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Latam FX weak on doubts about Fed stimulus  RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil's real and Mexico's peso weakened on Thursday after comments by a US Federal Reserve official tempered hopes for stimulus measures by the Fed in the near future to prop up the world's largest economy. On Wednesday, Federal Reserve minutes showed officials were leaning toward more stimulus soon unless the economy improves, spurring gains in the Mexican peso. However, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, a non-voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, said on CNBC Thursday that US data has been somewhat better since the last Fed meeting and the minutes were "a bit stale." Expectations of impending monetary stimulus measures in the United States tends to drive down yields on Treasuries and boost the appeal of higher-yielding emerging market assets. Mexico's peso lost 0.67 percent to 13.1685 while Brazil's real dipped 0.33 percent to 2.0253 per dollar on Thursday. "Clearly the market is still focused on the Federal Reserve," ...

Euro hits 7-week high vs dollar on Spain aid talks news  NEW YORK: The euro soared to a seven-week high against the US dollar on Thursday on a report that Spain is negotiating with the euro zone over conditions for international aid, although the country has not made a final decision to request a bailout. In the talks aimed at bringing down Spain's borrowing costs, the favored option is that the existing European rescue fund, the EFSF, would purchase Spanish government bonds at primary auctions while the ...
Euro climbs to 7-week high vs dollar on Fed, PMI data  NEW YORK: The euro rallied to a fresh seven-week high against the US dollar on Thursday after Federal Reserve minutes hinted at more monetary easing in the United States while French and German business activity surveys were not as bad as feared. The Fed minutes, released on Wednesday, showed the US central bank may opt for more stimulus, which investors view as a third round of quantitative easing, "fairly soon". But the dollar pared some of its ...
Mexican peso gets hit from US data  MEXICO CITY: The Mexican peso slipped 0.50 percent against the dollar on Thursday after US data showed applications for unemployment insurance rose unexpectedly in the latest week. The peso traded at 13.1451 per dollar. Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...
C$ little changed amid weak data, rate hike doubt  TORONTO: The Canadian dollar was little changed near one-week lows on Thursday, failing to gain traction despite a move lower by the US dollar on speculation about another dose of stimulus by the Federal Reserve. While most currencies gained against the US dollar overnight, the Canadian dollar was mostly flat, weighed by a string of weak economic data and market skepticism that the Bank of Canada can really deliver on its hawkish sentiment. "It seems kind of ...
US dollar pummeled by Fed NEW YORK: The US dollar suffered stinging losses on Wednesday, undermined by the US Federal Reserve saying it is willing to deliver more monetary stimulus "fairly soon" unless the economy improves considerably. Against the greenback, the euro popped to a fresh seven week high, the yen advanced to a one-week peak and the Australian dollar turned a loss into a gain after the Fed released the minutes of its latest meeting. The minutes from the July 31-Aug. ...
Mexico peso up on Fed minutes, Brazil real down  RIO DE JANEIRO: Mexico's peso gained on Wednesday after minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting bolstered bets for another round of monetary stimulus, while Brazil's currency lost slightly. Prompted by concerns about slow economic growth in the world's largest economy, the Fed's meeting minutes from August suggested that central bank was likely to provide another round of stimulus "fairly soon" unless conditions improve. Monetary stimulus in the United States tends to drive down yields on ...

 



 
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