Saturday, 13 February 2016


  • My Paradise: Vientiane: Jewel of The Orient

    16:33 | 13/2/16
    Stripes Okinawa
    (As of December 2015 one US dollar equaled about 8,200 kip, the Laotian monetary unit.) Now a word about toilets: As was common in other now economically advanced Asian countries, you'll find signs telling you not to put tissue in toilets. more»
  • Australian Dollar at Risk on RBA Outlook, Global Sentiment Trends

    13:45 | 13/2/16
    The Australian Dollar dropped to the lowest level in close to four years against its major counterparts but prices launched a sharp recovery against the backdrop of a late-week rebound in risk appetite, erasing more than half the decline. more»
  • Canadian Dollar Has Found Life Outside The Price Of Oil

    13:33 | 13/2/16
    The Canadian Dollar continues to claw back some of the 23% drop since the May 2015 low against the US Dollar. Much of the rise of the CAD, and subsequent fall on USD/CAD had to do with persistent weakness in the US Dollar that was seen this week. more»
Recent News
  • Anxiety Rises in Mexico as the Peso Tumbles

    13:11 | 13/2/16
    New York Times
    MEXICO CITY - The voluble talk-show host Andrea Legarreta broke from her routine of celebrity chatter and household tips recently to give her television viewers an impromptu lesson in global economics and the Mexican peso. more»
  • EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico, Colombia peso rebound from lows but risks linger

    12:37 | 13/2/16
    By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Feb 12 Mexico's peso clawed back gains from a record low on Friday after brutal losses during the week as a rebound in oil prices and global stocks lifted battered Latin American currencies. more»
  • The Biggest Blunders In Surf History

    11:41 | 13/2/16
    Surfing Magazine
    He won the contest, was given a $3,000 dollar check and it bounced. SURFING: I wonder if, like some of the QS guys currently owed ... Where was the upside for the WSL in canceling that day? Dave Wassell on the down-day of days at the Volcom Fiji Pro. more»
  • Shooter of light-rail Good Samaritan a 'public safety menace,' judge says

    11:28 | 13/2/16 Press
    Described as “a significant public safety menace,” Treheem Smith, 18, was sentenced Friday to eight years and seven months in prison for shooting a Good Samaritan trying to rescue a stranger being beaten and robbed on a St. Paul light-rail station last ... more»
  • Canadian dollar climbs as crude oil prices surge

    11:18 | 13/2/16
    The Globe and Mail
    The Canadian dollar rose against its U.S. counterpart on Friday as a surge in oil prices supported the risk-sensitive commodity currency, even as solid U.S. more»
  • Royals 2016 spring training roster breakdown

    10:49 | 13/2/16
    Kansas City Star
    13 - Salvador Perez, R/R, 6-3, 240, 26. Perez, the World Series MVP, displayed more power in 2015 (21 homers) but his overall production (.706 OPS) has plateaued. more»
  • Ringgit, baht and rupiah holding up well against shocks

    10:00 | 13/2/16
    The Straits Times
    Thailand's baht is less vulnerable than the rupiah or ringgit as foreign funds hold a smaller proportion of Thai sovereign notes, Macquarie's Mr Nizam said. more»
  • Low jobless claims, labour market solid

    09:57 | 13/2/16
    Fiji Times
    The dollar fell to a 15-month low against the yen as the darkening global growth outlook and equities sell-off reduced the possibility of an interest rate rise from the Federal Reserve this year. more»
  • Survey: Global prices static

    09:48 | 13/2/16
    Fiji Times
    Palm oil prices in US dollar terms rallied 6 per cent m/m, breaking key resistance levels and hitting a six month high. Supporting prices in the second half of January was the release of key statistics by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) it says ... more»
  • Region eyed for outsourcing

    09:48 | 13/2/16
    Fiji Times
    A WORLD Bank study suggests that the Pacific region such as Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, in particular has the potential to attract offshoring, online outsourcing and other information technology-related industries. more»
  • Two Decisions Which Impacted The Global Economy

    09:48 | 13/2/16
    Fiji Sun Online
    The US Federal Reserve (the Fed) chair Janet Yellen in her testimony on February 10 (February 11 in Fiji) told the US Legislature that the conditions have changed since the December 15 interest hike, the first in seven years since 2008. more»
  • FAI secure a new batch of Euro 2016 tickets for Ireland fans

    09:37 | 13/2/16
    Irish Examiner
    An extra 832 Euro 2016 tickets have been released to the FAI by UEFA, as the allocation for Republic of Ireland fans continues to inch upwards. more»