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  1. Old Mother DollarRead the original story w/Photo

    3 min ago | Seeking Alpha

    The pestilence of the wholesale "money" system, the eurodollar standard if you will, is that the "dollar" is no longer anything like one and that these "markets" for it are not directly observable. That leaves observers and interested parties to gloss and gleam related second or third hand accounts, hopefully piecing together the right parts at the right time enough to elicit the right theory.


  2. Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street declineRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | Park Record

    Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street slid and South Korea reported factory output contracted, while markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for a holiday. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index rose 0.1 percent to 16,192.15 points, Taipei gained 0.5 percent to 9,012.64 and Sydney and Jakarta also rose.


  3. USDA To Re-Survey Operators With Unharvested Small GrainsRead the original story

    5 min ago | Agri Marketing

    SURVEY OPERATORS WITH UNHARVESTED SMALL GRAINS Oct. 1, 2014 Source: USDA news release USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service will re-contact small grain growers in eight states who reported unharvested acreage in the survey NASS conducted earlier this month. Operators will be asked to verify and update, if necessary, the acreage, yield, and production for barley, oats, Durum wheat and other spring wheat.


  4. 5 Takeaways From BOJ Tankan SurveyRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | Wall Street Journal

    A surprisingly positive Bank of Japan tankan survey of business sentiment will likely lessen pressure on the central bank to add to its already massive monetary stimulus. The closely watched quarterly poll of about 10,000 companies, released Wednesday, comes after a succession of poor indicators stoked concerns that an April sales tax increase may have caused serious damage to the Japanese economy, just as it was picking up speed under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's pro-growth policies.


  5. Currencies: Crude oil rebounds slightly after overnight slumpRead the original story

    1 hr ago | MarketWatch

    Crude-oil futures rebounded modestly in Asian trading hours Wednesday after an overnight sell-off that pushed prices to their lowest in more than a year. Nymex WTI crude posted a 13.49% decline for the quarter ended Sept.


  6. NZ shares rise as investors chase yieldRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    Over the past quarter the benchmark index has gained some 2.2 per cent, as the re-election of the National government gave investors confidence the regulatory environment would remain the same. The market was further supported by demand for high-dividend yielding stocks in a global environment where interest rates remain low.


  7. Pros And Cons Of The American Capital Agency Switch To Monthly DividendsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Seeking Alpha

    Monthly dividends will not hide the risks of the highly leveraged MBS portfolio game, but the monthly NAVs will give early warning of earnings and book value surprises. Tuesday, September 30, mortgage REIT American Capital Agency Corp. announced that starting in November, investors will receive monthly dividend payments.


  8. How Green Was My Market?Read the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Seeking Alpha

    The time may soon be here where investors are once again rewarded for carrying out a thoughtful and deliberate portfolio construction process. "Never mind what you feel.


  9. Daily Round Up 9/30/14: KIN, MVC, CONN, AGCORead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | Seeking Alpha

    Tables of the top insider purchases and sales filed with the SEC on 9/30/14, based on dollar value. Dollar value is only one metric to assess the significance of an insider transaction, but when high dollar value intersects with significance it spotlights a stock investors should take the time to consider.


  10. U.S. Stocks And Ebola: A Risk Without PrecedentRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | Seeking Alpha

    Despite minimal risks of spreading, it remains worthwhile to closely examine the effects from an ebola outbreak starting to spread in the U.S. Markets have shown resilience during past pandemics, but the nature of this virus is different than those that have come before. Ebola virus in Dallas on Tuesday.


  11. Manufacturing industry shows robust growth againRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago |

    Investec's Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 55.7 in September from August's 15-year high of 57.3 Manufacturing activity expanded solidly in September, as firms stocked up on inventories in anticipation of a further rise in new orders in the coming months. The Investec Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 55.7 in September from August's 15-year high of 57.3 but stayed far above the 50 line denoting growth.


  12. Qatar stocks end month with modest gains, market cap touches QR736bnRead the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | The Peninsula

    DOHA: Qatar stocks ended the month on a moderate gain, after the market witnessed a major pull back from third week of September. The month that saw the benchmark index hitting its record high of 14,350 by the third week, crashed to 13,728 points yesterday, but gaining 131.65 points, or 0.97 points, compared to the previous month.


  13. Barnes & Noble Is Getting Back On Its FeetRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | Seeking Alpha

    Barnes & Noble's share price has gone up by 36% year-to-date. The company is presently in a turnaround phase and these efforts are now stabilizing the business operations.


  14. Cedi Rebound - What's The Plan?Read the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago |

    It should be fair to say that many are heaving a sigh of relief following the recent performance of our dear cedi. The local currency has held its own against the dollar and the other major trading currencies.


  15. Manufacturing activity adds to growth worriesRead the original story

    32 min ago |

    CHINA'S manufacturing activity came in below initial expectations last month, HSBC said yesterday, adding to pressure for Beijing to address slowing growth in the second-largest economy. The British bank's final purchasing managers' index , which tracks activity in China's factories and workshops, came in at 50.2 for September.


  16. Worst quarter in three years at JSERead the original story

    33 min ago |

    AFRICA'S largest stock index rounded off the worst quarter in three years yesterday as investors continued to pull out of emerging markets in anticipation of higher interest rates from the US Federal Reserve. The FTSE/JSE all share index fell 0.07 percent to 49 336.31 by the close, bringing its decline in the three months to September to 3.2 percent, the biggest fall since the third quarter of 2011.


  17. Australia shares close 0.8 pct higher as battered banks bounceRead the original story

    34 min ago | Reuters

    Australian shares added 0.8 percent on Wednesday, supoorted by a rebound in recently battered banking stocks, though sentiment remained fragile on softer-than-expected retail sales data and weakness on Wall Street. The S&P/ASX 200 index climbed 41.3 points to 5,334.1 at the close of trade.


  18. Asian shares slip as Hong Kong unrest saps confidenceRead the original story

    38 min ago |

    Asian shares got off on the back foot on Wednesday as continued civil unrest in Hong Kong sapped confidence, while the dollar index was in sight of a four-year high after marking its best quarterly gain in six years. Trading in Asia was expected to be more subdued than usual, with China closed for National Day and investors warily monitoring developments in Hong Kong's pro-democracy unrest, as thousands of protesters stepped up pressure on the city's pro-Beijing government.


  19. Factories expand at slowest pace this year in SeptemberRead the original story

    41 min ago |

    Factory activity expanded at its slowest pace in nine months in September as growth in new orders slowed, dragging on overall output, a business survey showed on Wednesday. The HSBC Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index , compiled by Markit, fell to 51.0 in September from 52.4 in August but sustained above the 50 mark for the eleventh month.


  20. Irish manufacturing grows robustly again in Sept - PMIRead the original story

    48 min ago | West Australian

    Irish manufacturing activity expanded solidly in September, a survey showed on Wednesday, as firms stocked up on inventories in anticipation of a further rise in new orders in the coming months. Ireland's economy is set to grow almost 5 percent this year, far more than much of the struggling euro zone.