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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 2013 Oil falls below $107 as stock markets stall

August 19, 2013 5:14 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com 2013 Oil falls below $107 as stock markets stall

MARKETS – The price of oil fell below $107 a barrel Monday as traders pondered the effects of the Egyptian crisis on transport costs and whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will start to reduce its monetary stimulus next month. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for September delivery was […]

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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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Oil rises to near $107 on Fed stimulus hopes

August 5, 2013 7:48 AM0 comments
Oil rises to near $107 on Fed stimulus hopes

BANGKOK — Oil rose to near $107 a barrel Monday after a disappointing U.S. jobs report made it more likely the Federal Reserve will continue its stimulus program beyond September. Benchmark crude for September delivery was up 3 cents to $106.97 at late afternoon Bangkok time in electronic trading on […]

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Oil slips below $104 ahead of Fed, jobs data

July 31, 2013 8:15 AM0 comments
Oil slips below $104 ahead of Fed, jobs data

LONDON — The price of oil fell below $104 a barrel on Tuesday as traders awaited comments from central banks as well as data releases later in the week, including U.S. jobs figures. Benchmark oil for September delivery was down 64 cents to $103.91 per barrel in electronic trading on […]

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