Currency Markets

The Latest: Regulation on Facebook currency is likely

Jun 18, 2019

One regulatory expert believes Facebook's new currency will "almost surely" fall under U.S. regulation adopted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

European Central Bank hints at stimulus _ drawing Trump ire

Jun 18, 2019

The European Central Bank's president says that the bank is ready to cut interest rates and could re-start its bond purchase stimulus if the economy needs it.

Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users

Jun 18, 2019

Facebook plans its own digital currency for use by 2 billion-plus people

Euro gains in global use, but dollar still dominates

Jun 13, 2019

The European Central Bank says the euro has gained ground on the dollar as a global currency used for government reserves, rebounding from historic lows as U.S. sanctions deter some countries' use of the U.S. currency

Asian stocks mostly lower after retreat on Wall Street

Jun 12, 2019

Shares have fallen in Asia after U.S. stocks gave up early gains and fizzled in afternoon trading

Asian stocks mixed after Trump threatens Mexico tariffs

Jun 6, 2019

Asian markets mixed after Trump threatens to push ahead with tariffs on Mexican goods

Nonprofits turn to cryptocurrency to help needy Venezuelans

May 22, 2019

Over the past decade, cryptocurrencies like EOS and bitcoin have become popular among investors looking to make large profits or anonymously store money

Stock markets stabilize after tumble over trade dispute

May 14, 2019

Stocks turn higher in European trading as investors take breather from losses over U.S.-China trade war.

Venezuela announces end to exchange controls after 16 years

May 13, 2019

Venezuela has announced the lifting of foreign exchange controls on banks for the first time in 16 years, but some observers are skeptical the measure will do much to lift the shrinking economy

Global markets rise as investors watch US-China trade talks

May 10, 2019

Global shares are mostly higher as investors appear to hope that the United States and China might yet reach a deal to solve their escalating trade war