Asia stocks ease, dollar steadies after Fed-led losses
14:46, Feb 23, 2017
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MSCI's world stock index which tracks shares in 45 nations, rose 0.4 percent to 446.20, an all-time peak. Although nothing in the minutes directly suggested that a March rate hike is off the table, it appears that the markets have broadly interpreted the minutes to be less hawkish than the recent speculative build up had afforded. Far-right, anti-euro party leader Marine Le Pen increased her first-round lead, a new poll showed, but is still not expected to win the run-off.
In commodities, oil prices gained in early Asian trade after data from the American Petroleum Institute showed a surprise drop in US crude stocks last week.
But while some members of the Federal Open Market Committee judged that a tighter labor market could trigger price increases in the future, others argued that the threat of rapid inflation was not imminent.
The 0.5 percent decrease reported by Statistics Canada on Wednesday was worse than economists' expectations for sales to be unchanged.
"It's a battle between how quick OPEC can cut without shale catching up", said Tony Nunan, oil risk manager at Mitsubishi Corp in Tokyo.
Europe's benchmark index of 300 leading shares touched its highest since December 2015, ended up 0.6 per cent at 1,471.87 points.
He added: "There's also data coming in - there's spending data, there's inflation data, there's a big jobs report between now and the March meeting".
Earlier, the index lost as much as 0.15 percent.
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Paul Ashworth, chief USA economist at Capital Economics, said the "fairly soon"' phrase in the minutes "clearly leaves the door open to a March rate hike, although. we still think the Fed will delay until June".
Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said late on Monday she would be comfortable raising rates if the economy maintained its current performance.
The Fed has raised rates once in each of the last two years in a tentative sign of optimism on the economy.
"The unambiguously positive tone from Fed Chief Yellen last week and Philadelphia Fed President Harker on Monday seemingly displayed a keenness on pushing forward with raising rates on Monday".
Oil prices dipped. Brent crude, the global benchmark, traded at $US56.50 a barrel, down 17 cents.
German two-year yields hit a record low of minus 0.9 per cent while U.S. equivalents touched 1.24 per cent.
It traded in tight ranges against the yen and the euro, moving back above $1.05 against the single currency after a pledge of support for centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron from one rival soothed investor nerves about how France's presidential election might pan out. USA crude settled up 66 cents or 1.24 percent at $54.06.
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Jardim's team has momentum, confidence, skill, power and balance. "The old and young guys in the team played awesome ". Aguero led the club's Champions League to fight-back against Monaco on Tuesday, scoring two goals in the process.
FoodBev broke news of the initial £106 billion offer on Friday, which Unilever claimed grossly underestimated its total value. Switzerland's Nestle SA is also a "hot breakup candidate" or a company that could reshape its assets, he said.
As these protests take place all over the country on Monday, they act as reminders that Trump is only one person. She said politics is discussed more in her classrooms, but not too much "because it can lead to arguments".
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