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  • *Hong Kong property rebounds as interest rate rise seems delayed. HONG KONG, July 10- Hong Kong shares rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve indicated it was in no rush to end quantitative easing and begin raising U.S. interest rates, although gains were trimmed after Chinese export data came in weaker than expected.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 23 Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, United States- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Financial Sector Reform" before a Martin Feldstein Lecture event hosted by the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge- 2030 GMT.

  • *Alcoa earnings top expectations; shares at highest since July 2011. NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. stocks finished higher on Wednesday, rebounding from a sharp two-day selloff, after minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting showed policymakers have started to detail how the central bank will end its easy monetary policy.

  • WASHINGTON, July 9- The Federal Reserve has begun detailing how it plans to ease the U.S. economy out of an era of loose monetary policy, indicating it will end its asset purchases in October and appearing near agreement on a plan to manage interest rates in the future, according to minutes of the last Fed policy meeting.

  • NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, rebounding from a sharp two-day decline, after minutes from the Federal Reserve's June meeting showed the central bank has started to detail how it will end its loose monetary policy.

  • Gold prices climb after Federal Reserve minutes Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:57 PM ET

    Gold prices climbed Wednesday amid expectations that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at record lows. Gold for August delivery rose $7.80 to settle at $1,324.30 an ounce on Wednesday. Platinum for October rose $10.40 to $1,506.90 an ounce while palladium for September slipped 20 cents to $872.70 an ounce.

  • NEW YORK, July 9- Wall Street stocks rose on Wednesday, lifting a global equities gauge as the Federal Reserve detailed its plan to allow a strengthening economy to fend for itself, while Brent fell as Libyan oil pumps came back online.

  • *Alcoa earnings top expectations; stock jumps. NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. stocks rose to session highs on Wednesday after minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting showed the central bank has begun detailing how it will end its easy monetary policy.

  • WASHINGTON, July 9- The Federal Reserve has begun detailing how it plans to ease the U.S. economy out of an era of loose monetary policy, indicating it will end its asset purchases in October and appearing near agreement on a plan to manage interest rates in the future, according to minutes of the last Fed policy meeting.

  • NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. stocks pared gains slightly following the release of minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting, which said the central bank has begun detailing how it plans to ease the U.S. economy out of its easy monetary policy period.

  • Ranchers taking advantage of USDA disaster program Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Farmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses over the last three years due to extreme weather have been quick to take advantage of newly available disaster relief funds, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

  • Fed split on signals for first rate increase Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve officials are in broad agreement that they will likely announce an end to their monthly bond buying program in October, bringing to a close the third round of massive bond purchases the central bank has relied upon to boost economic growth following the Great Recession.

  • Fed advances discussion on exit strategy - FOMC minutes Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 9- The Federal Reserve has begun detailing how it plans to ease the U.S. economy out of an era of loose monetary policy, appearing near agreement on a three-pronged strategy to manage interest rates in the future, according to minutes of the last Fed policy meeting.

  • MOST PARTICIPANTS SEE CONTINUING ROLE FOR FED FUNDS RATE; MANY BACK CONTINUING A TARGET RANGE- MINUTES.

  • PARTICIPANTS EXAMINED WAYS TO CHANGE CALCULATION OF FED FUNDS EFFECTIVE RATE IN INTEREST RATE-HIKE CYCLE- MINUTES.

  • FEDERAL RESERVE OFFICIALS GENERALLY AGREE DUAL USE OF INTEREST ON EXCESS RESERVES, REVERSE REPO FACILITY IN NORMALIZING POLICY- FOMC MINUTES.

  • *Dollar reverses earlier strength, falls against euro. NEW YORK, July 9- The U.S. dollar fell against the euro on Wednesday as investors awaited the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's June meeting for any indications of how soon the U.S. central bank will raise interest rates.

  • NEW YORK, July 9- The U.S. dollar rose slightly against most major currencies on Wednesday as investors awaited the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's June meeting for any indications of how soon the U.S. central bank will increase interest rates.

  • NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. "It's a tug-of-war between the lift-off date and reacting to Europe and asset allocation," said Justin Lederer, Treasury strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York.

  • FOREX-Euro, dollar steady, eyes on Fed minutes Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    LONDON, July 9- The euro was steady against the dollar on Wednesday, with traders looking to a speech by European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi and minutes of the U.S. "Its really been very quiet," said Daragh Maher, a strategist with HSBC on Monday.