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StockBeat: Dovish Fed, Dominant Tories Push Europe Markets Higher
By Ritu, Capital Sands European stocks found their feet again on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signalled that it’s likely
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Forex – U.S. Dollar Slips After Fed; Pound Gains Ahead of ECB Meeting, Election
By Ritu, Capital Sands The U.S. dollar index that tracks the greenback against a basket of other currencies slipped 0.1%
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Pound slips on UK poll projections, dollar eyes Fed
By Ritu, Capital Sands The British pound slipped early on Wednesday after a poll showed a narrowing lead for Prime
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Federal Reserve Interest Rate Decision December 10-11 Preview: Watching for the Projection Materials
By Ritu, Capital Sands No expectation for a change in the fed funds target rate. US economy has strengthened since
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Stocks Slip While U.S. Futures Drift With Bonds: Markets Wrap
By Ritu, Capital Sands Stocks fell in Europe while U.S. equity-index futures fluctuated in the countdown to major central bank
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Dollar steadies as investors brace for key risk events
By Ritu, Capital Sands The dollar and yen held the safe-haven high ground on Tuesday, with investors on edge ahead
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Oil prices slip as weak China exports highlight trade war impact
By Ritu, Capital Sands Oil prices fell on Monday after data showed that Chinese exports declined for a fourth straight
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Dollar bolstered by U.S. jobs data, markets look to trade talks
By Ritu, Capital Sands. The dollar held firm on Monday after data showed surprise strength in the U.S. jobs market,
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Good, Bad and Ugly: Decisive Week May Set Course for Currencies
By Ritu, Capital Sands The next week could set the tone for the $6.6 trillion-a-day currency market in 2020.The geopolitical
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Forex – U.S. dollar Unchanged Ahead of Job Report
By Ritu, Capital Sands The U.S. dollar was unchanged on Friday in Asia as traders awaited the release of the
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Asian Markets Gain Ahead of U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls Data
By Ritu, Capital Sands. Asian markets gained in morning trade on Friday ahead of the release of U.S. nonfarm payrolls
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OPEC and allies prepare to deepen oil output cuts
By Ritu, Capital Sands OPEC and its allies led by Russia were moving closer on Thursday to agreeing to deeper
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Asian currencies fueled by new trade optimism
By Ritu, Capital Sands Asian currencies made something of a comeback on Thursday morning in Asia as optimism about a
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Forex – Dollar Near 1-Month Lows as Trade War Fears Ramp Up
By Ritu, Capital Sands The U.S. dollar was trading near one-month lows on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump warned
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Gold Prices Up; Trade Deal Might Come After 2020 Election
By Ritu https://capitalsands.com/ Gold prices were supported by a fresh round of uncertainty of the US-China trade deal on Wednesday
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France and EU ready to fight back over U.S. tariff threat, ministers say
By Ritu, Capital Sands France and the European Union are ready to fight back over the latest U.S. tariff threats
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Gold trades marginally lower, awaiting trade talk cues
By Ritu, Capital Sands Gold traded marginally lower on Tuesday morning in Asia, hovering around the $1,468 range as the
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Oil jumps on Chinese factory growth, hopes for deeper OPEC cuts
By Ritu, Capital Sands Oil prices rose more than 1% on Monday as signs of rising manufacturing activity in China
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USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Sellers focused on spinning top near multi-week high
By Ritu, Capital Sands USD/CHF declines after registering a bearish candlestick formation the previous day. Buyers look for sustained trading
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Yen gains, yuan falls as Hong Kong tensions muddy trade progress
By Ritu, Capital Sands The safe-haven yen rose against the dollar after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law support
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Asian shares climb on Trump trade deal comments
By Ritu, Capital Sands Asian shares rose on Wednesday as upbeat signals from Sino-U.S. trade talks fanned hopes of an
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Asian shares climb on Trump trade deal comments
By Ritu, Capital Sands Asian shares rose on Wednesday as upbeat signals from Sino-U.S. trade talks fanned hopes of an
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REFILE-FOREX-Dollar hits 1-week high on yen as U.S.-China trade deal hopes rise
By Ritu, Capital Sands. The dollar held an upper hand against the yen on Tuesday as optimism on a trade
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares regain footing as mood swings on trade
By Ritu, Capital Sands Asian shares made guarded gains on Monday as investors dared to hope for some progress in
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FOREX-Dollar slips as Chinese comments marginally boost risk appetite
By Ritu, Capital Sands The dollar was marginally down on Friday and risk appetite boosted by statements from China on
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Oil falls from 2-month high as U.S.-China trade doubts dominate
By Ritu, Capital Sands Oil prices were toppled from their highest in nearly two months on Friday by doubts over
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Trade War Threatens Tech Sectors in China and Silicon Valley
By Ritu, Capital Sands While the U.S-China trade war rages on, the tensions are exposing growing rifts between China and
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PRECIOUS-Gold edges up on concerns of delay in U.S.-China trade deal
By Ritu, Capital Sands  Gold prices inched up on Thursday, supported by concerns that U.S. bills on Hong Kong could
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Trade friction, oil drive European shares to worst day in six weeks
By Ritu Capital Sands European stocks were on track for their worst day in six weeks on Wednesday, as a
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Asia shares trapped in a trade maze, oil nurses losses
By Ritu, Capitals Sands Asian shares stumbled on Wednesday as the Sino-U.S. trade talks produced nothing but a stream of
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Asian shares mixed as doubts grow on elusive U.S.-China trade deal
Asian share markets were mixed on Tuesday, as another day awaiting clearer news on the progress of U.S.-China trade negotiations
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New UAE law is a way out of debt trap: All you need to know
Insolvency law approved by the UAE Cabinet aims to protect individuals who are in debt. Legal experts have hailed the
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StockBeat: Dovish Fed, Dominant Tories Push Europe Markets Higher

By Ritu, Capital Sands European stocks found their feet again on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signalled that it’s likely to remain on hold throughout next year, seemingly convinced that historically low jobless rates won’t create enough inflationary pressure to warrant a rate hike. By 5 AM ET (1000 GMT), the benchmark Stoxx 600 was up 0.3% at 407.50, while ...
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Forex – U.S. Dollar Slips After Fed; Pound Gains Ahead of ECB Meeting, Election

By Ritu, Capital Sands The U.S. dollar index that tracks the greenback against a basket of other currencies slipped 0.1% to 97.035 by 10:02 PM ET. Overnight, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) left its benchmark rate unchanged in the range of 1.5% to 1.75%. "Committee judges that the current stance of monetary policy is appropriate to support sustained expansion ...
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Pound slips on UK poll projections, dollar eyes Fed

By Ritu, Capital Sands The British pound slipped early on Wednesday after a poll showed a narrowing lead for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party in an election later in the week, while U.S. dollar movement looked to the Federal Reserve's policy meeting. Investors were also focusing on what U.S. President Donald Trump will do with U.S. tariffs on nearly ...
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Federal Reserve Interest Rate Decision December 10-11 Preview: Watching for the Projection Materials

By Ritu, Capital Sands No expectation for a change in the fed funds target rate.US economy has strengthened since the October FOMC.Market interest will be on the Fed’s rate and GDP estimates for 2020 and 2021. The Federal Reserve will finish its scheduled two day meeting of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) on Wednesday December 11th. The governors ...
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Stocks Slip While U.S. Futures Drift With Bonds: Markets Wrap

By Ritu, Capital Sands Stocks fell in Europe while U.S. equity-index futures fluctuated in the countdown to major central bank meetings and a deadline on fresh China tariffs. Treasuries and the dollar were steady. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index opened lower for a second day as almost every industry sector traded in the red. Contracts for the main American gauges ...
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Dollar steadies as investors brace for key risk events

By Ritu, Capital Sands The dollar and yen held the safe-haven high ground on Tuesday, with investors on edge ahead of a looming tariff deadline, the UK election and upcoming central bank meetings in Europe and the United States. Front of mind is whether Washington will go ahead with a fresh round of tariffs on Sunday, or whether a deal ...
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Oil prices slip as weak China exports highlight trade war impact

By Ritu, Capital Sands Oil prices fell on Monday after data showed that Chinese exports declined for a fourth straight month, sending shivers through a market already concerned about damage being done to global demand by the Sino-U.S. trade war. Brent futures (LCOc1) were down 21 cents, or 0.3%, at $64.18 per barrel, after gaining about 3% last week on ...
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Dollar bolstered by U.S. jobs data, markets look to trade talks

By Ritu, Capital Sands. The dollar held firm on Monday after data showed surprise strength in the U.S. jobs market, but the currency was restrained from moving higher by worries about an escalation in the U.S.-China trade war. The dollar index stood almost flat at 97.706 in mid-Asian trade, after rising 0.3% on Friday. The euro traded at $1.10575, after ...
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Good, Bad and Ugly: Decisive Week May Set Course for Currencies

By Ritu, Capital Sands The next week could set the tone for the $6.6 trillion-a-day currency market in 2020.The geopolitical risks that have shaped foreign exchange this year -- Brexit and the U.S.-China trade war -- are approaching a critical point, according to Credit Agricole SA. The U.K. will vote for a government on Thursday to negotiate the next phase ...
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Forex – U.S. dollar Unchanged Ahead of Job Report

By Ritu, Capital Sands The U.S. dollar was unchanged on Friday in Asia as traders awaited the release of the latest U.S. job report, which is due at 8:30 AM ET (13:30 GMT). The U.S. dollar index that tracks the greenback against a basket of other currencies was unchanged at 97.380 by 1:30 AM ET (05:30 GMT). Analysts tracked by ...
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