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FX round-up: PBoC hikes yuan fixing by most since 2005

FX round-up: PBoC hikes yuan fixing by most since 2005

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The US dollar hit an 11-month low on the back of a raft of weaker than expected economic figures released on Friday, even as the president of the Federal Reserve bank of Dallas, Rob... [more]

Michigan consumer sentiment weakens in April

Michigan consumer sentiment weakens in April

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Consumer sentiment weakened in April as Americans became increasingly concerned about the future, according to the final reading from the University of Michigan. The University of M... [more]

Chicago PMI misses expectations in April

Chicago PMI misses expectations in April

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The Chicago Purchasing Managers' index fell to 50.4 in April from 53.6, led by a drop in new orders and a sharp decline in order backlogs. The data, released by the Institute for Su... [more]

US personal income up more than expected but spending weaker

US personal income up more than expected but spending weaker

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - US personal income rose 0.4% in March after nudging up a downwardly-revised 0.1% the month before, according to the Commerce Department. Economists had been expecting a 0.3% increas... [more]

Citi downgrades global equities to underweight, more positive on commodities

Citi downgrades global equities to underweight, more positive on commodities

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Investors should mind the curves ahead, strategists at Citi said. The recent more favourable market backdrop might probably persist for a bit more, they said, but they were concerne... [more]

Eurozone inflation misses forecasts in April

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Consumer prices in the Eurozone fell more than expected in April, according to data released by Eurostat. Prices declined 0.2% on the year, having been steady in March. This was a b... [more]

Eurozone economy grows more than expected in first quarter

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The Eurozone economy grew more than expected in the first quarter, according to the preliminary flash estimated published by Eurostat on Friday. Seasonally-adjusted gross domestic p... [more]

Eurozone unemployment unexpectedly ticks lower in March

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The unemployment rate in the Eurozone unexpectedly fell in March, according to the latest figures from Eurostat. The Eurozone unemployment rate nudged down to 10.2% from 10.4% in Fe... [more]

FX round-up: Yen leaps higher after BoJ stays put on policy

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Rate-setters in Tokyo opted to stay put on monetary policy at their meeting on Thursday, sending the country´s currency sharply higher. Contrary to the expectations of the slight ma... [more]

US initial jobless claims rise less than expected

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week, according to the Labor Department. US initial jobless claims rose by 9,000 to 257,000 fro... [more]

US GDP growth slows to two-year low

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - US economic growth slowed surprisingly in the first quarter of the year, falling to an annual rate of 0.5% that was short of the forecast of 0.6%. Growth in gross domestic product (... [more]

Eurozone consumer confidence improves in April

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Economic sentiment in the Eurozone improved a little more than expected in April, according to data from the European Commission. The EC's economic sentiment indicator rose to 103.9... [more]

German unemployment steady at record low in April

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The German unemployment rate held steady at 6.2% in April, according to data released by the Federal Statistics Office. The unemployment rate came in unchanged at 6.2% - the lowest ... [more]

Fed stays put on interest rates

Wed, 27 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - US central bankers chose to stay put on policy at Wednesday´s meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. The target range for the so-called Fed funds rate was kept at between 0.2... [more]

FX round-up: Aussie pummelled following weak inflation numbers

Wed, 27 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Foreign exchange markets were little changed for the most part ahead of the upcoming policy decisions by the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan, although traders in the Australian do... [more]

Oil prices snap rally after rise in US crude inventories

Wed, 27 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Oil prices pared gains on Wednesday after official data showed US crude oil inventories rose more than expected last week. The US Energy Information Administration said domestic cru... [more]

US pending home sales rise more quickly than expected in March

Wed, 27 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - A leading indicator of existing home sales in the US increased slightly in March, reaching their highest level since May 2015. The National Association of Realtors´ pending home sal... [more]

US goods deficit drops much more sharply than expected in March

Wed, 27 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - In seasonally adjusted terms, the USA´s deficit in its trading of goods with the rest of the world shrank from -$62.86bn in February to -$56.90bn in March, according to an advance e... [more]

Eurozone money supply growth edges higher in March, ECB says

Wed, 27 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Money supply in the euro area grew at a slightly quicker pace in March, according to the European Central Bank, but not fast enough to quell all economists´ concerns about the flow ... [more]

Greek stocks drop after EU council president nixes idea of special summit on Greece

Wed, 27 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - A top European Union official called for euro area finance ministers to convene a meeting quickly to discuss the situation in Greece so as to avoid renewed uncertainty. Speaking in ... [more]

German consumer sentiment set to improve markedly in May

Wed, 27 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - German consumer sentiment is set to improve markedly in May from April, according to the latest findings by market research group GfK. GfK said the overall index was forecasting 9.7... [more]

FX round-up: Pound higher as some speculators get 'stopped-out'

Tue, 26 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Cable continued climbing higher amid talk that some positions were getting 'stopped out' as markets appeared to grow less worried that voters in the UK would vote to exit the Europe... [more]

US consumer confidence dips in April

Tue, 26 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - US consumer confidence fell in April, missing economists' expectations, according to data from the Conference Board. The consumer confidence index edged down to 94.2 from 96.1 in Ma... [more]

Markit's US services PMI touch weaker than expected

Tue, 26 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Data from Markit pointed to a modest rebound in business activity across the US service economy in April. The flash US Services PMI came in at 52.1 from 51.3 the month before, above... [more]

Bond yields set to rise, Credit Suisse says

Tue, 26 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The US central bank´s 'dovishness' led to a "dramatic" decoupling between bond yields and cyclicals over the past two months, with the former falling even as the latter outperformed... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Monster Beverage Corp 144.22 12.81 22:06
Amazon.Com Inc. 659.59 9.57 22:07
Baidu Inc. 194.30 4.45 22:08
Priceline Group Inc 1,343.66 1.98 21:57
Activision Blizzard Inc. 34.47 1.68 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Stericycle Inc. 95.56 -21.50 22:04
Seagate Technology Plc 21.77 -19.07 22:10
Western Digital Corp. 40.87 -11.28 22:09
Gilead Sciences Inc. 88.21 -9.06 22:10
Micron Technology Inc. 10.75 -7.49 22:03