Global Markets

Asian shares on edge as investors brace for Fed

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TOKYO - Asian shares fell to 10-week lows on Tuesday as investors braced for a possible hawkish shift in the Federal Reserve's policy stance in the lead-up to the U.S. central bank's two-day policy meeting later in the day.

BlackRock calls for U.S. stock market reforms

NEW YORK - BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, has asked regulators to force exchanges to lower their access fees and require greater transparency of broker dealer-run trading venues known as "dark pools."

15 Sep 2014

Nasdaq slumps to worst day since July; S&P 500 dips

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks closed mixed on Monday as the tech sector dragged the Nasdaq to its worst day since July and kept the S&P 500 near the unchanged mark as investors cleared the decks for Alibaba's debut planned for later this week. | Video

15 Sep 2014

Dollar pauses from rally as Fed comments loom, Aussie off lows

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE - The dollar eased on Tuesday with investors reluctant to do much as they waited for fresh guidance on interest rates from the Federal Reserve, while the Australian dollar held above a six-month trough.

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Investigators turn bankers into informants in forex probe: WSJ

- U.S. investigators have turned several bank employees into informants to gather evidence against some of their colleagues in the probe of possible manipulation of currency markets, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

15 Sep 2014

Growing foreign fund influence a risk for emerging markets: BIS

LONDON - The global fund management industry is a potential source of risk for emerging markets because of its vast size and herd-like investor behavior that can exacerbate asset price fluctuations, a BIS report said on Sunday.

15 Sep 2014
World Markets

Orange weighs on European shares after Jazztel deal

LONDON, Sept 16 - European equity markets edged lower on Tuesday, keeping within their recent range while mergers & acquisitions activity took centre stage after a wave of bids.

US STOCKS-Nasdaq slumps to worst day since July; S&P 500 dips

* Indexes: Dow up 0.26 pct, S&P off 0.07 pct, Nasdaq off 1.07 pct

Orange weighs on European shares after Jazztel deal

LONDON, Sept 16 - European equity markets edged lower on Tuesday, keeping within their recent range while mergers & acquisitions activity took centre stage after a wave of bids.

Nikkei snaps 5-day winning streak as market wary before Fed outcome

TOKYO, Sept 16 - Japanese stocks broke a five-day winning streak on Tuesday as most investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of this week's outcome of the Federal Reserve meeting, though SoftBank jumped on news of strong demand for Alibaba's initial public offering in the United States. The Nikkei share average dropped 0.2 percent to 15,911.53. SoftBank Corp soared 3.5 percent and contributed hefty 34.28 points to the Nikkei after Alibaba Group Holding Ltd rai

Hong Kong shares end at lowest in five weeks, Sinopec drags

HONG KONG, Sept 15 - Hong Kong shares finished at their lowest in five weeks on Monday, after a slew of weaker-than-expected China data over the weekend fanned fresh worries about the world's second-largest economy.

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