Global Markets Fall as Investors Await Comey Testimony
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Global shares extended declines on Tuesday, as investors braced for former FBI Director James Comey's testimony about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. A stronger yen against the dollar hurt Tokyo stocks.
Reserve Bank of Australia Keeps Cash Rate Target at 1.50%
Australia's central bank left interest rates on hold, as expected, indicating it remains satisfied with the progress of the economy and that inflation remains on track to gain speed over time.
Australia Posts 1Q Current Account Deficit
Australia posted a current-account deficit in the first quarter, falling well short of the expectations of some economists for a surplus, the first since 1975.
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India Likely to Leave Interest Rates Unchanged
India's central bank will likely leave its key rates unchanged this week and may indicate it is getting more comfortable with inflation levels in Asia's third-largest economy.
Goodfriend's Views on Negative Rates, Quantitative Easing Could Clash With Fed
If he becomes a Federal Reserve governor, Marvin Goodfriend could try to change the central bank's playbook for dealing with downturns.
White House to Nominate Joseph Otting as Comptroller of the Currency
President Donald Trump will nominate Joseph Otting to a post overseeing federally chartered banks, a move that would place a former banker in a key regulatory role.
Sugar Bounces Back on Hopes for End to U.S.-Mexico Trade Dispute
Sugar prices rebounded Monday from eight consecutive sessions of drops, buoyed by expectations that the U.S. and Mexico would soon reach an agreement on sugar exports.
Venezuela Tries to Resell $5 Billion of Bonds at Deep Discount
Venezuela is attempting to resell at a deep discount $5 billion of bonds it originally issued in December through a Chinese brokerage.
Qatar Stocks, Bonds Hit by Diplomatic Row With Other Arab States
Qatari stocks tumbled on Monday and its bond yields rose after Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern nations cut diplomatic and transport links to Doha, raising concerns about the economic impact on this Persian Gulf state.
U.S. Productivity Flat in First Quarter
U.S. worker productivity was flat in the first quarter, an upward revision from the previous estimate, but still another sign of sluggishness during the eight-year old expansion.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
June 06, 2017 03:15 ET (07:15 GMT)