The Saudi riyal fell sharply against the US dollar in the forward foreign exchange market early on Monday after relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran deteriorated, raising concern that dollar funding for the kingdom could become more expensive
Turkey's lira plumbed a new record low against the US dollar on Wednesday after the central bank failed to assuage investor concerns about its ability to defy political pressure and lift rates.
The lira has lost around 19 per
Oil fell about 2 per cent on Friday as a rallying dollar and profit-taking ahead of a long US holiday weekend cut short a two-day run-up in crude prices.
Heating oil, a proxy play for diesel, also fell almost lost 2 per cent while
DP World, one of the world's biggest port operators, will hold meetings with investors in the United States, Britain and the UAE from Thursday before a possible benchmark US dollar bond issue, a document from lead managers showed on Tuesday.
Crude oil prices closed down on Friday, with benchmark Brent losing its most in a week since January, as a resurgent dollar and fear of a US rate hike diverted attention from the shrinking number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States.
Microsoft Corp on Monday reported a fall in its quarterly profit, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of the strong US dollar.
Shares of the wo
The dollar was on track to end 2014 with a gain of 12 per cent against a basket of major currencies, and anticipated US interest rate hikes may strengthen its appeal in the new year.
This year's gain will be the dollar's l
Oil prices tumbled as much as 5 per cent on Wednesday, pushing US crude to five-year lows near $60 a barrel after data showed a spike in US inventories and Saudi Arabia's oil minister reiterated that he has no plans to cut output.
Brent crude futures fell to near $92 a barrel on Monday, extending this year's rout that saw the international benchmark hit a 27-month low in the previous session due to a strong US dollar and ample oil supply.
Brent lost nea
Two Gulf Arab borrowers have attracted heavy investor demand for international bond sales in the past two weeks, but higher yield premiums are prompting many other potential issuers in the region to seek alternative funding sources.