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NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the first time since receiving three government bailouts during the 2007-2009 financial crisis, Citigroup Inc on Tuesday is holding a day-long conference for investors, marking another step in the recovery of what was once the biggest U.S. bank.
NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) - For the first time since receiving three government bailouts during the 2007-2009 financial crisis, Citigroup Inc on Tuesday is holding a day-long conference for investors, marking another step in the recovery of what was once the biggest U.S. bank.
(Updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, July 24 (Reuters) - London copper was marking time near its highest since early March on Monday ahead of the release of a spate of global manufacturing reports, underpinned by extended weakness in the dollar and prospects of tighter mine supply. Supply side concerns and a weaker dollar have driven base metal prices higher, ANZ said in a report. Union-represented workers and management at Antofagasta's Zaldivar copper mine in Chile f
(Adds ANZ report, more bullet points; updates prices) MELBOURNE, July 24 (Reuters) - London copper was marking time near its highest since early March on Monday ahead of the release of a spate of global manufacturing reports, underpinned by extended weakness in the dollar and prospects of tighter mine supply. Supply side concerns and a weaker dollar have driven base metal prices higher, ANZ said in a report. Union-represented workers and management at Antofagasta's Zaldivar copper
MELBOURNE, July 24 (Reuters) - London copper was marking time near its highest since early March on Monday ahead of the release of a spate of global manufacturing reports, underpinned by extended weakness in the dollar and prospects of tighter mine supply. FUNDAMENTALS * London Metal Exchange copper dipped 0.2 percent to $5,995 a tonne by 0135 GMT, following a 0.8 percent gain in the previous session when prices reached the highest since March 1 at $6,051 a tonne. * Shangha
KABUL (Reuters) - Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) reopened a small medical clinic in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Saturday, their first facility there since the American airstrikes that destroyed a hospital in 2015.
NEW YORK, July 20 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors pumped $7.6 billion into taxable bonds during the most recent week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, generating the best inflows for those funds since March.
(Adds comment, detail, updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, July 20 (Reuters) - London copper marked time on Thursday near its highest since early March, underpinned by brighter prospects for China's economy but awaiting a U.S. jobs report for cues on near-term direction. Copper has come under pressure as investors took profits after the strong run in recent weeks, said ANZ in a report. "However investors remain wary of further supply side disruptions. Workers at Antof
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in the Kenyan capital has killed four people since May and the government has shut down a three-star hotel and a popular restaurant there to control its spread, the health minister said on Wednesday.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Prince William and his wife Kate met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday as part of a charm offensive to shore up relations with European Union countries before Britain leaves the bloc.
LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) - Stronger-than-expected Chinese economic growth data and reduced chances of another U.S. rate rise this year lifted emerging stocks to their highest since the end of April 2015 on Monday, tracking gains in developed markets.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors pulled $11.6 billion from domestic U.S. stock funds during the latest week, the most cash to flee the funds in three months, according to Investment Company Institute...
(Reuters) - Co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and former Republican U.S. congressman Joe Scarborough said on Tuesday that he is leaving the Republican party and becoming an independent during an appearance on a late-night talk show.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will reshuffle his cabinet and party leaders early next month, moving to shore up his worst levels of popular support since returning to power in 2012, following a historic loss in a Tokyo assembly election.
LONDON (Reuters) - Skateboarders are known for high-flying tricks, from jumping off of ramps to shooting down railings, but now one British designer is touting an environmental trick of his own, by using old plastic bags to make boards.
CARACAS (Reuters) - At least 123 members of Venezuela's armed forces have been detained since anti-government unrest began in April on charges ranging from treason and rebellion to theft and desertion, according to military documents seen by Reuters.
(Reuters) - Phil Mickelson will make his first PGA Tour start since parting ways with his longtime caddie at this week's Greenbrier Classic West Virginia, which returns after massive flooding last year forced cancellation of the event.
NEW YORK, July 5 (Reuters) - The margin of investors who are bearish on longer-dated U.S. Treasuries over those who are bullish blew out to its widest level since December, JPMorgan's latest client survey showed on Wednesday. Recent signals from overseas central banks that they might consider reducing monetary stimulus later this year ignited a selloff in bond markets worldwide. U.S. benchmark 10-year Treasury yields reached their highest levels in seven weeks early on Wednesday. P
(Reuters) - Kyle Stanley saved par on the first sudden death playoff hole to beat fellow American Charles Howell III and capture the Quicken Loans National on Sunday for his first victory in five years.
LONDON (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic said rediscovering the winning feeling on Saturday when he scored his first tournament success since January had provided the perfect preparation for the Wimbledon Championships.
Traditionally, the chief usher of the White House hasn't been someone who comes and goes with each administration; it's a position that endures. The White House chief usher as a fixture of the institution is as American as apple pie.
June 30 (Reuters) - U.S. oil drillers cut rigs this week for the first time since January and the pace of additions slowed this quarter due to declines in crude prices despite an OPEC-led effort to cut production and end a multi-year supply glut. Analysts, however, noted the weekly decline in the rig count was likely just a brief pause in a drilling recovery expected to continue through at least 2019. Drillers cut two oil rigs in the week to June 30, bringing the total rig count down
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Emerging market investors took some profit following the best start to a year for stocks since 2014 on Friday, though there was little sign of fatigue in China as the yuan extended its best quarter since 2008.
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - The euro came off yearly highs on Friday but was still set for its strongest quarter in six years as investors pile into the currency on a brightening euro zone economy and its implications for monetary policy in the bloc.
TOKYO, June 30 (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan's bond buying slowed to the slowest pace in almost three years in the April-June quarter, Reuters calculations based on the central bank's operation announcements showed on Friday.
NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) - Interest rates on U.S. 30-year mortgages fell to their lowest levels in more than seven months in step with lower U.S. Treasury yields earlier this week, Freddie Mac said on Thursday.
(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc may be on the verge of becoming Bank of America Corp's largest shareholder, after the bank raised its dividend in the wake of a positive assessment of its ability to handle market stresses.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Currency market fluctuations in the first quarter of 2017 had the smallest negative impact on North American companies' financial results since 2014, FIREapps said in a report on Wednesday.
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives expanded their support to 40 percent - the highest level since September 2015 - in a poll conducted by the Forsa institute for Germany's Stern magazine and broadcaster RTL.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. groups who traditionally have opposed same-sex marriage, including Republicans and white evangelical Christians, have become much less steadfast in their objections, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.
(Reuters) - Private U.S. property casualty insurers suffered $7.3 billion in catastrophe losses during the 2017 first quarter, the worst such quarter since the 1994 earthquake in Northridge, California, a data company and trade group said on Monday.
OSLO (Reuters) - The rise in global sea levels has accelerated since the 1990s amid rising temperatures, with a thaw of Greenland's ice sheet pouring ever more water into the oceans, scientists said on Monday.
DUBAI (Reuters) - The president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, made a rare public appearance on Sunday since suffering a stroke in 2014, state news agency WAM said, receiving well-wishers for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr feast.
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Chinese mainland shares rose nearly 1 percent on Friday, enjoying their best week since November after MSCI's decision to include them in its benchmark index, whilst South Africa's rand firmed after parliament backed the central bank's independence.
NEW YORK, June 22 (Reuters) - Colonial Pipeline Co, the largest U.S. refined products system, said on Thursday that shipping nominations on its gasoline line had fallen below capacity for the first time in nearly six years, driving Gulf Coast cash gasoline prices lower.
Deadly heat waves are going to be a much bigger problem in the coming decades, becoming more frequent and occurring over a much greater portion of the planet because of climate change, according to a study published Monday in Nature Climate Change.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Two Pakistani diplomats based in a consulate office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad have been missing since Friday, when they set off by road back to their homeland, Pakistan's foreign office said on Sunday.
HAVANA (Reuters) - American travelers who long to swill a cocktail at Havana's legendary Sloppy Joe's bar or dive into the rooftop pool of its newest luxury hotel had their dreams dashed when U.S. President Donald Trump announced his new Cuba policy this week.
(Updates prices) MELBOURNE, June 16 (Reuters) - London copper edged up on Friday but was still eyeing its biggest weekly drop since early May as markets priced in a higher U.S. interest rate environment that would support the dollar. * LME COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper rose by half a percent to $5,668 a tonne, by 0700 GMT, shedding losses from the previous session. Copper is still down around 2 percent for the week. * ShFE COPPER: Shanghai Futures Exchange copper closed slig
NEW YORK, June 13 (Reuters) - The margin of investors who are bearish on longer-dated U.S. Treasuries over those who are bullish grew to its widest in six months, J.P. Morgan's latest Treasury client survey showed on Tuesday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Duchess of Cambridge visited patients and medical staff on Monday who were affected by the London Bridge attack earlier this month that killed eight people and left dozens more injured.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based funds poured $1.4 billion into mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that invest in U.S. Treasuries in the week ended June 7, marking the biggest inflows...
NEW YORK, June 8 (Reuters) - Interest rates on U.S. 30-year mortgages fell a fourth straight week to their lowest levels since November in line with lower U.S. Treasury yields as a result of mixed economic data and political concerns, Freddie Mac said on Thursday.
MOSCOW, June 8 (Reuters) - The board of Russian metals and mining giant Mechel has recommended paying full dividends to preferred shareholders for the first time since 2011 now the company has fought back from the brink of bankruptcy.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Three Saudi hospitals have reported outbreaks of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) since April 21, with 12 people catching the potentially deadly disease from infected patients who later died, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
MEXICO CITY, June 5 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso gained on Monday to its strongest level in seven months after the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) fended off a leftist rival in a key state election, seen as a prelude to next year's presidential elections.
* Dollar hovers close to 7-month low * Palladium hits near 3-year peaks * Silver marks highest since April 26 (Updates throughout) By Zandi Shabalala LONDON, June 5 (Reuters) - Gold hit a six-week high on Monday, buoyed by disappointing U.S. jobs data on Friday that dimmed the prospects for an aggressive run of interest rate increases in the world's biggest economy. U.S. job growth slowed in May and employment gains in the prior two months were not as strong as previous
TOKYO, June 5 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie said on Monday he has not met with activist hedge fund Elliott Management since their talks in Barcelona last month and declined to comment on whether another meeting was scheduled.
TOKYO, June 5 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie said on Monday he has not met with activist investor Elliott Management since their talks in Barcelona last month and declined to comment on whether another meeting was scheduled.
With James Comey about to testify, Carl Bernstein says "Trump is not nearly as effective at presiding over a cover-up as Nixon was." Bernstein praises recent reporting about the Russia investigations.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Saturday it will raise the bird flu alert level to the second highest after small flocks of farm birds tested positive for the H5N8 virus, the first in the country since early April.
TOKYO, June 2 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose above the psychologically important 20,000-point level to the highest since August 2015 on Friday as strong U.S. stocks and the rising dollar lifted investors' risk appetite.
BRASILIA, June 1 (Reuters) - Brazil's economy emerged from its worst recession on record with its fastest growth rate in nearly four years, data showed on Thursday, boosting President Michel Temer's case for staying in office as he battles a corruption scandal.
* Gold, palladium heading for first monthly decline since December * Spot gold may break support at $1,257 per ounce- technicals * Silver falls after hitting one-month high on Tuesday (Adds quotes, updates prices) By Vijaykumar Vedala May 31 (Reuters) - Gold fell for a third day on Wednesday, set for its first monthly drop since December, as U.S. economic data boosted the case for an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve next month. U.S. consumer spending recorded
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead dropped to six percentage points in a poll published on Tuesday, the latest major poll since the Manchester bombing to indicate the June 8 election could be much tighter than previously thought.
TOKYO, May 29 (Reuters) - Tokyo stocks were flat in choppy trade on Monday as investors waited for key U.S. economic indicators out this week, including employment data, to provide clues on how soon U.S. interest rates might rise.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - South Korea stunned China to win the Sudirman Cup on Sunday, coming from 2-1 down to clinch the final 3-2 on Australia's Gold Coast and end their opponents' 12-year stranglehold on the biennial mixed team international tournament.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The current level of U.S. prices is noticeably lower than what it would be if the Federal Reserve had delivered on its 2-percent inflation target, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said, calling the trend "worrisome."
(Adds background, table) NEW YORK, May 25 (Reuters) - The average rate on U.S. 30-year mortgages fell to its lowest level since November with a decline in U.S. bond yields on concerns about a delay in federal fiscal stimulus and safe-haven bids for Treasuries, Freddie Mac said on Thursday. The borrowing cost on 30-year mortgages, the most widely held type of U.S. home loan, averaged 3.95 percent in the week ended May 25, which was the lowest since 3.94 percent in the Nov. 17, 2016 wee
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Public approval of President Donald Trump has dropped to its lowest level since his inauguration, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, after Trump was accused of mishandling classified information and meddling with an FBI investigation.
May 19 (Reuters) - Gold prices edged higher early Friday and were on track for their biggest weekly gain since mid-April as the dollar softened and stocks eased amid the ongoing political crisis in the United States that weakened risk appetite. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold rose 0.3 percent to $1,250.20 per ounce by 0102 GMT. It slipped 1.1 percent on Thursday in its biggest one-day percentage drop since May 3 to snap a five-day rally. The yellow metal was up about 1.8 percent
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier responsible for a massive leak of classified material, shared a photo of herself for the first time since she was released from prison.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors are snapping up foreign stocks, giving international equity managers the most cash in two years, Investment Company Institute data for the latest week showed...
By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, May 17 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors are snapping up foreign stocks, giving international equity managers the most cash in two years, Investment Company Institute data for the latest week showed on Wednesday. U.S.-based funds that primarily buy stocks outside of the country attracted $8.2 billion in the week ended May 10, while investors pulled $991 million from domestic equity funds, the trade group said. That is the best week for the foreign-focu
NEW YORK, May 17 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks and the dollar fell while bond prices rose on Wednesday as reports on U.S. President Donald Trump raised questions about his ability to deliver on tax and regulatory reform.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of Americans traveling by car for the Memorial Day holiday will hit a 12-year high this year, fueled by a growing economy and relatively low gasoline prices, the nation's largest motorists' advocacy group said on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Etsy Inc surged more than 20 percent on Tuesday and were on track for their biggest daily gain since 2015 after two investment firms revealed stakes in the online crafts retailer and the company said it was reviewing its strategy.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Saturday he would be "sincere" with U.S. President Donald Trump over their sharp differences on subjects such as immigration and climate change when the two hold their first meeting at the Vatican later this month.
(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co , the largest U.S. mortgage lender, is hoping this year to sell bonds backed by mortgages without government guarantees for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, the head of the bank's consumer lending division said on Thursday.
MANAMA (Reuters) - FIFA President Gianni Infantino has failed to change the way the organization is run, according to Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, a former candidate for world soccer's top job.
WASHINGTON - New applications for U.S. jobless benefits unexpectedly fell last week and the number of Americans on unemployment rolls hit a 28-1/2-year low, pointing to a rapidly tightening labor market that could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in June.
SAO PAULO, May 10 (Reuters) - Brazilian airline Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA has seen price competition subsiding since April after a spike in March, Chief Financial Officer Richard Lark told analysts on a Wednesday conference call.
May 5 (Reuters) - Gold inched up on Friday as the euro rose against the dollar, but was on track for its biggest weekly fall since November on receding political risks in France and expectations of a U.S. rate rise as early as June. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold rose 0.1 percent to $1,228.31 per ounce as of 0105 GMT, after touching 1,225.20 on Thursday, its lowest since March 17. * Gold was poised to end the week down over 3 percent, the biggest percentage fall since the w
(Reuters) - Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skated with team mates on Thursday but no timetable was given for the two-time NHL Most Valuable Player's return from the fourth reported concussion of his career.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Crude oil lost ground on Thursday, falling for a third out of four sessions and trading near its lowest since late March after data showed a lower than expected decline in U.S. inventories.
Prince William and his wife Catherine are seeking $1.6 million (1.5 million Euros) in a trial for damages from a French magazine that published topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge in 2012, the magazine's lawyer told the UK Press Association on Tuesday.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - An aid convoy of food and medical supplies has reached the besieged Syrian town of Douma for the first time since October, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday moved to ease the tension from U.S. air strikes in April against Russian ally Syria, expressing a desire for a Syrian ceasefire and safe zones for the civil war's refugees.
NANTERRE, France (Reuters) - French prosecutors asked a court on Tuesday to impose a heavy fine on celebrity magazine Closer if it is found guilty of invading the privacy of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, by publishing topless photos of her in 2012.
PARIS (Reuters) - March 2017 was the hottest on record in 117 years in France, the RTE French electricity grid operator said on Thursday, adding that the warm weather led to a sharp fall in power consumption by 9.4 percent compared with the same month a year ago.
PARIS, April 27 (Reuters) - French energy company Total gave the go-ahead on Thursday to develop its first major project since 2014 after reporting a sharp rise in quarterly profit that underscored its drive to cut costs throughout the oil price downturn.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Two Arkansas killers were slated on Monday to become the first pair of convicts put to death on the same day in the United States in 17 years, with state and federal courts so far denying their efforts to halt the lethal injections.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anti-Semitic incidents, from bomb threats and cemetery desecration to assaults and bullying, have surged in the United States since the election of President Donald Trump, and a "heightened political atmosphere" played a role in the rise, the Anti-Defamation League said on Monday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Support for Theresa May's ruling Conservatives was at 50 percent in a Comres poll published on Saturday, putting the prime minister on course for a landslide election victory on June 8.
(New throughout, adds details on the contracts, analyst comments, table; adds byline) By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, April 21 (Reuters) - Net short positioning on the euro increased to its largest since mid-March, according to calculations by Reuters and Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday, as speculators braced for the outcome of French elections over the weekend. The first round of France's presidential election kicks off on Sunday, with polls sugge
DOHA/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Twenty-six Qataris, including members of the Gulf state's ruling royal family and two Saudis, were freed on Friday after being kidnapped and held in Iraq for nearly a year and a half, Qatari officials said.
By Mitra Taj and Miguel Gutierrez MEXICO CITY, April 21 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso slipped in morning trade on Friday amid global jitters over the French election, putting it on track to post its worst weekly loss since the start of the year. Markets braced for the first round of the French presidential election this weekend, when far-right candidate Marie Le Pen or her far-left rival could move on to a run-off. In Mexico, Latin America's No.2 economy, the stock index also eased
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate and brother Harry have given their most public comments on their emotional struggles and how the siblings' closeness helped them cope with their mother's death.
LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - Sterling jumped as much as 1.6 percent against the dollar on Tuesday to hit its highest levels since mid-December, after British Prime Minister Theresa May surprised markets by calling for an early parliamentary election in June.
April 14 (Reuters) - Gold prices on Friday hovered near 5-month highs hit in the previous session, with trade thinned by public holidays in many countries. The metal was set for its biggest weekly percentage rise since April last year as a weaker dollar and geopolitical worries over the Middle East and North Korea fueled safe-haven demand. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was steady at $1,287.32 per ounce by 0200 GMT. Prices hit their highest since early November at $1,288
NEW YORK, April 12 (Reuters) - The share of U.S. mortgage refinancing activity contracted last week to its smallest in more than 8-1/2 years amid a jump in home borrowing costs this year, Mortgage Bankers Association data released on Wednesday showed.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Levels of trust between Moscow and Washington have deteriorated since U.S. President Donald Trump took office, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview broadcast on Wednesday.
TOKYO, April 12 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks fell more than 1 percent to their lowest level in over four-months on Wednesday morning as rising geopolitical tensions curbed risk appetite, while exporters dropped after the yen spiked to a five-month high.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China auto sales grew 7 percent in the first quarter, China's automakers association said on Tuesday, with the strongest January-March period since 2014 setting up the world's largest auto market for a better-than-expected year.
TOKYO, April 6 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell to the lowest level since mid-January in early trade on Thursday as weak Wall Street performances soured sentiment, while a stronger yen pressured the overall market.
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar goes to the polls on Saturday for the first time since Aung San Suu Kyi's party swept to power a year ago, in an early indication of views on her leadership amid increased fighting with armed ethnic groups and slower economic growth.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's center-left Social Democrats (SPD) narrowed the gap with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a weekly poll showed on Wednesday, less than six months before a federal election in Europe's biggest economy.
(Reuters) - U.S. consumers' confidence in the economy rose in March to its highest level since December 2000, a survey showed on Tuesday, led by optimism for finding work and a brighter assessment of business conditions.
March 24 (Reuters) - U.S. drillers added oil rigs for a tenth week in a row, doubling the rig count in a ten-month recovery as energy companies boost spending on new production to take advantage of a recovery in crude prices. Drillers added 21 oil rigs in the week to March 24, the biggest weekly increase since the week to Jan. 20, bringing the total count up to 652, up from a six-year low of 316 in May, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc said on Friday. <RIG-OL-USA-BHI>
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it had suspended more than 636,000 accounts since the middle of 2015 as the company steps up efforts to tackle "violent extremism" on its microblogging platform.
(Adds table, graphics) NEW YORK, March 16 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year mortgage rates rose for a second straight week to their highest levels since late December in step with a jump in Treasury yields, according to mortgage finance agency Freddie Mac on Thursday. The borrowing cost on 30-year mortgages, the most widely held type of U.S. home loan, averaged 4.30 percent in the week ended March 16, which was the highest since 4.32 percent in the week ended Dec. 29 and was above 4.21 percent t
NEW YORK, March 15 (Reuters) - U.S. mortgage application activity reached a nearly four-month peak last week even as borrowing costs on 30-year home loans jumped to their highest almost three years, Mortgage Bankers Association data released on Wednesday showed.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board, Somali authorities said on Tuesday, the first time a commercial ship has been seized in the region since 2012.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Aid convoys reached four besieged towns in Syria on Tuesday, delivering food and medical supplies to 60,000 people for the first time since November, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and United Nations said.
NEW YORK, March 13 (Reuters) - TechStyle Fashion Group, owner of the Fabletics sportswear line that features celebrity actress Kate Hudson, is exploring a sale that could value it at more than $1.5 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
TOKYO, March 10 (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest level against the yen since Jan. 19 on Friday, as investors awaited U.S. job data that is likely to reinforce expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike next week.
MELBOURNE, March 10 (Reuters) - London copper steadied on Friday after six straight days of declines but was on track to log its steepest weekly loss since August after an influx of deliveries into exchange warehouses this week doused immediate supply concerns.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's producer price index (PPI) rose by a more-than-expected 7.8 percent in February from a year earlier, the fastest pace since September 2008, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twenty-one civilians were killed in nine separate strikes by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria between November and January, the U.S. military said on Saturday.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Twelve people, including women and children, are being treated for possible exposure to chemical weapons agents in Mosul, where Islamic State is fighting off an offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces, the United Nations said on Saturday.
HONG KONG, March 1 (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker, is sincere in its interest in Toshiba Corp's chip business, company founder Terry Gou said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK, Feb 28 (Reuters) - The margin on bearish bets on longer-dated U.S. Treasuries over bullish positions shrank to its narrowest level since before Donald Trump's surprise U.S. presidential win in November, J.P. Morgan said on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Relations between Russia and the United States are at the lowest level since the Cold War, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday, citing Sergei Ryabkov, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister.
NEW YORK, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Monday said the average list price of its drugs rose less than 10 percent each year since 2012, noting that the net price paid for the drugs, which includes discounts and rebates, was significantly lower.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly more than expected last week, but the four-week average of claims fell to its lowest level since 1973, pointing to strengthening labor market conditions.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly more than expected last week, but the four-week average of claims fell to its lowest level since 1973, pointing to strengthening labor market conditions.
LONDON (Reuters) - Bond trading revenue at the world's top banks rose last year for the first time since 2012, thanks to increased activity after Britons' voted to leave the European Union and Donald...
LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Bond trading revenue at the world's top banks rose last year for the first time since 2012, thanks to increased activity after Britons' voted to leave the European Union and Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, a survey showed on Thursday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Refinancings' share of U.S. mortgage applications shrank to its lowest level since late 2008 at the peak of the global credit crisis, as home borrowing costs remained elevated in...