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  • Fed's Robert Kaplan would support more rate hikes if progress continues Mar 28, 2017 08:16 AM IST

    Fed's Robert Kaplan would support more rate hikes if progress continues

    "As long as I continue to see us make progress, I will continue to support" further rate hikes, Kaplan said at an event at Texas A&M University, adding that he wants the Fed to move "gradually and patiently."

  • HSBC less dovish on Fed, now sees 2 more US rate hikes this year Mar 27, 2017 02:41 PM IST

    HSBC less dovish on Fed, now sees 2 more US rate hikes this year

    This brings them more in line with broader market consensus, although they are still on the dovish end of the spectrum and reckon that rates will rise no higher than 1.625 percent until at least the end of next year.

  • COMMENT: US economy is in top gear: Is it good or bad news for Indian investors? Mar 17, 2017 11:38 AM IST

    COMMENT: US economy is in top gear: Is it good or bad news for Indian investors?

    India’s software exports to the US are well regarded and in the long run should benefit from the strength of the US economy.

  • Fed rate hike marks normalisation of US monetary policy: Fitch Mar 16, 2017 12:01 PM IST

    Fed rate hike marks normalisation of US monetary policy: Fitch

    Fitch said that the recent US rate hikes could mark the beginning of a significant shift in global interest rate environment, with benchmark US policy rates settling higher over the long-term than current market expectations.

  • Indian market expensive but good long-term growth story for investors: Geoffrey Dennis Mar 16, 2017 09:36 AM IST

    Indian market expensive but good long-term growth story for investors: Geoffrey Dennis

    The Fed increased the interest rate by 25 basis points to a range of 0.75 percent to 1.00 percent on strong macroeconomic data and confidence in inflation which is rising to central bank’s target.

  • Fed expected to raise rates as US economy flexes muscle Mar 15, 2017 11:24 AM IST

    Fed expected to raise rates as US economy flexes muscle

    A rate hike at the conclusion of the Fed's latest two-day policy meeting is already baked into bond yields and financial markets overall, with investors putting the likelihood of such a move at 95 percent, according to CME Group's FedWatch program.

  • Gold prices firm ahead of Fed announcement Mar 15, 2017 08:48 AM IST

    Gold prices firm ahead of Fed announcement

    Spot gold had edged up 0.1 percent to USD 1,199.34 per ounce by 0040 GMT.

  • Analysis: Fed, in shift, may move to faster pace of rate hikes Mar 14, 2017 11:09 AM IST

    Analysis: Fed, in shift, may move to faster pace of rate hikes

    On Wednesday, the U.S. central bank is almost universally expected to raise its benchmark interest rates, a move that just a few weeks ago was viewed by the markets as unlikely.

  • Gold prices steady ahead of Fed meeting Mar 14, 2017 08:18 AM IST

    Gold prices steady ahead of Fed meeting

    U.S. gold futures were down 0.1 percent at USD 1,202 per ounce.

  • Crunch week as Fed meets on rates, Trump team joins G20 Mar 11, 2017 12:02 PM IST

    Crunch week as Fed meets on rates, Trump team joins G20

    On the face of it, Wednesday's expected interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve would be a clear sign that the United States has emerged from the shadow of the global financial crisis, a decade after it began.

  • Bets on gold hold ground even as Fed rate hike looms large Mar 10, 2017 12:52 PM IST

    Bets on gold hold ground even as Fed rate hike looms large

    Gold slumped to a 10-month low in mid-December after rates were increased for the first time in a year, but gold investors don't appear to be as jittery ahead of the next Fed meeting and a near-certain rate rise on March 14-15.

  • US job growth seen strong in February; wages to rebound Mar 10, 2017 12:48 PM IST

    US job growth seen strong in February; wages to rebound

    Nonfarm payrolls probably increased by 190,000 jobs last month, according to a Reuters survey of economists, in part as unseasonably mild weather buoyed employment in the construction sector. The economy created 227,000 jobs in January.

  • Gold falls below key level of $1,200 ahead of US jobs data Mar 10, 2017 08:18 AM IST

    Gold falls below key level of $1,200 ahead of US jobs data

    Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at USD 1,197.90 per ounce at 0118 GMT, after touching its weakest since Jan. 31 at USD 1,197.02 earlier in the session. The metal was set for a weekly loss of about 2.8 percent.

  • Gold prices down 0.36% in futures trade Mar 09, 2017 12:04 PM IST

    Gold prices down 0.36% in futures trade

    At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in far-month June shed Rs 104, or 0.36 percent, to Rs 28,598 per 10 grams, in a business turnover of 31 lots.

  • Rupee opens lower at 66.81 per dollar Mar 09, 2017 09:02 AM IST

    Rupee opens lower at 66.81 per dollar

    We expect the USD-INR pair to trade in a range of 66.70-67/dollar for the day, says Mohan Shenoi of Kotak Mahindra Bank.

  • Gold steady near five-week low ahead of US jobs data Mar 09, 2017 08:08 AM IST

    Gold steady near five-week low ahead of US jobs data

    Investors are awaiting February non-farm payrolls data on Friday as a barometer of the US economy after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said last week the central bank was poised to lift rates provided jobs and inflation data held up. Her comments were seen as cementing plans for an increase at the Fed's March 14-15 meeting.

  • Gold steady near lowest in over 4 weeks, rate hike outlook drags Mar 08, 2017 07:47 AM IST

    Gold steady near lowest in over 4 weeks, rate hike outlook drags

    Spot gold was mostly unchanged at USD 1,216.1 per ounce at 0045 GMT. The metal marked its lowest since Feb. 3 at USD 1,213.6 an ounce in the previous session.

  • Gold futures decline 0.16% on weak global cues Mar 07, 2017 11:34 AM IST

    Gold futures decline 0.16% on weak global cues

    At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in far-month June fell by Rs 45, or 0.16 percent, to Rs 28,983 per ten grams in a business turnover of 39 lots.

  • The world economy can't handle even one US rate hike: Sri-Kumar Mar 07, 2017 09:18 AM IST

    The world economy can't handle even one US rate hike: Sri-Kumar

    These moves would strengthen the dollar against other currencies, putting downward pressure on the euro, said Sri-Kumar, president of Sri-Kumar Global Strategies.

  • Gold inches lower amid Fed rate hike expectations Mar 07, 2017 08:12 AM IST

    Gold inches lower amid Fed rate hike expectations

    US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said last week that the Fed was poised to lift benchmark US rates provided jobs and inflation data held up, comments seen as cementing plans for an increase at the Fed's March 14-15 meeting.

  • Gold futures climb Rs 121 as speculators widen position Mar 06, 2017 11:08 AM IST

    Gold futures climb Rs 121 as speculators widen position

    At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in April moved up by Rs 121, or 0.42 percent, to Rs 29,141 per 10 grams in a business turnover of 675 lots.

  • Gold steadies on safe-haven buying, weaker dollar Mar 06, 2017 09:31 AM IST

    Gold steadies on safe-haven buying, weaker dollar

    Investors are closely watching developments after the reclusive state fired fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan's northwest coast, days after it promised retaliation over U.S.-South Korean military drills.

  • Gold slips below Rs 30,000, silver plunges by Rs 1,350 Mar 03, 2017 02:50 PM IST

    Gold slips below Rs 30,000, silver plunges by Rs 1,350

    Silver also dropped by a whopping Rs 1,350 to Rs 42,700 per kg on reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

  • Three reasons the Fed wants to hike rates in March Mar 03, 2017 08:49 AM IST

    Three reasons the Fed wants to hike rates in March

    In what looks to be an early spring migration, Fed officials have turned very hawkish overnight, warning a rate hike is likely in mid-March, while Wall Street had been expecting a June hike.

  • Gold heading for worst week since December on rate hike jitters Mar 03, 2017 08:16 AM IST

    Gold heading for worst week since December on rate hike jitters

    Spot gold was mostly unchanged at USD 1,234 per ounce at 0048 GMT. The metal had its worst session since December 15 on Thursday, when it fell over 1 percent to touch over one-week low of USD 1,230.58.

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