White House Government Agencies

  • TOKYO, Aug 25- Japanese government bond futures edged up on Thursday as the market took heart following firm investor demand at a liquidity-enhancing auction. September 10- year JGB futures were up 0.04 point at 151.50, with caution before Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech at a central bankers' meeting on Friday preventing further gains.

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming, Aug 25- While markets wait for Janet Yellen's latest message about the direction of monetary policy, the Federal Reserve chief and her colleagues already have one for politicians: the U.S. economy needs more public spending to shift into higher gear. In the past few weeks, Yellen and three of the Fed's other four Washington- based governors...

  • *Spot gold might test $1,308- technicals. Aug 25- Gold on Thursday held slightly above a four-week low touched in the previous session as the dollar lost some strength ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that may yield clues on U.S. interest rate policy. Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,325.50 an ounce at 0348 GMT.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 25- China's yuan firmed on Thursday, underpinned by a modest pullback in the dollar index in Asian morning trade though activity remained subdued. Trading was cautious ahead of the global central bankers' gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday may offer fresh clues on U.S. monetary policy...

  • *MSCI Asia-Pacific index up 0.2 pct, Taiwan gains. HONG KONG, Aug 25- Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday but clung to recent well-worn trading ranges while the greenback held firm against regional currencies ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at a global central bankers' meeting. Japan's Nikkei was down 0.3 percent, pressured by losses on...

  • TOKYO, Aug 25- Japanese stocks edged down on Thursday as appetite for risk was checked by weakness on Wall Street and caution ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday, an event global markets hope will provide clues on the outlook for U.S. rates. Fed officials including Vice Chair Stanley Fischer and New York Fed President William Dudley...

  • Aug 25- Gold rose slightly on Thursday after hitting a four-week low in the previous session, with the dollar losing strength ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that will be closely watched for clues on U.S. interest rate policy. *Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,326.22 an ounce at 0102 GMT. *Yellen is scheduled to address a meeting of central...

  • TOKYO, Aug 25- The dollar bobbed higher in Asian on Thursday but major currencies continued to tread water ahead of the global central bankers' gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, at which Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen may offer new clues on U.S. monetary policy. Futures markets on Wednesday were indicating an 18 percent chance the U.S. central bank would hike...

  • TOKYO, Aug 25- Asian stocks slipped on Thursday, taking their cue from an overnight drop on Wall Street, while the dollar marked time ahead of Friday's speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at the global central bankers' meeting. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.3 percent. Australian stocks fell 0.1 percent, South Korea's...

  • JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING, United States- Bank of England's Deputy Governor for Markets and Banking Nemat Shafik to participate in a panel discussion titled "Adapting to Changes in the Financial Market Landscape"- 1450 GMT. FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks on "The Federal Reserve's Monetary Policy...

  • TORONTO/ OTTAWA, Aug 24- Canada's main stock index posted its biggest decline in more than eight weeks on Wednesday as lower metal and oil prices sent shares of resource companies tumbling. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at the end of the week with markets hoping for a sign on whether the Fed will raise interest rates before the end of the year.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- Wall Street retreated on Wednesday, pulled lower by weakness in the materials and healthcare sectors as investors continued to weigh the possibility of an interest rate hike in the coming months. The market is awaiting Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Friday for insight on the direction of monetary policy.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- The dollar rose on Wednesday in thin trading, helped by data the previous day showing a surge in U.S. new home sales, but gains were capped by uncertainty ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech at a central bankers' conference on Friday. Late on Wednesday, futures markets assigned an 18 percent chance the Fed would hike rates at its...

  • *Markets await Jackson Hole meeting for rates clues. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 24- Gold dipped 1 percent to a four-week low on Wednesday as the dollar strengthened and markets looked ahead to a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that will be closely watched for further clues on U.S. interest rate policy. U.S. gold futures for December delivery settled down 1.2...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- Wall Street retreated on Wednesday, pulled lower by declines in the materials and healthcare sectors as investors continued to assess the possibility of an interest rate hike in the coming months. The market is awaiting Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Friday for insight on the direction of monetary...

  • Aug 24- Wall Street was lower on Wednesday, led by declines in technology and defensive stocks as investors weighed up the possibility of a rate hike in the coming months. The market is awaiting Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Friday when she is expected to give a steer on the direction of monetary policy.

  • Aug 24- Wall Street was lower on Wednesday, led by declines in technology and defensive stocks as investors weighed up the possibility of a rate hike in the coming months. The market is squarely focused on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech at Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Friday when she is expected to give a steer on the direction of monetary policy.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- The dollar rose on Wednesday in thin trading, helped by data the previous day showing a surge in U.S. new home sales, although gains were capped by uncertainty ahead of a meeting of central bankers on Friday. Policymakers from across the globe will gather at the U.S. mountain resort of Jackson Hole at the end of the week, where the focus lies squarely on a...

  • *Markets awaiting Jackson Hole meeting for rates clues. LONDON, Aug 24- Gold dipped on Wednesday as the dollar strengthened, but prices remained largely rangebound ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen this weekend which will be closely watched for further clues on U.S. interest rate policy. Spot gold was at $1,336.76 an ounce at 1416 GMT, down 0.8...

  • *Express Inc plunges after slashing forecast. Aug 24- Wall Street was little changed on Wednesday morning as investors played a waiting game ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday for clues on the timing of an interest rate hike. "This is going to be a lackluster drift upwards, with perhaps some stocks that have really run-up being the...