Financial markets

September 13, 2018 - 2:57 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish central bank is discussing possible changes to its monetary policy amid concerns over the weakening Turkish currency. The bank said earlier this month that it would adjust its monetary policy, raising hopes that it will increase interest rates on Thursday...
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The sun rises behind the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Sept.12, 2018. The governing council of the ECB will meet on Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 13, 2018 - 12:04 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is expected to ratchet back its stimulus efforts again on Thursday as it gingerly phases out extraordinary support for the economy left over from the Great Recession and the euro currency union's debt crisis. The bank's 25-member governing council...
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Ciro Gomes, presidential candidate with the Democratic Labor Party, greets supporters as he campaigns in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Brazil will hold general elections on Oct. 7. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
September 12, 2018 - 7:21 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — In his first full day as the presidential candidate for Brazil's Workers' Party, Fernando Haddad pledged Wednesday to be his own man if elected and not bow to financial markets or the interests of other countries, including the United States. His promise to be his own man came a...
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FILE- In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo Joseph Lawler, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 12, 2018 - 3:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks wobbled between gains and losses then finished with a split decision Wednesday as technology companies dropped. That canceled out gains for energy companies. Oil and gasoline prices continued to rise Wednesday after a big gain the day before, and U.S. crude reached its...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Asian shares fell on Wednesday as China delayed issuing licenses to American businesses hoping to operate in the country, as the threat of more trade tariffs from Washington loomed. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 12, 2018 - 5:41 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mixed Wednesday as investors focused on trade tensions, with China delaying licenses to American businesses ahead of expected tariffs from Washington. The price of oil continued to rise on concerns that Hurricane Florence could disrupt supplies. KEEPING SCORE: In...
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FILE- In this Aug. 27, 2018, file photo trader George Ettinger, foreground, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 10. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 10, 2018 - 1:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Monday and the S&P 500 is on track to break a four-day losing streak as industrial and retail stocks climb. Technology companies are also recovering after their drop last week. Apple fell after saying a new round of bigger U.S. tariffs could push it to...
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Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks to reporters during a news conference at Thessaloniki International Trade Fair, at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras painted an optimistic vision Saturday night of a Greece that has emerged from eight years of financial austerity imposed by creditors and is on the road to economic recovery. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
September 10, 2018 - 9:57 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's lead creditor warned the country on Monday not to stray from reforms agreed upon before the end of its international bailout, as European monitors arrived to check the nation's finances. The five-day inspection is expected to focus on government promises over the...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Asian shares are mixed after U.S. President Donald Trump declared he was considering tariffs on an additional $267 billion in Chinese goods, ratcheting up tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 10, 2018 - 6:44 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European stock markets rose and Wall Street was expected to open higher on Monday, despite a drop in Asia, where investors fretted over the possibility of new and bigger U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 was up 0.5 percent at 5,277, while...
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September 10, 2018 - 3:12 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Official data show that Turkey's economy slowed in the second quarter of 2018 as its currency was sliding. The figures released Monday by the Turkish Statistics Institute indicated that the economy grew by 5.2 percent in the second quarter compared with a year earlier. That is...
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FILE- This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 07, 2018 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes fell on Friday after President Donald Trump said he may intensify his trade battle with China. A strong jobs report also pushed investors to gird for higher interest rates. After bouncing between modest gains and losses in the morning, the S&P 500 was on pace...
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