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  • Dow, S&P 500 at Records As Fed-Driven Rally Continues

    Dow, S&P 500 at Records As Fed-Driven Rally Continues

    US stocks rose on Thursday, a day after the US Federal Reserve kept intact its pledge to keep interest rates low, providing a backstop for investors that helped lift both the Dow and S&P to record highs.

  • Wall Street Opens Up, S&P 500 Near Record

    Wall Street Opens Up, S&P 500 Near Record

    US stocks opened higher on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve renewed its commitment to keeping interest rates low.

  • BSE Sensex, Nifty Rise Sharply Amid Broad Gains

    BSE Sensex, Nifty Rise Sharply Amid Broad Gains

    The BSE Sensex and Nifty saw their biggest percentage gain in over three months on Thursday as the US Federal Reserve renewed its pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time".

  • Japan Stocks Rally But Other Asian Markets Muted

    Japan Stocks Rally But Other Asian Markets Muted

    The dollar vaulted to a six-year peak on the yen as the Federal Reserve's outlook for rising rates underlined the diverging path between the US and the rest of the rich world.

  • Federal Reserve Chair Yellen's Remarks at Press Conference

    Federal Reserve Chair Yellen's Remarks at Press Conference

    The following are highlights of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's remarks at a press conference on Wednesday following the conclusion of the US central bank's two-day policy meeting.

  • Wall Street Ends Higher After Federal Reserve; Dow at Record

    Wall Street Ends Higher After Federal Reserve; Dow at Record

    US stocks ended up on Wednesday, with the Dow at a record high, after the Federal Reserve renewed its pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time" and repeated its concerns about slack in the labour market, standing firm against ...

  • Wall Street Climbs Ahead of Federal Reserve Statement; DuPont Up

    Wall Street Climbs Ahead of Federal Reserve Statement; DuPont Up

    US stocks rose on Wednesday, ahead of a key statement by the Federal Reserve which is expected to provide clues on the next monetary policy move by the US central bank.

  • US Consumer Prices Post First Decline in Nearly 1-1/2 Years

    US Consumer Prices Post First Decline in Nearly 1-1/2 Years

    US consumer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in August and underlying inflation pressures were muted, potentially reducing the urgency for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.

  • Sensex Rebounds on Hopes Federal Reserve Will Retain Stimulus

    Sensex Rebounds on Hopes Federal Reserve Will Retain Stimulus

    The BSE Sensex rose on Wednesday, recovering from nearly 2-1/2-week lows hit in the previous session, as hopes the Federal Reserve would keep its stimulus measures boosted exporters such as Infosys Ltd and other blue chips.

  • Fed, China Stimulus Hopes Boost World Stocks

    Fed, China Stimulus Hopes Boost World Stocks

    This anticipated stimulus from the world's two largest economies eclipsed the growing nervousness and uncertainty surrounding Thursday's Scottish independence referendum, which most polls suggest is still too close to confidently predict.

  • Financial Markets Awaiting Any Fed Signal On Rates

    Financial Markets Awaiting Any Fed Signal On Rates

    The phrase that investors will be alert for is "considerable time." The presence or absence of those two words is viewed as key to the Fed's timetable for a change in its key short-term rate.

  • Fed Could Hint on Rate-hike Plans As it Prepares for Policy Turn

    Fed Could Hint on Rate-hike Plans As it Prepares for Policy Turn

    Although a tightening of monetary policy is not expected until mid-2015, the central bank could use a policy statement on Wednesday to lay important groundwork.

  • Gold Inches Up for Third Day; Fed Eyed for Rate Outlook

    Gold Inches Up for Third Day; Fed Eyed for Rate Outlook

    The Fed is expected to make a statement on policy decision at 1800 GMT, with markets awaiting hints on when the Fed would increase rates. Any increase in interest rates would dim the appeal of non-interest-bearing assets such as gold.

  • Roller-coaster Debate Over New Fed Tool May Get Resolved This Week

    Roller-coaster Debate Over New Fed Tool May Get Resolved This Week

    Investors worldwide are watching the US central bank's policy meeting that ends on Wednesday for hints on when it will start raising borrowing costs. But perhaps as importantly, officials may finally update a 2011 blueprint for a gradual tightening o...

  • Asia Shares Rise on Fed, China Policy Speculation

    Asia Shares Rise on Fed, China Policy Speculation

    The Dow hit a fresh record while the US dollar took a knock after the Wall Street Journal's Fed watcher Jon Hilsenrath said the central bank would keep the words "considerable time" in its policy statement, though it might qualify them.

  • Asia Shares Edge Up as Investors Second-guess Fed

    Asia Shares Edge Up as Investors Second-guess Fed

    The Dow hit a fresh record while the US dollar took a knock after the Wall Street Journal's Fed watcher Jon Hilsenrath said the central bank would keep the words "considerable time" in its policy statement, though it might qualify them.

  • Dow Hits Record on Shifting Views Over Federal Reserve's Next Move

    Dow Hits Record on Shifting Views Over Federal Reserve's Next Move

    US stocks rose on Tuesday with the Dow Industrials hitting a record intraday high as markets reacted to wavering expectations over the language the Federal Reserve will use Wednesday to describe its next policy move.

  • Gold, Silver Up on Increased Buying, Firm Global Cues

    Gold, Silver Up on Increased Buying, Firm Global Cues

    Marketmen said apart from increased buying by jewellers and retailers to meet upcoming festive season demand, a firming global trend on speculation prices near an eight-month low will spur more buying as the US Federal Reserve begins a two-day policy...

  • World Stocks Hit One-month Low, Focus on Fed

    World Stocks Hit One-month Low, Focus on Fed

    The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 45 countries, was down 0.2 per cent after hitting its lowest level since mid-August earlier in the session. In Europe, the benchmark FTSEurofirst 300 was down 0.4 per cent.

  • Asian Shares on Edge as Investors Brace for Fed

    Asian Shares on Edge as Investors Brace for Fed

    Speculation that the Fed could raise interests sooner and faster than previously expected have rattled many share markets around the global and supported the US dollar.

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