G-20 Seeks Reassurances China Plans to Calm Markets

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Ian Talley And Emre Peker ANKARA--Global finance leaders meeting in Turkey this week are seeking details from Chinese officials on how Beijing plans to calm turbulent markets and prevent a collapse in the world's second-largest economy. China's market routs ...

Putin Pitches for Foreign Investment in Russia's Far East

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia?Russian President Vladimir Putin made a pitch Friday for greater investment in his country's resource-rich Far East region, despite a slowdown in the Chinese economy that has shaken global markets. Speaking at the Eastern Economic Forum in the port ...

Global Stocks Fall Ahead of US Labor Market Report--Update

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Christopher Whittall Global stock markets fell Friday ahead of a U.S. labor market report that investors will examine for clues about the timing of the first U.S. interest rate rise in almost a decade. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 ...

French Consumer Confidence Stable in August

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By William Horobin PARIS--French consumer confidence was stable in August at a level below the long term average. Consumer confidence in the eurozone's second-largest economy was 93 in August, seven points below the long term average of 100, statistics agency ...

G-20 Seeks Reassurances that China Plans to Calm Markets

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

ANKARA?Global finance leaders meeting in Turkey this week are seeking details from Chinese officials on how Beijing plans to calm turbulent markets and prevent a collapse in the world's second-largest economy. China's market routs and a slew of weak data ...

Richmond Fed's Lacker: Case For Rate Increase Strong

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

The case for the Federal Reserve to raise short-term interest rates this month is strong, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker said Friday morning, though he also said he had not decided whether to support the U.S. central ...

Stocks Lower After U.S. Labor Market Report -- 5th Update

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Christopher Whittall and Corrie Driebusch U.S. stock futures were lower Friday following a U.S. jobs report that missed expectations, but which many investors saw as strong enough for the U.S. Federal Reserve to possibly raise short-term interest rates later ...

Canada Adds Jobs in August -- Update

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Kim Mackrael OTTAWA-Canada's economy created more jobs than expected in August but the unemployment rate increased as more people searched for work. The country added a net 12,000 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate increased to 7.0% after ...

Russian Inflation Picks Up for Second Month in Row

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW--Russia's inflation rate accelerated for the second month in a row in August, heading away from the central bank's target on the back of the ruble's rapid depreciation, data showed Friday. Consumer prices rose 15.8% in August ...

Eurozone Governments Should Be Allowed Some Budget Flexibility, Nowotny Says

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Gabriele Steinhauser ALPBACH, Austria--Eurozone governments should be permitted some flexibility under the European Union's budget rules to help buffer the economic slowdown caused by uncertainty in emerging markets, the governor of Austria's central bank said Friday. Fiscal and structural ...

Hong Kong Central Bank Streamlines Yuan Liquidity Arrangement

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Fiona Law HONG KONG--The Hong Kong Monetary Authority said on Friday it will streamline an arrangement that allows banks to access offshore yuan liquidity when needed. It comes after the yuan's devaluation last month, which caused a liquidity squeeze ...

German Manufacturing Orders Fall More Than Expected

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Nina Adam FRANKFURT--Germany's manufacturing companies suffered a setback in July, as foreign orders collapsed after a sharp increase in June, data published by the economics ministry showed Friday. But the trend in orders is "clearly pointing upwards, despite the ...

Stocks Remain Lower After U.S. Labor Market Report -- 4th Update

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Christopher Whittall U.S. stock futures remained lower Friday following a U.S. jobs report that missed expectations, potentially bolstering the case that the U.S. Federal Reserve will postpone raising interest rates. The Labor Department said nonfarm payrolls rose 173,000 in ...

Canada Employment Adds 12,000 Jobs in August

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Kim Mackrael OTTAWA-Canada's economy created more jobs than expected in August but the unemployment rate increased as more people searched for work. Canada added a net 12,000 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate increased to 7.0% after holding ...

BlackBerry to Buy Good Technology for $425 Million

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

BlackBerry Ltd. said Friday it would buy closely held Good Technology Corp. for $425 million, in a move to further bolster the Canadian company's efforts to sell mobile security software to government and corporate customers. Stung by the dramatic drop ...

Global Stocks Fall Ahead of U.S. Labor Market Report

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Christopher Whittall Global stock markets fell Friday ahead of a U.S. labor market report that investors will examine for clues about the timing of the first U.S. interest rate rise in almost a decade. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 ...

Stocks Fall Ahead of Jobs Report

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

Global stock markets fell Friday ahead of a U.S. labor market report that investors will examine for clues about the timing of the first U.S. interest rate rise in almost a decade. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 fell 1.4% in ...

Gold Prices Little Changed as U.S. Jobs Report Awaited

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Katherine Dunn Gold prices were flat on Friday as investors await a signal from U.S. jobs data that could provide a clue about the timing of a U.S. interest rate increase, and with it, the appetite for this precious ...

Asian Rubber Futures End Lower

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Vibhuti Agarwal Asian rubber futures finished lower Friday as trading was largely quiet with the Chinese markets closed for a national holiday. "There was not much trading in the Tocom rubber market as market participants kept to the sidelines," ...