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HSBC sees large gains for pound if 'yes' vote wins in referendum

HSBC sees large gains for pound if 'yes' vote wins in referendum

Mon, 08 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Brokers weighed in with their views on Monday on the likely implications Brexit would have, just as Westminster and Brussels were expected to begin thrashing out the details of the ... [more]

Investor confidence in the Eurozone“s outlook retreats to 2014 levels

Investor confidence in the Eurozone“s outlook retreats to 2014 levels

Mon, 08 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Market participants grew more wary about the economic outlook for 2016 in February, as prospects for the US economy worsened and the German economy cooled, according to one of the m... [more]

Spanish industrial production dips in December

Spanish industrial production dips in December

Mon, 08 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Spanish industrial production fell by 0.2% month-on-month in December, according to the country“s statistics office, INE. That followed month-on-month increases of 0.2% in October a... [more]

Saudi Arabia holds successful talks with Venezuela, country“s oil minister says

Saudi Arabia holds successful talks with Venezuela, country“s oil minister says

Mon, 08 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Saudi Arabia held "successful" talks over the weekend with Venezuela, which is also a member of the Organisation for Petroleum Exporting Countries, on possible avenues of cooperatio... [more]

Commodities: Oil, gold futures retreat on mixed US data

Commodities: Oil, gold futures retreat on mixed US data

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Oil and gold futures headed lower on Friday, along with much of the base metal complex, as weekend profit taking in Europe and mixed data from the US weighed on trading patterns. At... [more]

US January jobs reports - Economists react

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - "Although the 151,000 gain in non-farm payrolls in January was a little below the consensus forecast of a 190,000 gain, the rest of the employment report was very encouraging, with ... [more]

US trade deficit increased more than expected

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - America“s trade deficit with the rest of the world increased slightly more than expected at the end of 2015 as exports of vehicles and parts slipped. The trade deficit worsened by $... [more]

US recession risks low, UBS says

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - The odds of a US recession by the third quarter of 2016 remained low - at about 16.5% - economists at UBS said, referencing a proprietary credit-based gauge of risks. In their opini... [more]

US nonfarm payrolls rise less than expected in January

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - US nonfarm payrolls rose less than expected in January, according to data from the Labor Department. The figures showed US employers added 151,000 jobs, compared with consensus expe... [more]

High-yield equities might see demand as Fed hike expectations fall, HSBC says

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Access to reliable proprietary data can offer valuable insights into possible investment opportunities and equity strategists at HSBC thought they had detected just such an instance... [more]

Obama proposes $10/bbl US oil levy

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - US oil exploration and production companies would be asked to pay a tax of $10 (£6.85) on every barrel they extract under a proposal by President Barack Obama due to be announced ne... [more]

German manufacturing orders drop more than expected

Fri, 05 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - German manufacturing orders fell more than expected in December, data from Destatis showed on Friday. Orders were down 0.7% compared with a 1.5% increase in November and steeper tha... [more]

Current situation needs to be assessed very carefully, Fed“s Kaplan says

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - The US central bank wanted to ward against market distortions arising from interest rates near zero but the current situation needed to be assessed and risks to growth monitored, a ... [more]

Commodities: Oil futures slide but gold holds firm

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Oil futures fell into negative territory during Thursday afternoon trading, while gold futures extended gains for much of the session. At 1727 GMT, as conflicting market chatter abo... [more]

US factory orders drop more than expected in December

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - US factory orders fell 2.9% in December, according to data released by the Commerce Department. This compares to a downwardly-revised 0.7% decline the previous month and was slightl... [more]

Global businesses were in confident mood over fourth quarter, ACCA survey finds

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Business confidence saw a marked improvement at the end of 2015, according to a survey conducted by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Management Ac... [more]

Minerals industry contributes £235bn to UK economy, CBI report says

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - The UK mineral extraction industry contributes to the economy by underpinning £235bn in added value terms, representing 16% of the total economy, according to a report published by ... [more]

US labour costs rose more quickly than expected in the fourth quarter

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Labour costs Stateside rose sharply at the end of last year as worker“s productivity slipped, new government statistics revealed. The productivity of US workers declined at an annua... [more]

US initial jobless claims rise a touch more than expected

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - The number of first time unemployment benefits claimants in the US rose a little more than expected last week. According to the Department of Labor, new claims rose by 8,000 to 285,... [more]

Morgan Stanley now sees crude oil prices falling throughout 2016

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Oil prices would continue falling throughout 2016 instead of rising, according to new research from Morgan Stanley, possibly confounding the likes of the European Commission who on ... [more]

Brussels slashes inflation forecasts, but optimistic on growth

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Inflation in the euro area in 2016 was set to undershoot Brussels“s previous expectations by a very wide margin as a result of the falling oil price, but only temporarily, the Europ... [more]

Asian demand helps global air traffic soar to five-year high

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Global air passenger traffic in 2015 hit its strongest level in five years, with soaring Asian demand driving a 6.5% rise on the previous year, well above the 5.5% 10-year average. ... [more]

Draghi warns over acting too late on inflation

Thu, 04 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi warned on Thursday that acting too late on low inflation was more risky than acting too early. Speaking at a conference at the Bundesbank, D... [more]

How relevant is US labour data?

Wed, 03 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - The US economy added 205,000 private jobs in January, according to the ADP employment report, which was weaker than the previous month's 257,000 additional jobs, yet a length in fro... [more]

Bonds: Gilts track Japanese bonds and German Bunds higher

Wed, 03 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - These were the movements in the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 1.85% (+0bp) UK: 1.53% (-1bp) Germany: 0.28% (-3bp) France: 0.61% (-4bp) Italy: 1.44% (-5... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Symantec Corp. 19.76 3.02 22:10
Comcast Corp. 59.41 2.06 22:10
CA Inc. 28.32 0.60 22:00
Costco Wholesale Corp. 143.99 0.50 22:10
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. 43.42 0.39 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
TripAdvisor Inc. 58.37 -8.53 22:03
Adobe Systems Inc. 79.20 -8.29 22:08
T-Mobile Us, Inc. 35.66 -7.86 22:10
Netflix Inc. 82.79 -7.71 22:03
Nxp Semiconductors Nv 70.70 -7.35 22:09