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CEE MARKETS-Hungarian bonds erase months of gains, stocks hit record high

* Hungarian bonds extend losses on disappointing IRS tender * Hungary's 10-year yield back at Nov levels, off record lows * Hungarian stocks lead regional rise, hit record high * Czech central bank chief sees Feb. 1 rate hike (Adds Budapest stocks, Romania's failed auction) By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Hungarian stocks surged to record highs on Monday and government bonds extended losses as investors continued to close positions after Thursday's disappoin

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U.S. workforce shortages bolster case for Fed rate hikes

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (Reuters) - HydraForce Inc is going to almost desperate lengths, including offering to bus in out-of-town workers, to find the muscle it needs to meet growing demand for hydraulic valves from its three factories north of Chicago.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends up as banks lead rally after rate hike

TORONTO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended higher on Wednesday, with financial stocks leading a broad but shallow rally as the Bank of Canada hiked rates, offsetting losses among gold miners as the price of the precious metal slipped.

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Top Canadian banks raise prime rates after central bank rate hike

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Major Canadian banks on Wednesday raised their prime lending rates, a benchmark for a wide range of consumer and commercial loans, after the country's central bank raised interest rates for the third time in seven months.

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Williams paints benign picture of Fed rate hikes, strong U.S. economy

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates three times this year given the already strong economy will get a boost from tax cuts, and can tighten more or less aggressively if needed, a key U.S. rate-setter said on Saturday.

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Wall Street shrugs off weak December jobs data, extends gains

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes extended their new year rally on Friday after weak December U.S. jobs data raised expectations that the Federal Reserve would stick to its policy of gradual interest rate hikes in 2018.

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Wall Street higher as investors shrug off weak December jobs data

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes rose to record highs on Friday after weaker-than-expected U.S. job additions in December lifted hopes that the Federal Reserve would stick to its policy of gradual interest rate hikes in 2018.

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Fed's Harker says two rate hikes 'appropriate' this year

(Reuters) - Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker on Friday said he believes the central bank should raise rates just two times this year, fewer than most of his rate-setting colleagues, as low inflation continues to dog the U.S. economy.

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CEE MARKETS-Stocks move around highs, Czech bonds buck yield decline

* Stocks dance around key levels after year-start rally * Prague shares touch another 6-1/2-year high * Czech yields rise in anticipation of rate hikes * Yield curve steepens in Bucharest, flattens in Budapest By Sandor Peto and Jason Hovet BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Romanian stocks touched a 2-1/2-month high on Friday, while other Central European equities markets took a breather after a rally in the first sessions of the year. After strong gains in 2017, re

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Traders keep bets on two Fed rate hikes after release of minutes

Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. short-term interest-rate futures fell slightly on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's December meeting suggested policymakers were by and large confident that they will need to raise rates further this year.

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Automakers post lower December U.S. sales; eye taxes, rate hikes

DETROIT (Reuters) - Most major automakers on Wednesday reported lower December U.S. sales despite hefty consumer discounts, as higher interest rates and a new tax code cast uncertainty over their prospects in 2018.

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UPDATE 1-Automakers post lower December U.S. sales; eye taxes, rate hikes

DETROIT, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Most major automakers on Wednesday reported lower December U.S. sales despite hefty consumer discounts, as higher interest rates and a new tax code cast uncertainty over their prospects in 2018.

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Asian factories end robust 2017 on mixed note; central banks seen hiking slowly

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asia's factories ended a strong 2017 on a mixed note, with activity at multi-year highs in Taiwan and India and surprisingly picking up in China, but contracting in some places in a sign regional interest rate hikes likely will be gradual.

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Asian factories end 2017 on mixed note; central banks seen hiking slowly

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asia's factories ended a strong 2017 on a mixed note, with activity at multi-year highs in Taiwan and surprisingly picking up in China, but contracting in some economies in a sign that any interest rate hikes in the region will be slow and gradual.

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Gold soars toward largest annual gain since 2010 on dollar boost

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Gold extended its rally to a three-month high on Friday, leaping toward its biggest one-year rise in seven years as a wilting U.S. dollar, political tensions and receding concerns over the impact of U.S. interest rate hikes fed into its rally.

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Gold breaks above $1,300/oz on way to best year since 2010

LONDON (Reuters) - Gold hit its highest in 2-1/2 months on Friday and remained on track for its biggest annual rise since 2010 as a wilting dollar, political tensions and receding concerns over the impact of U.S. interest rate hikes fed into its rally.

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies mostly weaken as U.S. tax plan advances

By Bruno Federowski BRASILIA, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Most Latin American currencies weakened on Wednesday after a plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code advanced in Congress, fueling expectations of faster interest rate hikes in coming months. The Republican-led U.S. Senate approved sweeping tax legislation in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday, sending the package back to the House of Representatives for a final vote later in the day. Tax cuts could lift U.S. inflation and force the Federal R

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U.S. retail sales surge; weekly jobless claims fall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in November as the holiday shopping season got off to a brisk start, pointing to sustained strength in the economy that could pave the way for further Federal Reserve interest rate hikes next year.

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WRAPUP 1-U.S. retail sales surge; weekly jobless claims fall

WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in November as the holiday shopping season got off to a brisk start, pointing to sustained strength in the economy that could pave the way for further Federal Reserve interest rate hikes next year.

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Asia stocks slightly up after Fed move; dollar, U.S. yields sag

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks generally rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike, while its caution on inflation tempered expectations for 2018 tightening, weighing on the dollar and Treasury yields.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks slightly up after Fed move; dollar, US yields sag

TOKYO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Asian stocks generally rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike, while its caution on inflation tempered expectations for 2018 tightening, weighing on the dollar and Treasury yields.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks edge higher after Fed meeting; dollar, US yields sag

TOKYO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike but flagged caution about inflation, tempering expectations for future tightening, which weighed on the dollar and Treasury yields.

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Asia stocks edge higher after Fed meeting; dollar, U.S. yields sag

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve delivered a much-anticipated interest rate hike but flagged caution about inflation, tempering expectations for future tightening, which weighed on the dollar and Treasury yields.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso firms after Fed maintains U.S. rate outlook

By Bruno Federowski and Sheky Espejo Dec 13 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso currency and stocks firmed on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised the cost of borrowing, but did not signal that it could pick up the pace of rate hikes next year. Signs of quicker U.S. economic growth had prompted speculation that the Fed could have forecast more rate hikes next year. But the U.S. central bank's forecast of three hikes in 2018 and 2019 was unchanged from its projections in September.

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Wall Street mixed as financials drag after Fed rate hike

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 ended slightly lower on Wednesday pressured by the financial sector after the Federal Reserve announced a widely expected interest rate hike but kept its rate outlook for coming years even as it projected faster U.S. economic growth.

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Wall Street extends gains slightly after expected Fed rate hike

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The three major U.S. stock indexes were higher on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised U.S. interest rates by a quarter percentage point, as anticipated, but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged even as policymakers projected a short-term acceleration in U.S. economic growth.

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US STOCKS-Wall St extends gains slightly after expected Fed rate hike

* U.S. consumer prices rise 0.4 pct in Nov, in line with estimates

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Industrial stocks drive Wall Street higher; Fed decision eyed

(Reuters) - A surge in shares of Caterpillar and Boeing lifted the Dow industrials to record level in early afternoon trading on Wednesday, ahead of a widely-expected interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

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Wall Street higher on tech gains; Fed decision awaited

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks inched higher on Wednesday powered by technology stocks but shares of big banks lost steam ahead of a widely-expected interest rate hike in the afternoon.

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Wall Street scales higher on tech gains; Fed's rate decision awaited

(Reuters) - Wall Street indexes advanced on Wednesday as technology stocks gained and traders took positions, overlooking concerns of benign inflation ahead of a likely interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve later in the day.

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Wall Street rises at open as technology stocks gain

(Reuters) - Wall Street opened higher on Wednesday on gains in technology stocks while investors awaited the Federal Reserve's decision on an interest rate hike due later in the day.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St rises at open as technology stocks gain

Dec 13 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened higher on Wednesday on gains in technology stocks while investors awaited the Federal Reserve's decision on an interest rate hike due later in the day.

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Shares eye record high as Fed heads for 2017 hat-trick

LONDON (Reuters) - Global shares were within a whisker of another record high on Wednesday as markets traded on expectations of a third U.S. interest rate hike this year and waited to hear from the Federal Reserve on how many more are likely in 2018.

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Futures flat ahead of Fed's decision on interest rate hike

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks futures pointed to a flat open for Wall Street on Wednesday as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's announcement on benchmark interest rate and assessed the Democratic win in the Alabama Senate election.

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Shares eye record high as Fed heads for hat-trick

LONDON (Reuters) - Global shares were within a whisker of another record high on Wednesday as markets traded on expectations of a third U.S. interest rate hike of the year, and waited to hear from the Federal Reserve how many more are likely in 2018.

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EMERGING MARKETS-U.S. political woes lift emerging stocks, FX ahead of Fed

LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks and currencies sailed higher on Wednesday ahead of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike, lifted by U.S. assets nursing losses after President Donald Trump's Republicans suffered an election defeat.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares eye record high as Fed heads for hat-trick

LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Global shares were within a whisker of another record high on Wednesday as markets traded on expectations of a third U.S. interest rate hike of the year, and waited to hear from the Federal Reserve how many more are likely in 2018.

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METALS-Copper edges higher ahead of expected U.S. rate hike

(Adds detail, updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Dec 13 (Reuters) - London copper edged higher on Wednesday as the dollar eased after hitting one-month highs earlier on expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates for a fifth time since 2015. The dollar slipped against a basket of currencies after a Democrat won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama, reducing Republicans' already narrow Senate majority further. "Pr

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With rate hike in the bag, Fed may hint at Trump effect on economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates on Wednesday, but, more significantly, it may give its strongest hint yet on how the Trump administration's tax overhaul could affect the U.S. economy.

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METALS-Copper largely steady ahead of expected U.S. rate hike

MELBOURNE, Dec 13 (Reuters) - London copper trading was little changed on Wednesday, as volumes thinned throughout the complex in the lead-up to holidays and ahead of a U.S. monetary policy meeting which may spell out higher interest rates. FUNDAMENTALS * LME: London Metal Exchange copper was up 0.1 percent at $6,666.50 a tonne, as of 0247 GMT, having closed little changed in the previous session. Prices have found a base around $6,500, but have run into resistance at the 10

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Asian shares flat, Fed hike expectations underpin dollar

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares were treading water in early trade on Wednesday as crude oil futures steadied after a selloff, while a widely expected interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve underpinned the dollar.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares flat, Fed hike expectations underpin dollar

TOKYO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Asian shares were treading water in early trade on Wednesday as crude oil futures steadied after a selloff, while a widely expected interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve underpinned the dollar.

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Dow opens higher; Fed's rate hike in focus

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened higher as energy stocks gained and shares of Boeing touched a record high, while the S&P and the Nasdaq opened flat ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Dow opens higher; Fed's rate hike in focus

Dec 12 (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened higher as energy stocks gained and shares of Boeing touched a record high, while the S&P and the Nasdaq opened flat ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.

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Wall Street ends higher with help from tech, energy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street indexes closed higher on Monday and the biggest drivers were technology and energy sectors as oil prices rose and investors waited for an expected U.S. Federal Reserve rate hike later in the week.

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Wall Street rises with help from technology, energy sectors

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street indexes were higher on Monday with boosts from technology and energy sectors as oil prices rose while investors prepared for an expected U.S. Federal Reserve rate hike later in the week.

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Wall Street closes higher after payrolls report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks advanced on Friday, buoyed by a solid payrolls report for November that locked in expectations for an interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve next week and raised optimism about economic prospects in 2018.

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November payrolls report lifts Wall Street

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street indexes advanced on Friday on the heels of a solid payrolls report for November, locking in expectations for an interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve next week and boosting optimism about economic prospects for 2018.

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Wall Street gains on robust Nov. hiring data

(Reuters) - Wall Street indexes gained on Friday as U.S. employers added more jobs than expected in November, cementing the case for an interest rate hike next week and adding to optimism about the economy heading into 2018.

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Wall Street rises as jobs data shows strength in economy

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were pushed higher on Friday by a stronger-than-expected jobs data for November, which indicated improving economic fundamentals at the world's largest economy in the run up to a near certain interest rate hike next week.

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Strong jobs data lifts Wall Street higher

(Reuters) - Wall Street ticked higher on Friday after a stronger-than-expected jobs data for November showed that the world's largest economy has gained strength, ahead of a near certain interest rate hike next week.

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Strong U.S. jobs growth data lifts Wall Street

(Reuters) - Wall Street's stock indexes opened higher on Friday after the latest jobs data showed strength in the U.S. economy and bolstered the case for a December interest rate hike.

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Breaking slow: Asia set to raise rates next year, but still lag Fed

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tighter monetary policy is coming to Asia next year. Yet it will lag the Federal Reserve's rate hikes as Asian central banks balance an exports-led revival in growth with a slowdown in regional locomotive China.

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Fed rate hike expected next week, three hikes expected in 2018: Reuters poll

BENGALURU (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is almost certain to raise interest rates later this month, according to a Reuters poll of economists, a majority of whom now expect three more rate rises next year compared with two when surveyed just weeks ago.

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Euro zone bond yields jump after U.S. tax plan raises rate hike prospects

LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Euro zone bond yields rose sharply and European stock futures pointed to a higher open on Monday as the passage of a tax bill in the United States over the weekend increased the prospects of more aggressive rate hikes in the world's largest economy.

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Dollar gains on U.S. tax cut progress; Brexit deal eyed

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar bounced to a two-week top on Monday and S&P futures jumped as traders marked the passage of a Senate tax bill over the weekend, a move that raises the risk of more aggressive rate hikes in the world's largest economy.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar gains on U.S. tax cut progress; Brexit deal eyed

SYDNEY, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar bounced to a two-week top on Monday and S&P futures jumped as traders marked the passage of a Senate tax bill over the weekend, a move that raises the risk of more aggressive rate hikes in the world's largest economy.

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Dollar gains on U.S. tax cut progress; Asian shares listless

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar bounced to a two-week top on Monday and S&P futures rallied as traders marked the passage of a Senate tax bill over the weekend, a move that raises the risk of more aggressive rate hikes in the world's largest economy.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar gains on U.S. tax cut progress; Asian shares listless

SYDNEY, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar bounced to a two-week top on Monday and S&P futures rallied as traders marked the passage of a Senate tax bill over the weekend, a move that raises the risk of more aggressive rate hikes in the world's largest economy.

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Global manufacturing buoyed as focus shifts to rate hikes

LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Global manufacturing expanded at the fastest pace in years last month and the second-best in two decades in the euro zone, driven by robust demand and bolstering the case for central banks to shift to tighter monetary policy.

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GLOBAL ECONOMY-Global manufacturing buoyed as focus shifts to rate hikes

* Broad economic strength may see tighter monetary policy (Adds details, comment)

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Asian manufacturing buoyed by tech as focus shifts to regional rate hikes

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asia's major manufacturing economies saw their fastest expansion in factory activity in years last month, driven by robust demand for electronics and firming the case for central banks in the region to shift to tighter monetary policy next year.

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GLOBAL ECONOMY-Asian manufacturing buoyed by tech as focus shifts to regional rate hikes

* Broad economic strength may see tighter Asian monetary policy (Updates with India PMI)

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Nasdaq drops as investors shun techs for financials

(Reuters) - The Nasdaq Composite index fell more than 1 percent in midday trade on Wednesday as investors sold off technology stocks and moved into financials that have gained on strong economic data and comments from Fed officials on future rate hikes.

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Wall Street at records as financials rally on Powell comments

(Reuters) - Wall Street indexes edged higher to records on Tuesday after Federal Reserve chair nominee Jerome Powell's comments on interest rate hikes and deregulation fired up financial stocks.

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Fed chair nominee Powell says case for rate hike 'coming together'

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates again next month, Fed chair nominee Jerome Powell signaled on Tuesday.

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CEE MARKETS-Zloty extends gain on output surge, shrugs off German worry

* Zloty bucks fx easing on German coalition talks collapse * Zloty extends gains on strong Polish output, retail figures * Forint eases, cbank could loosen screws further on Tues * Crown firms, central bank chief sees 50 pct Dec rate hike odds (Adds fresh Polish data, Czech central banker comments, Romanian tenders) By Sandor Peto and Bartosz Chmielewski BUDAPEST/WARSAW, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The zloty clung to its gains on Monday after fresh Polish figures showed a surge

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Asia shares gain despite Wall St. weakness, dollar edges higher

TOKYO/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares shrugged off Wall Street losses and a lackluster start to rally on Thursday, while the dollar edged up as investors priced in more U.S. rate hikes after upbeat economic data.

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Asia shares gain despite Wall St. slip, dollar edges higher

TOKYO/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares shrugged off a lackluster start and pushed higher, while the dollar edged up as investors priced in more U.S. rate hikes after upbeat economic data.

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Asia shares cautious as mood turns skittish

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares got off to a cautious start on Thursday after Wall Street stumbled despite upbeat U.S. economic news and the Treasury yield curve hit its flattest in a decade as investors priced in more U.S. rate hikes.

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CEE MARKETS-Oil stocks fall, no lift for currencies from hawkish hints

* Oil, energy stocks follow global decline, push down indices * Euro strength puts lid on currencies, crown at 12-day low * Czech rate setter Hampl, Polish Hardt hint at rate hike * Romanian government bonds take a pause after yield surge By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Energy, crude and metals sector stocks knocked Central European equities lower on Wednesday after a continuing decline in crude prices caused similar movements in Wall Street and elsewhere in

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Wall Street opens lower as tax plan doubts weigh

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened lower for the fifth straight day on Tuesday as worries about Republican tax plans and the economy's ability to deal with more interest rate hikes weighed on the mood among investors.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens lower as tax plan doubts weigh

Nov 14 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened lower for the fifth straight day on Tuesday as worries about Republican tax plans and the economy's ability to deal with more interest rate hikes weighed on the mood among investors.

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CEE MARKETS-Leu eases, Romanian central bank hawks seen still weak

* Leu eases ahead of Romanian central bank meeting * Romanian bank may cool rate hike expectations-analysts * Polish bank stocks surge on Q3 results, rate hike hopes * Small-cap stocks put Budapest index on rollercoaster By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST/BUCHAREST, Nov 7 (Reuters) - The leu eased on Tuesday while other Central European currencies were mixed ahead of a meeting of the Romanian central bank that is expected to deliver a relatively dovish message. The latest meeti

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PRECIOUS-Gold inches down as dollar gains after strong U.S. data

Nov 6 (Reuters) - Gold edged lower early Monday as the dollar firmed after upbeat U.S. economic data strengthened the prospect of further interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,267.01 per ounce at 0107 GMT. On Friday, it fell 0.5 percent and touched a one-week low of $1,265.16. * U.S. gold futures for December delivery dipped 0.1 percent to $1,267.70. * Asian shares hovere

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Bank of England takes slow lane after first rate hike since 2007

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in more than 10 years on Thursday but said it expected only "very gradual" further increases as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, sending sterling down sharply.

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CEE MARKETS-Crown retreats after CNB signals more modest hikes ahead

* Crown falls from 4-year high after Czech central bank rate hike * Rate hike was smaller as some bets, and unanimous decision * Budapest stocks hit record high on pre-earnings MOL gains * Kuna trades at weakest level since January (Recasts with Czech central bank interest rate decision and crown reaction) By Sandor Peto and Jason Hovet BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Nov 2 (Reuters) - The Czech crown retreated from a 4-year high on Thursday on surpise that the central bank's board ha

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Bank of England sees only gentle rises ahead after historic rate hike

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in more than 10 years on Thursday but sterling fell sharply as the central bank said it expected only "very gradual" further increases over the next three years.

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BoE set for hike, Fed to get new head, trillion-dollar Apple?

LONDON (Reuters) - Traders were bracing on Thursday for landmark events including the Bank of England's first rate hike since 2007 and the unveiling of a new Fed chief as well as results from Apple as it looks to become the world's first $1 trillion company.

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Asian shares rise on Fed optimism, sterling firms on expected BOE hike

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares touched a 10-year high on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve expressed optimism about the economy, virtually cementing the case for a year-end rate hike as investors awaited the formal nomination of the next head of the central bank.

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Asian shares rise on Fed optimism, pushing back toward 10-year peak

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares advanced on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve expressed optimism about the economy, virtually cementing the case for a year-end rate hike as investors awaited the formal nomination of the next head of the central bank.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares rise on Fed optimism, pushing back toward 10-yr peak

TOKYO, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Asian shares advanced on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve expressed optimism about the economy, virtually cementing the case for a year-end rate hike as investors awaited the formal nomination of the next head of the central bank.

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Fed keeps rates unchanged, remains on road to December rate hike

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and pointed to solid U.S. economic growth and a strengthening labor market while playing down the impact of recent hurricanes, a sign it is on track to lift borrowing costs again in December.

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Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged as Leadership Change Looms

The Fed signaled a rate hike remains likely for December as the White House prepared to announce a new chairman.

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Futures jump on strong earnings; Fed takes center stage

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures pointed to a strong opening for Wall Street on Wednesday, as an upbeat third-quarter earnings season lifted sentiment while investors waited for clues on future rate hikes from the latest Fed meeting.

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PRECIOUS-Gold dips as dollar gains ahead of Fed statement

Nov 1 (Reuters) - Gold edged lower early Wednesday as the dollar firmed with investors awaiting hints on a U.S rate hike following the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was down 0.3 percent at $1,267.80 per ounce at 0106 GMT. * U.S. gold futures for December delivery dipped 0.1 percent to $1,268.80. * The dollar index , which tracks the greenback against a basket of six major rivals, was up 0.1 percent.

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Place your bets for the Brexit rate hike

LONDON (Reuters) - To hear some economists talk, the Bank of England is about to make a big mistake - raise interest rates just as the economy heads into what could be a major storm.

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UPS announces U.S. rate hikes, new peak surcharges for 2018

DETROIT (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc said on Wednesday it would raise rates across many of its U.S. services by 4.9 percent later this year, with surcharge increases for next year's peak season focused mainly on residential addresses.

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CEE MARKETS-Czech bond yields set multi-year highs on rate hike bets

* Czech bond yields rise further, highest since 2014 * Hampl comments underpin rate hike bets, says no big hike needed * Czech, Polish bond sales draw sound demand despite hike bets * Hungarian bonds firm, MOL boosts Budapest stocks to record high (Adds auction results, Polish rate hike expectations, Budapest stocks) By Sandor Peto and Jason Hovet BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Czech bond yields rose to their highest levels since 2014 on Wednesday after expectation

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso down on Fed, NAFTA jitters; Brazil real tumbles

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso on Tuesday weakened for a third straight day to a five-month low on lingering uncertainty over U.S. monetary policy and concerns about the nation's trade ties with the United States. Traders have been wary of emerging market assets in recent weeks as lack of clarity over who will next head the Federal Reserve cast doubts over the pace of U.S. interest rate hikes in coming months. Growing bets that current Fed Chair J

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Public Health: Trump’s Attack on Insurer ‘Gravy Train’ Could Actually Help a Lot of Consumers

State regulators and insurers have found a way to funnel more federal money into the markets and protect consumers from big rate hikes.

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BRIEF-BlackRock’s Rick Rieder says anticipate at least two further rate hikes by fed next year

* BlackRock’s CIO of global fixed income‍​ Rick Rieder says inflation print in some ways confirms inflation is actually beginning to firm

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US STOCKS-Wall St ticks higher with eyes on earnings

* Stocks unchanged as rate hike outlook unchanged by Fed minutes

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Downplaying job losses, Fed officials eye December rate hike

AUSTIN, Texas/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chocking up employment losses last month to the temporary hit of a severe hurricane season and reiterating expectations that inflation will strengthen, Federal Reserve policymakers on Friday signaled they continue to see gradual U.S. interest-rate hikes ahead.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar, debt yields rise as jobs data points to rate hike

* Oil set to end multi-week rally as oversupply concerns resurface

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares shrug off energy blues, dollar firms

* Dollar firms as upbeat data reinforces rate hike expectations

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares shrug off energy blues after Wall Street records

* Dollar firms as upbeat data reinforces rate hike expectations

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REFILE-GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares edge down, Wall Street records limit losses

* Dollar firms as upbeat data reinforces rate hike expectations

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares edge down, Wall Street records limit losses

* Dollar firms as upbeat data reinforces rate hike expectations

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Fed's rate hikes causing low inflation, Kashkari says

(Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's own actions, not transitory factors, are responsible for weak inflation, a Fed policymaker argued on Monday, and the U.S. central bank should wait to raise rates again until inflation hits its 2-percent goal.