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  • SHANGHAI, Oct 9- Hong Kong shares finished higher on Thursday, buoyed by gains in global markets on expectations that the Federal Reserve would keep interest rates low for a longer period. The financial sector performed well, with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China rising 0.6 percent, China Construction Bank climbing 1.6 percent and HSBC Holdings PLC...

  • TOKYO, Oct 9- Japanese government bonds firmed on Thursday, as Bank of Japan purchases supported the market and equities slipped on a stronger yen. Japan's Nikkei share average skidded about 0.8 percent as the dollar sank against Japan's currency. This morning, the Bank of Japan offered to buy JGBs under its massive JGB purchase programme for the first time since...

  • European shares rebound on dovish Fed minutes Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 9- European shares bounced back from the previous session's two-month lows on Thursday on expectations that the U.S. The U.S. central bank expressed concern the rising dollar could slow a needed rebound in inflation and highlighted economic turmoil in Europe and Asia, another factor behind the Fed's stance towards keeping an accommodative policy...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Brent crude futures rose towards $92 a barrel on Thursday, after rebounding from a 27- month low hit in the previous session as the U.S. dollar weakened on the possibility the Federal Reserve could hold off raising interest rates. Low interest rates "might be around for a little bit, which is supportive for commodities, not just oil," said Mark Keenan,...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Brent crude futures held steady above $91 a barrel on Thursday, after rebounding from a 27- month low hit in the previous session as the U.S. dollar weakened on the possibility the Federal Reserve could hold off raising interest rates. Low interest rates "might be around for a little bit, which is supportive for commodities, not just oil," said Mark...

  • SINGAPORE Oct 9- Brent crude futures held steady above $91 a barrel on Thursday, after rebounding from a 27- month low hit in the previous session as the U.S. dollar weakened on the possibility the Federal Reserve could hold off raising interest rates. Low interest rates "might be around for a little bit, which is supportive for commodities, not just oil," said Mark...

  • TOKYO, Oct 9- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it would not lift interest rates until the U.S. economy was sufficiently strong, though a resurgent yen dented optimism on profit outlook. Wall Street shares posted their biggest gains so far this year as investors scaled back expectations of U.S. rate hikes after minutes...

  • The proposal follows the rejection in June of a larger planned venture involving Maersk, MSC and France's CMA CGM by China's Ministry of Commerce on competition grounds. The approval will come into force on Saturday, Richard Lidinsky Jr, Federal Maritime Commission commissioner, told Reuters. The two shippers still need to win over regulators in Europe and...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Gold climbed to its highest in nearly two weeks on Thursday as expectations of an early hike in U.S. interest rates eased and the dollar lost traction after the release of minutes of the last Federal Reserve policy meeting. *Spot gold rose to $1,223.61 an ounce early on Thursday, before paring gains to trade down 0.2 percent at $1,219.30 by 0036 GMT.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 9- London metals climbed on Thursday after minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting doused fears of any early move to raise interest rates, potentially prolonging cheap capital for industry and investors. *The most-traded December copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange finished down 1.2 percent at 47,340 yuan a tonne in the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Oct 22 Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives welcome remarks before the 39th Annual Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Fall Conference- 1345 GMT. WASHINGTON- Peterson Institute/ Moody Investors Service host panel on "The EU financial system on the eve of the single supervisory mechanism." WASHINGTON- 2014 Bretton Woods Committee...

  • The tie-up was approved after four out of five commissioners at the Federal Maritime Commission voted not to seek further information from the two shippers about the impact of the alliance on exporters and ports. The U.S. approval will come into force on Saturday, Richard Lidinisky Jr, Federal Maritime Commission commissioner, told Reuters.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 8- Federal Reserve officials want to tie an interest-rate rise to U.S. economic progress, but the minutes of their last policy meeting show they are struggling with how to come to grips with the dual threats of a stronger dollar and a global slowdown. They also highlighted economic turmoil in Europe and Asia, another factor behind the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- The U.S. government on Wednesday asked a federal judge in Manhattan to dismiss a private civil lawsuit against an Iran sanctions group on national security grounds without any public explanation for the reason. The Justice Department wants to use the privilege, which it can employ in cases where national security is threatened, to dismiss a suit...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- U.S. stocks soared and the dollar fell on Wednesday on a wave of investor relief after the Federal Reserve said it does not plan to hike interest rates before the economy can support an increase. Data and forecasts out of China, Spain and Germany this week indicated economic weakness. "If at the end of the day what we are left with is slowing global growth...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- U.S. stocks soared on Wednesday, with major indexes posting their biggest one-day jumps of 2014 after the Federal Reserve reassured investors that its first interest rate hike would not come until it deemed the economy could withstand it. Market, and the labor market is still too squishy for the Fed to be raising rates anytime soon, "said Jim...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 8- The debate within the Federal Reserve over how to telegraph a rise in interest rates heated up last month, with several officials concerned about misleading investors and pushing for a more data-dependent approach, according to minutes from its last policy meeting. But as the Fed grapples with how to communicate its view on hiking...

  • Fuel economy for new light-duty vehicles in the United States reached an all-time high in the 2013 model year, averaging 24.1 miles per gallon, up 0.5 mpg on the year, the EPA said in an annual report. The EPA said recent improvements in part reflected automakers' rapid adoption of more efficient technologies such as gasoline direct injection engines, turbo...

  • PRECIOUS-Gold rises nearly 1 percent after Fed minutes Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    *Gold jumps after Fed releases minutes. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 8- Gold rose about 1 percent on Wednesday after minutes of the last Federal Reserve policy meeting showed U.S. central bankers concerned about the rising dollar, slowing inflation and economic turmoil in Europe and Asia, feeding the view that interest rates would stay low. "Gold prices are likely to...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- The dollar fell to a two-week low against the euro on Wednesday after minutes of the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting focused on the downside risks to the U.S. economy, suggesting the central bank could take its time in raising interest rates. "The minutes verbalized the notion that a strong dollar could act as a de facto tightening of monetary...