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Russian aid trucks enter Ukraine without authorisation - UPDATE

Fri, 22 August 2014

Ukraine says that 34 Russian trucks carrying humanitarian aid have crossed into its territory through rebel-held territory, The Wall Street Journal Europe reports. Earlier reports from Interfax and R... [more]

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China losing momentum in Q3, economists say

Fri, 22 August 2014

Chinese economic growth is expected to slow down in the third quarter of the year after a strong end to the second quarter, Capital Economics forecasted on Friday. Experts noticed a weaker policy sup... [more]

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Bonds: Market says Eurozone headed towards deflation, FT writes

Thu, 21 August 2014

The following were the yield and basis point (bp) movements of some of the most-watched 10-year bonds this afternoon: US: 2.40% (-2bp) UK: 2.40% (-2bp) Germany: 0.99% (+0bp) France: 1.39% (+1bp) Spai... [more]

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Bank of America confirms it will pay record $16.65bn settlement - UPDATE

Thu, 21 August 2014

Bank of America has agreed pay a record settlement of $16.65bn in response to an investigation into transactions relating to the 2008 financial crisis, the Justice department said on Thursday. The ba... [more]

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Russia denies military vehicle has been captured by Ukrainian army

Thu, 21 August 2014

Russia's Defence Ministry has dismissed Ukrainian reports of the capture of Russian military vehicles as entirely fabricated. Major General Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the ministry, said that t... [more]

Eurozone composite PMI remains low despite "some positive points"

Thu, 21 August 2014

The Eurozone purchasing managers index (PMI) said on Thursday the composite output index was down at 52.8% in August against 53.8% last month, compared to forecasts of 53.4%. The manufacturing PMI co... [more]

Fed takes another step towards raising rates, minutes show

Wed, 20 August 2014

The release of minutes from the US Federal Open Market Committee showed that it, like its UK counterparts who also released minutes on Wednesday, was more hawkish than expected. The release of minute... [more]

Bonds: Moderate gains in yields following minutes

Wed, 20 August 2014

The following were the yield and basis point (bp) movements of some of the most-watched 10-year bonds this afternoon: US: 2.43% (+3bp) UK: 2.42% (+2bp) Germany: 0.99% (-1bp) France: 1.38% (-1bp) Spai... [more]

German minister accuses Qatar of financing IS

Wed, 20 August 2014

A German government minister has accused Qatar of financing the jihadist terror group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (Isis) Germany's development aid minister, Gerd Mueller, claims that... [more]

Pakistan legislators to meet as protesters call for reform

Wed, 20 August 2014

Led by former cricket player Imran Khan, protesters in Pakistan's capital Islamabad marched in their thousands on the country's parliament in a plea for a government reform. Pakistan's political lead... [more]

MPC surprise: two members voted in favour of rate hike - UPDATE

Wed, 20 August 2014

The Bank of England's (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted 7-2 in favour of keeping rates unchanged at its last meeting, contrary to expectations for a unanimous decision. Wednesday's release ... [more]

IS militants claim to have killed US journalist James Foley - UPDATE

Wed, 20 August 2014

Islamic State (IS) militants circulated a video online on Tuesday which showed the beheading of a man they claimed to be James Foley, an American photojournalist who was kidnapped in Syria two years a... [more]

London third-least liveable city in Europe, as Melbourne and Vienna top list

Wed, 20 August 2014

Melbourne remains the most "liveable" city in the world, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit, with London one of the least pleasant places to reside. The capital of the Australian state of V... [more]

Bonds: Some economists still expect hike in Bank Rate in Q4

Tue, 19 August 2014

The following were the yield and basis point (bp) movements of some of the most-watched 10-year bonds this afternoon: US: 2.40% (+0bp) UK: 2.40% (-3bp) Germany: 1.00% (-1bp) France: 1.39% (-2bp) Spai... [more]

Riots in Ferguson show racial tensions persist in the US

Tue, 19 August 2014

The US has been in the spotlight in the last few weeks after the police shot dead an unarmed 18-year-old black man in Ferguson, Missouri, which shows racial tensions are still an ongoing concern in th... [more]

US housing starts, permits surge in July

Tue, 19 August 2014

The US housing market could be showing signs of recovery after the Commerce Department announced on Tuesday housing starts and building permits in the US bounced back strongly in July. Groundbreaking... [more]

US core CPI misses, but Fed still set to hike rates in March

Tue, 19 August 2014

US consumer prices advanced at a 0.1% month-on-month (2% year-on-year) clip in July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was in line with economists' forecasts. At the core level, excl... [more]

Violence in Ferguson erupts again as police arrest and shoot protesters

Tue, 19 August 2014

Protests against the killing of an unarmed teenager by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri continued days after the event, as police and national guard troops confronted protesters and made arrests... [more]

Ebola death toll rises above 1,220

Tue, 19 August 2014

The death toll of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has risen to 1,229 following a further 84 reported between 14th and 16th of August, the latest statistics from the World Health Organisation (... [more]

US air strikes help Iraq army to secure key Mosul dam

Tue, 19 August 2014

Kurdish and Iraqi forces dealt Islamic State (IS) militants a severe blow by recapturing the Mosul Dam on Monday. The dam, which supplies power and water to a large part of Northern Iraq, was conside... [more]

Aid to Ukrainian refugees "a priority", says Russian minister

Tue, 19 August 2014

Plans to increase aid to Ukrainian refugees are set to go ahead, after Russia's Deputy Emergencies Minister Vladimir Stepanov said on Tuesday that his government regarded them as its priority task. "... [more]

Bonds: Yields snap back as geopolitical tensions recede

Mon, 18 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% (+5bp) UK: 2.43% (+10bp) Germany: 1.02% (+6bp) France: 1.41% (+7bp) Spa... [more]

"Britain is not going to get involved in another war in Iraq," says Cameron

Mon, 18 August 2014

David Cameron has said the UK should be prepared to use diplomatic and military forces to curb the threat posed by militants of the Islamic State (IS) in Northern Iraq. The British Prime Minister des... [more]

French FM calls on ECB to lower euro

Mon, 18 August 2014

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin has called on the European Central Bank (ECB) to take action and support growth by forcing the euro lower. After data last Thursday showed that France's gross dom... [more]

Moody's warns on danger of French deficit breach for Eurozone

Mon, 18 August 2014

Moody's Investor Service has warned that missed deficit targets in France would be credit negative for the Eurozone as a whole. The comments came after French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Th... [more]

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FTSE 100 Top Fallers

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Fresnillo 920.00 -1.92 16:24
SSE 1,492.00 -1.84 16:24
CRH 1,377.00 -1.71 16:24
BHP Billiton 1,938.00 -1.67 16:24
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