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Oil turns lower on expectations of crude oil inventory rise

Feb 25, 2015 at 02:45 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Crude oil futures fell on Tuesday as expectations that this week's reports will show U.S. crude inventories rose again countered supportive news of Libyan oilfields being shut.Prices faltered after being lifted by news the Sarir ...

New ETFs look to counter rising rates with derivatives play

Feb 25, 2015 at 01:45 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund companies are rolling out new exchange-traded funds aimed at customers looking to get ahead of an expected 2015 Federal Reserve rate hike that could sour bond portfolios.The strategies they expect to employ, though, are...

US Fed may raise rate earlier than anticipated on positive job data

Feb 06, 2015 at 20:40 | Source: FirstPost

Traders on Friday added to bets that the Federal Reserve will begin raising rates by mid-year after a government report showed US employers added more jobs than expected last month and wages rose.US employers added the most jobs over a three-month pe...

US Fed seen remaining patient with rate guidance amid global turmoil

Jan 28, 2015 at 17:25 | Source: FirstPost

The Federal Reserve is expected to signal it remains on track to begin raising interest rates later this year, as the central bank shows confidence that low inflation and rising risks from abroad have yet to derail the U.S. economic recovery.The Fed'...

Brent ebbs on growth gloom, U.S. crude aims for parity

Jan 15, 2015 at 01:30 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brent crude oil prices dipped on Wednesday, threatening to touch new six-year lows after an unexpected big rise in U.S. crude and fuel inventories and a dimmer view of world economic growth next year.U.S. crude prices gained desp...

Outrage in Britain as Cadbury owner tweaks Creme Egg recipe

Jan 13, 2015 at 01:16 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON (Reuters) - Mondelez International, maker of Cadbury Creme Eggs, has tweaked the recipe of the chocolate shell of its gooey treats ahead of their main Easter selling season, sparking an angry response in Cadbury's home market of Britain. U.S. ...

Most Wall St firms project June 2015 U.S. Fed rate hike - Reuters poll

Jan 10, 2015 at 22:30 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many economists at Wall Street's biggest banks remain convinced the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by June, even as the markets have been spooked by a five-year low in crude oil prices and wage growth remains weak.Thir...

NCDEX to launch forward contracts in 7 new agri commodities soon

Jan 06, 2015 at 16:34 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Forward Markets Commission today gave approval to agri-commodity bourse NCDEX to launch forward contracts in additional seven commodities including some pulses.The approval has been given to launch both transferable and non-transferable sp...

Scam-tainted Finmeccanica banned from all future India deals: All you need to know

Aug 27, 2014 at 09:20 | Source: FirstPost

The Indian government on Tuesday banned scam-tainted Italian defence firm Finmeccanica from future contracts, but decided to honour the contracts now being carried out with the group and its unit, AgustaWestland.India had earlier cancelled a 560 mill...

Finmeccanica banned from bidding for future military contracts

Aug 26, 2014 at 07:21 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: India has banned Finmeccanica from future contracts, a defence ministry source said on Tuesday, as it presses on with an investigation into a scrapped helicopter contract with the Italian company.In January, India cancelled a 560 million e...

India Inc's big guns to pour billions into defence on Modi 'made in India' pledge

Aug 22, 2014 at 09:02 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military, buoyed by the new government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces using domestic factories.India, th...

Ukraine conflict: New EU sanctions hit top Putin aides

Aug 01, 2014 at 04:07 | Source: BBC

A former judo sparring partner of Vladimir Putin is among three of the Russian president's close aides on a new EU sanctions list. The EU says billionaire tycoon Arkady Rotenberg runs firms which profited from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. He ...

EU edges to economic sanctions on Russia but narrows scope

Jul 26, 2014 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union reached outline agreement on Friday to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia over its behaviour in Ukraine but scaled back their scope to exclude technology for the crucial gas sector.The sanctions on a...

EU readies possible capital, tech sanctions on Russia

Jul 23, 2014 at 02:30 | Source: FirstPost

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine that could inflict wider damage on its economy following the downing of a Malaysian airliner, but it delayed action for a few days.Efforts to for...

High on reforms hopes, FIIs likely to pump up volumes

May 17, 2014 at 05:06 | Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: Foreign portfolio investors (FIIs) could pump up the volumes in equity markets with their bets of a reforms-oriented government coming true after the BJP-led coalition swept to victory in the 16th Lok Sabha elections, even as domestic institu...

Foreign investors to bet on India through futures contracts of benchmarks listed in Singapore, Dubai

May 15, 2014 at 03:41 | Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: Foreign institutions and affluent investors are readying bets on India through futures contracts of the country's stock benchmarks listed in Singapore and Dubai ahead of election results on Friday. They are aiming to get a headstart on local ...

Treasurys advance after soft retail sales data

May 14, 2014 at 04:22 | Source: Market Watch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices jumped Tuesday, sending yields lower after a report on U.S. retail sales missed Wall Street expectations, restraining the outlook on one of the key drivers of economic growth. Retail sales climbed a mere 0....

Traders turn bearish on United Spirits' futures contracts ahead of open offer

Apr 28, 2014 at 08:56 | Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: Traders have created aggressive short positions in United Spirits' futures contracts in the July series ahead of the start of British spirits maker Diageo's open offer to buy 26per cent from the company's minority shareholders that month. Uni...

Treasurys fall after strong retail sales data

Apr 15, 2014 at 09:12 | Source: Market Watch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices slid Monday, pushing yields higher for just the second time in eight sessions, after retail sales data came in stronger than expected. Following the report, the 10-year Treasury note (ICAPSD:10_YEAR)  yiel...

Revised margins for $-rupee contracts effective from April 15

Apr 11, 2014 at 18:51 | Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: Leading stock exchanges BSE and NSE have informed traders that margin requirements for dollar- rupee contracts will be revised from April 15 following Sebi decision to revoke certain curbs on derivative trading. On July 9, 2013, Securities an...

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