Sterling rebounded against the dollar and euro on Thursday after the Bank of England cut interest rates to 0.1%, helping support the pound after it had sunk to its lowest level since 1985 versus the greenback as investors rushed to hold U.S. dollars.
福利网站The U.S. dollar rallied across the board on Thursday, as worries about the economic fallout from the coronavirus boosted dollar demand despite recent steps by world central banks aimed at alleviating market stress.
福利网站The Swiss National Bank increased its foreign currency interventions to 13.2 billion Swiss francs (11.81 billion pounds) during 2019, nearly six times more than a year earlier, the central bank said on Thursday.
The Australian and New Zealand dollars tumbled to multi-year lows on Thursday as panic selling swept through global assets, leading Australia's central bank to launch a rescue attempt for a sinking bond market.
福利网站Investors took short positions on all Asian currencies for the first time in more than a year, a Reuters poll showed, as an easing bias by most regional central banks and growing fears of a coronavirus-induced recession sapped risk appetite.
福利网站Bezos, Gates and Buffett are still on top on the annual Forbes Billionaires list. But a 'real animosity' is growing against the billionaire class in the United States, Forbes Assistant Managing Editor, Luisa Kroll, tells Reuters. For the full list: www.forbes.com/billionaires. ROUGH CUT. (No reporter narration.)