Economic history http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23045/all en GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. fiscal deal prompts rally in stocks, commodities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/global-markets-us-fiscal-deal-prompts-rally-stocks-commodities <p>* Global shares jump after U.S. Congress passes budget deal * Dollar down, euro rises on increase in risk appetite * Oil jumps as commodities join rally in risky assets By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Global stock surged while commodities rallied on Wednesday after U.S. legislators struck a deal to halt a round of automatic fiscal tightening that threatened to push the world's largest economy into recession. The deal reached on Tuesday to avert the "fiscal cliff" put off the immediate pain of income tax hikes for almost all U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/global-markets-us-fiscal-deal-prompts-rally-stocks-commodities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bond Business Company Location Economic history Economics Economy of the European Union Economy of the United States Euro Financial economics Foreign exchange market Futures contract Government debt Politics Quotation USD Yield curve Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:49:34 +0000 5730978 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-Share rally stalls as more U.S. budget battles loom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/global-markets-share-rally-stalls-more-us-budget-battles-loom <p>* World shares ease back from 18-month highs</p> <p>* Brent oil falls to $112 a barrel</p> <p>* Dollar index hits three-week high</p> <p>* Euro dips 0.3 pct to $1.3150</p> <p>By Richard Hubbard</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - A global share market rally petered out on Thursday as investors focused on U.S. political battles ahead over spending cuts, halting the gains that followed a deal to avoid sharp tax hikes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/global-markets-share-rally-stalls-more-us-budget-battles-loom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economic disasters Economic history Economics Economy of the United States Government oil Person Career Quotation Recessions United States federal budget United States public debt USD World oil market chronology from Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:00:19 +0000 5730983 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. bonds, world shares fall after Fed minutes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/global-markets-us-bonds-world-shares-fall-after-fed-minutes <p>* World shares slip as Fed hints at tighter policy * 10-yr Treasury yields hit highest since May * Dollar index extends rally By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury debt prices slid and world stocks reversed course and dipped on Thursday after minutes from the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve's policy committee showed rising concern about the Fed's policy of buying bonds to stimulate growth. The Federal Open Market Committee's minutes also extended a rally in the U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/global-markets-us-bonds-world-shares-fall-after-fed-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Company Location Dow Jones Industrial Average Economic history Economics Economy of the United States Emergency Economic Stabilization Act Federal Reserve System Government Labor Late-2000s financial crisis Law Person Career Person Location Quotation Subprime crisis impact timeline United States United States public debt US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:23 +0000 5731095 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL ECONOMY-US activity picks up, hopes for euro zone rise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/global-economy-us-activity-picks-hopes-euro-zone-rise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* US services sector expands in Dec, hiring up sharply</p> <p>* U.S. employers add 155,000 jobs across economy in Dec</p> <p>* Surveys suggest euro zone downturn is easing</p> <p>* UK service sector declines, fourth quarter contraction seen</p> <p>By Steven C. Johnson and Andy Bruce</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/global-economy-us-activity-picks-hopes-euro-zone-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Business cycle Economic history Economics Economist Economy of the European Union Economy of the People's Republic of China Economy of the United States Entertainment Euro Health Labor Law Macroeconomics Person Career Quotation Recessions Social Issues Unemployment United States housing bubble Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:18:00 +0000 5731144 at http://www.globalpost.com Discord rife over ECB's next rate move-Reuters poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/discord-rife-over-ecbs-next-rate-move-reuters-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Economists split on whether ECB will cut rates in 2013</p> <p>* In any case, rate cut unlikely on Thursday</p> <p>By Andy Bruce</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank will<br /> keep interest rates unchanged this week, economists forecast in<br /> a Reuters poll, but they cannot agree on the chances of a cut in<br /> the next few months due to a murky economic outlook.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/discord-rife-over-ecbs-next-rate-move-reuters-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Central bank Economic history Economics Economy of the European Union Euro European Central Bank European Central Bank European System of Central Banks European Union Inflation Person Career President of the European Central Bank Quotation Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:41 +0000 5731330 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-US STOCKS-Wall St falls after 5-yr high, earnings in focus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/refile-us-stocks-wall-st-falls-after-5-yr-high-earnings-focus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p/> <p>* Bank of America shares up on $11 billion Fannie Mae<br /> settlement</p> <p>* Amazon stock hits all-time high on Morgan Stanley view</p> <p>* Indexes off: Dow 0.47 pct, S&amp;P 0.45 pct, Nasdaq 0.41 pct</p> <p>By Rodrigo Campos</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Monday as<br /> traders cashed in recent gains that lifted the S&amp;P 500 to a<br /> five-year high on Friday and awaited Tuesday's start of the<br /> fourth-quarter earnings season.</p> </p/><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/refile-us-stocks-wall-st-falls-after-5-yr-high-earnings-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank of America Business Relation Buybacks Company Location Economic history Economics Economy of the United States Fannie Mae Investment Late-2000s financial crisis Morgan Stanley Mortgage industry of the United States Person Career Primary dealers Quotation Stock market crashes Technology USD Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:21:36 +0000 5731373 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. stocks slip before earnings; oil dips http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/global-markets-us-stocks-slip-earnings-oil-dips <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Wall Street shares retreat from 5-year high</p> <p>* Brent crude dips below $111 a barrel</p> <p>* Dollar pulls back from 2-1/2-year high versus yen</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stock prices fell on Monday<br /> on worries about disappointing company results while world oil<br /> prices dipped on profit-taking, but signs of improvement in the<br /> global economy capped the losses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/global-markets-us-stocks-slip-earnings-oil-dips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Company Location Currency Dow Jones Industrial Average Economic history Economics Economy of the European Union Euro Futures contract Japanese yen Labor Law Person Career Quotation World oil market chronology from Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:58:08 +0000 5731390 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. stocks fall from 5-year high; euro firms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/global-markets-us-stocks-fall-5-year-high-euro-firms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Wall Street shares retreat from 5-year high</p> <p>* Euro rises on bets ECB might leave rates alone</p> <p>* Oil prices slip with stocks, growth view caps losses</p> <p>* Dollar pulls back from 2-1/2-year high versus yen</p> <p>By Richard Leong</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stock prices receded from<br /> five-year highs on Monday, while the euro rose against the<br /> dollar on bets the European Central Bank might refrain from<br /> signaling more interest rate cuts on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/global-markets-us-stocks-fall-5-year-high-euro-firms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Company Location Dow Jones Industrial Average Economic consequences of the 2006 Thai coup d'├ętat Economic history Economics Economy of the European Union Euro European Union Flash Crash Futures contract Labor Late-2000s financial crisis Law Person Career Quotation Stock market Stock market crashes Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:46:22 +0000 5731420 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares recover, euro steady as euro zone data stabilises http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/global-markets-shares-recover-euro-steady-euro-zone-data-stabil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* European shares recover to stand up 0.3 pct<br /> * Euro zone data points to stabilisation of weak economy<br /> * Dollar falls vs yen after sharp and rapid rise<br /> * Cautious open expect on Wall Street</p> <p> By Marc Jones<br /> LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - European shares edged up on<br /> Tuesday as data signalled the euro zone economy may be<br /> stabilising at a weak level, and the euro held steady while<br /> commodity markets were largely subdued as investors sat on<br /> recent gains.<br /> The data was mixed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/global-markets-shares-recover-euro-steady-euro-zone-data-stabil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Currency Economic history Economy of the European Union Euro European Union Foreign exchange market Japanese yen Person Career Quotation Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:53:13 +0000 5731498 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. stocks fall from 5-year high; euro rises http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/global-markets-us-stocks-fall-5-year-high-euro-rises <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Wall Street shares dial back from 5-year high</p> <p>* Euro rises on bets ECB might leave rates alone</p> <p>* Oil prices slip with stocks, growth view caps losses</p> <p>* Dollar pulls back from 2-1/2-year high versus yen</p> <p>By Richard Leong</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Wall Street stock prices<br /> retreated from five-year highs on Monday, while the euro rose<br /> against the dollar on bets the European Central Bank might<br /> refrain from signaling more interest rate cuts on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/global-markets-us-stocks-fall-5-year-high-euro-rises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Company Location Dow Jones Industrial Average Economic consequences of the 2006 Thai coup d'├ętat Economic history Economics Economy of the European Union Euro European Union Foreign exchange market Futures contract Labor Late-2000s financial crisis Late-2000s recession in Europe Law Person Career Person Location Quotation Stock market Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:03:50 +0000 5731559 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-Doom scenario far-fetched but euro gloom to deepen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-doom-scenario-far-fetched-euro-gloom-deepen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Social cohesion to be tested as debt strains take toll</p> <p>* Greece under microscope; some worry over Spain</p> <p>* Welfare state cushions pain but long-term cost is high</p> <p>By Alan Wheatley</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - It would be fair to say that U.S.<br /> hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass does not expect the explosion in<br /> global debt in recent years to turn out well.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-doom-scenario-far-fetched-euro-gloom-deepen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Company Location Contact Details Economic history Economics Economy of the European Union Euro Humanities Late-2000s financial crisis Law Man Made Disaster Person Career Person Location Quotation Technology Unemployment Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:59 +0000 5731572 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares tick lower ahead of earnings, euro steady http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/global-markets-shares-tick-lower-ahead-earnings-euro-steady <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* US stocks down ahead of earnings, profits seen limp<br /> * Euro zone data points to stabilization of weak economy<br /> * Dollar falls vs yen after sharp, rapid rise<br /> * Oil edges higher; copper ticks lower</p> <p> By Ryan Vlastelica<br /> NEW YORK, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Global shares fell on Tuesday,<br /> with U.S. investors cautious ahead of an earnings season<br /> expected to show sluggish growth in corporate profits.<br /> European shares were flat as data showed the euro zone<br /> economy may be stabilizing, though at a weak level.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/global-markets-shares-tick-lower-ahead-earnings-euro-steady" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economic history Economics Economy of the European Union Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:30:23 +0000 5731689 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares down ahead of earnings, yen stronger http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/global-markets-shares-down-ahead-earnings-yen-stronger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* US stocks down ahead of earnings, profits seen limp * Dollar falls vs yen after sharp, rapid rise * Euro zone data points to stabilization of weak economy * Brent oil edges higher; gold also rises By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Global shares fell on Tuesday, with U.S. investors cautious ahead of an earnings season expected to show sluggish growth in corporate profits. The dollar paused a sharp rally against the yen that has boosted it almost 12 percent in less than two months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/global-markets-shares-down-ahead-earnings-yen-stronger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dow Jones & Company Economic history Economy of the European Union Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:15:07 +0000 5731738 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares down ahead of earnings, bonds rise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/global-markets-shares-down-ahead-earnings-bonds-rise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* US stocks down ahead of earnings, profits seen limp * Dollar falls vs yen after sharp, rapid rise * Euro zone data points to stabilization of weak economy * Brent oil edges higher; gold also rises By Ryan Vlastelica and Herbert Lash NEW YORK, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Global shares fell and bond prices rose on Tuesday, with investors cautious ahead of a U.S. earnings season expected to show sluggish growth in quarterly corporate profits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/global-markets-shares-down-ahead-earnings-bonds-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economic history Economy of the European Union Euro Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:45:37 +0000 5731833 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares, dollar down ahead of earnings, bonds rise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/global-markets-shares-dollar-down-ahead-earnings-bonds-rise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.S. stocks fall ahead of earnings, profits seen soft * Dollar falls vs yen after sharp, rapid rise * Euro zone data points to stabilization of weak economy * Brent oil edges higher; gold also rises By Ryan Vlastelica and Herbert Lash NEW YORK, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Global shares fell and bond prices rose on Tuesday, with investors cautious ahead of a U.S. earnings season expected to show sluggish growth in quarterly corporate profits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/global-markets-shares-dollar-down-ahead-earnings-bonds-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Currency Economic history Economy of the European Union Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 22:00:04 +0000 5731866 at http://www.globalpost.com