The U.S. dollar was higher on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump once again went after the Federal Reserve for not cutting interest rates as much as he would like. Trump said in a tweet that the central bank should cut interest rates to zero or less, calling Fed officials “boneheads.” He said negative interest rates would save the U.S. government money on its debt. Central banks in Europe and Japan introduced negative interest rates in order to try to stimulate the economy, but the lower rates have done little to boost growth or raise inflation in the regions. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, gained 0.4% to 98.653.
19 Sep 2019 06:51 PM
The Indian rupee fell against the dollar following an uptick in crude oil prices amid reports that Saudi Arabia had sought crude supply from
19 Sep 2019 04:51 PM
The Bank of England said Brexit uncertainty was causing slack to re-emerge in Britain's economy and damaging productivity, and a failure to reach a transition deal by Oct. 31 could lead to further weakness.
19 Sep 2019 04:18 PM
Indian equity indices closed over 1% lower on Thursday, with financial and metal stocks falling the most, as markets remained wary of government's measures to revive slowing economic growth.
19 Sep 2019 04:10 PM
The euro is trading $1.1065, up from the lows it fell to on Wednesday after the Fed cut rates but signaled no new moves are imminent. Markets are digesting the decision and eyeing several US figures.
19 Sep 2019 03:54 PM
British retail sales unexpectedly fell in August after shoppers bought less online than the month before, when an annual promotion by Amazon appeared to have encouraged them to splash out, official figures showed on Thursday.
19 Sep 2019 02:58 PM
The British pound steadied on Thursday as traders waited the Bank of England monetary policy meeting due later.