May to Win Biggest Tory Victory Since Thatcher: Poll – The Independent
Theresa May looks on course for a definitive victory over Jeremy Corbyn in the general election, as the final poll for The Independent shows her party enjoying a 10-point lead over Labour.
Ex-HSBC Banker Scott Arrested in U.K. in American FX Case – Bloomberg
While his former colleague was arrested as he was about to board a plane at a New York City airport in July, Stuart Scott, the former head of HSBC Holdings Plc’s currency trading in Europe, has remained free at home in suburban London.
ECB to Keep Taps Open as Economic Outlook Uncertain – Reuters
The European Central Bank is likely to keep the money taps fully open at its meeting on Thursday as inflation remains below its target despite stronger economic growth in the euro zone.
Qatari Currency at Weakest Since ’98; Peg Under ‘Unprecedented Pressure’ – Financial Times (subscription)
The Qatari riyal fell to its weakest level in almost two decades on Friday morning, straining the central bank’s currency peg as the government’s diplomatic rift with its Gulf neighbours – described by ratings agency Moody’s as “the worst since the creation of the Gulf Cooperation Council in 1981″ – entered its fourth day.
Bill Gross Says Market Risk Is Highest Since Pre-2008 Crisis – Bloomberg
U.S. markets are at their highest risk levels since before the 2008 financial crisis because investors are paying a high price for the chances they’re taking, according to Bill Gross.
Dollar Stabilizes Ahead of Comey’s Testimony – Wall Street Journal (subscription)
The dollar firmed on Wednesday, a day ahead of highly-anticipated testimony from former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey.
Yen Strengthens as BOJ Ponders Communications on Stimulus Exit – Bloomberg
The yen rose and Japanese bonds fell as the central bank was said to be re-calibrating its communications to acknowledge it’s thinking about how to handle a withdrawal from monetary stimulus.
Bitcoin’s Valuation Is Confusing Currency Analysts – Bloomberg
Bitcoin is gold for millennials. Or maybe it’s that generation’s fine wine and collectible art. Or just a bubble waiting to burst.