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European stocks slide on Fed rate-rise fears

European stock markets slid on Thursday after Federal Reserve minutes fanned expectations that US interest rates would rise further and faster than previously thought.

Dollar up ahead of Fed minutes

The dollar continued its discreet recovery on Wednesday, lifted by expectations that the American central bank is shifting towards tightening monetary policy quickly, dealers said.

Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks down again

Asian stocks, from Tokyo to Hong Kong and Shanghai took another battering on Friday as the global rout returned with a vengeance on intensifying fears about tighter US interest rates.

Bitcoin drops below $6,200

Bitcoin plunged 20 percent to a three-month low on Tuesday, its latest sharp loss following a series of setbacks for the cryptocurrency that, with a collapse across global mainstream markets adding to the selling.

Dollar dives as US talks currency down

The dollar tumbled against major rivals on Wednesday, with the euro reaching a three-year high, as US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that a weaker dollar was good for the US economy.

US Senate confirms Jerome Powell as next Fed chief

The US Senate on Tuesday confirmed former investment banker Jerome Powell as head of the Federal Reserve, putting President Donald Trump's pick in a role of enormous influence over the world's largest economy.

Asian markets see broad rebound but dollar takes fresh hit

Most Asian markets shrugged off profit-taking Wednesday and pressed on with a new year rally that has sent Hong Kong to successive records, though the dollar suffered fresh losses against its major peers.

Asian markets clumb again, dollar faces further weakness

Asian equities continued their positive start to the year on Wednesday following more record closes on Wall Street, but the dollar faced further selling pressure.

London stocks end year on record high

London's FTSE 100 ended 2017 on a new record high on Friday, on a shortened final day of trading before the New Year break.

Tokyo stocks close lower on strong yen

Tokyo stocks fell Thursday on a stronger yen as investors shifted their focus to the US tax cut plan after digesting the latest US rate hike.

Dollar drops before US federal reserve policy, after Alabama poll

The dollar dropped Wednesday awaiting the outcome of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting and after a shock Democrat poll win in a staunchly Republican senate seat fuelled fears about US President Donald Trump's tax cut plans.

Tokyo extends rally after solid US growth forecast

Tokyo's stock market was the Asian standout Thursday, building on a rally and buoyed by a strong US growth forecast and domestic corporate results as well as a weak yen.

Oil price heads to $70 as global market peaks

Oil price rose and Nasdaq Composite had its best day in nearly a year on Saturday, boosted by strong corporate earnings, while the euro posted its worst week of 2017 after the European Central Bank decided to prolong its bond buying to keep interest rates low.

US Fed official sees gradual rate hikes even amid low inflation

The US central bank can continue to raise interest rates gradually, despite persistent low inflation that could suggest a fundamental change in the economy, a top Federal Reserve official said Thursday.

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