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Jul 22, 2014

FX Market Sentiment Dominated By Geopolitical Concerns

The greenback hit a one-month high against the Swiss franc and neared a five-month high versus the euro on Tuesday as market sentiment remains haunted by geopolitical risk. And yet, investors appear to be shrugging off the unsettled quandary that is ... #Switzerland #Gaza Strip

Jul 07, 2014

On a Wartime Anniversary, China Steps Up Its Anti-Japan PR Campaign

Generous coverage of the 77th Marco Polo Bridge Incident anniversary comes amid simmering geopolitical tensions between the two Asian power... #China #Japan #Shinzo Abe #Xi Jinping

Jul 21, 2014

Stocks slip as global turmoil trumps earnings

The stock market started the week with some losses Monday as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings against mounting global political turmoil. At the close on Wall Street, The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 4.6 points, or about 0... #Hasbro, Inc. #SIX FLAGS INC #Dow Jones #European Union #Barack Obama #Malaysia #Wall Street

Jul 23, 2014

Worries about weak wages led Bank of England to vote 9-0 to leave interest rates unchanged business live

Latest MPC minutes show some policymakers are concerned about weak wage growth MPC: market reaction to economic and geopolitical risks is surprisingly low Weakness of wages is 'striking'.... ... b ut 'small' rate rise could test reaction Bank minutes... #Bank of England #United Kingdom #Central Bureau of Investigation #Glasgow

Jul 23, 2014

Oil stays above $102 amid Gaza peace efforts

The price of oil inched further above $102 a barrel Wednesday amid a new push for a cease-fire between Israel and Palestine and after Europe imposed additional sanctions on Russia that fell short of a heavy hit. By early afternoon in Europe, the benc... #European Union #Israel #Egypt #Canada #Europe #London #New York Mercantile Exchange #Middle East #John Kerry #Palestine #Hamas #Frankfurt #Commerzbank #Energy Department #American Petroleum Institute #Gaza Strip #Energy Information Administration #Tel Aviv

Jul 18, 2014

U.S. stocks trading higher on company earnings

Investors welcomed the latest financial results from large U.S. companies Friday and sent stocks higher in midday trading. The market was on course to recover after slumping a day earlier. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 97 point... #Dow Jones #Israel #Google Inc. #Honeywell International Inc. #Malaysia Airlines #YouTube #Wall Street #Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Jul 23, 2014

Bank of England claims credit for recovery, as market awaits MPC minutes live

MPC minutes show some policymakers are concerned about weak wage growth, as governor says rates will need to rise as economy normalises Mark Carney speaks in Glasgow MPC: market reaction to economic and geopolitical risks is surprisingly low Weakness... #Bank of England #United Kingdom #Central Bureau of Investigation #Glasgow #Lithuania

Jul 16, 2014

China moves oil rig out of waters Vietnam claims

(AP) -- China on Wednesday moved an oil rig out of waters claimed by Hanoi after two months of drilling that triggered a near-breakdown in ties between the neighbors and led to deadly protests in Vietnam. Withdrawing the rig from near the Paracel Isl... #China #Beijing #Taiwan #Vietnam #Malaysia #Philippines #Brunei #South China Sea

Jul 17, 2014

Malaysian jet downings, weak earnings rattle stock market

The downing of a passenger plane flying over Ukraine rattled U.S. financial markets Thursday, deepening a slide set off by a batch of disappointing company earnings and a weak home construction report. All three major stock indexes ended lower for th... #Mattel, Inc. #AutoNation, Inc. #Malaysia Airlines #TD Ameritrade

Jul 15, 2014

Goldman Sachs smashes profit forecasts business live

Rolling business and financial news, as Goldman Sachs reports a 5% jump in earnings in the last quarter Mark Carney testifying at parliament - highlights start here Bank of England says markets are " bizarrely" ignoring geopolitical risks UK inflatio... #Federal Reserve #Bank of England #Goldman Sachs