserve stops buying bonds and expanding the supply of money as it moves towards its first interest rate increase since 2006. That is boosting the appeal of dollar-denominated assets ...

  6. Business - Money - CURRENCIES

    Pound rallies, underscoring Britain's economic recovery

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 06:10am by Bloomberg

    ... rates from a record low, which would further bolster the exchange rate. Bennett said he sees the pound gaining about 4 per cent to US$1.68 and 76 pence per euro by the third quarter of 2015, ... to push back the likely timing of the BOE's first rate increase since 2007, just as speculation grew for an early boost to the US federal funds rate. While the pound is down 2.4 per cent ...

  7. Business - Money - CURRENCIES

    Yuan proves to be a bulwark against strong US dollar in Asia

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:55am by Jeanny Yu

    ... of the resilience it has shown since the 2008 global financial crisis. The yuan strengthened again yesterday after the central bank boosted the currency's reference rate after a week-long holiday ... conditions, marked by the moves of the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan, vis-à-vis the credit constraints and higher rates in China, would encourage more capital inflow to support the yuan. ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    NZ dollar's continued fall boosts expectations for rate rise

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:34am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington Kiwi fall boosts rate rise expectations The New Zealand dollar has tumbled to six-month lows against the US dollar and may fall further, giving the Reserve Bank of New Zealand room to raise interest rates again before the end of the year. The kiwi has dropped about 5 per cent over the past month to 84 US cents, taking it to levels last seen before ...

  9. Business - Companies - CURRENCIES

    Soaring greenback poses earnings threat to US companies

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 12:14pm by Reuters

    ... rates, according to KPMG. Amid the increasingly crowded playing field, prices have jumped more than 10 per cent since January, HSBC data shows. "Investors are flocking to Europe because ...

  10. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Hong Kong dollar stable despite Occupy Central unrest

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Bloomberg

    ... to HK$7.77 per US dollar on Monday in New York, the lowest since May 2012, before trading at HK$7.7693. The currency trades under a pegged exchange-rate system, with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority buying and selling greenbacks to maintain its level. The exchange rate compares with a low in August 2007 of HK$7.8305, before the current trading band started operating. Three-month implied ...




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