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  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 BUDAPEST- Hungarian Business Leaders Forum's Financial Summit 18 conference, titled "Breakout Brexit" JAKARTA- Indonesia central bank interest rate decision- 0700 GMT ANKARA- Turkey central bank monetary policy meeting- 1100 GMT PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank interest rate decision- 1300 GMT CAIRO- Central bank of Egypt monetary...

  • LONDON- Bank of England's Monetary Policy Member Kristin Forbes will discuss why economics shocks can have global reach and the variety of factors involved- 1200 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank releases its economic bulletin- 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank publishes the results of its second targeted long-term refinancing operation, a...

  • LONDON- Bank of England's Monetary Policy Member Kristin Forbes will discuss why economics shocks can have global reach and the variety of factors involved- 1200 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank releases its economic bulletin- 0800 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank publishes the results of its second targeted long-term refinancing operation, a...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 22- Asian shares look set to rise for a sixth straight session on Thursday after the Federal Reserve left U.S. rates unchanged and plotted a lower trajectory for future hikes, slugging the dollar and boosting commodity prices. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was seen testing its recent one-year peak.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- The House of Representatives Financial Services committee plans to hold a hearing into Wells Fargo& Co next week after a scandal at the bank involving 2 million fake accounts that thousands of employees set up in customers' names. The hearing, which a committee spokeswoman said would be held on Sept. 29, follows one by the Senate banking panel on...

  • *S&P 500 gains 1.1 percent after Fed decision. NEW YORK, Sept 21- U.S. stocks rallied and the dollar index eased further on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left U.S. interest rates unchanged, keeping its low-rate environment intact for now. And you could argue the market was satisfied that you didn't see a Fed anxious to raise rates dramatically, "said Quincy...

  • WELLINGTON, Sept 22- New Zealand's central bank held its benchmark interest rate at 2.0 percent on Thursday but reiterated that further easing will be required. Seventeen of 18 economists polled by Reuters had expected the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to remain on hold, while one had forecast a 25 basis point rate cut. New Zealand's central bank has cut rates twice...

  • Sept 21- Wednesday brought a double gift for risk investors: the usual, as the Federal Reserve declined yet again to raise rates, and the exotic, as the Bank of Japan declined to carry on undercutting its financial sector. The contrast between the supportive framework for asset prices and the disappointing outcomes for the economies in question is stark.

  • WELLINGTON, Sept 22- New Zealand's central bank held its benchmark interest rate at 2.0 percent on Thursday but reiterated that further easing will be required. Seventeen of 18 economists polled by Reuters had expected the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to remain on hold, while one had forecast a 25 basis point rate cut. Our current projections and assumptions...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Wall Street racked up gains on Wednesday, and the Nasdaq closed at a record high, after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged, for now leaving intact the low-rate environment that has helped underpin the bull market. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 163.81 points, or 0.9 percent, to 18,293.77, the S&P 500 gained 23.34 points, or...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Bank of America Corp has settled a lawsuit by a former top female banker who had accused it of being a "bro's club" that favored male employees over women, and punishing her because she complained about questionable activity. Terms of the settlement of Megan Messina's lawsuit were not disclosed in a Wednesday filing in Manhattan federal court.

  • *U.S. central bank says case for rate increase stronger. WASHINGTON, Sept 21- The U.S. Fed Chair Janet Yellen, speaking after the central bank's latest policy statement, said U.S. growth was looking stronger and rate increases would be needed to keep the economy from overheating and fueling high inflation.

  • John Stumpf, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Wells Fargo & Co.

    Yellen's comments came after the Federal Open Market Committee elected again this year to not raise rates.

  • Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Yellen's comments came after the Federal Open Market Committee elected again this year to not raise rates.

  • Janet Yellen

    Yellen's comments came after the Federal Open Market Committee elected again this year to not raise rates.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 21- Mexico's peso briefly strengthened on Wednesday after the U.S. Earlier on Wednesday, Mexico's finance minister said in a TV interview he expected the Fed's decision to have some impact on the peso, which has weakened nearly 15 percent against the dollar this year. Banamex said in an analyst note on Tuesday evening it now expects the Bank of...

  • WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged but signaling that it will likely raise rates before year's end. For the first time in nearly two years and for the first time since Janet Yellen became Fed chair in February 2015, there were three dissents to the Fed's statement. The three officials are all presidents of regional Fed...

  • Sept 21- U.S. short-term interest rate futures trimmed earlier losses and some nearer-term maturities rose on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve kept rates steady and signaled future rate hikes would be even more gradual than previously thought. The change in prices suggests traders are trimming bets on a rate hike later this year. Before the report traders...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Billionaire investor Daniel Loeb, whose Third Point hedge fund has recently pushed for change at Japanese companies, said on Wednesday that he approved of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy move, but added corporate reform is still needed to help revive growth. Loeb, whose $16 billion Third Point fund has been investing in Japan for years, was...

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