Dollar, Fed minutes in focus

Gold prices held steady early Thursday, after dipping in the previous session on a firmer dollar after minutes of the Federal Reserve’s September meeting reinforced expectations of a tighter U.S. monetary policy. Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,223.13 an ounce at 0107 GMT. On Monday, it touched its highest since July 26 at $1,233.26 an ounce. More...

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By Heather Bender On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Powerful Executives Have Stepped Away From the Saudis. Not SoftBank’s.

“At this point in time, we, like most companies that have a relationship with Saudi Arabia, are watching developments and seeing where this goes,” Mr. Claure told a group of reporters at a tech industry event More...

By Heather Bender On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Chinese yuan weakens further, to its lowest since January of 2017

The PBOC slashed the value of the onshore yuan today at the daily reference rate setting; Early trading has taken the onshore yuan lower still, USD/CNY to above 6.9370 Earlier the US Treasury released its currency More...

By Forex Live On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Close by forex options expiry info for Thursday 18 October 2018

HIGH RISK WARNING: Foreign exchange trading carries a high level of risk that may not be suitable for all investors. Leverage creates additional risk and loss exposure. Before More...

By Heather Bender On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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two headlines, a hit and a miss

The September labour market report is here: I got side-tracked by BOJ Gov Kuroda and his upbeat comment (yeah, just the one 😀 ) Anyway, more on the Aussie jobs report ….. While the employment gain for the More...

By Heather Bender On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Australia’s Investa says Blackstone pulls out of takeover race

(Reuters) – Australian landlord Investa Office Fund (IOF) (IOF.AX) said on Thursday it had been advised by Blackstone Group LP (BX.N) that the private equity giant would not match Canada’s Oxford Properties More...

By Heather Bender On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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South Carolina divers journey deep into sewage tank to fish out clumps of pump-clogging wipes

CHARLESTON, SC — Before you flush a wipe down the toilet, think twice and consider the divers who might have to swim through 80 feet of sewage to pull it out in the future. That’s the message from More...

By Heather Bender On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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Westpac on the NZD/USD – target under 0.64 by year end

An update from Westpac today on the NZD/USD  We remain bearish medium term targeting sub-0.64 by year end The US dollar should continue to strengthen this year if the Fed hikes three more times as we expect. More...

By Heather Bender On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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Treasury Official Charged With Leaking Bank Reports to Journalist

The federal authorities arrested a Treasury Department official on Wednesday and charged her with illegally showing a journalist secret reports about suspicious wire transfers by President Trump’s former campaign More...

By Heather Bender On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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Japan trade balance data for September coming up

Japan trade balance data for September coming up – preview Coming More...

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