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White House Government Agencies

  • LONDON, Dec 13- A pause in the rally in U.S. bond yields ahead of December's Federal Reserve meeting and stronger-than-expected Chinese data lifted emerging market equities on Tuesday, although Russian assets eased off the highs hit earlier this week. This allowed the benchmark emerging stocks index to rise 0.3 percent, with strong gains in emerging Europe and...

  • *Italian bond yields fall, narrowing premium mover Germany. LONDON, Dec 13- Global shares edged up on Tuesday, helped by gains in banks after Italy's largest lender unveiled a 13 billion euro share issue, while the dollar held steady before a Federal Reserve meeting expected to deliver higher interest rates. UniCredit launched Italy's biggest share issue to...

  • *Italian bond yields fall, narrowing premium mover Germany. LONDON, Dec 13- Global shares edged up on Tuesday, helped by gains in banks after Italy's largest lender unveiled a 13 billion euro share issue, while the dollar held steady before a Federal Reserve meeting expected to deliver higher interest rates. UniCredit launched Italy's biggest share issue to...

  • *Dollar flat into first day of Fed meeting. LONDON, Dec 13- The dollar steadied against the yen and euro on Tuesday after its weakest day in a week, with markets still uneasy that a Federal Reserve meeting ending on Wednesday may provoke more investors to cash in the greenback's recent gains. "We think the meeting may be a catalyst for people to take some profit on long...

  • *Euro adds to gains made on higher bund yields, Italy relief. TOKYO, Dec 13- The dollar eased against the yen on Tuesday, coming off a 10- month high, as a surge in Treasury yields was tempered for the time being. The common currency had gained 0.7 percent overnight, helped by higher German bund yields and on relief as Rome was seen ready bail out Italian bank Monte dei...

  • NEW YORK- Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference- 1930 GMT. **HELSINKI- Bank of Finland Governor and European Central Bank council member Erkki Liikanen will speak at a news conference focused on the outlook of Finnish economy and the state of the country's public finances- 0900 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank governing council meeting.

  • DHAKA, Dec 12- Some Bangladesh central bank officials deliberately exposed its computer systems and enabled hackers to steal $81 million from its account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in February, a top investigator in Dhaka told Reuters on Monday. The comments by Mohammad Shah Alam of the Dhaka police are the first sign that investigators have got a...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 12- The Federal Reserve Board laid out on Monday how U.S. banks can apply to take five more years to comply with the Volcker Rule, a reform emerging from the 2007-09 financial crisis that has received some of the harshest criticism from Wall Street. The rule, intended to keep banks from speculating with their customers' money, limits the amount of...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 12- The Federal Reserve Board said on Monday it had promoted an expert on bank stress tests to lead its financial stability division, as it works on changes to the annual exams of large institutions' financial health. Lehnert will replace current director Nellie Liang, who is retiring, on Dec. 25. Lehnert holds a PhD in economics from the University of...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 12- The U.S. dollar fell against most major currencies on Monday on concerns that the Federal Reserve could suggest in its next policy statement that the greenback's gains have gone too far, while a rally in oil prices boosted commodity-linked currencies. With a hike largely priced in, focus has turned to what signal the Fed will send on further policy...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 12- The U.S. dollar fell against most major currencies on Monday on concerns that the Federal Reserve could suggest in an upcoming policy statement that the greenback's gains had gone too far, while a rally in oil prices boosted commodity-linked currencies. With a hike largely priced in, focus has turned to what signal the Fed will send on further...

  • LONDON, Dec 12- The dollar dipped against the euro and a basket of currencies on Monday, an oil-driven rise in inflation expectations not enough to push on its broader rally as traders worried about the outcome of Wednesday's Federal Reserve policy meeting. The euro gained almost half a percent in morning trade to push back above $1.06, pushing the dollar index a...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 12- Republican lawmakers and the Federal Reserve may be ready to strike a compromise deal on legislation that would give Congress greater scrutiny over the central bank, now that there is no longer the threat of a presidential veto, but it would likely stop short of dictating rules on setting interest rates. Donald Trump's victory in the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 12- The Federal Reserve inaugurates the Trump era this week with a near-certain interest rate increase and new economic forecasts providing a first glimpse into whether the U.S. election has reshaped the central bank's growth and inflation outlook. Fed fund futures show a 97 percent probability that the Fed will lift rates by a quarter of a...

  • HONG KONG, Dec 12- China's yuan slipped on Monday, as the dollar gained momentum ahead of the U.S. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.9086 per dollar prior to market open, weaker than the previous fix 6.8972. Standard Chartered analysts expect the Fed to deliver a 25- basis-point rate hike on Dec. 14 and another rate hike in 2017. "The path could be...

  • HONG KONG, Dec 12- Oil prices jumped to their highest levels in a year and a half on Monday after OPEC and non- OPEC producers agreed to cut oil output to ease a global glut, while the U.S. dollar extended gains before a Federal Reserve meeting this week, at which a rate hike is widely expected. The agreement between OPEC and a number of other oil producing nations was the...

  • FRANKFURT- European Central Bank governing council meeting. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference- 1930 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board holds open meeting to discuss a final rule establishing long-term debt and total loss-absorbing capacity requirements for global systemically important banking organizations- 1600...

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  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Next week's Federal Reserve meeting and possible signals on the pace of rate hikes for next year could pose the biggest risk yet to the rally the U.S. stock market has seen since last month's presidential election. Stocks have set a string of record highs since the Nov. 8 election on hopes of a pickup in U.S. economic growth, thanks to President-elect...