• Reuters

    EM ASIA FX-Most Asian currencies firm, but virus fears cap gains

    Trading volumes were thin, with financial markets in China, Taiwan and South Korea closed for the Lunar New Year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared the virus outbreak an emergency for China but stopped short of declaring it an international concern, offering some comfort to investors

  • Reuters SG

    EM ASIA FX-Most Asian currencies firm, but virus fears cap gains

    Trading volumes were thin, with financial markets in China, Taiwan and South Korea closed for the Lunar New Year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared the virus outbreak an emergency for China but stopped short of declaring it an international concern, offering some comfort to investors

  • Reuters

    EM ASIA FX-Virus worries, Lunar New Year break keep most currencies in tight band

    * Outbreak worries mount ahead of Lunar New Year * Indonesian rupiah firms ahead of cenbank rate decision * Bank Indonesia expected to stand pat, retain easing bias * Investors turn bullish on Indian rupee after 5 months - poll (Adds text, updates prices) By Rashmi Ashok Jan 23 (Reuters) - Most

  • Reuters SG

    EM ASIA FX-Virus worries, Lunar New Year break keep most currencies in tight band

    * Outbreak worries mount ahead of Lunar New Year * Indonesian rupiah firms ahead of cenbank rate decision * Bank Indonesia expected to stand pat, retain easing bias * Investors turn bullish on Indian rupee after 5 months - poll (Adds text, updates prices) By Rashmi Ashok Jan 23 (Reuters) - Most

  • Reuters

    VEGOILS-Palm oil falls more than 1% after short-lived recovery

    Malaysian palm oil futures fell 1.3% in early trading on Thursday, giving up some gains from a rally in prices in the previous session on subdued demand. The benchmark palm oil contract for April delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange eased to 2,935 ringgit after jumping 3% in the previous

  • Reuters SG

    Swiss franc weakens after data points to more SNB interventions

    The Swiss franc fell as much as half a percent on Wednesday after data this week indicated the country's central bank had stepped up its intervention in the market to stop its currency from appreciating. The SNB regularly intervenes to protect its export-reliant economy but last week the currency

  • Reuters

    EM ASIA FX-Most units tepid amid virus outbreak; S.Korean won firms on solid data

    * China response to virus outbreak plugs Asia FX selling * Do not expect major reversal in Asian gains - analyst * The Philippine peso rebounds after six sessions of losses * Malaysia central bank policy rate decision due 0700 GMT (Adds text, updates prices) By Rashmi Ashok Jan 22 (Reuters) - Most

  • Reuters SG

    EM ASIA FX-Most units tepid amid virus outbreak; S.Korean won firms on solid data

    * China response to virus outbreak plugs Asia FX selling * Do not expect major reversal in Asian gains - analyst * The Philippine peso rebounds after six sessions of losses * Malaysia central bank policy rate decision due 0700 GMT (Adds text, updates prices) By Rashmi Ashok Jan 22 (Reuters) - Most

  • Reuters SG

    EM ASIA FX-Asian units fall on fears about China virus

    * Most Asian equities, base metals tumble on outbreak fears * Onshore yuan weakens 0.4%, offshore eases past 6.9/dollar * S. Korean won falls as Jan. 1-20 exports to China tumble (Adds text, updates prices) By Rashmi Ashok Jan 21 (Reuters) - Most Asian currencies slipped on Tuesday, as concerns

  • Reuters

    EM ASIA FX-Asian units fall on fears about China virus

    * Most Asian equities, base metals tumble on outbreak fears * Onshore yuan weakens 0.4%, offshore eases past 6.9/dollar * S. Korean won falls as Jan. 1-20 exports to China tumble (Adds text, updates prices) By Rashmi Ashok Jan 21 (Reuters) - Most Asian currencies slipped on Tuesday, as concerns

  • Mbappe dreams of 'Champions League, Euro 2020 and Olympic treble'
    AFP News

    Mbappe dreams of 'Champions League, Euro 2020 and Olympic treble'

    Kylian Mbappe says he is dreaming of helping Paris Saint-Germain win a first Champions League trophy this year, as well as leading France to the title at Euro 2020 and the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The 21-year-old PSG and France star, a World Cup winner in 2018, was asked what was on his wish list for

  • Reuters SG

    FX trading volumes rise slightly to $1.6 trln in December - CLS

    Average daily foreign exchange trading volumes rose 2.7% year-on-year in December, CLS said on Monday, with growth in swap volumes more than compensating for a drop in spot trading caused by a further suppression in currency market volatility. CLS, a major settler of trades in the foreign exchange market

  • Reuters

    EM ASIA FX-Most gain; yuan hits near 7-month high on firm PBOC fix

    * Pre-holiday demand also helps China's yuan * Onshore yuan hits highest since July 2019 * Taiwan dollar ticks up ahead of export data (Adds text, updates prices) By Rashmi Ashok Jan 20 (Reuters) - Most Asian currencies ticked higher on Monday, with China's yuan leading the pack on a firm

  • Reuters SG

    EM ASIA FX-Most gain; yuan hits near 7-month high on firm PBOC fix

    * Pre-holiday demand also helps China's yuan * Onshore yuan hits highest since July 2019 * Taiwan dollar ticks up ahead of export data (Adds text, updates prices) By Rashmi Ashok Jan 20 (Reuters) - Most Asian currencies ticked higher on Monday, with China's yuan leading the pack on a firm

  • Rupiah could take baht’s crown as Asia's strongest currency in 2020
    Bloomberg

    Rupiah could take baht’s crown as Asia's strongest currency in 2020

    The Thai baht was Asia’s best-performing currency by a country mile last year. This year’s winner looks to have been already decided: the Indonesian rupiah.

  • Global equities gain on trade deal, Chinese data
    AFP News

    Global equities gain on trade deal, Chinese data

    Global equities rose on Friday, with Wall Street stocks ending at fresh records, as solid Chinese economic data brightened the global outlook following the landmark US-China trade deal earlier in the week. European markets were all higher following signs the Chinese economy is stabilizing. "China

  • Reuters

    EM ASIA FX-Most units trade in tight range; yuan gains on strong data

    * Chinese yuan set to post best week since October * S. Korean won firms on cbank talks of trade resilience * Stronger dollar puts pressure on some units (Adds text, updates prices) By Aby Jose Koilparambil Jan 17 (Reuters) - Most Asian currencies traded in a narrow range on Friday as excitement

  • Reuters SG

    EM ASIA FX-Most units trade in tight range; yuan gains on strong data

    * Chinese yuan set to post best week since October * S. Korean won firms on cbank talks of trade resilience * Stronger dollar puts pressure on some units (Adds text, updates prices) By Aby Jose Koilparambil Jan 17 (Reuters) - Most Asian currencies traded in a narrow range on Friday as excitement

  • European stocks retreat as investors look beyond trade deal
    AFP News

    European stocks retreat as investors look beyond trade deal

    Shares in European carmakers hit the brakes as Germany's defence minister confirmed that the US threatened to impose a 25-percent tariff on European auto exports if continental heavyweights continued to back a nuclear deal with Iran. Major European stock markets were lower overall, "with the

  • European Central Bank sees a few upbeat signs in eurozone
    Associated Press

    European Central Bank sees a few upbeat signs in eurozone

    Top officials at the European Central Bank say economic growth remains weak though they see a few upbeat signs after the U.S. and China moved toward lowering trade tensions. It was the first policy meeting under new ECB head Christine Lagarde, who succeeded Mario Draghi on Nov. 1. The U.S. and China

  • Reuters

    EM ASIA FX-Most Asian currencies edge up after Sino-U.S. trade deal

    * Lot of trade optimism already priced in - analyst * S. Korean won slips; cenbank policy meeting due on Friday * Indonesian rupiah firms to near 2-year high (Adds text, updates prices) By Niyati Shetty Jan 16 (Reuters) - Most Asian currencies clocked slight gains against the greenback on Thursday

  • Reuters SG

    EM ASIA FX-Most Asian currencies edge up after Sino-U.S. trade deal

    * Lot of trade optimism already priced in - analyst * S. Korean won slips; cenbank policy meeting due on Friday * Indonesian rupiah firms to near 2-year high (Adds text, updates prices) By Niyati Shetty Jan 16 (Reuters) - Most Asian currencies clocked slight gains against the greenback on Thursday

  • Reuters SG

    EM ASIA FX-Most Asian currencies falter as U.S. stands pat on China tariffs

    * Yuan poised to end six-week winning streak * S. Korean cenbank to keep key rates unchanged - poll * Indonesian rupiah slips even as trade deficit narrows in Dec (Adds text, updates prices) By Niyati Shetty Jan 15 (Reuters) - Most Asian currencies eased on Wednesday as risk sentiment was curbed

  • World stocks tread water as easing US-China tensions boost yuan
    AFP News

    World stocks tread water as easing US-China tensions boost yuan

    Global stocks were range-bound on Tuesday while the yuan advanced against the dollar after Washington said it no longer considered China a currency manipulator and tensions eased between the economic titans. New York was also rattled by news reports on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump intended

  • World shares slip on jitters over China-US trade deal
    Associated Press

    World shares slip on jitters over China-US trade deal

    World shares were mostly lower on Wednesday as conflicting reports raised concerns over the likely outcome of a trade deal to be signed by the U.S. and China. Ahead of the signing, the U.S.. Treasury Department dropped the U.S. designation of Beijing as a currency manipulator.