Gold settled at its lowest level since in more than eight months as the dollar index jumped to a four-year peak after the Federal Reserve signaled that a faster hikes.» Read More
*Coming Up: European Central Bank meeting. SINGAPORE, Sept 4- Gold edged up on Thursday as the dollar was flat and European equities mixed, but prices were still near a 2-1/ 2 month low as investors remained cautious ahead of a European Central Bank meeting.
*Gold ticks up 0.3 percent on technical, physical buying. *Coming Up: European Central Bank meeting. SINGAPORE, Sept 4- Gold inched up on Thursday on technical and physical buying interest in Asia, but prices continued to hover near a 2-1/ 2 month low as brighter prospects for the U.S. economy and the dollar dimmed the metal's appeal.
HONG KONG, Sept 3- Hong Kong's benchmark index made its largest daily gain in 9-1/ 2 months on Wednesday to close at its highest level since May 2008, while China's onshore markets took heart from upbeat results of two surveys on service sector activity.
HONG KONG, Sept 3- China shares rose to their highest levels for the year on Wednesday, after two surveys showed activity in China's services sector rebounded in August, giving a much needed fillip for an economy struggling to regain momentum.
HONG KONG, Sept 3- China shares rose for a fourth straight day on Wednesday, spurred by two surveys showing activity in China's services sector rebounded in August after a drop in July, pushing the major indexes to multi-month highs. The Hong Kong market followed suit, with its benchmark index scoring the best rise in six weeks.
NEW DELHI, Sept 3- Optimism that sunny growth figures herald an economic revival in India is probably misplaced- in fact there is little hard evidence to support the idea that Asia's third-largest economy is heading for a broader and sustained rebound anytime soon.
*HSBC services PMI hits 17- month high of 54.1 in Aug. BEIJING, Sept 3- Activity in China's services sector rebounded in August after a drop in July, two surveys showed on Wednesday, offseting factory-sector weakness and letting the government stick with its "targeted" policy stance to keep growth on track.
BEIJING, Sept 3- China's services sector expanded at the strongest pace in 17 months in August as new business rebounded after a sharp slowdown in July, a private survey showed on Wednesday. The services purchasing managers' index compiled by HSBC/ Markit jumped to 54.1 in August- the strongest reading since March 2013- from a nine-year low of 50.0 in July.
A statute relied on by the banking regulator to bring this and similar cases on behalf of banks it seized "did not give the FDIC more time to bring claims that would otherwise have been lost," Stanton wrote.
*Britain eight months from election. LONDON, Sept 2- Britain's politicians and central bankers are watching one another even more closely than usual as the timing of a national election and a headline-making interest rate rise look set to converge.
Asian equity markets were mostly higher on Tuesday with Shanghai and Japanese shares leading the gains despite the absence of a U.S. lead.
HONG KONG, Sept 2- Hong Kong shares finished flat for a third session on Tuesday, but recovered from session lows after major indexes in China's market reached fresh highs this year. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong was up 0.1 percent, recovering from earlier losses of 1.4 percent.
*HSBC slips after UK fund manager dumps shares. HONG KONG, Sept 2- Hong Kong shares fell to three-week lows on Tuesday weighed down by profit-taking, while the Chinese onshore markets eked out slim gains thanks to outperforming port and liquor stocks.
The euro hit a year-low against the dollar on Monday, as investors added to bets against the single currency before a policy meeting this week.
Brent crude dropped below $103 a barrel on Monday, following fresh data suggesting a slower growth in China's factory activity.
*European markets shrug off Ukraine- Russia tension. LONDON, Sept 1- European markets advanced despite the conflict in Ukraine, focusing on whether the European Central Bank will announce plans for economic stimulus when it meets this week.
*European markets shrug off Ukraine/ Russia tensions. LONDON, Sept 1- European markets cautiously navigated warnings that the conflict in Ukraine was sliding out of control, focusing instead on whether the European Central Bank will strengthen its stimulus plans when it meets this week.
*Escalating crisis in Ukraine, patchy Chinese recovery weigh. BANGALORE/ SYDNEY, Sept 1- Factory activity in Europe and Asia cooled in August after a strong July, as new orders dwindled in the face of escalating tensions in Ukraine and a patchy recovery in China, purchasing managers indexes showed.
Fund manager Neil Woodford has sold his fund's stake in HSBC, citing concerns over the potential impact of several industry-wide probes.
*European markets shrug off rising concern about Ukraine/ Russia. LONDON, Sept 1- European markets cautiously set aside warnings that Russia's conflict with Ukraine was sliding out of control on Monday, as investors focused on the European Central Bank's meeting this week and hopes it will strengthen its stimulus plans.