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  • Dollar Climbs as Fed, Tax Reform News in Focus The dollar rose on Wednesday, as market focus is on further news on the potential appointment of a hawk as Federal Reserve chair as well as progress on U.S. tax reforms. The dollar index edged up 0.1 percent to 93.58, extending a rebound from Friday's 2 ½-week low of 92.749. It climbed as high as 93.729 the previous day. The euro was little changed against the dollar at $1.1757. U.S. Senate Republicans recently gained significant backing for a vote on a budget resolution that is crucial to President Donald Trump's hopes of signing tax reform legislation into law before January. Investors will also pay attention to the U.S. Beige Book data, with some likely to be cautious of purchasing dollars aggressively after weak U.S. inflation data. Trump has a pool of five candidates to choose from and is likely to announce his choice before going to Asia in early November, according to a source familiar with the matter. As the Federal ..

    Prime News: Dollar Climbs as Fed, Tax Reform News in Focus

    Dollar Climbs as Fed, Tax Reform News in Focus The dollar rose on Wednesday, as market focus is on further news on the potential appointment of a hawk as Federal Reserve chair as well as progress on U.S. tax reforms. The dollar index edged up 0.1 percent to 93.58, extending a rebound from Friday's 2 ½-week low of 92.749. It climbed as high as 93.729 the previous day. The euro was little changed against the dollar at $1.1757. U.S. Senate Republicans recently gained significant backing for a vote on a budget resolution that is crucial to President Donald Trump's hopes of signing tax reform legislation into law before January. Investors will also pay attention to the U.S. Beige Book data, with some likely to be cautious of purchasing dollars aggressively after weak U.S. inflation data. Trump has a pool of five candidates to choose from and is likely to announce his choice before going to Asia in early November, according to a source familiar with the matter. As the Federal ..
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  • U.S. Yields Mixed as Investors Focus on Wave of Data Releases U.S. Treasury yields had mixed results on Tuesday, as investors weighed in a new wave of economic data that were released throughout the day. Yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was lower at around 2.3 percent, while the 30-year Treasury bond, was up at 2.806 percent. Earlier, the yield on the two-year Treasury note reached a high of 1.55 percent, its peak level since November 2008, when the short-term bond yielded by as much as 1.6 percent. Data was a main driver in the direction of bond markets on Tuesday, with a whole slew of corporate financial reports expected to be published. America's import prices for September posted their biggest increase in over a year amid increasing fuel and food prices, but core imported inflation continued to be modest. The Labor Department reported that import prices increase 0.7 percent in the previous month, their biggest increase June 2016, after a 0.6 percent increase..

    Prime News: U.S. Yields Mixed as Investors Focus on Wave of Data Releases

    U.S. Yields Mixed as Investors Focus on Wave of Data Releases U.S. Treasury yields had mixed results on Tuesday, as investors weighed in a new wave of economic data that were released throughout the day. Yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was lower at around 2.3 percent, while the 30-year Treasury bond, was up at 2.806 percent. Earlier, the yield on the two-year Treasury note reached a high of 1.55 percent, its peak level since November 2008, when the short-term bond yielded by as much as 1.6 percent. Data was a main driver in the direction of bond markets on Tuesday, with a whole slew of corporate financial reports expected to be published. America's import prices for September posted their biggest increase in over a year amid increasing fuel and food prices, but core imported inflation continued to be modest. The Labor Department reported that import prices increase 0.7 percent in the previous month, their biggest increase June 2016, after a 0.6 percent increase..
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  • The day and new week kick off with data from New Zealand 2130 GMT - September services PMI, prior 57.3 2301 GMT - UK data - Rightmove house prices for October

    Economic data due from Asia today – China inflation the focus

    The day and new week kick off with data from New Zealand 2130 GMT - September services PMI, prior 57.3 2301 GMT - UK data - Rightmove house prices for October
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  • Over the past few years, Ford has been making some of the finest hot hatches on the market. With the respectable trio of the Fiesta ST, Focus ST, and Focus RS, Ford has really made a name for itself as a leader in the increasingly competitive sport compact segment.While these cars are fantastic in stock form, some tuners see room for more potential in both aesthetics and performance. Four different groups customized a unique Focus for Ford to bring to SEMA in Las Vegas later this year. Sadly, no custom Fiesta ST’s are present, presumably because that delightful hatch is on death row for the U.S. Ford claims to have the biggest OEM stand at SEMA and these hatchbacks will help to bring more excitement to the show floor. Here they are.Blood Type Racing Focus STGlenview, Ill.-based speed shop Blood Type Racing customized this Focus ST “for the modern enthusiast.” It has a Midnight Purple paint job along with a front splitter and rear wing by Rally Innovations, B-Forged 19-inch wheels, a..

    Check Out These Custom Ford Focus ST and RS Models Coming to SEMA

    Over the past few years, Ford has been making some of the finest hot hatches on the market. With the respectable trio of the Fiesta ST, Focus ST, and Focus RS, Ford has really made a name for itself as a leader in the increasingly competitive sport compact segment.While these cars are fantastic in stock form, some tuners see room for more potential in both aesthetics and performance. Four different groups customized a unique Focus for Ford to bring to SEMA in Las Vegas later this year. Sadly, no custom Fiesta ST’s are present, presumably because that delightful hatch is on death row for the U.S. Ford claims to have the biggest OEM stand at SEMA and these hatchbacks will help to bring more excitement to the show floor. Here they are.Blood Type Racing Focus STGlenview, Ill.-based speed shop Blood Type Racing customized this Focus ST “for the modern enthusiast.” It has a Midnight Purple paint job along with a front splitter and rear wing by Rally Innovations, B-Forged 19-inch wheels, a..
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  • It is a busy economic calendar today with the item of most note Australian home loans Home loans m/m, August - expected is 0.5%, prior was 2.9% Investment lending m/m,

    Australian data the focus on the eco calendar today – preview of housing finance

    It is a busy economic calendar today with the item of most note Australian home loans Home loans m/m, August - expected is 0.5%, prior was 2.9% Investment lending m/m,
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  • Liverpool midfielder Emre Can admits he is honoured by interest from Italian champions Juventus as uncertainty about his future continues.The Germany international is in the final nine months of his current deal at Anfield, making him eligible in January to sign a pre-contract for next summer with other clubs.Can insists he is concentrating on playing for Liverpool, for whom he has started five of seven Premier League matches this season as well as both Champions League group games, but is aware of the Serie A club’s desire to sign him.Fresh from a first ever goal for Germany, Emre Can explains why he's keen to add to his #LFC tally. ?? ?? https://t.co/wunQPAGtV6 pic.twitter.com/3aViV0ju8y— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 9, 2017“It’s always an honour to receive an offer from such a renowned club, but currently I am only focused on the season with Liverpool,” Can told German newspaper Kicker.“My agent takes care of the rest.“The Premier League is just a really cool league, the..

    Emre Can flattered by Juventus interest but insists his focus is on Liverpool

    Liverpool midfielder Emre Can admits he is honoured by interest from Italian champions Juventus as uncertainty about his future continues.The Germany international is in the final nine months of his current deal at Anfield, making him eligible in January to sign a pre-contract for next summer with other clubs.Can insists he is concentrating on playing for Liverpool, for whom he has started five of seven Premier League matches this season as well as both Champions League group games, but is aware of the Serie A club’s desire to sign him.Fresh from a first ever goal for Germany, Emre Can explains why he's keen to add to his #LFC tally. ?? ?? https://t.co/wunQPAGtV6 pic.twitter.com/3aViV0ju8y— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 9, 2017“It’s always an honour to receive an offer from such a renowned club, but currently I am only focused on the season with Liverpool,” Can told German newspaper Kicker.“My agent takes care of the rest.“The Premier League is just a really cool league, the..
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  • Some years ago, Lava's sub-brand Xolo started a process of reinvention with its premium line Black, and an in-house take on Android that it called Hive UI. While the company says that these efforts were met well, over time they petered out, and Indian brands like Xolo have largely been replaced by Chinese companies. On Wednesday, Xolo plans to launch a new lineup of phones that it hopes will bring the company back into the limelight. Towards that end, Xolo's trying to fix some of the missteps it made along the way, while retaining the bits that worked. Gadgets 360 sat down with Sunil Raina, Business Head, Xolo for an exclusive behind the scenes look at how it plans to turn things around, starting with what the company believes is crucial - user feedback.Raina says that to get started, the company carried out a survey of 700 people within its target group of 18-30 year old males to find out what features these users wanted from their phones."We wanted to focus on the camera ..

    Xolo Is Coming Back With a Focus on India’s True Love: Selfies

    Some years ago, Lava's sub-brand Xolo started a process of reinvention with its premium line Black, and an in-house take on Android that it called Hive UI. While the company says that these efforts were met well, over time they petered out, and Indian brands like Xolo have largely been replaced by Chinese companies. On Wednesday, Xolo plans to launch a new lineup of phones that it hopes will bring the company back into the limelight. Towards that end, Xolo's trying to fix some of the missteps it made along the way, while retaining the bits that worked. Gadgets 360 sat down with Sunil Raina, Business Head, Xolo for an exclusive behind the scenes look at how it plans to turn things around, starting with what the company believes is crucial - user feedback.Raina says that to get started, the company carried out a survey of 700 people within its target group of 18-30 year old males to find out what features these users wanted from their phones."We wanted to focus on the camera ..
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  • Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has a piece of advice for existing Windows Phone (and Windows 10 Mobile) users: move to Android or iOS, or any other platform that makes most sense for your use case. Over the weekend, Belfiore, who serves as a vice president for Windows 10 division at Microsoft, offered a rare public discussion from the company on where the company's mobile hardware ambition lies.In a series of tweets, Belfiore said that building new features for Windows Phone and launching new handsets are no longer a "focus" for the company. This is the first time a Microsoft executive has publicly admitted that the company is no longer pursuing any future with Windows 10 Mobile. Even as Microsoft hasn't launched any new Windows Phone handset in years, in a 2015 interview with Panos Panay, vice president of Microsoft who oversees devices, Wired's David Pierce had noted that the company was testing new devices. That interview spurred possibilities among Windows Phone enth..

    Joe Belfiore Says Building New Windows Phone Features, Handsets Not a Focus for Microsoft

    Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has a piece of advice for existing Windows Phone (and Windows 10 Mobile) users: move to Android or iOS, or any other platform that makes most sense for your use case. Over the weekend, Belfiore, who serves as a vice president for Windows 10 division at Microsoft, offered a rare public discussion from the company on where the company's mobile hardware ambition lies.In a series of tweets, Belfiore said that building new features for Windows Phone and launching new handsets are no longer a "focus" for the company. This is the first time a Microsoft executive has publicly admitted that the company is no longer pursuing any future with Windows 10 Mobile. Even as Microsoft hasn't launched any new Windows Phone handset in years, in a 2015 interview with Panos Panay, vice president of Microsoft who oversees devices, Wired's David Pierce had noted that the company was testing new devices. That interview spurred possibilities among Windows Phone enth..
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  • Google has revealed that it will be focusing on offline presence of the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones for the Indian market. The company stressed that the Indian consumers generally prefer purchasing premium devices only when they are able to experience it. Speaking with Gadgets 360 in an interaction following the launch, Rick Osterloh SVP Hardware and Mario Queiroz, VP, Product Management, Hardware at Google shared some insights that the company has learnt from the first generation Pixel devices.It's worth noting that the original Pixel smartphones were made available through online as well as offline channels in India. Though, the company seems determined to aggressively target the offline retailers this year with the new Pixel smartphones.On being asked about the low sales volume of the original Pixel smartphones in India, Queiroz started off by saying, "We learnt quite a bit with the first Pixel in India and one of the things we're doing is increasing our marke..

    Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Will Have an Offline Focus in India, Says Rick Osterloh

    Google has revealed that it will be focusing on offline presence of the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones for the Indian market. The company stressed that the Indian consumers generally prefer purchasing premium devices only when they are able to experience it. Speaking with Gadgets 360 in an interaction following the launch, Rick Osterloh SVP Hardware and Mario Queiroz, VP, Product Management, Hardware at Google shared some insights that the company has learnt from the first generation Pixel devices.It's worth noting that the original Pixel smartphones were made available through online as well as offline channels in India. Though, the company seems determined to aggressively target the offline retailers this year with the new Pixel smartphones.On being asked about the low sales volume of the original Pixel smartphones in India, Queiroz started off by saying, "We learnt quite a bit with the first Pixel in India and one of the things we're doing is increasing our marke..
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  • MEXICO: NAFTA Talks Focus Should Be Moved From U.S. Trade Deficit - Government Mexico's Economy Minister, Ildefonso Guajardo, said Wednesday that the focus of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) should be shifted from the United States trade deficit with Mexico and reinforce areas of opportunity for all the bloc's nations. In an interview with Televisa, the official said that "we cannot follow on this view that the sole measurable goal could be to reduce trade deficits." According to him, "to discuss [only] the deficit issue would generate a protectionist war that would dismantle the advances of the agreement." Guajardo also stressed that trade balances cannot be used as a target in public policy and, in any case, an eventual dissolution of NAFTA would only increase the U.S. deficit with Mexico. In the third round of NAFTA negotiations between Mexico, the United States and Canada, last week, negotiators made significant progress in ..

    MEXICO: NAFTA Talks Focus Should Be Moved From U.S. Trade Deficit – Government

    MEXICO: NAFTA Talks Focus Should Be Moved From U.S. Trade Deficit - Government Mexico's Economy Minister, Ildefonso Guajardo, said Wednesday that the focus of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) should be shifted from the United States trade deficit with Mexico and reinforce areas of opportunity for all the bloc's nations. In an interview with Televisa, the official said that "we cannot follow on this view that the sole measurable goal could be to reduce trade deficits." According to him, "to discuss [only] the deficit issue would generate a protectionist war that would dismantle the advances of the agreement." Guajardo also stressed that trade balances cannot be used as a target in public policy and, in any case, an eventual dissolution of NAFTA would only increase the U.S. deficit with Mexico. In the third round of NAFTA negotiations between Mexico, the United States and Canada, last week, negotiators made significant progress in ..
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