LATEST NEWS : Currency Wars Are Back: 'Export Your Deflation to Someone Else'

Currency wars are back, though this time the goal is to steal inflation, not growth. Brazil Finance Minister Guido Mantegapopularized the term “currency war” in 2010 to describe policies employed at the time by major central banks to boost the competitiveness of their economies through weaker currencies. Now, many see lower exchange rates as a […]

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LATEST NEWS : MegaFon Shifts Cash to Hong Kong Dollars on Sanction Risk

OAO MegaFon (MFON), billionaire Alisher Usmanov’s wireless operator, said it has been shifting cash holdings into Hong Kong dollars, a move people say metals producer OAO GMKNorilsk Nickel (GMKN) is also undertaking, as the U.S. and Europe ratchet up sanctions against Russia. MegaFon decided to keep about 40 percent of its cash in Hong Kong dollars given the global […]

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LATEST NEWS : Europe Deflation Risk Seen by 74% in Global Investor Poll

Financial professionals are optimistic about the global economy, just not as fervent about it as they were at the start of the year. That’s the message from the latest Bloomberg Markets Global Investor Poll, which shows concern about risks ranging from the turmoil in Ukraine to the threat of deflation in Europe. continue reading at bloomberg.com

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Gold Declines as Traders Book Profits After Advance

Gold declined in New York, trimming a monthly advance, as some traders booked profits after prices climbed to a 17-week high and amid speculation a weaker yuan may hurt demand fromChina. Gold is the third-biggest gainer, after coffee and lean hogs, in the Standard & Poor’s GSCI gauge of 24 commodities this year on speculation haven demand […]

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Emerging-Market Shakeout Putting Reserves Into Focus: Currencies

Foreign-exchange reserves are emerging as the latest battleground between traders and developing nations trying to stem the worst rout in their currencies since 2008. Nations with the smallest reserves to fend off currency speculators will continue to see their exchange rates under pressure, options prices show. Of the 31 major currencies tracked by Bloomberg, traders […]

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Fink to Mobius Touting Emerging Stocks Fails to Stem Outflow

For all their recommendations to buy emerging-market stocks, the world’s largest money-management firms haven’t convinced some investors that the worst start to a year since 2009 is over. continue reading at bloomberg.com

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Kazakhstan Devalues Amid Outflows From Emerging Markets

Kazakhstan’s central bank devalued the tenge by the most since 2009 as reduced bond buying by the U.S. Federal Reserve sparks capital outflows from emerging markets and the currency of its main trading partner weakens. continue reading at bloomberg.com

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Mobius Says Emerging-Market Selloff to Deepen Amid Outflows

The worst isn’t over for emerging markets after the benchmark stock index sank to a five-month low and the nations’ currencies tumbled, said Templeton Emerging Markets Group’sMark Mobius. “The negative sentiment is pretty much in place so you can expect a lot more selling,” Mobius, 77, who oversees more than $50 billion in developing-nation assets as an executive chairman at Templeton, […]

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Iran Agrees to Deal With Powers to Curb Nuclear Work

Iran’s accord with world powers to limit its nuclear program in exchange for as much as $7 billion in relief from sanctions left Presidents Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani the task of selling the deal to critics. By agreeing to curtail its nuclear activities, Iran won an easing of certain sanctions on oil, auto parts, gold and precious metals […]

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Moscow Exchange Plans Gold to Silver Trading to Broaden Appeal

“OAO Moscow Exchange will introduce trading of gold and silver as early as this month as part of plans to make metals more accessible to smaller banks by reducing transaction costs. The exchange will quote gold and silver in Russian rubles per gram, with minimum trades starting at 10 grams of gold and 100 grams […]

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