• Reuters

    EM ASIA FX-Most Asian units slip as virus spread pushes investors to safer assets

    * S.Korean won set to snap two weekly gains * Malaysian ringgit set for biggest weekly slump in over 3 yrs * Indian financial markets closed for a holiday (Adds text, updates prices) By Shreya Mariam Job Feb 21 (Reuters) - Most Asian currencies slipped on Friday, with the South Korean won leading

  • Reuters SG

    EM ASIA FX-Most Asian units slip as virus spread pushes investors to safer assets

    * S.Korean won set to snap two weekly gains * Malaysian ringgit set for biggest weekly slump in over 3 yrs * Indian financial markets closed for a holiday (Adds text, updates prices) By Shreya Mariam Job Feb 21 (Reuters) - Most Asian currencies slipped on Friday, with the South Korean won leading

  • Stock markets weighed down by virus fears
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    Stock markets weighed down by virus fears

    Coronavirus fears weighed on global stock markets Thursday as investors took profits even after China reported a big drop in new cases and eased borrowing costs to cushion the epidemic's economic impact. Traders have been betting on central banks doing what it takes to keep their economies chugging

  • Reuters SG

    EM ASIA FX-Asian currencies weaken as virus worries shake investor confidence

    * Singapore dollar hits weakest level since May 2017 * S. Korean won hits weakest level since Oct * Thai Baht at weakest in over eight months (Adds text, updates prices) By Shreya Mariam Job Feb 20 (Reuters) - Asian currencies weakened against a stronger dollar on Thursday as fears of the economic

  • Reuters

    EM ASIA FX-Asian currencies weaken as virus worries shake investor confidence

    * Singapore dollar hits weakest level since May 2017 * S. Korean won hits weakest level since Oct * Thai Baht at weakest in over eight months (Adds text, updates prices) By Shreya Mariam Job Feb 20 (Reuters) - Asian currencies weakened against a stronger dollar on Thursday as fears of the economic

  • Reuters SG

    EM ASIA FX-Most Asian currencies slip against stronger dollar; weaker yuan fix weighs

    * Bank Indonesia rate decision due on Thursday * PBOC sets yuan mid-point at its weakest since Dec. 25 * Indonesian rupiah hits weakest level in over a week (Adds text, updates prices) By Shreya Mariam Job Feb 19 (Reuters) - Most Asian currencies fell against a stronger dollar on Wednesday, with

  • Reuters

    EM ASIA FX-Most Asian currencies slip against stronger dollar; weaker yuan fix weighs

    * Bank Indonesia rate decision due on Thursday * PBOC sets yuan mid-point at its weakest since Dec. 25 * Indonesian rupiah hits weakest level in over a week (Adds text, updates prices) By Shreya Mariam Job Feb 19 (Reuters) - Most Asian currencies fell against a stronger dollar on Wednesday, with

  • Singapore’s SARS playbook points to 2017 low for Its currency
    Bloomberg

    Singapore’s SARS playbook points to 2017 low for Its currency

    Singapore’s currency may tumble to 2017 lows if the central bank responds as strongly to the spread of the coronavirus as it did to the SARS epidemic two decades ago.

  • EM ASIA FX-Asian currencies slip on concerns over rising virus impact to businesses

    * Bank Indonesia likely to cut rates on Thursday * S. Korean won slips to weakest level in over a week * Coronavirus impact on industries to show in Feb - China regulator (Adds text, updates prices) By Shreya Mariam Job Feb 18 (Reuters) - Asian currencies slipped on Tuesday as increasing financial

  • Reuters SG

    EM ASIA FX-Asian currencies slip on concerns over rising virus impact to businesses

    * Bank Indonesia likely to cut rates on Thursday * S. Korean won slips to weakest level in over a week * Coronavirus impact on industries to show in Feb - China regulator (Adds text, updates prices) By Shreya Mariam Job Feb 18 (Reuters) - Asian currencies slipped on Tuesday as increasing financial

  • Stocks rebound tracking virus fallout
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    Stocks rebound tracking virus fallout

    Europe's largest economy Germany has reported zero growth in the last quarter of 2019, and the International Monetary Fund warned that the virus could damage global economic activity this year. Investors in China, comforted by a slowdown in new infections outside hardest-hit Hubei province in recent

  • Reuters SG

    EM ASIA FX-Most Asian units eke out small gains as China moves to support economy

    * China cuts interest rate on medium-term lending * Singapore cuts 2020 growth outlook * Thai GDP 2019 grows at slowest pace in five years (Adds text, updates prices) By Shreya Mariam Job Feb 17 (Reuters) - Most Asian currencies eked out small gains against the dollar on Monday as China's central

  • Reuters

    EM ASIA FX-Most Asian units eke out small gains as China moves to support economy

    * China cuts interest rate on medium-term lending * Singapore cuts 2020 growth outlook * Thai GDP 2019 grows at slowest pace in five years (Adds text, updates prices) By Shreya Mariam Job Feb 17 (Reuters) - Most Asian currencies eked out small gains against the dollar on Monday as China's central

  • Reuters SG

    EM ASIA FX-Most Asian units weaken on virus anxiety, but set for weekly gains

    * Taiwan dollar and Malaysian ringgit strengthen * There is still demand for carry trades - analyst * S.Korea pledges emergency steps to minimise economic impact (Adds text, updates prices) By Shriya Ramakrishnan Feb 14 (Reuters) - Most emerging Asian currencies weakened against the U.S. dollar

  • Reuters

    EM ASIA FX-Most Asian units weaken on virus anxiety, but set for weekly gains

    * Taiwan dollar and Malaysian ringgit strengthen * There is still demand for carry trades - analyst * S.Korea pledges emergency steps to minimise economic impact (Adds text, updates prices) By Shriya Ramakrishnan Feb 14 (Reuters) - Most emerging Asian currencies weakened against the U.S. dollar

  • Reuters

    EM ASIA FX-Most Asian currencies weaken as virus cases jump

    * Indonesian rupiah at over 1-month low * Taiwan dollar, Philippine peso strengthen * Thai economy may grow less than 2% this year (Adds text, updates prices) By Shriya Ramakrishnan Feb 13 (Reuters) - Most emerging Asian currencies weakened on Thursday as a surge in the number of new coronavirus

  • Reuters SG

    EM ASIA FX-Most Asian currencies weaken as virus cases jump

    * Indonesian rupiah at over 1-month low * Taiwan dollar, Philippine peso strengthen * Thai economy may grow less than 2% this year (Adds text, updates prices) By Shriya Ramakrishnan Feb 13 (Reuters) - Most emerging Asian currencies weakened on Thursday as a surge in the number of new coronavirus

  • Reuters SG

    EM ASIA FX-Export-dependent Asian units take comfort from drop in new virus cases

    * Thai baht leads gains * Indian rupee dips slightly ahead of inflation data * Malaysia c. An uptick in U.S. yields, as bond prices fell, and the accompanying rise in global equities suggested a slow return to higher investor risk appetites, with the dollar losing ground against Asian currencies.

  • Reuters

    EM ASIA FX-Export-dependent Asian units take comfort from drop in new virus cases

    * Thai baht leads gains * Indian rupee dips slightly ahead of inflation data * Malaysia c. An uptick in U.S. yields, as bond prices fell, and the accompanying rise in global equities suggested a slow return to higher investor risk appetites, with the dollar losing ground against Asian currencies.

  • Are UEFA scoring environmental own goal with Euro 2020?
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    Are UEFA scoring environmental own goal with Euro 2020?

    The 2020 European Championship will be the first to be played all across the continent, with 12 different countries hosting matches, forcing teams and supporters to rack up thousands of air miles and leave behind a gigantic carbon footprint. Sold by UEFA as a one-off to celebrate 60 years since the

  • Reuters

    EM ASIA FX-Asian units gain on China stimulus hopes, drop in new virus cases

    * S.Korean won, Thai baht lead gains * Singapore dollar set to snap 11-day losing streak * Malaysian ringgit gains most in nearly 2 weeks (Adds text, updates prices) By Shriya Ramakrishnan Feb 11 (Reuters) - Emerging Asian currencies strengthened on Tuesday, as a drop in new coronavirus cases and

  • Reuters SG

    EM ASIA FX-Asian units gain on China stimulus hopes, drop in new virus cases

    * S.Korean won, Thai baht lead gains * Singapore dollar set to snap 11-day losing streak * Malaysian ringgit gains most in nearly 2 weeks (Adds text, updates prices) By Shriya Ramakrishnan Feb 11 (Reuters) - Emerging Asian currencies strengthened on Tuesday, as a drop in new coronavirus cases and

  • Reuters

    Sales at Italy's Moncler grow in Q4, cautious on outlook due to coronavirus

    Sales at Italy's luxury outwear maker Moncler grew by 13% at constant exchange rate in the key last quarter of 2019, slightly above market expectations, as strong demand in mainland China and other regions offset an ongoing decline in Hong Kong. Moncler said it would pay a dividend of 0.55 euros

  • Reuters SG

    CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)- EM ASIA FX-Most Asian currencies firm as China returns to work

    Workers began trickling back to offices and factories around China on Monday as the government eased some restrictions on working in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic that has now killed more than 900 people, mostly on the mainland. The Chinese yuan rose 0.2% to 6.988 per dollar, supported by strong

  • Reuters

    CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)- EM ASIA FX-Most Asian currencies firm as China returns to work

    Workers began trickling back to offices and factories around China on Monday as the government eased some restrictions on working in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic that has now killed more than 900 people, mostly on the mainland. The Chinese yuan rose 0.2% to 6.988 per dollar, supported by strong