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Gold dips as dollar firms on US rate hike views
Mon, Jan 08, 2018
Gold prices inched down on Monday after the dollar firmed on expectations of further U.S. interest rate hikes this year. Spot gold was down 0.1 percent at $1,317.60 an ounce at 0711 GMT. Last week, the metal touched its highest since Sept. 15 at $1,325.86.
Asian markets shrug off Wall Street losses; tensions ease on Korea
Tue, Oct 10, 2017
Korean shares rallied 1.4 % on their first day of trading this month, on expectations continued tensions with Pyongyang would ease
Asian markets still weak as tensions over North Korea remain elevated
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Asian stocks hovered near multi-week lows as tensions in the Korean peninsula remain elevated. The dollar climbed to a one-month high and bond yields rose on Wednesday as risks grew for a US interest rate hike in December
Fed raises rates, unveils cuts to bond holdings in sign of confidence
Thu, Jun 15, 2017
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday for the second time in three months, citing continued U.S. economic growth and job market strength, and announced it would begin cutting its holdings of bonds and other securities this year.
As US Fed raises rates, aim is not to roil markets, says President of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco John Williams
Mon, May 29, 2017
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams has said that the US Federal Reserve needs to keep raising the country's interest rates gradually as the American economy has full employment and inflation is expected to reach the Fed`s 2% goal by next year.
Gold hits six-week low after Fed fuels dollar rally
Thu, May 04, 2017
Spot gold was down 0.3 percent to $1,234.88 an ounce at 1016 GMT after touching $1,232.60, its lowest since March 21. U.S. gold futures slid 1.1 percent to $1,235.20.
Asia shares off to cautious start as Fed rate hike looms
Mon, Mar 13, 2017
"The markets are focusing on when the Fed will raise rates next time or the pace of its rate hike, so the tone of Fed Chair Janet Yellen will be closely watched," said Masahiro Ichikawa, senior strategist at Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management.
China's January forex reserves fall more than expected to $2.998 trillion, near 6-year low
Tue, Feb 07, 2017
China's foreign exchange reserves have fallen to $2.998 trillion in January as compared to a drop of $41 billion in December.
Reserve Bank of India may consider a rate cut in first half of 2017: DBS
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to go for a rate cut in the first half of this year, largely owing to 'below estimate' inflation, says a DBS report. Rising prices of petrol and diesel fuelled Wholesale Price Index (WPI) inflation to 3.39% in December 2016.
China central bank adviser calls for flexible 2017 growth target
Sun, Jan 01, 2017
The Chinese government should set a more flexible target for economic growth this year to give more space for reform efforts, a central bank adviser told the official Xinhua news agency in comments published on Sunday.
US Federal Reserve raises key interest rate, sees three hikes in 2017
Thu, Dec 15, 2016
The policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee voted unanimously to increase the key federal funds rate to a range of 0.5 to 0.75 percent, but repeated that the world`s biggest economy likely will require only "gradual" rate increases going forward.
Fed could raise US interest rates 'relatively soon', says Janet Yellen
Thu, Nov 17, 2016
Yellen seaid that the Fed could increase rates soon if improving labor market and rising inflation continues.
Asian shares, dollar rattled by US election uncertainty
Wed, Nov 02, 2016
Asian shares stumbled and the US dollar was on the defensive on Wednesday as signs that Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump could be closing the gap with his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton spooked investors.
Asia stocks wallow at six-week lows, China PMIs in focus; oil down
Tue, Nov 01, 2016
Asian stocks wallowed near six-week lows on Tuesday as investors braced for a looming raft of economic and central bank events, while oil prices fell as markets doubted OPEC's ability to implement planned production cuts.
Nifty, Sensex gain after US Fed keeps rates unchanged
Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Nifty rose 1% on Thursday, its biggest daily percentage gain in more than two weeks, as the Federal Reserve's decision to leave US interest rates unchanged led to a rally in stocks across the globe. The Nifty rose 1.03% to 8,867.45, marking its biggest gain since September 6.
Asia slips on weaker Wall Street, dollar marks time before Yellen
Thu, Aug 25, 2016
Asian stocks slipped on Thursday, taking their cue from an overnight drop on Wall Street, while the dollar marked time ahead of Friday's speech by US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at the global central bankers' meeting.
Dollar edges up, as investors wait on US Fed, Jackson Hole
Wed, Aug 24, 2016
The US dollar edged up on Wednesday, moving off lows touched against the yen overnight, as markets looked to a gathering of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for clues on whether the Federal Reserve is poised to hike interest rates again.
Sensex ends little higher at 0.02% ahead of Janet Yellen speech
Tue, Aug 23, 2016
Indian shares closed little changed on Tuesday as investors were cautious ahead of US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech later this week at the gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for further cues on US interest rates.
Gold edges lower for third day on uncertainty of US rate hike
Tue, Aug 23, 2016
Gold edged lower on Tuesday, dropping for a third day, as investors are reducing their exposure to the yellow metal as the US may raise interest rates as early as September. Spot gold slipped 0.1% to $1,337.55 an ounce at 0502 GMT. The metal hit a two-week low on Monday.
Gold falls on hawkish US Fed rate comments
Fri, Aug 19, 2016
Gold fell for the first time in five sessions early on Friday as hawkish comments from US Federal Reserve officials renewed bets on a US rate hike this year. Fundamentals: * Spot gold was down 0.3% at $1,348.26 an ounce at 0103 GMT.