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Fed tapering concerns dominate markets

November 25, 2013 9:18 AM0 comments
Fed tapering concerns dominate markets

LONDON — Concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut its monetary stimulus kept European and Asian markets in check Thursday, but U.S. stocks recouped previous losses. On Wednesday, U.S. investors were spooked by the minutes to the last Fed policy meeting and that caution carried through into the Asian […]

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International Emmys to honor J.J. Abrams

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International Emmys to honor J.J. Abrams

NEW YORK — J.J. Abrams may be immersed in a galaxy far, far away these days, but he’s taking a break from preproduction work on the new “Star Wars” film to accept a special honor at the 41st International Emmy Awards Gala. Zachary Quinto, who recently reprised his role of […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Markets drift after mixed US retail sales data

September 14, 2013 9:56 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Markets drift after mixed US retail sales data

LONDON — A mixed set of U.S. retail sales data did little to alter the cautious mood in markets Friday as investors geared up for next week’s crucial meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Ongoing uncertainty over Syria also kept a lid on sentiment. Though retail sales in August rose […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Tokyo’s Olympic bid success gives Nikkei a boost

September 9, 2013 9:40 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Tokyo’s Olympic bid success gives Nikkei a boost

LONDON — Japanese stocks outperformed others Monday after Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games boosted sentiment over the future of the world’s number 3 economy. Elsewhere, Syria remained a key focus for investors across financial markets. With Russia urging Syria to put its chemical weapons under international […]

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eMediaWorld Markets ending volatile week on steady note

August 24, 2013 4:50 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld Markets ending volatile week on steady note

LONDON — Stocks made some modest gains Friday at the end of a week that’s been dominated by speculation over when the U.S. Federal Reserve will start reducing its stimulus. Aside from a whopping 13 percent fall in U.S. new home sales in July, there’s been little economic news to […]

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eMediaWorld.com Emerging markets take brunt of Fed tapering fears

August 20, 2013 3:59 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Emerging markets take brunt of Fed tapering fears

LONDON — Shares around the world, particularly those in emerging economies, fell Tuesday as investors braced for the phasing out of a U.S. central bank stimulus program that has shored up markets for the past few years. Stock benchmarks and currencies in developing countries such as India and Indonesia have […]

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eMediaWorld.com Markets muted despite earlier China volatility

August 18, 2013 5:48 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Markets muted despite earlier China volatility

LONDON — Financial markets were ending the week on a subdued tone Friday, as expectations grew that the Federal Reserve will soon start to reduce its monetary stimulus. Chinese shares, by contrast, had a hugely volatile day after a trading frenzy that was blamed on one brokerage’s mistaken computerized orders. […]

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eMediaWorld.com: Forecast-busting US jobless claims data hit stocks

August 15, 2013 9:45 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com: Forecast-busting US jobless claims data hit stocks

LONDON — A fall in weekly U.S. jobless claims to a near six-year low Thursday reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve will start to reduce its monetary stimulus next month, sending stocks sharply lower and the dollar up. The Labor Department reported that weekly claims slid 15,000 last week to […]

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eMediaWorld.com – Asia stocks down, Fed official flags stimulus end

August 7, 2013 3:01 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com – Asia stocks down, Fed official flags stimulus end

BANGKOK — Asian stock markets fell Wednesday, led by a tumble in Tokyo’s benchmark, as expectations mounted that the U.S. central bank will begin to phase out its monetary stimulus next month. Positive U.S. trade data and comments by a Federal Reserve bank regional president increased speculation that the Fed […]

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Markets await Fed speech for clues on stimulus

August 6, 2013 6:59 AM0 comments
Markets await Fed speech for clues on stimulus

WALLSTREET — Stocks drifted lower Tuesday as investors awaited further clues as to whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will start reducing its monetary stimulus as soon as next month. Chicago Fed President Charles Evans will give a speech later in the day. Being a long-standing supporter of the monetary stimulus […]

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