White House Government Agencies

  • *PGE boosts Warsaw stock index, CEZ lifts. BUDAPEST, Sept 5- Central European currencies and equities firmed on Monday after weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data lowered expectations of an imminent Federal Reserve rate hike, and Poland's central bank was seen keeping its own rates on hold later in the week. Poland's central bank is expected to keep interest rates...

  • BUDAPEST, Sept 5- Central European currencies and equities firmed on Monday after weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data lowered expectations of an imminent Federal Reserve rate hike, and Poland's central bank was seen keeping its own rates on hold later in the week. Stocks indices in Prague, Warsaw and Budapest rose by 0.5-0.7 percent, outperforming the main...

  • LONDON, Sept 5- World shares saw their biggest jump in over a month on Monday and the dollar slipped, after weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs figures gave investors another excuse to push back Federal Reserve interest rate rise expectations. "We don't expect the Fed to do anything until next year so that lays the ground for further advances," said TD Securities...

  • *Still, Richmond Federal Reserve Bank President Jeffrey Lacker said on Friday that the U.S. economy appears strong enough to warrant significantly higher interest rates. *Hedge funds and money managers reduced their bullish stance in COMEX gold contracts in the week to Aug. 30 to the lowest in nearly three months, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data...

  • TOKYO, Sept 5- The U.S. dollar held firm in early Asian trade on Monday after disappointing U.S. jobs growth figures for August did little to change investors' perception that the Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates in coming months. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 151,000 jobs last month, the U.S. Labor Department reported on Friday, below the 180,000 jobs...

  • TOKYO, Sept 5- Asian shares rose on Monday, getting a tailwind from gains on Wall Street after a weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs report prompted markets to trim expectations that the Federal Reserve would hike interest rates as early as this month. "What matters is not whether the markets think that was a strong jobs number, but whether Fed policymakers do," said...

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 LJUBLJANA- Bled Strategic Forum, organized jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia and the Centre for European Perspective. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia interest rate meeting- 0430 GMT. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 RENO, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the...

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 LJUBLJANA- Bled Strategic Forum, organized jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia and the Centre for European Perspective. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia interest rate meeting- 0430 GMT. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 RENO, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- U.S. employment growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of robust gains and wages were tepid, which could effectively rule out an interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve this month. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 151,000 jobs last month after an upwardly revised 275,000 increase in July, with hiring in...

  • *For table of results see:. NEW YORK, Sept 2- Wall Street's biggest banks are sticking to bets that the U.S. Economists in Friday's poll assigned a median probability for a rate hike at the Sept. 20-21 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, the Fed's monetary policy-setting body, of just 35 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- U.S. shares inched higher and European shares rallied on Friday after weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data gave the Federal Reserve more leeway to stand pat on interest rates, while the dollar gained and longer-dated Treasury yields edged up. U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose by 151,000 jobs in August after an upwardly revised 275,000 increase in July,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- The U.S. dollar gained on Friday, erasing earlier losses, as investors viewed the Federal Reserve as still likely to raise interest rates in the coming months, despite disappointing jobs growth in August. "The jobs data is not weak enough to get people to give up on their Fed view," said Marc Chandler, global head of currency strategy at Brown Brothers...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 2- Gold rose more than 1 percent on Friday after U.S. jobs growth came in below expectations, dampening the likelihood of an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve this month, but bullion pared gains after the dollar turned positive. U.S. jobs increased by a slower-than-expected 151,000 in August, against expectations for a rise of...

  • RICHMOND, Va., Sept 2- The U.S. economy appears strong enough to warrant significantly higher interest rates, Richmond Federal Reserve Bank President Jeffrey Lacker said on Friday. Lacker, who is not a voting member of the U.S. central bank's rate-setting committee this year, said he still favors raising rates sooner than later and that the Fed's last policy...

  • Theresa Michele, director of the FDA's division of nonprescription drug products, told reporters on a conference call. FDA spokeswoman Andrea Fischer and Brian Sansoni, of the American Cleaning Institute, which represents multiple cleaning products companies, were unable to identify the products most affected by Friday's ruling. The FDA had proposed...

  • RICHMOND, Va., Sept 2- The U.S. economy appears strong enough to warrant significantly higher interest rates, Richmond Federal Reserve Bank President Jeffrey Lacker said on Friday. Lacker, who is not a voting member of the U.S. central bank's rate-setting committee this year, said he still favors raising rates sooner than later and that the Fed's last policy...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- U.S. employment growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of robust gains and wages were tepid, which could effectively rule out an interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve this month. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 151,000 jobs last month after an upwardly revised 275,000 increase in July, with hiring in...

  • Sept 2- Wall Street pared gains in early afternoon trading on Friday as investors feared the weaker-than-expected August employment report will not be enough to dissuade the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates as soon as this month. U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose by 151,000 jobs in August after an upwardly revised 275,000 increase in July, with job cuts in...

  • Theresa Michele, director of the FDA's division of nonprescription drug products, told reporters on a conference call. "A small quantity of our bar soap in Puerto Rico, where FDA rules also apply, is being reformulated," he said. The American Cleaning Institute, which represents cleaning products companies, including Dial Corp, a unit of Germany's Henkel, Ecolab Inc...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- The U.S. economy appears strong enough to warrant significantly higher interest rates, Richmond Federal Reserve Bank President Jeffrey Lacker said on Friday. Lacker, who is not a voting member of the U.S. central bank's rate-setting committee this year, made his comments after the U.S. government reported a hiring slowdown in August that...