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Illegal immigration a dominant theme at Republican forum even without Trump| Reuters

Aug 04, 2015 at 07:31 | Source: FirstPost

MANCHESTER, N.H. There was no Donald Trump but his top issue, illegal immigration, was a dominant theme on Monday for 14 Republican presidential candidates who tested their messages at a New Hampshire forum to start a pivotal week on the campaign tra...

Asian shares edge down, oil stabilises after rout| Reuters

Aug 04, 2015 at 06:45 | Source: FirstPost

TOKYO Asian shares edged lower on Tuesday after downbeat economic data pressured Wall Street ahead of key U.S. jobs data later this week that could provide a key clue to the timing of the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate increase. Crude oil price...

Greek stocks bashed on return, China woes go on for commodities| Reuters

Aug 04, 2015 at 02:30 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON The Greek stock market slumped when it reopened on Monday after being shut down for five weeks, while weak data from China helped push oil prices to their lowest in six months and Asian stocks close to their 2015 lows.Surveys showed China's fa...

Weak oil, soft data weigh on U.S. stocks| Reuters

Aug 04, 2015 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

U.S. stocks added to their losses on Monday as oil prices touched a six-month low and data showed the U.S. economy lost some momentum at the end of the second quarter.Energy stocks were the biggest losers among the main S&P sectors, recording the...

Wall St lower on weak data, slump in oil prices| Reuters

Aug 04, 2015 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

Wall Street was lower on the first trading day in August as oil prices touched a six-month low and data showed U.S. economy lost some momentum at the end of the second quarter.Oil prices hit six-month lows earlier in the day, knocked by fresh evidenc...

Gold falls 1 pct as dollar rises on Fed rate expectations| Reuters

Jul 31, 2015 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON Gold fell 1 percent on Thursday to a near a 5-1/2-year low as the dollar rose after data showed the U.S. economy improved in the second quarter, supporting views the Federal Reserve would lift rates by year-end.The U.S. Commerce Department sai...

Gold steadies as investors seek cues on U.S. rate hike timing| Reuters

Jul 30, 2015 at 04:45 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON Gold steadied on Wednesday as the dollar softened, but was still trading around a 5-1/2-year low hit last week as investors awaited the outcome of a Federal Reserve's meeting for cues on the timing of the first U.S. rate rise in nearly a decad...

Global stocks, dollar climb as Fed sees improving economy| Reuters

Jul 30, 2015 at 02:45 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK Global equity markets rose on Wednesday, lifted by strong U.S. and European corporate earnings and a Federal Reserve statement that said the U.S. economy continues to strengthen, adding to expectations that an interest rate hike is getting c...

Big-bang Q1: Infosys may be breaking from its past troubles with Sikka magic

Jul 22, 2015 at 09:04 | Source: FirstPost

After thefirst-quarter earnings of Infosys, nay-sayers may have tosit up and take noticebecause there are signs thatthe company is finally turning around many quarters of poor show.The company reported a 5 percent increase in quarterly net profit, bo...

Big-bang Q1: Sikka magic may be helping Infosys break away from past troubles

Jul 22, 2015 at 02:04 | Source: FirstPost

After thefirst-quarter earnings of Infosys, nay-sayers may have tosit up and take noticebecause there are signs thatthe company is finally turning around many quarters of poor show.The company reported a 5 percent increase in quarterly net profit, bo...

Gold slides to eight-month low as U.S. rate rise looms| Reuters

Jul 18, 2015 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold fell to an eight-month low on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve's reiteration that interest rates were likely to rise this year pushed the dollar index to a seven-week high.Stocks worldwide rose on strong corporate earnings...

Investors welcome Greek bailout approval; Yellen lifts dollar| Reuters

Jul 17, 2015 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON Stocks rose and euro zone bond yields fell on Thursday as investors welcomed Greek parliamentary approval of a bailout plan, while the dollar hit a six-week high after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reinforced expectations for a U.S. rate ...

Euro sluggish after Greece approves bailout plan, dollar up on Yellen | Reuters

Jul 16, 2015 at 07:30 | Source: FirstPost

TOKYO The euro edged lower on Thursday after Greece's parliament approved the austerity plan demanded by its lenders, while the U.S. dollar firmed as the Federal Reserve chief did not waver from her views that a rate hike was on the cards this year.T...

Gold holds near four-month low as U.S. rate hike looms| Reuters

Jul 16, 2015 at 07:15 | Source: FirstPost

MANILA Gold hovered near its lowest level since March early on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated that a U.S. interest rate increase is likely this year.FUNDAMENTALS* Spot gold XAU= was off 0.1 percent at $1,147.85 an ounce ...

Asia shares mostly higher after Greek vote, dollar up after Yellen| Reuters

Jul 16, 2015 at 06:45 | Source: FirstPost

TOKYO Asian stocks were mostly higher on Thursday after the Greek parliament approved a bailout plan while the dollar stood tall after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reinforced expectations for a U.S. rate hike.Japan's Nikkei .N225 rose 0.5 perce...

Gold falls as the dollar pares losses ahead of Yellen's testimony| Reuters

Jul 15, 2015 at 02:45 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold eased on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar came off its lows and the market awaited Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's semi-annual testimony to Congress on Wednesday and Thursday, which may provide more signals about a looming rate ri...

Fed rate hike may come as early as September, Rosengren says| Reuters

Jul 11, 2015 at 22:15 | Source: FirstPost

REUTERS - One of the Federal Reserve's most dovish officials said on Friday that September may turn out to be the right time to raise interest rates if the U.S. economy continues to improve, and he set a relatively high hurdle for delaying the move u...

IMF lowers global growth forecasts, cites U.S. weakness| Reuters

Jul 10, 2015 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund on Thursday trimmed its forecast for global economic growth for this year to take into account the impact of recent weakness in the United States.But the global financial institution said growth prospects fo...

India to beat China again as fastest-growing in 2016: IMF

Jul 09, 2015 at 20:56 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: India will be the world's fastest growing economy for the second consecutive year in 2016 at 7.5 percent, IMF today said, even as it lowered its current year global economy growth forecast to 3.3 percent.In its World Economic Outlook Upda...

Wall St sharply lower on China fears; NYSE suffers outage| Reuters

Jul 09, 2015 at 02:30 | Source: FirstPost

U.S. stocks ended sharply lower on Wednesday as market turmoil in China eclipsed Greece's debt crisis, while the New York Stock Exchange suffered a major outage.Fears that a rout in Chinese stocks could seriously harm the country's economy and spread...

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