Aluminum in London retreated from an 18-month high as industrial metals declined after worse-than-expected manufacturing data from China, the biggest consumer.
MOSCOW Aug 21 (Reuters) - Russian food safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor will start conducting checks at McDonald's restaurants in the southern Krasnodar region next week, local watchdog official Irina Voronkova told Reuters.
U.S. stocks closed higher on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 shaking off a dip that came after Federal Reserve minutes indicated that policy makers talked at their last meeting about a sooner-than-anticipated hike to interest rates.
The dollar extended its gains against the yen during Asian trading Thursday after the minutes of the latest meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee sounded a more hawkish tone.
The annual August summits of the world's top central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, have a dramatic mountain backdrop, but the conference titles are not exactly works of blockbuster film writers.