Hong Kong protesters willing to pay economic price

Posted by Forexsq 1 day 10 hours ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img As demonstrations continue to disrupt normal operations in Hong Kong, both experts and residents are considering the long-term impact that pro-democracy protest will have on the international finance hub.

Police have used pepper spray and tear gas in an effort to oust protesters from their camps near Hong Kong's main business district, but the activists remain in place and have even occupied m

Fed Scrutiny of Leveraged Loans Grows Along With Bubble Concern

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img The Federal Reserve is stepping up its oversight of high-risk leveraged loans, shifting to a deal-by-deal review after its previous industry-wide guidelines were largely ignored by banks.

The Fed is now looking at loans each month, according to people who asked not to be identified because the information is private. Supervisors are looking at individual deals and risks such as a borrower’s ab

Carl Icahn's eBay stake gains about $138 million

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img Carl Icahn's stake in eBay Inc. EBAY, +6.87% is worth about $138 million more in premarket action on Tuesday than it was at Monday's close, after a rally triggered by the news that the company will separate its PayPal unit into an independent, publicly traded company. Icahn Associates is eBay's sixth-biggest shareholder with about 30,800 shares, equal to a 2.5% stake in the company, according to

Dollar Falls From Six-Year High Against Yen as U.S. Yields Drop

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img The dollar fell from a six-year high against the yen as U.S. Treasury yields dropped, damping the attraction of dollar-denominated assets.

The greenback climbed earlier on speculation an improving economy will give the Federal Reserve more reason to increase interest rates for the first time since 2006.

“The dollar is selling off on the back of lower yields across the curve,” said Masafumi

Euro’s Worst Quarter Since 2010 Leaves It at Two-Year Low

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img The euro fell to a two-year low against the dollar as slowing inflation in the 18 nations that share the currency boosts the case for extra monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank to avert deflation.

Already undermined by ECB President Mario Draghi’s moves to swell the central bank’s balance sheet and cut borrowing costs, the common currency is poised for its worst quarter against the

U.S. Stocks Decline on Ukraine Tensions, Europe Economy

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img U.S. stocks declined, with the Russell 2000 Index approaching a correction, amid signs of economic weakness in Europe and as tensions increased in Ukraine.

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. led makers of experimental Ebola treatments higher following the first reported U.S. case of the deadly disease. That also sent carriers from American Airlines Group Inc. to Delta Air Lines Inc. lower. EBay Inc. sl

Stocks head for worst quarter since euro crisis, dollar soars | Top Forex Brokers

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img A new trough in euro zone inflation pushed the euro to a two-year low on Tuesday, leaving the dollar on course for its biggest quarterly gain in six years and... moreShare it now!

Hong Kong Protesters Step up Pressure on Leung to Quit

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img Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests swelled for a sixth day as student leaders renewed an ultimatum for Leung Chun-ying to resign after jeering the city’s top official at a ceremony to mark China’s National Day.

Demonstrators poured back into the three main protest areas at 6 p.m. local time after crowds thinned this morning. With Hong Kong celebrating two days of holidays, numbers may grow bey

Gold Falls to Lowest Since January, Set for Monthly Drop

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img Gold fell to the lowest level since January, set for the biggest monthly decline in 15, on the outlook for higher U.S. interest rates that strengthened the dollar. Silver dropped to the lowest in four years.

Gold retreated 6.3 percent in September, the most since June 2013. It’s within 0.4 percent of erasing this year’s gains, which were fueled partly by tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East

Oil Set for Biggest Quarterly Drop Since 2012 on Adequate Supply

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img Brent and West Texas Intermediate headed for the biggest quarterly decline in more than two years as abundant crude supplies offset the risk of disruption from conflict in the Middle East.

Futures were up 0.1 percent in London, trimming a drop of 13 percent since the beginning of July. The U.S. and its European and Arab allies have conducted thousands of air missions since starting a bombing c

U.S. Stocks Fall as Russia Concern Offsets EBay, Mergers

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img U.S. stocks fell, paring a seventh straight quarterly gain for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as consumer confidence declined and Russia was said to consider introducing capital controls.

Ford Motor Inc. dropped 3.5 percent after saying it will miss a profit forecast for 2014. EBay Inc. jumped 6.7 percent after the world’s biggest online marketplace said it will separate from its payments un

Strong Dollar Bolsters Fed Patience on Rates Amid Growth Impact

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img The dollar’s strongest year since 2008 is a source of growing concern among some Federal Reserve policy makers, who say further gains have the potential to curb economic growth and keep inflation too low.

Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart, New York’s William C. Dudley and Chicago’s Charles Evans have all said in the past week they are watching the dollar as officials debate the timing of t

Dollar Leapfrogs Forecasts in World-Beating Rally: Currencies | Top Forex Brokers

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img The dollar, already enjoying its best year since 2008, is showing few signs of letting up as a growing number of strategists say it’s a relative bargain amid signs the... moreShare it now!

Wall Street edges lower; investors watch dollar strength

Posted by Forexsq 1 day 10 hours ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img U.S. stocks were slightly lower on Tuesday, pulling back from the gain indicated by futures, as the dollar rose and weighed on multinational names.

Major indexes are on track for a negative month, though they remain set to gain over the third quarter. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq are both on track for their seventh straight quarterly advance.

The U.S. Dollar index rose 0.5 percent against a baske

Police use tear gas as 'Occupy' comes to Hong Kong

Posted by Forexsq 2 days ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img Key traffic arteries in Hong Kong remained blocked Monday after a forceful crackdown by police failed to dislodge pro-democracy protesters from the streets of the financial capital.

Police fired volley after volley of tear gas at protesters on Sunday, an unusually heavy-handed response that appeared only to galvanize public support and draw thousands of additional demonstrators into the street
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