Forex

South Africa's rand rebounds

09h37 South Africa's rand opened firmer on Tuesday, clawing back the previous session's heavy losses, with investors buying the currency cheaper ahead of mining and manufacturing data and other economic data later in the day set to increase volatility.  Full story

Stocks gain on possible thaw in trade spat; oil climbs

18h55 A gauge of global stock markets climbed on Tuesday as signs of a thaw in the U.S.-China trade battle helped investors overlook heightened uncertainty over Brexit and French protests, while oil prices rebounded from. . .  Full story

Dollar firms on hopes for U.S.-China trade talks, pound steadies

18h12 The dollar edged higher against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, hovering near a two-week high, as China and the United States laid out a plan on the next stage of their trade. . .  Full story

C$ firms amid hopes of easing in China-U.S. trade war

16h50 The Canadian dollar edged higher against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday as oil prices and stocks rose amid hopes of an easing in the China-U.S. trade war. Stocks rose. . .  Full story

Doha Bank to cut construction exposure, keep UAE branches -CEO

16h25 Doha Bank will cut its exposure to construction companies to 10 percent from 17 percent of lending in the next three years, its CEO said on Tuesday, part of efforts to adjust to a. . .  Full story

Latam currencies firm on trade hopes, Brazil stocks jump

15h56 Latin American currencies strengthened against a broadly weaker U.S. dollar on Tuesday, while Brazil's main equity index jumped after three days of losses as risk sentiment improved on news of continued trade. . .  Full story

Indian cenbank governor quits after months of govt pressure

14h34 India's central bank governor Urjit Patel resigned abruptly on Monday citing "personal reasons", after a protracted tussle over policy with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government that has raised concerns about the bank's independence. . .  Full story

Sri Lankan rupee, stocks slide as political crisis spurs outflows

14h12 ** The Sri Lankan rupee ended weaker on Tuesday, as foreign investors continued to exit from bonds and stocks as a lingering political crisis weighed on market sentiment ahead of a key ruling. . .  Full story

Indian markets stage sharp recovery after early slide, aided by vote results

14h01 Indian bonds and stocks rebounded after early falls on Tuesday to end stronger while the rupee recovered from the day's low as state election results were not as poor for the ruling party as. . .  Full story

Struggling hedge funds cling to dollar, U.S. yield curve bets: McGeever

13h48 Hedge funds have struggled badly in 2018, but would be faring far worse were they not on the right side of two of the most reliable trades of the year: a flattening U.S. yield. . .  Full story

As India looks for new central bank head, investors worry about independence

13h44 Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel's shock resignation following a policy tussle with the government sent tremors through financial markets on Tuesday, and investors are keen to see the government quickly name a. . .  Full story

Inflation fall weakens currencies, lifts bonds

12h34 Central European currencies mostly weakened and government bonds gained after Hungary and Romania reported lower-than-projected inflation, raising the prospect of less monetary policy tightening in the region. Turmoil over Britain's European. . .  Full story

India recovers as trade fuels emerging market bounce

11h54 Emerging stock markets rose on Tuesday, led by a boost for China from signs of more trade dialogue with the United States, while Indian markets steadied after a dive sparked by the abrupt departure. . .  Full story

EU can help as UK seeks changes to Brexit divorce deal - minister

10h42 Andrea Leadsom, leader of Britain's lower house of parliament, said on Tuesday the European Union had a history of doing last minute deals as Prime Minister Theresa May sought support from European leaders for changes. . .  Full story

UK PM May must go now, says lawmaker in her Conservative Party

09h50 Theresa May needs to be replaced as British prime minister now, a leading Eurosceptic lawmaker in her Conservative party said on Tuesday as he urged colleagues to trigger a vote of no confidence in. . .  Full story

COLUMN-Tightening U.S. financial conditions to end Fed cycle. And soon: McGeever

09h45 U.S. financial conditions are tightening, a potent mix of a strong dollar, weak stock markets and flat yield curve squeezing the availability of global money that will bring to an end the Fed's rate-hiking. . .  Full story

Foreign investors spurn U.S. Treasuries as curve threatens to invert

09h21 A worrying sign of inversion in the U.S. Treasury bond curve is dulling the appeal of the developed world's highest-yielding bond market for foreign investors.. . .  Full story

S.Korean stocks flat amid global uncertainties; won slumps to 2-week low

09h13 Round-up of South Korean financial markets:. . .  Full story

Most Asian units weaken; Indian rupee plunges as c.bank chief quits

07h48 The Indian rupee plummeted on Tuesday to a one-month low, before some of loss was pared, in the wake of the surprise resignation of the country's central bank governor.. . .  Full story

Yuan climbs as U.S., China work on roadmap for trade talks

06h52 The yuan firmed on Tuesday on news that Beijing and Washington were discussing the next steps in their trade talks, easing fears that a fresh flare-up in Sino-U.S. tensions may derail the negotiations.. . .  Full story

S.Korea stocks flat; won slips on Brexit vote delay

05h09 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index traded flat on Tuesday as sharp gains in Samsung BioLogics. . .  Full story

Japan keeps distance from FX as U.S automakers target yen manipulation

05h07 Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that any discussion with the United States over foreign exchange would take place between his ministry and the U.S. Treasury Department, indicating Japan's desire to keep currency. . .  Full story

Australia, NZ dlrs find tenuous support amid political tumult

04h46 The Australian and New Zealand dollars bounced off the canvas on Tuesday as signs U.S. and Chinese officials were still talking on trade helped soften the body blow of UK Brexit chaos.. . .  Full story

China fixes yuan midpoint at 1-wk low, biggest one-day weakening since late Aug

03h36 China's central bank lowered its official yuan midpoint by the most in more than three months to 6.8996 per dollar on Tuesday, reflecting broad dollar strength.. . .  Full story

Automakers, unions say strong currency rules a must in U.S.-Japan trade deal

10/12 Detroit automakers and labor unions on Monday insisted that any U.S. trade deal with Japan contain strong provisions to combat currency manipulation and pry open Japan's largely closed auto market before lowering any U.S. autos. . .  Full story

Global stock decline on growth, Brexit worries; Wall St gains

10/12 A gauge of global equities stumbled on Monday, as losses in Europe and Asia extended to Wall Street on new signs world economic growth was being curbed by the U.S.-China trade spat, but was. . .  Full story

C$ weakens as investor sentiment ebbs on Brexit vote delay

10/12 The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Monday, as the delaying of a key Brexit vote weighed on risk appetite and the spread between Canada's two- and five-year yields turned negative for. . .  Full story

Brexit vote delay sinks sterling; dollar rebounds

10/12 The pound slumped to its weakest level in 20 months against the dollar on Monday as British Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal, rekindling doubts about the. . .  Full story

Indian central bank head quits after months of government pressure

10/12 The Governor of India's central bank, Urjit Patel, resigned abruptly on Monday after a months-long tussle over policy with the government that has raised concerns about the bank's independence as a national election nears.. . .  Full story

Gold eases from five-month peak as dollar firms on Brexit worries

10/12 Gold edged lower on Monday as the dollar firmed against the pound on doubts about Britain's departure from the European Union, but falling equities and prospects of a slower pace of U.S. interest rate. . .  Full story

Pound tumbles to 20-month low after Britain's May aborts Brexit vote

10/12 Sterling tumbled to its weakest since April 2017 on Monday after Prime Minister Theresa May pulled a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal with the European Union, panicking investors about deepening political uncertainty in Britain.. . .  Full story

Pound hits 20-month low after Britain's May aborts Brexit vote

10/12 Sterling tumbled to its weakest since April 2017 on Monday after Prime Minister Theresa May pulled a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal with the European Union, panicking investors about deepening political uncertainty in Britain.. . .  Full story

Moldovan president appoints Ion Chicu as new finance minister

10/12 Moldova's President Igor Dodon said he had approved the appointment of Ion Chicu as the new Finance Minister by decree on Monday.. . .  Full story

Brexit, growth uncertainty put pressure on CEE assets

10/12 Central European currencies and stocks came under pressure on Monday as worries grew over global economic growth and the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union. The sterling fell on. . .  Full story

Manoeuvres leading up to departure of Indian central bank chief

10/12 A protracted tiff between the Indian government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) climaxed on Monday when central bank governor Urjit Patel resigned, days before a board meeting where he would have faced. . .  Full story

Tightening U.S. financial conditions to end Fed cycle. And soon: McGeever

10/12 U.S. financial conditions are tightening, a potent mix of a strong dollar, weak stock markets and flat yield curve squeezing the availability of global money that will bring to an end the Fed's rate-hiking. . .  Full story

Latam currencies weaken, Brazil stocks fall amid global growth worries

10/12 Most Latin American currencies weakened on Monday as the dollar nursed losses from a sharp drop in the previous session while stocks in Brazil fell, tracking emerging peers, hit by disappointing economic data from. . .  Full story

Sudan pound slides to widest over official rate since devaluation

10/12 The Sudanese currency slid to 60 pounds to the dollar on the black market on Monday, traders said, increasing the gap with the official rate of 47.5 pounds to its widest since a sharp. . .  Full story

Irish PM says UK cannot renegotiate parts of Brexit deal

10/12 Britain cannot partially renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal deal which Prime Minister Theresa May agreed with the European Union, though some clarification might be possible, Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Monday.. . .  Full story

Sterling falls to 1-1/2 year low on reports Brexit vote postponed

10/12 Sterling skidded to its weakest since June, 2017 on Monday after media reported that Prime Minister Theresa May would delay a parliamentary vote on Britain's Brexit deal with the European Union which she had. . .  Full story

Bank of Israel MPC members voted 4-1 to raise main rate - minutes

10/12 Policymakers at Israel's central bank voted 4-1 to raise the benchmark interest rate to 0.25 percent on Nov. 26 in the first rate increase for more than seven years, minutes of the discussions showed on. . .  Full story

Sterling falls to 1-1/2 year lows on reports PM May to pull Brexit vote

10/12 The British pound fell to its lowest level since June 2017 on Monday on media reports British Prime Minister Theresa May would pull a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal.. . .  Full story

India's markets fall as state exit polls show Modi struggling

10/12 Indian markets weakened as exit polls in state elections augured badly for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party just months before a general election.. . .  Full story

Emerging-market shares tumble on fears global slowdown

10/12 Emerging-market shares dropped to a near three-week low on Monday amid weak data from the world's biggest economies, concern over tension between the United States and China and a potentially disastrous Brexit.. . .  Full story

Take Five: UK May-day and US curveballs: World markets themes for the week ahead

10/12 Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them.. . .  Full story

Foreigners turned net buyers of Asian shares in November

10/12 Foreigners were net buyers of Asian equities in November, data from seven regional stock exchanges showed, as investors were optimistic that Sino-U.S. trade tensions would ease and the U.S. Federal Reserve would hike interest rates. . .  Full story

Brexit vote to go ahead in parliament - UK minister

10/12 A crucial vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal will go ahead on Tuesday, British Environment Secretary Michael Gove said.. . .  Full story

South African rand firmer as dollar slides on soft payrolls data

10/12 South Africa's rand firmed in early trade on Monday as the dollar dropped after soft U.S. payrolls data fuelled speculation that the Federal Reserve may stop raising interest rates after a. . .  Full story

S.Korean stocks, won fall on concerns over global growth, trade

10/12 Round-up of South Korean financial markets:. . .  Full story

R.I.P. QE: Five questions for the ECB

10/12 Thursday could prove to be a historic moment for the European Central Bank, which is expected to formally bring its unprecedented 2.6 trillion euro ($2.95 trillion) stimulus scheme to an end.. . .  Full story

ANALYSIS-As bitcoin trading shifts shape, big money stays away

10/12 Bitcoin's value has plunged by three-quarters this year, sending the original and biggest cryptocurrency back to levels not seen before its bubble. And price isn't the only aspect of trading that has changed.. . .  Full story

Australia c.bank rates seen at record lows until mid-2020

10/12 Australia's central bank is seen likely to stand pat on rates at least until mid-2020, a Reuters poll shows, as a recent run of soft economic data quashed any probability of an earlier rate. . .  Full story

Most Asian currencies weaken, Indian rupee leads declines

10/12 Most Asian currencies weakened against the dollar on Monday as apprehension about slowing global growth hampered risk sentiment, while the Indian rupee led declines on rising oil prices. The Indian rupee. . .  Full story

Yuan eases, Sino-U.S. trade deal hangs in the balance

10/12 China's yuan weakened against the U.S. dollar on Monday, gripped by worries any escalation in Sino-U.S. trade tensions after the arrest of a senior Huawei executive could derail a trade deal.. . .  Full story

India inflation likely eased in Nov to 16-mth low

10/12 Indian inflation is likely to have cooled to a 16-month low in November, according to a Reuters poll, as food and fuel prices fell, supporting the Reserve Bank of India's decision to keep interest. . .  Full story

Australia, NZ dollars get a break as bears feed on US$

10/12 The Australian and New Zealand dollars recouped some losses on their U.S. counterpart on Monday, as speculation the Federal Reserve might almost be done hiking rates undermined the currency's yield advantage.. . .  Full story

Australian home loans jump as RBA sticks to rate hike call

10/12 A cut in Australian interest rates could not be ruled out, a senior central banker said on Monday, but emphasised that the next move was still likely to be an increase given expectations for. . .  Full story

S.Korea stocks, won fall on global growth concerns; Sino-U.S. trade woes remain

10/12 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index slumped on Monday tracking losses in the U.S. market on. . .  Full story

UK PM May presses on with Brexit vote as lawmakers demand better deal

09/12 Theresa May will push ahead with a crucial vote on her European Union exit deal, her Brexit minister said on Sunday, as senior lawmakers in her own party piled pressure on the British prime. . .  Full story

Air fares in Sudan soar due to local currency's devaluation

09/12 Air fares in Sudan skyrocketed this week after aviation authorities ordered airlines to price tickets in line with a new exchange rate mechanism that sharply devalued the local currency.. . .  Full story

UK PM May expected to delay Brexit vote, demand better deal -S.Times

09/12 Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to delay Tuesday's key parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal and head to Brussels next week to demand better terms from the European Union, the Sunday Times. . .  Full story

UK cabinet minister floats 'Plan B' before key vote on May's Brexit deal

08/12 A close ally of British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday became the first cabinet minister to float a possible Plan B if, as expected, parliament next week rejects her proposal to leave the. . .  Full story

Iran Supreme Leader urges currency boost - central bank

08/12 Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has "ordered" the central bank to boost the value of rial, the bank's governor said on Saturday, after a months-long plunge in the currency due to a faltering. . .  Full story

Global shares mixed as trade worries loom; oil surges

07/12 Concerns over China-U.S. trade tensions gave European shares their worst week of losses in two months and sank U.S. stocks on Friday, overshadowing the lift from higher oil prices and jobs data.. . .  Full story

C$ jumps as record jobs gain catches market cold

07/12 The Canadian dollar strengthened against its U.S. counterpart on Friday after domestic data showing a record increase in jobs caught the foreign exchange market by surprise, pressuring investors who had been short the loonie.. . .  Full story

Dollar falls as jobs report disappoints

07/12 The dollar fell against the euro on Friday, after data showed U.S. employers hired fewer workers than forecast in November, raising worries that U.S. growth is moderating and the Federal Reserve may stop raising. . .  Full story

Bullard: U.S. monetary policy at a 'crossroads,' rates appropriate

07/12 U.S. monetary policy is at a "turning point," St. Louis Federal Reserve bank president James Bullard said on Friday, as the Fed balances the behavior of inflation, the economy, and the rate hikes it. . .  Full story

Sterling heads for fourth weekly drop on concerns about Brexit vote

07/12 Sterling fell on Friday and was headed for a fourth consecutive week of losses as British Prime Minister Theresa May pressed ahead with plans for a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal despite warnings. . .  Full story

Swiss take their time on EU treaty despite Brussels deadline

07/12 The Swiss government will seek public consultations on a draft treaty setting out ties with the European Union, it said, ignoring an ultimatum from Switzerland's biggest trading partner to sign off by Friday or face. . .  Full story

India's July-Sept current account gap hits 4-yr high on oil price rise

07/12 High oil prices pushed India's current account deficit in July-September to its widest in over four years, according to data released by the central bank on Friday.. . .  Full story

As bitcoin trading shifts shape, big money stays away

07/12 Bitcoin's value has plunged by three-quarters this year, sending the original and biggest cryptocurrency back to levels not seen before its bubble. And price isn't the only aspect of trading that has changed.. . .  Full story

Most Latam currencies firm against a soft dollar; Brazil stocks rise

07/12 Most Latin American currencies firmed on Friday against a dollar rendered softer by U.S. jobs data, but Brazil's real was on course for a fourth straight losing day, hurt as outflows from the country. . .  Full story

Sri Lankan rupee, stocks gain; weekly net foreign outflows hit near 2-yr high

07/12 ** The Sri Lankan rupee ended firmer on Friday, helped by inward dollar remittances, but foreign investors continued to exit from bonds and stocks as a lingering political crisis weighed on market sentiment.. . .  Full story

Russia's sanctions-hit Sberbank, VEB winding down business in Ukraine: central bank

07/12 The Ukrainian subsidiaries of the Russian banks Sberbank and VEB - under sanction, unable to take on new business and legally barred from transferring assets out of Ukraine -- appear to be winding down. . .  Full story

Turkey's Erdogan says there are positive developments on Halkbank case in U.S.

07/12 Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday there were positive developments on the case of Turkey's state-owned lender Halkbank, adding that Ankara hoped for a positive outcome on the case.. . .  Full story

Shares stage modest rebound, currencies steady

07/12 Polish shares led gains across central European stock markets on Friday, tracking a rebound in European shares from losses a day earlier sparked by trade war concerns. At 1026 GMT, Warsaw. . .  Full story

Emerging markets shares set to end week lower, trade concerns weigh

07/12 Emerging markets shares snapped a three-day losing streak on Friday, taking a breather after a sharp-sell off triggered by fresh worries over trade relations between the United States and China.. . .  Full story

China's Nov FX reserves unexpectedly rise as yuan posts rare gain

07/12 China's foreign exchange reserves unexpectedly rose in November for the first time in four months as the yuan posted a rare gain amid signs of a thaw in trade tensions between Washington and Beijing.. . .  Full story

Sterling set for fourth weekly drop on concerns about Brexit vote

07/12 Sterling fell on Friday and was headed for a fourth consecutive week of losses as British Prime Minister Theresa May pressed ahead with plans for a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal with the. . .  Full story

Indonesia FX reserves rise to $117.2 bln on inflows - cenbank

07/12 Indonesia's foreign exchange reserves rose for a second consecutive month in November to their highest in three months, due to capital inflows, the central bank said on Friday.. . .  Full story

Hong Kong forex reserves at $423.2 bln at end-Nov - HKMA

07/12 Hong Kong's official foreign currency reserve assets stood at $423.2 billion at end-November, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority said on Friday, flat 0.0 percent from $423.2 billion at end-October.. . .  Full story

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South Africa's Nov net foreign reserves rise to $42.577 bln

07/12 South Africa's net foreign reserves rose to $42.577 billion in November from $42.194 billion in October, the Reserve Bank said on Friday.. . .  Full story

South African rand claws back lost ground in early trade

07/12 South Africa's rand steadied in early trade on Friday after tumbling more than 2 percent the previous session, weighed down by news that the country's current account deficit widened in the. . .  Full story

S.Korean stocks snap losing streak on talks of Fed pause; won steady

07/12 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index snapped a three-session losing streak to end higher on Friday, amid speculation that an expected U.S. rate hike this month could be the last. . .  Full story

Most Asian currencies rise as dollar weakens ahead of jobs data

07/12 Asian currencies clawed back some of their losses against the dollar on Friday after three straight days of decline, as lower bond yields and speculation that the pace of U.S. monetary tightening will slow. . .  Full story

China's yuan rebounds, trade in spotlight after Huawei

07/12 China's yuan firmed on Friday as market sentiment recovered from initial fears that the arrest of a senior Huawei executive could hurt U.S.-China trade talks following optimism from both sides. Worries. . .  Full story

Aussie set for weekly loss, NZ dlr steady

07/12 The Australian dollar is set for a subdued weekly performance as traders wager on a small chance of a cut in the country's official cash rate while its New Zealand cousin retreated from. . .  Full story

Battered Aussie, NZ dollars seen ticking higher next year

07/12 Foreign exchange analysts expect the Australian and New Zealand dollars to rebound next year, a Reuters poll showed, even as fears of a global slowdown loom over the battered currencies.. . .  Full story

S.Korea stocks rise after 3 days of falls, but caution prevails

07/12 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index rose slightly early on Friday after three straight sessions of. . .  Full story

Stocks down on China exec arrest; oil slips on OPEC decision delay

06/12 Stock markets around the world sank on Thursday as the arrest of a top Chinese technology executive threatened to strain an already brittle U.S.-China trade relationship, while oil prices fell after OPEC delayed an output. . .  Full story

Latam stocks and currencies fall, but trim losses

06/12 A weaker dollar helped limit the decline in Latin American currencies on Thursday, while shares trimmed losses as Wall Street ended off session lows amid worries about slowing global growth, trade, and falling oil. . .  Full story