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Sterling slips after weak UK business investment data

Sterling fell on Wednesday after data showed UK business investment fell in the fourth quarter of 2016 and indicated tougher economic times lie ahead, despite overall growth hitting its fastest pace for a year. Business investment fell 1 percent in the

Sterling hits 2-month high vs euro on Le Pen poll gain

Sterling rose almost 1 percent to its highest in two months against the euro on Tuesday, profiting from broad sales of the single currency after another opinion poll showed far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen gaining ground. The pound

Egypt pound rebounds from flotation slide

The Egyptian pound strengthened against the US dollar on Monday, regaining ground after record lows which followed the central bank's decision to float the currency in November. After plunging to 8.83 pounds against the dollar before the flotation to

Election risks and retail sales hurt pound, euro

Falls for the euro and the pound dominated trade in the major global currencies on Friday, hit by a combination of nerves over upcoming French elections and signs British consumers are beginning to struggle in the face of the Brexit effect. A week of

Dollar bulls seek Fed guidance while riding wave of confusion

After a confusing week for dollar bulls, a closer look at some of the technical underpinnings of the greenback paints an even more mystifying outlook for the Trump reflation trade. Popular analysis such as the Elliott Wave theory, which seeks to predict

Canadian dollar investors nervously eye US border tax threat

The recent strengthening of the Canadian dollar belies the threat of a proposed US border adjustment tax that could slam the currency due to Canada’s heavy reliance on exports to its southern neighbor, forex strategists and fund managers say. The

China chooses yuan stability over growth to stem capital outflows

Chinese authorities are prioritising currency stability over growth to stem capital outflows, QNB has said in an economic commentary. In January, China’s foreign currency reserves dipped below $3tn, its lowest level in five years and down from the $4tn

C$ weakens as oil prices fall, greenback climbs

The Canadian dollar weakened against its US counterpart on Wednesday as a drop in oil prices and broader gains for the greenback offset stronger-than-expected domestic manufacturing data. Canadian manufacturing sales jumped for the second month in a row

Egypt currency, debt in demand as FX reforms’ impact kicks in

A steadily rising pound and falling government bond yields suggest Egypt’s financial markets may be turning the corner after decisive action by the central bank to crush a dollar black market. The pound rose sharply to 16.6 per dollar yesterday, its

Dollar index rises as Yellen sees another rate increase

The dollar rose to a three-week peak against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday as investors raised their outlook on a faster pace of US rate increases following comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Yellen's remarks reinforced recent

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