*Scotland to stay in UK but pound falls on profit-taking. NEW YORK, Sept 19- The dollar gained against a basket of major currencies on Friday, posting its 10th consecutive week of gains, as investors bet U.S. interest rates would rise more quickly than had been expected.» Read More
OTTAWA, Sept 19- Canada's annual inflation rate remained above the Bank of Canada's 2.0 percent target in August for the fourth month in a row, putting pressure on the central bank to drop its neutral stance on interest rates.
*Copper eyes flat week after 3 weeks of falls. LONDON, Sept 19- Copper prices inched lower on Friday and were on track to end the week flat, weighed by a strong dollar as a drop in U.S. jobless claims reinforced the view that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than had been expected.
*Copper to target $6,800 again soon- Triland. *Next week's flash HSBC PMI for China in focus. MELBOURNE, Sept 19- London copper prices were on track to extend their losing streak to a fourth straight week on Friday, hurt by concerns over slowing economic growth in top consumer China and a looming increase in U.S. interest rates.
*Dollar at six-year high vs yen. CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 19- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday he saw no problem with recent currency moves as the dollar scaled a six-year high versus the yen due to growing expectations for higher interest rates in the United States.
Robert Zoellick, Former President of the World Bank, examines the factors behind the growth slowdown in Europe, China and Japan.
Speaking to CNBC ahead of the 3rd annual Singapore Summit, Gary Cohn, President & COO at Goldman Sachs, discusses the Fed's latest policy statement and describes China's potential.
NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market closed at record highs on Thursday following another piece of good news on the economy. Fewer Americans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week, according to the Labor Department. That came a day after the Federal Reserve on Wednesday made clear it would keep interest rates near zero for a while.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 18- Gold rebounded on Thursday, as investors bought back their bearish bets after speculation over an earlier-than-expected U.S. interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve sent bullion prices to a 8-1/ 2- month low.
Citi argued it faces "a serious and imminent hazard" if it cannot process another interest payment by Argentina on $8.4 billion in bonds the country issued.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. stocks ended higher on Thursday, pushing both the Dow and S&P 500 to record closing highs, a day after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept intact its pledge to keep interest rates low.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- The dollar scaled more than six-year peaks against the yen on Thursday after data showed a drop in U.S. claims for jobless benefits last week, reinforcing the market's view that U.S. interest rates will rise earlier than expected.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. That level was last seen in May 2011. "The Fed worked so hard this week to not scare the market about rate increases, it ended up doing precisely what it tried to avoid," said Jim Vogel, interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- The dollar hit a more than six-year peak against the yen on Thursday on data showing U.S. jobless claims fell more than expected last week, while global equity markets rallied after the Federal Reserve again pledged to keep interest rates low.
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates surged this week, marking their largest one-week gain this year.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- Financial stocks were leading gains on the Dow and S&P 500 indexes on Thursday, in the wake of the U.S. Goldman Sachs, up 1.5 percent to $187.59, was the top boost to the Dow Industrials. Goldman Sachs is on track for a seventh consecutive gain, which would be the longest winning streak for the stock in nearly eight years.
Martin Feldstein, Harvard University professor, provides his take on the Fed's policy objectives, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
Big banks are getting a boost by Janet Yellen's interest rate comments, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- The dollar rose to a more than six-year peak against the yen on Thursday, after data showed U.S. jobless claims fell more than expected last week, reinforcing the market's view that U.S. interest rates will rise sooner rather than later.
WASHINGTON— Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates surged this week, marking their largest one-week gain this year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30- year loan jumped to 4.23 percent from 4.12 percent last week.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.