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FX round-up: Yen flops versus sterling, dollar after Abe promises stimulus

FX round-up: Yen flops versus sterling, dollar after Abe promises stimulus

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Sterling was essentially a back-seat driver on Wednesday as the yen took the driver's seat and wheeled lower against the British unit and US dollar after Japan's PM, Shinzo Abe, pro... [more]

US pending home sales miss expectations in June

US pending home sales miss expectations in June

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - US pending home sales rose a lot less than expected in June, according to data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The NAR's monthly index rose 0.2% to 111.0 from 110.8... [more]

Durable goods orders fall more than expected in June

Durable goods orders fall more than expected in June

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - US durable goods orders fell more than expected in June, according to data from the Commerce Department. Durable goods orders were down 4% on the previous month to $219.8bn followin... [more]

Japan plans to inject 28tn yen into economy

Japan plans to inject 28tn yen into economy

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced that his government will introduce a 28tn yen package, equivalent to £200bn, to lift the flailing economy. Japan has faced low prices... [more]

FX round-up: Yen zooms higher on sterling, dollar ahead of Fed, BoJ

FX round-up: Yen zooms higher on sterling, dollar ahead of Fed, BoJ

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Sterling and the dollar dived to two-week lows against Japan's yen as traders expect fireworks from that country's central bank Friday, and see the US Federal Reserve standing pat o... [more]

US consumer confidence holds up in July

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - US consumer confidence was little changed in July, according to data from the Conference Board. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index nudged down to 97.3 from 97.4 in June,... [more]

US new home sales unexpectedly rise in June

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Sales of new US single-family homes unexpectedly rose in June, according to official data released on Tuesday. Figures from the Commerce Department showed new home sales were up 3.5... [more]

Markit's flash US services PMI misses views in July

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Markit's flash US business services purchasing managers' index declined to 50.9 in July from 51.4 the month before. This marked a five-month low and fell short of economists' expect... [more]

US house prices rise less than expected in May

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - House prices in the US rose less than expected in May, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index. The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City Composite index was up 5.2% in May, ... [more]

German business confidence stronger than expected in July

Mon, 25 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - German business confidence for July came in stronger than expected, according to a widely-followed survey. The IFO Institute's business climate index came in at 108.3, down from 108... [more]

Markit's flash US manufacturing PMI beats expectations in July

Fri, 22 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Markit's flash manufacturing purchasing managers' index rose to an eight-month high of 52.9 in July from 51.3 in June. This was ahead of expectations for a reading of 51.6, led by a... [more]

Markit's flash eurozone PMI beats expectations in July

Fri, 22 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Markit's flash eurozone composite purchasing managers' index fell less than expected in July. The PMI slipped to 52.9 from 53.1 in June, hitting an 18-month low but better than expe... [more]

US existing home sales unexpectedly rise in June

Thu, 21 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Sales of existing US homes unexpectedly rose in June, according to data from the National Association of Realtors. Sales were up 1.1% to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 5.57m f... [more]

Philly Fed manufacturing index turns negative in July

Thu, 21 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Manufacturing conditions in the Philadelphia region unexpectedly deteriorated in July, with activity contracting, according to the latest report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Phi... [more]

US initial jobless claims unexpectedly drop

Thu, 21 July 2016

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

ECB holds fire on policy, more stimulus expected in September

Thu, 21 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - The European Central Bank kept its policy unchanged on Thursday, as expected by economists, but the monetary authority indicated that it may boost stimulus later this year. The ECB'... [more]

US crude oil stockpiles decline in latest week, DoE says

Wed, 20 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - US oil inventories decreased last week, as did those for some of the main oil products. Crude oil stockpiles Stateside dropped by 2.3m barrels during the week ending on 15 July, acc... [more]

Euro area consumer confidence hit by Brexit uncertainty in July

Wed, 20 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Consumer confidence in the euro area dropped back sharply in July, according to a widely-followed gauge of sentiment, with some analysts linking the drop to the immediate impact of ... [more]

Theresa May to meet Merkel and Hollande as UK gives up European Council presidency

Wed, 20 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Theresa May was scheduled to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday as Downing street said the UK will relinquish its forthcoming six month presidency of the European Cou... [more]

Trump clinches GoP 2016 US presidential nomination

Wed, 20 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Donald Trump received overnight the US Republican Party“s nomination to be the next president of the United States . He will face off against his Democratic Party rival, ex-Secretar... [more]

Fund managers' cash hoard biggest in July since late 2001, BofA ML survey shows

Tue, 19 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Fund managers turned outright bearish on global equities in July, stashing more money under the proverbial mattress than at any time since two months after the tragic September 11 a... [more]

Turkey sacks 15,200 ministry of education staff as purge expanded

Tue, 19 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Turkey sacked 15,200 staff at the ministry of education on Tuesday in the latest purge of anyone thought to be affiliated with the coup attempt. The staff were sacked due to alleged... [more]

Belgian business confidence improves in June

Tue, 19 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Business confidence in Belgium turned up in June, as manufacturers turned in a more favourable assessment of the present situation as regards company order books as well as stocks. ... [more]

European truck giants fined 2.9bn euros for taking part in truck cartel

Tue, 19 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - A truck cartel formed by companies MAN, Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco, and DAF was busted by the EU commission on Tuesday. The truck makers colluded for 14 years on truck pricing an... [more]

Federal Reserve more confident of rate hike before year-end, Fed watcher says

Tue, 19 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - The US central bank might raise interest rates again in coming months if the economic data Stateside 'held up', a widely-followed Fed watcher said. Now that financial markets appear... [more]