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Forex News and Rumors

Euro Gains Favor Over Dollar

Demand for the euro has increased significantly since the US government and the federal reserve adopted a policy of quantitative easing [1] to boost the economy. US government spending is expected to add more than $2 trillion to natinal debt which is forecast to pass $12 trillion next year. More [2]

Stock Futures Increase Ahead of Geithner’s Announcement

Stock market index futures [3] jumped overnight with bank and financial stocks leading the way. US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is expected to provide more details on the governments much-anticipated plan to relieve banks of toxic assets and provide more liquidity for the US economy. More [4]

Oil Prices Continue to Climb

Buoyed by today’s announcement providing more detail on the US Treasury Department’s bank rescue plan, investors hope to see a subsequent increase in oil prices. In London, futures Brent North Sea crude for May delivery rose to $52.50 a barrel – the highest price since January. More [5]

Canadian Oil Giants Plan Merger

Suncor Energy and Petro-Canada – two of Canada’s largest companies active in the Canadian “oil patch” – have announced a tentative merger that will create a new company with a market capitalization worth more than CA$43 billion (US$35 billion). More [6]

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