Catalan Leader Fails to Renounce Secession Bid, Demands Talks With Madrid
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Catalonia's leader failed to renounce his push for secession and said the Catalan parliament might formally declare independence if the central government didn't sit down to talks.
China Leans on Old Habits to Reach 6.8% Growth
The Chinese economy expanded at a robust 6.8% pace in the third quarter, meeting market expectations, as traditional growth drivers such as manufacturing and exports gained steam.
Dr. Copper Needs Lessons in Chinese Medicine
Copper is testing three-year highs and the Dow has just broken 23000. Is global growth about to go through the roof? Unlikely: take a closer look at China.
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Stocks Flat After Wall Street Records
Stocks around the world edged lower as a mixed batch of earnings reports cut into a rally that has taken major bourses to multiyear highs.
Bank of Korea Keeps Base Rate Unchanged
The Bank of Korea kept interest rates unchanged, sticking to a cautious stance amid geopolitical tensions over North Korea as it waits for further evidence of a firm economic recovery before it considers tightening policy.
Japan Trade Surplus Widens
Japan's trade surplus surged 38% from a year earlier, helped by strong overseas demand for semiconductors, data from Japan's finance ministry showed.
Australia Works to Get Unemployment Down to Four-Year Low
Australia's unemployment rate fell to a four-year low in September, adding to the biggest hiring surge in the period since the global financial crisis a decade ago.
Dow Closes Above 23000 for First Time
The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday closed above 23000 for the first time, driven by soaring shares of International Business Machines.
Fed's Beige Book: Economic Activity Grows Despite Hurricanes
Economic activity grew at a measured pace across the country in September and October, despite sector-wide disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the Southern and Eastern U.S., according to a new report from the Federal Reserve.
SEC Names J.P. Morgan Executive as Top Regulator of Exchanges
The SEC on Wednesday tapped J.P. Morgan Chase's top electronic-trading executive as a senior regulator, signaling an appetite for shaking up rules that are blamed for fragmenting trading across dozens of venues and fomenting the rise of high-frequency trading.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
October 19, 2017 05:15 ET (09:15 GMT)