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Dollar up vs. yen on industrial-production data

Apr 17, 2014 at 04:52 | Source: Market Watch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The dollar rose against the yen Wednesday after a better-than-expected reading on U.S. industrial production in March suggested the economic recovery is strengthening. Industrial production in March grew 0.7%, beating fore...

European stocks stay strong after weak inflation data

Apr 17, 2014 at 04:52 | Source: Market Watch

LONDON (MarketWatch) — European stock markets posted solid gains on Wednesday after better-than-expected Chinese growth data encouraged investors to move back into riskier assets and weak euro-zone inflation added more pressure on the European Cen...

Yellen's Six Months Fade as She Stresses Policy Flexibility

Apr 17, 2014 at 03:54 | Source: Bloomberg

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, in her speech today, emphasized that the central bank is maintaining maximum flexibility on monetary policy and moving away from schedules for raising the benchmark interest rate. “We need to be alert to what is&...

Yellen's Six Months Fade as She Stresses Policy Flexibility

Apr 17, 2014 at 03:54 | Source: Business Week

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, in her speech today, emphasized that the central bank is maintaining maximum flexibility on monetary policy and moving away from schedules for raising the benchmark interest rate. “We need to be alert to what is&...

Wall Street gains on Janet Yellen comments and Yahoo; BofA falls

Apr 17, 2014 at 03:26 | Source: Economic Times

NEW YORK: US stocks rose 1 per cent on Wednesday, advancing for a third straight session as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank's commitment to keeping interest rates low and Yahoo rallied. Data showing Chinese economic gr...

Yellen says healthy economy within reach

Apr 17, 2014 at 01:57 | Source: Market Watch

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — A strong economy with full employment and stable prices is tantalizingly on the horizon, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Wednesday. In a speech to the Economic Club of New York, Yellen noted that the central...

Stock futures hold gains after housing data

Apr 16, 2014 at 20:37 | Source: Market Watch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures were firmer on Wednesday, while reaction to housing starts that came in below expectations was largely muted. Investors are likely to focus on industrial production data due at 9:15 a.m. Eastern and rema...

We should all be thrilled about higher prices

Apr 16, 2014 at 20:37 | Source: Market Watch

We received news this week that U.S. consumer prices modestly increased in March, driven in large part by food, energy and housing costs. In some corners of the blogosphere, that was seen as a warning that inflation is accelerating, something that c...

Dollar up vs. yen after industrial production

Apr 16, 2014 at 20:07 | Source: Market Watch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The dollar rose against the yen Wednesday after a better-than-expected reading on U.S. industrial production in March, with investors looking ahead to a speech from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen in New York that ...

Treasurys fall after industrial-production data

Apr 16, 2014 at 20:07 | Source: Market Watch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices slid Wednesday after data showed industrial production topped forecasts, lifting the market’s economic outlook as investors continue to take the temperature of the economy. /quotes/zigman/4868283/delayed ...

European stocks rise after China data; inflation ahead

Apr 16, 2014 at 14:52 | Source: Market Watch

LONDON (MarketWatch) — European stock markets posted solid gains on Wednesday after better-than-expected Chinese growth data encouraged investors to move back into riskier assets such as equities. The Stoxx Europe 600 index (STX:XX:SXXP)  jumped ...

Japanese Internet firms offer something new; high returns

Apr 16, 2014 at 14:21 | Source: Economic Times

TOKYO: Some Japanese Internet companies are getting a boost from foreign investors as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushes for an elusive strength his country's firms are not known for - high returns. Overseas long-term investors were already hunting for...

Asian shares up on China relief, Softbank stars

Apr 16, 2014 at 12:56 | Source: Economic Times

SYDNEY: Asian share markets made broad gains on Wednesday after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts, a relief for investors who had feared a much weaker outcome. China's economy grew 7.4 per cent in the first quarter, from a year e...

Ben Bernanke rejects Rajan's charge on quantitative easing impact

Apr 16, 2014 at 12:31 | Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: Former chairman of the US Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke chose Mumbai to extensively rebut Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan's charge that quantitative easing in the West was laying the seeds of another crisis by triggering a saving...

Five reasons why Sensex is shying away from making new highs

Apr 16, 2014 at 12:31 | Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: The pace of the rally on Sensex has slowed down over the past two sessions. The benchmark, after hitting all-time high of 22,792 on April 10, is finding it difficult to move higher. Analysts say after the sharp surge the market is expected t...

Treasurys rise as market debates data, Ukraine

Apr 16, 2014 at 09:37 | Source: Market Watch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices rose Tuesday as fears crested over a a conflict in Ukraine, but pared gains toward the end of the session as the market refocused on stronger U.S. economic growth. Russian forces were seen on the ground in ...

Beneath the surface of China's growth plans

Apr 16, 2014 at 08:42 | Source: BBC

On the surface, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's speech at the annual meeting of the National People's Congress reiterates a growth target of 7.5% and inflation at 3.5%. But there are subtle changes in emphasis that suggest that China may still...

US tells China is must allow its currency to strengthen

Apr 16, 2014 at 08:42 | Source: BBC

The US has told China its currency must be allowed to rise if it and the global economy are to see stable growth. The US Treasury's twice-yearly report to policymakers says the yuan is significantly undervalued . Unlike the euro and the dollar, ...

China needs to disclose foreign exchange market intervention: US

Apr 16, 2014 at 07:53 | Source: IBNLive

Washington: Like other large emerging market countries including India and Brazil, China also needs to disclose its foreign exchange market intervention to increase the credibility of its monetary policy framework and to promote exchange rate and ...

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan gets Ben Bernanke's support for inflation targeting

Apr 16, 2014 at 01:36 | Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: Raghuram Rajan's efforts to make 'inflation targeting' the corner stone of Indian monetary policy drew support from former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, though with the caveat that a focus on inflation does not mean the central bank ...

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