Eurozone business investment rate nearly stable in Q3 of 2014

January 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Eurozone business investment rate nearly stable in Q3 of 2014 

BRUSSELS, Jan. 28 — The eurozone business investment rate reached 21.7 percent in the third quarter (Q3) of 2014, nearly stable compared with the previous quarter, the statistical office of the European Union (EU) Eurostat and the European Central Bank (ECB) said on Wednesday.

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China's yuan falls to lowest point in 7 months

January 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on China's yuan falls to lowest point in 7 months 

BEIJING, Jan. 27 — China's yuan slumped for a second trading day on Monday, hitting the lowest level since June 2014.

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U.S. stocks narrowly fluctuate on Greek elections

January 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S. stocks narrowly fluctuate on Greek elections 

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 — U.S. stocks were almost flat at midday on Monday, as investors were considering implications of the Greek national election results on the eurozone economy.

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U.S. dollar gains more ground on Albanian lek

January 26, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S. dollar gains more ground on Albanian lek 

TIRANA, Jan. 26 — The U.S. dollar rose to a 12-year-high of over 124 leks, the currency of Albania, according to the official exchange rate of the Bank of Albania.

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Tokyo shares end higher on ECB easing

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TOKYO, Jan. 23 — tokyo shares ended higher Friday with its benchmark Nikkei stock index reaching a three-week high due to the monetary easing decision made by the European Central Bank in efforts to boost eurozone economy.

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Sensex off record highs, Nifty maintains 8,800-level

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sensex off record highs, Nifty maintains 8,800-level 

MUMBAI, Jan. 23 — The S&P BSE Sensex pared its initial surge but was trading still higher by 235.10 points in late morning trade, tracking higher global cues amid the European Central Bank (ECB) announcing a bigger-than-expected stimulus programme.

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Chinese yuan rises sharply against euro

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Chinese yuan rises sharply against euro 

BEIJING, Jan. 23 — The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, strengthened by 1,409 basis points to 6.9795 against the euro on Friday, driven up by the quantitative easing (QE) program in the euro zone.

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Nikkei drops 1.43 pct as Swiss removes currency cap against euro

January 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nikkei drops 1.43 pct as Swiss removes currency cap against euro 

TOKYO, Jan. 16 — The Nikkei stock index lost 1.43 percent Friday, relinquishing gains made the previous day, as investors switched into yen currency havens pushing its price up versus its major counterparts and impacting export and tech- related issues, following the Swiss National Bank (SNB)'s shock decision to remove its currency cap against the euro.

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Gold jumps as Switzerland scraps euro cap

January 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Gold jumps as Switzerland scraps euro cap 

CHICAGO, Jan. 16 — Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange jumped on Thursday to a more than-four-month high as investors weighed the Switzerland's unexpected move to abandon a three-year cap on the Swiss franc against the euro.

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Germany's benchmark DAX index advances

January 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on Germany's benchmark DAX index advances 

FRANKFURT, Jan. 14 — The benchmark DAX index at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on Tuesday advanced by 159.1 points and closed at 9941 points.

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