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As Fed fog lifts, central bankers keep puzzling over China

The world’s central banks are scrambling to assess the risk a slowing China poses to their economies and appear to be no closer than most other observers to working out what is going on in the world's second largest economy.

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Fed ups interest rates for first time in a decade in 'dovish hike'

The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade on Wednesday, signaling faith that the US economy had largely overcome the wounds of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. The US central bank's policy-s

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Asia shares falter as markets await US Fed policy

Asian shares slipped on Friday as investors braced for US employment data that is expected to bolster the case for a Federal Reserve interest rate increase as early as next month.   MSCI's broadest index of A

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Gold hits 3-month high as traders bet on US rate hike delay

Gold rose to its highest level since early July on Monday as expectations that the Federal Reserve will postpone an expected US interest rate hike beyond the end of the year pressured the dollar to three-week lows against a currency basket.

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Oil falls after US warns on health of global economy

Oil prices fell on Friday after the US central bank warned on the health of the global economy and bearish signs persisted that the world's biggest crude producers would keep pumping at high levels.   The Fed

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Gold around 8-month low on Fed hike prospect

Gold fell close to its lowest level in eight months on Friday (July 17) pressured by a strong dollar and increasing bets on a Federal Reserve rate rise this year while platinum hit lows not seen in more than six years. Platinum br

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Gold drops as focus shifts to US rate hike

Gold stretched losses from the previous session on Tuesday as the dollar gained on expectations the US Federal Reserve was on course to increase interest rates this year. Fed Chair Janet Yellen may provide more signals of a loomin

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Fed set for first interest rate hike in 10 years

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday is expected to lay the groundwork for its first interest rate hike in nearly a decade, as it continues to weigh whether the US recovery can hold up against collapsing oil prices and a soaring dollar.

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Gold falls to 7-month low as dollar weighs

Gold fell to its lowest level in 7-1/2 months on Thursday on a strong dollar and as tensions in Ukraine appeared to ease, failing to benefit from weaker shares after an unexpected rise in US jobless claims. Spot gold slipped 0.7 p

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Gold below $1,300 on stronger dollar

Gold steadied after two days of losses on Wednesday but held below $1,300 an ounce, near a four-week low, on a stronger dollar and fears that the Federal Reserve could hike US interest rates sooner than expected. Fed Chair Janet Y

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