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U.S. stocks, bond yields rise on Fed taper expectations
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. equities and the dollar rose against the yen in holiday-thinned trading on Thursday, while Treasuries prices fell after strong economic data added to evidence of a recovering labor market that could free the Federal Reserve to continue withdrawing its stimulus.
Posted on : 2013-12-26 18:04:31
U.S. jobless claims fall, holiday retail sales rise
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly a month, a hopeful sign for the labor market, while holiday retail sales rose in November and December.
Posted on : 2013-12-26 18:00:07
Wall St rises; Dow set for 6th straight day of gains
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday, putting the Dow on track for a sixth straight day of gains, although trading was light following the Christmas holiday.
Posted on : 2013-12-26 17:21:45
Gold up in thin trade, platinum set for biggest gain in 3 months
LONDON (Reuters) - Gold gained nearly one percent in thin year-end holiday trade on Thursday, but was still set for its biggest annual loss in three decades as investors switch to rallying equities on optimism about a global economic recovery.
Posted on : 2013-12-26 16:01:10
U.S. regulator fines Barclays over decade of records failures
(Reuters) - Barclays Plc has been fined $3.75 million by a U.S. regulator over its alleged decade-long failure to properly keep electronic records, emails and instant messages.
Posted on : 2013-12-26 15:59:50
Wall St rises, Dow on track for sixth straight day of gains
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, putting the Dow on track for a sixth straight day of gains, although trading was expected to be light following the Christmas holiday.
Posted on : 2013-12-26 15:11:09
Wall St opens up, Dow heading for sixth day of gains
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened modestly higher on Thursday, putting the Dow on track for a sixth straight day of gains, although trading was expected to be light following the Christmas holiday.
Posted on : 2013-12-26 14:34:56
U.S. jobless claims fall in positive sign for labor market
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly a month, a hopeful sign for the labor market.
Posted on : 2013-12-26 14:21:21
Rupee snaps three-day gains on dollar demand
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The rupee snapped a three-day winning streak on Thursday on month-end dollar demand from oil firms and other importers, but continued strong foreign flows into shares and debt limited further declines.
Posted on : 2013-12-26 11:42:06
BSE Sensex gains on fund buying; blue chips rise
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The BSE Sensex edged up on Thursday as blue chips from Infosys to BHEL extended a rally on continued strong buying by foreign investors, although volumes were thin in a holiday-shortened week.
Posted on : 2013-12-26 11:20:06
Gold futures inch up as rupee weakens
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Gold futures rose slightly on Thursday as the rupee depreciated against the dollar. The most-active gold for February delivery was up 0.27 percent at 28,529 rupees per 10 gram at 3:57 p.m. on the Multi Commodity Exchange.
Posted on : 2013-12-26 10:56:32
Sensex ends higher; Tata Power gains
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Sensex edged up on Thursday as blue chips such as Infosys extended a rally on continued strong buying by foreign investors, although volumes were thin during the holiday week.
Posted on : 2013-12-26 10:16:54
BSE Sensex edges higher; Tata Power rises
Reuters Market Eye - The BSE Sensex and the Nifty are up around 0.2 percent each, tracking positive Asian stocks. However, broader sentiment is cautious ahead of the expiry of monthly derivative contracts later in the day.
Posted on : 2013-12-26 09:33:08
Brent steadies below $112, holds near three-week high
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude steadied below $112 a barrel on Thursday, holding near a three-week high touched earlier in the session, as civil unrest in Africa reduced supply.
Posted on : 2013-12-26 08:26:42
Rupee weaker on dollar demand from oil firms
Reuters Market Eye - The rupee is trading weaker at 61.97/98 versus its close of 61.79/80 on Tuesday, with dollar demand from oil firms hurting.
Posted on : 2013-12-26 08:03:40
Corrected - Gold steady, but set for biggest annual loss in three decades
(Corrects price forecast in para 10 to $1,150 from $1,050)
Posted on : 2013-12-26 07:27:59
Mid-sized pharma stocks gain on foreign buying
Reuters Market Eye - Shares in mid-sized drug makers extend a recent rally as dealers cite evidence of good buying by foreign institutional investors (FIIs).
Posted on : 2013-12-26 07:22:00
Nikkei vaults to six-year high, driven by retail investors
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo's Nikkei share average climbed to a more than six-year high on Thursday, driven by buying from retail investors as tax-free investment accounts aimed at driving Japanese savings into stocks kicked off.
Posted on : 2013-12-26 06:52:33
State-run oil firms' shares up on diesel price hike hopes
Reuters Market Eye - Shares of state-run oil marketing companies gain after a media report said the petroleum ministry was planning to propose a hike of 5 rupees in diesel prices.
Posted on : 2013-12-26 06:51:03
Tokyo's Nikkei share average closes up 1.03 percent
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's benchmark Nikkei average closed up 1.03 percent at 16,174.44 on Thursday, while the broader Topix gained 1.68 percent to 1,279.34.
Posted on : 2013-12-26 06:02:33
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