IMF's Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case | Top Forex Brokers

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img International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates for negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister,... moreShare it now!

Ukraine Fighting Surges as Russian-Backed Forces Gain

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img Separatists in eastern Ukraine are battling government forces on two fronts near the Sea of Azov and south of Donetsk as NATO reports a surge of Russian troops and advanced equipment into the war-zone.

The U.S. and the European Union are threatening Russian President Vladimir Putin with further sanctions, even as the EU began talks in Moscow today aimed at a temporary deal with Ukraine to allo

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

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img Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has been placed under formal investigation in France for her alleged involvement in a long-running fraud case.

Under French law, a formal investigation means prosecutors believe they have serious evidence implicating a suspect in a crime. It does not necessarily lead to charges or a trial.

Euro Touches One-Year Low Versus Dollar | Top Forex Brokers

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img The euro reached the lowest level in almost a year against the dollar as signs the region’s economy is underperforming that of the U.S. damped demand for the shared currency.... moreShare it now!

Euro Rises From 11-Month Low Versus Dollar on Schaeuble Comments

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img The euro rose from its lowest in almost a year after Germany’s finance minister said comments by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi advocating support for euro-zone fiscal policy were “over-interpreted.”

The shared currency advanced for the first time in four days versus the dollar even as economists predict data tomorrow will show German inflation stalled, bolstering bets the ECB wi

Dollar rises slightly against yen, euro with investors on pause

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img The dollar was slightly higher against the yen and the euro in quiet Asia trade Monday, with many investors shying away from making major moves ahead of big events later this week such as U.S. jobs data and the European Central Bank’s policy meeting.

At last check, the dollar USDJPY, +0.06% was at ÂĄ104.18 compared with ÂĄ104.08 late Friday in New York. Meanwhile, the euro EURUSD, +0.06% was a

Gold Trades Little Changed Above 2-Month Low in New York

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img Gold was little changed above a two-month low in New York as investors weighed signs of increased physical demand against gains in the dollar and equities.

The metal dropped to $1,273.40 an ounce on Aug. 21, the lowest since June 18, on speculation the Federal Reserve will raise borrowing costs sooner than expected. In China, the world’s largest gold buyer, volumes for the benchmark spot contr

European Bonds Rise on Factory Data; Ruble at Record Low

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img Italian and Portuguese government bonds rose as a report showing slowing factory output boosted the case for more central bank stimulus. Emerging-market stocks gained as investors speculated China will take steps to bolster growth, while Russia’s ruble weakened to a record.

Italy’s 10-year yield dropped two basis points to 2.42 percent at 9:14 a.m. in New York, while the yield on Portugal’s 10

ECB speculation drives down yields, weighs on euro

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img Euro zone government bond yields plumbed record lows on Wednesday and the euro fell to its weakest in a year against the dollar on expectations the European Central Bank will act soon to counter low growth and slowing inflation.

The prospect of further stimulus, through an asset-buying program known as quantitative easing, also buoyed stock markets. European shares rose again, building on two

Putin’s Money Beats Sanctions in Russian Bank Bond Market

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img Bond investors who lost faith in VTB Group when it was saddled with sanctions by the U.S. and European Union missed out on Russia’s best corporate debt rally.

VTB’s dollar-denominated notes due in October 2020 returned 3.5 percent in August, helped by government plans to bolster its capital as the crisis over Ukraine stalls economic growth and stokes a jump in Russian non-performing loans. Tha

U.S. Stocks Trade Little Changed as S&P 500 Tops 2,000

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img U.S. stock futures were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index closed above 2,000 for the first time, as Tiffany & Co. (TIF) climbed while Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. slumped on earnings projections.

Tiffany added 3 percent as it raised its full-year forecast after higher prices boosted quarterly revenue. Smith & Wesson tumbled 11 percent after the gunmaker cut its full-year sa

Dollar Gains to 7-Month High on Outlook for U.S. Economy | Top Forex Brokers

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img A dollar gauge rallied to the highest level since January amid speculation an improving U.S. economy will bolster the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next year... moreShare it now!

Jobless Claims in U.S. Little Changed as Economy Strengthens | Top Forex Brokers

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img The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits was little changed last week near the lowest level in seven years as employers held on to staff in an improving economy.... moreShare it now!

Dollar General sweetens Family Dollar bid, may go hostile

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img Dollar General Corp (DG.N) raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc (FDO.N) to $80 per share, or $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected.

The No.1 U.S. deep-discount retailer also said it would pay a break-up fee of $500 million if the deal ran foul of competition law, the reason Family Dollar had cited for its rejection

Crisis deepens as Ukraine says Russian troops back rebel advance

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img Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that Russian forces had entered his country and the military conflict was worsening after Russian-backed separatists swept into a key town in the east.

Poroshenko said he was cancelling a visit to Turkey and conferring with defense chiefs because of the "rapidly deteriorating situation" in the eastern Donetsk region, "as Russian troops have

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