• US stocks surge to fresh records on tax cut progress
    AFP Newsyesterday

    US stocks surge to fresh records on tax cut progress

    Wall Street stocks surged to fresh records Friday and boosted other equity markets after US lawmakers took a key step toward enacting the tax reform plan sought by President Donald Trump. Investors were cheered by a party-line 51-49 vote in the Senate for a federal budget plan that permits the legislative

  • French left-wing firebrand quotes Thatcher in EU cash claim
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    French left-wing firebrand quotes Thatcher in EU cash claim

    French leftist firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon on Friday quoted former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in denouncing France's contributions to the European Union, saying: "I want my money back".

  • Reuters2 days ago

    Turkey's Erdogan calls on developing countries to trade in local currencies

    Countries from the so-called "D-8" group of developing nations should trade with each other in their local currencies, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, to alleviate the forex pressure inherent in dollar-based trade. "If we are to use local currencies for trade within the

  • Reuters2 days ago

    EM ASIA FX-Asian currencies retreat as U.S. tax reforms loom

    (Adds details, updates prices) By Ambar Warrick Oct 20 (Reuters) - Asian currencies slipped against the dollar on Friday as the greenback strengthened after U.S. President Donald Trump's tax reform agenda ...

  • Reuters2 days ago

    Malaysia's closing tin prices for Oct 20

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Following is a table of Kuala Lumpur tin market prices provided by a Malaysian trader. (Prices in $/tonne, and volumes in tonnes unless stated) Date KL Premium/ Spot Bid ...

  • Reuters2 days ago

    EM ASIA FX-Chinese yuan, Taiwan dollar inch up; Philippine peso down

    Oct 20 (Reuters) - The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar as of 0136 GMT. CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR Change as of 0136 GMT Currency Latest bid Previous day Pct Move Japan ...

  • European stocks fall amid Spain crisis; Dow ekes out record
    AFP News2 days ago

    European stocks fall amid Spain crisis; Dow ekes out record

    Global stock markets were pressured Thursday as a weeks-long rally on Wall Street showed signs of fatigue, while worries about the Catalan political crisis hit European bourses. Markets in London, Paris and Frankfurt - along with Madrid - all fell as Spain said it will start seizing some of the Catalan

  • Reuters3 days ago

    EM ASIA FX-Asian currencies softer as dollar firms; yuan dips on GDP

    (Adds details, updates prices) By Ambar Warrick Oct 19 (Reuters) - Asian currencies softened against the dollar on Thursday as the greenback firmed overnight, while the yuan retreated after data showed ...

  • Reuters3 days ago

    EM ASIA FX-S. Korean won, Chinese yuan down in early trade

    Oct 19 (Reuters) - The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar as of 0132 GMT. CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR Change as of 0132 GMT Currency Latest bid Previous day Pct Move Japan ...

  • Reuters4 days ago

    EM ASIA FX-Asian currencies muted, eye China's Communist Party Congress for yuan clues

    (Adds details, updates numbers) By Ambar Warrick Oct 18 (Reuters) - Asian currencies were subdued on Wednesday as investors waited for any clues on the outlook for China's foreign exchange policy from ...

  • Reuters4 days ago

    EM ASIA FX-South Korean won, Chinese yuan rise; Philippine peso down

    Oct 18 (Reuters) - The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar as of 0143 GMT. CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR Change as of 0143 GMT Currency Latest bid Previous day Pct Move Japan ...

  • Dow briefly crosses 23,000 for 1st time
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    Dow briefly crosses 23,000 for 1st time

    The Dow edged to a fresh record Tuesday, briefly topping 23,000 points for the first time, following a batch of mostly good earnings. The new US landmark came on a muted day otherwise for global equities, with European bourses down slightly. Big gains by health care companies Johnson & Johnson and

  • Reuters5 days ago

    EM ASIA FX-Asian currencies dip on Fed speculation, peso rises

    * Chinese yuan at 1-week low against dollar * Philippine peso, Japanese yen sole gainers (Adds details, updates numbers) By Ambar Warrick Oct 17 (Reuters) - Most Asian currencies retreated against the ...

  • Reuters5 days ago

    EM ASIA FX-Chinese yuan, Singapore dollar fall; Philippine peso up

    Oct 17 (Reuters) - The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar at 0139 GMT. CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR Change on the day at 0139 GMT Currency Latest bid Previous day Pct Move ...

  • Bank shares lead US stocks to records; Madrid falls
    AFP News5 days ago

    Bank shares lead US stocks to records; Madrid falls

    Strong gains by bank shares helped push US stocks to fresh records Monday, while Madrid sank on resurgent worries over the Catalan independence crisis. Comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen over the weekend predicting inflation would soon rise were seen as further boosting the odds the Fed

  • Populism again casts shadow over booming eurozone economy
    Associated Press5 days ago

    Populism again casts shadow over booming eurozone economy

    For months, the outlook for the eurozone economy has brightened thanks to a series of electoral defeats for political parties that were critical of the euro currency. Now, votes in Germany and Austria ...

  • Reuters6 days ago

    EM ASIA FX-Most Asian currencies rise in catch-up trade; Singapore dollar dips

    (Adds detail, updates prices) By Ambar Warrick Oct 16 (Reuters) - Most Asian currencies ticked up against the dollar on Monday, which softened after disappointing U.S. inflation data on Friday undercut ...

  • Reuters6 days ago

    EM ASIA FX-Thai baht, Taiwan dollar rise; yuan down

    Oct 16 (Reuters) - The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar as of 0208 GMT. CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR Change as of 0208 GMT Currency Latest bid Previous day Pct Move Japan ...

  • European equities ease on firmer euro
    AFP News8 days ago

    European equities ease on firmer euro

    Europe's major stock markets eased on Friday, weighed down by a firmer euro after inflation data in the US showed that price pressures remained subdued in the world's biggest economy, dealers said. After holding steady for most of the session, all of Europe's main stock indices fell into

  • Reuters9 days ago

    EM ASIA FX-Robust China data lifts Asian currencies, S'pore dollar slips on soft outlook

    By Hanna Paul Oct 13 (Reuters) - Rosy Chinese data and the soft dollar lifted emerging Asian currencies on Friday, except for the Singapore dollar which dipped on the central bank's cautious outlook for ...

  • Reuters9 days ago

    ASEAN renews currency swap deal to provide $2 bln support - Malaysia c.bank

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed to renew a currency swap deal for two more years from Nov. 17, providing a total of $2 billion in financial ...

  • Reuters9 days ago

    EM ASIA FX-Singapore dollar slips, Chinese yuan appreciates

    Oct 13 (Reuters) - The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar at 0151 GMT. CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR Change on the day at 0151 GMT Currency Latest Previous Pct bid day Move ...

  • US stocks retreat from records as Europe eyes Catalan crisis
    AFP News9 days ago

    US stocks retreat from records as Europe eyes Catalan crisis

    Wall Street stocks retreated from records Thursday as investors soured on financial shares following earnings from large banks.

  • Eurozone to become 'a great country': French finance minister
    AFP News9 days ago

    Eurozone to become 'a great country': French finance minister

    French finance minister Bruno Le Maire called Thursday for the European Union to become a cohesive whole, as unified and ambitious as the United States. The remarks come as the EU emerges from a rocky period of rising nationalism and challenges to its unity. Talks between the EU and Britain, which

  • Reuters10 days ago

    EM ASIA FX-Asian currencies creep up as inflation woes dog dollar

    By Hanna Paul Oct 12 (Reuters) - Asian currencies were most higher on Thursday as uncertainty over the U.S. inflation outlook weighed on the dollar. Minutes of the U.S. central bank's latest policy meeting ...