Thursday, August 30, 2012


  • Chances of Fed QE3 dims for investors and economists

    LONDON/BANGALORE (Reuters) - Investors and economists have become far more skeptical over the past two weeks that the Federal Reserve will announce a new round of bond purchases at its September meeting, according to Reuters polls over the last ...

  • Thomson Reuters Partners with Leading North American Universities to ...

    Philadelphia, PA, August 30, 2012 - The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced it joined forces with several North American ...

  • Global shares, euro slip ahead of Bernanke speech

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks fell and the euro retreated on Thursday as investors pared back expectations that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will signal a new round of economic stimulus in a key address on Friday to central bankers.

  • Reuters Announces Reihan Salam to Write a Weekly Column

    NEW YORK, August 30, 2012 -Reuters today announced nonfiction writer and policy analyst Reihan Salam will write a weekly column for Reuters Opinion. Known as one of the most thoughtful and original conservative voices today, he is currently a policy ...

  • Iran doubles underground nuclear capacity: UN agency

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has doubled the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges it has in an underground bunker, a U.N. report said on Thursday, showing Tehran continued to develop its nuclear program despite Western pressure and the threat of an ...

  • Wall Street falls on eve of Bernanke speech

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks fell on Thursday after several days of muted trading as investors took a defensive posture before Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's much-awaited speech on Friday.

  • ANALYSIS-More ECB bond buys may need new cash-mopping tools

    ECB likely to keep sterilising any future bond purchases. * If forays aggressive, 1-week deposits may not be enough. * ECB bills would be most likely alternative.

  • Exclusive: Google, Apple CEOs in talks on patent issues

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc CEO Larry Page and Apple CEO Tim Cook have been conducting behind-the-scenes conversations about a range of intellectual property matters, including the ongoing mobile patent disputes between the companies, ...

  • DuPont selling car paint unit to Carlyle for $4.9 billion

    It is the twelfth private equity deal in 2012 for Carlyle, which leads in the league table of buyouts so far this year, boasting a total transaction volume of $15.3 billion, according to Thomson Reuters data. DuPont's performance coatings business ...

  • Federal court blocks Texas voter ID law

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal court on Thursday blocked a Texas law that would require voters to show photo identification before casting ballots, saying the measure would likely curtail the ability of minorities to vote in the November 6 ...

  • Barclays investment bankers prepare for revolution

    LONDON (Reuters) - A promised return to stability for scandal-hit Barclays is the last thing its shamed investment bank can expect from a cultural revolution likely to bring battles over power and pay.

  • Romney speech to Republican convention will be defining moment

    Biggest TV audience to date for Romney. * He has hard act to follow after wife Ann. * Big speech culminates Tampa convention. By Steve Holland.

  • Oil companies recover from Isaac, one refinery flooded

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Most oil and gas companies prepared their U.S. Gulf region installations on Thursday for a gradual restart in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, while one Louisiana refinery reported flooding and workers scrambled to prevent damage.

  • Fewer than 7 percent of Lonmin workers report for duty

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Fewer than 7 percent of Lonmin's 28,000-strong South African workforce reported for duty on Thursday as the platinum producer held talks with warring unions, attempting to cool tensions and bring people back to work.

  • Syrian refugees strain Jordan's dusty desert camp

    ZAATARI, Jordan (Reuters) - At a dust-blown refugee camp in the Jordanian desert, Ayham Qaddah hugs the only member of his immediate family to survive the rocket which struck his home in Syria's southern province of Deraa, killing his wife and three sons.

  • India FIMMDA-Thomson Reuters-MIFOR for six mths 7.67 pct

    The FIMMDA-Thomson Reuters Mumbai rupee overnight offered rate(MITOR) based on the cash-spot dollar rupee premium was 7.87 percent on Thursday.

  • Robin Roberts says "see you later" to GMA audiences

    (Reuters) - "Good Morning America" television host Robin Roberts bid farewell to audiences on Thursday ahead of a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder that is expected to keep her off the air for several months.

  • Funds turn slightly more bullish, buy more stocks

    LONDON (Reuters) - Global investors, most of whom do not expect more monetary stimulus from the U.S. Federal reserve this year, edged towards more risky assets in August, encouraged by ECB plans to tackle the euro zone crisis and signs of improvement ...

  • MONEY MARKETS-US rates little changed before Bernanke

    Futures show view of Fed holding rates into 2015 * Fund managers pare chances on QE3-Reuters poll * U.S. repo rate ticks up before supply settlement By Richard Leong NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Short-term U.S. interest rates were little changed on ...

  • Consumer spending posts biggest rise in five months

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Consumer spending got off to a fairly firm start in the third quarter, rising by the most in five months and offering hope economic growth would pick up this quarter.

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