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  • Dollar hits six-year peak vs yen, stocks rally

    Dollar hits six-year peak vs yen, stocks rally
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar hit a more than six-year peak against the yen on Thursday on data showing U.S. jobless claims fell more than expected last week, while global equity markets rallied after the Federal Reserve renewed a pledge to keep interest rates low.
  • Wall Street sees holes in Fed's new policy-tightening plan

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - No sooner did the Federal Reserve reveal its plan for eventually tightening U.S. monetary policy than many on Wall Street flagged problems with the mechanics of the strategy, and said more adjustments would have to come. Some...

    Monitise shares tumble as Visa explores options for stake

    Monitise shares tumble as Visa explores options for stake
    (Reuters) - Monitise Plc lost more than a third of its market value after Visa Inc, its biggest customer, revealed plans to divest its stake in the company and pursue development of its own mobile payment systems. Visa, the world's largest credit and...

    Swiss central bank ready to act 'immediately' as deflation risks resurface

    By Alice Baghdjian ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's central bank vowed to vigorously defend a three-year-old cap on the Swiss franc which has come under pressure from a recent appreciation of the currency, but it stopped short of announcing concrete new...

    Stocks creep higher after jobless claims drop

    NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market headed up in early Thursday trading as investors received more encouraging news on the economy. The slight gains come a day after the Federal Reserve signaled that it's in no rush to raise interest rates. KEEPING...