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Bonds: Eurogroup worried after results of Riga meetings with Greece

Bonds: Eurogroup worried after results of Riga meetings with Greece

Mon, 27 April 2015

Last week, Spanish 10 year bonds logged their first positive week in three, although Greek three -year bonds gave back a little of their recent advances. The latter finished the week with their yields... [more]

Mylan unanimously rejects Teva“s takeover bid

Mylan unanimously rejects Teva“s takeover bid

Mon, 27 April 2015

The board of pharmaceutical group Mylan has unanimously rejected a $40.1bn takeover offer from Teva Pharmaceutical (£26.3bn). The New York-listed group said the offer was too low and did not address t... [more]

US service sector growth remains steady in April

US service sector growth remains steady in April

Mon, 27 April 2015

Business activity in the US service sector remained steady throughout April, data released on Monday showed. The seasonally adjusted Markit Flash US Services PMI business activity index declined from ... [more]

Motorists face new rules for hiring vehicles abroad

Motorists face new rules for hiring vehicles abroad

Mon, 27 April 2015

British drivers wishing to hire a car abroad will need to take a special code with them from 8 June, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency said on Monday. Motorists wanting to hire a vehicle will be... [more]

Greece faces day of reckoning as debt deadlines loom, Varoufakis 'wings clipped'

Greece faces day of reckoning as debt deadlines loom, Varoufakis 'wings clipped'

Mon, 27 April 2015

The strain between Greece and its creditors worsened, after Eurozone finance ministers said they will not release further financial aid until Athens meets the terms of its bailout. Greek Prime Ministe... [more]

UK sends £5m help to Nepal in earthquake aftermath

Mon, 27 April 2015

The UK has sent £5m to help people affected by the earthquake in Nepal as the death toll reached more than 3,000 people. UK Prime Minister David Cameron made the announcement on Sunday, a day after a ... [more]

Commodities: Oil and gold up, cotton market strengthens

Mon, 27 April 2015

Crude oil benchmarks were up marginally as speculation over US supply-demand scenarios and an uptick in economic activity across key importing nations lent support to trading in Asia. At 07:40 BST on ... [more]

US durable goods orders rise more than forecast

Fri, 24 April 2015

US durable goods orders rose more than expected in March, driven by demand for autos, commercial jets and military hardware. Orders increased 4% last month, compared to a 1.4% drop in February and ana... [more]

Greece's Varoufakis a "gambler and amateur" as Eurogroup fails to make progress

Fri, 24 April 2015

Eurozone finance ministers failed to make much progress in debt talks with Greece on Friday, with Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis criticised for a lack of urgency in delivering concessions in ... [more]

German business confidence rises for sixth consecutive month in April

Fri, 24 April 2015

German business confidence improved for a sixth consecutive month in April on the back of better sentiment in the manufacturing sector, reflecting stability at a high level in the economy overall. The... [more]

EU to triple funds against human trafficking in the Mediterranean

Fri, 24 April 2015

The European Union (EU) decided on Thursday at its extraordinary meeting in Brussels to triple funds for the patrols in the Mediterranean in order to fight human trafficking. This decision followed th... [more]

Bonds: Greek bond yields move lower on low trading volumes

Thu, 23 April 2015

These were the movements in some of the most widely followed long-term sovereign bonds: US: 1.97% (-1bp) UK: 1.69% (-1bp) Germany: 0.17% (+1bp) France: 0.42% (+0bp) Italy: 1.41% (+0bp) Spain: 1.3... [more]

Migrant funerals held as EU meets to tackle rise of smuggling

Thu, 23 April 2015

Funerals were held on Thursday for the victims of the Mediterranean's worst migrant disaster on record, ahead of emergency EU talks in Brussels. 24 coffins containing the only bodies recovered from th... [more]

US weekly jobless claims unexpectedly rise

Thu, 23 April 2015

Weekly jobless claims in the US unexpectedly rose in the week to 18 April, the Labor Department revealed on Thursday. Initial jobless claims climbed to 295,000 from 294,000 the previous week, compared... [more]

Deutsche Bank pays $2.5bn to settle Libor rigging claims in UK and US

Thu, 23 April 2015

Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $2.5bn to settle US interest rate-rigging claims from UK and US regulators, including the largest ever UK fine for rate manipulation. Germany's biggest bank will pay th... [more]

Lybia could confront EU attacks on human traffickers

Thu, 23 April 2015

Muhammed El-Ghirani, Lybian Minister of Foreign Affairs of the "Government of the National Salvation", rival to the country's internationally-recognised government, said on Thursday his group would "c... [more]

Chinese manufacturing sector PMI slips again in April

Thu, 23 April 2015

Manufacturing activity in China fell more quickly than expected in April, according to a widely followed survey, but some economists pointed out the figures were in fact not as weak as they might appe... [more]

Bonds: Goldman Sachs sounds optimistic note on Greece

Wed, 22 April 2015

These were the movements in some of the most widely followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 1.96% (+6bp) UK: 1.57% (+16bp) Germany: 0.17% (+10bp) France: 0.42% (+5bp) Italy: 1.41% (-4bp) Spai... [more]

Eurozone consumer confidence declines in April as concerns over Greece mount

Wed, 22 April 2015

Eurozone consumer confidence fell in April, registering its first decline in five months as the uncertainty surrounding Greece weighed on sentiment. The index fell to -4.6 this month from -3.7, which ... [more]

US existing home sales rise at fastest pace in 18 months in March

Wed, 22 April 2015

Sales of existing US homes rose at the fastest pace in 18 months in March, industry data showed on Wednesday. According to the National Association of Realtors, existing home sales rose 6.1% month-on-... [more]

US home mortgages grow in week to 17 April, MBA says

Wed, 22 April 2015

Applications for US home mortgages grew last week, data released on Wednesday showed. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said its seasonally adjusted index of application activity, which covers ho... [more]

Boston Fed president adopts realistic approach to rate rises

Wed, 22 April 2015

The US economy will pick up this year paving the way for interest rate increases, but if forecasts are wide off the mark again they may need to be deferred, a top American policymaker said on Wednesda... [more]

Gazprom charged by EU regulators over Eastern Europe antitrust tactics

Wed, 22 April 2015

European regulators have formally charged Russian energy behemoth Gazprom with anti-competition charges over its central and eastern European business. The European Commission's antitrust regulators h... [more]

UK futures trader arrested for May 2010 Flash Crash

Wed, 22 April 2015

The US Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that a British citizen was arrested in the UK, accused of having contributed to the May 2010 flash crash in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average plu... [more]

Bonds: Gross says sell Bunds, as EU president sounds optimistic note

Wed, 22 April 2015

Sovereign bond markets were relatively calm on Tuesday, as traders tried to discern just how long the stand-off in negotiations between Greece and its international creditors would last and what the e... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Tesla Motors Inc 231.55 6.01 22:07
Fastenal Co. 42.41 1.87 22:10
Apple Inc. 132.65 1.82 22:10
Akamai Technologies Inc. 77.04 1.72 22:10
Nxp Semiconductors Nv 96.93 1.68 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Applied Materials Inc. 19.97 -8.39 22:08
Mylan Inc. 71.72 -5.71 22:06
Mattel Inc. 28.80 -4.64 22:06
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 127.88 -3.99 22:10
Celgene Corp. 114.71 -3.37 22:08