U.K. Confirmed As One of Fastest-Growing Western Nations

TODAY: Aug. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

LONDON?Britain was confirmed Friday as one of the fastest-growing western nations in the second quarter, a fresh sign of health for policy makers at the Bank of England to weigh against concerns about the global economy. The U.K. economy expanded ...

Market Rally Loses Steam

TODAY: Aug. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

A rally spurred by optimism over the U.S. economy and a rebound in commodity prices lost some steam Friday, as European shares and U.S. stock futures slipped. The Stoxx Europe 600 was 0.6% lower by midmorning, while U.S. futures pointed ...

Canada Producer Prices Advance 0.7% in July

TODAY: Aug. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

By Paul Vieira OTTAWA--Canadian producer prices rose in July and recorded the first year-over-year advance in seven months, on higher prices for cars and light trucks. Meanwhile, the country's raw materials price index declined at its steepest pace since January, ...

Brazil General Price Index +0.28% in August Vs. +0.69% in July

TODAY: Aug. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

By Rogerio Jelmayer SAO PAULO--Brazil's general price index, known as the IGP-M, slowed in August, according to figures published Friday by the private Getulio Vargas Foundation, providing some relief for the central bank in its intense combat against inflationary pressures. ...

China Shanghai Rubber Futures Closing Prices, Volume

TODAY: Aug. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

Friday, August 28 2015 Natural Rubber Turnover: 668,090 lots Open High Low Settle Prev. Change Vol Open Settle Interest Sep-15 10,240 10,570 10,155 10,340 10,075 265 6,924 19,102 Oct-15 10,345 10,680 10,270 10,445 10,205 240 186 790 Nov-15 10,350 10,760 ...

Inflation Data Complicates Federal Reserve Decision on Interest Rates

TODAY: Aug. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

By Kate Davidson Weak inflation continues to complicate things for the Federal Reserve as it weighs whether the economy is healthy enough to begin raising short-term interest rates. The price index for personal consumption expenditures, the Fed's preferred inflation gauge, ...

Fed's Bullard: Market Volatility Hasn't Changed U.S. Economic Outlook

TODAY: Aug. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.?Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard, who has voiced support for raising short-term interest rates in September, said Friday that volatility in financial markets hasn't dented the good outlook for the U.S. economy. "I'm willing ...

Fed's Bullard: Market Volatility Hasn't Changed U.S. Economic Outlook

TODAY: Aug. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

By Ben Leubsdorf JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.--Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard, who has voiced support for raising short-term interest rates in September, said Friday that volatility in financial markets hasn't dented the good outlook for the U.S. ...

Apple Loses Music Executive

TODAY: Aug. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

Apple Inc. is losing one of the main executives behind its new music service. The company said Ian Rogers, one of the key executives retained by Apple when it acquired Beats last year for $3.2 billion, has resigned and is ...

Fed's Kocherlakota Says Open To More Stimulus Measures

TODAY: Aug. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

By Michael S. Derby Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota said Friday he'd likely support additional stimulus measures from the U.S. central bank if such options were on the table. Speaking to CNBC television network on the sidelines ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stock Declines Tick Higher, But Up For The Week

TODAY: Aug. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Freeport-McMoRan, GameStop among day's big movers The Dow approached their lowest levels of the session in bumpy afternoon trade Friday before coming off those lows somewhat. U.S. stocks were already in the red ...

Canada Posts Budget Surplus

TODAY: Aug. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

OTTAWA?Canada recorded a budget surplus of 5.01 billion Canadian dollars (US$3.79 billion) in the first three months of the current fiscal year, leading Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who is seeking a fourth straight mandate from Canadian voters, to say his ...

Chinese 'Mini-Stimulus Package' May Be Coming, Ex-PBOC Adviser Says

TODAY: Aug. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

By Ben Leubsdorf JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.--Recent stock-market declines signal a worrisome lack of confidence in China's economy that may spark additional government stimulus efforts, according to a former adviser to the Chinese central bank. Decision makers in China "are worried ...

How Do You Short China?

TODAY: Aug. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

By Christopher Whittall in London, Carolyn Cui in New York and Anjani Trivedi in Hong Kong Suddenly everyone wants to bet against China. But with limited access to the country's hard-hit stock markets and thin trading in overseas markets for ...

Icahn Takes a Stake in Copper Giant Freeport-McMoRan

TODAY: Aug. 29, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

By John W. Miller and David Benoit Activist investor Carl Icahn bought a big stake in Freeport-McMoRan Inc., adding pressure to the beleaguered miner hours after it disclosed a major retrenchment in response to the global commodity rout and an ...