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U.S. factory production accelerates in sign of economy's strength

U.S. manufacturing output recorded its largest increase in nine months in November as production expanded across the board, pointing to underlying strength in the economy.

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China's rate-cut likely to hurt banks, curb new loans to small borrowers

China's latest interest rate cut is set to dent the profitability of domestic lenders, especially mid-sized banks, which are already suffering from higher bad loans and a slowdown in profit growth.

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PBOC cuts benchmark interest rates

Recently released Chinese data suggest a grim economic outlook for the country. Foreign direct investment has been consistently declining; consumer price index showed some stability this month but remained below 2 percent, flash manufacturing PMI also declined in November and gross domestic product fell to its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, registering 7.3 percent year-on-year expansion in the third quarter.

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U.S. Fed awards $163.03 billion reverse repos Thursday

The Federal Reserve awarded $163.03 billion in overnight fixed-rate reverse repurchase agreements on Thursday at an interest rate of 0.07 percent to 44 bidders, according to the New York Federal Reserve website.

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U.S. underlying inflation rising; economy firming broadly

Underlying inflation pressures rose in October, even as falling gasoline prices kept overall U.S. consumer prices in check, bolstering expectations of a mid-2015 interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve.

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Fed awards $219 billion of term deposits

The Federal Reserve awarded $219.114 billion of seven-day term deposits to banks, a record amount, at a test auction held on Monday, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

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U.S. Fed frets over strong dollar, global woes: minutes

Federal Reserve officials want to tie an interest-rate rise to U.S. economic progress, but the minutes of their last policy meeting show they are struggling with how to come to grips with the dual threats of a stronger dollar and a global slowdown.

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Business spending, exports spur big bounce in U.S. economy

The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in 2-1/2 years in the second quarter with all sectors contributing to the jump in output in a bullish signal for the remainder of the year.

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IMF warns of risks from 'excessive' financial market bets

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 U.S. interest rate policy, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

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Federal Reserve signals faster but still slow path for rate rises

Federal Reserve officials nudged their expected path of interest rate increases higher on Wednesday, but did little to change the outlook for a long slow climb back up to normal monetary policy.

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ECB reduces amount of banks' crisis loan payments but urges them to pay next week

The European Central Bank's attempt to reduce the excess liquidity levels of banks in the financial system had prompted the central bank to call on banks it had loaned to repay its debts at a reduced rate.

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Chinese central bank tightens money supply

The People's Bank of China had undertaken a program of lowering money supply to avoid further inflation, but this may lead to lack of financial support

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Dutch Rabobank to settle claims of yen manipulation

Nearly USD1 billion would be the settlement amount to be paid by Rabobank for allegations of interest rate manipulation for the Japanese yen.

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Senate to improve student loan rates with new bipartisan deal

Senate, backed by President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, approved the bipartisan deal that would reverse spike in student interest loans.

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China's central bank announces interest rate reform

China's central bank announced interest rate reform.

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