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23/02 South Africa's rand was slightly weaker on Friday against the dollar, which recovered as U.S. Treasury yields levelled off.  Full story
11h23 China will continue to adopt a proactive fiscal policy and a prudent monetary policy to fulfill its 2018 economic and social development goals, state media Xinhua reported on Saturday, citing a statement from the ruling Communist Party's politburo.  Full story
09h33 Indonesian President Joko Widodo has selected Perry Warjiyo, a deputy governor at Bank Indonesia (BI), as his choice for central bank governor when the current head steps down in May, a senior adviser to the vice president confirmed on Saturday.  Full story
23/02 Oil prices rose on Friday to their highest in more than two weeks, supported by the shutdown of the El Feel oilfield in Libya and upbeat comments from Saudi Arabia that an OPEC-led effort to cut stockpiles is working.  Full story
23/02 The dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Friday, extending its recovery from a three-year low last week, as the potential for a more aggressive U.S. Federal Reserve prompted investors to. . .  Full story
23/02 Mexican stocks led losses across Latin America on Friday as poor economic growth figures there pushed the benchmark IPC index down almost 1 percent during an otherwise quiet day in the region.. . .  Full story
23/02 Sterling edged up against the dollar and euro on Friday but finished the week in much the same place as it had started, with weaker-than-expected economic data being offset by hawkish comments from Bank. . .  Full story
23/02 The Canadian dollar edged higher against its broadly firmer U.S. counterpart on Friday after data showed Canada's inflation cooled less than economists had expected. At 9:51 a.m. EST (1451 GMT), the. . .  Full story
23/02 Shares in Zara fashion chain owner Inditex fell more than 7 percent to a three-year low on Friday after JP Morgan cut its price target for the company weeks before it is due to. . .  Full story
23/02 Polish central bank policymakers with bad memories of deflation may not vote for a rate hike until late 2019 even if inflation temporarily surges to as high as 4 percent, Monetary Policy Council member. . .  Full story
23/02 The Sri Lankan rupee ended slightly firmer on Friday in dull trade as banks' dollar selling on remittance inflows surpassed the importer greenback demand, dealers said.. . .  Full story
23/02 Spain's Banco Sabadell aims to increase its profitability by almost 80 percent over the next three years, buoyed a gentle rise in interest rates and steady growth in banking fees and lending income.. . .  Full story
23/02 Emerging equities ended a choppy week with solid gains but currencies came under pressure as markets were fretting over the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates while investors in Russia awaited key sovereign ratings reviews. . .  Full story
23/02 Sterling edged up against the dollar and euro on Friday but finished the week in much the same place as it had started, with weaker-than-expected economic data being offset by hawkish comments from Bank. . .  Full story
23/02 Taiwan's fourth-quarter balance of payments data, released by the central bank on Friday. Figures are in billions of U.S. dollars.. . .  Full story
23/02 Most Asian currencies recovered some of their recent losses on Friday as a retreat in U.S. Treasury yields boosted risk appetites and pushed regional assets higher. In a sign of. . .  Full story
23/02 South Korea's central bank is widely expected to hold its key interest rate steady at a review next week but appears on course to raise them in May, with the economy on a sustained. . .  Full story
23/02 Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda may have little to cheer about despite landing another five-year term for one of the most influential jobs in the country, if not the world.. . .  Full story
23/02 China's yuan strengthened against the dollar in post-holiday thin trade on Friday, supported by a slightly stronger official guidance rate. The Chinese currency is on course for marginal gains in. . .  Full story
23/02 The Australian and New Zealand dollars slipped on Friday and were on track for weekly losses as investors bet interest rates in the two countries will remain at record lows while the United States. . .  Full story
23/02 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index rose sharply early on Friday, while the won also gained on the local platform. . .  Full story
23/02 Despite strength in Japan's economy, most analysts predict the central bank will keep a key part of its super-easy monetary policy -- the long-term bond yield target -- at zero percent throughout the year,. . .  Full story
22/02 The Canadian dollar weakened to a two-month low against its U.S. counterpart on Thursday after a surprise drop in domestic retail sales supported expectations for the Bank of Canada to leave interest rates on. . .  Full story
22/02 Most U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday, rebounding from a day earlier, and bond yields eased off highs following more cautious talk about the potential for interest rate increases this year.. . .  Full story
22/02 Oil prices rose to two-week highs on Thursday, boosted by data showing a surprise draw in U.S. crude inventories and also by a drop in the dollar.. . .  Full story
22/02 Gold rose on Thursday, snapping four sessions of losses as the U.S. dollar surrendered early gains, though the metal remained lower for the week to date and analysts said they expected trading to be. . .  Full story
22/02 The president of a Swiss foundation that conducted a $232 million online fundraiser for the embattled Tezos cryptocurrency project has stepped down, the foundation said in a statement on Thursday.. . .  Full story
22/02 Sterling rose from a one-week low on Thursday as the dollar slumped towards a session low, although renewed concerns over the state of play in Brexit negotiations checked the British currency's gains.. . .  Full story
22/02 European Central Bank policymakers meeting last month rejected even a token change in the bank's policy message, arguing that it was premature to signal policy normalisation given weak inflation, the minutes of the meeting showed. . .  Full story
22/02 Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves decreased $130 million to $12,704 million in the week ending Feb 16, compared to $12,833.9 million in the previous week, central bank said on Thursday. RESERVES. . .  Full story
22/02 Otkritie Bank needs more capital from the central bank despite an $8 billion rescue package last year, the Russian lender's new chief executive Mikhail Zadornov told Reuters.. . .  Full story
22/02 South Africa's budget measures to raise value added tax (VAT) rate and cut spending was a welcome step, rating agency S&P Global said on Thursday.. . .  Full story
22/02 The dollar inched up to a 10-day high on Thursday after minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve‚Äôs January meeting showed policymakers confident in rising inflation, while the euro was left unmoved by its own. . .  Full story
22/02 Poland sold treasury bonds worth a total of 807 million zlotys ($237.00 million) at a top-up tender on Thursday, attracting investor demand worth 2.36 billion zlotys, the finance ministry said.. . .  Full story
22/02 The Sri Lankan rupee ended slightly weaker on Thursday in dull trade as importer dollar demand outweighed selling of the greenback by exporters. . .  Full story
22/02 British fund managers will require banks and brokers to explain why they pull out of a foreign currency trade at the last minute under new guidelines published on Thursday.. . .  Full story


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