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21 Sep
FX round-up: Currencies take a rest after Fed hints
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Wednesday saw the Fed Chair Janet Yellen confirm that there would be a winding down of it's $4. 5 trillion balance sheet in October and hinted at a possible rate increase by the end of the year.

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21 Sep
Commodities: Gold continues sell-off after Fed hints at interest rate hike, greenback softer

Wednesday saw the US Fed announce a reduction in their $4. 5 trillion balance sheet in October and hint of another rate increase this year.

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21 Sep
London close: FTSE flat as investors mull latest Fed decision and UK lending figures
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London stocks closed marginally lower on Thursday, giving up earlier small gains as investors digested the latest UK borrowing figures and Sterling bounced back.

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21 Sep
Barnier fires shot across May's bows ahead of Florence speech
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Ahead of the UK Prime Minister's major Brexit speech on Friday, chief European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has warned Theresa May against trying to have her cake and eat it and stressing that if a transition period is requested it will first require a withdrawal agreement.

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21 Sep
FTSE 250 movers: Kier rallies on results but Capita crumbles
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London's FTSE 250 was down 0. 6% to 19,422. 90 in afternoon trade on Thursday.

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21 Sep
Eurozone consumer confidence increases in September
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Eurozone households are feeling more confident about the economic situation, according to a key European Commission survey released on Thursday afternoon.

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21 Sep
FTSE 100 movers: Johnson Matthey rallies but Fresnillo loses its shine
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London's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,271. 33 in afternoon trade on Thursday as investors digested the latest UK borrowing figures.

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21 Sep
Interest rates set to tumble in Brazil, Pantheon Macroeconomics says
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Consumer prices in Brazil edged higher in September but remained well below the central bank's target level, which meant policy rates were set to tumble, according to some economists.

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21 Sep
Philly Fed index rise again in September, new orders and shipments strong
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Factory conditions in the US mid-Atlantic region rose again this month, amid a sharp rise in new orders and shipments, according to the results of one of the most widely-followed surveys of conditions in the sector.

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21 Sep
Weekly US unemployment claims fall unexpectedly
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Unemployment claims in the US fell back unexpectedly during the latest week, contrary to some economists' forecasts, even as the Department of Labor reiterated that hurricanes Harvey and Irma had impacted the data.

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21 Sep
September FOMC - Analysts react
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"The second surprise was that a number of the longer-run dots fell such that, now, 9 of 15 participants think the longer-run policy rate is below 3. 00%. In fact,5 of 15 now think the longer-run policy rate is at 2. 5% or lower. Contrast this with the June dot-plot where only 6 of 15 participants saw the longer-run policy rate below 3. 00%. This wholesale revision lower to the longer-run dots is the reason the 2s30s yield curve flattened so much in the wake of the headlines.

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21 Sep
London midday: Stocks flatten out as investors digest borrowing figures
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London stocks had flattened out by midday, giving up earlier small gains as investors digested the latest UK borrowing figures.

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21 Sep
S&P cuts China's sovereign debt rating to A+
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Standard & Poor's cut its rating on China's long-term debt rating following a prolonged period of strong credit growth that has increased the country's financial and economic risks.

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21 Sep
BoJ keeps policy unchanged despite inflation miss
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Rate-setters at the Bank of Japan kept all their main policy settings in place overnight despite recent stronger-than-expected economic growth, even as inflation continued to fall short of its target by a wide margin.

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21 Sep
London open: Stocks nudge up as investors digest Fed
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London stocks nudged higher in early trade on Thursday as investors mulled over the latest policy announcement from the Federal Reserve and sifted through corporate news.

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21 Sep
London pre-open: Stocks seen muted as investors mull Fed
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London stocks were set for a muted open on Thursday as investors mulled the latest policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.

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20 Sep
Commodities: Gold firm ahead of Fed meeting, greenback on the back foot
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The gold market was fairly subdued on Tuesday as investors await the conclusion of the US Fed's two day meeting, while the dollar retreated during the day's trading.

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20 Sep
Commodities: Greenback steady ahead of Fed statement, gold holds firm in anticipation
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The dollar was steady on Wednesday with the dollar index down only 0. 06% to 91. 736 by 1725 BST as the market waits to hear from the FOMC on monetary policy, due at 1900 BST.

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20 Sep
Federal Reserve to start taper in October, nudges rate forecast lower
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America's central bank has stuck to script - or almost - announcing it will begin to taper the size of its balance sheet next month while keeping the target for its main policy interest rate unchanged at between 1. 0% and 1. 25%.

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20 Sep
FX round-up: Currencies steady ahead of Fed statement
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Currency markets were steady on Wednesday ahead of a key speech from the US Fed.

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