Saturday, 06 February 2016

Currencies News

  • Mild winter, weak Canadian dollar pinch South Florida tourism

    12:39 | 6/2/16
    Sun Sentinel
    The value of the Canadian dollar, also called loonie, has declined dramatically against the U.S. dollar in the past year and now is worth about 72 cents. more»
  • Will Volatility Break The Hong Kong-US Dollar Link?

    12:15 | 6/2/16
    On Jan. 20, the Hong Kong dollar (HKD) fell to eight-year lows against the US dollar (( USD )), at HK$7.8295. 1 Although it later gained back ground, the volatility prompted questions about the viability of the currency's long-standing peg against the USD. more»
  • Sri Lankan rupee forwards steady

    11:52 | 6/2/16
    Business Recorder (registration) (blog)
    Sri Lankan rupee forwards ended steady on Friday as dollar selling by banks offset demand for the greenback from importers, dealers said. more»
  • Hillary Clinton, Not Goldman Sachs, Set Six Figure Speaking Fees

    10:56 | 6/2/16
    American Spectator (blog)
    ... Hillary Clinton insisted, she couldn't possibly be 'Establishment' because she's a woman, and as we all know, as long as you have a functioning set of ladyparts, there's no chance you could be part of the corrupt and incestuous Washington elite ... more»
  • Thailand takes another wrong turn

    10:45 | 6/2/16
    IFR Asia
    Now in Thailand it seems that kind of arbitrage is seen as a brazen affront. Well, perhaps that's reading a little too much emotion into it, but the Thai financial authorities have just decided that the proceeds of issuance in Thai baht from foreign ... more»
  • Canadian dollar pressured by jobs loss, lower oil prices

    10:33 | 6/2/16
    Reuters Canada
    TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar lost ground against its U.S. counterpart on Friday after weak Canadian jobs data underlined the economy's struggles to cope with an oil shock, while oil prices fell and U.S. more»
  • Macedonian exports for 2015 amount to 4.49 bln US dollars

    10:11 | 6/2/16
    Shanghai Daily (subscription)
    Macedonian exports for 2015 amount to 4.49 bln U.S. dollars. Feb 06,2016. SKOPJE, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- The total value of exported goods from Macedonia in 2015 was 249.61 billion Macedonian Denar (4.49 billion U.S. dollars), the Macedonian State ... more»
  • Same-sex affair in Morocco leads to 18 months in prison

    09:15 | 6/2/16
    Erasing 76 Crimes
    Article 489 of the Moroccan Penal Code punishes sexual activities between people of the same sex by prison terms of six months to three years. more»
  • The Long Nikkei 225, Short Japanese Yen Pair Trade

    08:50 | 6/2/16
    Seeking Alpha
    Our favorite pair trade at the moment is to go long with the Nikkei 225 index (NKY) of Japanese stocks, while shorting the Japanese yen (NYSEARCA:FXY) versus the US Dollar (UUP) and/or other currencies such as the British Pound and the Euro. Due to the ... more»
  • Thousands of Syrians mass on Turkish border as Russian jets pound Aleppo

    08:18 | 6/2/16
    Jerusalem Post Israel News
    The last two days saw government troops and their Lebanese and Iranian allies fully encircle the countryside north of Aleppo and cut off the main supply route linking the city - Syria's largest before the war - to Turkey. more»
  • Flying Scarfs keeps soaring

    07:33 | 6/2/16
    ... sold through Flying Scarfs, a non-profit organization founded by four aviators while deployed to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, in 2011. Since its inception, Flying Scarfs has grossed more than $150,000 in revenue that goes directly back to Afghani ... more»
  • Mexico: Peso, Consumer Fears Cloud Interest Rates

    07:22 | 6/2/16
    Barron's (blog)
    The Mexican peso has tumbled 6% against the dollar this year, and has weakened by 20% over the past year. The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped exchange-traded fund (EWW) is down about 1.8% this week, including a drop of nearly as much today. more»
  • Chinese Yuan to Fall but No Big Devaluation Seen: Poll

    06:15 | 6/2/16
    China currently holds $3.33 trillion in currency reserves, about the size of the UK economy. Its holdings are projected to have fallen by over $100 billion in January, according to a Reuters poll, as the PBoC stepped into currency markets to buy the ... more»
  • Morocco launches $1.8 bln West Sahara investment plan

    05:52 | 6/2/16
    Reuters Africa
    RABAT Feb 5 (Reuters) - Morocco's King Mohammed on Friday launched a 18 billion Moroccan dirham ($1.85 billion) investment plan in Western Sahara driven by the country's state-run phosphate company OCP, the state news agency MAP reported. more»
  • Pound Sterling to South African Rand (GBP/ZAR) Exchange Rate Forecast: Pound ...

    05:52 | 6/2/16
    Exchange Rate News
    However, as demand for the Rand (ZAR) was relatively muted on Thursday, the losses of the Pound Sterling to South African Rand (GBP/ZAR) exchange rate were somewhat less dramatic. After the World Bank recently indicated that the South African ... more»
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