AUD/USD, EUR/USD Set for Late-April Pivots as Liquidity Returns
AUD/USD, EUR/USD Set for Late-April Pivots as Liquidity Returns
* Rupiah down on importers' dollar bids * Ringgit tracks weaker NDFs, 200-day average may support (Adds text, updates prices) By Jongwoo Cheon SINGAPORE, April 21 (Reuters) - Most emerging Asian currencies ...
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New Generations Federal Credit Union celebrates April as Financial Literacy Month, but the week of April 20th through April 26th is of special importance this year since it is National Credit Union Youth Week™.
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A survey conducted by RetailMeNot and The Omnibus Co. — just in time for Financial Literacy Month – found that just 52 percent of respondents could live for more than a month on what they have socked away in their savings accounts. Many people are in dire need of financial literacy. Trae Bodge, senior editor for The Real Deal blog by RetailMeNot, said: Saving money is just one part of the financial literacy equation.
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China will limit the amount of money consumers can transfer to third-party online payment platforms, aiming to protect banks and consumers from fraud amid an explosion of online and mobile payment transactions. Banks will be obliged to limit how much money an individual can transfer to platforms such as Alibaba Group Holding's Alipay per transaction or on a single day, based on the person's financial status, showed a document issued by the central bank and banking regulator. Lenders such as the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd already limit transfers to Alipay to 50,000 yuan ($8,000) per month, in part to slow deposits leaving for high-yielding money-market funds such as Alibaba's Yu'e Bao. But by June 30, all banks must be prepared to implement transaction limits and also establish a means of verifying consumers' identities when they link their accounts at third-party payment platforms to their bank accounts.
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* Signs of diplomacy seen to ending violence in Ukraine * Yellen stresses need for interest rates to stay low NEW YORK, April 17 (Reuters) - The yen fell on Thursday as efforts toward finding a diplomatic solution to ending violence in eastern Ukraine prompted traders to trim safe-haven yen holdings ahead of the Easter holiday weekend. The yen, to which traders flock during episodes of geopolitical tension, had strengthened this week on fears that rising violence between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian fighters in the eastern part of Ukraine might escalate into a full-blown civil war.
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass announced today it is expanding its University of Alabama-branded Bama® Banking checking and savings accounts, further tapping into fans' desires to express their Crimson Tide pride through everyday activities. Bama Banking initially offered a Crimson Tide Check Card tied to any BBVA Compass consumer checking account, allowing fans to show their pride every time they swiped. Now, the product also includes Bama Checking, Bama Savings and team-branded internet and mobile banking services. Combined with access to the nationwide surcharge-free Allpoint® ATM network, Bama Banking allows customers to conduct almost any banking transaction without visiting a branch.
* Yellen stresses need for interest rates to stay low NEW YORK, April 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar slipped against a basket of currencies on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said low interest rates are needed to support the U.S. economy even though such a policy stand hurts its currency. The greenback also lost ground against the euro and the yen on dwindling trading volume in advance of the Easter holiday. It trimmed earlier losses against those currencies after a stronger-than-expected reading from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve on business activity in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region.
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* Trading winds down ahead of Easter holidays * Yellen stresses need for interest rates to stay low LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) - The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated an accommodative monetary policy stance in comments. In her second public speech as Federal Reserve Chair, Yellen stressed the need for accommodative policy, citing persistently low inflation and economic slack.
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* Trading activity winding down ahead of Easter holidays * Yellen stresses need for interest rates to stay low LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) - The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Thursday after Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen reiterated an accommodative monetary policy stance in comments which gave the euro and the yen a lift. In her second public speech as Federal Reserve Chair, Yellen stressed the need for accommodative policy, citing persistently low inflation and economic slack.
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The yen wallowed at one-week lows against the dollar early on Thursday, having eased broadly overnight as a rally in global stocks dented demand for the safe-haven currency. The yen started its decline in Asia on Wednesday as the Nikkei surged after comments from Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso were seen as suggesting more stock buying by a major government pension fund. The focus overnight was on Janet Yellen.
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Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's success in stoking inflation is changing the way 63-year-old Tokyo housewife Ritsuko Ueda manages her savings. Ueda is one of thousands of ordinary Japanese trying to protect the value of their capital by resorting to currency margin trading, a high-risk way of dealing foreign exchange that uses borrowed money. Individual investors held 767,902 accounts for speculating on currencies in February, the most since July 2005 and up from 595,698 a year earlier, according to Tokyo Financial Exchange Inc. "I have high hopes that Kuroda's next measures will drive yen weakness and stock gains," Ueda said last month at a training seminar in Tokyo organized by Gaitame Online Co., a Japanese currency-trading company focused on the retail market.
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A nationwide survey by Canstar Blue reveals that nearly a quarter of New Zealanders would like to improve their understanding of banking and finance, but don’t know where to go for information. The survey, looking at customer satisfaction with the country’s banks, shows that financial literacy rates improve as people get older, says Derek Bonnar, Canstar New Zealand General Manager. "More than a third of Gen Ys want to improve their understanding of banking and finance, compared to just 16% of Baby Boomers. "Budgeting is a great life skill to have," says Bonnar, "but financial literacy doesn’t stop there.
OLYMPIA, Wash., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Financial Corporation ("Heritage") (HFWA) announced that the Heritage shareholders voted to approve the merger with Washington Banking Company. More than 99% of the shares voting at Heritage's special meeting of shareholders voted in favor of the merger, representing more than 77% of all outstanding Heritage shares. "We are excited that the shareholders recognized the significant value created from this strategic partnership by approving the merger," commented Brian L. Vance, Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Financial Corporation. "We are moving forward to satisfy the necessary closing conditions and look forward to completing the transaction." Upon completion of the merger, each outstanding share of Washington Banking common stock, other than dissenting shares, will be converted into the right to receive, promptly following the completion of the merger, 0.89000 of a share of Heritage common stock and $2.75 in cash. Heritage Financial Corporation is an Olympia-based bank holding company with Heritage Bank, a full-service commercial bank, as its sole wholly owned banking subsidiary.
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* Dollar index firm, dollar/yen holds above recent lows With U.S. 10-year Treasury yields stuck recently in a range of roughly 2.6 to 2.8 percent, the dollar has also been range-bound against the yen, he added.
* Dollar index firmer, dollar/yen holds above recent lows TOKYO/SINGAPORE, April 15 (Reuters) - The dollar inched higher versus a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, staying on firm footing after U.S. retail sales data the previous day signalled a brighter outlook for the U.S. economy. Some caution over tensions in Ukraine may be helping to temper the dollar's gains against the yen, said a trader for a European bank in Tokyo. Investors remained wary of developments in Ukraine, where any escalation might quickly cause risk appetite to evaporate.
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The Australian dollar is back above 94 US cents, getting a boost from better-than-expected US retail sales figures. BK Asset Management managing director Kathy Lien said the US dollar had a weak reaction to the retail data, which helped support the Australian dollar. "After a one-day respite, the Australian dollar resumed its rise against all major currencies. "Today's stronger-than-expected US retail sales report should have been overwhelmingly positive for the greenback and while we did see the dollar appreciate against the euro, it held steady against the Japanese yen and other major currencies after the release."
* Euro dips after ECB flags easing option NEW YORK (Frankfurt: HX6.F - news) , April 14 (Reuters) - The dollar rose against the euro on Monday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi signaled the bank could ease monetary policy further, while strong U.S. retail sales data also boosted the dollar against the yen. "A number of ECB officials are talking in more detail about unorthodox policies," said Alan Ruskin, global head of G10 currency strategy at Deutsche Bank (Xetra: DBK.DE - news) in New York. The statements marked the ECB's strongest signal yet that it would act to head off further gains in the euro.
* Says increases benchmark rate to 9.5 pct from 6.5 pct * Hryvnia lost 38 pct of value since start of year (Updates with change to benchmark rate) KIEV, April 14 (Reuters) - Ukraine's central bank increased its benchmark interest rate for the first time in eight months on Monday in a bid to defend its currency which has lost almost two-fifths of its value since the start of the year due to the conflict with Russia. The central bank hiked the benchmark rate to 9.5 percent from 6.5 percent in its first change since August last year.