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While China is expected to grow at its fastest pace this year in the third quarter, economists say this is not the start of a reacceleration in its economy.
Gold prices settled modestly lower after an early drop to three-month lows tempted some buyers back to the market.
If the U.S. government shutdown impasse leads to a debt default, Treasury yields are unlikely to rise much, Capital Economics said.
Despite the rise in China's consumer prices to a seven-month high in September, economists say that inflation doesn't pose a risk for the economy.
China's consumer inflation crept up to a seven-month high of 3.1 percent in September, limiting the scope for the central bank to support the economy.
Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics maker that supplies companies such as Apple and Sony, has admitted that student interns at one of its factories in China have worked shift patterns that are in violation of company policies.
If the Federal Reserve's unprecedented quantitative easing program started a currency war, the euro may offer the next battleground.
Prime Minister Abe got a sign of how his blueprint to revive Japan's economy was working when two of his country's biggest car makers unveiled investments to boost production.
The euro rose on Monday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a third term in office and German, French and euro zone private sector surveys came in better than expected.
The Fed is expected to take the historic but small step of slowing its easing programs and gradually steer markets toward more normal interest rates.
Analysts are announcing ever-more-dire pronouncements on the country's prospects. And yet some foreign investors are not only ignoring the warnings, they are buying more shares.
Raghuram Rajan takes over as RBI's chief on Thursday and is expected to come under immediate pressure to restore confidence in the country's battered currency.
U.S. dollar was suppose stand tall, pumped up by higher interest rates and the prospect of an improving economy. But instead it's been sagging.
The Great Rotation may not consist of a mass rush out of bonds, but wait until investors see their quarterly statements.
U.S. stocks popped on word that Standard & Poor's affirmed the United States' debt ratings, revising its outlook to "stable" from "negative" on receding credit risks.
Thousands of private messages sent between users of Bloomberg's financial terminals have leaked online.
Most Asian stock markets closed in positive territory on Monday with a weaker yen propelling Japan's benchmark Nikkei index to a fresh five-and-a-half-year peak, while the Shanghai Composite pared losses following a raft of lower-than-expected economic data from the mainland.
Even though it's more history than not, first quarter GDP is the number traders will be watching Friday for what it might say about the current slowdown that began in March.
Italian prosecutors stepped up investigations into alleged fraud at Monte dei Paschi bank by ordering police to gather evidence from JP Morgan, one of several foreign lenders linked to the scandal.
Italian prosecutors said they have ordered the seizure of 1.8 billion euros ($2.4 billion) of assets from Japanese bank Nomura as part of an investigation into a suspected fraud.