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IMF approves yuan for currency basket in win for Beijing

The International Monetary Fund on Monday admitted China’s yuan into its benchmark currency basket in a victory for Beijing’s campaign for recognition as a global economic power. The IMF’s executive board agreed to add the yuan, also known as the

IMF poised to put Chinese yuan in elite currency basket

The International Monetary Fund is expected to approve inclusion of China’s yuan in its SDR basket of elite currencies on Monday, rewarding Beijing’s strong pursuit of the global status. The IMF executive board is scheduled to meet on Monday to decide on

Saudi riyal devaluation talk 'far-fetched'

Saudi Arabia has the tools available to protect itself as low oil prices push the current account and budget balances of the world's top crude exporter deep into deficit, senior bankers in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf said. In private conversations with

Euro has worst-ever run of weekly losses versus yen before ECB

The euro posted its longest stretch of weekly losses versus the yen since the shared currency’s 1999 creation as the European Central Bank prepares to meet. The 19-nation currency has fallen versus 13 of its 16 major peers this month, and is headed for

Sri Lanka currency falls to record low

The Sri Lankan rupee fell to a record low of 143.25 per dollar on Friday, on track for its sixth straight session of declines on importer demand for the greenback amid lower dollar liquidity. Exporters were also reluctant to sell dollars on expectation

Qatar riyal sinks in forwards market on loan concern -traders

Qatar’s riyal fell sharply in the forward foreign exchange market on Wednesday because of concern about the country’s progress in obtaining a syndicated loan of up to $10 billion from banks, traders said. One-year US dollar/riyal forwards rose as high as

Dollar hits 8-month high on rate views

The dollar rose to an eight-month high on Monday amid heightened expectations that the US Federal Reserve might raise interest rates next month, driving down the prices of copper, gold and other metals. World equity markets slipped, with US stocks ending

Unfair to blame China for any currency war, says India’s Rajan

India’s central bank governor voiced support for the yuan’s IMF ambitions, combining a call for multilateral institutions to grant greater recognition to emerging markets with a dismissal of claims that China sparked a currency war in August, according

Euro slides vs dollar, hurt by comments from ECB's Draghi

The euro tumbled against the dollar on Friday after two days of gains, pressured by comments from European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi who expressed willingness to add more stimulus to the euro zone economy to raise inflation. Most major banks have

Speculators raise U.S. dollar bets to eight-month high -CFTC

Speculators further increased bullish bets on the U.S. dollar in the latest week, as net longs climbed to their highest in eight months, according to Reuters calculations and data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released on Friday. The

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