Italy crisis is ‘pretty worrisome,’ says former Eurogroup President Dijsselbloem

An Italian crisis would be an “implosion” and have severe consequences for the country’s banking system, the f ...

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China's third quarter GDP growth slowest since 2009, misses expectations

China’s third quarter economic growth slowed to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis, and missed expectations, as a year ...

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Peso hits fresh one-month high vs dollar

The peso is on a roll, notching a new best performance against the US dollar in more than a month on Wednesday, a day after it appreciated b ...

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WALL STREET FAILS TO EXTEND RALLY

Trump administration reportedly plans to pull the U.S. out of the postal treaty. Trade-sensitive stocks lead losses on Wednesday. WTI sett ...

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LEADING INDEX STILL POINTING TO GROWTH SLOWDOWN

Six month annualised growth rate in the Westpac–Melbourne Institute Leading Index, which indicates the likely pace of economic activit ...

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US OIL FIRMS FACING CHALLENGING QUARTER DESPITE RISING CRUDE 

US oil services sector is set to see a struggling recovery in 2018's third quarter, despite bolstered crude barrel prices. Despite crude oi ...

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Whats next for Gold?

After three weeks of an uptrend, Gold bulls have been a little cautious on the way to the July highs with RSI shying away from the ...

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FUNDAMENTALS BATTLE POSITIONING, REAL YIELDS SUPPORT THE USD

Fundamentals are battling excessive positioning in several currencies, including the AUD and NZD where positioning data suggest that the mar ...

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SAUDI PRINCE DENIES KNOWLEDGE OF JOURNALIST SLAYING

In a move that sees US President Trump once again standing on the opposite side of the room from human rights supporters, the US President i ...

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UK PM MAY'S REMARKS OVERNIGHT SUGGEST A BREXIT DEAL COULD BE HARDER THAN EXPECTED

Clearly not in a place where we wanted to be on Brexit at the moment.December Brexit agreement could work for EU.But could mean a tight sche ...

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CHINA CPI INFLATION RISES ON HIGHER FOOD PRICE INFLATION

China’s CPI inflation rose further to 2.5% y-o-y in September from 2.3% in August, in line with market consensus (Consensus: 2.5%; Nom ...

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THE YEN STILL WINS OVER THE FRANC AS BEST SAFE-HAVEN

Citigroup analysts are pegging the Japanese Yen as remaining the market's go-to safe haven of choice when investors are fleeing risk. Based ...

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ECB STILL SET TO TURN OFF QE TAPS DESPITE POLITICAL AND TRADE RISKS

All the economists polled unanimously that the European Central Bank (ECB) will unwind its quantitative easing (QE) program by end-Dec, desp ...

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KEY Analysis

GBP After reports that negotiators had concluded a draft Withdrawal Agreement last week came the news that Theresa May was unable to of ...

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U.S. government posts widest deficit since 2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government closed the 2018 fiscal year $779 billion in the red, its highest deficit in six years, as Republi ...

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IRTI, UNHAS to enhance Islamic finance education

As part of initiatives to develop Islamic finance as an academic discipline, the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islam ...

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Asian shares resume descent, oil prices up on Saudi tensions

Asian shares slipped on Monday as worries over Sino-U.S. trade disputes, a possible slowdown in the Chinese economy and higher U.S. borrowin ...

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See week on week market comparison for : Indices, currencies, equities, commodities and treasuries.... US. Indices Dow -4.2%to 25,3 ...

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Scarlett Johansson's New $4 Million New York Home

Scarlett Johansson has purchased a new home just north of New York City. According to the New York Post, the 33-year-old Ave ...

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Gold spikes to $1218 as dollar slips

Comex gold climbs more than 2% to $1,218/oz. for its third straight daily gain, the metal’s best run since late August, as the dollar ...

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BROAD-BASED EURO-ZONE ECONOMIC GROWTH WILL CONTINUE

   •  The Euro area economy continues to expand in a broad-based manner.   •  A test of economic ind ...

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CHINA'S STATE MEDIA CALLS FOR BROAD STOCK MARKET "SUPPORT

Chinese state media outlets are rattling their bells, calling for support in equities as they attempt to soothe fears from the current "corr ...

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ECB CAN'T, AND WON'T, RESCUE ITALY WITHOUT A FULL-ON BAILOUT AGREEMENT

The ECB will be unlikely to provide any type of specific financial aide or assistance to Italy in the face of burgeoning bond yields and que ...

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We’re being punished for ‘doing the right thing’: Philippine Finance secretary

KEY POINTS Speaking to CNBC at the IMF and World Bank meetings in Bali, Indonesia, Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said ...

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S&P 500 drops below key level watched by traders, signifying the bull market could be broken

Wall Street’s anxieties took a new turn Thursday after the stock market broke below a key technical level that has supported the marke ...

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Currency Manipulation

“Recent reports suggest the Trump administration has been unhappy with the RMB depreciation and President Trump has, in the past, expr ...

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Asia stocks crumble: Shanghai topples more than 5%, Nikkei declines nearly 4%

KEY POINTS Asia markets fell sharply on Thursday, with the stock indexes in Shanghai and Shenzhen both tumbling more than 5 per ...

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MALAYSIAN MANUFACTURING POINTS TO SLOWER GDP GROWTH

Malaysian industrial production growth slowed to 2.2% year-on-year in that month from 2.6% in July.Key Quotes“The outcome was slightly ...

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UK HOUSING PRICES OUTLOOK WEAKEST SINCE BREXIT

British housing surveyors are increasingly downbeat about housing prices, with the RICS housing survey ticking into its worst reading since ...

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VERY CONCERNED BY SINO-US TRADE TENSIONS

Jim Yong Kim, President of World Bank, is concerned by the US-China trade tensions and fears a clear economic slowdown if all countries went ...

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Market Recap

Forex trade in previous sessiin was lively with a heavy risk-off tone emanating from concerns over global growth and further IMF warnings af ...

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US PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLS THE US FED 'CRAZY'

On Wednesday US President Donald Trump lambasted the US Federal Reserve once again, complaining that the Fed has gone "crazy", but the presi ...

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CURRENCY MANIPULATIONS

Mitul Kotecha, Senior Emerging Markets Strategist at TD Securities, suggests that nervousness over the upcoming US Treasury semi-annual FX r ...

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NEW ZEALAND'S ROBERTSON: PRUDENT TO RUN SURPLUSES, PAY DOWN DEBT

The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) latest global economic forecasts highlight the importance of running budget surpluses and pay down d ...

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GLOBAL DEBT IS GROWING

Global debt levels reached a record $182 trillion in 2017, having grown 50 percent in the previous decade, the International Monetary Fund ( ...

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TRUMP TO INCREASE ETHANOL USE IN PETROL TO APPEASE FARMERS, SHUNS OIL PRODUCERS

US President Donald Trump is seeking to eradicate limits on gasoline fuels that contain large amounts of ethanol, in an effort to bid up US ...

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UK PPM MAY TO FORCE A BREXIT COMPROMISE AT HOME

The flow of Brexit-centric headlines continues through the week, and the UK Times is out with notes on UK Prime Minister Theresa, who looks ...

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FED'S WILLIAMS REPEATS EXPECTATION FOR FURTHER GRADUAL RATE HIKES

John C. Williams, President of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, is out on the wires stating that he expects further gradual ...

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IMF: GLOBAL FINANCIAL STABILITY AT RISK WITH RISING TRADE TENSIONS

As reported by Reuters, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is warning that still-rising trade tensions are becoming an increasingly ...

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BREAKING NEWS: GBP/USD BREAKS TREND LINE RESISTANCE, EN ROUTE TO R1 1.3141 ON BREXIT NOISE

GBP/USD has rallied to the highest levels since 26th October at the time of writing and is embarking on a test of R1 at 1.3141 on posit ...

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BREAKING NEWS: RAAB SPEAKING EARLIER THAN SCHEDULED, "THERE ARE STILL DIFFERENCES"

Raab is making comments on Brexit post a parliamentary discussion: We continue to press our case for future relationships. Will ...

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EUR/GBP LOOKING FOR A TEST OF R3 AND POSSIBLE BREAK TO 0.87 THE FIGURE ON POSITIVE BREXIT NOISE

9 October 2018, 19:10 EUR/GBP sent packing on Brexit noise as we wait for Raab's presser and update. EUR/GBP on the verge of a test of R3 ...

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USD/TRY SHOULD SEE A DEEPER PULLBACK WHILE BELOW 6.2248 –

In opinion of Axel Rudolph, Senior Analyst at Commerzbank, the pair is expected to keep the bearish stance as long as it trades below 6.2248 ...

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IMF Cuts Forecast for Global Growth as Trade War Takes Its Toll

The International Monetary Fund said the world economy is plateauing as the lender cut its growth forecast for the first time in m ...

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Asia stocks at 17-month low as China lets yuan slip

Asian shares hit 17-month lows on Tuesday as China allowed its currency to slip past a psychological bulwark amid sharp losses in domestic s ...

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Microsoft is investing in ride-hailing firm Grab

KEY POINTS Tech giant Microsoft said it will invest an undisclosed sum into Singapore-based ride-sharing company Grab as part of a st ...

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China says it’s not afraid of trade war with the US — its actions show Beijing is nervous

KEY POINTS The People’s Bank of China announced on Sunday it was cutting the reserve requirement ratio for most banks by 100 ba ...

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Forex Weekly Outlook October 8-12 – Dollar dominates again

The US Dollar gained some ground against its peers in a turbulent week. What’s next? US inflation stands out in the second week of Oct ...

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Chris Evans says 'farewell' to Captain America role

Chris Evans appears to have hung up Captain America's shield for the last time as he posted a message of farewell on social media. The ac ...

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Stocks Decline as U.S. Yields Rise; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap

Stocks in Europe fell along with U.S. equity-index futures as Treasury yields resumed their upward march, rounding out a tough week when a&n ...

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World's Richest Lose $63 Billion on Trade Tensions, Stock Slide

The combined net worth of the world’s 500 richest people fell the most in six months on Thursday, according to the Bloomberg Bill ...

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Asia markets mostly gain after muted Wall Street moves overnight

KEY POINTS Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the U.S. central bank was “a long way” from neutral on interest rates on ...

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JPMorgan Cuts China Stocks on Risks of Full-Blown Trade War

The likelihood of a “full-blown trade war" next year between the world’s two largest economies made JPMorgan Chase & Co. the ...

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Chinese movie star Fan Bingbing hit with huge tax evasion fines

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has ordered A-list movie star Fan Bingbing to pay about 884 million yuan ($129 million) in overdue taxes and fines ...

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The World's Worst Stock Market Is Not Cheap Enough to Buy

For some Philippine money managers, it’s still too soon to scoop up shares in the world’s worst-performing stock market. As the ...

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Asia markets mixed despite Dow’s record high overnight

Asia markets were mixed on Wednesday morning following the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s record high overnight on Wall Street. The&n ...

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Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he sees inflation risks in the U.S. economy as muted. An international survey found that a hefty ...

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Rupiah Weakens Past 15,000 per Dollar for First Time Since 1998

Indonesia’s rupiah weakened past 15,000 per dollar for the first time in 20 years amid a souring of sentiment toward emerging-nation a ...

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Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

It took a while to get there, but the U.S., Canada and Mexico have struck a revised trade deal. Meanwhile, oil reached the highest level sin ...

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Dollar consolidates gains, yen weighed by appetite for risk after NAFTA deal

TOKYO (Reuters) - The yen traded near its lowest in more than 10 months against the dollar on Tuesday, weighed down by increased risk appeti ...

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China says its economy is slowing. Its central bank may be preparing to intervene

KEY POINTS China’s central bank is likely to cut reserve requirement ratios for banks one more time this year, said Jeff Ng, ch ...

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Philippines still a net borrower as of end - June

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines remains a net borrower despite the 16.2 percent decline in its international investment positi ...

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U.S. Stock Futures, Loonie, Peso Advance on Trade: Markets Wrap

U.S. equity futures advanced along with the currencies of Canada and Mexico as negotiators agreed to preserve a three-way trade bl ...

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China’s Manufacturers Slow in September as Trade War Worsens

Two gauges of activity in China’s manufacturing sector worsened in September, reflecting the nation’s economic slowdown and fall ...

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Indonesia hikes rates again to defend its currency, but analysts see further weakness ahead

KEY POINTS Bank Indonesia on Thursday raised its benchmark policy rate by 25 basis points to 5.75 percent in another attempt to cur ...

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Nikkei scales 27-year highs as investors raise bets on Japan Inc

* Nikkei has risen 1.3 pct for week * Nikkei on track to post biggest monthly gain since last Oct * Rising freight charges lift shippers ...

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'Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner hints HBO show's 'heartbreaking' finale may divide fans

Sophie Turner says reading the “Game of Thrones” finale script tugged at her heartstrings. Turner, 22, looked back on the big m ...

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Goldman, JPMorgan, four others must face stock lending antitrust case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N), JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) and four other large b ...

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Index suffers as foreign funds continue to flee

MANILA, Philippines — Market investors continued to dump Philippine stocks, making the local stock market the worst performing index i ...

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Porsche Increases Investments in New Technologies With Focus on Blockchain and AI Startups

German automobile manufacturer Porsche AG will increase in its investments in startups — with a focus on blockchain and ...

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Fed raises U.S. interest rates, sees at least three more years of growth

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday and left intact its plans to steadily tighten monetary po ...

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Malaysia in Talks to Become First in Asia to Allow Medical Pot

Public outrage over a death penalty handed to a 29-year-old man is spurring Malaysia to start talks to legalize marijuana for medical use, r ...

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Google to allow certain cryptocurrency ads in U.S., Japan

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Tuesday it would allow certain regulated cryptocurrency exchanges to advertise in ...

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Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

U.S. President Donald Trump unleashes a list of global grievances at the United Nations, and India cuts imports of Iranian oil to zero.  ...

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Malaysia: MIDF is neutral on Nazir Razak’s departure from CIMB

MIDF Research is neutral on the news of Datuk Seri Nazir Razak stepping down from his position as CIMB Group Holdings Bhd chairman and all o ...

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New U.S.-South Korea Pact Spurs Hopes for Nafta, China Deals

The signing of a renegotiated free-trade agreement between the U.S. and South Korea is spurring optimism that export markets for American fa ...

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Major Traders Are Talking About $100 Oil Again

Major oil trading houses are predicting the return of $100 crude for the first time since 2014 as OPEC and its allies struggle to compensate ...

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Asia Stocks Open Mixed as Politics, Trade Dominate: Markets Wrap

Asian stocks were off to a muted start Tuesday after U.S. stocks slipped on growing concern about the outlook for global trade and American ...

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Indonesian Market Today

A. Indonesian Market Morning Review As trade war between China and USA still in session, and each of them prolong the trade war, our Indone ...

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Ramalan JPMorgan: Krisis finansial berikutnya akan menyerang di 2020

KONTAN.CO.ID - NEW YORK. Seberapa buruk krisis finansial berikutnya akan terjadi? Berikut analisa JPMorgan Chase & Co. Satu dekade ...

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China cancels military talks with U.S

China cancels military talks with U.S China summoned the U.S. ambassador in Beijing and postponed joint military talks in protest against a ...

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Japan and U.S trade deal ?

Trade deal on a table... Japan is mulling a bilateral trade agreement with the United States that would lower tariffs on U.S. agriculture i ...

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Decae ago banks were first to fall...

Banks were first to fall... Banks were the first institutions to fall in a decade of lost trust. The crisis that reached its climax with th ...

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Vietnam President dies.

Vietnam President dies aged 61. Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died in a military hospital at the age of 61, state media report. ...

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Palm Oil Plantations in Indonesia

Moratorium on New Palm Oil Plantations in Indonesia   Indonesian President Joko Widodo signed Presidential Instruction No 8/2018 on t ...

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What is Islamic Finance?

Islamic finance is a global financial system that complies with sharia  — a code of conduct that guides all aspects of Muslim lif ...

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What will FED do? FED interest rates are kept at 2.00 level at this moment. According to Smart Trend research and global analysts’ e ...

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International Anti-Money Laundering Standards for Crypto Expected in October

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said it is getting closer to the establishment of a global set of anti-money laundering (AM ...

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Best time to switch from PHP assets?

  USD to PHP Forecast, Dollar to Philippine Peso Currency Rate Prediction Should I choose switch to USD assets from PHP at the moment ...

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Next James Bond film to be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

LONDON (Reuters) - The next James Bond film will be directed by American Cary Joji Fukunaga, the man behind the first season of U.S. drama & ...

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What about Indonesia?

Is Indonesia still good investment location? Damhuri Nasution, Head of Economic Research at the Danareksa Research Institute, has reported ...

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise declares $0.1125 dividend

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) declares $0.1125/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 2.67% Payable Jan. 2 ...

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Dollar Slips, Yen Nears Two-Month Low as China Announces Retaliation Tariffs

Investing.com - The U.S. dollar slipped, while the Japanese yen hovered near a two-month low on Wednesday as investors digested the latest t ...

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The Emerging Market Rout Is Nearing a Turning Point, Templeton Says

  Franklin Templeton Investments says the rout in emerging markets may be nearing a bottom, though reckons there are st ...

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Australia’s dollar is finding itself in unusual company these days, getting sold along with former emerging-market darlings such as th ...

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  Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway had $111 billion of cash on its balance sheet at the end of last quarter, the most in the compan ...

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Euro struggles to make headway even as dollar rally fades; yen rebounds

By Tommy Wilkes LONDON (Reuters) - The euro hovered around the $1.16 mark on Wednesday but failed to capitalise on a pause in the ...

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Bull Market Bashers Can’t Cry Complacency

Investors’ cautious optimism leads market commentary. The S&P 500 Index rallied on Tuesday, coming within 0.3 percent o ...

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Asian shares up for fourth day on solid US earnings, China stimulus hopes

  TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares extended their recovery into a fourth day on Wednesday, buoyed by strong U.S. earnings and expectatio ...

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