Demographic Changes Seen Causing Labor-Force Decline

TODAY: Sept. 18, 2014 PUB DATE: May 12, 2014

NEW YORK--Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser said Monday that much of decline in the labor force owes to demographic changes in the U.S. economy. Mr. Plosser, in remarks prepared for a conference, didn't address the ...

Asian Shares Mixed, Iron Ore Prices Weigh on Australia

TODAY: Sept. 18, 2014 PUB DATE: May 12, 2014

Asian stocks were mixed early Monday, as a softer yen supported small gains in Japan while falling miners weighed on Australia. Asia started the week lacking direction as the positive lead from Wall Street--where the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed ...

China to Accelerate Low-Income Housing Construction

TODAY: Sept. 18, 2014 PUB DATE: May 12, 2014

BEIJING--China's central government has set aside 119.3 billion yuan ($19.2 billion) to accelerate construction of low-income housing this year, in its latest effort to bolster economic growth. The money will be allocated by a fund set up ...

Dollar Up Slightly Against Yen Ahead Of Key US Econ Data

TODAY: Sept. 18, 2014 PUB DATE: May 12, 2014

By Hiroyuki Kachi The dollar firmed slightly against the yen in Asia on Monday, with many investors sitting on the sidelines ahead of U.S. economic data later this week. As of 0450 GMT, the greenback was at Y101.96 ...

EU Set to Expand Russia Sanctions

TODAY: Sept. 18, 2014 PUB DATE: May 12, 2014

By Laurence Norman BRUSSELS--European Union foreign ministers were set to modestly expand sanctions on Russia Monday as they began a potentially more divisive debate--how tough should be their response if Moscow undermines Ukraine's upcoming presidential vote. Foreign ministers were ...

Russia Calls for Implementation of Ukraine Succession Result

TODAY: Sept. 18, 2014 PUB DATE: May 12, 2014

MOSCOW--The Kremlin said Monday it respects the secession decision in eastern Ukraine and hopes for a "civilized implementation" of the referendum results. Pro-Russian separatists declared victory in Sunday's vote, ratcheting up tensions between the West and Moscow. In its ...

CURRENCIES: Dollar Falls Against Pound; ECB Comments In Focus

TODAY: Sept. 18, 2014 PUB DATE: May 12, 2014

By Saumya Vaishampayan, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) --The dollar fell against the British pound Monday as investors looked ahead to two key U.K. data reports due Wednesday that could determine if the pound takes another run higher to the ...

India March Industrial Output -- Table of Data

TODAY: Sept. 18, 2014 PUB DATE: May 12, 2014

Following is a breakdown of output by sectors of the Central Statistical Organization's Quick Estimate of the Index of Industrial Production: (Base Year: 2004-05=100) 2014 2014 2013 2013-14 2012-13 Weight March Feb March April-March April-March Manufacturing 755.27 ...

China to Push Low-Income Housing Construction

TODAY: Sept. 18, 2014 PUB DATE: May 12, 2014

BEIJING--China's central government has set aside 119.3 billion yuan ($19.2 billion) to accelerate construction of low-income housing this year, in its latest effort to bolster economic growth. The money will be allocated by a fund set up ...

Japan Posts Smallest Current Account Surplus on Record

TODAY: Sept. 18, 2014 PUB DATE: May 12, 2014

TOKYO--Japan's posted its smallest current account surplus on record in the fiscal year that ended in March as structural changes in the economy undermine Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to achieve growth through exports. The Yen789.9 billion ...

Asian Shares Mixed, Iron Ore Prices Weigh on Australia

TODAY: Sept. 18, 2014 PUB DATE: May 12, 2014

By Daniel Inman Asian stocks were mixed early Monday, as a softer yen supported small gains in Japan while falling miners weighed on Australia. Asia started the week lacking direction as the positive lead from Wall Street--where the Dow Jones ...

Malaysia March Industrial Output +4.3% on Year; +3.6% Expected

TODAY: Sept. 18, 2014 PUB DATE: May 12, 2014

By Jason Ng KUALA LUMPUR--Malaysia's March industrial production rose 4.3% from a year earlier mainly due to higher manufacturing output and electricity generation though the mining sector weighed, official data released Monday showed. The rate of expansion was ...

Correction to World Forex Story

TODAY: Sept. 18, 2014 PUB DATE: May 12, 2014

"Dollar Up Slightly Against Yen Ahead Of Key US Econ Data," at 0527 GMT, misstated the direction of the euro's movement against the dollar in the 10th paragraph. The euro was a tad higher, not a tad lower. (END ...

Ukraine, EBRD Sign Anti-Corruption Initiative

TODAY: Sept. 18, 2014 PUB DATE: May 12, 2014

By Alexander Kolyandr Ukraine's government has launched an anti-corruption initiative with international organizations, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, one of the signatories of the agreement, said Monday. The Ukraine Anti-corruption Initiative aims to improve the country's ...

Brent Crude Ticks Up After Ukraine Vote

TODAY: Sept. 18, 2014 PUB DATE: May 12, 2014

By Cassie Werber LONDON--Brent crude ticked higher Monday following the weekend's contentious referendum in Ukraine, but gains were limited by indications of ample supply. The unofficial referendum in one Ukrainian province raised the prospect of deteriorating relations between Russia ...

Pfizer Inc Statement re R&D Comments on Combination

TODAY: Sept. 18, 2014 PUB DATE: May 12, 2014

TIDMPFZ TIDMAZN RNS Number : 8311G Pfizer Inc 12 May 2014 NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN WHOLE OR IN PART IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OR ...

Oil Futures Buoyed by Concerns About Russian Supplies

TODAY: Sept. 18, 2014 PUB DATE: May 12, 2014

By Nicole Friedman NEW YORK--Oil futures rose Monday on concerns that the West could impose sanctions on Russia's energy sector in response to the deteriorating situation in Ukraine. Light, sweet crude for June delivery settled up 60 cents, or ...