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January 13, 2015 Oil prices plunge again as UAE defends holding productionSource: Reuters
Oil prices have fallen 60 percent from their June 2014 peaks, driven down by rising production, particularly U.S. shale oil, and weaker-than-expected demand in Europe and Asia.
January 13, 2015 Unions intensifying attacks on new emerging free-trade pactSource: UT San Diego
Just over two decades after lobbying unsuccessfully against the North American Free Trade Agreement, U.S. labor unions are again voicing strong reservations to a proposed major trade-liberalization deal.
January 13, 2015 10-year yield closes at lowest level since May 2013Source: MarketWatch
The yield on 10-year treasurys fell Monday afternoon to its lowest closing level since May 2013, as falling oil prices and shaky U.S. stocks drove investors back into the safety of the bond market. The benchmark 10-year yield...
January 13, 2015 Fed may hike rates even in absence of inflation pickup -LockhartSource: Reuters
Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Monday the central bank may begin raising interest rates even if inflation is not clearly rising to its 2 percent target. The drop in energy prices has made inflation...
January 13, 2015 Gold, Silver Up, Crude Oil And Nat Gas DownSource: Live Trading News
Monday, US Gold prices posted a 4 wk. Safe-haven demand the feature on the day, that due to stock market volatility and worries about the EUs economic and financial health.
January 13, 2015 Dollar Resumes Rally Against Number of Currencies -- Update
NASDAQ - By midmorning, the îStoxxî Europe 600, having closed the previous session 1.3% lower, was 1% higher. Germany's DAX 30 and France's CAC 40 added 1.5% and 1.6% respectively. Even London'sFTSE 100 added 0.5%,...
January 12, 2015 More investors putting their money where their morals areSource: Dallas Morning News
Many of the cunning speculators and investing rogues who populate Wall Street — money managers, mutual funds and investment bankers — would buy stock in a bomb factory next to a schoolyard if they thought it would be profitable
January 12, 2015 Ruble Drops on Oil as Russia Credit Risk Climbs After Fitch CutSource: BusinessWeek
The ruble weakened for a second day and the cost of insuring Russian debt against default increased after Fitch Ratings lowered the country’s credit score to one step above junk and crude oil slid below $50 a barrel.
January 12, 2015 European Stocks Gain With S&P 500 Futures While Oil DropsSource: Bloomberg
European stocks rallied with Standard & Poor’s 500 Index futures after a two-week slide in benchmark gauges, while Treasuries declined. Oil extended losses and Norway’s krone weakened.
January 12, 2015 European Central Bank Policy Makers Remain Divided on Bond PurchasesSource: NY Times
Top officials of the European Central Bank offered dueling views over the weekend on how to deal with the risk of a downward price spiral in the eurozone, a sign that internal debate continues ahead of a crucial meeting next week.
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