Asian Stocks, Crude Up | 12/19/2014 8:46:54 AM
Asian stocks rose Thursday, extending a global surge in equities as the regional index headed for its steepest two-day advance in 13 months. Crude oil pared a fourth weekly decline, while the euro traded near a two-year low and wheat fell.
SNB Move Sends Swiss Franc Lower | 12/18/2014 12:16:53 PM
On Thursday, the Swiss National Bank warned investors that it intended to intervene in the FX markets with the introduction of a negative interest rate, specifically -0.25% on certain deposit accounts with high balances, in order to discourage investors from buying the safe haven Swiss Franc.
S&P Surges; Asian Stock Rally | 12/18/2014 9:11:17 AM
Asian shares rallied on Thursday after U.S. stocks enjoyed their strongest session this year as the Federal Reserve sounded upbeat on the economy and promised to be patient in removing policy stimulus.
USD Rally Resumes as Uncertainty Weighs | 12/17/2014 11:29:21 AM
After a short recess from the Dollar’s prolonged rally, the greenback has swung back into positive territory, edging higher as investors await a policy statement from the Federal Reserve Bank.
Russia Crisis, Oil Slide; Investors Wary | 12/17/2014 9:26:01 AM
Asian markets were calm on Wednesday as a brewing financial crisis in Russia and the rout in oil prices sent investors scurrying for the cover of top-rated bonds.
Safe Haven Demand Rises Again | 12/16/2014 4:10:03 PM
Another fall in the price of oil sent investors rushing to the safe haven currencies and helped to push up the Japanese Yen to a 1-month peak versus both the common currency Euro and the U.S. Dollar.
Russia Ups Rate to 17% to Save Ruble | 12/16/2014 10:39:40 AM
In a surprise move last night, the Russian Central Bank raised the base interest rate by a whopping 6.5%, from 10.5% to 17%.
Wildest Day in 2 Months for S&P 500 | 12/16/2014 8:13:21 AM
Wall Street saw the biggest stock swings in two months yesterday as oil volatility dragged the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index further from the record it reached less than two weeks ago.
Risk Aversion Sends Yen Higher | 12/15/2014 11:25:20 AM
As was widely expected in Japan, the general election held yesterday sent the Shinzo Abe coalition back into power, with the Prime Minister now free to push through his plans to further weaken the Euro which will, hopefully, revive the stagnant Japanese economy.
Asian Shares Fall to Nine-month Low | 12/15/2014 7:20:38 AM
Asian shares slipped to nine-month lows on Monday as oil prices sank to fresh 5-1/2 year lows on concerns about a supply glut and slower global growth, hitting stocks of energy and commodity producers and exporters.
The Ruble Continues its Slide | 12/14/2014 3:55:51 PM
The value of the Russian ruble has sunk to new lows against the U.S. dollar and the euro, even as the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) raised its key interest rate again in an effort to arrest the free-fall in the currency and bolster the country's faltering economy.
Weakest Demand for Crude in 12 Years | 12/12/2014 8:01:34 AM
OPEC cut the forecast for how much crude oil it will need to provide in 2015 to the lowest in 12 years amid surging U.S. shale supplies and reduced estimates for global consumption.
Asian Equities Higher on US Lead | 12/12/2014 7:57:09 AM
Asian stocks advanced, following U.S. stocks higher on better-than-estimated retail sales in the world’s biggest economy. Oil in New York extended declines below $60 a barrel.
Volatility Ebbs, Dollar Gets Some Relief | 12/11/2014 11:39:05 AM
After profit taking investors sent the greenback lower during three days of volatile FX markets, the U.S. Dollar managed to regain its footing, rising broadly against its peers.
Gold Climbs Towards 7-Week High | 12/11/2014 7:58:22 AM
Gold edged towards a seven-week high on Thursday as a plunge in global equities and sell-off in the dollar burnished the metal's safe-haven appeal.