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FX round-up: Yen flops versus sterling, dollar after Abe promises stimulus

FX round-up: Yen flops versus sterling, dollar after Abe promises stimulus

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Sterling was essentially a back-seat driver on Wednesday as the yen took the driver's seat and wheeled lower against the British unit and US dollar after Japan's PM, Shinzo Abe, pro... [more]

Fiat Chrysler takes profit hit but raises 2016 forecast

Fiat Chrysler takes profit hit but raises 2016 forecast

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Carmaker Fiat Chrysler raised its revenue and earnings forecast for the year despite losing 14% in profit from the year previous when it announced its second quarter results on Wedn... [more]

Europe close: Markets higher ahead of Fed

Europe close: Markets higher ahead of Fed

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - European stocks rose on Wednesday as investors welcomed news of a bumper stimulus package in Japan, ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest policy announcement. The benchmark Stoxx Eu... [more]

Coca-Cola shares fall after second quarter results miss

Coca-Cola shares fall after second quarter results miss

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Coca-Cola Company's stock price dropped on Wednesday after the world's biggest drinkmaker announced that it missed its estimates for Q2. Shares were slumping 2.94% to $43.56 this mo... [more]

US pending home sales miss expectations in June

US pending home sales miss expectations in June

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - US pending home sales rose a lot less than expected in June, according to data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The NAR's monthly index rose 0.2% to 111.0 from 110.8... [more]

US open: Stocks in the black after Apple earnings; Fed eyed

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - US stocks opened in the black on Wednesday as investors welcomed encouraging earnings from technology giant Apple ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest rate announcement. At 1440 BS... [more]

Durable goods orders fall more than expected in June

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - US durable goods orders fell more than expected in June, according to data from the Commerce Department. Durable goods orders were down 4% on the previous month to $219.8bn followin... [more]

Tesla parts ways with Autopilot partner MobilEye

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Partners in the development of self-driving technology Tesla and MobilEye will split after the end of their current agreement, as the US carmaker will begin the search for a new col... [more]

Japan plans to inject 28tn yen into economy

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced that his government will introduce a 28tn yen package, equivalent to £200bn, to lift the flailing economy. Japan has faced low prices... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks push higher; LVMH surges but Deutsche Bank slumps

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - European stocks rose on Wednesday as investors welcomed news of a bumper stimulus package in Japan, ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest policy announcement. At midday, the benchma... [more]

Asia report: Markets mixed as Japan stimulus expectations heat up

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Asian markets ended mixed on Wednesday, with Japanese stocks rebounding from their sell-off on Tuesday as investors eagerly await key central bank decisions as well as a number of e... [more]

Twitter growth fails to hit estimates amid usage drop

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Twitter appears to be faltering after reporting its slowest growth results since going public in 2013, as shares fell 11% in Tuesday's extended trading. Shares plunged 9% on Tuesday... [more]

US pre-open: Stocks seen higher as investors cheer Apple results

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - US futures pointed to a firmer open on Wall Street as investors welcomed encouraging earnings from technology giant Apple ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest rate announcement. At... [more]

Europe open: Stocks boosted by Japan stimulus amid earnings deluge

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - European stocks rose in early trade, with sentiment underpinned by Japan's announcement of a stimulus package, as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve's latest polic... [more]

Apple iPhone sales fall but tech giant beats estimates

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Apple's third quarter results provided another fall in sales for its flagship iPhone, despite narrowly beating expectations against the year-ago period. Revenue falls 15% annually a... [more]

US close: Markets finish mixed ahead of FOMC

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - US stocks closed mixed and relatively flat on Tuesday as the avalanche of earnings continued and investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting on Wed... [more]

FX round-up: Yen zooms higher on sterling, dollar ahead of Fed, BoJ

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Sterling and the dollar dived to two-week lows against Japan's yen as traders expect fireworks from that country's central bank Friday, and see the US Federal Reserve standing pat o... [more]

Europe close: Shares end on a high note ahead of central bank policy meetings

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - European stocks ended the session higher on Tuesday as investors sifted through more earnings reports ahead of key central bank meetings scheduled for later in the week. The benchma... [more]

Caterpillar cuts outlook as second quarter earnings disappoint

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Caterpillar Inc. once again cut its earnings forecasts for 2016 as it prepares to face more job cuts due to lessening demand for its mining and energy equipment. In a statement on T... [more]

US consumer confidence holds up in July

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - US consumer confidence was little changed in July, according to data from the Conference Board. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index nudged down to 97.3 from 97.4 in June,... [more]

US new home sales unexpectedly rise in June

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Sales of new US single-family homes unexpectedly rose in June, according to official data released on Tuesday. Figures from the Commerce Department showed new home sales were up 3.5... [more]

US open: Stocks nudge higher amid earnings avalanche

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - US stocks edged tentatively higher in early trade amid an avalanche of earnings as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting on Wednesday. At 144... [more]

McDonalds shares fall 3.3% after missing analyst estimates

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Fast food chain McDonald's suffered a 3.3% dip in their shares in pre-market trading on Tuesday after missing estimates for revenue and same-store sales for the second quarter. It r... [more]

Markit's flash US services PMI misses views in July

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Markit's flash US business services purchasing managers' index declined to 50.9 in July from 51.4 the month before. This marked a five-month low and fell short of economists' expect... [more]

US house prices rise less than expected in May

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - House prices in the US rose less than expected in May, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index. The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City Composite index was up 5.2% in May, ... [more]