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  • US growth worries cloud global stock markets

    Europe's main stock markets were lower, despite official data showing that growth in the eurozone strengthened far beyond expectations in the first quarter, as traders focused on deflation worries across ...

  • US puts Germany, China on watch list for large trade surpluses

    The US Treasury said that five countries on the new list each met two of three criteria for assessing unfair play in international trade

  • US puts Germany, China on watch list for large trade surpluses

    The US Treasury said that five countries on the new list each met two of three criteria for assessing unfair play in international trade

  • U.S. dollar net shorts hit highest in over 3 years -CFTC, Reuters Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 21:23 BST

    Speculators' bearish bets on the U.S. dollar hit their largest since February 2013, boosted by expectations that the Federal Reserve will take its time in raising interest rates this year, according to ...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Yen posts biggest weekly gain since 2008, stocks slip Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 21:17 BST

    The yen has gained 3 percent since Thursday when the BOJ decided to hold monetary policy steady in the face of soft global demand and the yen's recent sharp rise. The BOJ move defied expectations for increased stimulus measures to fight deflation. "A large part of this move is the BOJ, which caught a lot of investors …

  • Speculators' bearish bets on the U.S. dollar hit their largest since February 2013, boosted by expectations that the Federal Reserve will take its time in raising interest rates this year, according to ...

  • FOREX-Dollar set to post worst week vs yen since 2008 Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 20:22 BST

    The dollar was last down 1.27 percent against the yen at 106.71 yen on Friday, near an 18-month low of 106.67 touched earlier in the U.S. session. The greenback was down about 4.5 percent against the yen for the week, putting it on track for its biggest weekly loss since October 2008.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Yen posts biggest weekly gain since 2008, stocks fall Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 20:03 BST

    The yen hit an 18-month high on Friday as investors bet the Bank of Japan might be done adding stimulus to the economy, while stocks in Europe and on Wall Street headed lower as earnings disappointed. ...

  • FX round-up: PBoC hikes yuan fixing by most since 2005 Sharecast - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 19:07 BST

    (ShareCast News) - The US dollar hit an 11-month low on the back of a raft of weaker than expected economic figures released on Friday, even as the president of the Federal Reserve bank of Dallas, Robert ...

  • FOREX-Dollar set for worst week against yen since 2008 Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 15:48 BST

    The dollar was last down 0.69 percent against the yen at 107.35 yen on Friday after hitting an 18-month low of 106.92. The dollar was last down about 4 percent against the yen for the week, putting it on track for its biggest weekly loss since October 2008. Analysts said the yen continued to surge in the aftermath of …

  • Net Asset Value(s) Business Wire - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 15:35 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FUND ¦ DB X-TRACKERS II Australian Dollar Cash UCITS ETF DEALING DATE ¦ 28-Apr-16 NAV PER SHARE ¦ AUD223.1272 NUMBER OF SHARES IN ISSUE ¦ 126,912 CODE ¦ View source version on ...

  • GLOBAL ECONOMY WEEKAHEAD-U.S. jobs may offer solace after stalled growth Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 15:27 BST
  • Sterling at 12-week high as investors step up dollar selling Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 15:06 BST

    Sterling hit its strongest in 12 weeks against the dollar on Friday, as investors sold the U.S. currency on expectations that the Federal Reserve will not hurry to raise interest rates in coming months. ...

  • The yen hit an 18-month high on Friday as investors wagered the Bank of Japan might be done adding fresh stimulus to the economy, culminating in a sharp rise on the week that dragged stocks around the world lower. With Japan on holiday, speculators drove the yen through 107.00 per dollar for the first time since October …

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Yen's best week since 2008 crisis hits stocks and dollar Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 12:53 BST

    The yen hit an 18-month high on Friday as investors wagered the Bank of Japan might be done adding fresh stimulus to the economy, culminating in a sharp rise on the week that dragged stocks around the world lower. With Japan on holiday, speculators drove the yen through 107.00 per dollar for the first time since October …

  • Asia report: Most markets drop, though down under defies Sharecast - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 12:15 BST

    (ShareCast News) - Markets in Asia ended the week on a largely downbeat note, as investors moved from central bank decisions to focus on US trading overnight.

  • FOREX-Yen heads for best week since 2008 as dollar bulls sag Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 11:50 BST

    Poor U.S. growth numbers and the Federal Reserve's cautious tone this week has squeezed hedge funds still backing a stronger dollar in the face of a market positioned negatively on the U.S. currency for the first time in a year. The yen's 3 percent rise after the BOJ meeting on Thursday added to the range of headwinds …

  • Eurozone unemployment unexpectedly ticks lower in March Sharecast - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 11:33 BST

    (ShareCast News) - The unemployment rate in the Eurozone unexpectedly fell in March, according to the latest figures from Eurostat.

  • Eurozone inflation misses forecasts in April Sharecast - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 11:28 BST

    (ShareCast News) - Consumer prices in the Eurozone fell more than expected in April, according to data released by Eurostat.

  • Sterling soars to 12-week high as investors dump dollars Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 09:28 BST

    Sterling hit its strongest in 12 weeks against the dollar on Friday, as investors sold the greenback on the back of a cautious tone on future interest rates from the U.S. Federal Reserve earlier in the ...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Yen surges again, hitting stocks and dollar Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 09:22 BST

    The yen rallied to an 18-month high on Friday as investors wagered the Bank of Japan might be done adding fresh stimulus to the economy, weighing on stock markets around the world. With Japan on holiday, speculators drove the yen through 107.00 per dollar for the first time since October 2014. Often seen as a sign of …

  • 10 things you need to know in markets today Business Insider UK Finance - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 07:54 BST
    10 things you need to know in markets today

    China has raised the exchange rate for the yuan. Officials have bumped the yuan by 0.56% against the US dollar from the previous day, the biggest increase in almost 11 years. The People's Bank of China (PBoC) fixed the yuan at 6.4589 to the greenback, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System, which operates …

  • China raises yuan rate by most in 11 years AFP - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 06:17 BST
    China raises yuan rate by most in 11 years

    The People's Bank of China has fixed the yuan at 6.4589 to the greenback

  • FOREX-Yen hits 18-month high, stays firm after BOJ skips easing Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 03:36 BST

    SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, April 29 (Reuters) - The yen set an 18-month high against the dollar on Friday, staying on firm in the wake of the Bank of Japan's decision the previous day to hold off from expanding its monetary stimulus. "I think a combination of follow-through from yesterday's BOJ decision plus the softer dollar tone …

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Yen posts big gains, stocks fall after BOJ surprise Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 22:01 BST

    The BOJ's decision was particularly jarring in the face of soft global demand and after earlier media reports said the central bank intended to cut rates deeper into negative territory. Federal Reserve's decision on Wednesday to hold rates unchanged and its failure to signal strongly that a rate hike was coming at its …

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