Stocks, U.S. yields fall on U.S. policy doubts, Barcelona attack

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World equity markets and U.S. bond yields fell while gold rose on Thursday as investors favored safe-haven investments amid growing skepticism U.S. President Donald Trump, embroiled in controversy, would achieve his economic agenda. Adding to investor concerns was news that a van had slammed into crowds in the Spanish city of Barcelona, killing 13 people, according to media reports, in an attack police were treating as terrorism. U.S. dollar trading was volatile and U.S. T...
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Dollar pinned above 6-1/2 month lows, Fed minutes in focus

By Ritvik Carvalho | LONDON The dollar stayed pinned near 6-1/2-month lows on Wednesday, investors' focus shifting from U.S. politics to monetary policy after comments from a Federal Reserve official rekindled expectations of an interest rate hike next month. Diminishing expectations of a promised fiscal boost to the U.S. economy from President Donald Trump and a resurgent euro have erased nearly all of the dollar's gains since the U.S. leader's election in November. But the greenback g...
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Dollar struggles near 6-1/2 month low

By Patrick Graham | LONDON The dollar struggled to recover ground against other major currencies on Tuesday as stronger German data and low 10-year U.S. Treasury yields offset signs investors were ready to take some profit on its worst week of losses in a year. Moves on major markets were tight, with the common denominator still a weaker greenback, down 0.1 percent against the yen, and as much as 0.7 percent against a resurgent New Zealand dollar. NZD= But despite another strong batch o...
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Stocks rise as jobs data points to rate hike, crude falls

By Herbert Lash | NEW YORK Crude oil resumed a downward drift and global equity markets rose on Friday after a robust U.S. jobs report drove home the strength of the American economy and set the stage for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next week. U.S. employment increased more than expected in February and wages rose steadily, providing the Fed a green light to raise rates at a policy-setting meeting on March 15. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 235,000 jobs as the construction sec...
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Global stocks off highs, dollar edges lower as Fed rate rise looms

By Vikram Subhedar | LONDON The dollar retreated on Friday after two days of gains while world stocks pulled further back from all-time highs as investors unwound positions on growing expectations that U.S. interest rates will be hiked later this month. Federal Reserve officials have lined up to sing about the need for higher rates soon, sending the implied probability of a move this month surging to 74 percent, from just 30 percent at the start of the week. [FEDWATCH] Fed Chair Janet Y...
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Dollar Erases Loss Before Trump Speech to Congress; Yen Tumbles

By Dennis Pettit The dollar shrugged off early losses to trade higher for a second straight day after a rise in 10-year Treasury yields underpinned the greenback against the yen. Traders tweaked positions ahead of month-end and President Trump’s speech Tuesday. With traders hanging on to the president’s every word to gauge the scope and timing of fiscal stimulus, his remarks today that a tax plan may not come until more work is done on health-care reform dimmed expectations for a quick boo...
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