[Dow Jones] Nomura says it expects the Bank of Thailand will keep its main policy rates on hold for the foreseeable future. With inflation rates continuing to decline and export growth weak since the military seized power in a coup…

A measure of global economic conditions increased slightly in September, while global employment developments hit a new high, according to data released Tuesday. The Absolute Strategy Research/Wall Street Journal global newsflow composite index inched up to 58.2 last month, from…

With US companies seeking workers but not actually hiring, it could prompt firms to start raising their offers to attract the right applicants. “The survey is now screaming that upward pressure on wage gains is just a matter of time,”…

Data from around the world have come together Tuesday to remind investors that everywhere but the U.S. is in a rather glum state. The U.K., which had been one of the world’s top performers, showed signs of softening in its…

By Tess Stynes    The International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs Retail Chain Store Sales Index rose 0.1% in the week ended Saturday from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted, comparable-store basis. “Weather was favorable for seasonal…

Raymond James downgrades a pair of banks in the lead-up to earnings season, dropping US Bancorp (USB) to market perform and Commerce Bancshares (CBSH) to underperform. “With near-term revenue headwinds from [net-interest-margin] pressure along with intermediate-term headwinds relative to peers…

Raymond James downgrades a pair of banks in the lead-up to earnings season, dropping US Bancorp (USB) to market perform and Commerce Bancshares (CBSH) to underperform. “With near-term revenue headwinds from [net-interest-margin] pressure along with intermediate-term headwinds relative to peers…

U.S. regulators will hold a hearing to review whether MetLife Inc. should be labeled “systemically important” and be subject to further oversight by the Federal Reserve. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced the hearing Monday after MetLife requested it last…

[Dow Jones] Spot USD/IDR is likely to consolidate in a lower range Tuesday amid broad USD weakness as markets await Bank Indonesia’s interest rate decision due at 0630 GMT. BI is expected to keep its policy rate unchanged at 7.5%….

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Tuesday that the yen’s recent sharp weakening is “not a minus” for Japan’s economy, brushing aside criticism over its adverse effects. “When exchange rates move in reflection of financial and economic fundamentals, that…