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  • *Exporters gain ground as dollar stands high against yen. *Mining shares underperform hit by weak oil prices. TOKYO, Aug 22- Japan's Nikkei edged up on Monday, but gains were limited as investors were cautiously focused on this week's meeting of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where the U.S.

  • TOKYO, Aug 22- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Monday morning, but gains were limited as investors were cautiously focused on this week's meeting of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where the U.S. Traders said that anticipation of Thursday's Jackson Hole meeting is likely to set the market direction this week, with Fed Chair Janet Yellen...

  • *Investors await this week's Jackson Hole central bankers meeting. TOKYO, Aug 22- Asian shares slipped on Monday and the dollar pulled away from last week's lows on expectations that a signal might emerge from a Federal Reserve gathering this week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming that the U.S. central bank is gearing up to hike interest rates. The Jackson Hole meeting "...

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  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- The rotation to cyclical sectors of the S&P 500 and away from defensive stocks could continue next week if Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen strikes a tone more welcoming to an interest rate increase later this year. Fed speakers this week, including the influential New York Fed President William Dudley, seemed to blaze the trail for Yellen and...

  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 ALPBACH, Austria- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to speak at a forum- 1130 GMT. FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 JACKSON HOLE, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks on "The Federal Reserve's Monetary Policy Toolkit" before the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Symposium, "Designing Resilient Monetary Policy...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- The rotation to cyclical sectors of the S&P 500 and away from defensive stocks could continue next week if Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen strikes a tone more welcoming to an interest rate increase later this year. Fed speakers this week, including the influential New York Fed President William Dudley, seemed to blaze the trail for Yellen and...

  • rises@ SAO PAULO, Aug 19- Most Latin American stocks and currencies fell on Friday on growing debate over when U.S. interest rates will rise following mixed signals from U.S. Bullish speeches from two Fed officials on Thursday put investors on edge ahead of next week's meeting of world central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The central bank sold only $500...

  • TORONTO, Aug 19- Canada's main stock index closed a fraction lower on Friday as investors awaited bank earnings and more talk from the U.S. Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index closed down 8.22 points, or 0.06 percent, at 14,687.46. Canada's biggest banks report third-quarter earnings starting with Bank of Montreal next Tuesday followed by Royal...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- Stock on major markets fell worldwide on Friday while the U.S. dollar strengthened as investors began to price in a greater likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. "Even though the minutes came out on Wednesday afternoon, I suspect that participants are still digesting their contents and updating their...

  • *Investors await Jackson Hole central bankers' meeting next week. NEW YORK, Aug 19- U.S. stocks edged lower on Friday, led by declines in utility shares as investors weighed prospects for an interest rate increase in the coming months. San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams late on Thursday said if the U.S. central bank waited too long to raise...

  • On Thursday, the Department of Justice said it had ordered the Federal Bureau of Prisons to let private prison contracts expire or scale them back to a level consistent with recent declines in the prison population. That announcement triggered fears other federal and state agencies would follow suit, and wiped out nearly a third of the companies' market value...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- U.S. retail broker Forex Capital Markets said on Friday it promptly notified the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the National Futures Association of its capital deficiency on January 15 last year, when the Swiss National Bank moved to abandon the Swiss franc's peg to the euro. The New York broker eventually disclosed its capital...

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  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- Stock on major markets fell worldwide on Friday while the U.S. dollar strengthened as investors began to price in a greater likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. "The focus this week has been on the Fed minutes, which on balance to this reader seemed to suggest that there was a greater likelihood of an interest rate...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- U.S.-based retail broker Forex Capital Markets said on Friday it promptly notified the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the National Futures Association of its capital deficiency on January 15 last year, when the Swiss National Bank moved to abandon the Swiss franc's peg to the euro. In its statement, FXCM said following the SNB move,...

  • MADRID, Aug 19- Will they or won't they? Federal Reserve is readying an interest rate hike will get its umpteenth airing over the coming week, with all eyes on Chair Janet Yellen to provide some clarity. Amid conflicting signals from the Fed in recent days, central bankers from around the world will gather from Aug. 25 for an annual meeting in the mountains of Jackson...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- U.S. stock markets opened lower on Friday and a gauge of major world indexes fell while the dollar strengthened, as investors began to price in a greater likelihood that the Federal Reserve would raise U.S. short-term interest rates this year. "The focus this week has been on the Fed minutes, which on balance to this reader seemed to suggest that there...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- The U.S. dollar rebounded from nearly eight-week lows against the euro and Swiss franc on Friday a day after a top Federal Reserve official joined a growing chorus signaling support for a U.S. interest rate hike in coming months. Those comments added to statements perceived as hawkish from New York Fed President William Dudley and Atlanta Fed...

  • MADRID, Aug 19- Will they or won't they? Federal Reserve is readying an interest rate hike will get its umpteenth airing over the coming week, with all eyes on Chair Janet Yellen to provide some clarity. Amid conflicting signals from the Fed in recent days, central bankers from around the world will gather from Sept. 25 for an annual meeting in the mountains of Jackson...