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

Asian currencies could be on ‘back foot’ despite U.S. rate cuts: JPMorgan

The U.S. dollar is expected to remain resilient despite possible Fed rate cuts this year. Jackal Pan | Moment | Getty Images Asian currencies could be on the “back foot” this year despite signals that the U.S. Federal Reserve could cut interest rates soon, according to Julia Wang, executive director and global market strategist at … Read more

Japan’s Nikkei hits record high above 40,000; Jesper Koll on more upside

Skyline of Tokyo, Japan. Jackyenjoyphotography | Moment | Getty Images Japan’s Nikkei 225 smashed through the 40,000 level on Monday, soaring past another milestone to a new record high — but it did not surprise Japan expert Jesper Koll who expects another 37% upside for the benchmark stock index. “In my view, it is perfectly reasonable … Read more

Asian currencies that will benefit the most from the Fed’s rate cuts

The portrait of Mahatma Gandhi is displayed on Indian rupee banknotes in an arranged photograph in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Brent Lewin | Bloomberg | Getty Images The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to cut interest rates later this year and, while that may not be good news for the dollar, some … Read more