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  • *Federal Open Market Committee policy statement due at 1800 GMT. BENGALURU, July 27- Gold edged slightly lower on Wednesday as the dollar and equities firmed ahead of the U.S. Spot gold dipped 0.2 percent to $1,316.90 an ounce at 0302 GMT.

  • *Relatively upbeat U.S, European stocks shore up Asia. HONG KONG, July 27- Asian stocks climbed to fresh near one-year highs and the Japanese yen weakened on Wednesday as awaited central bank meetings this week that could see fresh stimulus in Japan and provide clues on U.S. interest rates. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2...

  • MELBOURNE, July 27- London copper edged down on Wednesday but held above one-week lows hit in the previous session ahead of a meeting of the Federal Reserve which is expected to keep rates unchanged, keeping down costs for capital-intensive commodities. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper climbed half a percent to 37,990 yuan a tonne. *Australia's Fortescue...

  • *Spot gold dipped 0.2 percent to $1,317.26 an ounce at 0051 GMT. *U.S. gold fell 0.3 percent to $1,317.50 an ounce. *The Bank of England is almost certain to cut benchmark borrowing costs when it sets policy on Aug. 4, but a slim majority of economists in a Reuters poll said it would hold off for now on restarting its asset purchase program.

  • decision@ SAO PAULO, July 26- The Brazilian real appreciated and the Mexican peso was stable on Tuesday, ahead of a policy decision by the U.S. Mexico's stock index fell 0.43 percent, dragged down and retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico. A slight dip in Brazil's benchmark Bovespa index was led by a drop in the shares of oil giant Petrobras and banks.

  • THURSDAY, JULY 28 NEW HAVEN, United States- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the Yale Forum on financial crisis management organised by U.S. Department of Treasury in New Haven- 1800 GMT. CAMBRIDGE- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams participates in a policy dialogue on "What's Left in the Fed's Tool Kit?"

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Stonegate Bank on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $6.7 million. Stonegate Bank shares have decreased 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Stonegate Bank, Earnings Report.

  • *Fed starts two-day monetary policy meeting on Tuesday. *McDonald's, Verizon fall on weak results. July 26- U.S. stocks were mixed on Tuesday as Federal Reserve policymakers kicked off a two-day interest rate meeting and investors braced for quarterly scorecards from Apple and Twitter.

  • *Banks to test 50 pct Vancouver decline, 40 pct in Toronto. *Vancouver, Toronto property markets have surged since 2009. TORONTO, July 26- Canada's banking regulator said on Tuesday it will require the country's banks to test how they would withstand a 50 percent drop in property prices in Vancouver and a 40 percent decline in Toronto.

  • *Fed starts two-day monetary policy meeting on Tuesday. *McDonald's, Verizon fall on weak results. July 26- U.S. stocks were mixed on Tuesday as Federal Reserve policymakers kicked off a two-day interest rate meeting and investors braced for quarterly scorecards from Apple and Twitter.

  • NEW YORK, July 26- U.S. stocks were mixed on Tuesday as Federal Reserve policymakers kicked off a two-day interest rate meeting and investors braced for quarterly scorecards from Apple and Twitter.

  • July 26- If Brexit didn't scare financial markets confident in the support of central banks, maybe the prospect of President Donald Trump will. That Brexit, which will slow global growth and imperil the European Union, led to a rally in riskier assets is testament to investors' mastery of the lesson of the past eight years: if rain threatens, central banks will put up...

  • NEW YORK, July 26- A buoyant yen and U.S. oil prices at three-month lows kept stock markets on the defensive on Tuesday as investors awaited central bank meetings this week that will unveil new stimulus in Japan and may provide clues on U.S. interest rates. The yen hit two-week highs against the euro and more than one-week highs against the dollar as traders dialed...

  • *Fed began two-day monetary policy meeting on Tuesday. *McDonald's, Verizon fall on weak results. July 26- U.S. stocks dipped on Tuesday as Federal Reserve policymakers kicked off a two-day interest rate meeting and investors braced for quarterly scorecards from Apple and Twitter.

  • LAGOS, Nigeria— The Central Bank of Nigeria has raised its benchmark interest rate to 14 percent, a 10- year high, as the naira currency continues its free-fall and the West African oil producer heads into recession. Godwin Emefiele on Tuesday said the rate hike will encourage savings and investment. Nigeria is suffering inflation running at 16.5 percent, and the...

  • LONDON, July 26- A buoyant yen and oil prices at their lowest in three months kept stock markets on the defensive on Tuesday as investors awaited central bank meetings this week that will unveil new stimulus in Japan and may provide clues on U.S. interest rates. The yen hit two-week highs against the euro and more than one-week highs against the dollar as traders...

  • July 26- First Hawaiian Inc, a unit of BNP Paribas SA, said its initial public offering could raise as much as $485 million, giving the Honolulu- based bank a market valuation of about $3.21 billion. First Hawaiian Bank, with more than $16 billion of assets, has 62 branches throughout Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. The bank's net income inched up to $54.9 million in the quarter...

  • Energy & banks weigh on Europe indices

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including French telecoms, BP earnings and U.K. movers.

  • Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak

    Goldman Sachs is being sued by a shareholder of one of its former clients over alleged fraudulent misrepresentations that involve links to the prime minister of Malaysia.

  • TIRANA, Albania— The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is looking to support financially the development of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, which plans to bring gas across the Balkans and on to Italy. "In the energy sector, the EBRD is well aware of the need to secure energy for Europe which is affordable and acceptable from the point of view of climate...

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