Thursday, 18 December 2014


Recent News
  • Aussie dollar falls to new low after Fed meeting

    10:28 | 18/12/14
    Sydney Morning Herald
    The Australian dollar has dropped nearly 1 cent to a fresh low against the US dollar and currency experts say it could fall further after the world's biggest central bank hinted that the first interest-rate increase in the United States in seven years ... more»
  • Mexican peso, stocks rise after US Federal Reserve statement

    08:18 | 18/12/14
    MEXICO CITY Dec 17 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso and stock index both rose more than 2 percent on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year. more»
  • For the warmth of music

    07:14 | 18/12/14
    The Daily Star
    With the cold wave sending chills down the spines of even residents of Dhaka in the safety of their homes, one can only imagine the excruciating cold that those in the Northern districts of Bangladesh, and even the homeless in the cities - have to ... more»
  • Venezuelan President Recalls Death of Bolivar, 184 Years Ago

    06:37 | 18/12/14
    Prensa Latina
    17 de diciembre de 2014, 12:23Caracas, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, remembered today the 184th anniversary of the death of Liberator Simon Bolivar (1783-1830), father of Independence who vowed for Latin American ... more»
  • Barys Zhaliba: We should prepare for worst

    06:15 | 18/12/14
    Charter 97
    Many Belarusians ask logical questions amid the latest events in the neighbouring country. What will happen to the Belarusian ruble and when should we expect the new decline that seems to be inevitable? talked to economic Barys Zhaliba, ... more»
  • Dollar Climbs Against Euro After ECB Official Talks About QE

    05:51 | 18/12/14
    Wall Street Journal
    The dollar strengthened against the euro Wednesday after an official with the European Central Bank indicated the central bank was closer to launching a large-scale asset purchase program focused on government bonds. more»
  • After Oil Spill in Bangladesh's Unique Mangrove Forest, Fears About Rare Animals

    05:47 | 18/12/14
    The Daily Star
    Padma Oil Company, which owns the tanker, is using buoys to bar the oil slick from spreading and has initiated a "buy back" program, paying villagers 30 taka (less than 40 cents) for every liter of sludge retrieved. Local fishers have been asked to ... more»
  • Should You Worry About Our Canadian Dollar Weakening?

    05:18 | 18/12/14
    The Motley Fool Canada
    This is especially true of those who were exposed to the appreciating Canadian dollar back in the mid-2000s. The Canadian dollar (CAD) went from $0.60-$0.70/USD through the late 1990s and early 2000s to all of a sudden being worth approximately ... more»
  • South Africa's rand inches higher, remains vulnerable

    05:18 | 18/12/14
    Reuters Africa
    JOHANNESBURG Dec 17 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand was slightly firmer in late afternoon trade on Wednesday, having recouped losses after the collapsing Russian rouble slowed its decline. more»
  • Bulgaria Plans Pension System Changes to Cover Deficit

    04:56 | 18/12/14
    “Such a decision will break down the pension model,” Nikola Abadjiev, chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Supplementary Pension Security Companies, told reporters in Sofia today. more»
  • Kenyan shilling firms, stocks down on profit-taking

    04:33 | 18/12/14
    Bond sale buoys shilling * BAT, Safaricom lead stocks lower (Adds shilling closing rate, stocks, bonds) By George Obulutsa NAIROBI, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The Kenyan shilling firmed on Wednesday helped by hard currency inflows from offshore investor ... more»
  • Middle East Markets and the Oil Price

    04:11 | 18/12/14
    Live Trading News
    Most stock markets in the Gulf fell sharply on Tuesday after oil prices hit five-year lows, triggering a fresh wave of panic selling of shares by local retail investors, though most fund managers and analysts think the region can cope comfortably with ... more»