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ECB leak reveals contents of first ever monetary policy minutes

ECB leak reveals contents of first ever monetary policy minutes

Fri, 17 October 2014

European Central Bank (ECB) minutes reportedly got leaked on Friday for the first time ever. Although the Bank of England (BoE) and the Federal Reserve (Fed) regularly report the minutes of their deli... [more]

US housing starts beat expectations in September

US housing starts beat expectations in September

Fri, 17 October 2014

US housing starts grew at a seasonally adjusted pace of 1.017m in September, for a 6.3% gain in month-on-month terms, according to the Department of Commerce. Versus the year-ago period they saw a ris... [more]

University of Michigan consumer sentiment index jumps to 86.4, ahead of forecasts

University of Michigan consumer sentiment index jumps to 86.4, ahead of forecasts

Fri, 17 October 2014

The University of Michigan's preliminary consumer confidence index for the month of October edged higher, to a reading of 86.4. The consensus estimate had been for a print of 84.2. In a positive deve... [more]

Ukraine digs anti-tank ditches along Russian border

Ukraine digs anti-tank ditches along Russian border

Fri, 17 October 2014

The Ukrainian State Border Service (USBS) has built more than 200 watchtowers on the Russian border and has been digging ditches in case tanks across state lines with Russia, the Ukrainian National Se... [more]

US Philly Fed index comes in slightly ahead of forecasts

US Philly Fed index comes in slightly ahead of forecasts

Thu, 16 October 2014

Manufacturing conditions in the north-eastern US cooled a tad in October, according to a monthly gauge on activity crafted by the Federal Reserve bank of Philadelphia. The headline index derived from ... [more]

Putin warns of siphoning as Ukraine plans EU and US gas transport tender

Thu, 16 October 2014

Ukraine said it expected European and US companies to bid to invest in its gas transport system when the public tender process is launched shortly, though Russia has warned that "unsanctioned gas siph... [more]

China steps up Ebola preparations in hospitals

Thu, 16 October 2014

China has stepped up preparations for a potential outbreak of Ebola, ensuring hospitals have ample equipment and setting up a national database of suspected and confirmed Ebola patients. The country's... [more]

Philadelphia Fed president Plosser says rates should rise sooner rather than later

Thu, 16 October 2014

Unperturbed by the latest ructions in global capital markets, on Thursday the president of the Federal Reserve bank of Philadelphia, Charles Plosser, said the US central bank should begin raising its ... [more]

Initial weekly US jobless claims drop to lowest since April 2000

Thu, 16 October 2014

Initial weekly US jobless claims dropped by 23,000 over the seven days ending on 11 October, according to the Department of Labor. That was the lowest tally since April 2000. The consensus forecast ... [more]

Islamic State pulls back from Kobani as US airstrikes intensify

Thu, 16 October 2014

US strikes in the Syrian city of Kobani intensified on Thursday, forcing jihadi group Islamic State (IS) to retreat from its attempt to take over the region lying between the borders of Syria and Turk... [more]

Greek 10-year bond yields surge on political uncertainty

Thu, 16 October 2014

Yields on 10-year Greek government bonds were surging higher in later morning trading on Thursday as international capital markets continued to react to a perceived increase in political uncertainty i... [more]

Commerzbank settlement with US officials postponed

Thu, 16 October 2014

German bank Commerzbank's settlement with US authorities over alleged sanctions violations has been postponed, as prosecutors aim to end a separate probe. The inquiry US authorities are focused on rel... [more]

ECB reduces haircut on Greek bank bonds as collateral

Thu, 16 October 2014

After the yield on 10-year Greek bonds soared on Wednesday to 7.85%, the European Central Bank (ECB) has reportedly decided to reduce the haircut it places on bonds submitted by Greek banks in return ... [more]

Bonds: Markets price out a Fed rate hike in September 2015

Wed, 15 October 2014

These were the movements in some of the most widely tracked 10-year sovereign bonds on Wednesday: US: -18bp (2.03%) UK: -17bp (1.96%) Germany: -8bp (0.76%) France: -7bp (1.13%) Italy: +13bp (2.42%... [more]

US budget deficit reaches lowest level since 2007

Wed, 15 October 2014

The US budget deficit reached its lowest level since 2007, as a decline in unemployment and faster growth boosted tax receipts. The Treasury Department said that the shortfall was $483.4bn in the 12 m... [more]

Sharp drop in NY Fed manufacturing gauge

Wed, 15 October 2014

The Federal Reserve bank of New York's manufacturing sector gauge for the month of October slipped to reading of 6.17, versus 27.54 in September. A gauge of new orders fell to -1.73 from 16.86, while ... [more]

US retail sales unexpectedly dropped 0.3% in September

Wed, 15 October 2014

US retail sales volumes slipped 0.3% month-on-month in September to reach $442.7bn, according to the latest data from the Department of Commerce. Analysts had been expecting that they would slip lower... [more]

South Africa to announce iron and coal as 'strategic minerals'

Wed, 15 October 2014

The South African government is poised to announce iron and coal as "strategic minerals", which analysts say would have a negative impact on mining company profits. Ngoako Ramatlhodi, South Africa's m... [more]

WHO predicts 10,000 new Ebola cases per week by December

Tue, 14 October 2014

By December the World Health Organisation anticipates seeing 5,000 to 10,000 Ebola cases per week in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Dr Bruce Aylward of the WHO said that the rate of cases was slowi... [more]

US small business confidence registers dip in September

Tue, 14 October 2014

US small business optimism dropped by 0.8 points to 95.3 in September, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The decline was attributed to expectations of slower sales a... [more]

Bonds: Rifts between Draghi and Weidmann, Paris and Brussels grow wider

Tue, 14 October 2014

These were the movements on some of the most closely followed benchmark 10-year sovereign bonds: US: Holiday UK: 2.17% (-5bp) Germany: 1.90% (+1bp) France: 1.27% (+1bp) Italy: 2.33% (+1bp) Spain:... [more]

Hong Kong protesters stormed by government supporters

Mon, 13 October 2014

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters and their opponents have clashed after police attempted to remove some of the barricades surrounding the financial district where the demonstrations have been focuse... [more]

IMF launches meeting with external group on Islamic banking

Mon, 13 October 2014

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched consultations with its External Advisory Group this weekend to discuss the Islamic banking system. The meeting held in Washington on Saturday covered top... [more]

Islamic State pushes forward as US-led airstrikes fail to dent operations

Mon, 13 October 2014

President Obama's plans to "degrade and destroy" Islamic State (IS) have so far shown to be failing in their fight against the Islamic terrorist group. IS is expanding control in both Syria and Iraq, ... [more]

Bonds: Fed vice chairman says weak global growth could slow rate rises

Mon, 13 October 2014

These were the movements in the yields of some of the world's main benchmark ten-year sovereign bonds: Germany: 0.89% (-2bp) US: 2.28% (-3bp) UK: 2.22% (-5bp) France: 1.25% (+0bp) Italy: 2.32% (+1... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Tullow Oil 524.00 8.29 16:59
Petrofac Ltd. 1,060.00 7.34 16:43
Hargreaves Lansdown 921.00 5.74 17:01
Sports Direct International 606.50 5.48 17:07
Sainsbury (J) 244.80 5.06 17:01

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Rolls-Royce Holdings 832.00 -11.54 17:07
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,224.00 -3.56 17:11
Fresnillo 798.00 -2.09 16:59
Admiral Group 1,222.00 -1.45 17:11
Travis Perkins 1,621.00 -0.98 17:05