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US Fed shruggs off global economic woes, once again signals rate hike in December

Oct 29, 2015 at 11:27 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: The U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and in a direct reference to its next policy meeting put a December rate hike firmly in play.Investors had expected the Fed to remain pat on rates, but the overt referenc...

U.S. Fed puts December rate hike firmly on the agenda | Reuters

Oct 29, 2015 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and in a direct reference to its next policy meeting put a December rate hike firmly in play.Investors had expected the Fed to remain pat on rates, but the overt reference...

Fed puts December firmly on the agenda for rate hike | Reuters

Oct 29, 2015 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and in a direct reference to its next meeting put a December rate hike firmly in play.Investors had expected the Fed to remain pat on rates, but the overt reference to Dec...

Asian shares extend October rally; dollar slips| Reuters

Oct 13, 2015 at 01:45 | Source: FirstPost

HONG KONG Asian shares rose on Monday, extending an October rally, as investors hunted for bargains in industrials and basic materials, fuelled by a rebound in commodities while the dollar struggled as hopes of a Fed rate rise this year faded. Europe...

Fed begins two-day meeting, result seen too close to call| Reuters

Sep 17, 2015 at 03:30 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve began a two-day policy meeting on Wednesday with economists evenly split on whether Thursday will see the first official U.S. interest rate rise since 2006.The decision by the U.S. central bank's Federal Open Market Com...

Operation to steady China stocks a success, but patient comatose| Reuters

Sep 09, 2015 at 03:15 | Source: FirstPost

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG Tough medicine for China's ailing stock markets has brought stability to prices, at least for now, but it has come at a cost; equities and futures are trading so thinly that they are in danger of flat lining.Intraday volumes on key...

Oil falls more than three percent on oversupply, China equity losses| Reuters

Sep 08, 2015 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON Oil fell more than 3 percent on Monday, hit by weaker Chinese equities and record North Sea crude production data that added to global oversupply concerns. China's main indexes closed down on Monday as investors sold shares in the aftermath of...

China stocks jump on U.S. rally, yuan edges up| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015 at 04:45 | Source: FirstPost

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI China's turbulent stock markets rose sharply on Thursday, helped by a strong rebound on Wall Street on expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will respond to days of China-led volatility by delaying an expected interest rate ri...

China cuts rates, reserve ratio after stocks plummet again| Reuters

Aug 26, 2015 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

SHANGHAI/BEIJING China's central bank cut interest rates and lowered the amount of reserves banks must hold for the second time in two months on Tuesday, ratcheting up support for a stuttering economy and a plunging stock market that has sent shockwa...

Bloodbath in China on as stocks sink over 7% with rising panic selling

Aug 25, 2015 at 13:22 | Source: FirstPost

China stocks slumped more than 7 percent on Tuesday to their lowest level since December, with panic selling intensifying after the flagship Shanghai Composite Index crashed through the key support level of 3,000 points.Investors stampeded out of sha...

China stocks give up year's gains as national team stays on bench| Reuters

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

SHANGHAI China stock markets slumped again on Monday, giving up all their gains for the year on a massive selloff that dragged down regional markets, with even some state media saying the government rescue attempt had now failed.Chinese markets were ...

Analysis - Get used to cheap oil, derivatives markets say | Reuters

Aug 20, 2015 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON Oil prices will stay low for years to come, derivatives markets say, keeping a lid on inflation and helping boost global growth.Oil has more than halved in value over the last year, thanks to huge oversupply, and many oil companies, particular...

Chinese regulator vows share support after markets tumble 8.5 percent in a day| Reuters

Jul 28, 2015 at 01:45 | Source: FirstPost

SHANGHAI China said on Monday it was prepared to buy shares to stabilise the stock market and avert "systemic risks", after major indices plunged more than 8 percent in the biggest one-day fall since 2007.The securities regulator also said ...

Brent crude nears 4-month low as China factories contract, dollar firms| Reuters

Jul 25, 2015 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON Oil prices hovered near four-month lows on Friday after data showed a contraction in China's factory sector and the dollar rose against a basket of currencies.Activity in China's manufacturing sector shrank at the fastest pace in 15 months in ...

Oil rises after UK North Sea oilfield outage| Reuters

Jul 17, 2015 at 01:30 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON Oil prices rose on Thursday after a power outage closed the UK's largest oilfield, restricting flows to the North Sea's main oil stream that underpins the global benchmark Brent crude.Oil prices were also supported by data on Wednesday that sh...

China hunts for manipulators as stocks tumble| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015 at 01:45 | Source: FirstPost

SHANGHAI Chinese stocks tumbled again on Friday, taking the week's losses to more than 10 percent, as the securities regulator said it was investigating suspected market manipulation and announced a slew of measures aimed at heading off a full-blown ...

Preview - Fed eyes mixed bag of data as new rate regime nears| Reuters

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

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Reserve is meeting with the possibility of an interest rate hike squarely on the table, but with a different issue center stage: Is the worst of 2015 over?After watching the U.S. economy contract in the first quarter, cent...

Fed seen raising rates in October as job market firms| Reuters

Jun 05, 2015 at 22:45 | Source: FirstPost

REUTERS - After an unexpected surge in U.S. job gains in May, traders are now betting the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates as soon as October, and will make a second increase early next year.Traders see a 53-percent chance that the f...

Wall Street, dollar rise as June rate-hike prospects dim| Reuters

May 21, 2015 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK Wall Street and the dollar rose on Wednesday after minutes of a Federal Reserve policymakers meeting last month bolstered bets that the first U.S. interest-rate hike in more than a decade will not come until later in 2015 at the earliest.Acc...

China's stock index futures unseat S&P to become world's most traded| Reuters

May 12, 2015 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

HONG KONG Chinese stock index futures have surpassed S&P 500 futures in turnover to become the world's most traded equity futures as global investors expanded their exposure to one of Asia's top-performing markets. GRAPHIC: Market turnover: link....

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