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TH: Fed rate wording boosts world stock markets
  18 Dec 17:47
 
World stock markets powered higher Thursday, sweeping aside worries about a flagging global economy after the U...
 
HL: Oil Trades Near Five-Year Low on U.S. Stockpiles, Iran
  18 Dec 17:46
 
Oil headed for its biggest gain in more than two weeks in New York amid speculation that crude’s plunge to a five-year low may have been excessive...
 
MW: Gold gets lift from Fed statement
  18 Dec 17:46
 
LONDON (MarketWatch) — Gold prices moved back above the $1,200 mark on Thursday, catching a lift from some dovish words from the Federal Reserve...
 
BLBG: Gold Rallies From 2-Week Low as Swiss, China Data Signal Demand
  18 Dec 17:44
 
Gold rose, rebounding from a two-week low yesterday, on signs of increased physical demand...
 
MW: 5 high-yield, high-tech stocks for 2015
  18 Dec 17:44
 
In 2014, the tech sector has once again proven that it’s one of the biggest drivers of returns for investors...
 
MW: Oil prices carry on rebounding after the Fed; Brent surges 5%
  18 Dec 17:41
 
MADRID (MarketWatch) — Oil prices shot higher Thursday, with Brent oil managing a more than 5% gain as the commodity caught an upwind from increased appetite for stocks and other assets...
 
BLBG: U.S. Index Futures Climb, Indicating Equities Will Extend Surge
  18 Dec 17:41
 
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BLBG: Yellen Makes It Clear That Fed’s Patience on Rates Has Limits
  18 Dec 17:40
 
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen restored clarity to the central bank’s monetary policy plans, saying it was on course to raise interest rates, though not right away, after officials issued a statement that some Fed-watchers found confusing...
 
BLBG: Draghi Counts Cost of Outflanking ECB’s Home Nation in QE
  18 Dec 17:39
 
As Mario Draghi prepares to push the European Central Bank into quantitative easing, he’s counting the cost of alienating its home nation...
 
BR: UK retail sales helps sterling bounce back after Fed hit
  18 Dec 17:39
 
LONDON: Sterling rose against the dollar and the euro on Thursday, helped by much better than expected retail sales numbers for November, a boost for an economy that had appeared to be cooling off...
 
RTRS: Europe shares rally, led up by rebound for oil stocks
  18 Dec 17:39
 
* FTSEurofirst 300 up 1...
 
BNN: Brent crude jumps three percent to $63 as energy firms slash investments
  18 Dec 17:39
 
Brent crude jumped 3 percent to above $63 a barrel on Thursday, extending a rebound from five-year lows this week as oil's six-month price rout forced more energy firms to cut investments in new production...
 
FIN: Swiss central bank introduces negative interest rate
  18 Dec 17:35
 
Switzerland's central bank announced Thursday it was introducing negative interest rates to stop the franc getting any stronger, after the Russian ruble crisis sent investors pouring their investments into the safe haven currency...
 
BU: SWISS GOLD EXPORTS TO CHINA FALL TO 34 TNS IN NOVEMBER
  18 Dec 17:34
 
Switzerland exported 232...
 
MW: Swiss franc falls as Swiss central bank sets negative interest rate
  18 Dec 17:33
 
LONDON (MarketWatch) — The Swiss franc dropped against the euro and the dollar Thursday, hurt after Switzerland’s central bank said it will usher in negative interest rates...
 
BLBG: Europe Stocks Rise 3rd Day as Swiss Shares Climb After SNB, Fed
  18 Dec 17:32
 
European shares climbed for a third day on growing confidence that central banks around the world will support the economy, while energy stocks rebounded further...
 
IRS: US consumer prices fall 0.3% on lower oil prices
  17 Dec 19:56
 
In the 12 months through November, the CPI increased 1...
 
CS: US consumer prices fall by most in six years thanks to cheap gas
  17 Dec 19:55
 
Consumer prices fell 0...
 
ELP: US consumer prices fall in November
  17 Dec 19:55
 
WASHINGTON (AP) — Plunging gasoline costs caused U...
 
MW: U.S. stocks: Futures higher; CPI drops
  17 Dec 19:54
 
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U...
 
BLBG: Home Sales to Rise in 2015 After Slow Year, Survey Shows
  17 Dec 19:53
 
The U...
 
KL: Canadian dollar rises, traders look to Fed announcement for rate hike hints
  17 Dec 19:53
 
TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was higher Wednesday morning as traders look for hints about the pace of rate hikes by the U...
 
MN: UPDATE: U.S. stocks: Futures higher; CPI drops
  17 Dec 19:52
 
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch

Russia still battles ruble speculators; supply data looms for oil

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U...
 
BLBG: Consumer Prices in U.S. Decline by Most in Six Years on Fuel
  17 Dec 19:51
 
The cost of living in the U...
 
BLBG: U.S. Index Futures Gain on Fed Bets After 3-Day Slump
  17 Dec 19:51
 
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MW: U.S. hourly wages surge 0.6% in November
  17 Dec 19:50
 
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Real or inflation-adjusted U...
 
BLBG: Russia Crisis Hits Pimco Fund, Wipes Out Options
  17 Dec 17:24
 
After the single worst day in Russia’s nine-month-old financial crisis, the fallout is spreading across global markets...
 
MW: Malaysia's growth to slow as oil falls: World Bank
  17 Dec 17:23
 
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Malaysia's economic growth will likely decelerate to 4...
 
INV: Crude Oil Rout Continues, SPX 500 Vulnerable To Deeper Losses
  17 Dec 17:22
 
US Dollar in Consolidation Mode Ahead FOMC Outcome
S&P 500 Vulnerable to Deeper Losses After Support Break
Gold Drop Pauses at Support , Crude Oil Drop Continues
US DOLLAR TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices turned lower from a five-year high as expected after completing a bearish Evening Star candlestick pattern...
 
ACT: Gold In Holding Pattern Ahead Of Fed Statement
  17 Dec 17:22
 
Gold is showing little movement, as the pair has been listless since sharp losses started off the week...
 
EU: European markets strained by Russian rouble trouble and Greek poll
  17 Dec 17:21
 
Frankfurt (dpa) - European shares and the euro came under renewed pressure on Wednesday amid worries about fresh political turmoil in Greece and Russia‘s deepening financial crisis...
 
BLBG: Oil Trades Near 5-Year Low as Russia Echoes OPEC Output Policy
  17 Dec 17:03
 
Oil in New York traded near a five-year low as Russia reiterated that it will keep crude production steady next year, echoing OPEC’s strategy of refraining from curbing supply to tackle a global surplus...
 
RTRS: Russian ruble suffers new fall but the collapse slows
  17 Dec 17:01
 
(Reuters) - The dramatic fall in Russia's ruble slowed on Wednesday, with the government selling foreign currency to prop it up after a 50 percent fall against the dollar this year...
 
SK: Dollar Recovers, Oil Doesn't
  17 Dec 17:00
 
Euro and yen met technical retracement objectives and have retreated...
 
FR: Russian ruble suffers new fall but the collapse slows
  17 Dec 16:59
 
Moscow: The dramatic fall in Russia’s ruble slowed on Wednesday, with the government selling foreign currency to prop it up after a 50 percent fall against the dollar this year...
 
MK: Gold steadies below $1,200 ahead of Fed statement
  17 Dec 16:58
 
By Jan Harvey
LONDON (Reuters) - Gold steadied below $1,200 an ounce on Wednesday after a volatile previous session as traders awaited the outcome of the U...
 
MW: U.S. markets: Stock futures higher with eyes on inflation, Fed
  17 Dec 16:56
 
MADRID (MarketWatch) — U...
 
MW: Asia Markets Shake Off Global Turmoil
  17 Dec 16:54
 
Stocks in Asia mostly shook off turmoil in emerging markets, with Shanghai and Japan rising on Wednesday ahead of the U...
 
BLBG: Oil Plunge Sets Stage for Energy Defaults: Credit Markets
  17 Dec 16:54
 
Bond investors, already stung by the biggest losses from U...
 
MW: 9 U.S. oil stocks that could be gushers
  17 Dec 16:52
 
It’s become a cliche for investors to call themselves contrarians, because everybody wants to buy stocks when they’re down, in order to make a killing on the rebound...
 
BLBG: Europe Stocks Drop as S&P 500 Futures Climb With Dollar
  17 Dec 16:52
 
European stocks fell and Norway’s krone dropped with oil...
 
MW: Oil prices keep plunging
  16 Dec 19:12
 
Crude-oil futures tumbled Tuesday amid a brewing global crisis whose latest chapter includes a dramatic hike in Russia interest rates and a further slowdown in China’s manufacturing sector...
 
RTRS: U.S. housing starts, permits fall; trend points to recovery
  16 Dec 19:11
 
(Reuters) - U...
 
LSE: Dollar Slides Ahead Of Housing Starts, Building Permits
  16 Dec 19:10
 
BRUSSELS (Alliance News) - The US housing starts and building permits for November are due at 8:30 am ET Tuesday...
 
MY: Oil prices are now unsustainably low
  16 Dec 19:09
 
Oil prices have now fallen to an unsustainable low level...
 
AU: Brent oil sinks under $59 on mounting global tensions
  16 Dec 19:08
 
London (AFP) - Oil suffered another dizzying plunge on Tuesday, with Brent crude sliding to a five-year low under $59 as markets were rocked by shrinking Chinese manufacturing output and turmoil in Russia...
 
UK: Brent oil sinks under $59 on mounting global tensions
  16 Dec 19:05
 
Oil suffered another dizzying plunge on Tuesday, with Brent crude sliding to a five-year low under $59 as markets were rocked by shrinking Chinese manufacturing output and turmoil in Russia...
 
ECM: Rupee closes at 13-month low, more declines seen
  16 Dec 19:04
 
Benchmark 10-year bonds fell the most in more than 8 months, while the rupee hit a session low of 63...
 
BLBG: U.S. Stock Futures Plunge as Oil Turmoil Wipes Out Earlier Gains
  16 Dec 19:04
 
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MW: Gold driven above $1,200 as Russia, oil, roil markets
  16 Dec 19:03
 
MADRID (MarketWatch) — Gold pushed higher on Tuesday, as a turbulent global trading climate triggered safe-haven demand for the precious metal...
 
MW: European stocks drop in volatile trade; ruble sinks
  16 Dec 19:03
 
LONDON (MarketWatch) — European stocks dropped Tuesday, with investors ditching so-called risk assets as oil prices continued to sink amid a spectacular collapse of Russia’s ruble against the U...
 
MW: U.S. housing starts decline 1.6% in November
  16 Dec 19:02
 
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Construction started on new U...
 
PS: Government hikes import tariff value on gold and silver
  16 Dec 18:17
 
The tariff value on imported gold was at USD 388 per 10 grams and silver at USD 540 per kg in the first fortnight of the current month...
 
MN: UPDATE: U.S. stocks: Futures slide amid tumbling oil, Russian turmoil
  16 Dec 18:17
 
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch

Russia hikes rates to 17%, stocks collapse

MADRID (MarketWatch) -- Wall Street was bracing for a volatile day on Tuesday, with stock futures pitching lower as a renewed plunge in oil prices and a sharp rise in Russian interest rates roiled financial markets...
 
BLBG: European Stocks Drop a Seventh Day as Banks, Energy Shares Fall
  16 Dec 18:13
 
European stocks dropped for a seventh day, erasing earlier gains, as banks and energy companies fell...
 
BLBG: Global Crude Plunges Through $60 as Producers Fail to Curb Glut
  16 Dec 18:12
 
The global price of crude oil plunged through $60 a barrel for the first time in five years with almost no signs producers are ready to tackle a glut...
 
RTRS: Russian ruble suffers steepest drop in 16 years
  16 Dec 18:11
 
(Reuters) - The ruble plunged more than 10 percent for the second day on Tuesday and recorded its worst fall since the Russian financial crisis in 1998 as confidence in the central bank evaporated after an ineffectual overnight rate hike...
 
MW: Russia raises key interest rate to 17%
  16 Dec 18:09
 
MOSCOW--Russia's central bank, in a bid to stem a sharp decline of the ruble, raised its key interest rate Tuesday to 17% from 10...
 
MW: Brent brushes sub-$60, as China manufacturing data crushes oil
  16 Dec 18:08
 
Crude-oil futures tumbled in Tuesday with Brent oil falling below $60 as market sentiment remained bearish and data showed a further slowdown in China’s manufacturing sector...
 
CR: TSX heads for positive session following major selloff, oil ticks higher
  15 Dec 19:12
 
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market looked set for a strong start to the session Monday as investors prepare to pick over some stocks that were badly beaten up last week during the course of a selloff sparked by plunging oil prices...
 
BS: Wholesale inflation at 0% in November
  15 Dec 19:11
 
In November, the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) -based inflation stood at zero per cent, compared with 1...
 
MR: UPDATE: U.S. stocks: Futures higher as oil prices rebound
  15 Dec 19:05
 
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch

Deal news drives PetSmart shares up

MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U...
 
BLBG: Russian Industrial Output Unexpectedly Drops Amid Ruble Debacle
  15 Dec 19:04
 
Russian industrial output unexpectedly shrank for the first time in 10 months as the country’s biggest currency crisis since 1998 spilled over to manufacturing...
 
MW: Empire state index falls to negative 3.6 in December
  15 Dec 19:04
 
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The Empire State manufacturing index, the first of the many regional manufacturing gauges to be released, fell to negative 3...
 
BLBG: U.S. Stock-Index Futures Advance After Rout as Exxon Mobil Gains
  15 Dec 19:03
 
U...
 
LSE: Gold Drifting Lower As Markets Eye Fed Meeting
  15 Dec 19:03
 
WASHINGTON (Alliance News) - Gold prices are lower Monday morning, extending losses to a fourth straight session, as traders look ahead to the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy, due Wednesday...
 
DY:Ruble hits new lows, European stocks inch higher, Asian markets weaker on Japan data
  15 Dec 19:03
 
FRANKFURT, Germany — The ruble hit a new record low against the U...
 
LSE: Gold Drifting Lower As Markets Eye Fed Meeting
  15 Dec 19:00
 
WASHINGTON (Alliance News) - Gold prices are lower Monday morning, extending losses to a fourth straight session, as traders look ahead to the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy, due Wednesday...
 
SK: European shares rise as oil rallies
  15 Dec 16:30
 
Brent crude and WTI have turned around sharply after tumbling to fresh 5-1/2 year lows overnight on OPEC's announcement that it will not cut output even if prices fall as low as $40/bbl...
 
TH: Petroleum price likely to be cut by up to Rs 8 /litter
  15 Dec 16:30
 
According to Oil and Gas Regularity Authority (OGRA) price of crude oil has decreased to $57...
 
NH: Oil Prices Rebound in Asia
  15 Dec 16:28
 
Oil prices bounced back in Asia Monday on hopes of upbeat global manufacturing data to be released later this week, but remained near five-year lows after plunging more than 50 percent since June...
 
RTRS: Brazil's economic activity drops 0.26 pct in October- central bank
  15 Dec 16:27
 
Dec 15 (Reuters) - The Brazilian central bank's IBC-Br economic activity index dropped 0...
 
LSE: NZ Dollar Rises Against Euro
  15 Dec 16:26
 
BRUSSELS (Alliance News) - The NZ dollar strengthened against the euro in the European session on Monday...
 
RTRS: FOREX-Yen rises in choppy trading, euro on defensive
  15 Dec 16:26
 
* Yen strengthens despite Abe win as Nikkei dips

* Euro inflation expectations hit new low

* Dollar holds ground ahead of Fed meeting

* Oil recovers 1 percent

By Jamie McGeever

LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters - The yen rose on Monday as financial markets shrugged off Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's widely expected election win, while a new low for euro zone inflation expectations kept the bloc's currency on the defensive...
 
RTRS: GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil price slide roils emerging markets, yen rises
  15 Dec 16:25
 
* Europe shares steady after biggest weekly loss in 3-1/2 years

* Brent prices rebound from 5-1/2-year low

* Asian shares hit 9-month low led by commodity shares

* Yen rises as market shrugs off Abe election victory

* Euro on defensive as markets eye ECB stimulus

By Emelia Sithole-Matarise

LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Oil prices touched fresh 5-1/2-year lows on Monday, spurring an emerging market selloff as demand for the safe-haven yen picked up while European stocks stabilised after their worst week since 2011...
 
BR: Asian stocks slump, Tokyo leads losses
  15 Dec 16:25
 
HONG KONG: Asian markets fell on Monday as oil remained near five-year lows, while investors in Japan shrugged off Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decisive re-election and focused instead on the faltering economy...
 
ST: Gas stations benefit from low oil costs
  15 Dec 16:24
 
So you think you are finally getting one over on the gas stations as you pay well under $3 a gallon for the first time in four years? Guess again...
 
MW: European stocks higher as energy shares gain; Technip climbs
  15 Dec 16:02
 
LONDON (MarketWatch) — European stocks rose Monday, as gains in energy shares aided the Stoxx Europe 600, which is coming off its worst week in more than three years...
 
BLBG: Oil Slump Blindsides Bulls That Wagered on Rout Ending: Energy
  15 Dec 16:00
 
Speculators added to wagers that the slump in oil futures, the worst since the global recession, is ending...
 
RTRS: Oil price slide roils emerging markets, yen rises
  15 Dec 15:53
 
(Reuters) - Oil prices touched fresh 5-1/2-year lows on Monday, spurring an emerging market selloff as demand for the safe-haven yen picked up while European stocks stabilised after their worst week since 2011...
 
BLBG: European Stocks Rebound From Weekly Slump as Energy Shares Rise
  15 Dec 15:53
 
A rebound in energy shares sent European stocks higher after their biggest weekly slump in three years...
 
BS: Gold, silver, base metal prices to trade higher in coming fortnight
  15 Dec 15:53
 
During the last fortnight, global equity markets traded on a negative note on account of unfavourable economic data from major global economies showing signs of slow progress...
 
MW: Crude prices rebound; the Fed meets this week
  15 Dec 15:51
 
Crude prices rebound from five and 1/2 year lows; Charlie Turner reports
...
 
RTTN: NZ Dollar Falls Against Most Majors
  12 Dec 18:21
 
Erasing early gains, the New Zealand dollar dropped against its most major rivals in Europe on Friday...
 
RTTN: Dollar Declines Ahead Of Fed Meeting
  12 Dec 18:21
 
The U...
 
CN: Central banks scramble to combat plummeting oil prices
  12 Dec 18:20
 
All attention yesterday was on those central banks now easing monetary policy to try and combat freefalling oil prices...
 
FB: China and oil prices weigh on markets
  12 Dec 18:19
 
By The Associated Press
LONDON (AP) -- Renewed signs of weakness in China's economy and the slide in oil prices weighed on global stock markets Friday...
 
BLBG: IEA Cuts Global Oil Demand Forecast for 4th Time in 5 Months
  12 Dec 18:18
 
Global oil demand next year will be weaker than previously estimated and supply from non-OPEC producers will be bigger, the International Energy Agency said...
 
MW: Oil prices dip below $59 after IEA cuts demand outlook
  12 Dec 18:10
 
LONDON (MarketWatch) — Crude-oil futures extended losses in European trade on Friday, with the U...
 
NS: World stocks lower as weak China data, slide in oil price add to growth doubts
  12 Dec 18:10
 
LONDON (AP) — Renewed signs of weakness in China's economy and the slide in oil prices weighed on global stock markets Friday...
 
HN: Retail inflation at 3-yr low: Reasons why RBI chief Rajan is not cutting borrowing rates
  12 Dec 18:09
 
Everybody seems to want the RBI governor to a hit a six...
 
MW: U.S. stocks: Futures bruised by continued oil selloff
  12 Dec 18:08
 
LONDON (MarketWatch) — U...
 
MW: Oil breaks below $59 a barrel after IEA cuts 2015 demand forecast
  12 Dec 18:07
 
LONDON (MarketWatch) -- The International Energy Agency on Friday cut its 2015 forecast for global oil demand growth by 230,000 barrels per day, to 900,000 barrels a day, citing lower expectations from oil-exporting countries...
 
MW: Chinese banks increase lending faster than seen
  12 Dec 18:07
 
BEIJING--Chinese banks increased lending faster than expected in November amid signs that the central bank's bid to expand credit to a slowing economy was working...
 
BLBG: U.S. Index Futures Fall as Oil Drops, China Production Data Miss
  12 Dec 18:06
 
U...
 
BLBG: WTI Oil Extends Drop Below $60 as IEA Cuts Forecast; Brent Falls
  12 Dec 18:06
 
Oil extended losses below $60 a barrel in New York and declined to a five-year low as the International Energy Agency cut its 2015 demand forecast for the fourth time in five months...
 
MW: Oil to take down the S&P 500 — but there’s still no better time to invest in energy
  12 Dec 18:05
 
The heck you say...
 
JG: Gold recovers on scattered buying; silver ends higher
  12 Dec 18:05
 
New Delhi: Gold prices on Friday recovered marginally by Rs 10 to Rs 27,310 per ten grams at the bullion market in the national capital on wedding season demand from jewellers even as the metal weakened overseas...
 
CT: Gold set for biggest weekly rise
  12 Dec 18:04
 
Gold prices steadied on Friday,12th December,2014 on track for their biggest weekly rise since June, as the dollar retreated and sliding oil prices hurt risk appetite, prompting another drop in stocks...
 
BLBG: Oil Price Hit by OPEC Numbers as Saudis Stand Firm on Output
  11 Dec 17:16
 
Crude took a fresh drubbing yesterday as OPEC reduced its estimate for 2015 demand, Kuwait offered new discounts to Asian customers and the Saudi oil minister questioned the need for an output cut...
 
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