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US close: S&P 500 retreats from record despite strong ISM data

US close: S&P 500 retreats from record despite strong ISM data

Tue, 02 September 2014

- S&P 500 slips from record high, Dow falls - Nasdaq rises as Apple gains - ISM manufacturing index, construction spending beat forecasts - Dollar General lifts Family Dollar offer Dow Jones: -0.... [more]

US midday: Stocks mixed despite positive ISM numbers

US midday: Stocks mixed despite positive ISM numbers

Tue, 02 September 2014

US stocks were trading in a mixed fashion late on Wednesday evening, with the S&P 500 pausing at an all-time high, ironically as investors digested upbeat news about the American economy. Manufac... [more]

Europe close: US manufacturing data buoys stocks

Europe close: US manufacturing data buoys stocks

Tue, 02 September 2014

European stock markets inched higher on Tuesday amid speculation that the European Central Bank (ECB) could launch new stimulus measures at its meeting later in the week. Manufacturing figures from t... [more]

US manufacturing growth at three-year high, ISM survey shows

US manufacturing growth at three-year high, ISM survey shows

Tue, 02 September 2014

Manufacturing growth in the States picked up pace in August to its fastest rate in three years, according to a widely-followed report published on Tuesday. The Institute for Supply Management's (ISM)... [more]

US open: Stocks mixed as investors digest upbeat data

US open: Stocks mixed as investors digest upbeat data

Tue, 02 September 2014

- US manufacturing growth at three-year high, ISM survey shows - Dollar General ups Family Dollar offer - S&P 500 pauses at record high Dow Jones: -0.1% Nasdaq: +0.3% S&P 500: 0.0% US stock ... [more]

IS militants have carried out "ethnic cleansing" in Iraq, says Amnesty International

Tue, 02 September 2014

Islamic State (IS) militants are carrying out "a wave of ethnic cleansing" against religious minorities in Northern Iraq, according to reports from Amnesty International. IS militants and Sunni rebel... [more]

US pre-open: Futures rise ahead of ISM data, Family Dollar gains

Tue, 02 September 2014

US stock futures edged higher on Tuesday ahead of a key gauge of manufacturing activity, with the S&P 500 expected to extend gains after hitting another all-time high last week. With Wall Street ... [more]

Europe midday: ECB action a possibility, but politics may be an issue

Tue, 02 September 2014

- ECB meeting in focus - Eurozone politics a factor - Worsening security situation in Ukraine - Morgan Stanley ups targets for Spanish banks FTSE 100: 0.21% DAX: 0.91% CAC 40: 0.42% FTSE MIB: 1.19% I... [more]

Asia: China and Japan anticipate further stimulus

Tue, 02 September 2014

Tokyo Nikkei +1.24% Hong Kong Hang Seng -0.01% Shanghai Composite +1.37% Seoul Kospi -0.79% Mumbai Sensex +0.63% Asian stocks rose on the back of a hunch that weak Chinese manufacturing data would le... [more]

Uber banned across Germany

Tue, 02 September 2014

Car hire and pick-up service Uber has been hit by a nationwide ban in Germany, after a court in Frankfurt ruled the company could not operate in the country. The ruling states that Uber lacks the the... [more]

Europe open: ECB in focus

Tue, 02 September 2014

- ECB in focus - Worsening security situation in Ukraine FTSE 100: 0.30% DAX: 0.72% CAC 40: 0.28% FTSE MIB: 0.49% IBEX 35: 0.23% Stoxx 600: 0.25% The main European equity benchmarks began the second... [more]

Fund chiefs optimistic on UK outlook, Quoted Data says

Tue, 02 September 2014

Following is a round-up of views on the UK's macroeconomic outlook from the chairmen and investment managers at some the UK's leading investment companies as collated by QuotedData at the end of July:... [more]

Europe close: Gains in stocks capped by geopolitical jitters

Mon, 01 September 2014

- M&A in focus - EU weighing new sanctions against Russia - Eurozone manufacturing hit by geopolitical jitters FTSE 100: 0.08% DAX: 0.09% CAC 40: -0.03% FTSE MIB: -0.51% IBEX 35: 0.16% Stoxx 600:... [more]

Asia: Stocks rise despite slip in Chinese manufacturing data

Mon, 01 September 2014

Bourses in the Asia-Pacific region were mostly higher on Monday following the losses seen in the area during the previous month. That came despite weaker than forecast readings on Chinese manufacturi... [more]

Europe midday: Geopolitical worries weigh on German manufacturing

Mon, 01 September 2014

- M&A in focus - EU weighing new sanctions against Russia - Eurozone manufacturing hit by geopolitical jitters FTSE 100: -0.10% DAX: -0.08% CAC 40: -0.24% FTSE MIB: -0.62% IBEX 35: -0.06% Stoxx 6... [more]

Eurozone PMI revised a tad lower on weakness in Germany

Mon, 01 September 2014

Activity in the Eurozone's manufacturing sector dropped to a 13-month low in August, according to revised data from survey compiler Markit, as new orders from both inside and outside the single curren... [more]

Putin suggests statehood for Ukraine, Russia may face new sanctions,

Mon, 01 September 2014

The "statehood" of regions in southern and eastern Ukraine has to be discussed immediately, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday. On Friday, Putin warned western leaders not to "mess with"... [more]

Chinese PMIs reveal manufacturing slowdown in August

Mon, 01 September 2014

Two separate surveys released on Monday showed that growth in China's manufacturing sector eased in August. HSBC's China manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) fell from 51.7 to 50.2 points l... [more]

Europe open: M&A buoys market

Mon, 01 September 2014

- Banks lead falls - Tensions in Ukraine high - Weak manufacturing data FTSE 100: -0.11% DAX: 0.05% CAC 40: -0.09% FTSE MIB: 0.02% IBEX 35: 0.18% Stoxx 600: 0.22% European stocks started the week on... [more]

US close: Stocks eke out gains ahead of Labor Day holiday

Mon, 01 September 2014

- Equities eke out small gains - Household spending drops for first time in 2014 - Coal and mining lead losses Dow Jones Industrials: 0.11% Nasdaq Composite: 0.49% S&P 500: 0.31% US stocks manag... [more]

McDonald's temporarily shuts 12 branches in Russia

Fri, 29 August 2014

McDonald's has temporarily closed a dozen of its Russian branches after the fast-food chain came under scrutiny from Russian authorities. Russia's food safety regulator is investigating the US firm o... [more]

Europe close: Stocks mixed as Eurozone inflation slows

Fri, 29 August 2014

- Eurozone inflation slows - German retail sales rise - US consumer spending falls FTSE 100: 0.20% DAX: 0.08% CAC 40: 0.34% FTSE MIB: 0.54% IBEX 35: 0.06% Stoxx 600: 0.28% European stocks were mixed... [more]

US open: Stocks little changed on mixed US data

Fri, 29 August 2014

US stocks were little changed as investors digested US data that showed a fall in personal spending and a rise in consumer confidence. US household purchases dropped 0.1% following a 0.4% increase in... [more]

US pre-open: Stocks rise despite tensions in Ukraine

Fri, 29 August 2014

The main US equity averages are now being called to start the day with slight gains, averaging one tenth of a percentage point. That comes amid reports of intensified fighting in Ukraine between gove... [more]

IMF board likely to believe Lagarde investigation will not interfere with her duties

Fri, 29 August 2014

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) board will likely offer its support to its leader, Christine Lagarde, who is facing a formal investigation into claims of negligence in a French fraud case, sourc... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Weir Group 2,706.00 2.54 17:08
Anglo American 1,562.00 2.53 17:10
Tesco 230.70 2.37 17:06
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,139.00 1.97 17:04
Aviva 525.00 1.94 17:02

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 351.50 -2.44 17:08
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,989.00 -1.85 17:06
IMI 1,329.00 -1.85 17:06
Royal Mail 440.00 -1.74 17:06
Barratt Developments 362.50 -1.74 17:02