Turkish markets are ‘on the verge of a renaissance moment,’ Citi says

Golden Horn and Bosphorus at sunset, Istanbul, Turkey Matteo Colombo | Digitalvision | Getty Images Investors who ran from Turkey in droves over the last several years may want to start heading back, the latest report from Citi on the country’s nascent signals. After more than half a decade of dramatically depreciating currency, burning through … Read more

Malaysia won’t use monetary policy as tool to prop up ringgit

Malaysia will not use monetary policy as a tool to shore up its currency, according to the central bank’s deputy governor. Bank Negara’s Adnan Zaylani Mohamad Zahid said the country’s monetary policy decisions will be determined by economic growth and the inflation outlook. “We won’t use interest rates as a tool to somewhat defend the … Read more

Japan’s yen had a rollercoaster week amid suspected intervention

An undated photographic illustration of Japanese yen and the U.S. dollar bank notes. Glowimages | Glowimages | Getty Images The Japanese yen weakened to levels not seen in 34 years against the U.S. dollar on Monday, only to rebound and likely clock its best week in more than a year. Here is what happened. The … Read more

China Nio shares soar 20% as EV deliveries more than double in April

Nio’s ET5 stands on display at the Central China International Auto Show on May 25, 2023, in Wuhan, China. Getty Images | Getty Images News | Getty Images Shares of Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio Inc jumped 20% Thursday after its vehicle deliveries more than doubled in April. Hong Kong-listed shares of the company jumped … Read more

Asia’s first spot bitcoin and ether ETFs debut in Hong Kong

Representations of cryptocurrency Bitcoin are placed on a PC motherboard in this illustration taken June 16, 2023.  Dado Ruvic | Reuters Hong Kong on Tuesday launched six spot bitcoin and ether exchange traded funds — becoming the first in Asia to offer retail investors the ability to trade the cryptocurrencies at spot prices. The cryptocurrency … Read more

Japanese yen hits fresh 34-year low despite verbal intervention from authorities

The Japan flag is juxtaposed against a Japanese yen bank note. Javier Ghersi | Moment | Getty Images The yen slipped past 155 against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, touching a new 34-year low against continued strength in the greenback. The weakness comes as the Bank of Japan is due to release its monetary policy … Read more

Bank of America not bullish on Asian currencies, cites ‘chaotic era’

A Japanese 1,000 yen banknote sits on a pile of South Korean won banknotes for an arranged photograph at a Woori Bank Co. branch in Seoul, South Korea. SeongJoon Cho | Bloomberg via Getty Images Bank of America is bearish on a slew of Asian currencies and neutral at best on others, as the investment … Read more

Bank of Korea chief says won volatility a little ‘excessive’

The Bank of Korea will intervene to control currency volatility if needed, the central bank’s chief told CNBC, describing the recent market fluctuations as a little “excessive.” Central bank governor Rhee Chang-yong said external factors are fueling the Korean won‘s movement. “I think the recent movement is a little bit excessive judging from what we … Read more

Nigeria’s central bank hikes interest rate to 24.75% as it battles sky-high inflation, currency crisis

A pedestrian in the Lagos Island district of Lagos, Nigeria, on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday hiked its key interest rate by 200 basis points, as Africa’s largest economy looks to recover from a historic currency crisis and soaring inflation. The CBN announced … Read more

Indian bonds are to be included in global indexes. Is this a gamechanger?

An undated editorial illustration of the Indian rupee and the Indian flag. Anand Purohit | Moment | Getty Images The decision to include Indian government bonds in two prominent global indexes recently is being viewed as a shot in the arm for the rapidly growing country and is expected to bring in billions of inflows. … Read more