News by: Himanshu Singh
Commodity, financial and telephone shares led gains after Fed renewed its pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time".
And Scotland to face 'decade of economic decline' if it votes yes while a majority of investors surveyed believe that a break-up would be beneficial to the rest of the UK.
Rising oil prices spurred a rally in energy shares and China’s central bank reportedly started providing about $81 billion in loans to its biggest banks.
And fierce price wars between supermarkets helped push inflation further down last month but the drop is expected to bring only limited relief to households.
The Dow Jones rose 44 points and the S&P 500 lost one point as investors cleared the decks for Alibaba's debut planned for later this week.
And Alibaba lifted its IPO range to $66-$68 per share, up from $60-$66 that it had set out last week at the start of its roadshow.
Factory production in China rose 6.9% in August from a year earlier, down from 9% in July and below the 8.8% growth predicted by economists.
And the Queen has urged the Scots to “think very carefully” before going to the polls in Thursday’s independence referendum in a rare intervention into the political arena.
And Scottish independence could see thousands of wealthy people start to claim ‘non-domicile’ tax status, experts predict.
And Barclays has poached Aviva’s John McFarlane as its chairman in a bid to boost the bank’s spluttering performance.
However, the Dow Jones dips over rising geopolitical concerns and the timing of possible interest-rate increases.
And Morrisons' profits dived 51% over the summer after the Bradford-based chain slashed prices on 1,200 items.
And RBS and Lloyds will leave Scotland if it votes for independence.
The Nasdaq added 34 points after a rally in Apple lifted tech stocks while investors continued to speculate on the timing of interest-rate increases.
And Mark Carney has warned trade union members that they face higher interest rates next spring.
Stocks fell after concerns grew that the Fed may raise interest rates sooner than anticipated and a rally in Apple Inc. disappeared.
And Google’s tortuous four-year attempt to escape competition sanctions in Europe was on the brink of collapse after EU rejected a third tentative peace settlement.
A decline in energy shares along with oil prices overshadowed a rally in Yahoo! Inc.
And Britain has for the first time waded in to BP’s legal battle over payouts for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, saying US court rulings against the energy group raise “grave international comity concerns”.
Japan’s Topix index rose 0.4% even as gross domestic product contracted an annualised 7.1% in the three months through June.