White House Government Agencies

  • LONDON, Jan 19- Gold fell on Thursday as the dollar and U.S. bond yields surged after strong U.S. economic data and support from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen for higher U.S. interest rates. Spot gold fell 0.2 percent to $2,201.76 an ounce by 1609 GMT, having dropped by 1.1 percent in the previous session, its biggest fall since Dec. 15. "It looks like the dollar's...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- The dollar climbed on Thursday as solid U.S. data reinforced a theme of robust U.S. economic growth, while the euro fell after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi alluded to sagging inflation and the need for further monetary policy assistance. That helped the dollar add to Wednesday's gains that followed remarks from Federal Reserve Chair...

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  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- U.S. Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia area also grew faster than expected in January, the Federal Reserve of Philadelphia said. "This morning we had some economic news which came out stronger than anticipated," said Gary Pollack, head of fixed-income trading at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management in New York.

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  • LONDON, Jan 19- Gold steadied on Thursday after suffering its biggest fall in more than a month in the previous session on Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's indication that the U.S. central bank would press ahead with interest rate increases. Spot gold continued to fall in early trading on Thursday, touching a low of $1,197.3 an ounce before recovering to...

  • Jan 19- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, with investors seemingly wary of taking on risk ahead of Donald Trump's swearing-in as U.S. president on Friday. *Markets are also eyeing a raft of economic data and a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. *After having driven Wall Street to record highs in a post-election rally, investors are...

  • *France and Spain due to sell short-dated bonds. LONDON, Jan 19- Euro zone bond yields rose sharply on Thursday as comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen overnight were viewed as ratcheting up pressure on the European Central Bank's commitment to its loose monetary policy.

  • LONDON, Jan 19- Gold steadied on Thursday after suffering its biggest fall in more than a month in the previous session on Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's indication that the U.S. central bank would press ahead with interest rate increases. Spot gold continued to fall in early trading on Thursday, touching a low of $1,197.3 an ounce before recovering to...

  • LONDON, Jan 19- Emerging market stocks fell on Thursday and currencies struggled to make much headway after U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said interest rates should rise steadily, boosting the dollar. "Essentially the big part is how much they will actually hike this year- instead of two it could be three now," said Simon Quijano-Evans, emerging markets...

  • *Finance minister repeats UK will need to stay competitive. Sterling climbed back above $1.2320, having been knocked as low $1.2254 overnight by a dollar rally after Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen flagged the likelihood that U.S. interest rates will go up for the next few years. The pound also climbed against the euro, nudging 0.3 percent higher to 86.47 pence...

  • *Finance minister repeats UK will need to stay competitive. Sterling climbed back above $1.2320, having been knocked as low $1.2254 overnight by a dollar rally after Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen flagged the likelihood that U.S. interest rates will go up for the next few years. The pound also climbed against the euro, nudging 0.3 percent higher to 86.47 pence...

  • LONDON, Jan 19- The dollar held firm against most of its major rivals on Thursday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen halted its worst run in five months by promising a "few" rises in U.S interest rates this year. The greenback gained as much as 2 percent on Wednesday after Yellen's speech, which turned investors back to the narrative of strong growth...

  • *France and Spain due to sell short-dated bonds. LONDON, Jan 19- Euro zone bond yields rose sharply on Thursday as comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen overnight were viewed as ratcheting up pressure on the European Central Bank's commitment to its loose monetary policy.

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  • Jan 19- Hong Kong stocks followed Asian markets lower on Thursday, with sentiment hurt by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's hints that the pace of U.S. interest rate hikes could accelerate. The benchmark Hang Seng index dropped 0.2 percent, to 23,049.96 points. while the Hong Kong China Enterprises Index lost 0.1 percent, to 9,792.37 points.

  • TOKYO, Jan 19- Asian shares slipped on Thursday and the dollar rebounded after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled that the U.S. central bank is poised to pursue a path of steady interest rate hikes. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slumped 0.3 percent. On Wall Street overnight, stronger financial shares helped push up the S&P...

  • TOKYO, Jan 19- Japanese government bond prices fell on Thursday, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalled faster interest rates than markets had been anticipating and as an auction of five-year JGBs drew tepid demand. The price of the 10- year JGB futures dropped 0.23 point to 150.09, marking their biggest fall since Dec. 15. The bearish mood...

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 19- Hong Kong stocks fell on Thursday morning, as sentiment was hurt by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's hints that the pace of U.S. interest rate hikes could accelerate. Sentiment in Hong Kong, where the market was more exposed to global volatility than in China, was dampened after Yellen's tone lifted U.S. treasury yields and the dollar, making...

  • Jan 19- Gold prices edged down on Thursday on a strong dollar after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen advocated lifting U.S. interest rates gradually. Spot gold was down 0.1 percent to $1,202 per ounce by 0335 GMT, after dropping to as much as $1,197.31. "There is no change in Fed's stance about rate hikes, which is in line with market expectations," said Mark To, head of...