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FOREX-Yen benefits as dollar faces expectations for an accommodative Fed

*Investors eye Germany's ZEW expectation index. LONDON, March 19- The Japanese yen rose on Tuesday, benefiting from a U.S. dollar hit by concern over the U.S. economy and expectations that the Federal Reserve will prove accommodative at a meeting this week. The euro also profited from the weaker dollar, adding 0.2 percent to $1.1348.

Source: Reuters

Why this strategist says the sterling could remain buoyant

Rodrigo Catril of NAB says there is "clearly no appetite" for a hard Brexit from the U.K. and Europe, which is likely to be good for the pound.


JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs are getting more bullish on India

India has the "best growth story" among global emerging markets, said J.P. Morgan, as Goldman Sachs raised its rating on Indian stocks to "overweight" in a Monday report.


Dollar near two-week low before Fed meeting, yen strengthens

The dollar was on the defensive on Tuesday, weighed by growing expectations the Federal Reserve would adopt a more accommodative policy outlook this week and concerns over slower U.S. economic growth.

Source: Reuters

FOREX-Dollar weaker on dovish Fed bets, sterling seesaws

*Investors' immediate focus on Germany's ZEW expectation index. TOKYO, March 19- The dollar was under pressure on Tuesday, weighed by growing expectations the Federal Reserve would shift to a more accommodative policy stance this week and concerns about slower U.S. economic growth. Masafumi Yamamoto, chief currency strategist at Mizuho Securities, said while...

Source: Reuters

Asia markets tepid ahead of Fed meeting

Shares in Asia were tepid on Tuesday, ahead of a closely watched meeting by the U.S. Federal Reserve set to kick off later in the day stateside.


EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks rise, FX firms as Brazil stocks scale new highs

March 18- Latin American stocks surged on Monday with Brazil stocks scaling new highs and Argentine shares jumping 3 percent, while regional currencies firmed ahead of the U.S. "The Fed meeting should reinforce the dovish overtures made since the start of the year," said Mazen Issa, a senior FX strategist at TD Securities. Brazil's real rose 0.6 percent with...

Source: Reuters

FOREX-Dollar steady ahead of Fed's interest rate decision

*Pound falls as parliament bans another vote on same Brexit deal. NEW YORK, March 18- The U.S. dollar was little changed against a basket of currencies on Monday, sticking close to a two-week low, as caution about the American economy and expectations for an accommodative Federal Reserve kept the greenback subdued. "The Fed will be the big news this week, and the market...

Source: Reuters

UPDATE 2-Third time unlucky? Pound falls as parliament bans another vote on same Brexit deal

LONDON, March 18- Sterling dropped below $1.32 on Monday after the speaker of Britain's parliament said Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal could not be voted on again unless a different proposal was submitted. The move by parliamentary speaker, John Bercow, saw the pound shed half a percent with investors saying it had hurt May's chances of getting her EU...

Source: Reuters

Cboe to stop listing bitcoin futures as interest in crypto trading cools

Cboe Global Markets has decided to stop adding new bitcoin derivitives.