White House Government Agencies

  • TOKYO, Sept 12- Japanese stocks fell nearly 2 percent to two-week lows on Monday after comments by U.S. Investors were risk averse after Wall Street tumbled on Friday, with the S&P 500 seeing its worst day since June after Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren, a historically dovish policymaker, said the Fed faced increasing risks if it waited too much longer to...

  • *Nikkei futures point to starting loss of over 2 pct. SYDNEY, Sept 12- Asian shares slipped on Monday with investors rattled by rising bond yields and talk the Federal Reserve might be serious about lifting U.S. interest rates as early as next week. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.1 percent and away from a 13- month peak.

  • TOKYO, Sept 12- The dollar began the week on the back foot on Monday as a bout of risk aversion underpinned the yen, though the U.S. currency garnered some support on renewed talk of a possible rate hike by the Federal Reserve as early as this month. The dollar was down 0.2 percent at 102.50 yen, while the euro slipped 0.1 percent to 115.21 yen. Fed governor Lael Brainard...

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on monetary policy and the economic outlook before the National Association for Business Economics 58th annual meeting- 1205 GMT. Speakers: Panama Finance Minister Dulcidio de la Guardia, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and...

  • *Nikkei futures point to starting loss of over 2 pct. SYDNEY, Sept 12- Asian shares looked set to skid on Monday with investors rattled by rising bond yields and talk the Federal Reserve might be serious about lifting U.S. interest rates as early as next week. No less than three Fed speakers are on the docket for Monday including board member and noted dove Lael...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and two of its senior officers received grand jury subpoenas last week in connection with a federal antitrust investigation into generic drug pricing, the company disclosed. The company, which is headquartered in Israel, said late on Friday it received subpoenas on Thursday from the U.S. Justice...

  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 IRVING, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated Q&A before the Dallas Security Traders Association Convention- 0015 GMT. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on monetary policy and the economic outlook before the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- A rare run of outperformance by U.S. bank shares appears to have hit a wall as a spate of soft readings on the economy have tempered bets that the Federal Reserve might raise rates soon. "Bank are increasing, and the possibility of a rate increase means they can reasonably be expected to be doing more business and making more money on it," said Brad...

  • *North Korea conducts fifth nuclear test. NEW YORK, Sept 9- U.S. stocks dropped on Friday, giving the S&P 500 its worst day since June as investor nervousness increased following a nuclear test by North Korea and Federal Reserve officials' comments lifted rate hike bets. Long-dated yields reached more than two-month highs, after reports suggested Japan is...

  • TORONTO, Sept 9- Canada's main stock index suffered its biggest loss since February on Friday, slumping to a five-week low as higher bond yields in major economies pressured global stock and commodity markets. Higher bond yields came after the European Central Bank on Thursday kept its policy stance unchanged and after comments by Federal Reserve officials...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- U.S. stocks dropped on Friday, giving the S&P 500 its worst day since June, as investors grew nervous following a nuclear test by North Korea and comments by Federal Reserve officials that hinted at a U.S. interest rate hike. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 394.46 points, or 2.13 percent, to 18,085.45, the S&P 500 lost 53.49 points, or 2.45 percent,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- The dollar rose on Friday as remarks by Federal Reserve policymakers helped boost investor expectations of a near-term increase in U.S. interest rates. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said in a speech on Friday that gradual interest rate increases might be in order with the U.S. economy at full employment and that low interest rates were...

  • *North Korea conducts fifth nuclear test. NEW YORK, Sept 9- U.S. stocks sold off on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on pace for its worst day in over two months as investor nervousness increased following a nuclear test by North Korea and comments by Federal Reserve officials that hinted at a U.S. interest rate hike. North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 9- Gold prices fell again on Friday as hawkish comments on U.S. interest rates from a top Federal Reserve official helped lift the U.S. dollar, and as buyers continued to cash in on this week's price rally. Spot gold was down 0.67 percent at $1,329.02 per ounce by 2:18 p.m. EDT, while U.S. gold futures for December delivery settled down $7.1, or 0.53...

  • *North Korea conducts its largest nuclear test to date. Stocks on Wall Street were hit after Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren said "risks to the forecast are becoming increasingly two-sided," meaning that while a slowdown overseas remains a concern, the U.S. economy has proved resilient and could even overheat if Fed policy remains unchanged for...

  • *North Korea conducts fifth nuclear test. NEW YORK, Sept 9- U.S. stocks dropped on Friday as investors were rattled by a nuclear test by North Korea and comments by Federal Reserve officials that hinted at a U.S. interest rate hike, putting the S&P 500 on pace for its worst day in over two months. North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday and said...

  • WASHINGTON/ QUINCY, Mass., Sept 9- U.S. After Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren spoke on Friday, odds on a rate hike in September rose to 30 percent probability from 24 percent before his comments. After the more dovish Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo spoke, that had fallen to a 20 percent chance.

  • LONDON, Sept 9- Investors rekindled their love affair with emerging markets this year, pouring billions of dollars into their stocks and bonds, but the prospect of the Federal Reserve raising U.S. interest rates threatens to cool the relationship once again. Recent history suggests the smallest increase- or even a whiff of an increase- can be unnerving for...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- The dollar rose on Friday as remarks by Federal Reserve policymakers helped boost investor expectations of a near-term increase in U.S. interest rates. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said in a speech on Friday that gradual interest rate increases might be in order with the U.S. economy at full employment and that low interest rates were...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo on Friday repeated his assertion that he wants to see more evidence of a sustained uptick in inflation before raising interest rates, dampening expectations of a rate hike by the U.S. central bank next week. Another permanent voter, Fed Governor Lael Brainard, will speak in Chicago on Monday.