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Fed's Evans sounds dovish note

Fed's Evans sounds dovish note

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - A top US central bank official sounded a relatively dovish note on Monday. Speaking at a conference in Madrid, Spain, Chicago Fed president Charles Evans reportedly said he did not ... [more]

FX round-up: Sterling rides higher, seen by some as possibly undervalued

FX round-up: Sterling rides higher, seen by some as possibly undervalued

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Sterling posted robust gains on major crosses on Monday, in part due to a weaker dollar as traders pondered whether US President Donald Trump can deliver on his promises and also as... [more]

HSBC now sees three Fed hikes in 2017 and one more in 2018

HSBC now sees three Fed hikes in 2017 and one more in 2018

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Economists at HSBC raised their interest rate forecasts for the US, bringing them more in-line with the consensus view - up to a point. The broker now expects the US Federal Reserve... [more]

London close: FTSE falls on resources, financials as Trump's ability to deliver scrutinised

London close: FTSE falls on resources, financials as Trump's ability to deliver scrutinised

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Equities in London closed the day much lower with investors selling resources stocks and heading for gold on doubts about whether US President Donald Trump will be able to deliver o... [more]

Commodities: Gold surges after Trump's Healthcare Bill denied by Congress

Commodities: Gold surges after Trump's Healthcare Bill denied by Congress

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Gold surged on Monday afternoon as traders rattled by US President Donald Trump's failure to get his Healthcare Bill passed in Congress on Friday sparked a rush away from the dollar... [more]

Opec, non-Opec states defer extension on cuts; Oil price slides

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Opec and non-Opec oil producers agreed to review whether a deal to throttle supply should be given a six month extension. In a statement released on Sunday, the Joint Ministerial Mo... [more]

Greece to plug refugee intake after reaching its 'limits'

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Greek migration minister Ioannis Mouzalas has said the country will not be taking in any more refugees under the Dublin Regulation, as he says it is no longer able to cope with the ... [more]

Rand recoils as Zuma recalls finance minister

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - South Africa's rand tumbled sharply on Monday after finance minister Pravin Gordhan was recalled by President Jacob Zuma. The President "did not give permission" for Gordhan's trip ... [more]

German business confidence at highest since 2011

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - German business confidence unexpectedly improved in March, according to a widely-followed survey. The Ifo's business climate index rose to 112.3 from 111.1 in February, beating ex... [more]

Brexit optimism waning: only 29% believe it will benefit economy

Mon, 27 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - British consumers increasingly believe the economy will be worse off after Brexit, with a new survey finding just 29% people feel separation from the European Union will have a posi... [more]

Republicans pull healthcare bill before vote

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - The White House pulled its proposed bill to reform the US healthcare system at the last moment despite what some had assumed to be widespread Republican support to revamp Obamacare.... [more]

FX round-up: Sterling downcast on Friday as US Congress votes on Trump's Healthcare Bill

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Sterling turned in a downcast Friday performance as it slipped on most key pairs, with global markets drifting as US President Donald Trump's Healthcare Bill goes to a congressional... [more]

London close: FTSE drifts lower ahead of pivotal US Congress healthcare vote

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Equities in London spent most of the session adrift with a slightly negative bias ahead of the US congressional vote on President Donald Trump's Healthcare Bill, with little in the ... [more]

Marine Le Pen calls for an end to Russia sanctions

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - French National Front leader Marine Le Pen has urged the international community to lift sanctions placed on Russia after its annexation of Crimea in 2014. The French presidential c... [more]

Commodities: Crude trades sideways as traders look to Opec's Sunday meeting

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Crude-oil futures traded essentially sideways ahead of Opec's meeting on Sunday, with traders already nervous about the global glut of the black liquid looking for a further product... [more]

Cadbury may cut chocolate sizes as Brexit effect bites

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Britons could be about to get less bite for their buck as US-owned chocolate maker Cadbury has indicated that its products could be trimmed in size or increased in price post-Brexit... [more]

US durable goods orders jump in February, but details weaker

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Orders for goods meant to last more than three years jumped in February on the back of a large increase in those for civilian aircraft. Total durable goods orders grew 1.7% month-on... [more]

Federal Reserve in better position to stop balance sheet reinvestment, Bullard says

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - The US central bank may now be in a better position to stop reinvesting the proceeds of its assets in acquiring new ones, a top member of the Federal Reserve said. Furthermore, the ... [more]

US business activity expands at slowest pace in six months in March

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Business activity in the US expanded at its slowest pace since September 2016 in March, according to data released on Friday. Markit's flash US composite output index - which measur... [more]

Under pressure Fillon accuses Hollande of meddling in French election

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Francois Fillon, French presidential candidate and former prime minister, has accused President Francois Hollande of unduly interfering in the country's election. The first round of... [more]

Bank of Russia surprises with rate cut to 9.75%

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Russia's central bank took markets by surprise on Friday, announcing it had cut its key policy rate in response to a quicker than expected drop in price pressures, with further cuts... [more]

Malaysia loosens drug stance with removal of mandatory death sentence

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Drugs offences in Malaysia will no longer be hit with an automatic death sentence, as the country's government plans to give more power of discretion to the courts system. The count... [more]

ECB's Praet reiterates rates to remain at current lows, criticises anti-establishment parties

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - The European Central Bank will keep interest rates low well past the end of its bond purchase programme, its top policy thinker reiterated, while criticising anti-establishment part... [more]

Eurozone business growth near six-year high in March

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Markit's flash eurozone composite purchasing managers' index unexpectedly rose in March, to a near six-year high. The composite PMI, which covers both the services and manufacturing... [more]

Trump faces key healthcare vote as Republicans mull ultimatum

Fri, 24 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Donald Trump has handed out an ultimatum to his Republican colleagues in Congress ahead of a crucial vote on healthcare reform on Friday - vote it in or the US sticks with Obamacare... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Viacom Inc. Class B 44.31 2.90 22:10
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 383.68 2.86 22:02
Tesla Inc 270.22 2.68 22:10
Cerner Corp. 59.29 2.63 22:02
Mylan Inc. 41.71 1.83 21:48

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
PACCAR Inc. 66.49 -1.67 22:10
Fastenal Co. 50.04 -1.42 22:10
Autodesk Inc. 85.44 -1.20 21:30
Paychex Inc. 60.89 -1.18 22:10
Ross Stores Inc. 65.34 -1.18 22:10