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White House Government Agencies

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Global stock indexes rose and the dollar fell to its lowest against the yen in nearly a month on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan overhauled its monetary policy to target interest rates and ahead of a Federal Reserve decision later in the day. The Fed will announce its policy decision at 2 p.m. EST. "The BOJ made some dovish comments and that has given...

  • Fed@ SAO PAULO, Sept 21- Latin American stocks and currencies mostly rose on Wednesday ahead of a U.S. interest rate decision, as the Bank of Japan overhauled its policies after years of unprecedented money printing proved ineffective. The Brazilian real firmed 0.6 percent to its strongest in more than a week, while Mexico's IPC index advanced for a second day as...

  • *Fed statement on monetary policy due 2:00 p.m. ET. Sept 21- Wall Street looked set to open higher as investors expected the Federal Reserve to stand pat on interest rates after a two-day meeting ending on Wednesday. The Fed is scheduled to release a statement at 2:00 p.m. ET, followed by Chair Janet Yellen's press conference.

  • LONDON, Sept 21- World stocks rose on Wednesday, led by a surge in bank shares, after the Bank of Japan overhauled its monetary policy to target interest rates, though the yen recovered initial losses against the dollar on skepticism those moves would stoke inflation. Expectations of a rate increase have all but evaporated after some weak economic data, and Wall...

  • Sept 21- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday as investors shifted their focus to the Federal Reserve after the Bank of Japan announced a massive overhaul of its monetary policy. *Also supporting futures was a 2 percent rally in oil prices spurred by a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories and a strike by oil workers in Norway which could affect...

  • *Gold neutral in $1,313- $1,319 range- technicals. LONDON, Sept 21- Gold edged higher on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan adopted a target for long-term interest rates, and further gains are expected if the U.S. central bank holds back from a rate increase. "It provided a bit of a lift to gold as well as well as other assets, but certainly we are going to be more or less on...

  • LONDON, Sept 21- Asian stock market gains on the back of a rally in Tokyo boosted emerging equities half a percent on Wednesday as investors digested the Bank of Japan's latest policy moves and waited for the U.S. But Asian stocks tracked their Japanese counterparts higher, with Hong Kong, Seoul and Taipei markets all rising more than. But currencies across Asia...

  • *Dollar/ yen +0.3 pct, euro/ yen +0.5 pct. LONDON, Sept 21- World stocks rose on Wednesday, led by a surge in bank shares, while the yen weakened after the Bank of Japan surprised markets by adopting a target for long-term interest rates. Europe's STOXX 600 was up 1 percent in early trading with euro zone banking shares up nearly 3 percent and poised for their best day in...

  • *Expectations of pick-up in China demand underpin copper prices. MELBOURNE, Sept 21- London copper hovered below four-week highs on Wednesday ahead of a key U.S. central bank interest rate decision, but expectations of a pick-up in demand from China underpinned prices. But as indicators improve from the world's top metals user, China, it appears more likely that...

  • *Yellen to hold press conference at 2:30 p.m. EDT/ 1830 GMT. WASHINGTON, Sept 21- The U.S. "The last thing the Fed wants is to disrupt financial markets with a big surprise," said Torsten Slok, chief international economist at Deutsche Bank.

  • *Spot gold was almost flat at $1,314.80 an ounce by 0109 GMT. *The dollar and the yen fluttered in narrow ranges on Wednesday, penned in by uncertainty about the outcome of Bank of Japan and Federal Reserve policy meetings. *Japan's exports fell 9.6 percent in August from a year earlier, posting an 11th straight month of decline, Ministry of Finance data showed on...

  • TOKYO, Sept 21- The dollar and the yen fluttered in narrow ranges on Wednesday, penned in by uncertainty about the outcome of Bank of Japan and Federal Reserve policy meetings later in the session. Ministry of Finance data released earlier on Wednesday showed Japan's exports fell 9.6 percent in August from a year earlier, posting an 11th straight month of decline.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- The dollar edged up while world stock indexes were flat on Tuesday as investors awaited the outcomes of Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan policy meetings that will conclude on Wednesday. But the focus will be on Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Wednesday for any hint that the U.S. central bank could hike rates as soon as December.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 20- The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it would join officials from Montana and other federal agencies on Wednesday to announce a "significant development" toward restoring natural resources damaged by a 2011 crude oil spill from a pipeline owned by Exxon Mobil Corp. The announcement will be made in Laurel, Montana, at 10:30 a.m. EDT/...

  • *Dollar up vs major currencies, near highest since Sept. 1. NEW YORK, Sept 20- The dollar edged up against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday in light trading as investors made limited moves ahead of the conclusion of policy meetings at the Bank of Japan and U.S. Federal Reserve. "To a large extent I think the market is just paring back its expectations," said Richard...

  • *Political worries, weak bank stocks weigh on Italy. MILAN, Sept 20 (Reuters)- European shares ended little changed on Tuesday as investors remained cautious ahead of monetary policy decisions from the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan on Wednesday. Futures are pricing the chance of a U.S. rate rise this week at just 15 percent, while the chance of a December hike is...

  • President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 20, 2016 in New York City.

    President Obama strongly defended a globalized, interconnected world in his final speech at the United Nations on Tuesday, NBC News reports.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- World stock indexes rose and the dollar edged up against a basket of currencies on Tuesday as investors awaited the outcomes of Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan policy meetings that will conclude on Wednesday. Investor expectations are low that the Fed will raise U.S. short-term interest rates, but investors will listen closely to Chair Janet...

  • US issues new guidelines for self-driving cars

    The federal government says the new rules will ensure the technology is safe to be used in everyday traffic.

  • Sept 20- U.S. stock index futures were higher as investors saw little room for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in a two-day policy meeting starting Tuesday. *The meeting will conclude with Fed Chair Janet Yellen's press conference at 2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday. *Wall Street whipsawed on Monday as a decline in Apple rubbed the shine from gains in big...