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China's Central Bank Raises Market Rates Hours After Fed Move

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The People's Bank of China followed a U.S. interest-rate increase with one of its own to blunt the effect of the Federal Reserve move on the Chinese economy.

Five Questions for the European Central Bank's Policy Meeting

Investors will be looking for clues on when the ECB might phase out its bond-buying program and follow the Federal Reserve on the path toward higher interest rates.

Some Asian Financial Stocks Pressured by Fed Rate Increase

Declines in Asian financial stocks pressured some Asia-Pacific stock markets as investors reacted to the Federal Reserve's latest rate rise.

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Initial Coin Offerings Surge Past $4 Billion-and Regulators Are Worried

Money raised from initial coin offerings has surged past $4 billion for the first time, even as regulators world-wide have escalated warnings about the new form of corporate funding.

Fed Raises Rates, Sticks to Forecast for 2018 Increases

The Federal Reserve said it would raise short-term interest rates for the third time this year and remained on track to chart a similar path next year, signaling continuity as the central bank enters a leadership reshuffle.

Fed's Brainard: Many Discouraged Workers Have Come Off Sidelines

Federal Reserve governor Lael Brainard said today's strong job market has drawn many discouraged workers back into the labor force.

Yellen: No Big Differences Between Her, Powell on Bank Rules

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen doesn't expect the Fed will dramatically depart from its current course on bank rules after she leaves early next year.

Parsing the Fed: How the December Statement Changed from November

See exactly how the statement from Fed policy makers changed.

China Foreign Direct Investment Up 90.7% in November

Foreign direct investment in China surged 90.7% from a year earlier in November to 124.9 billion yuan ($18.9 billion), the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement Thursday.

Australian Job Creation Rises Sharply in November

Australia's economy added 61,600 jobs in November, extending a strong run of employment growth since the start of the year, fanned by upbeat business conditions.

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December 14, 2017 03:15 ET (08:15 GMT)