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  • Global stocks hit by oil plunge, Fed mention of rate hike Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:45 AM ET

    TOKYO— Global shares fell Thursday after oil prices plunged and the Federal Reserve issued a reminder it is still on track to raise interest rates this year. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX fell 0.4 percent to 10,663.54 and France's CAC-40 lost 0.7 percent to 4,576.85. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.8 percent to 6,771.95.

  • What's holding back the Fed's rate hike?  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:33 AM ET

    David Carbon, Managing Director for Economics & Currencies at DBS, discusses his estimates for an interest rate hike in the U.S. and concerns over falling oil prices.

  • Why US equities are the place to be  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:08 AM ET

    With the Fed indicating that a rate hike may come later, the strength of U.S. stocks will be prolonged, says Mikio Kumada, Executive Director & Global Strategist at LGT Capital Partners.

  • WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve's outlook for the U.S. economy is steadily brightening. Yet the Fed will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows. Paul Ashworth, an economist at Capital Economics, said the statement suggested that the Fed "is still taking the view that the collapse in oil prices is a net positive for the economy."

  • TOKYO, Jan 29- Asian shares extended losses on Thursday after the Federal Reserve took an upbeat view on the U.S. economy and signalled that it remains firmly on track to raise interest rates this year despite an uncertain global outlook. Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.4 percent, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended its drop and...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 29- Gold dropped for the fourth session in five on Thursday after the Federal Reserve painted a bullish picture of the U.S. economy, signalling it was on course to lift interest rates this year. "People are already adjusted to the new policy stance and there's no further reason to push up gold to a much higher level," said Mark To, head of research at Hong...

  • Here's why UBS likes US, Europe stocks  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:13 PM ET

    Hartmut Issel, Head of Equity and Macro APAC at UBS Wealth Management, is overweight on stocks, particularly in the U.S. and Europe following the launch of quantitative easing.

  • Is the Fed 'getting further behind the curve'?  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 9:16 PM ET

    Robert Heller, Former Federal Reserve Governor, questions the Fed's decision to stand pat on low interest rates despite acknowledging a solid recovery in the U.S.

  • Fed to start rate hike by mid-2015: Daiwa  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 8:47 PM ET

    John Hetherington, Regional Deputy Head of Asia Pacific Research of Daiwa Capital Markets, expects the first U.S. rate hike to come in June, followed by four interest rate increases by 25 basis points each.

  • MELBOURNE, Jan 29- London Metal Exchange metals contracts soured on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled it would stick to plans for a rate hike this year, drawing back liquidity that has underpinned metals. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange slid 1.1 percent to $5,425.50 a tonne by 0108 GMT, quashing an advance from the previous session and...

  • TOKYO, Jan 29- Asian shares retreated on Thursday after the Federal Reserve unexpectedly lifted its view on the economy, signalling that the U.S. central bank remains firmly on track with plans to raise interest rates this year. "The markets were a bit surprised that the Fed was more hawkish than expected, especially considering that many people had thought that...

  • Why surprise parties are central banks' new thing Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:39 PM ET

    After years of carefully telegraphing their outlooks to the market, central bankers are loosening up with surprise parties, with Singapore the latest to jump in.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 28- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said the U.S. economy was expanding "at a solid pace" with strong job gains in a signal that the central bank remains on track with its plans to raise interest rates this year. "The committee, in fact, was downright bullish on current economic conditions and the outlook," said Paul Edelstein, director of financial...

  • *Fed says to keep "patient" approach on rates. NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. stocks closed down on Wednesday, driven by a sharp decline in the S&P 500 energy sector, after the Federal Reserve said the domestic economy was growing at a solid pace, signaling it remains on track to raise interest rates later this year. While many market participants said they were unsurprised by the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. stocks fell sharply on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said the domestic economy was growing at a solid pace, signaling it remains on track to raise interest rates later this year. Both the Dow and S&P 500 fell more than 1 percent, while Apple limited the Nasdaq's decline. The tech giant jumped 6.1 percent a day after its results.

  • Trading the post-Fed spike in volatility Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 3:59 PM ET
    Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve.

    The Fed said it's on its way to normalized monetary policy, which triggered a spike in volatility. Here are three tips for adjusting allocations.

  • FOREX-Dollar holds gains, Fed remains patient on policy Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 3:59 PM ET

    *Fed holds rates unchanged, repeats it is patient on policy. *New Zealand dollar drops to near four-year low. NEW YORK, Jan 28- The U.S. dollar strengthened on Wednesday in a broad advance that included gains against the euro and the Swiss franc, taking in stride the Federal Reserve's repeated message it remains "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates.

  • Strong dollar won't derail Fed rate hike: Pimco CIO Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 3:42 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    A strong dollar won't significantly change the Fed's plan to raise interest rates this summer, Pimco's Scott Mather said.

  • US STOCKS-U.S. stocks fall after Fed statement, oil drop Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 3:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, driven by extended losses in the S&P 500 energy sector, after the Federal Reserve said it will remain "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates. Concluding their first policy-setting meeting of the year, Fed officials looked past the urgent moves made by other central banks this month to boost their struggling...

  • Why the Fed will raise rates in June: Bill Gross Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 3:25 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    The Fed will raise interest rates by 25 basis points sometime around June because it wants to send a message, bond guru Bill Gross said.