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December 10, 2014 Gold Rises Toward Six-Week High as Dollar-to-Stocks DropSource: BusinessWeek
Gold traded near the highest level in more than six weeks as a retreat in the dollar and global equities boosted demand for a protection of wealth. Silver climbed to the highest level since October.
December 9, 2014 Fitch Places Japan's A+ Rating on Watch Negative
forexfactory.com - îFitch Ratingsî has placed Japan's 'A+' Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) on Rating Watch Negative (RWN). The issue ratings on Japan's unsecured foreign and local...
December 9, 2014 China key share index posts biggest drop in 5 years, banks plummetSource: Reuters
Shanghai shares posted their biggest one-day percentage fall in five years on Tuesday, dragged down by a sell-off in the financial and property sectors, reversing a two-week long rally.
December 9, 2014 Oil extends losses, hits lowest levels in over five yearsSource: MarketWatch
Crude-oil futures continued to struggle Tuesday, maintaining levels not seen in more than five years amid fears the market won’t be finding a bottom soon. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for...
December 9, 2014 Fed proposing big US banks boost capital cushionsSource: Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are proposing that the eight biggest U.S. banks be required to further increase the amount of capital they set aside to cushion against unexpected losses.
December 9, 2014 Deutsche Bank Sued by U.S. Over Alleged Tax SchemeSource: Bloomberg
Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) was accused of using underfunded shell companies to evade U.S. taxes in a government lawsuit seeking $190 million in taxes, penalties and interest.
December 9, 2014 Fitch: Slow Growth Will Test U.S. Auto Sector Discipline in 2015
Reuters - Fitch: Slow Growth Will Test U.S. Auto Sector Discipline in 2015 îFitch Ratingsî expects the credit profiles of U.S. auto manufacturers and suppliers to strengthen in 2015 despite slower growth in auto...
December 9, 2014 Fed signals rate guidance likely to stay for nowSource: Reuters
The Federal Reserve's vow to keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time" is likely to remain in place for now, with the U.S. central bank set to take a slow and steady approach to its first rate rise in a decade.The...
December 9, 2014 Crude oil swoons to new five-year low, gas prices to followSource: USA Today
Crude oil prices accelerated their six-month slide Monday, plunging to fresh five-year lows after a key investment bank bearclawed the energy market, a major producer slashed its drilling and exploration budget by over 20% and...
December 9, 2014 European Central Bank loan auction set to miss targetSource: FT.com
The European Central Bank will this week make its second offer of cheap four-year loans aimed at reviving the eurozone’s economy and boosting lending to the region’s credit-starved smaller businesses
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