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Jul 31, 2014

Shares down as Wall St tumbles; Dollar adds to monthly gain

NEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) – Global equity markets tumbled
on Thursday, hurt by ongoing tensions with Russia and
Argentina’s second default in 12 years, while the U.S. dollar
edged higher against a basket of major currencies for its
strongest monthly gain in over a year.

Wall Street was hit hard, with the Dow and the S&P 500
posting their first monthly decline since January, while the
Nasdaq fell for a third month in the last five.

Jul 31, 2014

Shares off as Wall St tumbles; dollar edges up

NEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) – Global equity markets tumbled
on Thursday, hurt by ongoing tensions with Russia and
Argentina’s second default in 12 years, while the dollar edged
higher against a basket of major currencies.

Wall Street was hit hard, with major stock indices down more
than 1 percent and the Dow Jones industrial average on track to
record its first monthly decline since January.

Jul 31, 2014

Shares slide as Wall St tumbles; U.S. Treasuries yields rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Doubts on whether stock markets can ride out a tightening of U.S. monetary policy dominated trade on Thursday, sending major U.S. stock indexes down more than 1 percent, while the dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies.

The dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies after U.S. labor market data bolstered expectations for a more hawkish Federal Reserve.

Jul 30, 2014

Dollar, Treasuries yields gain after Fed statement

NEW YORK, July 30 (Reuters) – The dollar held gains against
a basket of major currencies while U.S. Treasuries yields surged
on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised its assessment of
the U.S. economy while reiterating it is in no hurry to increase
interest rates.

The Fed took note of a decline in the jobless rate and
signaled more comfort that inflation was moving up toward its
target.

Jul 30, 2014

Dollar, Treasuries yields hold gains after Fed statement

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar held gains against a basket of major currencies while U.S. Treasuries yields surged on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised its assessment of the U.S. economy while reiterating it is in no hurry to increase interest rates.

The Fed took note of a decline in the jobless rate and signaled more comfort that inflation was moving up toward its target.

Jul 30, 2014

Dollar, Treasuries yields gain after strong U.S. GDP

NEW YORK, July 30 (Reuters) – The dollar hit 10-month highs
against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday while U.S.
two-year note yields surged to their highest since May 2011
after data showed surprisingly strong U.S. economic growth.

U.S. GDP expanded at a faster-than-expected 4.0 percent
annual rate in the second quarter after shrinking at a revised
2.1 percent pace in the prior period, the Commerce Department
said Wednesday. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast a 3.0
percent growth rate.

Jul 29, 2014

Shares just below all-time highs, dollar moves higher

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World share markets hovered just below all-time highs on Tuesday as investors drew encouragement from a rally in China, while Russian stocks enjoyed some respite after three days of heavy selling.

Investors were reluctant, however, to make bold moves ahead of a batch of U.S. economic news due this week, including a Federal Reserve meeting, GDP data on Wednesday and non-farm payrolls on Friday.

Jul 29, 2014

Shares near all-time highs, dollar moves higher

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World share markets hovered just below all-time highs on Tuesday as investors drew encouragement from a rally in China, while Russian stocks enjoyed some respite after three days of heavy selling.

Investors remained cautious, however, reflecting geopolitical jitters and the torrent of U.S. economic news due this week, including a Federal Reserve meeting, GDP data on Wednesday and non-farm payrolls on Friday.

Jul 28, 2014

Shares down on Russia sanctions, weak housing

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World stock markets fell on Monday as new European sanctions against Moscow chilled the already frosty relationship with Russia while the dollar hovered near six-month highs against a basket of major currencies.

U.S. stocks opened lower after data showed contracts to buy previously-owned U.S. homes fell unexpectedly in June, casting a cloud over the housing market recovery.

Jul 18, 2014

Wall St rebounds from selloff; indexes up for the week

NEW YORK, July 18 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Friday,
rebounding a day after the S&P 500 suffered its worst slide
since April 10, with the three major indexes closing higher for
the week.

Technology stocks ranked among the day’s biggest gainers.
Google led the rally. Its stock jumped 4.2 percent to
$605.11 a day after the No. 1 Internet search company reported
second-quarter results that beat investors’ expectations. Shares
of Facebook Inc gained 3 percent to $68.42.