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Dollar turns negative as investors turn to higher-yielding currencies


  NEW YORK, March 11 The dollar fell on Friday, nearing a one-month low against a basket of major currencies, as investors bought riskier assets following surprising announcements from the European Central Bank and People’s Bank of China. Commodities rose on Friday after China fixed higher its onshore yuan rate ...

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Low oil prices put strains on Gulf currency pegs

Gulf Currency

Weak oil prices pose a threat to Gulf Arab states’ currency pegs against the dollar, but the energy-rich region is unlikely to abandon the policy yet, analysts say. Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates all keep the values of their currencies fixed against the greenback, while ...

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Why worst may not be over for pound


For the weakening British pound, the worst may not be over. Derek Halpenny, head of global markets research at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, said there’s scope for major drops in the currency as the “Brexit” debate rages on. “I think we’re still in for potential further declines,” Halpenny told CNBC’s ...

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China Pulls $129B Amid Expectations Of Forex Stability And Rising Yuan


The People’s Bank of China withdrew 840 billion yuan ($129 billion) from the country’s financial system in five days through Friday, its biggest weekly withdrawal since February 2013, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. PBOC was mopping up excess liquidity infused in the market by the central bank’s decision to ...

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ISIS ‘making millions’ by gaming forex markets

FILE - This undated file image posted on a militant website on Jan. 14, 2014, shows fighters from the Islamic State group marching in Raqqa, Syria. T (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)

The militant group that calls itself Islamic State (ISIS) is exploiting national banking operations in Iraq and could be making up to $25 million a month in Middle Eastern money markets, according to experts. Speaking to a U.K. parliamentary subcommittee set up to examine how Britain could help disrupt ISIS ...

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