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  1. EMERGING MARKETS-Latam assets eye first quarterly loss in over a year as Fed, China woes dampen outlook
    Reuters | 04:13 PM EDT

    EMERGING MARKETS-Latam assets eye first quarterly loss in over a year as Fed, China woes dampen outlook

  2. Fed doves, Fed hawks: US central bankers in their own words
    Reuters | 03:43 PM EDT

    - The labels "dove" and "hawk" have long been used by central bank watchers to describe the monetary policy leanings of policymakers, with a dove more focused on risks to the labor market and a hawk more focused on the threat of inflation.

  3. Ecuador posts 3.3% economic growth in second quarter -central bank
    Reuters | 01:55 PM EDT

    Ecuador's economy expanded by 3.3% in the second quarter of this year compared to the same three-month period last year, the central bank said on Friday, adding that 15 of 18 industrial sectors in the South American country reported growth. The bank said in a statement that the quarterly expansion was largely due to increased government and consumer spending.

  4. US inflation outlook brightens as underlying price pressures subside
    Reuters | 01:44 PM EDT

    Underlying U.S. inflation moderated in August, with the annual rise in prices excluding food and energy falling below 4.0% for the first time in more than two years, welcome news for the Federal Reserve as it ponders the monetary policy outlook.

  5. Fed's Williams says central bank may be done with rate rises
    Reuters | 12:57 PM EDT

    Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams said Friday the central bank may be done with rate rises as inflation pressures, while still elevated, are moving back toward the official 2% target. "My current assessment is that we are at, or near, the peak level of the target range for the federal funds rate," Williams said in a speech text.

  6. US STOCKS-S&P 500, Nasdaq gain as softer PCE data supports rate-pause hopes
    Reuters | 12:26 PM EDT

    * Nike (NKE) jumps on Q1 profit beat. * Aug PCE data softer than expected. * All three indexes set to log quarterly declines.

  7. Retail investors flock to bond ETFs in third quarter as prices slide
    Reuters | 11:56 AM EDT

    Investors continued piling into exchange-traded funds that track U.S. government debt in the third quarter, with retail investor flows hitting their highest level since the pandemic on bets that the Federal Reserve is done hiking rates.

  8. PRECIOUS-Gold set for monthly fall on Fed rate outlook
    Reuters | 11:45 AM EDT

    * Gold set to drop 4.3% in September. * PCE data shows inflation slowing. * Platinum, palladium eye quarterly gains. By Ashitha Shivaprasad. Gold prices extended declines on Friday and were on track for monthly and quarterly declines on expectations that the U.S. central bank may keep interest rates elevated for longer. Spot gold fell 0.5% to $1,855.95 per ounce by 11:20 a.m. EDT.

  9. GLOBAL MARKETS-Global stock index gains while Treasury yields, dollar dip after inflation data
    Reuters | 11:39 AM EDT

    MSCI'S global equities index rose on Friday while U.S. Treasury yields dipped with the dollar after encouraging inflation data from Europe and the United States boosted investor hopes that the Federal Reserve may be done with hiking interest rates.

  10. Dips in core and "supercore" inflation could bolster a Fed hold
    Reuters | 11:29 AM EDT

    A measure of inflation closely watched by the Federal Reserve has now averaged near the central bank's 2% target for the last three months, another step forward in the Fed's inflation battle and a sign that price increases have continued slowing despite better-than-expected job and economic growth.

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