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Europe close: Oil shares and banks lead gains

Europe close: Oil shares and banks lead gains

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - European equities racked up healthy gains on Friday, rebounding from heavy losses in the previous session as investors cheered results from the likes of Commerzbank and Rolls-Royce.... [more]

Commodities: Oil rises on output cut chatter, gold spike cools

Commodities: Oil rises on output cut chatter, gold spike cools

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Oil futures registered decent gains on Friday, while the previous session's gold price spike cooled on profit taking as the weekend approached. Conflicting reports suggested that Sa... [more]

Sector movers: Resource stocks end week on positive turf

Sector movers: Resource stocks end week on positive turf

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Resource stocks rose on Friday to post decent declines following a wider uptick in the commodities market. The FTSE 100 closed 3.09% or 170.63 points higher at 5707.60, while the FT... [more]

FX Roundup: Dollar reasserts itself following days of decline

FX Roundup: Dollar reasserts itself following days of decline

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - The dollar posted gains on Friday as the President of the New York Federal Reserve Charles Dudley described current US monetary policy as "quite accommodative." In Dudley's opinion,... [more]

US open: JP Morgan leads bank sector higher

US open: JP Morgan leads bank sector higher

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - The main US market averages were sporting a solid advance and hopefully on track to break a five-day losing streak as bank shares bounced back and crude oil futures snapped higher i... [more]

US monetary policy appropriately quite accomodative, Fed's Dudley says

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - The stance of monetary policy in the US was the correct one despite the unusual lengtt of the current upturn because inflation remained below target and there was still slack in the... [more]

US consumer confidence dips at the start of February

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - US consumer confidence slipped slightly at the start of February due to a less favourable outlook for the economy in the year ahead, according to a preliminary reading for February ... [more]

Streetmap vows to take battle with Google further

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Streetmap was vowing to take its case against Google further on Friday, having lost its High Court action in which it accused the internet giant of abusing its dominance. The UK-bas... [more]

US import prices down 1.1% in January

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - US import prices fell for the seventh consecutive month in January, primarily on the back of lower fuel prices, data released by the Labor Department showed. The prices paid by the ... [more]

US retail sales rise more than expected in January

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - US retail sales rose more than expected in January, according to data from the Commerce Department. Sales were up 0.2% on the month, driven by a large increase in non-store sales, b... [more]

US pre-open: Bargain hunting begins

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - US futures were performing an end-of-week U-turn after markets had plunged throughout the previous days, with investors snapping up some bargains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average w... [more]

Reduced leverage may have unintended consequences, Citi cautions

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Selling in financial markets around the world thus far has been 'orderly' but the trends in certain market metrics were pointing to the risk that regulators had got it badly wrong i... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks rebound amid well-received earnings

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - European equities racked up healthy gains on Friday, rebounding from heavy losses in the previous session as investors cheered results from the likes of Commerzbank and Rolls-Royce.... [more]

US dollar set to retreat to 95 yen by the end of 2016, Barclays says

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Strength in the Japanese yen was set to continue throughout 2016 as the 'over-shooting' versus other currencies engineered by the country's central bank unraveled like a 'coiled spr... [more]

Asia report: Japan leads another red Friday

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Asian markets sank on Friday, as investors continued their week-long run for cover and offloaded their riskier assets. The Nikkei Stock Average dropped 4.84% to sit at 14,952.61, br... [more]

Eurozone industrial production unexpectedly drops in December

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Industrial output in the Eurozone unexpectedly fell in December, with energy the biggest drag, data from Eurostat showed on Friday. Output was down 1% compared with a 0.5% drop in N... [more]

Eurozone GDP up as expected in fourth quarter

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Eurozone GDP grew 0.3% in the fourth quarter, in line with the previous quarter and economists' forecasts, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat. Compared with the same quarte... [more]

Europe open: Stocks bounce bank as Commerzbank, Rolls-Royce surge

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - European stocks rose on Friday, bouncing back from heavy losses in the previous session as investors cheered results from the likes of Commerzbank and Rolls-Royce. At 0900 GMT, the ... [more]

Commerzbank surges as it swings to profit, announces dividend

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Shares in German lender Commerzbank surged on Friday as it swung back to a profit in the fourth quarter and announced a dividend. Profit in the fourth quarter came in at €187m ... [more]

German fourth quarter GDP in line with expectations

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Gross domestic product in Germany grew 0.3% in the fourth quarter, in line with the previous quarter and economists' expectations, according to data from Destatis. "In a quarter-on-... [more]

US close: Stocks end down but well off lows as oil recovers

Thu, 11 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - US stocks ended down but well off lows on Thursday as oil prices recovered following a media report that OPEC may cut oil production. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 1.... [more]

Credit data does not yet point to a global downturn, Capital Economics says

Thu, 11 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - The US Federal Reserve's Senior Loan Officer Survey, published last week, made for grim reading, but so far the money and credit data from the four major advanced economies did not ... [more]

Fed's Yellen says there is a 'chance' of a recession

Thu, 11 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen on Thursday said there was a "chance" of a recession as financial conditions worsen abroad. Speaking to the Senate Banking Committee, Yellen said ... [more]

FX Roundup: Dollar slips further as Yellen testimony continues

Thu, 11 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - The dollar endured another torrid session against the yen on Thursday, as US Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's testimony to Congress neared its end. In her remarks late into... [more]

US Treasury notes may be near turning point, Unicredit says

Thu, 11 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Unicredit's proprietary fixed-income trading models were pointing to excessive pessimism and close to reaching a 'trigger' for going 'short' US 10-year Treasury notes, the lender sa... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Baidu Inc. 152.73 8.16 22:10
Whole Foods Market Inc. 30.65 5.95 22:10
Charter Communications Inc. 167.75 5.15 21:55
Broadcom Limited 121.66 4.60 22:10
Sba Communications Corp. 88.79 4.51 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Activision Blizzard Inc. 28.12 -7.86 21:55
TripAdvisor Inc. 59.90 -1.92 22:10
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A 24.55 -0.53 22:10
Liberty Interactive Corporation QVC Group 23.17 -0.39 22:04
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class B 24.67 -0.16 22:09