Category: Forex

Dollar Down With Investors Looking to Thursday’s ECB Meeting

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The dollar was down on Thursday morning in Asia, ahead of the ECB meeting taking place later in the day. The U.S. Dollar Index that tracks the greenback against a basket of other currencies edged down 0.10% to 93.165 by 11:54 PM ET (4:54 AM GMT). The euro held onto gains against the greenback ahead of the meeting, […]

Reliance Communications’ resolution in limbo as DoT raises objection

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The Department of Telecommunications has objected to the resolution plan for Reliance Communications, as well as its unit Reliance Telecom, at the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Mumbai. The NCLT has adjourned its hearing on the resolution plan for the firms till August 21. The Department of Telecommunications will file written submissions by then. According to the resolution plan […]

U.S. Economy Shrinks by Historic 32.9%; Jobless Claims Rise Again

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The U.S. economy contracted by an unprecedented annualised rate of 32.9% in the second quarter, the Commerce Department reported Thursday, the worst decline since the Great Depression as the coronavirus pandemic hammered consumer spending. Economists had forecast a slightly larger decline of 34.1% after a 5% contraction in the first quarter, although they warned that the figure […]

Dollar finds footing as Sino-U.S. tensions escalate

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The dollar crept off milestone lows against other majors on Thursday, and held on to gains against the yuan, as heightened Sino-U.S. tension put a bit of caution into currency markets. China has vowed to respond and the escalation in tension between the world’s two largest economies sent the yuan on its sharpest slide in nearly […]

Trump replaces campaign manager amid slide in opinion polls

By Administrator_India Capital Sands President Donald Trump demoted his longtime campaign manager on Wednesday, a move aimed at shoring up his re-election bid as he trails Democratic candidate Joe Biden in opinion polls less than four months before the Nov. 3 vote. In a Facebook post, Trump said campaign manager Brad Parscale would be replaced by Bill Stepien, who has been […]

U.S. Treasury blasts records with $3 trillion borrowing need this quarter

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday said it plans to borrow nearly $3 trillion in the second quarter of 2020 – more than five times larger than the previous record – as the federal government spends at a frantic pace to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus on the U.S. economy. In a statement, Treasury said […]

Trump says up to 100,000 Americans may die from coronavirus

By Administrator_India Capital Sands U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he now believes as many as 100,000 Americans could die in the coronavirus pandemic, after the death toll passed his earlier estimates, but said he was confident a vaccine would be developed by the year’s end. Trump alternated during a two-hour virtual town hall broadcast by FOX News between […]

Europe Pushes Higher on Virus Hopes, Chinese Data

Europe Pushes Higher on Virus Hopes, Chinese Data

By Administrator_India Capital Sands European stock markets pushed mostly higher Tuesday, as traders returned from the Easter break hopeful the coronavirus outbreak may be peaking.  At 3:35 AM ET (0735 GMT), the DAX in Germany rose 1.1%, France’s CAC 40 was up 0.5%, while the FTSE 100 in the U.K. underperformed, falling 0.1%. The broader based Stoxx 600 Europe index climbed 0.8%.  The number of confirmed cases of […]

Gold eases on rising risk appetite as new virus cases fall

Gold Down Despite Continued COVID-19 Fears

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Gold prices in Asia were down in Asia on Thursday morning despite the continuing economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 virus. The yellow metal could not hold onto its steady gains from the previous session as gold futures dropped by 0.11% at $1,82.45. For the third day in a row, prices for the yellow metal were in sync with stocks. The two prices […]

Two more NYSE floor traders test positive for coronavirus: memo

By Administrator_India Capital Sands At least two more New York Stock Exchange floor traders tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday despite measures taken to prevent people infected by the virus from entering the exchange while it remained physically open last week. Given the possibility of exposure, and consistent with local, state, and federal government guidance, we recommend that all […]