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March 29, 2018

The GBP/USD is trading some 0.20% down on the day around $1.4050. The US Dollar is on a roll across the board, thanks to a strong GDP reading in the US on Wednesday and a greenback comeback after the losses it suffered beforehand. The US economy grew by an annualized clip of 2.9% in Q4 2017 according to the final read,...

March 28, 2018

Mikael Milhoj, Senior Analyst at Danske Bank, assessed the prospects for the Scandinavian currency in the near term.

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“In our quarterly FX survey that was published yesterday, our clients have not given up on a recovery for the SEK, though they expect it to stay above 10.00 in 3M. Consensus expects a 1.5% drop...

March 19, 2018

Last week, President Trump implemented his promised trade tariffs, imposing 25% and 10% on steel and aluminium imports, respectively. Two countries, Canada and Mexico, were granted exemptions from the tariffs in a move that was branded a “disruptive shock to the global trading system.” Concerns that China and the E.U m...

March 19, 2018

The US dollar suffered from the ousting of Rex Tillerson, a move that overtook the inflation report as the main market mover. The focus now shifts the first Fed decision by Jerome Powell.  Here are the highlights for the upcoming week.

President Trump fired his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. While Tillerson was not i...

March 12, 2018

The US dollar had a mixed week amid hopes for peace in the Korean peninsula, fears of trade wars and also a mixed jobs report. What’s next?. Markets will be digesting the latest news from a busy week before focusing on US inflation.  Here are the highlights for the upcoming week.

The US Non-Farm Payrolls was mixed: no l...

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority said on Thursday it had no immediate plans to issue bills to prop up the local dollar until it hit the limits of its trading band but warned that it had sufficient firepower to defend the currency.

The authority, which is the city state’s de facto central bank, also...

January 31, 2018

Tells lawmakers central bank taking creative measures to reverse trend as dollar hits seven-year low

With the dollar trading at its lowest against the shekel since 2011, despite efforts by the Bank of Israel, central bankers urged lawmakers to have patience before taking their own measures aimed at weakening the Israeli...

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.100 to close at NT$29.302, the lowest in five years, as foreign investors moved more funds into the region, dealers said.

Dealers said the local central bank continued to intervene in a bid to bolster the U.S. dollar and protec...

December 29, 2017

SINGAPORE: The Singapore dollar is poised to extend its uptrend against the US dollar in 2018, with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) set to finally move to tighten its policy next year, said analysts.

This comes as the domestic economy staged a remarkable recovery in 2017.

Rather than setting interest rates, the...

July 19, 2017

Denmark's left wing Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten) says it wants to abolish the 1,000-krone note, the largest available denomination of the country's currency.

Worth around 135 euros or 155 US dollars at current exchange rates, the party argues that the note is of little use to Danish citizens and primarily benefits...

April 6, 2017

The Czech koruna jumped today against major currencies as the country’s central bank abandoned its policy of pegging its value to the euro.

The decision, taken today, was announced with immediate effect, sending the koruna, or crown, up by 1.55 per cent against the euro at the time of writing. One euro hit lows of 26.6...

March 14, 2017

From today onwards there will be no limits on currency transactions with the Icelandic Krona. The private sector and institutional investors such as the Icelandic pension funds are now able to invest in foreign currency once more and to transfer funds in and out of the country with out the restrictions that came to be...

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