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  • US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street opens lower on fresh China worries

    • BY Reuters|
    • 09:37 AM ET 10/16/2019

    U.S. stocks opened lower Wednesday, as legislation targeting the Hong Kong protests stoked fears of more friction with China, even as another batch of positive earnings reports underscored a solid start to third-quarter results.

  • TREASURIES-Yields fall on disappointing retail sales data

    U.S. Treasury yields fell on Wednesday after data showed that U.S. retail sales fell for the fist time in seven months in September, adding to concerns that the U.S. economy is slowing.

  • Irish PM says flawed Northern Ireland assembly veto should be overhauled

    • BY Reuters|
    • 09:25 AM ET 10/16/2019

    A veto mechanism in Northern Ireland's devolved parliament that was intended to prevent discrimination toward one community over another should be overhauled in talks to restore the local assembly, Ireland's Prime Minister said on Wednesday.

  • Singapore PM hopeful economic growth above zero in 2019

    Singapore's prime minister said on Wednesday that the city-state's economy should hopefully have expanded over the course of 2019. Lee Hsien Loong, speaking at the Forbes global CEO conference in Singapore, said full-year economic growth in the trade-reliant city-state would be well under 1 percent and above zero "if we are lucky".

  • US STOCKS-Hong Kong nerves keep Wall Street on edge

    * BofA, PNC, BNY Mellon rise on strong results. * Drug distributors seek to settle opioid lawsuits-WSJ. * United Airlines gains on raising 2019 profit forecast. * Futures off: Dow 0.16%, S&P 500 0.20%, Nasdaq 0.28% By Shreyashi Sanyal and Arjun Panchadar.

  • Canadian inflation holds steady at 1.9% in September as gas prices fall

    Canada's annual inflation rate unexpectedly held steady at 1.9% in September, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday in its last major release of economic data before a national election, further reducing analysts' expectations the Bank of Canada will cut rates later this month.

  • NY Fed accepts $75 bln in overnight repo bids

    The New York Federal Reserve on Wednesday accepted $75 billion in bids from primary dealers at a repurchase agreement operation, in efforts to help maintain the federal funds rate within the target range. Wednesday's amount was bigger than the $67.6 billion in overnight repos the regional central bank awarded on Tuesday, the NY Fed website showed.

  • Weak U.S. retail sales cast gloom over economy

    * Retail sales fall 0.3% in September. * Core retail sales unchanged; August unrevised at 0.3% By Lucia Mutikani. U.S. retail sales fell for the first time in seven months in September, suggesting that manufacturing-led weakness could be spreading to the broader economy, keeping the door open for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates again later this month.

  • Foreign investors buy net C$4.99 bln in Canadian securities in August

    Foreign investors bought a net C$4.99 billion in Canadian securities in August, following a revised C$1.87 billion in total sales in July and two months of divestment, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday. Canadian investors sold a net C$4.71 billion worth of foreign securities, led by sales of foreign stocks.

  • Canadian inflation holds steady at 1.9% in September

    Canada's annual inflation rate held steady at 1.9% in September, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday in its last major release of economic data before a national vote on Monday.

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