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Europe close: Banks lead losses

Europe close: Banks lead losses

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - European stocks fell on Monday, with banks under the cosh as Deutsche Bank slid, despite a strong reading on German business confidence. The benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 finished 1.55... [more]

ECB president Draghi urges governments to spur growth

ECB president Draghi urges governments to spur growth

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Mario Draghi has called on European governments to stimulate growth in the region, saying that the European Central Bank is not capable of shouldering the burden of recovery on its ... [more]

US new home sales edge past forecasts in August

US new home sales edge past forecasts in August

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Sales of new single-family homes Stateside fell 7.6% month-on-month to reach an annualised pace of 609,000, according to the Department of Commerce. Economists had been expecting a ... [more]

US open: Stocks fall ahead of presidential debate

US open: Stocks fall ahead of presidential debate

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - US stocks dropped on Monday as investors exercised caution ahead of the first US presidential debate and as OPEC met in Algeria. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.80% to 18,11... [more]

US presidential debate preview: Clinton and Trump set to go head to head in Long Island

US presidential debate preview: Clinton and Trump set to go head to head in Long Island

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - With 42 days to go until US citizens go to the polls to decide whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be the next occupant of the oval office, the two candidates face off on M... [more]

Snapchat introduces one-minute US voter registration

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Popular social media app Snapchat has made a new foray into politics - by allowing users to register to vote in the US presidential election this year. In a partnership with nonprof... [more]

UN criticises Russia over Aleppo "war crimes"

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Russia's involvement in Syrian army offensives in the city of Aleppo has come under increased scrutiny from the United Nations, which has described the actions as "war crimes". An u... [more]

Pfizer says it won't split into two

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Following an extensive evaluation, Pfizer has decided not to split the company into two separate publicly-traded groups. The US pharmaceutical firm said the board of directors and e... [more]

Self-driving vehicle from Google involved in serious crash

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - A self-driving car made by Google has been involved in a serious accident in California, after the driver of a different car passed through a red light and hit the vehicle. The auto... [more]

Deutsche Bank drops on rumours over government back-stop

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Deutsche Bank was under the cosh on Monday following reports suggesting that Angela Merkel had ruled out state aid for the lender, despite denials by the company and government. Fol... [more]

US pre-open: Stocks seen weaker as investors eye presidential debate, OPEC

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - US futures pointed to a downbeat open on Wall Street as investors eyed an OPEC meeting and the first US presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. At 1220 BST, Do... [more]

Asia report: Markets mostly lower ahead of US debate

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Markets in Asia ended lower on Monday, as investors turned their attention towards the first presidential debate in the run-up to the US elections, and an informal meeting of produc... [more]

Samsung to push back Galaxy Note 7 sales restart date

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - South Korea-based phonemaker Samsung has delayed its reintroduction of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone to stores in its home country, after the device was recalled following safety iss... [more]

German business confidence hits highest level since May 2014

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - German business confidence rose to its highest level since May 2014 in September, according to a widely-followed survey. The Ifo Institute's business climate index rose to 109.5 in ... [more]

Europe open: Stocks on the back foot; Deutsche slumps

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - European stocks fell in early trade, taking their cue from a negative session in Asia as investors eyed this week's OPEC meeting in Algeria and a debate later in the day between Hil... [more]

Lanxess to buy Chemtura in $2.7bn deal

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - German specialty chemicals group Lanxess rallied after announcing the acquisition of Philadelphia-based peer Chemtura in a $2.7bn deal. Under the terms of the deal, Chemtura shareho... [more]

Telefonica UK flotation of O2 gears up despite market fears

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - O2, one of Britain's biggest mobile phone providers, is nearing a flotation on the London Stock Exchange under the name Telefonica UK as Spanish parent company Telefonica hires advi... [more]

Goldman Sachs to lay off 30% of Asian investment bankers

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - US investment bank Goldman Sachs is planning to lay off as much as 30% of its dealmakers in Asia amid falling profits in the region. Around 90 jobs are thought to be facing cuts as ... [more]

US close: Tech and energy issues drag Wall Street lower

Sun, 25 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - US stocks fell back on Friday on slightly lower than usual trading volumes, following the release of disappointing manufacturing figures and as investors took profits following two ... [more]

Europe close: Stocks fall as investors book profits

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - European stocks fell on Friday as investors booked some profits following Thursday's Fed-fuelled gains and digested some mixed economic data. The benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 index wa... [more]

Delaying interest rate hike risks sustainability of expansion, Fed's Rosengren says

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - The case for an immediate interest rate hike has become even more compelling when one considers the implications for the "sustainability" of the current economic expansion of the cu... [more]

Amazon fined by London court for transporting dangerous goods

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Amazon UK has been fined £65,000 after it was found to have attempted to ship dangerous goods through the air. The case relates to the transportation of lithium-ion batteries and fl... [more]

US open: Stocks slip as investors digest disappointing manufacturing data

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - US stocks fell on Friday following the release of disappointing manufacturing figures and as investors took profits following two days of Fed-inspired gains. At 1540 BST, the Dow Jo... [more]

Facebook overestimates video viewing figures to advertisers' anger

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Advertisers are unhappy with Facebook as the social network significantly overstated the average viewing time for its video advertisements, according to the Wall Street Journal. In ... [more]

French court slashes damages rogue trader owes to €1m from €4.9bn

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - A French appeals court has slashed damages owed to Société Générale from rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel to €1m from €4.9bn on Friday. In 2010, Kerviel was sentenced to three ... [more]