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Pound up as Britain coughs up, Bitcoin rockets
(Gulfnews - 30/11/2017)

Signs of progress with US tax cuts and Europe’s Brexit negotiations brought fresh highs for world stocks on Wednesday, while bitcoin topped $10,000 in a frenzy for cryptocurrencies. Britain’s pound was also in focus, rising to $1.34 for the first time

Turkish lira will normalise soon, Erdogan says
(The Peninsula - 28/11/2017)

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that an artificial inflation in exchange rates would normalise soon, after the Turkish lira hit record lows against U.S. dollar and euro last week. Speaking at an event in Ankara, Erdogan said he did not

Aussie Little Changed, Kiwi Slips Lower in Late Trade
(Investing.com - 27/11/2017)

The Australian dollar was little changed against its U.S. counterpart on Monday, while the New Zealand dollar slipped lower, although sentiment on the greenback remained fragile amid concerns over low U.S. inflation levels. AUD/USD held steady ar 0.7611.

Turkish lira tumbles to record low
(The Peninsula - 23/11/2017)

The Turkish lira hit a record low on Wednesday and local bond yields rose to fresh peaks on political strains and worries about the central bank’s ability to curb inflation. The lira hit 3.98 against the dollar, coming under renewed pressure ahead of the

Pound and gilts seen vulnerable as UK budget could be ‘high-wire act
(Gulf Times - 20/11/2017)

Pound and gilts traders will focus on a potential downgrade to the UK growth outlook this week, a challenge for a government under pressure to reduce austerity and deliver Brexit progress. Sentiment in the sterling options market turned the most bearish

Dollar slips back amid mixed signals over US tax reforms
(The National - 14/11/2017)

Dollar long positions eroded going into this past weekend on mixed signals from the US congress and their proposed tax reform plans. Both the house and the senate unveiled their respective tax bills, and the disparity in the timing of delivering the

Pound Slides as Pressure on May’s Leadership Adds to Brexit Woes
(Gulfnews - 14/11/2017)

The pound slumped as much as 1 per cent as political developments in the UK cast a shadow on Prime Minister Theresa May’s ability to push for the Brexit deal she aims for. Sterling snapped a two-day rally after the Sunday Times reported 40 Conservative

Dollar slips vs. yen as drop in Tokyo shares dampens risk sentiment
(Reuters - 09/11/2017)

The dollar slipped versus the yen on Thursday as a sudden fall in Japanese equities from multi-decade peaks dampened risk sentiment. The dollar fell 0.2 percent to 113.64 yen JPY=, having pulled back from an intraday high of 114.07 yen. Currency traders

China FX reserves rise again
(Gulf Times - 08/11/2017)

China’s foreign exchange reserves rose in October for a ninth straight month, but at a slower pace than market expectations, as tighter regulations and a stronger yuan continued to discourage capital outflows. Capital flight had been seen as a major risk

US dollar enters center stage for earnings
(Oman Daily Observer - 05/11/2017)

The dollar has moved from a supporting role to a featured player this earnings season, a boon to US multinationals which have benefited from the biggest quarterly year-on-year decline in the greenback in three years. Since the start of October, at least

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