Category: Forex

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 […]

Tough Days May Lie Ahead for One of Asia’s Worst Equity Markets

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Thailand, one of Asia’s worst major equity markets this year, has suffered from the trade war, a severe drought and a delay in the government’s budget. Yet worse may lie ahead as the coronavirus pandemic triggers closures of cinemas, schools, sports clubs, gymnasiums and restaurants, with many people working from home. Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy has […]

China halve tariffs U.S.

China to halve tariffs on some U.S. imports as virus risks grow

By  Administrator_India, Capital Sands China on Thursday said it would halve additional tariffs levied against 1,717 U.S. goods last year, following the signing of a Phase 1 deal that brought a truce to a bruising trade war between the world’s two largest economies. While the announcement reciprocates the U.S. commitment under the deal, it is also seen by analysts as […]

Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Masayoshi Amamiya speaks during a Reuters Newsmaker event in Tokyo

BOJ must be ready to issue digital currencies: deputy governor Amamiya

By  Administrator_India, Capital Sands The Bank of Japan must be ready to issue digital currencies if rapid technical advances in settlement systems boost public demand, its deputy governor said, leaving open the chance of issuing central bank digital currencies (CBDC) in the future. Masayoshi Amamiya said the BOJ had no immediate plans to issue CBDCs as various factors must be […]

Strong winds and scorching heat reignite Australia’s bushfire danger

By Administrator_India, Capital Sands. Soaring temperatures and strong winds stoked bushfires in Australia’s southeast on Thursday, with Sydney forecast to hit 41 degrees Celsius (105.8 Fahrenheit) following a few days of cooler weather. A fire in the Snowy Mountains region and one in the Bega Valley on the south coast of New South Wales (NSW) state both flared up, with […]

Safe-haven currencies retreat as U.S., Iran seen defusing crisis

By Ritu, Capital Sands The Japanese yen and Swiss franc retreated on Thursday as the United States and Iran backed away from the brink of further conflict in the Middle East. U.S. President Donald Trump responded overnight to an Iranian attack on U.S. forces with sanctions, not violence. Iran offered no immediate signal it would retaliate further to a Jan. […]

Oil hovers near three-month high on trade optimism, supply cuts

By Ritu, Capital Sands Oil prices trickled a fraction lower on Tuesday but remained near a three-month high as investors kept the faith with hopes that a fully fledged U.S.-China trade deal is in the pipeline and set to stoke oil demand in the world’s biggest economies. Brent crude oil futures had slipped by three cents to $65.31 a barrel […]

Pound Gains on Brexit Optimism as Focus Shifts to Trade Talks

By Ritu, Capital Sands Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here. The pound rallied for a second day amid optimism a speedy resolution to the Brexit deadlock is in store after the Conservative Party’s election victory. Sterling advanced against all its major peers after Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak said […]

Asian Markets Mixed as Lighthizer Says No Date is Set for Phase Two Talks

By Ritu, Capital Sands Asian markets were mixed on Monday morning in Asia as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizersaid the phase one Sino-U.S. trade deal is “totally done,” but no date is set for the next phase two talks. China’s Shanghai Composite slipped 0.1% by 11:35 PM ET, while the Shenzhen Component gained 0.6%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index dropped 0.3%. […]

Brexit relief for UK economy might not last long

By Ritu, Capital Sands Britain’s economy will cast off some of the Brexit uncertainty that has held it back since 2016 after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s election triumph, but the risk remains of another “cliff-edge” showdown with Brussels in a year’s time. With Britain’s exit from the European Union on Jan. 31 now a foregone conclusion, the question for investors […]