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Financiial & Forex Info News : Hong Kong Financial And Business News | The Standard

F INANCIAL & FOREX INFO NEWS     Last Update January 28, 2011     Relief calls mount as surplus hits $58.9b Hong Kong posted a surplus of HK$58.9 billion for the nine months to December, compared with a HK$1.2 billion deficit for the same period a year earlier, the government said yesterday.   01/ 02/ 2011 ‧ Hongqiao scraps float ‧ Liquidity dip trims stocks ‧

GATA : THE GATA DISPATCHES : Gold & Silver Decline is Over / Davos see Dollar Losing Reserve Dominance

Gold and silver decline is over, Turk tells King World News Submitted by cpowell on 02:44PM ET Monday, January 31, 2011. Section: Daily Dispatches 5:40p ET Monday, January 31, 2011 Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver): The recent decline in gold and silver prices is over as oil and other commodity prices continue to rise, GoldMoney founder and GATA consultant James Turk tells King World News. Excerpts from the interview can be found at the King World News blog here: kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/ Entries/2011/1/31_Ja... Or try this abbreviated link: CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer Gold Anti-Trust Action committee Inc. Policy makers at Davos see dollar losing reserve dominance Submitted by cpowell on 02:25PM ET Monday, January 31, 2011. Section: Daily Dispatches By Paul Carrel Reuters Monday, January 31, 2011 article/2011/01/31/uk-davos-

MarketWatch - Personal Finance Daily : Don't settle for less than the best in your 401(k)

Personal Finance Daily JANUARY 31, 2011 Monday's Personal Finance Stories By MarketWatch Don't miss these top stories: Don't settle for less than the best in your 401(k) Remodeling projects make a comeback Wealthy boomers' retirement outlook? Rosy The $5 million tax break Adviser rules may not serve investors' interests Does your 401(k) plan offer you the tools you need to successfully save for retirement? As Robert Powell details in his column, some plans do a better job than others in offering workers help and information on successfully saving for retirement, not to mention creating an income stream when they retire. Workers in the plans with some of the top-rated features end up with more money in their accounts, according to one study. Read his story, and also read about a new survey that finds wealthy baby boomers saying their standard of living in retirement will top their parents', and don't miss Amy Hoak'

Stocks See Gains As U.S. Data Offsets Egypt Concerns - U.S. Commentary | RTTNews Evening Market Wrap

Evening Market Wrap Mon Jan 31 17:01 2011 Commentary Jan 31, 2011 Stocks See Gains As U.S. Data Offsets Egypt Concerns - U.S. Commentary Stocks saw moderate gains to open the week on Monday, with healthy readings on Chicago-area business activity and personal income and spending helping to overcome concerns about the ongoing chaos in Egypt. The major averages moved to the upside going into the close, with the Dow ending the session at its high for the day. Full Article Economic News Jan 31, 2011 U.S. Personal Income Rises By 0.4% In December Personal income in the U.S. increased in line with economist estimates in the month of December, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday, while the report also showed a bigger than expected increase in personal spending. The report showed that personal income increased by 0.4 percent in December, matching the upwardly revised increase seen in the previous month. Economists had expected income to in

NYT: Afternoon Business News : Exxon's Profit Rises in Quarter, Helped by Higher Oil Prices.

BUSINESS Exxon's Profit Rises in Quarter, Helped by Higher Oil Prices By CLIFFORD KRAUSS Oil companies have benefited not only from strengthening oil prices but also from improved margins in their refinery businesses. DealBook Another Hedge Fund Linked to Insider Trading Inquiry By EVELYN M. RUSLI and PETER LATTMAN Samir Barai, whose firm Barai Capital Management was raided in November by the F.B.I., has been identified as a co-conspirator in one insider trading case, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Unrest in Egypt Unsettles Global Markets By CHRISTINE HAUSER The instability could hinder oil shipments, raise energy costs and drive equity prices down. Chrysler Reports $199 Million Loss for Quarter By BILL VLASIC The carmaker pledged to return to profitability this year on the strength of new products. Boeing Received Improper Subsidies, W.T.O. Says By NICOLA CLARK and CHRISTOPHER DREW The confidential finding is in response to a long-standing compl

Financial & Forex IInfo News | Reuters Daily Investor Update: Stocks Gains on Earnings

  FINANCIAL & FOREX INFO NEWS FROM:   REUTERS - DAILY INVESTOR UPDATE LATEST NEWS Stocks gains on earnings NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks rose on Monday on strong earnings and signs of a strengthening economy, even as a surge in the price of oil highlighted the potential for increased political risk in the Middle East to upset markets. | Full Article Intel discovers chip flaw in midst of major launch January 31, 2011 04:07 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel Corp found a defect in one of its chips, hurting its credibility during a major product launch and at a time when demand for microprocessors in PCs is being threatened. | Full Article Exxon shares rise as profit tops Street view January 31, 2011 03:40 PM ET HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp reported a better-than-expected 53 percent increase in quarterly profit, helped by a lower tax rate and a surge in natural gas production in Qatar and the United States. | Full Article

FINANCIAL & FOREX INFO NEWS : Charter flight to the resuce for stranded Aussies | The Capital Circle

FINANCIAL & FOREX INFO NEWS Charter flight to the resuce for stranded Aussies |   As Egyptians hope for democratic change, the federal government is flying our citizens home. The PM's day, per the press office : Julia Gillard will be in Melbourne by lunch time to deliver a speech at around 1pm to CEDA , the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. She will be in Canberra this morning and may hold a press conference. Opposition leader Tony Abbott is in Sydney today and has no public appearances planned. In other words, he is working. The Coalition shadow cabinet will meet in Canberra on Friday. Regional Australia  Minister Simon Crean leaves today to visit the Cocos and Christmas Islands. The Reserve Bank of Australia meets today to decide on a rate rise. Economists expect rates to remain on hold. Gallery movements: the Courier-Mail's Anna Caldwell has moved from Brisbane to the paper's Canberra bureau. The Herald-Sun's Matt Johnston ha

U.S. stocks rise; Dow has best January since 1997 | Market Watch - Pulse

By Laura Mandaro SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - U.S. stocks closed higher Monday, helped by a jump in energy stocks on the back of earnings from heavyweight Exxon Mobil Corp. /quotes/comstock/13*!xom /quotes/nls/xom ( XOM 80.68 , -0.03 , -0.03% ) and deals in that sector, and as some of the worries about contagion from Egyptian protests abated. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /quotes/comstock/10w!i:dji/delayed ( DJIA 11,892 , +68.23 , +0.58% ) ended up 68.23 points, or 0.6%, to 11,891.93 and gained 2.7% for the month, its best January since 1997. Alcoa, Inc. /quotes/comstock/13*!aa /quotes/nls/aa ( AA 16.57 , +0.01 , +0.03% ) and Exxon /quotes/comstock/13*!xom /quotes/nls/xom ( XOM 80.68 , -0.03 , -0.03% ) shares led session gainers; both rose more than 2%. The S&P 500 /quotes/comstock/21z!i1:in\x

NYT: ALERT FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS: Accounts and People of Note in the Ad Industry

Alert Name: FGC BOLSA - FGC FINA January 31, 2011  BUSINESS DAY / MEDIA & ADVERTISING Accounts and People of Note in the Ad Industry By THE NEW YORK TIMES (NYT) Charlotte Bartholomew joined Allen & Gerritsen, Watertown, Mass., in a new post, multimedia designer. More Articles On This Topic »

MarketWatch: Special Financial Services : Auto makers set for another strong month.

  SPECIAL FINANCIAL SERVICES   Auto makers set for another strong month   By Shawn Langlois MarketWatch A strengthening economy spurs retail demand for new cars and trucks.  See full story Edit or Delete this Alert

2012 Republican presidential candidates all have flaws : The Washington Post Afternoon Edition - Most Read Articles

1) 2012 Republican presidential candidates all have flaws Mitt Romney can't win the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. 2) New estimates put Pakistan's nuclear arsenal at more than 100 Pakistan's nuclear arsenal now totals more than 100 deployed weapons, a doubling of its stockpile over the past several years in one of the world's most unstable regions, according to estimates by nongovernment analysts. 3) Egyptian police reappear alongside army as Mubarak protests enter 7th day CAIRO - Uniformed Egyptian police were back on the streets of this capital city Monday after disappearing over the weekend, as thousands of pro-democracy protesters showed no sign of obeying a midafternoon government-imposed curfew. 4) Gene and the Machine: The shocking truth about the electric Volt Washington Post humor columnist and professional skeptic Gene Weingarten test-drives the electric Chevy Volt. 5) 'A Rosa Parks moment for education' Guess who America

President Obama: Economic cheerleader : The Washington Post Politics: Afternoon Edition - Most Read Opinions Columns

1) President Obama: Economic cheerleader President Obama has become the host of what feels like a looping infomercial on American innovation. » Read full article 2) ON FAITH: Huckabee, Santorum dive into Egypt debate Both 2012 hopefuls weighed in as Egyptians decide whether religion and democracy can co-exist. » Read full article 3) THE FIX: The case for Jon Huntsman Talk of a 2012 presidential candidacy by Jon Huntsman, the Obama administration's ambassador to China, is heating up. » Read full article 4) FEDERAL EYE: Top Marines pledge to 'step out smartly' to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell' In a new video, Marines Commandant Gen. James Amos and Sgt. Maj. Carlton W. Kent, the Marine's top enlisted man, remind the rank and file that a change in policy is coming and they expect them to follow the new orders. » Read full article 5) 44: Aide says Palin did not walk back 'don't retreat, reload' Former Alaska g

MarketWatch : ISpecial Financial Services.- Novellus results slated for late-session release

Special Financial Services   After Hours: Novellus results slated for late-session release   By Carla Mozee MarketWatch The chip equipment maker and McKesson Corp. are among the companies slated to release quarterly results Monday evening.   See full story

Financial And Forex Info News : America's Container Ports: Linking Markets at Home and Abroad | RITA

FINANCIAL & FOREX INFO NEWS DOT 14-11 America's Container Ports: Linking Markets at Home and Abroad Friday, January 28, 2011 - The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released America’s Container Ports: Linking Markets at Home and Abroad , an overview of the movement of maritime freight handled by the nation's container ports in 2009 through mid-2010. The report summarizes trends in maritime freight movement since 1995, especially during the last five years. It also covers the impact of the recent U.S. and global economic downturn on container traffic; regional shifts in cargo handled, vessel calls, and port capacity; the rankings of U.S. ports among the world's top ports; and the number of maritime container entries into the United States compared to truck and rail containers. The report also includes summaries of landside access to container ports and maritime security initiatives. For the latest maritime-related BT

Stocks May See Cautious Upside To Open Week - U.S. Commentary

Morning Market Briefing Mon Jan 31 09:27 2011 Commentary Jan 31, 2011 Stocks May See Cautious Upside To Open Week - U.S. Commentary Stock futures are pointing to modest gains on Monday, as the markets are digesting an in-line pickup in personal income and better than expected earnings from oil giant Exxon Mobil (XOM) while keeping an eye on the ongoing turmoil in Egypt. The major index futures are all in positive territory, with the Dow futures up by 41 points. Full Article Economic News Jan 31, 2011 Eurozone Inflation Breaches ECB Target For 2nd Month Eurozone inflation rose further in January, staying above the European Central Bank's target for the second straight month. Full Article Jan 31, 2011 New Zealand Dec Trade Deficit NZ$250 Million New Zealand posted a trade deficit of NZ$250 million in December, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday, following a NZ$186 million shortfall in November. Full Article Jan 31, 2011 South Korea Dec Industrial Output Ris

Stock futures edge up as M&A tempers Egypt worry |

FINANCIAL & FOREX INFO NEWS FROM: REUTERS - BUSINESS TODAY Stock futures edge up as M&A tempers Egypt worry NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Monday as merger activity and expectations for solid earnings overshadowed concerns about the possible spread of unrest in Egypt to other parts of the Middle East. | Full Article Exxon profit rises 53 percent, tops Street January 31, 2011 08:25 AM ET HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp reported a better-than-expected 53 percent increase in quarterly profit as an improving world economy sparked higher demand for fuel and chemicals as crude oil prices rose. | Full Article ProLogis to buy AMB in bid to form warehouse giant January 31, 2011 08:37 AM ET NEW YORK (Reuters) - AMB Property Corp has struck a deal to acquire rival ProLogis in one of the biggest real-estate deals since the financial crisis, creating the largest U.S. owner of warehouse and distribution cente