Forex News Round Up

Latin American currencies weakened on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar strengthened worldwide after hitting a three-year low last week. Currencies from Brazil , Mexico and Colombia weakened between 0.3 percent and 0.9 percent. The Chilean peso was barely changed as profit-taking partially offset the global upswing in the U.S. currency….

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Gold prices were clobbered on Tuesday, with the commodity booking its sharpest daily decline in more than a year, against a backdrop of a strengthening dollar and stabilizing equities. April gold GCJ8, -1.78% fell $25.10, or 1.9%, to $1,331.20 an ounce, marking the sharpest drop for actively traded futures since…

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Oil prices were mixed Tuesday, with the U.S. benchmark gaining ground on its global counterpart thanks to Canadian pipeline problems. West Texas Intermediate futures for April delivery CLJ8, +0.10%  rose 53 cents, or 0.9%, to $62.08 a barrel. Brent crude LCOJ8, -0.84% the global benchmark, lost 8 cents, or 0.1%,…

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A new British party inspired by French President Emmanuel Macron’s movement launched a campaign on Monday to thwart Brexit by convincing MPs to block any EU withdrawal deal Prime Minister Theresa May can strike.Sandra Khadhouri, together with fellow Renew party members James Clarke and James Torrance, speaks at the launch…

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Cryptocurrencies are a nascent asset class and could fall violently at any time, the founder of blockchain network Ethereum warned on Saturday. “Reminder: cryptocurrencies are still a new and hyper-volatile asset class, and could drop to near-zero at any time,” Vitalik Buterin said on Twitter. “Don’t put in more money…

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Bitcoin broke through the $11,000 mark over the weekend for the first time since the end of January as its price continues to slowly rise following a violent sell-off at the start of the month. The price of the cryptocurrency went as high as $11,279.18 on Sunday, its most elevated…

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Venezuela will launch a pre-sale of its commodity-backed “petro” cryptocurrency on Tuesday. President Nicolas Maduro hopes the country’s own digital currency will help it to make financial transactions and get around Western sanctions. Both the United States and the European Union have imposed economic sanctions on Venezuela over their opposition…

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A senior Bank of Canada official says the central bank is looking at how the high levels of household and public debt could pose a challenge to how it manages monetary policy. In a speech to the Manitoba Association for Business Economists, deputy governor Lawrence Schembri says high debt levels…

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Tax cuts are still making homebuilders feel better, even as mortgage rates rise to the highest level in more than four years. Builder confidence was unchanged in February from the prior month, remaining at 72 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Anything above 50…

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