Financial Times  1 hr ago  Comment 
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Wall Street Journal  4 hrs ago  Comment 
What will test Beijing’s resolve to keep the currency on its currently predictable path is the next move by Janet Yellen, who arguably has more influence over Chinese policy right now than her colleagues in Beijing.
MarketWatch  7 hrs ago  Comment 
The dollar edged higher against the euro on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted that the ECB could push interest rates further into negative territory.
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The Economic Times  Jun 1  Comment 
The domestic currency had opened a tad higher at 67.24 from yesterday's closing level of 67.26 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market on bouts of dollar selling.
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 1  Comment 
Series of key events in the coming days can turn the currency volatile
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See also Currency Pairs.

A currency is a unit of exchange that can be used to purchase goods and/or services in one or more countries. With the notable exception of the European Union, most countries have a monopoly over the production and supply of their respective currencies.

Depending on the way a country manages its currency in the foreign exchange market, it can be either fixed rate (as in China) or floating rate (as in the United States) with respect to other currencies. In a fixed rate regime, the currency's value is matched to the value of another currency, a basket of currencies or some other measure of value (like gold) - in such cases, the country's central bank will trade the currency to maintain the fixed exchange rate - for example, by agreeing to always exchange a fixed amount of the country's currency for a fixed amount of the currency to which it's pegged. In a floating rate regime, supply and demand dictates the currency's exchange rate, and the currency's value will fluctuate on the basis of the country's balance of trade, deficits, interest rates, and other factors

Current exchange rates are called spot prices. In contrast, Exchange rates set for currency transactions in the future are called forward prices. These prices are generally specified in forward contracts that are used by cross-border companies to hedge against currency risk.

This is the chart for Euros per 1 U.S. Dollar. Scroll down for a list of other currencies on Wikinvest.

Currencies on Wikinvest


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