SYDNEY/SINGAPORE - Dollar bulls took a breather on Friday ahead of a closely watched jobs report that has the potential to make or break a rally that saw the greenback post its best monthly performance in over a year.
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks edged lower at the open, as a softer-than-expected July jobs report allayed concerns that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates sooner than many had expected.
NEW YORK - Investors in U.S.-based funds poured a net $7.6 billion into stock funds in the week ended July 30 on optimism that U.S. stocks could climb further, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday.
NEW YORK - A long-predicted dollar rally appears at last to be taking hold, with the greenback ending July with its best monthly performance in 17 months and investors positioning for the first post-crisis U.S. interest rate increase.
BUCHAREST - Holders of dollar-denominated bonds at Bulgaria's Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank) are gearing up for legal action against the government if the bond defaults and the bank is tipped into insolvency, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.
LONDON, Aug 1 - European equity indexes were flat to lower early on Friday as investors held fire ahead of U.S. jobs data expected to shed light on the chances of an early end to the Federal Reserve's ultra-easy, equity-friendly monetary policy.
NEW YORK, Aug 1 - U.S. stocks edged lower at the open, as a softer-than-expected July jobs report allayed concerns that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates sooner than many had expected.
* FTSEurofirst 300 down 1.4 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 1.5 pct
TOKYO, Aug 1 - Japan's Nikkei share average dropped to a one-week low on Friday, hit by concern that U.S. interest rates could rise sooner than expected, but strong earnings from companies such as Sony Corp limited the losses. The Nikkei ended 0.6 percent down at 15,523.11, the lowest close since July 25. For the week, the index rose 0.4 percent and posted a third consecutive weekly gain. The broader Topix shed 0.6 percent to 1,281.30 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 fell 0.6 perce
HONG KONG, Aug 1 - Hong Kong shares finished lower on Friday tracking softer overseas markets ahead of U.S. jobs data later in the session, with property developer Cheung Kong leading the slide.
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