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Investors brace for stocks to fall again ahead of earnings


NEW YORK - The global market volatility of the past month that sent U.S. stocks to their worst quarter in four years shows no signs of letting up just because the calendar turned to October.

Japan demands U.S. find drugs compromise in Pacific trade talks

ATLANTA - Japan called on the United States to find a way to break a deadlock over protections for next-generation medicines on Saturday as talks on a sweeping trade pact were extended for another 24 hours.

03 Oct 2015

U.S. a long way from 'macroprudential' safeguards: Fed's Dudley

BOSTON - The United States is a long way from putting in place rules that will protect the financial system and economy from broad risks, due in part to regulatory structure and to the difficulties of predicting the next crisis, a top Federal Reserve official said on Saturday.

03 Oct 2015

Greece must stick to program to exit bailout: PM

ATHENS - Greece must implement its bailout program fast to achieve its main aim of regaining access to market financing and escaping international supervision, re-elected leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday. | Video

World, Greece 03 Oct 2015

China to curb yuan speculation amid reform push: central bank

BEIJING - China is studying plans to curb currency speculation even as it seeks to quicken the process of making the yuan trade freely, a deputy central bank governor said.

03 Oct 2015

U.S. job growth stumbles, raising doubts on economy

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers slammed the brakes on hiring over the last two months, raising new doubts the economy is strong enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates by the end of this year. | Video

02 Oct 2015
World Markets

UK PM Cameron says to campaign for EU if successful in renegotiation

MANCHESTER, England, Oct 4 - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday that he would campaign to keep Britain in the European Union if other leaders granted him the concessions he wants, but cautioned that if they refused then he ruled nothing out.

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Friday Oct 2

LONDON, Oct 2 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 19 to 22 points, or 0.3 percent higher on Friday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.4 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

Stocks, 02 Oct 2015

European shares rise, buoyed by Lisbon and firmer utility stocks

LONDON, Oct 2 - European shares closed higher on Friday, as firmer utility stocks and gains on the Lisbon bourse before weekend elections in Portugal propped up markets in spite of weak U.S. jobs data.

Nikkei flat in subdued trade before US jobs data; falls for 3rd week

Oct 2 - Japanese stocks ended flat in thin trade on Friday as investors were reluctant to take large positions before a key U.S. jobs report due later in the day.

Stocks, Asian Markets, 02 Oct 2015

Hong Kong shares climb 3.2 pct on China policies to boost economy

HONG KONG, Oct 2 - Hong Kong shares rose more than 3 percent on Friday, pulling further away from two-year lows hit earlier in the week, as investors cheered moves by China to prop up its sluggish property market and cooling economy.

02 Oct 2015


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