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Bitcoin traders making 700% returns lose millions to hackers

For years, Tian Jia made the kind of returns on his money that investors in the rest of the world could only dream of. The 29-year-old Beijing-based programmer had $440,000 (Dh1.6 million) on deposit at the Hong Kong bitcoin exchange Bitfinex until last

Egypt’s dollar black market resilient

Desperate to elude roving financial police and fearful of new jail terms for black-market money-changing, Egypt’s currency traders are driving with bags of cash to meet clients in discreet locations around the vast capital Cairo. “The company I used to

Currency volatility wanes, boding well for risk-taking

A flood of central bank cash and the prospect of more to come has crushed volatility in the foreign exchange market, prompting investors to seek higher returns in riskier currencies. The drop in market measures of how sharp exchange rate swings will be

Stocks at 1-year high on global easy money policy

Asian shares rose to one-year highs, expanding their gains this year to 10 per cent, supported by a jump in oil prices and investor expectations of an extended phase of easy monetary policy around the globe. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares

QCB offers QR3bn bonds in first riyal sale this year

The Qatar Central Bank is offering QR3bn ($825mn) of government bonds in its first domestic bond sale this year, suggesting liquidity conditions are easing in the banking system pressured by low oil and gas prices. A central bank official said results of

Pound reclaims world’s worst crown as central bank stimulus kicks in

The pound fell for a second week as the Bank of England (BoE) restarted its stimulus programme, leaving the UK currency as, once again, the year’s worst performer. Before the BoE’s revamped bond purchases started on Monday, sterling had conceded the

The Canadian dollar is set to collapse - again

Foreign exchange rates reflect relative economic growth, interest rate spreads, central bank policies and reliance on commodities exports. This is the reason I recommended UAE investors to take profits on the Canadian dollar at 1.25, as I thought the US

Beleaguered pound risks more pain amid raft of post-Brexit data

Pound traders may have more reasons to fret next week amid economic reports that will show the true extent of the fallout from the UK’s decision to exit the European Union. Sterling, already this year’s worst performing major currency, could come under

Morocco considering ‘widening currency bands for dirham’

Morocco is considering widening the official bands for fluctuation of the dirham by around 5% in 2017, as a first phase in plans to introduce a flexible exchange rate system, two sources familiar with the process have said. Morocco has been working with

Brazilian currency drops as Temer says he’s concerned by rally

Brazil’s real weakened after the central bank intervened amid comments by acting President Michel Temer that signalled he’s worried about the currency’s world-beating rally this year. Temer said Brazil needs to maintain a balanced exchange rate, neither

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