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Asian stocks steady on robust US data, dollar extends gains
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks were steady on Wednesday after strong U.S. housing data lifted Wall Street shares, helping nudge Treasury yields higher and keeping the dollar to extend gains against the euro and yen.
Dollar Hits Multi-Month Highs as US Econ Seen Improving  NASDAQ
Dollar hits multi-month highs in Asia on upbeat US data  Zee News
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Standard Chartered pays $300m over money laundering failures
Standard Chartered has been fined $300m (�181m) and agreed to cut off dealings with certain customers for failings that could have seen the bank process illegal transactions from sanctioned states.
HK Monetary Authority Loses Sleep Over NY Regulator  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Standard Chartered Hit $300m For Lax Controls  Sky News
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Apple shares close over $100, all-time high before iPhone 6 launch
Published 20/08/2014 | 07:47. 0 Comments; Share. Apple Inc. Apple shares closed at their highest ever level ahead of the company's iPhone 6 launch next month.
Apple shares close at all-time high weeks before iPhone 6 launch  CNET
Apple shares hit record highs amid new product rumours  The Australian Financial Review
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U.S. stocks ended higher Tuesday
U.S. stocks ended higher Tuesday after positive economic data and strong earnings results from Home Depot Inc. and TJX Cos. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 80.85 points, or 0.48%, to 16919.59.
Home Depot Profits Shine; Stock Still Undervalued  Barron's
India Morning Call-Global Markets  Reuters
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US homebuilder confidence index rises in August
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident in their sales prospects headed into next year, a sign that home construction and sales of newly built homes may pick up after stalling this summer.
July building hits high levels  Albany Times Union
Construction of new homes hits eight-month high in July  Los Angeles Times
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Carlsberg's Russia Difficulties Deepen as Heineken Profit Gains
Carlsberg A/S (CARLB), Russia's biggest brewer, cut its full-year earnings outlook amid mounting economic difficulties in eastern Europe.
Carlsberg shares fall as Russian market woes hit brewer  Financial Times
European shares halt rebound; Carlsberg sinks  Reuters
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Don't count on US consumer to save economy
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (MarketWatch) - In spite of recent increases in employment, consumers are still reluctant to ramp up their purchases of goods and services.
Consumer price growth slows as energy costs decline  GazetteNET
US consumer price index rises just 0.1 percent in July on lower gas prices  Gant Daily
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BoE rate rise hinges on UK wages
A rate rise by the Bank of England now hinges on wage growth, according to experts. In the Bank's Inflation Report last week, governor Mark Carney acknowledged there had been �remarkable weakness� in wages, in spite of the apparently strong growth ...
Positive US jobs and inflation data ease investor's worries  The Globe and Mail
British inflation drops to 1.6pc as BoE curbs rate rise  Irish Independent
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Loan repayment is key to Market Basket sale
BOYCOTT: Market Basket customers and employees picket outside Market Basket's Tewksbury headquarters as the future of the grocery chain is still uncertain.
Market Basket's competing philosophies a hot topic in business circles  Nashua Telegraph
No progress evident in Market Basket standoff  Boston Globe
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Glencore plans $1bn share buyback
The payment was announced alongside half-year figures that beat analysts' expectations due to a strong performance from Glencore's marketing arm.
Glencore launches $1 billion share buyback, beats profit forecast  Reuters
Glencore Swings To Profit  Wall Street Journal
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