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Frankfurt yuan trading starts on new China platform FRANKFURT: Trading in yuan-denominated securities got underway on the Frankfurt stock exchange Wednesday, hailed as the first such market outside China.The platform, first announced during Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to China last month, is to allow investors in Europe to trade securities denominated in the Chinese currency.It is the first yuan market authorised outside China, according to Han Chen, the platform's joint CEO."The first trades have already taken place in the early hours of market operations," exchange operator Deutsche Boerse said in a statement, after the "China Europe International Exchange" or CEINEX, opened at 9:00am (0800 GMT).The platform is a joint venture between Deutsche Boerse, the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the China Financial Futures Exchange.For now, it offers trading in index-linked funds and "a wide range" of yuan-denominated futures", but more types of securities are to be made available, the joint CEO said.After failing to merge with NYSE Euronext in ...

Forint firms as central bank holds fire, stocks rebound BUDAPEST: The forint firmed a shade as Hungary's central bank kept interest rates on hold as expected, while a jump by OTP Bank shares boosted the country's main stock index to a 6-month high.Hungary led a firming of Central European stocks which tracked a rebound in Asian and Western European equities from a fall on Monday following Friday's Paris attacks.Currencies remained rangebound.After an initial slight easing against the euro, the forint soon reversed its course ...
Russian rouble edges down after rally as oil price concerns weigh MOSCOW: The Russian rouble fell back on Tuesday following a strong rally on Monday, weighed down by concerns about the weak oil price and a potential rise in U.S. interest rates next month.At 0825 GMT, the rouble was 0.4 percent weaker against the dollar at 65.52 and had lost 0.1 percent to 69.81 versus the euro.The rouble had risen by 2.5 percent on Monday, taking its cue from a recovery in oil prices and disregarding ...
Dollar jumps to highest since April LONDON: The dollar surged against the euro for a second day on Tuesday and some dealers said a push above $1.06 per euro might open the way for a swift move to highs hit in the first half of 2015.The Paris attacks had weighed on the euro on Monday but the broader theme of divergent interest rate policy was firmly back in focus on Tuesday ahead of U.S. inflation and German sentiment data.The dollar hit ...
Sterling hits 3-month high vs euro after UK core price blip LONDON: Sterling rose to three months highs against the euro and turned higher against the dollar on Tuesday, after data showed core British inflation rising at a slightly faster pace than expected in October.Official data showed that while headline consumer price inflation came in line with expectations, core inflation, which strips out volatile items, rose 0.3 percent in October, from a month earlier, higher than forecasts of 0.1 percent.Sterling rose to $1.5215 after the data ...
Dollar stuck after jump to seven-month high LONDON: The dollar struggled to make further progress after hitting a seven-month high against the euro on Tuesday while sterling was bolstered by a better than expected readout on core inflation ahead of U.S. numbers later in the day.An early surge by the dollar, building on Monday's 0.5 percent gain, offered hope of an attack on levels around $1.06 against the euro, which dealers say is the main barrier to a swift move back to ...
Russian rouble tracks oil price higher MOSCOW: The Russian rouble rose on Monday, tracking a higher oil price which also helped Russian share indexes overcome global market jitters caused by Friday's Paris attacks.At 0800 GMT, the rouble was 0.7 percent stronger against the dollar at 66.34 and had gained 0.6 percent to 71.37 versus the euro.Brent crude oil, a global benchmark for Russia's main export, was up 0.6 percent at $44.7 a barrel, which traders said reflected heightened risks in the ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,798.49 0.08
Arrow Nasdaq 5,127.52 0.22
Arrow S&P 2,090.11 0.06
Arrow FTSE 6,375.15 0.28
Arrow DAX 11,293.76 0.24
Arrow CAC-40 4,930.14 0.32
Arrow Nikkei 19,883.94 0.30
Arrow H.Seng 22,068.32 1.87
Arrow Sensex 26,128.20 0.65

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