Category Archives: Currencies

Asia shares rebound as fidgety U.S. rate fears shift again

SYDNEY (Wallstreetnews) – Asian shares rebounded on Friday as comments from a Federal Reserve official eased worries about faster rate rises in the United States, while the dollar ticked higher as investors dipped their toes back into riskier assets. Indications

A massive US farming industry fears China trade trouble

One of America’s biggest farming industries fears it could find itself in China’s cross hairs if President Trump keeps ramping up trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies. China is the world’s biggest buyer of US soybeans. It imported

Four triggers could cause a huge cryptocurrency crash

        If it’s true that the bigger they are, the harder they fall, then cryptocurrencies have been gearing up for a tremendous decline. But, then again, maybe this is just the start for the great crypto bull

Wall Street ends higher despite government shutdown threat

NEW YORK  – Wall Street rose on Friday, led by gains in consumer stocks, even as a possible government shutdown loomed. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit record closing highs, while the Dow ended the day higher after trading

HSBC to pay $100 million to settle currency rigging investigation

HSBC holdingson Thursday agreed to pay $101.5 million to settle a U.S. criminal probe into the rigging of currency transactions, which has already led the conviction of one of its former bankers. The payment includes a $63.1 million fine plus

SEC says it’s worried about ‘significant’ issues with cryptocurrency ETF plans

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicated Thursday it would not be open to approving cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds until concerns related to rules aimed at protecting investors are addressed. “We believe … that there are a number of significant investor

Bitcoin briefly dips below $10,000 on Coinbase, and ethereum crashes too

Bitcoin briefly plunged below $10,000 late Tuesday afternoon on Coinbase, after first topping the psychologically key level in late November. Other major digital currencies also sold off sharply. Digital currency ethereum plunged 30 percent Tuesday, to below $1,000, while ripple

Bitcoin-crazy South Korea may face a ban on cryptocurrency trading

Bitcoin trading could soon be outlawed in one of the virtual currency’s biggest markets. The South Korean government is preparing a bill to ban trading in all cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, Justice Minister Park Sang-ki said Thursday. “There are great concerns

China’s premier says 2017 GDP growth expected around 6.9 percent

  ChinesePremierLi Keqiang said the economy is expected to have grown around 6.9 percent last year, according to the official Xinhua news agency. China’s foreign exchange reserves continued to rise last year, while the country’s corporate leverage ratio declined at

Asian shares step back from New Year rally as trade concerns resurface

TOKYO (Reuters) – The New Year rally in Asian shares ran out of steam on Thursday as concerns about the U.S. administration’s protectionist stance hit Wall Street while U.S. bonds were dented by speculation China may curtail buying. MSCI’s broadest