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Gold rallies as dollar sinks

Gold for August delivery (CNS:GCQ3) climbed $39.40, or 3.2%, to $1,286.60 an ounce in electronic trade. The signal that the Fed will likely maintain an accommodative policy stance boosted gold prices, as quantitative easing by the Fed and other central banks worldwide has been seen as supporting a rally in gold in recent years.

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Dijsselbloem: Eurozone willing to provide additional aid to Greece

Eurogroup president opposed to new haircut on Greek debt Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem expressed his strong opposition to a possible new haircut on the Greek debt. Speaking to five European newspapers Dijsselbloem said that “Greece will repay the loans it has received” and that the deletion of the Greek debt, ...

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Brent near 3-month peak

Brent crude steadied around three-month highs on Thursday, supported by expectations the Federal Reserve will keep its stimulus programme to aid the U.S. economy, while a sharp decline in crude inventories lifted U.S. oil to near 16-month peaks.

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Eurozone unemployment hits new high

Unemployment in the crisis-stricken euro bloc rose to 12.2% for April, according to Eurostat, the statistics office of the EU. At 24.4%, youth unemployment was double the wider jobless rate and up from 24.3% in March. The problem was most extreme in Greece where almost two-thirds of those under-25 are ...

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Nationalised Bankia has now lost 99% of its stock exchange value since it was listed 22 months ago

Spain’s banking crisis wiped out billions of euros of family savings on Tuesday as small investors who bought shares in the nationalised Bankia were finally able to trade them – but at only a fifth of their original price. The wipeout on Madrid’s stock exchange means that Bankia, which was ...

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China opens Aussie dollar direct trading

Australian dollar is the third currency to trade directly with the renminbi, the latest step in the internationalisation of China’s currency

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CFTC is investigating potential manipulation of interest rate contracts

The US regulator has issued subpoenas related to the benchmark for swaps

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Bank of Japan 2% Inflation Goal Is Unrealistic

Pacific Investment Management Co.’s Bill Gross said the Bank of Japan’s goal to reach a 2 percent inflation target in two years using its record bond-buying program may be “unrealistic.

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Soros Joins Gross in Warning Kuroda Plan Risks Yen Rout

Billionaire investor George Soros and Bill Gross, who runs the world’s biggest bond fund, warned the Bank of Japan (8301)’s plan to end deflation risks creating a rout in the yen.

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FOREX-Yen hits one-month high as factory data dents dollar

The yen shot to a one-month high against the dollar on Tuesday after softer-than-expected U.S. manufacturing data prompted investors to sell the greenback. But further gains for the Japanese currency could be limited as investors wait to see what the Bank of Japan (BOJ) will deliver at its April 3-4 ...

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