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US dollar trades near seven-year high against yen

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The US dollar traded near a seven-year high against the yen Monday after Japan’s surprise decision last week to widen its stimulus and speculation that US interest rates could be hiked sooner than later.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets sink further on global economy fears

A woman walks past an electronic board of a local bank showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Global stocks sank under the weight of worries about the possible timing of a U.S. rate hike, economic weakness in China and an impending referendum on Scottish independence. Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 1.9 percent to 24,705.36. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian markets suffered fresh selling pressure Monday while the dollar dipped and oil hit multi-year lows following another round of losses on Wall Street fueled by global growth concerns.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Mickey Mouse currency a money spinner for tiny Niue

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The Pacific nation of Niue has released new coins with images of Disney characters on one side and Queen Elizabeth II on the other – and no, they’re not taking the mickey.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Oil prices slip on increased supply, strong dollar

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Crude prices slipped Monday to multi-year lows owing to a build-up in supplies while the dollar rallied in response to a strong US jobs report, as analysts warned of further losses.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Dollar pushes towards 110 yen in Asia

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The dollar rose Monday after data showed the US economy grew more than first thought in April-June, while it hit a six-month high against the Hong Kong dollar after weekend unrest in the southern Chinese city.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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