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AIG and Treasury eye shelving share offer

May 10, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

US insurer is considering shelving or scaling back plans for a large public offering because of its shares’ lacklustre performance in recent weeks, people close to the situation say

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Dollar Rebounds In Slow Motion, Euro Gets Low

May 10, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

The euro is marginally higher despite facing an earlier threat in the shape of more financial aid for Greece following that country’s fourth ratings downgrade in 13 months.

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Mosaic suspends Louisiana operations on floods

May 10, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Mosaic Co. said late Tuesday it temporarily shut down its operations in Louisiana after the flooding of the Mississippi River disrupted electrical power supplies. Operations will resume when water levels recede. Mosaic has also temporarily idled its ammonia plant in Louisiana for repairs following “a recent incident.” These disruption are not expected to have a material impact on Mosaic’s financial results.

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CANADA FX DEBT-C$ rallies as commodity prices recover

May 10, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

* C$ ends up at C.9577 vs US$, or .0442 * Bond prices fall across the curve (Updates to close, adds details, quotes) By Claire Sibonney TORONTO, May 10 (Reuters) – Canada's dollar closed higheragainst …

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China says will seek to return to normality in monetary policy

May 10, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

  • It will try to meet reasonable capital demand
  • Will focus on removing inflationary monetary elements
  • Challenges from increases in consumer prices
  • Inflation expectations tend to rise
  • Overall improving trend in their economy

Sounds like interest rates will continue to go up in China

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Mid-Day Report: Euro Recovers Mildly, But still Vulnerable

May 10, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

Euro recovers mildly with support of strength in major European equity indices but strength is so far mild. Greece successfully raised EUR 1.625b from sale of six-month T-bills today. Yield was up 8 basis points to 4.8% versus April Auction while bid-to-cover ratio was down to 3.58, from 3.81. The

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