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Saqib Iqbal Ahmed

Corporate currency hedging slows as FX volatility slumps

May 09 2019

NEW YORK The striking calm in foreign exchange markets in recent months has led some U.S. multinational companies to scale back on guarding against currency gyrations, potentially leaving them vulnerable if volatility rebounds from near five-year lows.

Sleepy equity options jolted by renewed U.S.-China trade tensions

May 07 2019

NEW YORK Months of calm in U.S. stocks gave way to a surge in activity in the options market on Tuesday as investors spooked by escalating trade tensions between the United States and China boosted Wall Street's so-called fear gauge to the highest level in three months.

Dollar eases versus major currencies after Trump's tariff threats

May 06 2019

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar slipped to a five-week low against the yen and fell versus other currencies on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would sharply raise tariffs on Chinese goods this week, risking the derailment of trade talks between Washington and Beijing.

FOREX-Dollar rides safe-haven flows on Trump tariff threats; yen up

May 06 2019

* Yen rises to five-week high vs. U.S. dollar (New throughout, updates rates and adds comments post-U.S. market open; new byline, changes dateline, previous LONDON)

Soft U.S. inflation data gives dollar rally pause

Apr 26 2019

NEW YORK The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Friday, snapping a three-day streak of gains, after an overall strong U.S. first-quarter growth report was overshadowed by soft inflation data.

FOREX-Dollar hit as weak inflation data takes shine off first-quarter GDP numbers

Apr 26 2019

* Sterling on pace to end week down 0.5% on Brexit woes (New throughout, updates rates and adds comments post-U.S. market open; new byline, changes dateline, previous LONDON)

Dollar advances vs euro as upbeat U.S. data supports

Apr 25 2019

NEW YORK The dollar climbed to a near two-year high against the euro on Thursday, as upbeat U.S. data fed demand for the greenback and traders awaited the release on Friday of U.S. gross domestic product data for the first quarter of 2019.

FOREX-Dollar rises vs euro as upbeat U.S. data supports

Apr 25 2019

* Sterling stuck near 10-week low on Brexit woes (New throughout, updates rates and adds comments post-U.S. market open; new byline, changes dateline, previous LONDON)

German business sentiment drop hits euro; dollar broadly stronger

Apr 24 2019

NEW YORK The euro slumped to a 22-month low against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday after a surprise drop in a leading indicator for economic activity in Germany highlighted the divergence between economic data in the United States and the euro zone.

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