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S&P now sees 50% chance of 'Grexit', says contagion risks should be containable

S&P now sees 50% chance of 'Grexit', says contagion risks should be containable

Thu, 02 July 2015

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's said in a report that the financial contagion risk of a potential 'Grexit' should be containable, although it may trigger longer-term consequences that are difficult t... [more]

Philippines Ferry sinking leaves at least 36 dead

Philippines Ferry sinking leaves at least 36 dead

Thu, 02 July 2015

A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew in the Philippines sank on Thursday morning, killing at least 36 people. The Kim Nirvana ferry was heading from the central city of Ormoc to the islands of Cam... [more]

Eurozone producer prices continue to fall in May, as expected

Eurozone producer prices continue to fall in May, as expected

Thu, 02 July 2015

Industrial producer prices in the Eurozone were stable in May compared with April, but down from a year earlier, according to figures released by Eurostat on Thursday. On the year, industrial producer... [more]

Varoufakis will tender resignation if Greeks vote yes

Varoufakis will tender resignation if Greeks vote yes

Thu, 02 July 2015

Greek finance minister has promised to tender his resignation should Greeks vote 'yes' in the upcoming 5 July referendum. In remarks to Bloomberg TV Yanis Varoufakis framed the current logic behind cu... [more]

Riksbank cuts interest rates by surprise to curb strength in Krona

Riksbank cuts interest rates by surprise to curb strength in Krona

Thu, 02 July 2015

On Thursday Sweden´s central bank became the latest monetary authority to act in a bid to curb excessive strength in its currency and said it was ready to go further. The Riksbank unexpectedly lowered... [more]

Worldpay said to get bids from Blackstone, CVC, H&F

Thu, 02 July 2015

Several investment firms are reportedly examining takeover bids for UK-based payment processing company Worldpay, which is drawing up plans for a stock market listing valuing it at £6bn. According to ... [more]

FX round-up: ECB QE speculation weighs on euro, buoys pound

Wed, 01 July 2015

Risk aversion was again the dominant theme on Tuesday as markets maintained a guarded outlook for the Greek crisis, despite news Athens might now be more likely to accomodate its creditors´ demands. T... [more]

US construction spending outpaces forecasts in May

Wed, 01 July 2015

Investment in private non-residential construction provided a further boost to the construction sector in May. Total US construction output advanced at a 0.8% month-on-month clip to reach $1.036trn, a... [more]

Tsipras urges Greeks to vote "no", Greferendum not about euro

Wed, 01 July 2015

In a televised address to the Greek people on Wednesday, the country's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras confirmed the country would go ahead with a referendum on 5 July as planned. Tsipras reiterated his... [more]

ISM manufacturing gauge accelerates in June, ISM says

Wed, 01 July 2015

US manufacturing activity accelerated to its quickest pace this year, according to one of the most widely followed industry surveys. The Institute for Supply Management´s purchasing managers´ index ro... [more]

IAEA chief to fly to Tehran in hopes of agreement

Wed, 01 July 2015

The United Nations (UN) nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Wednesday said its chief Yukiya Amano would fly to Tehran to discuss some crucial elements of the deal betwee... [more]

Merkel says Greek bailout talks will not happen before referendum

Wed, 01 July 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has dashed any hopes of a new bailout deal for Greece being agreed before Sunday's planned referendum. Markets across Europe were bouncing back on Wednesday on rumours ... [more]

Chinese stock exchanges to lower transaction fees

Wed, 01 July 2015

China´s two major stock market exchanges lowered the fees they charge investors on transactions in the wake of the recent slump in shares. That was according to two reports on Twitter, referencing the... [more]

US jobs growth accelerates in June, ADP says

Wed, 01 July 2015

The US jobs market continued to be in good health last month, according to the results of a widely followed survey. Consultant ADP´s monthly estimate of private sector payrolls revealed a 237,000 pers... [more]

Saudi Prince Alwaleed to donate $32bn fortune

Wed, 01 July 2015

Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud will donate his $32bn fortune to charitable projects over the coming years. "[The] philanthropic pledge will help build bridges to foster cultural unde... [more]

Markets tense ahead of Tsipras speech, as polls show less support for no-vote

Wed, 01 July 2015

Speculation is rising regarding the content of Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras´s adress to the nation on Wednesday afternoon, as analysts continue to confide in an eventual agreement being reache... [more]

30 Egyptian soldiers killed in wave of attacks in Sinai

Wed, 01 July 2015

Islamic State (IS) militants on Wednesday carried out a wave of simultaneous attacks in Egypt's north Sinai killing at least 30 Egyptian soldiers, security and military officials said. More than 70 at... [more]

Greek PM Tsipras will reportedly accept all of creditors' bailout conditions

Wed, 01 July 2015

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will reportedly accept all his creditors' bailout conditions that were on the table last weekend, with only a handful of minor changes. The Financial Times said it ... [more]

Britain is preparing for the worst outcome in Greece, Osborne says

Wed, 01 July 2015

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on Wednesday said Britain was preparing for a possible worst case scenario in Greece, and said he would do whatever was necessary to protect the UK economy. ... [more]

Eurozone manufacturing sees tepid growth in June, says Markit

Wed, 01 July 2015

Markit's final Eurozone manufacturing purchasing managers' index printed at 52.5 in June, a touch higher than last month's 52.2 and in line with a preliminary reading. This marked its highest reading ... [more]

S&P upgrades Eurozone growth forecasts but warns 'Grexit' could weaken the upturn

Wed, 01 July 2015

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's raised its growth forecasts for the Eurozone on Wednesday, pointing to stronger consumer demand. S&P now projects 1.6% gross domestic product growth this year and 1.9%... [more]

More than half of UK households get more in benefits than they pay in tax, says think-tank

Wed, 01 July 2015

According to a report by think-tank the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS), more than half of UK households received more in state benefits than they paid in tax in 2013/14. According to the report, whic... [more]

Greece misses IMF payment after last-minute request for third bailout

Wed, 01 July 2015

Greece missed Tuesday's 23:00 deadline to make a €1.6bn repayment to the International Monetary Fund, becoming the first European economy to default on a loan with the institution. The IMF confir... [more]

Eurogroup ends without agreement

Tue, 30 June 2015

Tuesday´s Eurogroup ended without an agreement but negotiations between Greece and its creditors were scheduled to continue the next day. Following the meeting of euro area finance ministers Finland´s... [more]

Eurogroup ends without agreement

Tue, 30 June 2015

Tuesday´s Eurogroup ended without an agreement but negotiations between Greece and its creditors were scheduled to continue the next day. Following the meeting of euro area finance ministers Finland´s... [more]

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