World Economic Forum — News Archive


Japanese Yen Flat on EU Trade Deal, World Economic Forum Index

The Japanese yen is trading flat midweek after several mixed news reports came out pertaining to the world’s third-largest economy. While a new poll shows economists fear upcoming trade spats with the US will impact the Japanese economy, a new study discovered that Tokyo remains one of the most competitive places in the world today.

Chinese Yuan Strengthens Despite Economic Warnings at WEF

The Chinese yuan is strengthening midweek against its American counterpart, despite warnings from officials about the national economy. The Chinese economy was a key subject of discussion at this year’s annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Tianjin. This comes as the world’s two largest economies slapped tariffs on both of their exports on Tuesday.

GBP/USD Rallies to New Highs on Positive UK Jobs Report

The GBP/USD currency pair today rallied to new highs above the 1.4100 level last witnessed before the historic Brexit vote. The pound rallied higher against the greenback buoyed by the positive UK labour market report released early in the European session.

Euro Rallies to 3-Year Highs Against US Dollar on Mixed Eurozone PMIs

The euro today rallied to 3-year highs against the US dollar after the release of upbeat flash PMIs from different Eurozone countries by Markit Economics. The manufacturing activity across the Eurozone slowed down in January as measured by the PMI, while the composite and services PMIs registered new all-time highs.