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  • *Asia shares edge up after Wall St makes more records. SYDNEY, Dec 14- Asia shares crept cautiously higher on Wednesday while a hush settled on the U.S. dollar as investors felt certain the Federal Reserve would raise rates for the first time in a year, but were less sure what it might herald for 2017.. Australia led the going early with a gain of 0.8 percent, though...

  • TOKYO, Dec 14- The dollar took a breather on Wednesday as investors waited to see if the U.S. Federal Reserve will signal any acceleration in the pace of future rate increases to deal with an expected ramp-up in fiscal spending under President-elect Donald Trump. I think they will maintain their previous projections to raise rates twice next year but if they turn...

  • HONG KONG, Dec 14- HSBC has launched a $290 million lending facility aimed at technology start-ups and other new industries in China's Pearl River Delta region, intensifying the battle for a slice of a business that is growing despite a slowing economy. With the launch of its 2 billion yuan "innovation fund" for small and medium-sized companies in the Guangdong...

  • *Asia shares edge up after Wall St makes more records. SYDNEY, Dec 14- Asia shares crept cautiously higher on Wednesday while a hush settled on the U.S. dollar as investors felt certain the Federal Reserve would raise rates for the first time in a year, but were less sure what it might herald for 2017.. Australia led the early going with gains of 0.7 percent and MSCI's...

  • TOKYO, Dec 14- The dollar took a breather on Wednesday as investors looked to whether the Federal Reserve will signal any acceleration in the pace of future rate increases to deal with an expected ramp-up in fiscal spending under President-elect Donald Trump. The euro traded little changed at $1.0628, off Monday's one-week low of $1.0525.

  • *Asia shares edge higher after Wall St makes more records. SYDNEY, Dec 14- Asia shares trailed Wall Street higher on Wednesday while the U.S. dollar held steady, with markets certain the Federal Reserve will raise rates for the first time in a year but less sure what it might signal for policy in 2017.. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged...

  • Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen.

    Carter Worth, Cornerstone Macro Head of Technical Analysis, goes to the charts to discuss why investors should sell financials ahead of the Fed decision.

  • BlackRock: Here's what to buy

    Kate Moore, BlackRock chief equity strategist, discusses what investors can still buy with stocks at record levels.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Dec 13- Wells Fargo would damage financial markets if it were pushed to bankruptcy, U.S. regulators said on Tuesday as they imposed restrictions on the bank's business. On Tuesday, regulators determined that Wells Fargo's living will still fell short and that the San Francisco- based bank would be sanctioned, the Federal Deposit Insurance...

  • WELLS FARGO FAILS ITS' LIVING WILLS' TEST, FACES SANCTIONS- U.S.

  • Wells Fargo was one of five banks to fail an initial assessment in April. On Tuesday, regulators determined that Wells Fargo's living wills fell short and that the San Francisco- based bank would be sanctioned, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation said in a statement. Wells Fargo may submit an amended living will by March 31 and regulators may lift...

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 13- Chile's central bank held the benchmark interest rate at 3.5 percent on Tuesday, as expected, but adjusted its previously neutral bias to indicate that monetary stimulus may soon be on the cards. "The board considers that, should recent economic backdrop trends continue, alongside their implications for the medium-term outlook on inflation, it...

  • Dozens of balloons hover in the sky during the Mass Ascencion at the opening of the International Balloon Fiesta at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    The move in yields shouldn't start impacting equity values until the 10-year note doubles from its current level.

  • By Huw Jones and Andreas Kröner. LONDON/ FRANKFURT, Dec 13- Global banking regulators have softened proposed new capital rules in a bid to ease European concerns that extra demands would cause banks to crimp their lending, three sources said. The Basel Committee of banking supervisors from nearly 30 countries met in Chile last month in an effort to complete new...

  • Dead heat horse race

    Overall, medium-term gains for stock investors should be moderate, said Kate Moore, chief equity strategist at BlackRock.

  • MILAN, Dec 13- UniCredit has raised the bar for other Italian banks by announcing a radical clean-up of its balance sheet through the sale of bad loans worth 17.7 billion euros. Italy's biggest lender by assets said on Tuesday that it plans to raise 13 billion euros in a share issue early next year to offset the capital hit from 8 billion euros in fourth-quarter...

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