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Egypt and China sign currency swap deal

The Egyptian and Chinese central banks on Tuesday signed an 18-billion-yuan ($2.6-billion) currency swap agreement which would ease pressure on Cairo’s foreign reserves, Egypt’s central bank said. Under the deal, Egypt can use the yuan in transactions

Erdogan blames speculators for lira’s decline

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has drawn parallels between Turkey’s battle against Daesh in Syria and efforts to shore up the lira, urging citizens to continue selling dollars and blaming speculators for the lira’s decline. Erdogan has called

Sterling hits two-month high against dollar

Sterling hit a two-month high against the dollar on Tuesday as investors bet the British government would lose its battle to begin the formal process for leaving the European Union without parliamentary approval. The government has appealed to the

Euro recovers after falling 1.4% against dollar

The euro jumped above $1.07 for the first time since mid-November on Monday, rebounding around 2 cents after hitting 21-month lows after Italy’s prime minister conceded defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform and said he would resign. The single

Sterling up 5% in November after four-month fall

It has been a difficult week for investors betting against sterling on worries about the shape of Britain’s exit from the European Union. And next week’s Supreme Court hearing on parliament’s role in proceedings may only make things worse. In the space

Qatar’s foreign reserves stable at $35.6bn

While Qatar’s total growth accelerated to 2 percent year-on-year (y/y) in 2Q16, the country’s non-hydrocarbon sector activity cooled as manufacturing contracted. Gas prices have followed oil prices down, to at least 10-yr lows. Gas production is being

Turkish executives warn of lira risks, urge policy changes

Top executives at Turkish conglomerates have called for changes in economic policy to mitigate risks from a plunging currency. The “CEO Club” meeting took place in Istanbul as the lira dropped to a new record for the third consecutive day on Friday.

Dollar surges to 9-month high

The US dollar hit its highest level against the yen in 9 months on Wednesday and also surged against the euro and Swiss franc after a rally in oil prices pushed US Treasury yields higher, while strong private payrolls data bolstered expectations for a

Sterling rises to 11-week high against euro

Sterling surged back to an 11-week high against the euro in late trade in London on Wednesday, racking up its best month since January 2009 as a deal to cut OPEC oil output weakened the single currency against the dollar. The pound had suffered earlier,

FOREX-Trumped-up dollar pauses for breath

The dollar steadied against a basket of major currencies on Monday along with U.S. Treasury yields, taking a pause for breath after rallying sharply in the aftermath of Donald Trump's surprise victory in the U.S. presidential election. The greenback had

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