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  • TOKYO, Sept 17- The Bank of Japan has begun paying banks for the privilege of lending them cash in a sign the central bank is reaching the limits of its power to reflate the economy, although it may soon be forced to pump yet more money into the financial system.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- A U.S. court on Tuesday largely rejected an attempt by banking groups to limit the U.S. swaps regulator's ability to apply its rules overseas, a hotly debated issue as the agency reins in the $710 trillion global market.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- The dollar fell to nearly two-week lows against the euro and Swiss franc on Tuesday, pressured by a report that said the Federal Reserve was unlikely to change its dovish stance on near-zero interest rates at a two-day policy meeting that ends on Wednesday.

  • *U.S. reserve-draining tool once thought pre-eminent. *Fed policymakers pushed back on New York assumptions. NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 16- There is a distinct chance U.S.

  • How the Fed's guidance on rates has evolved Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    Every six weeks or so, after the Federal Reserve holds a policy meeting, it issues a statement containing guidance to the financial world on when it might raise interest rates. It's a moment of great expectation for investors and economists.

  • LONDON, Sept 16- Copper rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday helped by a weak dollar as the Federal Reserve began a two-day meeting that could adjust expectations about how soon the U.S. central bank will hike interest rates. "The dollar is collapsing and all commodities are going up," Nic Brown, head of commodities research at Natixis, said.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. stocks were rising on Tuesday with markets reacting to wavering expectations over the language the Federal Reserve will use Wednesday to describe its future interest rate policy.

  • *Size $500 mln; order book about $1.5 billion. DUBAI, Sept 16- Goldman Sachs raised $500 million with its debut sale of Islamic bonds on Tuesday, becoming the first conventional U.S. bank to issue sukuk as Islamic finance develops beyond its traditional homes in the Middle East and southeast Asia.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 16- Persisting political tensions should help send crude oil prices back above $100 per barrel in coming quarters and they should then stay there through 2017, Russia's central bank said on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Bank of America Corp gave up about $6 billion in annual revenue by phasing out risky consumer banking products and eliminating certain fees, but the long-term impact on profits should be minimal, a top executive said on Tuesday.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 16- The co-head of Deutsche Bank has backed the German government in a debate over how to jump-start the stalled euro zone economy, telling Reuters that structural reforms, rather than looser fiscal policy, are what is needed to boost growth.

  • TORONTO, Sept 16- The Canadian government should tighten lending rules further to discourage consumers from taking on too much debt in an environment of low interest rates, the outgoing chief executive of Toronto-Dominion Bank said on Tuesday.

  • ZURICH, Sept 16- The head of Switzerland's banking association urged the government on Tuesday to strike deals with European neighbours to root out untaxed money in the country and make it easier for Swiss banks to do business abroad.

  • *Brussels will review any state capital injections. DUBLIN/ FRANKFURT, Sept 16- For the first time since its financial crisis struck in 2008, Europe is carrying out stress tests that could force change at banks with strong political connections.

  • FOREX-Dollar inches lower ahead of Fed meeting outcome Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    *Dollar in holding pattern ahead of Fed meeting. NEW YORK, Sept 16- The dollar slipped on Tuesday as investors booked profit on the currency's recent rally ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting that could potentially turn more upbeat on the U.S. economy and flag an interest-rate increase sooner rather than later.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 16- The Russian central bank sees crude oil prices returning to above $100 per barrel in coming quarters and staying above that mark in 2016-2017, according to the bank's quarterly monetary policy document published on Tuesday.

  • *Reuters poll points to 133 bln euro take-up on Thursday. FRANKFURT, Sept 16- The European Central Bank invited banks on Tuesday to bid for a fresh round of long-term loans it hopes will stimulate lending to businesses and reinvigorate the euro zone economy but which may see only modest take-up.

  • *All 30 economists say SNB will leave rates unchanged on Sept. 18. ZURICH, Sept 16- The Swiss National Bank will keep the 1.20 cap on the franc for at least six months, intervening in foreign exchange markets again or even effectively charging for franc deposits if needed, a Reuters poll found on Tuesday.

  • RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK SAYS SANCTIONS MAY REDUCE ROUBLE'S SENSITIVITY TO CENTRAL BANK RATES, ROUBLE EXCHANGE RATE MAY BE LOWER THAN FORECAST- DOCUMENT.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Tuesday with traders positioning for a Federal Reserve meeting expected to provide clues on the short term direction of U.S. interest rates.

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