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  • DUBLIN, Nov 6- Free chat and calling apps that keep migrant workers in contact with family members back home are transforming the money transfer business and online remittance provider WorldRemit is seeking partnerships to capitalise on this trend, its chief executive said. Ismail Ahmed, a Somalia- born entrepreneur who heads UK- based WorldRemit, said he's...

  • *Euro held up by major support around $1.08. LONDON, Nov 6- The dollar looked set to push the euro below $1.08 for the first time since April if jobs data on Friday delivers the evidence most major banks are hoping for of the U.S. economy's readiness for higher interest rates. Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart, seen by many as a swing voter at the U.S. central bank, was...

  • Sterling inches up to 10-week high vs euro Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 | 12:38 PM ET

    LONDON, Nov 3- Sterling survived a rocky session versus the dollar on Tuesday to hold near 10- week highs against a basket of currencies and gain ground against the euro, shrugging off data that showed growth in the British construction sector slowing. "Cable opened the day higher before falling through the 55- day moving average about half an hour after the data...

  • Stocks close mostly lower; transports outperform Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed lower, but mostly held the prior day's rally, as investors continued to consider the possibility of a December rate hike.

  • *Allergan up after confirming buyout talks with Pfizer. *GoPro, Deutsche Bank fall after results. "What is positive about the GDP number is that it showed that consumers are strong," said Janelle Nelson, portfolio analyst at RBC Wealth Management in Minneapolis.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St lower on weak GDP data, rate hike hints Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    *Allergan says in buyout talks with Pfizer; shares halted. *GoPro, Deutsche Bank sink after results. Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James Financial in Florida, said the biggest surprise in the Fed's statement was the disappearance of the reference to a slowdown in the global economy.

  • Futures hold lower after GDP, Fed Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 9:08 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open as investors weighed the possibility of a December rate hike, amid the release of GDP and earnings.

  • Oct 29- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve revived expectations of an increase in interest rates in December. *The Fed's hawkish tone came as a surprise, prompting an increase in the odds of a December hike to 43 percent from the 38 percent minutes before the release of the statement, according to the CME Group's FedWatch...

  • Oct 15- Shares in First Data Corp rose 2.6 percent in their debut on Thursday, valuing the payment processor at $14.42 billion in the largest initial public offering this year. First Data, controlled by private equity firm KKR& Co LP, raised $2.56 billion by selling 160 million shares at $16 each per share, below the indicated range of $18 to $20.

  • FOREX-Dollar slides ahead of Fed minutes Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 11:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 8- The dollar fell to one-week lows against the euro and yen on Thursday as investors grew cautious about the impending release of minutes of last month's U.S. "While financial market volatility has eased somewhat since the Fed's last meeting, many doubts about the health of China and emerging economies remain, which is likely to dampen the prospects...

  • FOREX-Dollar dips as Fed nerves dominate Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 7:54 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 8- The dollar weakened past $1.13 per euro for the first time in a week on Thursday on nervousness over what kind of message Federal Reserve minutes due later will send on the outlook for interest rates and growth. Dealers said any further gains for the euro were likely to be capped around $1.1320, keeping it within a range it has held since the aftermath...

  • Expect this fourth quarter surprise: Strategist Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 4:23 PM ET
    Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at BMO Capital Markets.

    Here's why there could be a "surprising" stock market rally in the fourth quarter, strategist Brian Belski said Monday.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Sterling sank against the dollar on Monday after a monthly survey of the services sector crushed any remaining market expectations that the Bank of England is likely to raise interest rates any time soon. "This has taken the pound properly lower," said Tobias Davis, a currency hedging manager at Western Union in London. Both currencies have gained...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- As Congress considers a controversial nuclear deal with Iran, the U.S. Both roles will be especially critical if some restrictions are relaxed under the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran. "OFAC is left in a position where they can only deal with what's five inches in front of their faces," said Erich Ferrari, a Washington- based sanctions lawyer.

  • LONDON, July 31- The dollar fell by a third of a percent against the euro on Friday, the lack of decisive new direction from numbers on the U.S. economy prompting traders to take profit on its rise since Wednesday's statement by the Federal Reserve. Another 1 percent fall in Brent crude helped drive the Norwegian crown and Australian and Canadian dollars lower...

  • July 30- Western Union Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, boosted by its online business, and the world's largest money-transfer company raised its full-year earnings forecast. Western Union said revenue from its online business, including westernunion.com and mobile money transfer, rose 19 percent in the second quarter ended June 30.

  • July 30- Western Union Co, the world's largest money-transfer company, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strength in its digital business. Western Union said revenue from its digital business, including westernunion.com and mobile money transfer, rose 19 percent in the second quarter ended June 30. Western Union has invested...

  • Western Union profit falls 2.3 pct Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 4:07 PM ET

    July 30- Western Union Co reported a 2.3 percent fall in quarterly profit as it earned lower fees from its money-transfer services. The company's net income fell to $189.3 million in the second quarter ended June 30, from $193.8 million a year earlier. On a per share basis, the company's earnings were unchanged at 36 cents.

  • *Facebook, Whole Foods fall after results. Procter& Gamble, Facebook and Whole Foods Market all fell after quarterly reports that left investors wanting more. "We've been stuck in a 3- percent band since almost the beginning of the year," said Warren West, principal at Greentree Brokerage Services in Philadelphia.

  • *Skechers, Mondelez jump after profits beat expectations. Procter& Gamble fell 3.7 percent after the company reported its sixth straight quarter of lower sales while Facebook shares fell 2.6 percent after the social media company's profit decreased. Mondelez International rose 4.9 percent to $45.22 after reporting results that beat expectations.