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Dow Futures Edge Higher, Dollar Gains As US Markets Steady

The Thursday Market Minute

  • Global stocks slide following last night’s sell-off on Wall Street as investors continue to focus on the economic impact of a coronavirus resurgence and the potential for U.S. electoral chaos.
  • President Donald Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transition of power during a question-and-answer with reporters, suggesting election night controversies that could hammer stocks and disrupt world markets.
  • The U.S. dollar climbs to a near two-month high against its global peers as cautious traders position themselves into the final weeks before the November vote.
  • Oil prices slip lower after a bigger-than-expected drawdown in U.S. crude and data showing fuel demand is down nearly 10% from last year.
  • U.S. equity futures suggest a mixed open on Wall Street ahead of weekly jobless claims at 8:00 am Eastern time and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s third day of Congressional testimony, this time to the Senate Banking Committee, at
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Small Business Loan Market 2020 Booming Worldwide With Steady CAGR By 2026

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Sep 22, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The Global Report on Small Business Loan Market Size, Status, Growth and Forecast 2020-2026.

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Top Companies: Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Limited, China Construction Bank Corporation, Agricultural Bank of China Limited, Bank of China Limited, China Development

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Asia stocks mostly dip as the Bank of Japan keeps monetary policy steady

SINGAPORE — Stocks in major Asia-Pacific markets mostly declined on Thursday as investors reacted to central bank developments.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index led losses among the region’s major markets as it fell 1.56% to close at 24,340.85.

Mainland Chinese stocks were mixed on the day, with the Shanghai composite down 0.41% to approximately 3,270.44 while the Shenzhen component was above the flatline at about 13,015.19.

South Korea’s Kospi shed 1.22% to close at 2,406.17. Shares of LG Chem dropped 6.11%. The move came as the firm announced the splitting of its battery business. In a press release, LG Chem said a new corporation is expected to be “exclusively in charge of the battery business from December 1.”

Japan’s Nikkei 225 slipped 0.67% to close at 23,319.37 while the Topix index dipped 0.36% to end its trading day at 1,638.40.

In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 fell 1.22% on the day

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POLL-Hungary central bank to keep rates steady as pandemic boosts prices

By Gergely Szakacs

BUDAPEST, Sept 17 (Reuters)The National Bank of Hungary (NBH) is likely to leave interest rates unchanged next Tuesday based on a Reuters poll of economists, with higher-than-expected inflation limiting room for further meaningful stimulus for the sagging economy.

All 14 analysts in a Sept. 15-16 survey said the central bank would leave its base rate at 0.6% HUINT=ECI after 30 basis points worth of cuts in June and July to shore up the economy hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Central bank sources told Reuters last week that Hungary’s recovery would be slower than previously expected and the bank was nearing its limits with tools to fuel the economy, which shrank by 13.6% in the second quarter.

Banks expect to incur hundreds of billions of forints in losses as the pandemic had reversed a steady improvement in loan books over the past years.

After a

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Weekly unemployment claims hold steady in Utah as new benefit disbursed

SALT LAKE CITY — The number of Utahns filing for unemployment compensation was flat over the past week.

The Utah Department of Workforce Services reported Thursday that the total number of new claims for jobless benefits in the Beehive State registered at 4,563 for the week of Aug. 30 to Sept. 5 compared to 4,591 claims the prior week. The state paid out $17.5 million in benefits to claimants over the week.

Last week, DWS reported the new claims from people applying for unemployment assistance for the first time dropped by 18%. However, this week the volume of claims was relatively steady, declining less than 1%. The state also reported 54,661 continuing claims for unemployment aid.

“At the peak of this pandemic, we saw 33,000 applications in a week, so 4,500 is certainly much lower than we saw at the peak. But 4,500 people is still 4,500 people that are

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Gasoline prices fall in what could be the start of steady decline

Average gasoline prices fell in Houston and across the country over the past week, the beginning of what could be a steady decline through the rest of the year as the summer driving season ends and the coronavirus pandemic keeps demand subdued, the fuel tracking website GasBuddy said.



a car parked on a city street: Gasoline prices could fall steadily through the rest of the year, according to GasBuddy.


© Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer

Gasoline prices could fall steadily through the rest of the year, according to GasBuddy.


In Houston, the average price of a gallon of gasoline fell about a penny to $1.81, up about 4 cents from a month ago, but down 40 cents from a year ago. Nationally, prices averaged $2.21 a gallon, down 3 cents a gallon over the week. The national average is about 4 cents a gallon higher than a month ago, but 34 cents lower than a year ago.

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END OF SUMMER: Texans escape high power prices

Gasoline prices

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