Markets Spectator

Hong Kong stocks end 1.09% higher

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Bargain buying, Wall Street rally lift Hang Seng, Shanghai Composite edges down.

European stocks open sharply stronger

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London FTSE, French CAC, German DAX jump in line with global rally.

Rouble firms ahead of Putin conference

Unit lifts further from Tuesday's record low following oil price rise, central bank measures.

Tokyo stocks soar, end 2.32% stronger

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Wall Street rally, weaker yen boost Nikkei sentiment.

Aust dollar nears US81c on US rate talk

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Federal Reserve outlook fuels speculation of a rate increase next year.

Stocks add 1% amid global rally

US Federal Reserve's pledge to keep interest rates low sends global stockmarkets higher.

Aust dollar still weaker at noon

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Local currency regains little ground from fresh four-and-a-half year low after Fed call.

Sharemarket soars 1.7% at noon

Surging energy, mining sectors add to local rally; Wall St gains buoys market.

Tokyo stocks open almost 2% higher

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Nikkei 225 rallies as US dollar slumps against the yen, US Fed buoys Wall Street.

Aust stocks open 0.7% higher

Local market follows Wall Street higher as US Fed flags patience on rate moves.

Gold fluctuates after Fed statement

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Investors uncertain on Fed intentions, push precious metal marginally higher.

Wall Street surges almost 2% on Fed

US stocks rally at close after US Federal Reserve strikes cautious tone on rates.

Scoreboard: Patient Fed

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The Federal Reserve indicated it's in no hurry to raise rates, while a fall in US consumer prices fuelled a rally on Wall Street.

Oil prices pare gains after 4% jump

Oil prices climb as bargain-hunters move in, US dollar strength caps gains.

Aust stocks set to open stronger

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Local market tipped to open in the black on back of positive moves on Wall Street overnight.

Aust dollar slumps on Yellen comments

Local unit hits new four-year low as traders weigh future rate moves from the Fed.

Iron ore sinks to new five-year low

Commodity limps towards end of tumultuous year, now down 12% in fourth quarter.

European stocks steady at close

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Investors cautious ahead of Fed call as wild oil price fluctuations continue.

Russia races to halt run on rouble

Moscow sells billions' worth of reserves to prop up currency, rouble jumps 10%.

German businesses warn over rouble's plunge

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Business group warns against 'schadenfreude', says exporters will feel pain.