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Commodity currencies advance as stronger yuan fix calms nerves


Currencies from commodity exporters rebounded and the yen dropped from close to a four-month high after China’s central bank helped calm investors’ nerves by strengthening the yuan fixing by the most in almost a month. The Australian dollar outperformed

China to raise offshore yuan reserve requirements


China’s central bank is preparing to raise the reserve requirement ratio for yuan deposits placed in yuan clearing banks from Jan.25 in its latest bid to stem speculation in the currency, according to three sources who have seen the document outlining

Among expatriates, Sri Lankans gained most in currency fall


Among the expatriates in Qatar, Sri Lankans gained the most in 2015 from the currency depreciation. Sri Lankan rupee declined by a massive 10 percent, or 3.6 rupees, against Qatari riyal last year. The currency started the year at 36 per Qatari riyal and

Currency war revival seen by State Street after yen, euro rally


A flare-up in the global currency war is looming, as a resurgent yen and euro threaten to give policymakers in Japan and Europe an incentive to add monetary stimulus. Japan’s currency advanced versus the dollar for the third time in four weeks, while

Dollar Rises Vs. Main Rivals As Stocks, Oil Rebound


Russian ruble, Brazilian real trim losses from earlier in the week The U.S. dollar edged higher against its main rivals Thursday as oil prices stabilized, reviving investors' appetite for risky assets like stocks and commodity-linked currencies and

Yen eases as markets regain some composure, Aussie firmer


The safe-haven yen nursed losses early on Friday, while currencies such as the Australian dollar staged a modest rebound thanks in part to a turnaround in risk sentiment that saw Wall Street and oil prices bounce off lows. The greenback popped back above

Hong Kong Dollar Drops Most Since '03 as Bets Mount on Peg's End


The Hong Kong dollar sank by the most in more than decade and speculation mounted in the options market that the city’s 32-year-old currency peg will end as investors lose confidence in Chinese assets. The local dollar dropped as much as 0.21 percent --

Emirates NBD: Saudi Arabia FX peg to stay


“We believe that the medium term costs of an exchange rate adjustment or de-peg in Saudi Arabia would outweigh any short term boost to government budget revenues in local currency terms. The GCC pegs have proved to be successful nominal anchors, and even

Saudi riyal hits record low, breaches 1000-level


The Saudi Arabian riyal hit a record low in the forwards market on Tuesday, breaching the key 1000-point mark as a fresh slip in oil prices raised fears that the kingdom will eventually scrap or loosen its currency peg to the US dollar. One-year

Safe havens in play as oil falls, China seeks stable yuan


Major currency markets flattened out on Tuesday after a rebound for shares and other riskier assets from the latest round of shocks due to falling oil prices and worries over China. Of the big four developed world currencies, sterling was the standout,

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