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Euro near seven-week lows before PMI data release

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LONDON (Reuters) – The euro held near seven-week lows on Friday after the European Central Bank struck a more dovish tone at Thursday’s meeting than some had expected. FILE PHOTO: Euro currency bills are pictured at the Croatian National Bank in Zagreb, Croatia, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic Investor attention......
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Westpac economists now see RBA delaying rate cut to April

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FILE PHOTO: A pedestrian looks at his phone as he walks past a logo for Australia’s Westpac Banking Corp located outside a branch in central Sydney, Australia, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray SYDNEY (Reuters) – Analysts at Westpac Banking Corp (WBC.AX) now expect the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will......
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Dollar up vs euro as ECB holds rates steady, launches review

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar rose against the euro on Thursday after the European Central Bank held interest rates steady and launched a broad review of its policy that was likely to see new President Christine Lagarde redefine the ECB’s main goal and how to achieve it. FILE PHOTO:......
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ECB to launch review that will redefine its mission and tools

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde is set to launch a broad review of its policy on Thursday that is likely to see her redefine the ECB’s main goal and how to achieve it. FILE PHOTO: New European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde addresses a news......
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Boeing seeks to borrow $10 billion or more amid 737 MAX crisis: source

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) is in talks with banks about borrowing $10 billion or more amid rising costs for the U.S. planemaker after two crashes involving its 737 MAX jetliner, a source told Reuters on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Boeing 737 Max aircraft are seen parked outside the company’s......
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Climate change pushes investors to take their temperature

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LONDON (Reuters) – Move over revenue growth and dividend payouts: it’s time to take your portfolio’s temperature. FILE PHOTO: People are silhouetted against the setting sun at “El Mirador de la Alemana” (The viewpoint of the German), as the summer’s second heatwave hits Spain, in Malaga, southern Spain July 24,......
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Wall Street’s trillion-dollar club dwarfs Europe Inc

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LONDON (Reuters) – With Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL.O) becoming the latest entrant to Wall Street’s trillion-dollar club, Europe’s blue-chip companies are dwarfed by comparison — the most valuable firm from the “old continent”, Nestle, is worth just a third of that. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the......
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Dollar gains, stocks scale fresh highs on data, trade deal

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar rose while key world and stock indexes on Wall Street scaled new records on Thursday as the U.S.-China trade deal, strong corporate earnings and encouraging U.S. economic data lifted equity markets. Oil rose as the long-awaited Phase 1 trade deal brought some relief to......
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Chinese financial institutions can cope with foreign competition: central bank

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FILE PHOTO: A Chinese national flag flutters outside the headquarters of the People’s Bank of China, the Chinese central bank, in Beijing, China April 3, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese financial institutions are completely capable of coping with foreign competition as the sector is freed up, the central......
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Trump takes time in China deal signing to lament his Fed chair pick, again

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(Reuters) – A funny thing happened on the way to the U.S.-China trade deal signing: President Donald Trump may have tipped his next pick for head of the Federal Reserve — if he gets the chance. Among the dozen or so diversions Trump took in rambling introductory remarks before signing......
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U.S. economy expands modestly but trade tensions weigh, Fed survey shows

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. economy expanded at a modest pace through the final six weeks of 2019 but uncertainty over U.S. trade policy continued to hurt firms, a survey conducted by the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Engine casting blocks, used in a variety of General Motors......
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Record high stocks pause to gauge China-U.S. trade outlook, company earnings

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LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks eased off record highs on Wednesday and U.S. and German bond yields slipped, as euphoria over a U.S.-China trade deal was tempered by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin saying tariffs on Chinese goods would remain in place for now. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange......
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Citigroup beats estimates on credit card, trading revenue growth

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(Reuters) – Citigroup Inc beat analysts’ estimates for fourth-quarter profit on Tuesday, boosted by growth in its credit card business and a jump in trading revenue. FILE PHOTO: The Citigroup Inc (Citi) logo is seen at the SIBOS banking and financial conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Chris......
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Citigroup profit rises 15% as credit card, trading revenue jump

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FILE PHOTO: The Citigroup Inc (Citi) logo is seen at the SIBOS banking and financial conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren (Reuters) – Citigroup Inc reported a 15% jump in fourth-quarter profit on Tuesday, driven by higher credit card and trading revenue, as well as a......
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Fed’s Bostic: ‘High bar’ to any rate hike given need to raise inflation

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ATLANTA (Reuters) – There is a “high bar” to the U.S. Federal Reserve raising interest rates given the need to raise inflation and guard against any drop in inflation expectations, Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic said on Monday. “We worry about that. It is going to be a pretty high......
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As businesses hold back, U.S. consumers seen boosting big banks’ profits

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Consumer lending is expected to propel profits for big U.S. banks when they unveil fourth-quarter results this week, though stress in corporate lending and uneven capital markets may cast a shadow over results. FILE PHOTO: Signs of JP Morgan Chase Bank, Citibank and Wells Fargo &......
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Take Five: The burning bush

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A swathe of Australia the size of South Korea is being razed by fire. The toll so far: 27 lives, more than 1,800 homes, a billion animals. But that’s probably a fraction of the eventual costs. Analysts who have done the sums expect a drag as much as 0.4% this......
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U.S. dollar to dominate in directionless forex market: Reuters poll

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BENGALURU (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar, which has dominated currency market trading for the last two years, looks set to do so again in 2020, according to the latest Reuters poll of foreign exchange strategists. FILE PHOTO: U.S. one hundred dollar notes are seen in this picture illustration taken in......
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Trade risks easing may mean bluer sky for 2020: Fed officials

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MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) – The global trade wars may not be over, but U.S. Federal Reserve officials on Thursday said the economy may have weathered the worst of it as risks begin to ease and businesses adjust to a new trade environment. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve Board building on......

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