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Marc Chandler
Emerging Markets: What Has Changed
By Marc Chandler - Oct 03, 2013

Brazilian central bank sounds more hawkish; Moody’s sounds more bearish Bank of Israel will increase its dollar purchases to $3.5 bln in 2014 The Colombian central bank reduced its dollar ...

Marc Chandler
Three Keys To China
By Marc Chandler - Oct 03, 2013

There are three key points to be made about China. First, China has adopted a number of measures toward greater liberalization of the capital markets. Second, the rebound in the real economy has been ...

Dean Popplewell
US Jobless Claims Beat Forecasts
By Dean Popplewell - Oct 03, 2013

Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, indicating U.S. employers were maintaining staff counts in the days leading up to the government shutdown. Jobless...

Benzinga
Day 3 Drags On USD
By Benzinga  - Oct 03, 2013

The gridlock between Democrats and Republicans in the US looked unlikely to ease as the US headed into its third day of a Federal government shutdown. The dollar fell to eight month lows on the ...

James Chen
Warning Issued Over U.S. Debt Ceiling
By James Chen - Oct 03, 2013

Goldman Sachs' boss Lloyd Blankfein has warned that the US debt ceiling needs to be increased if an "extremely adverse" reaction is to be avoided. The US government has gone into shutdown mode after ...

Philippe d'Arvisenet
ECB: Say It Again   
By Philippe d'Arvisenet - Oct 03, 2013

The ECB left the key policy rates unchanged in October. During the press conference, Mario Draghi tried to remain as dovish as he was in September. The inflation outlook is subdued and the economic ...

Marshall Gittler
Daily Commentary: October 3, 2013
By Marshall Gittler - Oct 03, 2013

The dollar was lower across the board this morning as investors woke up to the possibility that not only might the budget stalemate drag on, but also it could continue into the fight over the debt ...

ActionForex
Dollar Stays Soft On Budget Impasse
By ActionForex - Oct 03, 2013

The dollar remains soft against other major currencies in Asian session today. After a meeting between US president Obama and congressional leaders, there was still not resolution on the fiscal ...