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BANK of England policymaker Paul Fisher has cautioned against a US-style commitment to long-term financial stimulus, although he remains in favour of a "slow amount" of additional bond purchases.
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Commentary: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's message to investors came through loud and clear: I dare you to buy stocks.
West Texas Intermediate crude fell, capping its biggest weekly drop in more than a month, after rising U.S. durable goods orders bolstered concern that the Federal Reserve will scale back stimulus efforts.
As an extended rally prompts some strategists to raise their price targets for the year, the pessimistic ones are arguing that those prices are being supported more by performance-chasing investors than by any real improvement in fundamentals.
North American markets were slightly lower Friday following better-than-expected durable goods orders in April that suggested encouraging news for U.S. manufacturers.
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US stock index futures fell on Friday, setting up Wall Street for its first weekly decline since mid April, amid concern the central bank may scale back its support to the economy.
Gold traders are the most bullish in a month after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke signaled record stimulus will continue until the economy improves.
Toward the end of last year, a number of large hedge funds began piling into Japan.
Trader David O'Day works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading, Thursday, May 23, 2013.
For the past few months, the U.S. Federal Reserve has been squarely in the financial markets' corner, thanks to its massive dollops of monetary stimulus.
Reassuring comments from a Federal Reserve official and better earnings from two big retailers helped push the stock market higher Tuesday.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.6% at the opening bell. The S&P 500 fell more than 1%. The Nasdaq sank 0.9% Meanwhile, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note nudged back up near 2%, as investors sought safety in government-backed bonds.
Financial markets around the world were roiled Thursday after Japanese stocks suffered their biggest slide since the country was hit by a devastating tsunami more than two years ago.
Chinese factory activity shrank in May for the first time in seven months, overshadowing signs that the euro zone's downturn tempered slightly in May, business surveys showed on Thursday.
BANGKOK - Asian stock markets fell Thursday, weighed down by a contraction in China's manufacturing that adds to signs a shaky recovery in the world's No.