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Philippines December inflation accelerates to 3.5% yr/yr

MANILA, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Philippine annual inflation picked up faster than expected to 3.5% in December, driven by the heavily-weighted food and non-alcoholic beverages sector to hit the highest level since February, 2019, the statistics agency said on Tuesday. That brought the full-year 2020 avera

REFILE-Australia job advertisements climb to 18-month high in Dec

(Refiling to remove “embargoed” from headline) SYDNEY, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Australian job advertisements jumped to an 18-month peak in December, recovering steep losses during the pandemic lockdown and auguring well for a continued rebound in employment in coming months. Tuesday’s figures from Austral

Cboe Closes Acquisition of Dark-Pool Operator BIDS Trading

Photo: Bloomberg Chicago-based Cboe (Nasdaq: CBOE) today confirmed it has completed its takeover of dark-pool stock trading platform, BIDS Trading, the largest block-trading ATS by volume in the US, for an undisclosed price. First announced in October, the deal for the alternative trading system (AT

CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises on gains in materials stocks, upbeat manufacturing data

(Adds details; updates prices) Jan 4 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index rallied in the first trading session of the year on Monday, helped by gains in materials stocks, while upbeat factory data for December bolstered optimism around an economic recovery. * The materials sector, which includes pr

GBP/USD targets February 2016 low at 1.3836 – Commerzbank

GBP/USD begins the new year on a positive note and nearing 1.37 – extending its gains after the UK is fully out of the EU, Axel Rudolph, Senior FICC Technical Analyst at Commerzbank, reports. Key quotes “GBP/USD continues to rise after Brexit and should shortly encounter the 1.3712 February 2018 low

Japan stocks start year in red as Tokyo braces for state of emergency

TOKYO, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Japanese shares ended lower on Monday after Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he is considering a state of emergency for Tokyo and surrounding prefectures to contain a spike in local coronavirus infections. The Nikkei 225 Index ended down 0.68% at 27,258.38 in its first tra

AUD/NZD – Anticipated bullish move

If we look at the daily chart of AUDNZD, we can see that there has been a bullish Kumo breakout and future Kumo is bullish, indicating a strong possibility we will see higher prices to come. Looking at Tenkan Sen and Kijun Sen, we can see both are flat suggesting that we are likely to see some conso

Asia shares hit record, Nikkei restrained by risk of Tokyo virus curbs

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets resumed their ascent on Monday as investors pinned their hope on vaccines to eventually deliver a global economic upturn, even as a possible tightening in virus rules for Tokyo pulled Japanese stocks off 30-year highs. After a slow start, MSCI’s broadest index

Will Tether (USDT) Be SEC’s Next Target After Ripple’s XRP?

Photo: FM Since the SEC hit Ripple Labs with the charges of selling unregistered securities, the cryptocurrency community has been wondering what does this move mean. Some argued it was a huge sign that US regulators are set to ramp up oversight of the cryptocurrency space as Bitcoin surges to uncha

S&P 500, Dow close at record highs, dollar gains at end of tumultuous year

NEW YORK (Reuters) -Wall Street advanced on Thursday and the dollar gained ground as investors closed the book on a turbulent year of pandemic, recession and recovery. All three major indexes gained ground, with the Dow and S&P 500 picking up steam in the session’s final minutes to exit 2020 at

U.S. stock funds record $354 million inflow in week -Lipper

(Reuters) - U.S.-based equity funds in the week ended Wednesday posted inflows of $354 million, according to Lipper. Taxable bond funds attracted $9.527 billion, the biggest inflow in eleven weeks, while U.S. money market funds drew $15.32 billion, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Reporting by Alden

USD/JPY Technical Analysis: New Buying Levels

The USD/JPY is about to close 2020 trading on a sharp decline, stable below the psychological support level at 103.00. During yesterday's trading session, it retreated to the 102.96 support. The USD's weakness continued, with increasing investors' risk appetite coinciding with the announcement of th

UPDATE 1-China central bank says to cap property loans by banks

* PBOC asks banks to cap outstanding property loans, mortgages * New rules came as policymakers shift focus back to debt risks * China’s growth has almost recovered to pre-COVID levels * Aims to help banks withstand property market volatility (Adds detail, background) BEIJING, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Chi

GBP/USD prints fresh 2020 highs in the 1.3620s

GBP/USD has ground higher throughout the day on Wednesday as the US dollar has come under pressure. The pair recently printed fresh annual highs in the 1.3620s. GBP is amongst the outperforming G10 currencies today amid UK vaccine optimism. GBP/USD printed fresh annual highs in the 1.3620s in recent

GRAPHIC-RPT-U.S. Treasury yields 2020 drop makes way for slow grind back in 2021

(Repeats to additonal subscribers) NEW YORK, Dec 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasuries market took investors on a bumpy ride in 2020, with yields plunging to historic lows in the early part of the year before a partial grind back in the second half. Investors are looking for yields to edge up further a

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