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World stocks notch best day in 5 months; oil, govt bond yields up

(Updates prices) * Dollar near three-year high vs yen * U.S. stocks rally as Goldman posts solid Q3 profits * FTSE 100 recovers all ground lost in pandemic * Oil prices back near multi-year highs * Bitcoin within sight of record high By Koh Gui Qing NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Stocks surged globally on Friday in their best day in five months as st
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Factors to watch - October 17

DUBAI, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks notch best day in 5 months; oil, govt bond yields up * Oil prices rise to three-year high on back of supply defici

Philippine cbank chief signals policy tightening unlikely anytime soon

MANILA, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The Philippine central bank chief said on Sunday that domestic inflationary pressures were driven by supply-related factors that do not require monetary policy intervention, and that tightening policy too soon would be more harmful than waiting. Inflation Link slightly eased in September to 4.8% from a near three-year pea

Hindu group urges India to regulate platforms, cryptocurrency

MUMBAI, Oct 16 (Reuters) - A powerful right-wing Hindu group linked to India's ruling party has called for curbs on streaming platforms and cryptocurrencies, saying regulation was essential. "There is a need to regularise these things for the larger good of the society," said Mohan Bhagwat, head of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the ideological p
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Singapore says no disruption to electricity supply after power providers exit

SINGAPORE, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Singapore's energy regulator said on Saturday that it is working closely with retailers facing challenges from current volatile electricity prices and said there will be no disruption to their customers' electricity supply. Singapore's wholesale electricity market prices, which are determined every half-hour depending

Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 strikes Bali, kills three

JAKARTA, Oct 16 (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 struck Indonesia's Bali island on Saturday morning, killing at least three people, Indonesia's search and rescue agency said. The quake affected the Karangasem and Bangli districts on the eastern side of the tourist island and a search has been concluded, the agency said in a statement, but

Coal India curbs supplies to non-power customers, hitting industry

By Sudarshan Varadhan CHENNAI, Oct 14 (Reuters) - State-run Coal India Ltd COAL.NS has temporarily stopped auctioning coal to non-power customers and is also reducing contracted supplies, potentially hurting companies in other industries as India battles one of its worst power supply deficits in years. India is the world's second largest coal produ

Brazil sees better rains outlook in south-east, center-west in short term

(Refiles to fix typo in headline) RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Brazil's Mines and Energy Ministry said in a statement on Friday that it expects a higher volume of rains in south-east and center-west of the country in the short term. Brazil is facing one of its worst droughts in over 90 years, emptying hydroelectric reservoirs, hurting agricul

El Salvador sees greener crypto-currency mining in its future

SAN SALVADOR, Oct 15 (Reuters) - El Salvador's unfolding experiment as a first-adopter of the crytocurrency bitcoin could be increasingly powered by new streams of renewable energy, the chief of the country's hydroelectric commission told reporters on Friday. Energy-intensive cryptocurrency "mining" is done by computers, and has come under criticis

U.S. dollar net long bets still elevated, steady from last week -CFTC, Reuters

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) - U.S. dollar net longs were little changed from the previous week, according to Reuters calculations and Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday, suggesting a still upbeat outlook on the greenback. The value of the net long dollar position was $22.52 billion in the week en
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World stocks notch best day in 5 months; oil, govt bond yields up

(Updates prices) * Dollar near three-year high vs yen * U.S. stocks rally as Goldman posts solid Q3 profits * FTSE 100 recovers all ground lost in pandemic * Oil prices back near multi-year highs * Bitcoin within sight of record high By Koh Gui Qing NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Stocks surged globally on Friday in their best day in five months as st
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Wall St ends up with Goldman; Dow posts biggest weekly rise since June

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window.) * Retail sales up 0.7% in September despite shortages * Goldman Sachs rises on strong third-quarter earnings * Indexes: Dow up 1.1%, S&P 500 up 0.8%, Nasdaq up 0.5% By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on F
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U.S. yields rise on bearish rates outlook

* Unexpected rise in retail sales adds to inflation fears * Five-year breakeven inflation rate highest since April 2005 By Herbert Lash NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Treasury yields rose and a market indication of inflation expectations hit the highest since 2005 on Friday as an unexpected increase in U.S. retail sales in September added to bearish

Wall St ends higher as Goldman rounds out parade of strong bank results

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window.) * Retail sales up 0.7% in September despite shortages * Goldman Sachs rises on strong third-quarter earnings (New throughout, updates prices, market activity and comments to close) By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) - U.S.
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U.S. dollar net long bets still elevated, little changed from last week -CFTC, Reuters

NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) - U.S. dollar net longs were little changed in the latest week, from the previous week, according to Reuters calculations and Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday, suggesting a still upbeat outlook on the greenback. The value of the net long dollar position was $22.52 billion in the week ended Oct.
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Argentina touts economic 'roadmap', investors remain wary

By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Argentine senior officials met with private investors in New York on Friday, touting a much sought-after economic "roadmap" for the embattled country and playing up the chances of a positive deal with the International Monetary Fund. The meeting, which also touched on Argentine politics, was attended b
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Dollar's five-week winning streak ends as risk sentiment rebounds

* Yen at lowest levels since October 2018 * U.S. retail sales surprise to the upside, fueling risk-on sentiment * Bitcoin hits $60,000 as traders eye first U.S. ETFs * Graphic: World FX rates Link By John McCrank NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The dollar edged lower against a basket of major currencies on Friday, on track to end its five-week winning
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Peru's sol slips on ratings downgrade but stars on the week

* Fitch downgrades Peru, S&P lowers outlook * Peru's sol sole decliner in Latam, but up ~4% this week * Chile's peso recovers from 17-month lows * Brazil's real, Mexican peso up more than 1% (Rewrites throughout, updates prices) By Ambar Warrick and Susan Mathew Oct 15 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso and Brazil's real surged more than 1% on Friday agains
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Canadian dollar strengthens for 4th week as oil climbs

* Loonie touches its strongest level since July 6 at 1.2337 * Canadian wholesale trade increases 0.3% in August * Price of U.S. oil settles 1.2% higher * Canadian bond yields move higher across the curve By Fergal Smith TORONTO, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Friday but held on to most of this week's
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Wall St climbs after week of strong bank results; market set for weekly gains

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window.) * Retail sales up 0.7% in September despite shortages * Goldman Sachs rises on strong third-quarter earnings * Indexes up: Dow 1.1%, S&P 500 0.8%, Nasdaq 0.4% By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Friday
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Wall Street banks set to profit again when Fed withdraws pandemic stimulus

By Matt Scuffham NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Wall Street banks have been among the biggest beneficiaries of the pandemic-era trading boom, fueled by the Federal Reserve's massive injection of cash into financial markets. With the central bank nearing the time when it will start winding down its asset purchases, banks are set to profit again as inc
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