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Higher interest rates could hurt global growth, IMF warns

Tue, 29 July 2014

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday warned that higher interest rates around the world and a weakness in emerging markets could reduce global growth by two percentage points in the next f... [more]

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EU extends sanctions against Russia - UPDATE

Tue, 29 July 2014

The European Union (EU) agreed on Tuesday evening to impose new sanctions on Russia for its involvement in the turmoil in Ukraine. Amongst the new measures contemplated are limits on Russian st... [more]

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Europe close: Stocks rise after UK mortgage, US confidence data

Tue, 29 July 2014

- UK mortgage approvals rise - US consumer confidence grows - EU increases Russian sanctions FTSE 100: 0.29% DAX: 0.58% CAC 40: 0.48% FTSE MIB: 0.53% IBEX 35: 0.20% Stoxx 600: 0.27% European stocks ... [more]

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Over 100 Palestinians killed as Israel steps up Gaza attacks

Tue, 29 July 2014

Ongoing fighting in Gaza on Tuesday claimed the lives of at least a hundred Palestinians, according to reports. Israel is said to have stepped up its attack of Gaza with 60 airstrikes targeting Hamas... [more]

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US open: Stocks rise on better-than-forecast earnings

Tue, 29 July 2014

US stocks gained as investors focused on earnings on a quiet day of economic data ahead of tomorrow's Federal Reserve policy decision. Better-than-expected results from pharmaceutical heavyweights Me... [more]

US pre-open: Futures rise as Merck and Pfizer beat forecasts

Tue, 29 July 2014

US stock futures were pointing to small gains on Tuesday as results from pharmaceutical heavyweights Merck and Pfizer came in ahead of estimates. The S&P 500 was up 0.2% in pre-market trade while... [more]

Russia and Gaza conflicts present "disturbing" parallel with WWI

Tue, 29 July 2014

There is a real and troubling danger of conflict emerging in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, according to a former US Deputy Secretary of State. "My crystal ball is no better than any other," Strob... [more]

Russia sanctions to be stepped up by EU and US - UPDATE

Tue, 29 July 2014

The European Union (EU) and the US are poised to impose a new set of heavier sanctions on Russia that will include restrictions on certain sectors including banking and energy. The new measures will ... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks rise on solid corporate earnings

Tue, 29 July 2014

- Solid earnings boost stocks - UK mortgage lending rises - EU and US to impose further Russian sanctions FTSE 100: 0.35% DAX: 0.28% CAC 40: 0.32% FTSE MIB: 0.86% IBEX 35: 0.44% Stoxx 600: 0.19% Eur... [more]

China's demand for oil back on the rise

Tue, 29 July 2014

China's demand for oil turned around in June, according to a Platts analysis of Chinese government data published on Tuesday. Specifically, the apparent oil demand (based on crude throughput volumes ... [more]

UBS drops despite profit beat

Tue, 29 July 2014

UBS traded down in European trading on Tuesday, despite reporting second quarter earnings that beat consensus. Specifically, UBS reported second quarter net profit of 792m Swiss francs, up from the 6... [more]

Europe open: Stocks rise on back of gains in Asia

Tue, 29 July 2014

- Japanese data mixed - UK mortgage approvals data to be released - US consumer confidence report due - FOMC policy decision looms FTSE 100: 0.29% DAX: 0.01% CAC 40: 0.03% FTSE MIB: 0.07% IBEX 35: 0.... [more]

Support and resistance levels for the main equity benchmarks

Tue, 29 July 2014

SECURITY: SUPPORT/RESISTANCE Ftse 100: 6,690/6,830. S&P 500: 1,955/1,991. Dow Jones: 16,805/17,151. Nasdaq 100: 3,866/3,997. Cac 40 Futures: 4,277/4,416. Dax 30 Futures: 9,529/9,819. Euro S... [more]

Support and resistance levels for the main currency pairs

Tue, 29 July 2014

CURRENCY PAIR: SUPPORT/RESISTANCE Euro/Dollar: 1.3294/1.3526. Euro/Yen: 136.188/137.35. Euro/Pound: 0.7760/0.7980. Dollar/Yen: 100.754/102.265. Dollar/Swiss franc: 0.8978/0.90811. Pound/Dollar:... [more]

US close: Mixed finish for stocks after housing, PMI data

Mon, 28 July 2014

- Mixed finish for indices - Pending home sales weaker than expected - Services PMI beats expectations Dow Jones Industrials: 0.13% Nasdaq Composite: -0.11% S&P 500: 0.03% It was a turbulent ses... [more]

US midday: Stocks recover from early swoon

Mon, 28 July 2014

- Pending home sales weaker than expected - Sentiment cautious ahead of FOMC - Weak results at Treasury auction for 2-year notes Dow Jones Industrials: 0.19% Nasdaq Composite: 0.05% S&P 500: 0.12... [more]

Russia says sanctions may boost economic independence

Mon, 28 July 2014

Russia has said that new US and European sanctions would boost its economic independence. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he would not respond to sanctions, a day before the European Union (EU) w... [more]

Europe close: Drop in US home sales drags on stocks

Mon, 28 July 2014

- US pending home sales fall - US services PMI unchanged - Tensions in Ukraine and Gaza continue FTSE 100: -0.05% DAX: -0.48% CAC 40: 0.33% FTSE MIB: -0.59% IBEX 35: -0.08% Stoxx 600: -0.18% Europea... [more]

US open: Stocks slide after home sales fall unexpectedly

Mon, 28 July 2014

US stocks declined as a report showed home sales dropped unexpectedly in June. Pending home sales fell 1.1% from a month earlier after rising 6% in May, according to the National Association of Realt... [more]

Russia ordered to pay former Yukos shareholders $50bn

Mon, 28 July 2014

Shareholders in Russia's former oil firm Yukos have been awarded $50bn, marking the biggest compensation package in an arbitration case to date. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled ... [more]

US pre-open: Stocks set to gain slightly

Mon, 28 July 2014

The main US stock market averages were being called to rise by two tenths of a percentage point on average at the start of the week. That came as traders take positions ahead of this week's meeting o... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks little changed on quiet start to the week

Mon, 28 July 2014

- US services PMI figures due out - US home sales data to be released FTSE 100: 0.21% DAX: -0.04% CAC 40: 0.50% FTSE MIB: 0.29% IBEX 35: 0.13% Stoxx 600: 0.04% European stocks were little changed as... [more]

Support and resistance levels for the main equity benchmarks

Mon, 28 July 2014

SECURITY: SUPPORT/RESISTANCE Ibex 35: 10,680/10,942. Ftse 100: 6,767/6,875. Ftse Mib: 20,391/21,348. S&P 500: 1,955/1,991. Dow Jones: 16,805/17,151. Nasdaq 100: 3,947/3,997. Cac 40 Futures:... [more]

Support and resistance levels for the main currency pairs

Mon, 28 July 2014

CURRENCY PAIR: SUPPORT/RESISTANCE Euro/Dollar: 1.3294/1.3525. Euro/Yen: 136.188/137.35. Euro/Pound: 0.7760/0.7980. Dollar/Yen: 100.754/102.265. Dollar/Swiss Franc: 0.8978/0.90811. Pound/Dollar: ... [more]

Asia: Stocks rise as Chinese industrial profits grow

Mon, 28 July 2014

Asian stocks gained as a report showed industrial profits in China grew, in the latest sign that government stimulus efforts are filtering through the world's second largest economy. Profits at indus... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
GKN 366.00 6.67 17:14
Next 6,690.00 2.61 17:12
Coca-Cola HBC AG (CDI) 1,414.00 2.32 17:12
Hammerson 608.00 2.10 17:14
Standard Chartered 1,248.00 2.09 16:46

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
easyJet 1,304.00 -2.98 17:14
BP 484.25 -2.54 17:12
St James's Place 771.00 -2.41 17:12
British Sky Broadcasting Group 890.00 -1.60 17:12
Aberdeen Asset Management 430.70 -0.99 17:12