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    1. February 25, 2015

      Dollar bulls take a break

      Has Janet Yellen marked a turn — albeit, perhaps short-term — for the dollar rally? Traders infer from the Federal Reserve...

    2. February 23, 2015

      Do eerie parallels presage new crisis?

      Mark Twain reputedly stated that history does not repeat but it rhymed. In an eerie parallel to 1997-98, falling commodity —...

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    1. February 16, 2015

      New Zealand dollar at record against Aussie rival

      The New Zealand dollar reached a record versus its Australian counterpart, responding to better than expected retail sales...

    2. February 16, 2015

      Dominant dollar will act like a depth charge

      The US — finally — is back. Strong growth, falling unemployment, rising confidence and a buoyant stock market all say so....

    3. February 13, 2015

      Is foreign exchange news or noise?

      Fluctuating currency fortunes What could you do with $2bn? It’s about four times what the UK government is spending on the...

    4. February 5, 2015

      Dollar bulls face jobs report test

      One constant of the new year has been a strengthening US dollar, until now. The broad global currency weakness against the...

    5. February 3, 2015

      Rising dollar hits US corporate earnings

      Even Apple, the world’s most valuable company that set a record with its $18bn quarterly profit, has a currency problem. In...

    6. February 1, 2015

      The perils of a strong US dollar

      First things first. We are not about to replay the 1930s. The world’s big economies are not deliberately indulging in...

    7. January 27, 2015

      Strong dollar weighs on US results

      Blue-chip Wall Street stocks saw sharp falls on Tuesday after a string of weak results showed the pressure US multinationals...

    8. January 26, 2015

      Dollar rally only just getting started

      Mark Twain famously quipped that whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect....

    9. January 19, 2015

      S&P 500 earnings face dollar headwind

      Sliding metals and crude oil prices are not the only headwind for US corporate profits as the quarterly earnings season...

    10. January 15, 2015

      New year hangover quietens dollar bulls

      It has been a rocky start to the year for dollar bulls. Investors betting the greenback will go from strength to strength in...

    11. January 14, 2015

      US decoupling is the most crowded trade

      Bank of America Merrill Lynch calls it the most crowded trade in the world: “a single investment thesis [that] has been...

    12. January 9, 2015

      Dollar pares gains amid mixed jobs report

      The dollar gave up some of its gains at the end of a week that saw the US currency hit its highest level in more than nine...

    13. January 9, 2015

      Dollar stays off 10-year peak

      The dollar index was unable to renew a near-10 year high on Friday, as investors parsed one of the most influential economic...

    14. January 8, 2015

      Metals under the cosh on stronger dollar

      The always eagerly anticipated US non-farm payrolls data are set for release on Friday. According to Reuters, analysts...

    15. January 7, 2015

      Currency swings pose challenges for Asian groups

      Viewed from the South Korean port of Ulsan, home to the world’s largest shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries, it is jackpot...

    16. January 5, 2015

      Dollar hits 9-year high on rate rise hopes

      The dollar hit a fresh nine-year high against its trading partners amid ongoing optimism that the world's largest economy...

    17. January 2, 2015

      Dollar surges on Fed rate rise expectations

      The dollar started the year on a strong footing, rising against all other major currencies to hit a fresh nine-year high as...

    18. December 31, 2014

      Dollar surges in 2014 on rate rise hopes

      The dollar rose against all other major currencies in 2014 for the first time since the turn of the century, as investors...

    19. December 29, 2014

      No relief in sight for battered currencies

      Commodity currencies suffered in 2014 as the oil price fell and the US dollar strengthened, yet few are predicting a rebound...

    20. December 22, 2014

      Dollar festive hangover to be shortlived

      Could the run-in to 2015 leave dollar bulls with a hangover after the US currency’s long, hard party duringthe current year?...

    21. December 17, 2014

      Bets against long duration bonds can hurt

      The £18bn Wellcome Trust likes to think long term, and think positive. The world’s second-biggest charitable foundation...

    22. December 17, 2014

      Dollar strength set to resume in 2015

      For all the talk of renewed currency wars, the policy-driven depreciations that have dominated foreign exchange markets...

    23. December 12, 2014

      Dollar strength abates as investors flee risk

      The dollar gave up some of its gains during the week after hitting its strongest level in eight years the previous Friday...

    24. December 11, 2014

      Strong dollar hits US corporate profits

      A strengthening dollar is proving a costly headache to companies across the US and Europe. The rising greenback shaved $8bn...

    25. December 10, 2014

      The double whammy in dollar’s growth story

      First Greece, then oil. Markets are finding the going slippery this week, sliding again on Wednesday as energy stocks...

    26. December 9, 2014

      US dollar gives up gains on profit-taking

      The US dollar fell against other major currencies as investors took profits amid risk aversion and the yen strengthened from...

    27. December 8, 2014

      Oil and dollar hammer emerging markets

      Emerging market currencies fell to a 14-year low against the dollar on Monday, hammered by investor appetite for the US...

    28. December 7, 2014

      Bank for International Settlements sounds alarm over dollar

      Global financial policy makers have sounded the alarm about the impact of a resurgent US dollar on emerging markets, where...

    29. December 5, 2014

      US dollar bolstered by forecast-beating jobs growth data

      The dollar was boosted on Friday by rising confidence in the US recovery following forecast-beating jobs growth. Non-farm...

    30. December 3, 2014

      Dollar rally gains fresh energy from weaker oil

      The dollar’s rally stalled in November, but is gaining fresh fuel as investors calculate that a lower oil price will boost...

    31. November 26, 2014

      Dangers of the dollar-bull consensus

      Predictions of exchange rates are notoriously unreliable. So much so that when analysts at BNP Paribas compared consensus...

    32. November 17, 2014

      Dollar dips on waning price growth

      There is some head scratching among forex traders about why the dollar relapsed at the end of last week and beginning of...

    33. November 17, 2014

      Don’t fear the dollar’s ‘orderly rise’

      There are a lot of crowded trades in world markets today, but the most crowded of all is probably a bet on the dollar. The...

    34. November 11, 2014

      Dollar optimism may be overstretched

      Another cyclical low for the yen has helped the dollar index move back towards four-year highs. But there is chatter among...

    35. November 7, 2014

      Central bank divergence drives dollar rally

      Dollar bulls enjoyed another strong week as central bank policy outside the US continued to drift away from that of the...

    36. November 6, 2014

      Fed has built a thorny central bank divide

      Top Federal Reserve officials were careful to be seen to be understanding of the plight of lesser central banks during the...

    37. November 5, 2014

      Question is how far a distance can the dollar travel?

      Judged by the movement of the dollar, currency markets have long liked the pro-pollution and anti-regulation platform that...

    38. November 5, 2014

      Dollar needs export revival to power rally

      The prospect of Washington becoming less politically gridlocked after the midterm elections has cheered the dollar and been...

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