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Saturday, 19 April 2014
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US dollar climbs to day's high of NT$30.230 on Taipei forex
04:30 | 19/4/14
TAIPEI -- The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.009 to close at the day's high of NT$30.230 as the local central bank picked up the greenback to help the currency recoup earlier losses, dealers said.
Polish MP's spell as London migrant puts focus on brain drain
03:42 | 19/4/14
I went to China and bought items and sold them in Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Lithuania." He now sells to 5,000 outlets of the Polish equivalent of pound shops, five-zloty shops. Has he made a lot of money? "Yes." But it is much harder now ...
Argentina's Official 2013 Trade Stats Are Way Off, Say Analysts
03:08 | 19/4/14
International Business Times
Confronted by falling dollar reserves, a weak economy and high inflation, Fernandez has in the past three months cut heating gas subsidies and let the peso devalue by 18 percent. Reuters. Argentina has a long history of financial crises. Its current ...
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Pound's surge a boost for visitors to US
01:51 | 19/4/14
The biggest rises since January have been against the Russian ruble (+11 per cent), the Jamaican dollar (+5.6 per cent), the Canadian dollar (+5.3 per cent), the Hungarian forint (+4.8 per cent), the Chinese yuan (+4.7 per cent) and the Swedish kronor ...
IMF Says South Korea Won Undervalued
00:33 | 19/4/14
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The International Monetary Fund said South Korea's won currency could be up to 8% undervalued and urged authorities to refrain from intervening in currency markets.
Hornet attack! Euro Tour golfer jumps into lake after getting stung 20 times
00:18 | 19/4/14
Spain's Pablo Larrazabal ran into a swarm of hornets during Friday's second round at the Malaysian Open and was stung 20 times before diving into a water hazard while fully clothed to escape.
USD/JPY - Unchanged In Holiday Trading
00:11 | 19/4/14
The Japanese yen is not showing movement on Friday, as USD/JPY continues to trade in the mid-102 range. In economic news, Japanese Tertiary Industry Activity slipped in March, posting its sharpest decline in almost a year.
The Habré Affair - Why Chad Cannot File a Case
23:26 | 18/4/14
The National Commission of Inquiry into the crimes and misappropriations of Hissène Habré claims, with cheques to prove it, that on the day he fled N'Djamena Hissène Habré embezzled 3.5 billion CFA francs. The distinguished jurist Mahamat Hassan ...
China Yuan Weakens on PBOC Guidance, Concerns Over Economic Slowdown
22:13 | 18/4/14
Wall Street Journal
SHANGHAI--China's yuan fell against the U.S. dollar late Friday as the central bank guided the local currency weaker via a daily reference rate.
MLB's Next Giant Headache: Cuba
21:49 | 18/4/14
The reasons for flight from the peso-poor Cuban League to the dollar-rich big leagues have always been indisputably economic—never political in nature.
Kurdistan Strives for Better Data, as Economy and International
21:11 | 18/4/14
It would come in above Nepal (a country of 27.2 million people) and Zambia (13.6 million), but below Estonia and Trinidad and Tobago (both 1.3 million). This said, a prominent business figure working in Kurdistan expressed doubts about the past ...
TABLE-Foreign trading in South Korean stocks
21:11 | 18/4/14
SEOUL, April 18 (Reuters) - Daily net trading in shares on South Korea's main stock exchange by three major categories of investors as of 0720 GMT, in billions of South Korean won (a negative figure indicates net selling): FOREIGNERS INSTITUTIONS ...
Alstom bags 30 million euro contract from BHEL
20:45 | 18/4/14
French power equipment maker Alstom today said it has bagged a 30 million euro contract from state-owned firm BHEL for setting up a thermal power plant at Jharsaguda in Odisha.
Tokyo Shares Post Best Week of Year While Volume Hits 2014 Low
20:15 | 18/4/14
Wall Street Journal
Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore and Hong Kong markets were closed. U.S. and ... As of 0600 GMT, the dollar-yen pair was trading at Y102.39, compared with Y101.96 the previous day.
Asian currencies down as dollar rises
18:03 | 18/4/14
After four-way talks on the Ukraine crisis produced an accord on Thursday aimed at de-escalating the situation, US officials and their European allies warned that Russia must help produce results in days or face new sanctions. The US currency was ...
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