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Insurers and High Street banks pace gains amid pound strength

Insurers and High Street banks pace gains amid pound strength

Tue, 24 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The leaderboard for London´s top flight index on Tuesday was a who´s-how of the City´s top insurers and the main High Street banking groups as the latest EU referendum poll results ... [more]

US new home sales surge in April, beat expectations

US new home sales surge in April, beat expectations

Tue, 24 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Sales of new US single-family homes rose to their highest level since 2008 in April, official data released on Tuesday showed. According to figures from the Commerce Department, new... [more]

Turkey cuts interest rates, political pressures seen

Turkey cuts interest rates, political pressures seen

Tue, 24 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The decision by Turkey´s central bank to cut interest rates, while expected, was seen by some analysts as further evidence that rate-setters in Ankara were bowing to political press... [more]

Google searched: Paris police search offices in tax probe

Google searched: Paris police search offices in tax probe

Tue, 24 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Google's Paris office has been searched by gendarmes as part of a €1.6bn tax fraud probe, according to reports. Google's France headquarters in the ninth arrondissement were se... [more]

German economic sentiment unexpectedly deteriorates in May

German economic sentiment unexpectedly deteriorates in May

Tue, 24 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - German investor confidence unexpectedly deteriorated in May, according to the latest survey from the ZEW Center for European Economic Research in Mannheim. The indicator of economic... [more]

German first-quarter GDP confirmed at 0.7%

Tue, 24 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - German gross domestic product grew at 0.7% in the first quarter compared with 0.3% in the final quarter of last year, Destatis said on Tuesday, confirming its flash estimate earlier... [more]

Bonds: Brexit could see BoE cut Bank Rate by 50 basis points, JP Morgan says

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - These were the movements in the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 1.84% (+0bp) UK: 1.45% (-0bp) Germany: 0.18% (+1bp) Spain: 1.58% (+1bp) France: 0.81% (+1... [more]

Hopes of a sterling bounce after a Bremain vote likely to be dashed, Pantheon says

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Hopes that sterling will bounce back to its previous levels against the US dollar around $1.57 after a potential UK vote to remain in the EU will likely be dashed, said Pantheon Mac... [more]

Greece requires substantial debt relief, IMF says

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Greece required substantial debt relief to secure the long-run sustainability of its government´s finances, the International Monetary Fund said. The country needed a mix of debt ma... [more]

JP Morgan recommends tactical-long in banks, with short China-related cyclicals as a hedge

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Strategists at JP Morgan recommended that clients go 'long' banks on a tactical basis while shorting China-related cyclicals and commodities as a head against policy tightening by t... [more]

Mind the potential downside if you´re invested in gold, Citi says

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Mind the downside if your invested in gold or one of its proxies, analysts at Citi said. Price charts for the US dollar appeared to be pointing to long-term momentum behind the US d... [more]

World Bank boss warns of Brexit danger to developing nations

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - World Bank president Jim Yong Kim has warned of the escalating dangers to developing nations already hurting from a slump in commodity prices if Britain votes to leave the European ... [more]

Eurozone consumer sentiment improves in May, beats views

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Consumer sentiment in the Eurozone rose to its highest level since January in May, according to a flash estimate released by the European Commission. Consumer confidence improved 2.... [more]

Total says panic fuel buying hits a quarter of its stations

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - French oil and gas company Total said more than a quarter of its petrol stations across France have either partially or completely run out of fuel after striking French oil workers ... [more]

US manufacturing PMI unexpectedly slips in May

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Markit's flash US manufacturing purchasing managers' index fell to 50.5 in May from 50.8 in April. This is only a touch above the 50 mark that separates contraction from expansion a... [more]

Tory faithful swing towards voting for UK to stay in EU - poll

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - With just a month to go before Britain votes on whether to remain part of the EU, or not, yet another opinion poll has put the remain campaign in front of the leave, this time thank... [more]

Risks of inflation expectations becoming de-anchored have increased, ECB´s Praet says

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Policymakers at the European Central Bank still have room to ease monetary policy further if deemed necessary, its chief economist said. In an interview with Portuguese daily Public... [more]

US central bank to hike rates three or four times in 2017, Fed´s Williams says

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The US central bank would likely raise interest two or three times over what was left of 2016, a regional Federal Reserve boss said on Monday. San Francisco Fed chief John Williams ... [more]

US elections will not influence central bank policy, Fed´s Williams says

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Rate-setters in Washington would not hold back from tightening monetary policy in 2016 on account of the US presidential elections, a regional Fed boss said. Speaking to broadcaster... [more]

US economy on verge of meeting conditions for another rate hike, Fed´s Rosengren says

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The US economy was on the cusp of meeting most of the conditions set out by the country´s central bankers to tighten monetary policy again, a top official said over the weekend. In ... [more]

US labour market may put upward pressure on inflation, says Fed's Bullard

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The United States' relatively tight labour market may place upward pressure on inflation, strengthening the case for higher interest rates in that country, said St Louis Federal Res... [more]

Markit's flash Eurozone PMI hits 16-month low

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Markit's flash Eurozone composite purchasing managers' index slipped to a 16-month low of 52.9 in May from 53.0 in April, missing expectations for a reading of 53.2. The services PM... [more]

German PMIs beat expectations in May

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Markit's flash composite purchasing managers' index for Germany rose to a five-month high of 54.7 in May from 53.6 in April, beating economists' expectations for a reading of 53.8. ... [more]

Britain's bookies slash odds on UK remaining in EU - report

Fri, 20 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Britain's high-street bookies are slashing the odds of the UK voting to remain in the EU, with an overwhelming number of punters now betting a Brexit will not happen, a report says.... [more]

Bank of England policymaker Forbes warns of EU referendum 'fog'

Fri, 20 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Bank of England policymaker Kristin Forbes said it was unclear whether uncertainty stemming from the UK's looming in-out vote from the EU was entirely behind softening economic data... [more]