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US manufacturing growth at three-year high, ISM survey shows

US manufacturing growth at three-year high, ISM survey shows

Tue, 02 September 2014

Manufacturing growth in the States picked up pace in August to its fastest rate in three years, according to a widely-followed report published on Tuesday. The Institute for Supply Management's (ISM)... [more]

IS militants have carried out 'ethnic cleansing' in Iraq, says Amnesty International

IS militants have carried out "ethnic cleansing" in Iraq, says Amnesty International

Tue, 02 September 2014

Islamic State (IS) militants are carrying out "a wave of ethnic cleansing" against religious minorities in Northern Iraq, according to reports from Amnesty International. IS militants and Sunni rebel... [more]

Commodities: Oil edges higher despite increased output from OPEC

Commodities: Oil edges higher despite increased output from OPEC

Tue, 02 September 2014

Front month West Texas crude futures edged higher by six cents to $95.86 per barrel on the NYMEX despite weaker than expected manufacturing data in China and Europe as well indications of increased ou... [more]

Uber banned across Germany

Uber banned across Germany

Tue, 02 September 2014

Car hire and pick-up service Uber has been hit by a nationwide ban in Germany, after a court in Frankfurt ruled the company could not operate in the country. The ruling states that Uber lacks the the... [more]

Fund chiefs optimistic on UK outlook, Quoted Data says

Fund chiefs optimistic on UK outlook, Quoted Data says

Tue, 02 September 2014

Following is a round-up of views on the UK's macroeconomic outlook from the chairmen and investment managers at some the UK's leading investment companies as collated by QuotedData at the end of July:... [more]

Eurozone PMI revised a tad lower on weakness in Germany

Mon, 01 September 2014

Activity in the Eurozone's manufacturing sector dropped to a 13-month low in August, according to revised data from survey compiler Markit, as new orders from both inside and outside the single curren... [more]

Commodities: Goldman and Barclays downgrade their US growth forecasts

Mon, 01 September 2014

Trading in the commodity space was a mixed bag on Friday, ahead of the Labor Day weekend Stateside and following the release of a weaker than expected reading on US personal spending that prompted som... [more]

Putin suggests statehood for Ukraine, Russia may face new sanctions,

Mon, 01 September 2014

The "statehood" of regions in southern and eastern Ukraine has to be discussed immediately, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday. On Friday, Putin warned western leaders not to "mess with"... [more]

Chinese PMIs reveal manufacturing slowdown in August

Mon, 01 September 2014

Two separate surveys released on Monday showed that growth in China's manufacturing sector eased in August. HSBC's China manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) fell from 51.7 to 50.2 points l... [more]

IMF board likely to believe Lagarde investigation will not interfere with her duties

Fri, 29 August 2014

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) board will likely offer its support to its leader, Christine Lagarde, who is facing a formal investigation into claims of negligence in a French fraud case, sourc... [more]

Ukraine crisis deepens as west warns Russia of more sanctions

Fri, 29 August 2014

The United Nations (UN), Nato, the US and EU leaders held separate meetings between Thursday and Friday, as the western countries seek to address the crisis in Ukraine. On Thursday, Nato reported tha... [more]

Eurozone unemployment unchanged in July

Fri, 29 August 2014

Unemployment in the Eurozone remained unchanged in July, according to data published on Friday by Eurostat. Specifically, the jobless rate for the region stayed at 11.5%. This was a decrease from the... [more]

Eurozone inflation comes in slightly ahead of forecasts

Fri, 29 August 2014

The rate of consumer price inflation in the euro area slowed to a 0.3% year-on-year pace in August, according to preliminary data from Eurostat. That was in line with the consensus estimate and follo... [more]

US second-quarter GDP growth revised up to 4.2%

Thu, 28 August 2014

The second estimate for US gross domestic product (GDP) showed that the American economy grew by an annualised rate of 4.2% in the second quarter. This was higher than the initial estimate of 4% grow... [more]

Russian forces seize town in south-eastern Ukraine - UPDATE

Thu, 28 August 2014

Russia has "well over a thousand", a senior Nato official said on Thursday. The official, who was quoted by the Financial Times, said the supply of arms by Russia had increased in both "volume and qu... [more]

Apple's iWatch to be unveiled on 9 September

Thu, 28 August 2014

Apple plans to unveil its highly anticipated wearable device iWatch on 9 September to compete against Samsung's Galaxy Gear, reports said. The device will feature new functions such as the health and... [more]

Pakistan crisis deepens as rebel leader calls for "Revolution Day"

Thu, 28 August 2014

The crisis in Pakistan deepened on Thursday as talks between the government and the opposition failed to deliver tangible results. Large crowds have taken to the streets to protest against government... [more]

Eurozone economic confidence falls more than expected

Thu, 28 August 2014

Eurozone economic confidence fell more than recently downgraded forecasts in August, according to the data for August published by the European Commission on Thursday, while the business climate indic... [more]

German unemployment ticks up

Thu, 28 August 2014

German unemployment numbers unexpectedly rose in August, according to data published by the German Statistics Office on Thursday. After having fallen by 11,000 in July, the number of unemployed unexp... [more]

Russia could cut its gas supplies to Europe, warns Ukrainian Prime Minister

Wed, 27 August 2014

Russia plans to stop supplying gas to Europe this winter, said Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk. Moscow cut off gas supplies to Kiev in June after a dispute over gas prices emerged between t... [more]

German consumer confidence expectations fall in September

Wed, 27 August 2014

German consumer confidence is forecast to slip lower in September, according to consultancy GfK. The research group's barometer for consumer sentiment is expected to dip to a reading of 8.6 next mont... [more]

Italian consumer confidence drops more than forecast in August

Wed, 27 August 2014

Italy's consumer confidence gauge for the month of August fell to 101.9 from 104.4 in the month before, according to ISTAT. The consensus estimate was for a reading of 104. Amongst the subindices th... [more]

IMF's Lagarde investigated for fraud - UPDATE

Wed, 27 August 2014

International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde is under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case. Lagarde has been probed about her part in a €400m compensation payout to ... [more]

Israel-Hamas ceasefire begins, Israeli PM under criticism

Wed, 27 August 2014

An indefinite ceasefire between Israel and Gaza began on Tuesday night, as both parties agreed to bring the seven-week conflict to a halt. After successful negotiations in Cairo between Israel, Hamas... [more]

Talks between Russia and Ukraine could decide "Europe's fate," says Ukrainian president

Wed, 27 August 2014

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko claimed "the fate of Europe" was being decided during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Minsk. Poroshenko insisted that his government woul... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Weir Group 2,706.00 2.54 17:08
Anglo American 1,562.00 2.53 17:10
Tesco 230.70 2.37 17:06
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,139.00 1.97 17:04
Aviva 525.00 1.94 17:02

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 351.50 -2.44 17:08
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,989.00 -1.85 17:06
IMI 1,329.00 -1.85 17:06
Royal Mail 440.00 -1.74 17:06
Barratt Developments 362.50 -1.74 17:02