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Bonds: US Treasury yield curve flattest since 2007

Bonds: US Treasury yield curve flattest since 2007

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 1.62% (+5bp) UK: 0.56% (-1bp) Germany: -0.07% (-0bp) France: 0.17% (+1bp) Spain: 0... [more]

Depending on data two rate hikes possible in 2016, Fed's Fischer says

Depending on data two rate hikes possible in 2016, Fed's Fischer says

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Even two rate hikes before 2016 was out were possible, a top US central bank official said. Following US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's speech earlier in the day, her number t... [more]

FX round-up: US dollar catapulted north after Yellen's Wyoming words

FX round-up: US dollar catapulted north after Yellen's Wyoming words

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - The US dollar was catapulted north on most crosses after US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said the case for an interest-rate hike had strengthened in recent months. Taking the ... [more]

Commodities: Yellen's Jackson Hole soapbox herds crude, metals higher

Commodities: Yellen's Jackson Hole soapbox herds crude, metals higher

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Metals and crude futures surged higher as US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said the case for a hike in US interest rates had strengthened in recent months. Taking the soapbox a... [more]

Case for US interest-rate hike has strengthened, says Fed's Yellen

Case for US interest-rate hike has strengthened, says Fed's Yellen

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - The case for an increase in US interest rates has strengthened in recent months, US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said. Nevertheless, the outlook was "uncertain" and policy was... [more]

US real GDP growth seen at 2% in H2 2016 by Barclays Research

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - US real gross domestic product looks good to hit 2% in second-half 2016, says Barclays Research after Friday's rise in second-quarter US gross domestic product (GDP). US Bureau of E... [more]

US consumer sentiment eases in August

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Consumer sentiment in the US unexpectedly deteriorated in August, according to final figures released on Friday. The University of Michigan's final reading of the consumer sentiment... [more]

Fed officials wary of recession risk if they fall behind the curve

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - US central bankers told community protesters they needed to tighten policy when inflation accelerated, lest they risk another recession. Eight regional Fed presidents and two govern... [more]

Rate hike path will be much flatter, Fed's Kaplan says

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - The case for removing some accommodation had strengthened, but within the context of a "much flatter" path for tightening in the future, a top US central bank official said. In rema... [more]

September might be a good time to raise rates, Fed's Bullard says

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - September might be a good time to raise interest rates, the president of the Federal Reserve bank of St.Louis told CNBC. The broadcaster also reported that James Bullard refused to ... [more]

Brent crude oil futures will hit $70 per barrel in June 2017, BofA says

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Crude oil prices were set for a large move higher in 2017 as demand from emerging market economies makes up for a slowdown from OECD nations, analysts at Bank of America-Merrill Lyn... [more]

Eurozone narrow money supply growth reaches 19-month low in July

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Money supply growth in the euro area slowed to its lowest pace in 19 months in July, reflecting slower economic activity, leaving economists somewhat divided on the outlook for tren... [more]

Germans euphoric about their income prospects in August, GfK says

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Germans' were euphoric about the prospects for their own incomes in August, whetting their appetite for more consumption, the results of a widely-followed survey revealed. GfK's con... [more]

French consumer confidence edges higher in August

Fri, 26 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - French consumer confidence edged higher in August, with people judging that their personal financial situation had improved in the recent past. INSEE's barometre of consumer spirits... [more]

Bonds: Yields edge higher amid Fedspeak, despite weak data

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 1.58% (+2bp) UK: 0.56% (+2bp) Germany: -0.07% (+2bp) France: 0.16% (+2bp) Italy: 1.... [more]

Case for interest rate hike is strengthening, Fed's Kaplan says

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - The case for an interest rate hike was strengthening, a top US central bank official. However, in remarks to CNBC the president of Federal Reserve bank of Dallas, Robert Kaplan, ref... [more]

Upside surprise in US durable goods orders for July

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - A key gauge of demand for investment goods shot higher in July, partly as a result of a surge in orders for aircraft. US durable goods orders, defined as those meant to last for mor... [more]

Markit's flash US services PMI unexpectedly drops in August

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Markit's flash US services purchasing managers' index printed at 50.9 in August, remaining above the 50.0 threshold that separates contraction from expansion but below July's 51.4. ... [more]

US jobless claims unexpectedly decline

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, according to the Labour Department. US initial jobless claims declined by 1,000 from the previo... [more]

Fed's George says it's time to raise rates, CNBC reports

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - It was time to raise interest rates, albeit gradually, the president of the US Federal Reserve bank of Kansas City, Esther George, told CNBC. In an interview with the broadcaster, G... [more]

Spanish Q2 export jump delivers GDP boost

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Spain's gross domestic product expanded at a slightly slower in the second quarter of the year, as government spending registered a sharp contraction. The Mediterranean country's gr... [more]

German Ifo business confidence unexpectedly deteriorates

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - German business confidence unexpectedly deteriorated in August, according to a widely-followed survey. The Ifo Institute's business climate index fell to 106.2 from 108.3 in July, m... [more]

US warns Europe over Apple tax probe

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - The US has warned the European Commission about demanding billions of dollars over tax avoidance allegations against Apple and other American multinationals. The US Treasury departm... [more]

FX round-up: Sterling gains amid resources rout

Wed, 24 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Sterling turned in solid performances on most major crosses on Wednesday against a backcloth of falling gold and oil prices, but pundits remain wary on the British unit's future cou... [more]

Commodities: Shock US oil inventories send crude spiralling lower

Wed, 24 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Crude-oil futures were firmly under the hammer late on Wednesday as successive US inventory data shocked the market, casting a depressing pall over UK and US equities markets. At ab... [more]