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20/02 The South African rand slipped on Tuesday, retreating from last week's three-year high as investors bagged profits ahead of the government's budget speech.  Full story
02h17 Stock markets dipped after a long winning run on Wall Street ended overnight, while the dollar gained momentum on Wednesday as yields on U.S. Treasury debt headed for highs not seen in four years.  Full story
01h42 Japan's top currency diplomat has issued a fresh warning to markets against pushing up the yen too much, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Wednesday.  Full story
01h35 British Columbia moved on Tuesday to crack down on real estate speculators, expanding its foreign buyer tax and introducing a new speculation tax, as part of a wide-ranging strategy to cool housing prices in Canada's most expensive real estate market.  Full story
01h29 South Korea's central bank chief said on Wednesday the Bank of Korea is prepared to respond to any negative impact from faster-than-expected policy tightening in the U.S.. . .  Full story
01h12 President Michel Temer's decision to throw in the towel on reforming Brazil's loss-making pension system leaves the unpopular measure as a campaign issue for October's elections and a major headache for his successor.. . .  Full story
20/02 U.S. yields rose in government debt auctions on Tuesday and yields on short-term bills hit their highest levels since September 2008, bolstering the U.S. dollar but helping end a six-session rebound in world stocks.. . .  Full story
20/02 The Canadian dollar weakened to a nearly one-week low against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday as the greenback rose broadly and domestic data showed an unexpected drop in December wholesale trade.. . .  Full story
20/02 The dollar rose to a six-day high against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, extending a rebound from a three-year low last week, helped by rising U.S. Treasury yields and as some traders. . .  Full story
20/02 Bitcoin hit a three-week high on Tuesday and has surged nearly 100 percent from its lowest level this year, as its recovery continued after South Korea's financial regulator eased its stance on cryptocurrencies, weeks after. . .  Full story
20/02 Dutch financial services company ING on Tuesday confirmed that Bitfinex, one of the largest exchanges for trading in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, has a bank account with it in the Netherlands.. . .  Full story
20/02 Gold prices were pressured by a stronger U.S. dollar and rising interest rates on Tuesday, dropping for a third session, but were underpinned by political worries and uncertainty about this week's huge U.S. bond auctions.. . .  Full story
20/02 Latin American currencies weakened on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar strengthened worldwide after hitting a three-year low last week. Currencies from Brazil, Mexico and Colombia weakened between 0.3 percent and. . .  Full story
20/02 Sterling recovered against the dollar and rose against the euro on Tuesday after a media report said the European Parliament would call for giving Britain "privileged" single market access.. . .  Full story
20/02 A North Korean cyber espionage group previously known only for targeting South Korea's government and private sector deepened its sophistication and hit further afield including in Japan and the Middle East in 2017, security researchers. . .  Full story
20/02 Venezuela is to launch its "petro" cryptocurrency on Tuesday, a move aimed at pulling the country out of an economic tailspin that blockchain experts have warned is unlikely to attract significant investment.. . .  Full story
20/02 South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa must quickly show international investors his government can implement reforms to take advantage of a weak dollar and growth in China, according to Citi's head. . .  Full story
20/02 South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa must quickly show international investors his government can implement reforms to take advantage of a weak dollar and growth in China, according to Citi's head of emerging markets.. . .  Full story
20/02 The Sri Lankan rupee fell on Tuesday as importer dollar demand outweighed selling by exporters, even as traders awaited more confirmation that political stability was returning after coalition partners agreed to continue with a cabinet. . .  Full story
20/02 The International Monetary Fund stopped Kenya's access to a $1.5 billion standby credit facility last June after failing to agree with the government on a reduction of the fiscal deficit, the. . .  Full story
20/02 Jolted by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class, several top lawmakers told Reuters.. . .  Full story
20/02 Japan has picked the western city of Osaka to host next year's G20 summit, the first such gathering to be held in Japan, a government source said.. . .  Full story
20/02 Sixteen Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges will fix plans as early as next week to create a self-regulating body in a bid to better safeguard investors after a $530 million digital money heist last month, two. . .  Full story
20/02 Ghana plans to issue a sixth Eurobond of up to $2 billion by June and has received keen interest from Asian investors, finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
20/02 The Indian rupee slid to a near three-month low on Tuesday amid growing concerns about an alleged major bank fraud at India's second-largest state-run lender, whilst emerging stocks fell half a percent.. . .  Full story
20/02 Sterling fell against the dollar on Tuesday as the U.S. currency rebounded from recent lows, while traders said they were looking to crucial British earnings data due later this week that could help cement. . .  Full story
20/02 Foreign investors in January bought the highest amount of Asian bonds in more than four years, but there are doubts such purchases will continue in the coming months as rising global yields and volatility. . .  Full story
20/02 With the dust beginning to settle after a tumultuous start to the year for the U.S. bond market, speculators are scaling back their bets on higher yields. By quite a margin.. . .  Full story
20/02 The European Central Bank has its work cut out this year to make sure markets don't jump the gun on its policy normalisation.. . .  Full story
20/02 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index marked further losses later on Tuesday. The Korean won edged down versus greenback in the local platform while bond yields rose. ** At 06:30. . .  Full story
20/02 Malaysia-based firm HelloGold has received a sharia-compliant certification for its gold-backed cryptocurrency and plans to launch its online gold platform in Thailand later this year, the company said.. . .  Full story
20/02 Most Asian currencies languished on Tuesday as the dollar rebounded further from a three-year low hit last week, and subdued risk sentiment kept regional assets in check. Against the yen, the. . .  Full story
20/02 Australia's central bank mapped out a steady course for rates at its first meeting of 2018 this month, stressing that a pick-up in wage growth was necessary to ensure a much-needed recovery in inflation.. . .  Full story
20/02 The Australian and New Zealand dollars eased on Tuesday as Asian share markets slipped into the red, while Australia's central bank again underlined the outlook for unchanged policy at home.. . .  Full story
20/02 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index fell on Tuesday, while Korean won also eased on the local platform while bond yields. . .  Full story
19/02 Sterling edged lower against the dollar and euro on Monday, holding off 10-day highs hit last week, as traders awaited key wages data due later this week for clues to the pace of monetary. . .  Full story


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