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  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Aug 31- The dollar began the week under pressure on Monday, on track for monthly losses but off recent lows as investors kept alive hopes that the U.S. But it was well above a seven-month low of 92.621 plumbed a week ago as fears of a sharp economic slowdown in China sent global equities markets plunging. The euro rose 0.6 percent to $1.1249, below last...

  • BEIJING— Asian stocks fell Monday after a U.S. Sydney's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.9 percent to 5,213.50 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng retreated 0.3 percent to 21,539.59. Seoul's Kospi was off 0.3 percent at 1,931.49 and Singapore also fell.

  • *Asia-Pacific index down 10 percent so far this month. *Fears of China slowdown add to volatility. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 0.8 percent and is set to fall 10 percent this month, its worst monthly drop since May 2012.

  • *Fujitsu outperforms after brokerage rating hike. TOKYO, Aug 31- Japanese stocks skidded on Monday morning, hurt by soft domestic industrial output data and concerns the U.S. Federal Reserve might yet raise interest rates next month even as anxiety over a China- led global economic slowdown persists.

  • TOKYO, Aug 31- The dollar began the week under pressure on Monday, on track for monthly losses but off recent lows as investors kept alive hope that U.S. jobs data later this week would give the U.S. But it logged its largest weekly gain in a month, and was well above a seven-month low of 92.621 plumbed a week ago as fears about China sent global equities markets plunging.

  • *Asia-Pacific index -0.5 pct, on track for 10 pct monthly loss. *Concerns remain over China economy, markets, policy. TOKYO, Aug 31- Asian stocks sagged on Monday after top Federal Reserve officials kept the door open for an interest rate hike in September and investors braced for China economic data this week.

  • In private and in public at last week's global central banking conference in Jackson Hole, the message from visiting policymakers was that the Fed has telegraphed an initial monetary tightening and, following a year-long rise in the dollar, financial markets globally are as ready as they can be. But for Agustin Carstens, the top central banker in Mexico, a rate...

  • 'Good reason' to see higher US prices: Fischer Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | 5:33 PM ET
    Stanley Fischer

    U.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Fed to hike rates slowly, Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said.

  • *Fed, BoE sound confident notes in face of China fears. JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 29- U.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates gradually, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said on Saturday in a speech careful not to overreact to a possible Chinese slowdown. The cautious confidence from...

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 29- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Saturday that a slowdown in China's economy could push down further on inflation but it did not change, for now, the central bank's position on when and how it might increase interest rates. Their evolution needs to be monitored, not taken for granted, "he said, before adding the direct exposure of...

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 29- U.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar and other factors fade, allowing the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates gradually, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said on Saturday. The influential U.S. central banker was circumspect whether he would prefer to raise rates from near zero at a much-anticipated policy...

  • WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that have kept inflation below the central bank's target level have likely begun to fade. Investors have been trying to determine whether the Fed might still be on course to raise interest rates after its Sept. 16-17...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Wild week for markets ends quietly Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 4:44 PM ET

    *China central bank injects liquidity into market. NEW YORK, Aug 28- A volatile ride for global markets this week ended calmly on Friday even as lingering worries over Chinese economic growth and the Federal Reserve's plans to raise interest rates weighed on stocks, but oil rebounded sharply for a second day. U.S. crude jumped more than 6 percent as a rally in...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- The dollar rose to one-week highs on Friday for a fourth straight session of gains after some Federal Reserve officials did not rule out an interest rate hike next month despite this week's market meltdown. The index extended gains after Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said the U.S. central bank can't wait for the case on hiking...

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 28- The U.S. Some top policymakers, including Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, said the recent volatility in global markets could quickly ease and possibly pave the way for the first U.S. rate hike in nearly a decade. With a key policy meeting set for Sept. 16-17, at least five Fed officials spoke publicly in what amounted to a jockeying for...

  • *Doubts about China persist despite stabilization. NEW YORK, Aug 28- U.S. So I wouldn't want to go ahead and decide right now what the case is: more compelling, less compelling, et cetera, "Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer told CNBC television on Friday when asked about the prospect of a September interest rate hike.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- After a dizzying two weeks that saw a rapid plunge and rebound in equity prices, investors are looking forward to a week of economic data that may provide clarity on the likelihood of a near-term U.S. interest rate hike and help tamp down the market's recent wild swings. Car sales, construction spending, the Federal Reserve's "beige book" and jobs...

  • EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 2:37 PM ET

    The EPA says the rule, which took effect Friday in more than three dozen states, will safeguard drinking water for millions of Americans. The House has ignored a White House veto threat and passed a bill to block it, and a Senate committee has passed a measure that would force the EPA to withdraw and rewrite it. The senators— two Democrats and two Republicans— said in an...

  • *Doubts about China persist despite stabilization. NEW YORK, Aug 28- U.S. So I wouldn't want to go ahead and decide right now what the case is: more compelling, less compelling, etcetera, "Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer told CNBC television on Friday when asked about the prospect of a September rate hike.

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 28- Federal Reserve officials who are most anxious to hike interest rates said on Friday that continued turmoil in financial markets may cause the central bank to delay tightening monetary policy beyond next month, even though the U.S. economy remains strong. Louis Fed President James Bullard told Reuters he still favored hiking rates at...