Wednesday, September 3, 2014
World stocks were mostly higher Tuesday as investors awaited central bank meetings later this week in Europe as well as U.S. employment figures. The U.S. dollar extended its rally against the euro and the yen on expectations the Fed will be the first major central bank to raise interest rates.
The dollar and euro rallied against the yen in Asia on Tuesday as Japanese central bank policymakers prepared to meet, under pressure to launch more economic stimulus as the economy falters.
Oil prices fell in Asia Tuesday following disappointing manufacturing data out of top energy consumer China as well as Europe and as dealers await fresh U.S. economic figures, analysts said.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
European shares drifted lower Monday as tensions over Ukraine simmered while Asian stock markets mostly rose on expectations of stimulus in China after manufacturing growth slowed in August.
The euro struggled at a one-year low against the dollar in Asia on Monday, ahead of a European Central Bank (ECB) meeting where policymakers will consider their next move in the face of weak eurozone inflation.
Oil prices were mixed in muted Asian trade Monday ahead of a public holiday in the United States and as dealers digest downcast Chinese manufacturing data, analysts said.
Monday, September 1, 2014
The executive board of the International Monetary Fund expressed confidence Friday in IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde after receiving a briefing on a French corruption probe in which Lagarde is being investigated.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
The International Monetary Fund approved Friday the release of nearly US$1.4 billion in fresh funds for troubled Ukraine, but warned that continued fighting could undermine the international bailout of the country.
Asian markets were mixed Friday as the prospect of a military confrontation between Ukraine and Russia knocked confidence and offset forecast-beating U.S. growth data.
The U.S. dollar edged up in Asian afternoon trade Friday recovering from losses in the morning that were fanned by fears of a possible Russia-Ukraine military conflict and offset upbeat U.S. economic growth data.