WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will make a final push on Wednesday to shepherd a Republican tax overhaul across the finish line, hosting congressional negotiators for lunch before a speech in which he will make closing arguments for the legislation.
BUENOS AIRES Trade ministers looked set to wrap up their biennial World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting without having reached a single agreement on Wednesday, still reeling from criticism brought by the United States, once the WTO's driving force.
U.S. stocks inched higher on Wednesday powered by technology stocks but shares of big banks lost steam ahead of a widely-expected interest rate hike in the afternoon.
WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates on Wednesday, but, more significantly, it may give its strongest hint yet on how the Trump administration's tax overhaul could affect the U.S. economy.
WASHINGTON Underlying U.S. consumer inflation slowed in November, held down by weak healthcare costs and the biggest drop in apparel prices in nearly two decades, which could impact the pace at which the Federal Reserve raises interest rates next year.
NEW YORK Stocks globally reached a record high on Wednesday ahead of a widely expected interest rate increase by the U.S. Federal Reserve, while U.S. Treasury yields fell on disappointing inflation data.
* SEPT QUARTER CONSOL NET LOSS 296.3 MILLION RUPEES VERSUS PROFIT 103 MILLION RUPEES YEAR AGO
UPDATE 3-Italian bonds, bank stocks hit as prospect of March election reignites political uncertainty
* Broader markets await Fed rate decision (Adds stocks market reaction, quotes)
Dec 13 Hong Kong stocks rebounded on Wednesday, underpinned by services and financial firms.