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  • *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?"

  • *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.

  • *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- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced changes in the way it reports U.S. vehicle sales on Tuesday amid an investigation by federal authorities into claims of inflated sales figures. The maker of Jeep and Dodge vehicles said earlier this month that it was cooperating with investigations by the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange...

  • *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.

  • July 26- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has enhanced warnings of side effects of a group of strong antibiotics used to treat a variety of respiratory and urinary tract infections and limited their use to patients with no alternatives. The antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones include Johnson& Johnson's Levaquin, Bayer's Cipro extended-release...

  • Traders have priced in an 18.7 percent chance of a rate increase in September and a 42.8 percent chance in December, according to CME Group's FedWatch tool. "Investors have had the opportunity to drink from a fire hydrant of information," said Eric Wiegand, senior portfolio manager at the Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank. Apple, which is expected to report a fall in...

  • *U.S. to sell $34 bln 5- year notes after weak 2- year auction. NEW YORK, July 26- Yields on U.S. government bonds edged higher on Tuesday ahead of a $34 billion auction of five-year notes, while the Federal Reserve began a two-day meeting that may produce clues on the timing on a possible interest rate increase. The domestic economy's resilience following Britain's...

  • July 26- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Tuesday as investors braced for a flurry of corporate earnings, including those of Apple, and ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting. *The central bank will announce its decision at 2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday. *Traders have priced in an 18.7 percent chance of a rate increase in September and 42.8 percent in...

  • LONDON, July 26- Gold rose on Tuesday as the dollar slipped ahead of a two-day Federal Reserve policy meeting this week, which will be closely watched for clues on the outlook for U.S. interest rates. Spot gold was up 0.5 percent at $1.321. 57 an ounce at 0930 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for August delivery were up $1.90 an ounce at $1,321.40. "Looking at Fed funds futures,...

  • MELBOURNE, July 26- London copper was trapped near a one-week low on Tuesday as the appetite for risk among investors fell and volumes dwindled ahead of the U.S. Caution gripped Asian markets on Tuesday, sending the safe-haven yen higher ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan, while a fresh skid in oil dampened energy stocks on Wall Street.

  • BENGALURU, July 26- Gold inched up early Tuesday as the dollar slipped and equities eased ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan this week. *The U.S. financial system faces greater potential instability due to Britain's decision to leave the European Union while low and negative interest rates also raise risks, a U.S. government monitor...

  • NEW YORK, July 25- The U.S. The Fed penalty would come two years after revelations that an employee at the New York Fed, Jason Gross, had leaked sensitive information to a Goldman banker named Rohit Bansal. Goldman has already paid a $50 million penalty to New York's Department of Financial Services related to the issue.

  • SAO PAULO, July 25- Latin American currencies and stocks ended mostly lower on Monday as traders avoided risky bets ahead of this week's U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan policy meetings. In Mexico, the stock index closed down 0.86 percent, partly driven by Grupo Mexico which saw a 3.21 percent drop in its share price after posting weaker second-quarter...

  • CHICAGO, July 25- The U.S. government's $2.65 billion operating loan program to help farmers keep their businesses going has already run out of cash, as requests for federal financial assistance grow amid the worst agricultural downturn in more than a decade, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday. As a result, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking for other...

  • NEW YORK, July 25- The U.S. The Fed penalty would come two years after revelations that an employee at the New York Fed, Jason Gross, had leaked sensitive information to a Goldman banker named Rohit Bansal. Goldman has already paid a $50 million penalty to New York's Department of Financial Services related to the issue.

  • SANTIAGO, Chile— Latin America's largest airline has agreed to some $22 million in civil and criminal fines in connection with a scheme to pay bribes to end a labor strike in Argentina a decade ago, U.S. authorities said Monday. Chile- based carrier LATAM will pay $12.75 million to the U.S. Justice Department and $9.4 million including interest to the U.S....