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The Fed Janet Yellen

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. Investors were focused on this weeks annual central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which begins on Thursday, where Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi are due to speak. Are they going to try to pare back asset purchases, what their thinking is on inflation, are among the main...

  • *Markets looking to Fed's c.bank gathering in Jackson Hole. *European shares dip for third day, Wall Street seen flat. Traders were digesting the latest departure from Donald Trump's White House team, watching tensions around North Korea and waiting to see what the world's top central bankers would signal at the annual Jackson Hole gathering later this week.

  • LONDON, Aug 21- Gold rose on Monday as tensions over North Korea fueled safe-haven demand, while doubts about U.S. Investors braced for North Korea's response to computer-simulated military exercises begun by South Korean and U.S. forces on Monday that will continue until Aug. 31. "Gold is being supported by the war games and the uncertainty in Washington," said...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- The euro rebounded from the day's lows on Monday but held well below a 2-1/ 2 year high hit earlier this month as markets bet the single currency's double-digit gains this year may be too much for a central bank that is still wary of removing stimulus. With very little in the way of top-tier economic data, market watchers are focused on the annual...

  • Aug 21- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Monday, with investors keeping an eye on the White House as well as the tension between the United States and North Korea themes that have affected the market the most in the past two weeks. *Wall Street ended lower on Friday following a White House- focused week that raised more questions about the Trump administration's...

  • Fed vs. ECB at Jackson Hole

    Steven Englander of Rafiki Capital Management discusses which central banker will be the top focus for Jackson Hole watchers this week, Yellen or Draghi.

  • LONDON, Aug 21- Gold rose on Monday as tensions over North Korea fueled safe haven demand, while doubts over U.S. Investors were braced for North Korea's response to computer-simulated military exercises begun by South Korean and U.S. forces on Monday that will continue until Aug. 31. "Gold is being supported by the war games and the uncertainty in Washington," said...

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    Investors braced for North Korea's response to computer-simulated military exercises begun by South Korean and U.S. forces on Monday.

  • The dollar slumped on Monday amid geopolitical tension in North Korea, ahead of the annual central banking conference in Jackson Hole.

  • *Markets looking to Fed's c.bank gathering in Jackson Hole. LONDON, Aug 21- World stocks struggled at a 5-1/ 2- week low on Monday, though metals dazzled with zinc at its highest in a decade, copper hitting a nearly three-year high and iron ore's gains in the last two sessions stretching to 5 percent. Traders were digesting the latest departure from Donald Trump's...

  • Hong Kong shares gained 0.4 percent and mainland Chinese stocks rose 0.6 percent after Shanghai posted its strongest weekly gain in four months last week. Emerging Europe delivered a more modest performance, with Moscow and Polish shares up around 0.2-0.3 percent. Koon Chow, emerging macro and FX strategist at UBP, said riskier assets had been given a bit of a...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- The euro slipped on Monday, extending its biggest weekly decline in more than two months as markets judged the single currency's double-digit gains this year may be too much for a central bank that is still wary of removing stimulus. "Absent some Mario Draghi fireworks this week, buying on dips for euro/dollar may be a better strategy rather than...

  • BENGALURU, Aug 21- Gold prices were little changed on Monday as investors sought further direction after a week of geopolitical uncertainty in the United States and Europe and ahead of a meeting of central bankers later this week. The metal surged to its highest since November on Friday when political and security concerns in the United States and Spain...

  • TOKYO, Aug 21- The dollar steadied on Monday, edging away from four-month lows against the yen plumbed in the previous session as investors turned their focus from political turmoil in Washington to the Federal Reserve's annual central banking conference in Wyoming. Reports of the impending departure of senior White House adviser Stephen Bannon, known for...

  • BENGALURU, Aug 21- Gold prices were little changed on Monday as investors sought further direction after a week of geopolitical uncertainty in the United States and Europe and ahead of a meeting of central bankers later this week. President Donald Trump fired his chief strategist Steve Bannon in the latest White House shake-up. "Political tensions were...

  • *Investors wary as U.S., South Korea begin military drills. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was barely in the black thanks to modest gains in China, but in most other markets, including Australia, South Korea and Taiwan were in the red. Wall Street shares got only a short-lived boost on Friday after Trump fired White House chief...

  • Bannon's out. Wall Street is finally paying attention! Plus, good times at Jackson Hole. And, are eclipses good for the market?

  • *Spot gold was nearly unchanged at $1,283.30 an ounce by 0111 GMT, after surging to its highest in over nine months on Friday at $1300.80. *The dollar edged up in early Asian trading on Monday, moving tentatively away from the previous session's four-month low against the yen when concerns that personnel changes at the White House weighed on expectations for U.S.

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.07 percent while Japan's Nikkei was off 0.4 percent. Wall Street shares got only a short-lived boost on Friday after Trump fired White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Although Bannon's departure removes a major source of friction within the White House, Trump's attacks on fellow...

  • TOKYO, Aug 21 I certainly- The dollar edged up in early Asian trading on Monday, moving tentatively away from the four-month low against the yen plumbed in the previous session on concerns that White House personnel changes will impair President Donald Trump's ability to pass tax reform and stimulus measures. Reports of the impending departure of senior White...