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Bank of Spain forecasts acceleration in economy

Wed, 23 July 2014

The Bank of Spain (BoS) forecast an acceleration in the Spanish economy for this year and next thanks to the improving financial conditions, labour market and consumer confidence, according to the mon... [more]

Qinetiq; defence; military; army

Israel possibly violating international law in Gaza, says UN

Wed, 23 July 2014

The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, said there is a "strong possibility" Israel is violating international law in Gaza. Pillay said Israel's killing of Pale... [more]

Ukraine political map

EU to impose further sanctions on Russia as MPs question licence deals

Wed, 23 July 2014

The European Union has agreed to impose further sanctions on Russia, although leaders have stopped short of moving to the more serious Level Three sanctions. The new measures, which will target a lar... [more]

Money

US consumer prices rise as gasoline costs jump

Tue, 22 July 2014

Consumer prices in the States increased in June but largely reflected a surge in the price of gasoline. Inflation eased from 0.4% to 0.3% last month on a seasonally-adjusted basis, the US Bureau of L... [more]

Malaysia Airlines; aerospace; transport; air travel

Malaysia Airlines bodies reach Ukraine government

Tue, 22 July 2014

The remains of the 298 victims on board the downed Malaysia Airlines plane arrived in Ukrainian government hands on Tuesday as pro-Russian rebels passed over two flight-data recorders to investigators... [more]

Gaza death toll rises past 500

Mon, 21 July 2014

The death toll in Gaza rose past 500 on Monday as Israeli troops continued to storm the Palestinian region, according to Gaza health officials. In the latest development, at least four people were ki... [more]

Bundesbank sees Q2 stagnation in Germany

Mon, 21 July 2014

The Bundesbank (Buba) warned that the German economy probably stagnated in the second quarter, according to the central bank's monthly report published on Monday. Buba noted that the lost momentum in... [more]

Live: Malaysia Airlines jet crash

Fri, 18 July 2014

1655: The United Nations (UN) Security Council has called for a "full, thorough and independent international investigation" into the downing of the plane and "appropriate accountability" for those re... [more]

Gaza unrest drives uncertainty in European markets

Fri, 18 July 2014

The unrest in Gaza continued to fuel a downturn in markets on Friday as Israel upped its attacks on the Middle Eastern enclave. Analysts said Israel's invasion of the narrow strip which is home to 1.... [more]

Malaysia crash hits financial markets and fuels political tension

Fri, 18 July 2014

The crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet in Ukraine, apparently shot down by separatist rebels, rocked financial markets on Friday and sparked fears of renewed tensions between Russia and the west. Flig... [more]

Malaysian airliner "shot down by rebels" in Ukraine - UPDATE

Thu, 17 July 2014

A Malaysian airliner reportedly with 295 people on board has crashed near Ukraine's border with Russia, allegedly after being shot down by pro-Russian rebels, the BBC and other international media rep... [more]

FARNBOROUGH INTERVIEW Meggitt silent on takeover talk but eyes more buys

Thu, 17 July 2014

Jet parts maker Meggitt stayed tight-lipped about takeover speculation at this week's Farnborough Air Show, but pledged to stay on the acquisition trail. Meggitt, which makes braking systems and whee... [more]

Russia hit by fresh round of sanctions

Thu, 17 July 2014

Russia is facing fresh sanctions from the US in an effort to curb the turmoil in Ukraine. US President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions against key parts of the Russian energy and financial industr... [more]

Eurozone inflation stuck far below ECB target

Thu, 17 July 2014

Eurostat confirmed on Thursday that inflation in the Eurozone inflation remained below the European Central Bank (ECB) target for the ninth consecutive month in June. The final reading consumer price... [more]

Worries rise in China after warning over company bond default

Thu, 17 July 2014

Worries rose in the world's largest corporate debt market, as a Chinese construction company warned on Thursday of a possible default next week. Huatong Road & Bridge Group announced that it coul... [more]

Chinese GDP growth picks up to 7.5% in second quarter

Wed, 16 July 2014

Economic expansion in China picked up pace in the second quarter, figures showed on Wednesday, suggesting that the world's second-largest economy has stabilised after a slowdown earlier in the year. ... [more]

BIS warns of fresh financial crisis as investors ignoring risk

Tue, 15 July 2014

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has warned that the global economy is as vulnerable to a financial crisis as it was in 2007. Higher debt ratios and weak emerging markets are threatening ... [more]

German economic confidence falls more than forecast

Tue, 15 July 2014

German economic confidence fell more than expected in July, adding to indications of a slowdown in Europe's strongest economy. ZEW's economic sentiment index dropped to 27.1 from 29.8 in June. Analys... [more]

Eurozone is weak and risks falling into deflation, says IMF

Mon, 14 July 2014

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday warned that the Eurozone is weak and risks falling into deflation. In a report, the IMF recommended the euro-area repair bank balance sheets and step u... [more]

Bonds: Yields higher ahead of Yellen's testimony

Mon, 14 July 2014

The following were the yield and basis point (bp) movements of some of the most-watched 10-year bonds this afternoon: US: 2.54% (+2bp) UK: 2.60% (0bp) Germany: 1.35% (+0bp) France: 1.65% (+1bp) Spain... [more]

Eurozone industrial production declines

Mon, 14 July 2014

Eurozone industrial production declined less-than-expected in May, according to estimates published on Monday by Eurostat. Production output dropped by 1.1% from the prior month, slightly less than t... [more]

German wholesale prices continue decline, CPI unrevised

Fri, 11 July 2014

Wholesale prices in Germany declined for a twelfth consecutive month in June while the consumer price index (CPI) confirmed the rise seen in the flash estimate, according to data released on Friday by... [more]

US jobless claims unexpectedly decline

Thu, 10 July 2014

Initial claims for unemployment benefits in the States unexpectedly dropped by 11,000 last week, falling close to their lowest levels in seven years. Jobless claims declined to 304,000 in the week en... [more]

Chinese exports improve only slightly in May

Thu, 10 July 2014

The latest data on China's foreign trade showed an improvement in the underlying fundamentals of the economy, albeit by less than was expected, which may lead to an easing bias on the part of authorit... [more]

French industrial production surprises sharply to the downside in May

Thu, 10 July 2014

French industrial production contracted at a 1.7% month-on-month pace in May, according to INSEE. The consensus estimate was for an increase of 0.2%. Manufacturing sector output was also 2.3% down (... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Capita 1,197.00 3.64 12:27
Associated British Foods 2,904.00 2.58 12:27
GKN 353.10 1.64 12:27
Babcock International Group 1,140.00 1.33 12:27
Marks & Spencer Group 448.00 1.22 12:27

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
SSE 1,498.00 -2.79 12:27
GlaxoSmithKline 1,515.50 -2.54 12:27
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,072.00 -1.83 12:27
Weir Group 2,704.00 -1.60 12:27
Mondi 1,035.00 -1.52 12:27