NYC property market still hot even as private equity exits NEW YORK, July 30- The private equity and other pooled funds that have made century-old buildings some of the hottest properties in Manhattan have been cashing out at double the rate of a few years ago, but strong buying from other investors has assuaged fears that the market is peaking. The arrival of Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and Google Inc over the past decade has...
| By: Herbert Lash
WRAPUP 3-Consumer spending bolsters U.S. second-quarter growth *Second-quarter GDP expands at 2.3 percent rate. WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. economic growth accelerated in the second quarter as solid consumer spending offset the drag from weak business spending on equipment, suggesting a steady momentum that could bring the Federal Reserve closer to hiking interest rates this year. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.3...
| By: Lucia Mutikani
US STOCKS-Wall St set to open lower as GDP misses expectations July 30- U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Thursday after data showed that the U.S. economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in the second quarter even as the Federal Reserve left doors open for a possible rate hike in September. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.3 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said, but economists had expected a 2.6...
| By: Tanya Agrawal
Futures hold lower amid GDP; Fed eyed U.S. stocks were tipped to open lower on Thursday, with focus turning to second-quarter economic growth data for clues on the timing of a rate rise.
| By: Dhara Ranasinghe
UPDATE 1-Starwood Hotels profit falls, trims 2015 forecast July 30- Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc, the owner of the Sheraton and Westin hotel chains, reported an 11 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by a charge and the strong dollar, and trimmed its 2015 profit forecast. In contrast, Marriott International Inc and Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, which get most of their revenue from the United States, have raised...
WRAPUP 2-U.S. 2nd-quarter GDP gains speed on consumer spending *Second-quarter GDP expands at 2.3 percent rate. WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. economic growth accelerated in the second quarter as a pick-up in consumer spending offset the drag from soft business spending on equipment, suggesting a steady momentum that could bring the Federal Reserve closer to hiking interest rates this year. Gross domestic product expanded at a...
| By: Lucia Mutikani
GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar, bond yields hold firm ahead of GDP data LONDON, July 30- The dollar jumped and stock markets around the world were left flat-footed on Thursday after the Federal Reserve painted a relatively bright picture of the U.S. economy, boosting bets that it will hike interest rates in September. Big name companies set to report include Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, Mondelez International before the bell and...
| By: surprisingly strong exports.