Oil prices up in Asian trade

US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for January delivery rose eight cents to $56.55 while Brent crude for February gained 18 cents to $61.36 in mid-morning trade. Read More

Gold near 2-week low with Fed on track to hike rates

Spot gold was up 0.1 per cent at $1,189.86 an ounce by 0023 GMT, not far above Wednesday’s trough of $1,183.73 which was its lowest point since Dec. 1. Read More

Wall St firms still project June 2015 rate hike: Reuters poll

Economists at Wall Street’s biggest banks remain convinced Fed will raise interest rates by next June & most expect Fed to tighten policy more than once in 2015, a Reuters poll found. Read More

Asia comforted by strong Wall Street, confident Fed

Asian shares rallied after US stocks enjoyed their strongest session this year when Fed sounded upbeat on economy & promised to be patient in removing policy stimulus. Read More