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  • Gold Snaps Two-Day Gains, Down Rs 50 on Weak Global Cues

    Gold Snaps Two-Day Gains, Down Rs 50 on Weak Global Cues

    Marketmen said stockists selling in tandem with a weak global trend amid speculation that the Federal Reserve will raise US interest rates sooner than expected mainly influenced the sentiment.

  • Rupee Falls to 60.27 on Dollar Demand

    Rupee Falls to 60.27 on Dollar Demand

    The dollar clung to modest gains early on Wednesday after bulls latched onto a comment by the head of the Federal Reserve that rates could rise sooner if employment continued to improve, while strong inflation sent sterling to a six-year high.

  • Fed Chair Yellen Says US Recovery Incomplete, Defends Loose Policy

    Fed Chair Yellen Says US Recovery Incomplete, Defends Loose Policy

    The US economic recovery remains incomplete, with a still-ailing job market and stagnant wages justifying loose monetary policy for the foreseeable future, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told a Senate committee on Tuesday.

  • Wall Street Opens Higher, Investors Look to Yellen

    Wall Street Opens Higher, Investors Look to Yellen

    US stocks opened higher on Tuesday, boosted after earnings from JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs, though investors were looking ahead to testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

  • Asian Shares Gain, Count on Federal Reserves Support

    Asian Shares Gain, Count on Federal Reserves Support

    Asian shares rose on Tuesday after Citigroup's earnings and a fresh round of merger and acquisition activity in the US healthcare industry lifted global share prices.Yet, with elevated stock prices on Wall Street and elsewhere relying substantially o...

  • Federal Reserve Fears Risks Posed by Exit Tools; Plan Almost Done

    Federal Reserve Fears Risks Posed by Exit Tools; Plan Almost Done

    US Federal Reserve officials are cautiously nearing completion of a new plan for managing interest rates, concerned that some of the new tools they are likely to rely on could pose unintended risks in a crisis.

  • Global Recovery to Accelerate in 2015, No Brutal Slowdown in China: IMF

    Global Recovery to Accelerate in 2015, No Brutal Slowdown in China: IMF

    Global economic activity should strengthen in the second half of this year and accelerate in 2015 although momentum could be weaker than expected, International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde said on Sunday.

  • Global Economy Week Ahead: Living in Interesting Times

    Global Economy Week Ahead: Living in Interesting Times

    With US stocks hitting record highs on the back of strong jobs growth, the European Central Bank (ECB) holding out the prospect of printing money and British house prices soaring, there is a lot to ponder in the week to come.

  • What's Making US Economy a World Beater? 5 Factors

    What's Making US Economy a World Beater? 5 Factors

    Europe is floundering. China faces slower growth. Japan is struggling to sustain tentative gains. Yet the US job market is humming, and the pace of economic growth is steadily rising. Five full years after a devastating recession officially ended, th...

  • Asian Stocks Hit Three-year Peak on Upbeat US Data

    Asian Stocks Hit Three-year Peak on Upbeat US Data

    Asian shares rose to a three-year peak on Friday, though the dollar inched away from overnight highs hit on US jobs data which underscored the strength of the economic recovery.

  • US Job Growth Surges, Unemployment Rate Near Six-year Low

    US Job Growth Surges, Unemployment Rate Near Six-year Low

    US employment growth jumped in June and the jobless rate closed in on a six-year low, decisive evidence the economy was growing briskly heading into the second half of the year.

  • Asian Shares Off to Cautious Start, Dollar Soft

    Asian Shares Off to Cautious Start, Dollar Soft

    A string of fairly upbeat but relatively minor US economic data published on Monday did little to weaken expectations, rekindled after surprisingly weak first quarter growth data, that the US Federal Reserve will keep an easy monetary policy for some...

  • Wall Street Ends Lower After Federal Reserve's Bullard Talks About Rates

    Wall Street Ends Lower After Federal Reserve's Bullard Talks About Rates

    US stocks ended slightly lower on Thursday after the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said interest-rate increases should come sooner rather than later.

  • World Stocks Put Aside US Growth Setback

    World Stocks Put Aside US Growth Setback

    A Sunni insurgency in Iraq has driven oil prices as high as $115 a barrel, threatening to raise costs for businesses around the world. Prices eased on Thursday but remain close to levels not seen since the start of 2013.

  • Janet Yellen May be Poised to Rewrite Fed's Rule Book on Wages, Inflation

    Janet Yellen May be Poised to Rewrite Fed's Rule Book on Wages, Inflation

    Research from the Fed's staff and her own past academic work both suggest there may be more slack in the economy than inflation hawks believe, and that businesses in recent years have been slower to raise prices than they were previously.

  • Federal Reserve Not Involved in Clearing India's Iran Oil Dues, Says US

    Federal Reserve Not Involved in Clearing India's Iran Oil Dues, Says US

    Asian buyers such as Japan and South Korea have cleared some of their oil dues as per a payment schedule approved by world powers in a breakthrough deal with Iran in November.

  • Oil Price Risks Put Inflation Back in Focus

    Oil Price Risks Put Inflation Back in Focus

    Iraq will be foremost in investors' minds in the coming week as oil price risk has returned to markets, complicating the task for central banks whose policies are beginning to diverge for the first time since the global financial crisis.

  • World Stocks Just Off Record Peak, Eyes on Iraq

    World Stocks Just Off Record Peak, Eyes on Iraq

    Global stocks traded just off record highs on Friday, still largely undeterred by a second week of violence in Iraq that has sent oil prices to nine-month highs.

  • World Stock Index Hits Record, Dollar Softer After Fed

    World Stock Index Hits Record, Dollar Softer After Fed

    The Dow Jones industrial average rose 14.84 points, or 0.09 per cent, to 16,921.46. The S&P 500 gained 2.5 points, or 0.13 per cent, to 1,959.48 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 3.51 points, or 0.08 per cent, to 4,359.326.

  • Sensex, Nifty Rise as Rupee Rebounds Against Dollar

    Sensex, Nifty Rise as Rupee Rebounds Against Dollar

    BSE Sensex and Nifty moved higher on Thursday on positive global markets after the Federal Reserve gave a positive assessment of the US economy and committed to retaining accommodative monetary policy.

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