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European Markets Poised For Higher Open After Fed Decision
The European markets are poised for a higher open on Thursday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve Wednesday reiterated its pledge to keep interest rates low for a "considerable time.
PRECIOUS-Gold skids to 8-1/2 month low on US rate hike fears  Reuters Africa
Stock Markets Rise As Fed Keeps Rate Pledge  Sky News   Related articles »  
Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, a chef walks in the headquarter campus of Alibaba Group in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province.
Alibaba Set to Price IPO Shares Amid Investor Frenzy  NDTV
Alibaba chief Jack Ma disappoints investors with London no-show
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Topix Rises to Six-Year High as Yen Tumbles After Fed
Japan's Topix index closed at a six-year high as the yen tumbled after the Federal Reserve raised its estimates for interest rates.
Nikkei rises to new eight-month high as weak yen powers exporters; Sony dives  Economic Times
Tokyo stocks open 0.93pc higher as yen plunges  Business Recorder
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Whither Japan Stocks: Heeding Jim Rogers: As Dollar/Yen Heads Toward 110 ...
Investment guru Jim Rogers seems not to have lost his touch. Interviewed by a Nihon Keizai Shimbun blogger this week, the 72 year old now Singapore resident spoke of having made a 180 degree change in this investment strategy.
Japan's frail business mood, exports show economy straining under tax hike  Baltimore Sun
Japan exports hit by weak US shipments, sap recovery  Irish Times
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Bill Passed to Avert Government Shutdown by U.S. House of Representatives
On Wednesday, lawmakers approved the stop-gap measure that prevents the October 1st shutdown of the government. The bill also allows the United States Export and Import Bank to continue operating for the next nine months.
Our View: Vote to reauthorize Ex-Im Bank
UPDATE 2-US House passes bill to avert govt shutdown, extend Export-Import ...  Reuters
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Draghi's Trillion-Euro Journey Starts Today
Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, has warned of a deflationary spiral of falling prices and household postponing spending.
EBRD Joins Calls for More ECB Action to Boost Economy  Wall Street Journal
ECB To Dish Out First Round New Ultra-long Loans To Boost Lending  Business Insider
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Pier 1 income short of forecasts
FORT WORTH, Texas - Pier 1 Imports Inc. (PIR) on Wednesday reported net income of $9.2 million in its fiscal second quarter. The company, based in Fort Worth, Texas, said it had profit of 10 cents per share.
Pier 1 Imports posts lower profit  Dallas Morning News
Pier 1 Imports shares fall 11%  KETK
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Risky market bets putting global economy in jeopardy, warns IMF
The global economy faces a growing risk from big financial market bets that could quickly unravel if investors get spooked by geopolitical tensions or a shift in US interest rate policy, the International Monetary Fund has said.
Meidell: International Monetary Fund forecasts gloomy  Reno Gazette Journal
IMF warns of risks from 'excessive' financial market bets  Economic Times
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Bayer Plans Stock-Market Listing for Plastics Unit
Bayer AG plans to spin off its plastics unit, accelerating its retreat from the chemicals industry after 151 years to focus on more lucrative life-sciences businesses.
Bayer plans board meeting Thursday morning -source  Reuters
Bayer Board Plans To Float MaterialScience As Separate Company - Quick Facts  RTT News
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Ericsson to shut modem business, expects savings
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ericsson, the world's top mobile network equipment market, will stop developing modems, it said on Thursday, shutting a loss-making unit it took on after joint venture partner STMicroelectronics pulled out a year ago.
Ericsson discontinues development of modems - shifts part of investment into ...  MarketWatch
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