Tuesday, 05 May 2015

Currencies

  • EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil real drops 2 pct on sign of less swap rollover

    00:56 | 5/5/15
    Reuters
    By Walter Brandimarte RIO DE JANEIRO, May 4 (Reuters) - The Brazilian real lost 2 percent early on Monday after the central bank signaled it will reduce the roll over pace of currency swaps that expire in June, cutting the amount of currency hedge it ... more»
  • The Chinese Yuan Vs. The U.S. Dollar

    00:45 | 5/5/15
    Seeking Alpha
    It's the emergence of the Chinese yuan and renminbi. It's the coming of age of a nation's currency. There is little doubt that eventually, if China continues to move in the direction it is today, that the Chinese currency will become more widely ... more»
  • Canadian dollar strengthens ahead of TSX opening

    00:11 | 5/5/15
    Times Colonist
    TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was up about one-quarter of a U.S. cent ahead of trading on North American stock markets Monday. more»
 
 
 
 
Recent News
  • Euro sales boom ahead of holidays

    00:00 | 5/5/15
    BBC News
    Thomas Cook reported both a jump in the number of customers and the amount they are spending. It said the number of euro transactions it completed between the end of February and early March was up by over a third on the same time last year. more»
  • Canadian dollar up ahead of open at Toronto Stock Exchange

    23:37 | 4/5/15
    680 News
    TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was up about one-quarter of a U.S. cent ahead of trading on North American stock markets Monday. more»
  • Nepal quake: UP exhorts NGOs for relief efforts

    22:07 | 4/5/15
    Business Standard
    ... aftershocks were felt in UP and several other bordering states, killing several people in India and damaging properties. The state government is running a facility in Gorakhpur University to convert Nepali currency to Indian Rupee for the ease of ... more»
  • Thai Central Bank Drives Down Baht

    21:45 | 4/5/15
    Wall Street Journal
    Thailand's baht slumped to its lowest level in five years against the U.S. dollar Monday as the Bank of Thailand steps up currency-weakening measures in hopes of propping up the faltering economy. more»
  • Get ready for a (short-lived) 85-cent Canadian dollar

    21:33 | 4/5/15
    The Globe and Mail
    Currency watchers expect the Canadian dollar to perk up even more after its recent bounce, possibly to around the 85-cent mark. more»
  • Thai baht hits 5-year low after central-bank moves

    21:33 | 4/5/15
    MarketWatch
    Thailand's baht slumped to its lowest level in five years against the U.S. dollar Monday as the Bank of Thailand steps up currency-weakening measures in hopes of propping up the faltering economy. more»
  • US dollar stable against Kuwaiti dinar at KD 0.301

    21:11 | 4/5/15
    Kuwait News Agency
    KUWAIT, May 4 (KUNA) -- The exchange rate of the US dollar against the Kuwaiti dinar was stable at KD 0.301 on Monday while the euro was stable at KD 0.337 compared to Sunday's rates. more»
  • Lured by Malaysian jobs, Bangladeshis end up slaves in Thai jungles, report ...

    20:37 | 4/5/15
    Malay Mail Online
    ... newspaper claimed that at least 250,000 Bangladeshis have been held in the jungles of Thailand for ransom over the past eight years, squeezing their families of anything between TK200,000 (RM9,200) to TK350,000 Bangladeshi Taka for each captive. more»
  • Euro zone sentiment deteriorates slightly in May - Sentix

    20:37 | 4/5/15
    Reuters UK
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Sentiment in the euro zone weakened slightly in May but analysts and investors were more upbeat about the current situation than at any point since mid-2011, a survey showed on Monday, suggesting they are generally brushing off the ... more»
  • 2014 was the year of the trophy property: report

    19:41 | 4/5/15
    Luxury Daily
    “Second-home” markets such as Côte d'Azur, France, St. Barths, Cayman Islands, Telluride, CO and Turks & Caicos Islands saw a 28 percent year-on-year increase. Below-market peak pries, confidence in the economy and attractive investment opportunities ... more»
  • Nepal's tourism industry hit hard; to lose 2 lakh visitors

    19:21 | 4/5/15
    India Today
    Nepal's devastating earthquake that has claimed nearly 7,300 lives so far is likely to hit the 10 billion-rupee tourism industry - the country's main forex earner - hard, losing as many as two lakh international tourists, including many Indians, in the ... more»
  • Euro crisis: Who'll pay the milkman when Greece runs out of cash?

    19:07 | 4/5/15
    Economic Times
    The Greek government has about 313 billion euros of debt outstanding, most due after 2021. Add companies and banks and the total is closer to half a trillion. more»