TOKYO - Asian shares rose on Friday, taking their cue from a jump in oil prices and Wall Street gains after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting damped down expectations of an imminent Fed rate hike.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Federal Reserve thought the economy was close to warranting an interest rate hike in September but policymakers wanted firmer evidence a global economic slowdown was not knocking America off course. | Video
TOKYO - Economics Minister Akira Amari said on Friday Japan's economy remained in a recovery trend although weakness was observed in some areas.
LIMA - Central banks have little room for error in a low-growth world in which over-leveraged and commodity-dependent emerging economies and a slowing China are major risks, top international financiers told the International Monetary Fund's meeting.
LIMA - The United States should quickly ratify the 2010 reform of the International Monetary Fund, which gives emerging economies more say in the fund, to avoid isolation at a time of growing Chinese influence, the chairman of the euro-zone finance ministers said on Thursday.
LIMA - Euro-zone governments, Greece's biggest creditors, agree that debt relief for Athens should be accomplished by capping its debt servicing costs at 15 percent of gross domestic annually, the chairman of the euro zone finance ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, said on Thursday.
LONDON, Oct 8 - European shares were steady on Thursday, although Deutsche Bank fell and underperformed the broader market after it warned of a record pre-tax loss in the third quarter.
* Energy sector leads advancers as oil rallies to three-month high
TOKYO, Oct 9 - Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Friday as Wall Street gained after the Federal Reserve's September meeting minutes suggested U.S. interest rates will remain near zero for the time being.
SHANGHAI, Oct 9 - China and Hong Kong stocks rose on Friday, tracking gains in global markets on growing expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will wait longer before raising interest rates.
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