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  • Bernanke regrets not explaining crisis better

    Bernanke regrets not explaining crisis better

    When asked if he any regrets, Bernanke told a Toronto business crowd on Tuesday that it's unfortunate the public thinks the bank favored Wall Street instead of Main Street -- that is big investors instead of small investors.

  • Asian stocks subdued in holiday thin trade

    Asian stocks subdued in holiday thin trade

    Global markets have been buffeted in recent weeks by tensions in Ukraine, signs of slowing growth in China and uncertainty over when the US Federal Reserve would start to tighten interest rates.

  • Ex-Goldman director Rajat Gupta starts prison term on June 17

    Ex-Goldman director Rajat Gupta starts prison term on June 17

    Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta is expected to begin his two-year prison term on June 17 for insider trading.

  • Nikkei gains on upbeat US corporate earnings, data

    Nikkei gains on upbeat US corporate earnings, data

    The latest data showed the US economy's health was improving. The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected in the latest week. Factory activity in the US mid-Atlantic region expanded in April at a faster...

  • Global shares edge higher on US data; dollar falls

    Global shares edge higher on US data; dollar falls

    Global equity markets rose slightly on Thursday, boosted by data indicating strength in the US economy and by upbeat results from some major American companies, while the dollar trended lower following dovish Federal Reserve comments.

  • US jobless claims rise less than expected

    US jobless claims rise less than expected

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week and remained near its pre-recession levels, offering further evidence of the economy's underlying strength.

  • European stocks dip, dollar weakens

    European stocks dip, dollar weakens

    European stocks dipped on Thursday as disappointing earnings from US tech heavyweights Google and IBM dampened the previous session's upbeat tone on Wall Street, and the dollar weakened on dovish remarks from the Federal Reserve.

  • Asian stocks struggle higher, lack conviction

    Asian stocks struggle higher, lack conviction

    Asian share markets were trying to rally on Thursday as dovish comments from the head of the US Federal Reserve coupled with an upbeat economic assessment from the central bank to lift Wall Street for a third straight session.

  • Federal Reserve Chair Yellen stresses need for flexibility of policy

    Federal Reserve Chair Yellen stresses need for flexibility of policy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday the US central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy as needed to respond to unforeseen economic challenges.

  • Janet Yellen says Fed mulling stricter rules for Wall Street

    Janet Yellen says Fed mulling stricter rules for Wall Street

    The Fed has been pushing banks to strengthen their balance sheets since the 2007-2009 financial crisis, and last week joined other regulators in requiring the eight largest US banks to increase their capital levels by some $68 billion in total.

  • US consumer inflation rises on higher food, rental housing costs

    US consumer inflation rises on higher food, rental housing costs

    US consumer prices firmed a bit in March in a possible sign that a disinflationary trend has run its course.

  • Rate cuts by RBI unlikely before March 2015: BofA-ML

    Rate cuts by RBI unlikely before March 2015: BofA-ML

    US brokerage Bank of America-Merrill Lynch has said its sees the first rate cut this fiscal year (2014-15) only in March next as inflation is expected to fall only by the end of December on a decline in commodity prices driven by the Federal Reserve ...

  • Fitch affirms India at 'BBB-'; outlook stable

    Fitch affirms India at 'BBB-'; outlook stable

    The course of the Indian economy is uncertain in light of the on-going parliamentary elections, with the results due to be announced on 16 May 2014. Once the next coalition starts implementing its economic policies, it will become clearer whether the...

  • Rajan urges global monetary policy scrutiny

    Rajan urges global monetary policy scrutiny

    Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan, who presciently warned of risks ahead of the 2008 global meltdown, also endorsed calls for a stronger safety net from the International Monetary Fund to provide liquidity access to vulnerable countries.

  • World stocks rise on Fed minutes, eyes on Greek bond sale

    World stocks rise on Fed minutes, eyes on Greek bond sale

    European investors also looked optimistically to Greece's return to the bond markets later on Thursday for further evidence that Europe's economic recovery is gathering pace, dampening the impact of gloomy Chinese exports data.

  • At least six months between end of QE and rate rise: Fed's Evans

    At least six months between end of QE and rate rise: Fed's Evans

    The Fed has kept rates near zero since the depths of the recession in late 2008, and has bought some $3 trillion in bonds to help lower US borrowing costs. It has reduced its bond-buying and expects to wind it down by the fall.

  • Asian shares rise as Fed minutes soothe sentiment

    Asian shares rise as Fed minutes soothe sentiment

    The perception change on the Fed's thinking also prompted the dollar to fall to near its mid-March low against a basket of currencies, while US short-term yields also hit three-week lows.

  • Gold extends gains on increased buying, global cues

    Gold extends gains on increased buying, global cues

    Gold in London, which normally sets price trend on the domestic front, rose by 0.1 per cent to $1,309.54 an ounce. On the domestic front, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity shot up by Rs 220 each to Rs 29,700 and Rs 29,500 per ten gram respectivel...

  • Gold steadies near two-week high ahead of Federal Reserve minutes

    Gold steadies near two-week high ahead of Federal Reserve minutes

    Gold steadied on Wednesday ahead of the release of minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting, as concerns over tensions in Ukraine balanced against a firmer dollar and fresh outflows from bullion-backed funds.

  • Asia rides Wall Street rebound; Tokyo stocks hit

    Asia rides Wall Street rebound; Tokyo stocks hit

    Japanese stocks, on the other hand, had a tough day on the back of the stronger yen which erodes exporters' competitiveness and their earnings when repatriated.

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