LONDON: Sterling fell to a three-month low against the dollar on Friday, hit by a raft of soft data out of the UK this week that has made investors more doubtful that the Bank of England will raise interest rates soon. It also lost ground against the lower-yielding euro, which was supported by an unwinding of carry trades, as global stocks traded in the red. The euro tends to do well during a risk-off environment as investors unwind risky carry trades, in which they sell a lower-yielding currency to buy a higher-yielding one or riskier asset.
LONDON: The dollar rose to a one-week high against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, boosted by hawkish comments by U.S. Federal Reserve officials and safe-haven demand following Tuesday's attacks in Brussels. Three-month sterling implied volatility soared as investors prepared for turbulence exactly three months before a referendum on Britain's EU memberhip. The currency had been been the biggest loser among major currencies on Tuesday, with the events in Brussels seen boosting the "Brexit" campaign.
LONDON: Gold rose more than one per cent on Tuesday as the dollar reversed gains and European stocks fell and investors assessed the impact of China's move to devalue its currency and prop up its economy. Beijing allowed the yuan to fall to its lowest level in nearly three years after a run of poor economic data, with the central bank describing the move as a "one-off depreciation" of nearly 2 per cent. China's rate decision triggered a sharp but short-lived retreat in gold to a session low of $1,093.25 an ounce.
National Bank of Greece (ADR) (NYSE:NBG) stock dived over 14% to close at $0.37 on Thursday. The bearish momentum did not stop here, as the stock dropped a further 9.70% to $0.33 in extended trading yesterday, as of 07:59 PM EST.
As extensively reported over the past two days, this weekend's "last chance" Greek negotiations reached a roadblock after talks broke down after just 45 minutes. Creditors deemed the renewed reform proposals from Greece as inadequate as the troubled nation stands firm that they will not budge on pension cuts or VAT increases ahead of the June 18th European finance minister meeting.
By Keith Bradsher and Chris Buckley HONG KONG: For nearly three years, President Xi Jinping of China has crushed opposition by silencing and often locking up anyone who dares defy the government. But that aura of invincibility has been shaken by stock market speculators who have made a mockery of efforts to halt a steep slide in share prices.
Shares of integrated circuits designer Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) are up 8.12%, at $63.64, in early trading, after the company this morning was upgraded to ‘Overweight’ from ‘Equal Weight’ at Barclays. Approximately 5 million shares have already changed hands, compared to the stock’s average daily volume of 2.08 million shares. During today’s trading session, Analog […]View the full post at: Analog Devices (ADI) Stock Hits 14 Year High
Today, European data shattered two long held beliefs by Markit and in general, unthinking economists everywhere.
European recession would be mild
Germany would continue to diverge from the rest of Europe
Markit reports Eurozone sees stronger rate of decline at start of second quarter
Shares of Facebook, Inc. (FB) hit a new 52-week high on Friday, printing the tape at $95.39. That’s a 44.18% rise, or $29.23 per share, from the 52-week low of $66.16 set in July 21, 2014. The stock closed at $94.97 at the end of Friday’s trading session, printing a one-year return of 43% and […]View the full post at: Facebook’s (FB) Stock Hits New 52-Week High