LATEST NEWS : Global shares push higher, bonds steady before Fed

World stocks and U.S bond yields extended almost three weeks of steady gains on Tuesday, as markets prepared for the Federal Reserve to formally end six years of aggressive, crisis-driven monetary stimulus. The Fed kicks off a two-day meeting later with analysts wagering that it will try to soothe the recent market volatility by reinforcing […]

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LATEST NEWS : Scotland split fears pound sterling, Europe flinches

World share markets stalled on Monday as the threat of Scotland splitting from the rest of Britain leapt to the forefront of investors’ attention, the latest in a recent run of geopolitical curveballs. Sterling fell to a 10-month low against the dollar and British shares and government bonds led a cautious Europe lower after a […]

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Global stocks hit by Ukraine war threat, gold, oil jump

(Reuters) – The rising threat of war between Ukraine and Russiasent investors scurrying for relative safety on Monday, pushing stocks down sharply – the Moscow market fell 11.5 percent – and lifting gold to a four-month high. U.S. investors were set to add their weight to the move at the open, with stock index futures all down around […]

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Global stocks slide, dollar gains ahead of Fed minutes

“Wall Street opened mostly lower, following slight declines in European shares, while U.S. Treasury prices and German bonds fell amid caution ahead of the release of the Fed’s minutes at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The dollar edged higher from a six-month low against the euro and gained versus the yen as traders bet the minutes will […]

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