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Eurozone PMI revised a tad lower on weakness in Germany

Eurozone PMI revised a tad lower on weakness in Germany

Mon, 01 September 2014

Activity in the Eurozone's manufacturing sector dropped to a 13-month low in August, according to revised data from survey compiler Markit, as new orders from both inside and outside the single curren... [more]

Putin suggests statehood for Ukraine, Russia may face new sanctions,

Putin suggests statehood for Ukraine, Russia may face new sanctions,

Mon, 01 September 2014

The "statehood" of regions in southern and eastern Ukraine has to be discussed immediately, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday. On Friday, Putin warned western leaders not to "mess with"... [more]

Chinese PMIs reveal manufacturing slowdown in August

Chinese PMIs reveal manufacturing slowdown in August

Mon, 01 September 2014

Two separate surveys released on Monday showed that growth in China's manufacturing sector eased in August. HSBC's China manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) fell from 51.7 to 50.2 points l... [more]

IMF board likely to believe Lagarde investigation will not interfere with her duties

IMF board likely to believe Lagarde investigation will not interfere with her duties

Fri, 29 August 2014

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) board will likely offer its support to its leader, Christine Lagarde, who is facing a formal investigation into claims of negligence in a French fraud case, sourc... [more]

Ukraine crisis deepens as west warns Russia of more sanctions

Ukraine crisis deepens as west warns Russia of more sanctions

Fri, 29 August 2014

The United Nations (UN), Nato, the US and EU leaders held separate meetings between Thursday and Friday, as the western countries seek to address the crisis in Ukraine. On Thursday, Nato reported tha... [more]

Eurozone unemployment unchanged in July

Fri, 29 August 2014

Unemployment in the Eurozone remained unchanged in July, according to data published on Friday by Eurostat. Specifically, the jobless rate for the region stayed at 11.5%. This was a decrease from the... [more]

Eurozone inflation comes in slightly ahead of forecasts

Fri, 29 August 2014

The rate of consumer price inflation in the euro area slowed to a 0.3% year-on-year pace in August, according to preliminary data from Eurostat. That was in line with the consensus estimate and follo... [more]

Bonds: Traders book profits in periphery bonds after strong run

Thu, 28 August 2014

The following were the yield and basis point (bp) movements of some of the most-watched 10-year bonds this afternoon: US: 2.34% (-2bp) UK: 2.37% (-0bp) Germany: 0.88% (-3bp) France: 1.24% (-1bp) Spai... [more]

US second-quarter GDP growth revised up to 4.2%

Thu, 28 August 2014

The second estimate for US gross domestic product (GDP) showed that the American economy grew by an annualised rate of 4.2% in the second quarter. This was higher than the initial estimate of 4% grow... [more]

Russian forces seize town in south-eastern Ukraine - UPDATE

Thu, 28 August 2014

Russia has "well over a thousand", a senior Nato official said on Thursday. The official, who was quoted by the Financial Times, said the supply of arms by Russia had increased in both "volume and qu... [more]

Apple's iWatch to be unveiled on 9 September

Thu, 28 August 2014

Apple plans to unveil its highly anticipated wearable device iWatch on 9 September to compete against Samsung's Galaxy Gear, reports said. The device will feature new functions such as the health and... [more]

Pakistan crisis deepens as rebel leader calls for "Revolution Day"

Thu, 28 August 2014

The crisis in Pakistan deepened on Thursday as talks between the government and the opposition failed to deliver tangible results. Large crowds have taken to the streets to protest against government... [more]

Eurozone economic confidence falls more than expected

Thu, 28 August 2014

Eurozone economic confidence fell more than recently downgraded forecasts in August, according to the data for August published by the European Commission on Thursday, while the business climate indic... [more]

German unemployment ticks up

Thu, 28 August 2014

German unemployment numbers unexpectedly rose in August, according to data published by the German Statistics Office on Thursday. After having fallen by 11,000 in July, the number of unemployed unexp... [more]

Bonds: Yields on Gilts drop following sale of inflation-linked debt

Wed, 27 August 2014

The following were the yield and basis point (bp) movements of some of the most-watched 10-year bonds this afternoon: US: 2.37% (-3bp) UK: 2.37% (-8bp) Germany: 0.93% (-1bp) France: 1.27% (-1bp) Spai... [more]

Russia could cut its gas supplies to Europe, warns Ukrainian Prime Minister

Wed, 27 August 2014

Russia plans to stop supplying gas to Europe this winter, said Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk. Moscow cut off gas supplies to Kiev in June after a dispute over gas prices emerged between t... [more]

German consumer confidence expectations fall in September

Wed, 27 August 2014

German consumer confidence is forecast to slip lower in September, according to consultancy GfK. The research group's barometer for consumer sentiment is expected to dip to a reading of 8.6 next mont... [more]

Italian consumer confidence drops more than forecast in August

Wed, 27 August 2014

Italy's consumer confidence gauge for the month of August fell to 101.9 from 104.4 in the month before, according to ISTAT. The consensus estimate was for a reading of 104. Amongst the subindices th... [more]

IMF's Lagarde investigated for fraud - UPDATE

Wed, 27 August 2014

International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde is under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case. Lagarde has been probed about her part in a €400m compensation payout to ... [more]

Israel-Hamas ceasefire begins, Israeli PM under criticism

Wed, 27 August 2014

An indefinite ceasefire between Israel and Gaza began on Tuesday night, as both parties agreed to bring the seven-week conflict to a halt. After successful negotiations in Cairo between Israel, Hamas... [more]

Talks between Russia and Ukraine could decide "Europe's fate," says Ukrainian president

Wed, 27 August 2014

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko claimed "the fate of Europe" was being decided during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Minsk. Poroshenko insisted that his government woul... [more]

Former ECB chief Trichet urges Draghi to deliver

Wed, 27 August 2014

The former president of the European Central Bank (ECB) Jean-Claude Trichet urged his replacement Mario Draghi to act on measures to deter deflation. Speaking in an interview with CNBC, Trichet said ... [more]

Bonds: Eurozone bond yields drop back further

Tue, 26 August 2014

The following were the yield and basis point (bp) movements of some of the most-watched 10-year bonds this afternoon: US: 2.39% (+1bp) UK: 2.45% (+3bp) Germany: 0.94% (-1bp) France: 1.28% (-4bp) Spai... [more]

Burger King buys Tim Hortons for $11bn

Tue, 26 August 2014

Burger King is buying Canadian doughnuts chain Tim Hortons for $11bn and moving its headquarters to Canada. The deal was confirmed on Tuesday and it will create the world's third-largest fast-food co... [more]

Geopolitical tension could hurt world's economy, warns WPP's chief

Tue, 26 August 2014

The ongoing conflicts between Ukraine and Russia and the geopolitical threats in the Middle East are a serious threat to the world's economy, according to WPP's boss Sir Martin Sorrell. WPP, the worl... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
ITV 218.70 3.55 17:09
Marks & Spencer Group 441.00 2.58 16:35
BAE Systems 456.00 2.45 17:05
Kingfisher 308.60 1.61 16:41
BG Group 1,217.00 1.29 17:01

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 173.50 -2.25 17:09
Mondi 1,012.00 -2.03 16:37
Tesco 225.55 -1.91 17:07
Shire Plc 4,864.00 -1.20 17:07
GlaxoSmithKline 1,460.00 -0.98 16:57