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U.S Stock futures flat as trade fears counter strong earnings

By Amy Caren Daniel (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were flat on Wednesday, as escalating trade tensions between the United States and China overshadowed a strong showing for corporate earnings. Washington is set to begin collecting 25 percent tariffs on another $16 billion in Chinese...

GLOBAL MARKETS: BoE rates warning lifts sterling to highest in a year

BoE rate hike warning lifts sterling, gilt yields, hits stocks Dollar heads higher after above-forecast inflation data Oil rises on expectations of stronger demand Gold hits two-week low as dollar holds firm By Nigel Stephenson LONDON, Sept 14 - Sterling jumped after the Bank of...

Global stock markets suffer worst year since global financial crisis

Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Traders will be glad to see the back of 2018. Nearly $7 trillion has been wiped off world stocks, emerging markets have been trampled flat by a charging dollar and even gold and U.S. government bonds have lost money. A grisly...

Dollar Advances as Stocks Decline With Commodities: Markets Wrap

The dollar strengthened as investors digested a week which saw Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen kept alive prospects for a March rate increase. Equities in Europe fell, paring a second weekly advance, led by commodity producers as prices of industrial metals were dragged down by...

Global shares extend run of record highs, dollar flexes muscle

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares hit their latest in a run of record highs on Tuesday, while the dollar was at it strongest in 1-1/2 months as encouraging U.S. data lifted it in tandem with global bond yields. MSCI’s 47-country All-World index .MIWD00000PUS, which contains...

Nasdaq hits record; bank earnings validate Wall St rally

By Noel Randewich An increase in Facebook pushed the Nasdaq to a record high on Friday and the S&P 500 also rose after major U.S. banks kicked off the fourth-quarter earnings season with strong results. Wall Street has surged since President-elect Donald Trump's unexpected election victory...

Global stocks, dollar, oil, treasury yields start quarter with gains

By Sinead Carew NEW YORK  - U.S. and European shares kicked off the new quarter with gains on Monday as talk about interest rate hikes boosted bank stocks, while the dollar edged up from nine-month lows and U.S. Treasury yields hit their highest in more...

US, Nigeria Retain Policy Rates; Local October Annual Inflation Rate Drops to 11.26%…

United States Federal Reserve retained its interest rate range at 2.00% - 2.25% after its November 2018 meeting while also reaffirming its plans for an additional hike before the end of the year, three increases in 2019 and one in 2020. According to members...

U.S. banks to stay in fashion as earnings kick off

By Sinead Carew and Lewis Krauskopf | NEW YORK U.S. bank stocks will stay in favor with investors as long as earnings reports in the coming week show an improving profit outlook while investors wait to see if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump lives up to...

Dow and Nasdaq hit record highs; industrials outperform

U.S. equities rose on Tuesday as investors focused on a slew of corporate earnings reports. The Dow Jones industrial average briefly rose more than 100 points, hitting a new record high, before holding about 73 points higher with Boeing contributing the most gains. The S&P...
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