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Saturday, 07 March 2015
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Euro slides on eve of ECB stimulus programme
07:47 | 7/3/15
The euro sank to €1.387 against the pound and also sold off sharply against the dollar before next week's launch of a €1.1tn stimulus programme in the eurozone.
The forecast is bright for a European vacation this year, thanks to ailing euro
07:45 | 7/3/15
LONDON - The euro could soon be doing something it's only done a few times in its 16-year existence: trading 1-to-1 with the dollar.
Ukraine's hryvnia fights back as central bank eyes next tranche of USD 17.5 ...
06:37 | 7/3/15
Towards the end of trading Friday, the Ukrainian hryvnia hovered around 26.5 to the dollar, an improvement from historic lows late last month, which saw the hryvnia reach as low as 33.5.
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UPDATE 2-Mexico peso slides, hits 6-year low despite intervention
06:16 | 7/3/15
"With the weak peso and the higher probability that Fed goes in June, that all means that we should think of a preemptive hike by Mexico," said Benito Berber, an analyst at Nomura in New York. The peso slid more than 2 percent on Friday to 15.5210 per ...
Women's Day: Former Kinshasa cabbie earns a crust feeding refugees and aid ...
05:41 | 7/3/15
The 47-year-old Congolese lives in Sherkole refugee camp, western Ethiopia, arriving a little over two years ago. Uprooted from a happy life in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), she and her family had ended up in the ...
Ruble Firms on Rate-Cut Expectations
05:06 | 7/3/15
Wall Street Journal
MOSCOW—The Russian ruble firmed Friday, crossing the mark of 60 rubles per dollar for the first time since early 2015, buoyed by investors' interest in buying into Russian assets ahead of a possible rate cut by the central bank.
Canadian dollar lower, American currency strengthens on solid job creation data
05:00 | 7/3/15
TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed lower Friday amid a strengthening greenback as U.S. job creation for February beat expectations.
Amendments to Central Bank of Iceland Rules on Foreign Exchange and ...
04:45 | 7/3/15
Among other things, this entails that owners of these ISK assets will be offered investment options that greatly reduce the likelihood of instability when the controls are lifted.
Bangladesh seizes gold from North Korean diplomat
04:20 | 7/3/15
"After more than four hours of drama, he gave in and we found gold bars and gold ornaments weighing 26.795kg (59lb), which is worth 130 million taka ($1.67m, £1.1m)," he added. The gold was confiscated and the diplomat was released under the Vienna ...
Tourism remains top of Iceland's economic statistics
03:48 | 7/3/15
National statistics office Hagstofa Islands published figures showing that tourism-related business recorded sales of 304bn krona last year - 27bn krona more than in 2013. Two years ago, tourism sales were just two per cent above fishing sales, but ...
Canadian dollar sinks fast, swings wildly
03:46 | 7/3/15
The Globe and Mail (subscription)
So far today, the Canadian dollar has touched a high of 80.28 cents U.S., and then a low of 79.26 cents. The combination of a strong U.S.
South Africa's Rand Slumps to 13-Year Low After U.S. Jobs Report
03:31 | 7/3/15
(Bloomberg) -- The rand plunged to its weakest level in 13 years, breaching 12 per dollar as emerging-market currencies tumbled after a report showed the U.S.
Canadian dollar sinks after trade deficit jumps to second biggest on record ...
03:15 | 7/3/15
The Canadian dollar sank on Friday after Canada reported its second-highest trade deficit on record in January as prices for the nation's oil shipments plunged.
Dollar surges to 11-year high vs. euro as Fed, ECB go separate ways
03:03 | 7/3/15
But while the Fed is preparing to tighten the supply of dollars, the European Central Bank is preparing to open the euro floodgates, having committed again Thursday to pumping €60 billion a month of new money into the economy for at least the next 18 ...
Loonie lower against greenback lifted by US jobs data
03:00 | 7/3/15
TORONTO -- The Canadian dollar was lower Friday amid a strengthening greenback as U.S. job creation for February beat expectations.
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