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Euro burdened by Greece, uncertainty high| Reuters

Jul 01, 2015 at 05:45 | Source: FirstPost

SYDNEY The euro remained on the defensive in Asia on Wednesday as Greece became the first developed economy to default on a loan with the IMF, setting the scene for another day of uneasy action in markets.Still, it surprised no one when the Internati...

Oil prices seen steady despite Greek crisis, Iran| Reuters

Jul 01, 2015 at 01:30 | Source: FirstPost

REUTERS - Oil prices are likely to be stable for the rest of this year and climb in 2016 and 2017 as global demand picks up, shrugging off setbacks from the Greek debt crisis and the possible lifting of sanctions on Iran, a Reuters poll forecast on T...

U.S. stocks bounce, euro falls as Greek deadline looms| Reuters

Jul 01, 2015 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK Stocks on Wall Street rose in choppy trade on Tuesday and a global equities gauge ticked up, while the euro remained under pressure as Greece grappled with a looming deadline on a debt payment to the IMF.Greece submitted a new two-year aid p...

World's markets brace for Wednesday's leap second| Reuters

Jun 30, 2015 at 23:45 | Source: FirstPost

SINGAPORE Financial markets around the world will open on Wednesday with a tinge of apprehension, not just because of developments in Greece or China, but because of an extra second.A "leap second" is being added to the world's clocks at m...

U.S. stock futures up, euro sags as markets eye Greece| Reuters

Jun 30, 2015 at 05:45 | Source: FirstPost

TOKYO U.S. stock futures edged up and the euro sagged in early Asian trading on Tuesday as Greece lurched toward defaulting on a debt payment due later in the session, raising the likelihood of the cash-strapped nation's exit from the euro zone.Greec...

Greek crisis pushes oil to around $62, hits three-week low| Reuters

Jun 30, 2015 at 01:45 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON Oil fell more than $1 to around $62 per barrel on Monday, touching its lowest in three weeks, as Greece shut its banks and imposed capital controls, causing investors to flee from riskier assets and darkening the demand outlook. Brent crude wa...

Wall Street falls as Grexit fears grow, volatility spikes| Reuters

Jun 30, 2015 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

U.S. stocks extended their losses in heavy trading on Monday, adding to a global selloff, after a collapse in Greek bailout talks intensified fears that the country could be the first to exit the euro zone.All three major indexes fell more than 1 per...

Stocks, euro slip; caution ahead of more Greek talks| Reuters

Jun 27, 2015 at 03:45 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK World stock markets slipped and the euro fell on Friday, with investors cautious ahead of a meeting in Europe that could decide whether Greece will default on loans.The S&P 500 ended nearly flat, though shares of U.S. chipmakers fell aft...

US bond yields rise on Greece optimism; stocks slip| Reuters

Jun 27, 2015 at 01:30 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK World stock markets slipped on Friday, in part on weakness in technology shares, while signs of a possible agreement between Greece and its creditors sent U.S. bond yields to nine-month highs by curbing demand for safe-haven U.S. debt.Shares...

Rains rally Asia crops in El Nino year, but relief seen short-lived| Reuters

Jun 26, 2015 at 03:30 | Source: FirstPost

SINGAPORE Surprisingly strong rains in an El Nino year, typically marked by droughts inparts of Asia, have eased concerns of a lower crop output in the region. But weather forecasters are not convinced, warning of severe dryness in the autumn months....

U.S. stock futures, dollar stable as markets eye Greece | Reuters

Jun 25, 2015 at 06:30 | Source: FirstPost

TOKYO U.S. stock futures and the dollar were steady in early Asian trade on Thursday, with investors on ice ahead of a meeting of European Union leaders later in the session as Greece continued its last-minute efforts to avert a default. Athens's tal...

Gold slips to two-week low as buyers await news on Greece| Reuters

Jun 24, 2015 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON Gold edged lower on Wednesday as the dollar pared earlier losses versus the euro, while traders took to the sidelines to await news on Greece's negotiations with its international lenders to avoid default.The precious metal has declined for th...

Green shoots emerge in withered gold mining sector | Reuters

Jun 24, 2015 at 02:45 | Source: FirstPost

VANCOUVER The global gold mining industry is showing signs of life as merger activity picks up and industry veterans set up new companies and hunt for projects, taking advantage of weak prices to lay the groundwork for a rebound. Almost four years af...

FMC to merge with Sebi by September, says UK Sinha

Jun 23, 2015 at 21:35 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: Capital markets regulator Sebi today said it expects the proposed merger of commodities regulator FMC with it to be completed by September-end and assured that that there will be no layoffs after the amalgamation. "We are evaluating the ...

102 people die after consuming spurious liquor: Maharashtra govt orders probe into hooch tragedy

Jun 23, 2015 at 15:40 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai:The Maharashtra government on Tuesdayordered a probe into the hooch tragedy deaths after 102 people succumbed to the killer brew in suburban Malwani in Mumbai. Excise Minister Eknath Khadse told reporters after the weekly cabinet meeting that ...

Asia cheers Greece's 11th-hour proposals to avert default | Reuters

Jun 23, 2015 at 02:30 | Source: FirstPost

TOKYO Asian shares got the week off to a strong start and U.S. stock futures and the euro firmed on Monday, after Greece scrambled to avert defaulting on its debt with last-minute proposals aimed at appeasing its creditors.Financial spreadbetters ex...

From Sydney's Bondi Beach to Siachen, millions across the world observe International Yoga Day

Jun 22, 2015 at 08:28 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Amid chants of 'Om' and recitation of 'Mantras' for universal peace, millions across the globe on Sunday joined in spectacular celebrations to mark the inaugural International Day of Yoga, in a tribute to the ancient Indian spiritual and e...

Yoga is not a commodity, it belongs to the whole world: PM Modi

Jun 21, 2015 at 14:30 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday cautioned against "commodifying" yoga, saying using it as some sort of business will do great damage to this world heritage.Inaugurating the first international conference on yoga for holist...

After midnight in the library, Putin sets out his world view | Reuters

Jun 20, 2015 at 21:15 | Source: FirstPost

ST PETERSBURG, Russia It was two minutes before midnight when Russian President Vladimir Putin finally entered the meeting room in the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, more than three hours late, to be interviewed by a dozen exhausted journalists....

Oil down 2 pct on Greek worries, weaker products markets| Reuters

Jun 20, 2015 at 02:30 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK Crude oil fell about 2 percent on Friday, the first decline after three days of gains, as worries over the Greek fiscal crisis, weaker oil products prices and pre-weekend profit taking undercut the market.Gasoline and diesel's proxy, heating...


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