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      Yellen testimony will set tone for dollar

      Global markets are, once again, waiting for Janet. Ms Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, is due to give...

    2. February 5, 2016

      Dollar bounces after payrolls data

      The dollar extended early gains on Friday following the release of US jobs data showing a fall in the unemployment rate...

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    1. The Future of the Renminbi

      The International Monetary Fund’s recommendation that China’s renminbi should join the...
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    1. February 2, 2016

      Global competitive easing leaves US alone

      The Bank of Japan’s move late last week to introduce negative interest rates does not, at first sight, qualify for...

    2. January 27, 2016

      Investors sell emerging markets debt at record pace

      Investors are deserting emerging market bonds at the fastest rate on record, withdrawing more money than they did at...

    3. January 25, 2016

      Pay attention to long-term debt cycle

      I have a controversial view that is based on my alternative economic template, and I feel a responsibility to share at...

    4. January 22, 2016

      Commodity FX gain welcome oil rally boost

      A much-needed pick-up in market optimism restored some semblance of stability to the world of currencies following a...

    5. January 21, 2016

      The tiny shifts that can signal huge changes

      A couple of weeks ago China SCE Property Holdings, a company based in the coastal city of Xiamen, quietly redeemed an...

    6. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      Grey Thursday for EM FX; all-time lows, bounces

      If yesterday was “Black Wednesday” for emerging market currencies, today is very very dark grey Thursday. There’s some...

    7. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      Argentine stocks: when a sell-off isn't all bad

      Argentine stocks are crashing, but not for the reasons you might think. Including Wednesday’s 4 per cent drop, the...

    8. January 20, 2016

      US bull market era on borrowed time

      The most sceptical of bull markets — that has been a common refrain among investors and observers describing the long...

    9. January 19, 2016

      Rise of the robots seen boosting the dollar

      The accelerating pace of digital innovation could have some surprising implications for the foreign exchange markets in...

    10. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      China-exposed currencies slide on soft data

      China’s GDP numbers this morning may have extracted a rather middling reaction from equities, but they managed to put...

    11. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      Asian markets mixed after China GDP data

      Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday following data that showed China’s economy grew broadly in line with forecasts...

    12. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      China's renminbi: a quick primer on the fix

      If you’re confused by the fluctuations in China’s currency, the renminbi, chances are you’ve been paying attention. The...

    13. January 18, 2016

      European stocks slip as oil keeps sliding

      Monday 18:45 GMT. European and Asian stock markets began the week on the back foot as oil prices touched fresh...

    14. January 18, 2016

      Kazakh tenge trounced amid Iran export angst

      The Kazakh tenge is getting hammered today amid fears that the lifting of sanctions on Iran will intensify the oil glut...

    15. FT Alphaville

      January 18, 2016

      It's all connected, CNY edition

      From Societe Generale’s analysts over the weekend, with our emphasis, on the fallout from the weakening yuan on the...

    16. January 18, 2016

      US manufacturing sector’s woes pose wider dangers

      If currencies at least partly determine where things get made, the continued rise in the US dollar is bad news for...

    17. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Rout continues as Asian markets, oil drop

      The new year sell-off showed few signs of slowing on Monday, with Asian markets again following Wall Street lower and...

    18. Fast FT

      January 16, 2016

      Markets a month on from the Fed rate rise: charts

      DA DAAAAA! Da da da daaa daaa, d-d-d daaa daaa d-d-d daaa daaa d-d-d daaa! Been one month since the Fed raised rates...

    19. January 15, 2016

      Dollar gains on exodus from EMs

      The dollar exuded calmness in a tense week for currency traders, though it gained strength more from investors turning...

    20. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      Loonie tunes: 13-year low for Canadian dollar

      Every day is a bad hair day for commodities-linked currencies at the moment, but the oily Canadian dollar is really...

    21. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      Oil currencies feel the pain of crude slide

      Oil is once again getting whacked and, unsurprisingly, oil currencies are having a similarly bad day. West Texas...

    22. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      Hong Kong dollar still feeling the heat

      It would barely register for most other currencies, but by Hong Kong dollar standards, this week has brought an...

    23. January 14, 2016

      US industry weighed down by strong dollar and weak oil price

      With the US oil industry sinking and a strong dollar affecting overseas sales, Goldens’ Foundry and Machine Co is...

    24. January 13, 2016

      Dollar’s ascent enters autopilot mode

      The trading year has barely begun and only two words are on the lips of traders: oil and China. While market nerves are...

    25. January 12, 2016

      Pound feels pressure from weaker oil

      Sterling slid to its lowest level against the dollar in more than five years on Tuesday, hit by a combination of weak...

    26. January 7, 2016

      Yen, euro and gold sought by investors

      Flight to safety dominated a volatile foreign exchange market on Thursday as the new year climate of fear drove...

    27. January 6, 2016

      US dollar will dictate broad market performance in 2016

      The pivotal determinant of 2016 for asset allocators will be the trajectory of the US dollar. There are two possible...

    28. January 4, 2016

      Riyal peg looms as talking point for 2016

      As the market emerges from its holiday slumber wondering what to watch, Saudi Arabia’s currency and oil are making a...

    29. January 1, 2016

      Market performance for 2015 in figures

      With the final whistle blown on 2015 trading, here is the year’s scorecard for markets. Equities The Shanghai Composite...

    30. December 21, 2015

      Currency surprises a feature of 2015

      After so many shocks, currency traders are ending the year fully expecting another bolt from the blue. Three major...

    31. December 17, 2015

      Global markets show relief at smooth Fed lift-off

      Global markets have embraced the end of the zero interest rate policy era in the US, sending international stocks...

    32. December 17, 2015

      Dollar gains ground after Fed move

      The US dollar gained against the euro and the yen on Thursday, as investors were heartened by the Federal Reserve’s...

    33. The Exchange

      December 16, 2015

      Now watch the dollar - and the euro

      It was expected to be a “dovish” rate rise and so it proved. Initially, at least, investors are choosing to focus on...

    34. Fast FT

      December 16, 2015

      Prospect of 'dovish rise' leaves dollar uncertain

      Dollar bulls have dominated 2015. There is talk that dollar bears could take some succor from what is already being...

    35. December 15, 2015

      Buy the dollar/yen dip ahead of Fed

      Traders of the euro/dollar pair know what it is like to be caught out by confounded expectations. This month’s lurch...

    36. December 15, 2015

      Euro touches 7-week high as dollar weakens ahead of Fed meeting

      Investors were reducing their exposure to the dollar on Tuesday, fearful of the danger of a dovish surprise from the...

    37. December 11, 2015

      Reasons why a Fed rate rise does not matter

      Godot is about to arrive. Charlie Brown will kick the football. Next week, the Federal Reserve will raise interest...

    38. December 9, 2015

      Commodity currencies pause from sell-off

      Investors pushed back hard against the US dollar on Wednesday, providing relief for commodity currencies and enabling...

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