Euro Zone Inflation to Cool in August

TODAY: Aug. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 22, 2014

By Jason Douglas LONDON--Annual inflation in the 18 nations that use the euro is expected to have cooled further in August, according to a preliminary estimate due Friday, underscoring the weakness of the currency's union's economy. Date GMT Indicator Period ...

Canada Retail Sales Up Faster Than Expected to Record Level

TODAY: Aug. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 22, 2014

By Nirmala Menon OTTAWA--Canadian retail sales grew almost four times faster than expected in June to a record level as the early rounds of the FIFA World cup spurred sales of wine and beer, and consumers also boosted spending on ...

Dollar Edges Higher on Comments by Fed's Yellen

TODAY: Aug. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 22, 2014

By James Ramage The dollar rose against the yen and euro on Friday after comments by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen signaled the central bank would continue to take its time before it raises interest rates for the first time ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Marks Biggest Weekly Gain Against Yen In A Year

TODAY: Aug. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 22, 2014

By Ben Eisen, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. dollar moved higher on Friday after the top Federal Reserve official suggested the economy is moving toward the central bank's objectives, pushing the greenback to its biggest weekly rise against ...

uropean Stocks Pause After Rally -- Update

TODAY: Aug. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 22, 2014

By Tommy Stubbington European stocks paused from their recent rally Friday with investors awaiting speeches from major central bankers. The Stoxx Europe 600 was down 0.2% midmorning. Equities had climbed in Europe on Thursday, despite the latest installment in a ...

Oil Prices Edge Lower as Supplies Rise, Tensions Ease

TODAY: Aug. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 22, 2014

By Christian Berthelsen Oil prices slipped Friday amid increasing global supplies and easing geopolitical tensions, while markets awaited macroeconomic signals from the central banker retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Light, sweet crude for October delivery fell 78 cents, or 0.8%, ...

Asian Shares Inch Up, All Eyes on Jackson Hole

TODAY: Aug. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 22, 2014

Asia stocks edged higher Friday, with a rally in U.S. stocks setting a positive tone, as investors looked to the forum of global central banker in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Key among the speeches in Jackson Hole on Friday will be ...

BOND REPORT: Treasurys Fall As Yellen Says Economy Is Improving

TODAY: Aug. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 22, 2014

By Ben Eisen, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Treasury prices fell Friday after remarks by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, with the yield curve returning to its flattest levels in five years. Yellen suggested at the Jackson Hole economic symposium ...

BOND REPORT: Treasurys Mark Largest Weekly Drop Since July

TODAY: Aug. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 22, 2014

By Ben Eisen, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch)--Treasury prices marked a weekly drop on Friday as investors focused on remarks by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, sending the benchmark yield to its biggest weekly rise since the beginning of July. The ...

European Stocks Pause After Rally

TODAY: Aug. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 22, 2014

European stocks paused from their recent rally Friday with investors awaiting speeches from major central bankers. The Stoxx Europe 600 was down less than 0.1% in early trade. Equities had climbed in Europe on Thursday, despite the latest installment in ...

Vodafone to Buy 72.7% of Hellas Online, Takes Stake to 91.2%

TODAY: Aug. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 22, 2014

By Razak Musah Baba LONDON--Vodafone Group PLC's (VOD.LN) Greece unit has agreed to acquire 72.7% of the share capital of Hellas Online SA (HOL) for 72.7 million euros ($97 million) in cash, the mobile telecommunications giant said Friday. Vodafone Greece ...

BOND REPORT: Treasurys Slip Ahead Of Yellen Speech

TODAY: Aug. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 22, 2014

By Ben Eisen, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Treasury prices slipped Friday as investors placed bets ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen. Yellen, along with European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, speak at the Jackson Hole ...

Dollar Edges Higher on Comments by Fed's Yellen

TODAY: Aug. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 22, 2014

By James Ramage The dollar rose against the yen and euro on Friday after comments by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen signaled the central bank would continue to take its time before it raises interest rates for the first time ...

Draghi Signals Departure From Austerity Focus

TODAY: Aug. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 22, 2014

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Friday signaled a departure from the austerity-focused mind-set that has dominated economic policy-making in the euro zone since the onset of the region's debt crisis nearly five years ago, as officials struggle with ...

European Stocks Flat Ahead of Euro Zone Economic Data

TODAY: Aug. 23, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 21, 2014

By Tommy Stubbington European stocks were little changed in early trade Thursday as investors weighed some mixed economic data against a rise on Wall Street. The Stoxx Europe 600 index was flat after French business activity data showed a deeper-than-expected ...