Saturday, 20 December 2014

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  • Indian rupee hits 13-mth low on global economy fears

    16:59 | 16/12/14
    Financial Express
    The rupee weakened to its lowest level in 13 months on Tuesday as markets in the region tumbled after a sharp rate hike in Russia further raised concerns about the global economy at a time when India's trade deficit is already widening. Sliding oil ... more»
  • NZ dollar down - shares fall

    20:18 | 15/12/14
    Radio New Zealand
    The New Zealand dollar is down almost half a US cent since late Friday, led down by a drop in long-term interest rates. Bancorp Treasury Services senior client advisor Peter Cavanaugh said the New Zealand dollar had been somewhat range-bound, as the ... more»
  • Indian rupee sees biggest one-day fall in over 4 months, may fall more

    00:48 | 16/12/14
    Financial Express
    The Indian rupee posted its biggest single-day fall in more than four months, tracking steep losses in emerging market currencies while domestic data showing an unexpected contraction in industrial output sparked concerns about economic growth. more»
  • Change to way NZ dollar value measured

    06:37 | 16/12/14
    Radio New Zealand
    The Reserve Bank has more than tripled the number of currencies it now uses to measure the value of the New Zealand dollar, to 17 from five. more»
  • A cess for India

    08:41 | 15/12/14
    The Indian Express
    The answer is no, because the revenues from these go to the Consolidated Fund of India, which bankrolls everything from salaries and pensions to subsidies and some capital expenditures. A superior option is a cess. The entire proceeds from both the ... more»
  • Australian dollar isn't done dropping, say analysts

    18:29 | 19/12/14
    Sydney Morning Herald
    Despite slumping to new four-year lows against the US dollar and also dropping against other currencies in the past days, the Australian dollar still hasn't troughed, analysts believe. On Friday, the currency took a breather from the previous session's ... more»
  • Afghanistan's Taliban shoot dead 12 anti-mine aid workers in latest spate of ...

    02:07 | 14/12/14
    The Independent
    Last year the Humanitarian Outcomes partnership recorded the deaths of 81 aid workers in Afghanistan. Of 251 separate attacks, involving 460 humanitarian workers, three-quarters took place in either Afghanistan, Syria, South Sudan, Pakistan and Sudan. more»
  • Backfiring? Turkish Lira hits record low amid media crackdown, Russia concerns

    17:52 | 17/12/14
    The lira weakened to a record low of 2.4140 against the dollar on Tuesday after a fall in the value of the ruble in Russia, a fellow emerging market, and concerns about mounting political risk amid a row with the European Union over a government ... more»
  • Indian rupee below 62 against US dollar for long will be a worry, says ...

    01:56 | 17/12/14
    Financial Express
    On a day the Indian rupee breached 63 mark against the US dollar, Commerce Secretary Rajiv Kher said the government would get uncomfortable if the Indian currency stays for long below 62. more»
  • Ebola crisis: Australia's treatment centre in Sierra Leone to open beds gradually

    14:30 | 14/12/14
    ABC Online
    The Federal Government says the Australian-managed Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone will open tonight. In a statement, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Australia is now managing the centre following the completion of construction by the United ... more»
  • Indian Rupee May Drop After Gold Import Surge Widens Trade Gap

    05:30 | 16/12/14
    India's trade deficit widened to the most in 19 months in November as gold imports rose almost seven-fold, a development likely to add to the rupee's recent decline against the dollar. The gap widened to $16.9 billion in November, the largest since May ... 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»
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