JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. - U.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates gradually, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said on Saturday in a speech careful not to overreact to a possible Chinese slowdown.
BEIJING - China's economy is growing at a "reasonable" pace and, despite growing pressure, the government can handle well the risks the country faces, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said.
LONDON - Fears over the health of the Chinese economy kept world markets on edge last week and China country will remain in focus, along with the question of whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month.
SAN JUAN - Puerto Rico will delay until Sept. 8 the completion of its fiscal reform plan, the commonwealth's government said on Saturday, citing time spent on contingency disaster planning by the government in the run-up to Tropical Storm Erika.
NEW YORK - After a dizzying two weeks that saw a rapid plunge and rebound in equity prices, investors are looking forward to a week of economic data that may provide clarity on the likelihood of a near-term U.S. interest rate hike and help tamp down the market's recent wild swings.
BRASILIA - President Dilma Rousseff has dropped the idea of reinstating a tax on financial transactions to bridge a gaping fiscal deficit after it ran into a barrage of criticism even from within her coalition, Brazilian media reported on Sunday.
(Updates futures, adds news) LONDON, Aug 26 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening around 8 points or 0.1 percent higher on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. Futures were down 0.2 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on * The UK blue-chip index rose 3.6 percent on Thursday, recouping all of its losses from this week's bruising sell-off after strong U.S. data calmed global markets rocked by
NEW YORK, Aug 28 - Wall Street ended near flat on Friday after comments by a top Federal Reserve official suggested that a September rate rise was more likely than some investors expected.
LONDON, Aug 28 - European stocks closed out a rollercoaster week with modest gains on Friday, although a leading regional equity index was still on track for its worst month in four years due to underlying concerns over China.
TOKYO, Aug 28 - Japanese stocks extended a rally on Friday as investors took heart from strong U.S. economic data and further gains on Wall Street, with strength in Chinese markets further helping to calm frayed nerves.
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