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1 Afghanistan Afghani
2 Albania Lek
3 Algeria Algerian Dinar
4 Andorra Euro
5 Angola Kwanza
6 Anguilla East Caribbean Dollar
7 Antigua and Barbuda East Caribbean Dollar
8 Argentina Argentine Peso
9 Armenia Dram
10 Aruba Aruban Guilder/florin
11 Australia Australian Dollar
12 Austria Euro
13 Azerbaijan Azerbaijani Manat
14 Bahamas, The Bahamian Dollar
15 Bahrain Bahraini Dinar
16 Bangladesh Taka
17 Barbados Barbadian Dollar
18 Belgium Euro
19 Belize Belizean Dollar
20 Bermuda Bermudian Dollar
21 Bhutan Ngultrum
22 Bolivia Boliviano
23 Bosnia and Herzegovina Konvertibilna Marka (convertible Mark)
24 Botswana Pula
25 Brazil Real
26 British Virgin Islands Us Dollar
27 Brunei Bruneian Dollar
28 Bulgaria Lev
29 Burma Kyat
30 Burundi Burundi Franc
31 Cambodia Riel
32 Canada Canadian Dollar
33 Cape Verde Cape Verdean Escudo
34 Cayman Islands Caymanian Dollar
35 Chile Chilean Peso
36 Christmas Island Australian Dollar
37 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australian Dollar
38 Colombia Colombian Peso
39 Comoros Comoran Franc
40 Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congolese Franc
41 Cook Islands Nz Dollar
42 Costa Rica Costa Rican Colon
43 Croatia Kuna
44 Cuba Cuban Peso
45 Czech Republic Czech Koruna
46 Denmark Danish Krone
47 Dhekelia Cypriot Pound
48 Djibouti Djiboutian Franc
49 Dominica East Caribbean Dollar
50 Dominican Republic Dominican Peso
51 Ecuador Us Dollar
52 Egypt Egyptian Pound
53 El Salvador Us Dollar
54 Eritrea Nakfa
55 Estonia Estonian Kroon
56 Ethiopia Birr
57 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Pound
58 Faroe Islands Danish Krone
59 Fiji Fijian Dollar
60 Finland Euro
61 France Euro
62 French Polynesia Comptoirs Francais Du Pacifique Franc
63 Gambia, The Dalasi
64 Gaza Strip New Israeli Shekel
65 Georgia Lari
66 Germany Euro
67 Ghana Cedi
68 Gibraltar Gibraltar Pound
69 Greece Euro
70 Greenland Danish Krone
71 Grenada East Caribbean Dollar
72 Guam Us Dollar
73 Guinea Guinean Franc
74 Guyana Guyanese Dollar
75 Haiti Gourde
76 Holy See (Vatican City) Euro
77 Honduras Lempira
78 Hong Kong Hong Kong Dollar
79 Hungary Forint
80 Iceland Icelandic Krona
81 India Indian Rupee
82 Indonesia Indonesian Rupiah
83 Iran Iranian Rial
84 Iraq New Iraqi Dinar
85 Ireland Euro
86 Italy Euro
87 Jamaica Jamaican Dollar
88 Japan Yen
89 Jordan Jordanian Dinar
90 Kazakhstan Tenge
91 Kenya Kenyan Shilling
92 Kiribati Australian Dollar
93 Korea, North North Korean Won
94 Korea, South South Korean Won
95 Kyrgyzstan Som
96 Laos Kip
97 Latvia Latvian Lat
98 Lebanon Lebanese Pound
99 Lesotho Loti
100 Liberia Liberian Dollar
101 Libya Libyan Dinar
102 Liechtenstein Swiss Franc
103 Lithuania Litas
104 Luxembourg Euro
105 Macau Pataca
106 Macedonia Macedonian Denar
107 Madagascar Madagascar Ariary
108 Malawi Malawian Kwacha
109 Malaysia Ringgit
110 Maldives Rufiyaa
111 Malta Maltese Lira
112 Marshall Islands Us Dollar
113 Mauritania Ouguiya
114 Mauritius Mauritian Rupee
115 Mayotte Euro
116 Mexico Mexican Peso
117 Micronesia, Federated States of Us Dollar
118 Moldova Moldovan Leu
119 Monaco Euro
120 Mongolia Togrog/tugrik
121 Montenegro Euro
122 Montserrat East Caribbean Dollar
123 Morocco Moroccan Dirham
124 Mozambique Metical
125 Namibia Namibian Dollar
126 Nauru Australian Dollar
127 Nepal Nepalese Rupee
128 Netherlands Euro
129 Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antillean Guilder
130 New Caledonia Comptoirs Francais Du Pacifique Franc
131 New Zealand New Zealand Dollar
132 Nicaragua Gold Cordoba
133 Nigeria Naira
134 Niue New Zealand Dollar
135 Norfolk Island Australian Dollar
136 Northern Mariana Islands Us Dollar
137 Norway Norwegian Krone
138 Oman Omani Rial
139 Pakistan Pakistani Rupee
140 Palau Us Dollar
141 Panama Balboa
142 Papua New Guinea Kina
143 Paraguay Guarani
144 Peru Nuevo Sol
145 Philippines Philippine Peso
146 Pitcairn Islands New Zealand Dollar
147 Poland Zloty
148 Portugal Euro
149 Puerto Rico Us Dollar
150 Qatar Qatari Rial
151 Russia Russian Ruble
152 Rwanda Rwandan Franc
153 Saint Helena Saint Helenian Pound
154 Saint Kitts and Nevis East Caribbean Dollar
155 Saint Lucia East Caribbean Dollar
156 Saint Pierre and Miquelon Euro
157 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines East Caribbean Dollar
158 Samoa Tala
159 San Marino Euro
160 Sao Tome and Principe Dobra
161 Saudi Arabia Saudi Riyal
162 Serbia Serbian Dinar
163 Seychelles Seychelles Rupee
164 Sierra Leone Leone
165 Singapore Singapore Dollar
166 Slovakia Slovak Koruna
167 Slovenia Euro
168 Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Dollar
169 Somalia Somali Shilling
170 South Africa Rand
171 Spain Euro
172 Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Rupee
173 Sudan Sudanese Dinar
174 Suriname Surinam Dollar
175 Svalbard Norwegian Krone
176 Swaziland Lilangeni
177 Sweden Swedish Krona
178 Switzerland Swiss Franc
179 Syria Syrian Pound
180 Taiwan New Taiwan Dollar
181 Tajikistan Somoni
182 Tanzania Tanzanian Shilling
183 Thailand Baht
184 Timor-Leste Us Dollar
185 Tokelau New Zealand Dollar
186 Tonga Pa’anga
187 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad And Tobago Dollar
188 Tunisia Tunisian Dinar
189 Turkmenistan Turkmen Manat
190 Turks and Caicos Islands Us Dollar
191 Uganda Ugandan Shilling
192 Ukraine Hryvnia
193 United Arab Emirates Emirati Dirham
194 United Kingdom British Pound
195 United States Us Dollar
196 Uruguay Uruguayan Peso
197 Uzbekistan Uzbekistani Soum
198 Vanuatu Vatu
199 Venezuela Bolivar
200 Vietnam Dong
201 Virgin Islands Us Dollar
202 Wallis and Futuna Comptoirs Francais Du Pacifique Franc
203 West Bank New Israeli Shekel
204 Western Sahara Moroccan Dirham
205 Yemen Yemeni Rial
206 Zambia Zambian Kwacha
207 Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Dollar

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Wall Street set for higher open as bond markets calm; PMIs in focus

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By Elizabeth Howcroft

LONDON (Reuters) – European shares jumped on Monday as bond yields stayed below their recent spikes, while risk assets also rallied and Wall Street futures indicated the optimism would continue into the U.S. session.

The rise in European shares followed solid gains in Asian stock markets and saw the STOXX 600 up 1.2% by 1202 GMT. London’s FTSE 100 1.1% higher and Germany’s DAX up 0.7%.

The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 49 countries, rose 0.4%, recovering from the previous session’s multi-week low.

The much-anticipated $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Saturday, and now moves to the Senate.

In the bond market, key yields fell from highs seen last week when market participants became wary that when economies re-open from coronavirus lockdowns a combination of massive government stimulus and pent-up consumer demand will cause inflation to accelerate.

The U.S. 10-year treasury yield was down around 3 basis points at 1.429% at 1207 GMT, having dropped from Thursday’s one-year high of 1.614% – although it did edge up slightly overnight.

Germany’s benchmark 10-year Bund yield was down around 5 basis points, also below last week’s spike.

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“I think more than anything, people were spooked at the speed of the rise, rather than anything else,” said Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets UK.

“The markets are pricing in a (U.S.) rate hike for next year, and a couple in 2023, and that’s what the Fed needs to push back against – and they haven’t done that aggressively enough.”

He said markets were being boosted by expectations that U.S. Federal Reserve officials due to speak in coming days will provide stronger verbal signals against the rise in bond yields.

“There is little doubt in my mind that central banks will eventually lean quite hard against a sustained rise in yields,” wrote Deutsche Bank strategist Jim Reid in a note to clients.

“They simply can’t afford to see it happen with debt so high.”

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PMI data for February is also in focus this week. Germany’s factory activity rose to its highest level in more than three years last month, driven by higher demand from China, the United States and Europe.

Manufacturing in Japan grew at its fastest pace in more than two years in February, as strong orders led to the first output rise since the start of the pandemic.

But China’s factory activity grew at a slower pace than in the previous month, missing market expectations, after COVID-19 related disruptions earlier in the year.

Oil prices jumped on Monday, with Brent crude futures and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures both up around 1% at 1221 GMT.

Front-month prices for both contracts touched 13-month highs last week. Both contracts ended February 18% higher.

The dollar rose, gaining 0.3% against a basket of currencies by 1222 GMT. The Australian dollar – which is seen as a liquid proxy for risk appetite – recovered some recent losses.

Wall Street looked set for a higher open, with S&P 500 futures up 1.1%. Nasdaq futures were up 1.3% at 1223 GMT, suggesting a recovery for tech stocks.

Bitcoin recovered some recent losses, up 5% at around $47,676 at 1227 GMT.

Also helping sentiment was news that deliveries of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine should start on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Howcroft, editing by Ed Osmond and Susan Fenton)

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We need more crypto companies to IPO to increase digital asset scrutiny and adoption

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The potential and pitfalls of paying your way in crypto

By Stephen Ehrlich, Co-Founder and CEO at Voyager Digital

As a publicly listed digital asset trading business, the recent announcement of Coinbase’s IPO has naturally put a spotlight on us at Voyager Digital and we welcome their move as it will improve trust, transparency and above all, adoption of digital assets. It is imperative that the crypto asset space ups its game as there’s still a great deal of scepticism and concern in respect to their legitimacy or even purpose. This scepticism comes even at a time when several well-known household institutional names have entered the space in 2020.

But there are more than just signs that the mood is changing, with even some of the die-hard naysayers starting to accept that Bitcoin and crypto assets are here to stay.

The regulators are slowly coming to the table with the introduction of new rules, for example the US’s SEC is looking to impose greater KYC (Know Your Customer) on crypto wallet providers and France, a vocal advocate of the emerging blockchain technology and digital asset space, is looking to implement anonymity measures to fight money laundering activity.

Stephen Ehrlich

Stephen Ehrlich

Being a publicly listed company naturally provides an extra level of transparency and today there are quite a few digital asset focused public companies ranging from Bitcoin miners, crypto investment companies and in Voyager Digital’s case, crypto brokerage firms that allow investors to buy and sell crypto.

Over the Christmas and holiday period Bitcoin has continued its stratospheric rise showing further evidence that investors are hungry for alternative assets. With traditional markets being closed for public holidays, people have had time to read, research and because crypto-assets trade 24/7 they can take action. So while many around the world will have been trying to forget the trials and tribulations of a torrid 2020 by gorging on turkey or goose and opening presents, many investors will have been buying Bitcoin.

This is a trend we expect to continue well into 2021 and beyond. As people become more accepting of the digital asset space and adoption increases, more crypto based businesses will pursue the IPO route and become public companies. This process should become a self-fulfilling prophecy, bringing a greater proportion of the space under the regulatory regimes of stock exchanges and allowing anyone to dig deep into the business, providing greater scrutiny.

But this expansion will present regulators across the globe with multiple challenges. As Bitcoin and other crypto-assets are borderless, it allows brokers such as Voyager the ability to expand quickly, providing secure trading platforms to meet the demand of wider adoption. Regulatory hurdles will be overcome though as we are already seeing forward-thinking Central Banks and established regulators embracing this new asset class and the technology underpinning them. By working with regulators, established crypto businesses and in particular publicly listed ones, can help forge the way for the industry.

The future for crypto assets, Bitcoin in particular, looks bright and we look forward to playing a major role.

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Risk currencies, bitcoin recover as yields steady

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By Julien Ponthus

LONDON (Reuters) – The Australian dollar and other riskier currencies rebounded against the U.S. dollar on Monday as U.S. Treasuries recovered from last week’s losses.

The benchmark 10-year U.S. bond traded at 1.4153%, well off Thursday’s one-year high of 1.614%.

“The bond market and risk assets are showing signs of stabilisation after the big sell-off last week”, ING analysts commented, expecting that “the dollar’s corrective rally should pause for breath”.

Equities and commodities sold off last week as the debt rout unsettled investors and lifted demand for safe-haven currencies, including the U.S. dollar. [MKTS/GLOB]

Early today, the risk-friendly Australian dollar jumped 0.5% to $0.7743 following a 2.1% plunge on Friday.

The Reserve Bank of Australia will hold its monthly policy meeting on Tuesday, and markets expect it to reinforce its forward guidance for three more years of near-zero rates.

The New Zealand dollar strengthened 0.46% to $0.7259, recovering some of Friday’s 1.9% slide.

The dollar index rose 0.26% to 91.02 after posting its biggest surge since June on Friday.

The euro fell 0.12% to $1.2056, after dropping 0.9% at the end of last week, the most since April.

Pressure has been growing on the European Central Bank to act against rising yields in the euro zone. Traders will focus on a speech later this afternoon by President Christine Lagarde.

“There is little doubt in my mind that central banks will eventually lean quite hard against a sustained rise in yields. They simply can’t afford to see it happen with debt so high”, Deutsche Bank strategist Jim Reid told his clients in a morning note.

The British pound drew additional support from bets on a faster vaccine-led economic recovery. Resurgent risk appetite pushed the safe-haven Japanese yen to a six-month low versus the dollar.

Sterling rose 0.17% to $1.3945.

Against the yen, the dollar hit a six-month high of 106.70.

In cryptocurrency markets, bitcoin rose 4% to $47,069 but was still off a record high of $58,354.14 hit on Feb. 21.

(Reporting by Julien Ponthus, editing by Larry King)

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