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Dec 31, 2015

The Guardian | Opinion | Australian Politics - December 31, 2015.Forewarned is Forearmed: Three Factors That Will Drive Right-Wing Politics in 2016 by Jason Wilson

Forewarned is forearmed: three factors that will drive right-wing politics in 2016 | Jason Wilson

Jason Wilson
The right had a very good run last year. It’s not just the election victory in the UK and the continued ascendancy of the Turnbull government in Australia. There has also been a discernible shift in our political discourse that has brought previously marginal views a greater audience and greater attention.

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on December 31, 2015.

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing
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WSJ | Forex Closing on December 31, 2015.

The Wall Street Journal Forex Closing
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WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on December 31, 2015.

NYSE Biggest Percentage Decliners | Nasdaq | Arca | Composite
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WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on December 31, 2015.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Gainers Closing
Biggest Gainers
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WSJ | Most Actives Closing on December 31, 2015.

The Wall Street Journal Most Actives Closing
Most Active Stocks by Volume
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FRB Press Release - December 31, 2015: Federal Reserve Board Announces Approval of Application by Taiwan Business Bank.



Press Release

Release Date: December 31, 2015

The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced its approval of the application by Taiwan Business Bank, Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan, to establish a branch in New York, New York.
Attached is the Board's order relating to this action.

For media inquiries, call 202-452-2955.

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CMI Spot Prices as of Close of Trading in New York on December 31, 2015.

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Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times

Thursday, December 31, 2015


Wall Street at Close Report by CNBC on December 31, 2015: Stocks Close Lower; Worst Year For S&P, Dow Since 2008.

Stocks close lower; worst year for S&P, Dow since 2008

Evelyn Cheng
U.S.stocks closed lower Thursday, the last day of trade for 2015, despite some stabilization in oil prices.

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average both ended lower for the year, their worst since 2008. The Nasdaq composite closed up more than 5 percent for the year.
The Dow Jones industrial average traded more than 150 points lower.

Reuters | Deals - December 31, 2015: Lockheed Wins More Than $1 Billion Contract for C-130J Aircraft

Lockheed wins more than $1 billion contract for C-130J aircraft

Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a contract worth more than $1 billion for 32 C-130J aircraft, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

European Markets at Close Report by CNBC on December 31, 2015: Europe Stocks Close Lower on Last Trading Day of 2015

Europe stocks close lower on last trading day of 2015

Kalyeena Makortoff
European shares closed lower on Thursday, with volumes thin in a shortened trading session on the last day of 2015.
The U.K.'s benchmark FTSE 100 finished the session down 0.5 percent when it closed early at 12:30 p.m. London time. At 1:00 p.m., the French CAC closed down by 0.86 percent while the Spain's IBEX posted steeper losses, finishing 1.01 percent lower for the day.
German, Italian, Irish, Swiss and Russian markets were closed for New Year's Eve.

Bloomberg Business - december 31, 2015: Key Events in 2016: The Year Ahead.

Key Events in 2016: The Year Ahead

Phyllis Halliday Joseph Meroni
Bloomberg News reporters in 128 cities will cover the stories that matter most in 2016. Here's a selected calendar of key events for the year.


U.S. Stock Market Future Indications - December 31, 2015: Wall Street Eyes S&P 500 and Oil Prices NYE

Wall Street eyes S&P 500 and oil prices on NYE

Katy Barnato
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat to higher open on Wall Street on Thursday, the last day of 2015, which will determine whether the benchmark S&P 500 squeezes out any gains for the year.
As of the market close on Wednesday, the index was up 0.2 percent for 2015, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 1.2 percent for the year and the tech-focused Nasdaq Composite was nearly 7 percent higher.

Asian Markets at Close Report by CNBC on December 31, 2015: Asia Stocks Close Lower, Shanghai Still Up 9% In 2015.

Asia stocks close lower, Shanghai still up 9% in 2015

Saheli Roy Choudhury

Asian markets had an uninspired finish on the final trading day of 2015, as investors kept an eye on oil prices for further clues going into 2016, after a turbulent year for stocks.
The Australian market, which closed early, shed over 2 percent for the year as lower commodity prices hit many stocks on the main index.