Bank of Canada Stands Pat on Rates - 2nd Update

TODAY: Jan. 30, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 22, 2014

By Nirmala Menon Canada's central bank left its key interest rate at 1% Wednesday, dropping references to being neutral on the direction of future rate moves and flagging greater concern about the risks that elevated house prices and Canadians' debt ...

Bank of Canada Stands Pat on Rates - Update

TODAY: Jan. 30, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 22, 2014

By Nirmala Menon Canada's central bank left its key interest rate at 1% Wednesday and dropped references to being neutral on the direction of future rate moves. The move came as it flagged greater concern about the risks that elevated ...

Correction to Russia's Economy Stops Growing Article

TODAY: Jan. 30, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 22, 2014

Russia's economy minister, Alexei Ulyukayev, said in the first nine months of 2014 the economy grew by 0.7%, Interfax news agency reported. "Russia's Economy Stops Growing," at 0853 GMT, misstated the rate in the third paragraph. (END) Dow Jones Newswires ...

Australian Inflation Eases in 3rd Quarter

TODAY: Jan. 30, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 22, 2014

SYDNEY--Australian consumer-price inflation eased in the third quarter after the conservative government removed a tax on carbon emissions, and wage growth remained weak against the backdrop of a sluggish economy. Consumer prices rose 0.5% in the third quarter from the ...

South Africa to Cut Spending as Growth Slumps

TODAY: Jan. 30, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 22, 2014

By Matina Stevis PRETORIA--South Africa's economy will grow much more slowly than previously expected, the country's finance minister said Wednesday, as he lay out targets to increase tax revenue and contain spending for the next two years. South Africa's economy ...

Russia's Economy Stops Growing in September on Sanctions, Uncertainty

TODAY: Jan. 30, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 22, 2014

By Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW--Russia's economy, hit by Western sanctions, stopped growing in September, data from the economy ministry showed Wednesday. Russia this year is on track to post its lowest growth since 2009. Russia's standoff with the West over the ...

Asian Investors Turn to U.S. Apartment Buildings

TODAY: Jan. 30, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 22, 2014

By Jason Chow After snapping up luxury condos and commercial properties in New York and Los Angeles, Asian investors are now training their eyes on U.S. apartment buildings. Investment from Asia into U.S. multifamily real estate is set to reach ...

U.S. Existing Home Sales-Oct 22 -2-

TODAY: Jan. 30, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 22, 2014

May 6.890 1.5 4.2 184.0 236.0 6.060 1.3 4.3 182.4 234.5 Apr 6.790 3.3 4.3 179.0 230.0 5.980 3.5 4.3 177.1 229.0 Mar 6.570 2.7 4.4 175.0 223.0 5.780 2.7 4.4 174.0 223.0 Feb 6.400 NA 4.5 169.0 216.0 5.630 ...

Falling Commodity Prices Lift India's Economy

TODAY: Jan. 30, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 22, 2014

By Biman Mukherji HONG KONG--The slump in global commodity prices, especially for energy, is proving a boon to India. The country's economy is one of the world's most sensitive to energy prices because India is a heavy importer of fuel. ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Give Up Gains; Boeing Drags Dow

TODAY: Jan. 30, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 22, 2014

By Anora Mahmudova and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- After a choppy but mostly positive morning, U.S. stocks turned south Wednesday afternoon, erasing gains to trade lower on the day. Defensive plays, such as utilities and consumer staples ...

U.S. Oil Prices Hit New Low as Supplies Rise

TODAY: Jan. 30, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 22, 2014

By Nicole Friedman U.S. oil prices slumped to a 27-month low Wednesday as domestic crude supplies grew more than expected. The amount of crude stored in the U.S. surged by 7.1 million barrels last week, more than double the 3.1 ...

Jobless Rate Below 5% in 15 States

TODAY: Jan. 30, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 22, 2014

The unemployment rate stood below the 5% line in 15 states last month, the latest sign of a healthier labor market across a broad swath of the country. The tally, which matched the largest number of states below that mark ...

South Africa to Cut Spending as Growth Slumps

TODAY: Jan. 30, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 22, 2014

PRETORIA--South Africa's economy will grow much more slowly than previously expected, the country's finance minister said Wednesday, as he lay out targets to increase tax revenue and contain spending for the next two years. South Africa's economy will grow by ...

BOE Officials Gloomier on Economy, Minutes Show

TODAY: Jan. 30, 2015 PUB DATE: Oct. 22, 2014

By Jason Douglas and Jon Sindreu LONDON--Bank of England officials grew gloomier about the U.K.'s economic prospects in October, citing increasing headwinds from overseas and a slowdown at home, according to minutes of this month's policy meeting published Wednesday. The ...