BRASILIA, Dec 10- The sooner the U.S. Federal Reserve starts to scale back its massive economic stimulus, the smoother the transition will be for the global economy, Brazilian central bank chief Alexandre Tombini said on Tuesday.» Read More
LONDON, June 18- European stock index futures pointed to a lower start on Tuesday, as nervous investors fretted about a trimming of U.S. monetary stimulus in the run up to a Federal Reserve policy meeting. At 0602 GMT, futures for the Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX and France's CAC were down 0.3-0.4 percent. Futures on Britain's FTSE 100 were flat.
*Copper falls on concerns over Fed stimulus. SINGAPORE, June 18- London copper eased for a second straight session on Tuesday, with investors cautious as they wait for more clues on the outlook for U.S. stimulus at a two-day Federal Reserve meeting starting later in the day.
WASHINGTON, June 17- President Barack Obama hinted in an interview aired on Monday that he may be looking for a new chief of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, saying current Chairman Ben Bernanke has stayed a lot longer than he had originally planned.
*Market keeps an eye on standoff over Syria. SINGAPORE, June 18- Brent crude futures were barely changed around $105, holding not far off their strongest level in 10 weeks on mounting tensions in the Middle East, as investors remain cautious ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting.
SINGAPORE, June 18- Gold was little changed on Tuesday as investors awaited guidance from a Federal Reserve meeting on the outlook for the bank's stimulus programme, amid some strong U.S. economic data. *Spot gold was near steady, easing $0.40 to $1,383.95 an ounce by 0018 GMT. *U.S. gold also marked time, rising $0.40 to $1,383.5.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 17- Gold fell around 0.5 percent in quiet trade on Monday as a Wall Street rally reduced the need for safe-haven buying and investors awaited this week's U.S.
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NEW YORK, June 17- U.S. stocks pared earlier gains in afternoon trading on Monday as investors focused on this week's meeting of the Federal Reserve and what light it may shed on the path of monetary policy. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 69.49 points, or 0.46 percent, at 15,139.67. The Nasdaq Composite Index gained 20.00 points, or 0.58 percent, to 3,443.56.
*India gold demand seen dropping but China resilient. NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 17- Gold fell about 0.5 percent on Monday as a Wall Street rally decreased the need for safe-haven buying, with investors awaiting this week's U.S.
*Netflix, DreamWorks jump after content deal. *Terex shares tumble after guidance update. NEW YORK, June 17- U.S. stocks rose 1 percent on Monday as investors speculated the Federal Reserve will reaffirm its commitment to supporting the economic recovery when it meets this week.
WASHINGTON, June 17- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the Federal Trade Commission can challenge deals brand-name drug companies make with generic rivals that keep cheaper products off the market.
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NEW YORK, June 17- Growth in the New York state manufacturing sector picked back up in June, but the details were less encouraging as new orders and employment fell to their lowest levels in five months, a report from the New York Federal Reserve showed on Monday.
*Copper stocks up 11,400 tonnes. *India's top copper smelter restarts after 2 months. Copper also fell as the dollar firmed slightly, its stocks rose as well and amid uncertainty ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting that was expected to clarify its monetary stimulus policy.
*Coming up: NY Fed Empire State Survey for June at 1230 GMT. Copper gave up gains and other metals fell as the dollar firmed and amid uncertainty ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting that was expected to clarify its monetary stimulus policy.
SINGAPORE, June 17- London copper rose more than one percent on Monday, following its steepest weekly decline in two months last week, as shorts covered ahead of this week's key Federal Reserve meeting that should provide greater clarity on monetary policy.
NEW YORK, June 14- Stock investors eager to hear from the Federal Reserve about its plans for continuing economic stimulus may get some soothing words from the U.S. central bank next week.
Investigators are interviewing "approximately 200 area growers," said USDA. USDA said it gave skittish trading partners a test method on Thursday to identify the wheat, developed years ago by Monsanto Co, which is not approved for cultivation anywhere in the world.
WASHINGTON, June 14- The unapproved genetically modified wheat that was discovered sprouting in Oregon appears to have been "a single isolated incident," U.S. agricultural officials said on Friday.
*JPMorgan stock falls, private equity unit to become independent. NEW YORK, June 14- U.S. stocks fell on Friday on low volume to end their third negative week in four on lingering concern over whether the world's central banks will soon start to trim their stimulus programs.