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Gold holds above 5-1/2-year low, eye on Fed rates

Gold hovered just above its lowest level since 2010 on Monday, struggling to move higher as the market reckons the US Federal Reserve is moving closer to raising interest rates. The Fed will hold a two-day meeting that ends on Wed

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S Korea cuts rates as Mers clouds outlook

A deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) forced South Korea's central bank to cut interest rates on Thursday as authorities reported 14 new cases. Worry in South Korea about the outbreak has been reflected

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S Korea cuts rates as Mers clouds outlook

A deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) forced South Korea's central bank to cut interest rates on Thursday as authorities reported 14 new cases. Worry in South Korea about the outbreak has been reflected

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Iranian banks to cut rates after inflation plunge

Iranian banks agreed on Saturday to cut deposit and lending rates, the head of Iran's largest commercial bank said, after a sharp fall of inflation gave policymakers more room to pursue faster economic growth. "The direct

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Financial profiles of banks to strengthen in 2015

The standalone creditworthiness of banks across the globe will continue to stabilise in 2015, a report said. At the same time, the number of negative banking system outlooks has risen, primarily reflecting the potential for a decl

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Rising interest rates may revive Islamic commodity deals

A return to an era of higher interest rates could derail attempts by Islamic finance to create alternatives to a short-term funding instrument that has dominated the industry, but which some scholars and regulators want to see replaced.

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Indian central bank eases rules to spur lending

India's central bank governor Raghuram Rajan eased rules to spur bank lending and toned down his inflation rhetoric in moves set to be welcomed by a new pro-business government determined to revive economic growth. The Reserve

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Bahrain PM urges banks' rate monitoring

Bahrain's Prime Minister has urged banks in the kingdom to monitor loan interest rates rigorously to serve customers fairly, a report in the Gulf Daily News said. His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa affirme

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ECB says no urgent need to cut rates further

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi sees no urgent need to cut the euro zone's main interest rate further and no signs of deflation, he said in an interview published on Saturday. While the euro zone crisis has

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Dubai Investments sees $300m sukuk by year-end

Dubai Investments aims to raise $300 million from a debut sale of Islamic bonds by the end of 2013 after delaying a similar plan early this year due to rising interest rates, its chief executive said. The conglomerate, which has i

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