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Waiting for the Fed: What you need to know before markets open

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U.S. stock index futures are lower today as investors remain cautious in front of a two-day Fed meeting and because the Greek debt crisis shows no signs of abating. The central bank is not likely to raise rates only at that meeting but investors will watch out for any hints from Fed Chair Janet Yellen in a press conference following ...

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China Syndrome! What you need to know as markets open

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U.S. stock index futures are dropping today as a rout in Chinese markets deepened and as investors always keep a wary eye on developments in the Greek debt crisis. Beijing unveiled yet another battery of measures to arrest the sell-off and the securities regulator warned of \”panic sentiment\” gripping investors in the world\’s second-largest economy. Growing concerns of a slowdown ...

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Greece has a deal! What you need to know before markets open

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U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday after eurozone leaders reached an agreement with Greece to move forward having a third bailout loan for the country to avert bankruptcy. * Greece won conditional agreement to receive a possible US$95 billion over three years, along with an assurance that eurozone finance ministers would start discussing methods to bridge a funding gap ...

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Bank of Canada day! What you need to know before markets open

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U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors digest Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen\’s comments on raising rates of interest and await the end result of a Greek parliament vote around the terms of a third bailout. The Bank of Canada will announce its rate decision at 10 a.m. Fifteen of 29 economists surveyed by Bloomberg predict ...

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Wall Street reports! What you need to know before markets open

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U.S. stock index futures are rising today as investors welcomed Greek parliamentary approval of a bailout plan as well as on strong results from Netflix and Intel overnight. The European Central Bank will come across later in the day and therefore are expected to ease its funding squeeze on shuttered Greek banks.Magna International Inc., North America\’s biggest auto-parts maker, decided ...

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Gold Bust! What you need to know before markets open

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U.S. stock index futures are little changed today in front of a raft of earnings from technology giants, including Apple, and as the dollar continued to trade at a three-month high. The dollar index was down marginally at $97.88, its highest level since April on firming expectation of the U.S. interest rate hike later around.A fall in commodities capped gains ...

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All eyes on the Fed! What you need to know before markets open

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U.S. stock index futures are rising today on hopes that Beijing could stem the rout in the markets and ahead of a statement in the U.S. Fed that could give clues concerning the timing of a rate hike. Investors are focused on the outcome from the Fed\’s two-day policy meeting with markets divided on whether or not this will take ...

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