Archive for June, 2008

European shares mixed amid record oil price, strong euro

A trader watches the French CAC market curve in Paris. Europe’s main markets showed mixed fortunes in more volatile trading as oil prices struck new record highs and the euro remained strong. (4 mins ago)

The Euro’s Made Strides, But Thorns Remain

The “euro” that Europeans enthusiastically followed throughout June was the quadrennial Euro 2008 European Football Championship, not the euro currency. (1 hour ago)

Credit scores hit by card limits

Just as Americans grow more reliant on credit cards to help pay monthly bills, they’re being hit with a one-two punch: Card companies are reducing borrowing limits for tens of thousands of consumers, which then can lead to lower credit scores. (2 hours ago)

Japan consumer inflation hits 10-year high

Surging energy and food prices are adding to the Bank of Japan’s headaches over rising costs that are hurting the economy (1 min ago)

Asia stocks, bonds edge up after Fed signal

Asian stocks and government bonds rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve kept rates steady and signalled it was in no hurry to raise them in the near term. (10 mins ago)

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Fed Talking Tough On The Threat Of Inflation

When the Fed concludes a two-day meeting Wednesday, it is widely expected that the U.S. central bank will hold interest rates steady and express more concerns about inflation. (10 mins ago)

Most Asia markets slip ahead of U.S. Fed meeting; Hong Kong index hits near 3-month low

Jeremiah Marquez, The Associated Press June 24, 2008 – 8:15 a.m. HONG KONG – Most Asian stock markets fell Tuesday as investors, worried about a global economic slowdown and high oil prices, awaited direction from the U.S. Federal Reserve. (20 mins ago)

House prices: Unsold properties at record levels

In a further blow to homeowners, the ratio of homes available to every buyer has doubled in the past 12 months, writes Paul Farrow . (7 mins ago)

How Many Cards Are Too Many?

WALNUT CREEK — Most people who use credit have more than one card. But how many cards are too many? (1 hour ago)