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US durable goods orders miss forecasts in May

US durable goods orders miss forecasts in May

Mon, 26 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Total durable goods orders in the States shrank by more-than-expected last month, amid sharp falls in those for civilian and defence aircraft and weakness in core orders, with analy... [more]

US central bank needs to continue raising rates, Fed's Williams says

US central bank needs to continue raising rates, Fed's Williams says

Mon, 26 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - The US central bank needs to continue tightening policy gradually in order to prolong the economic expansion for as long as possible, a top rate-setter said. In a speech delivered... [more]

Europe midday: Banks give Old Continent a boost

Europe midday: Banks give Old Continent a boost

Mon, 26 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - European stocks were holding near their best levels of the session as investors chose to focus on the reduced immediate threat to Italy's banking system after Rome stepped in to win... [more]

Takata files for bankruptcy protection, announces $1.6bn acquisition

Takata files for bankruptcy protection, announces $1.6bn acquisition

Mon, 26 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Takata, a global supplier of automative safety systems such as seat belts, air bags and child seats, filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Japan and announced it would be bo... [more]

Asia report: Markets higher as oil price rises, Takata goes over brink

Asia report: Markets higher as oil price rises, Takata goes over brink

Mon, 26 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Markets in Asia were higher by end-of-play on Monday, with oil price gains putting some wind up the region's freckle, while Takata filed for bankruptcy as had been widely rumoured i... [more]

US pre-open: Stocks seen firmer as investors eye news from across the pond

Mon, 26 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - US futures pointed to a firmer open on Wall Street on Monday, with investors likely to be looking to news from across the pond. At 1210 BST, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures wer... [more]

EDF's Hinkley Point C facing fresh budget overruns, according to Le Monde

Mon, 26 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Hinkley C nuclear power plant, Britain's first nuclear station to be built in decades, is facing budget overruns of between one billion and three billion euros, as its construction ... [more]

EU-US trade deal negotiations to resume after German elections, report says

Mon, 26 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Talks to conclude a trade deal between the United States and European Union will resume after the German elections in September, America's chief trade negotiator has said. Accor... [more]

German business confidence hits record high in June - Ifo

Mon, 26 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - German business confidence unexpectedly improved in June, hitting a new record high, according to a widely-followed survey. The Ifo's business climate index rose to 115.1 from 114.6... [more]

Turkish troops head to Qatar as diplomatic row deepens

Mon, 26 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Qatar is reportedly set to welcome up to 1,000 Turkish troops as the diplomatic row engulfing the state worsens. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reaffirmed his support f... [more]

Italy steps in to rescue Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca

Mon, 26 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Italy's government stepped in at the weekend to liquidate two ailing lenders from the northern region of Veneto in a controversial bid to avoid a bank run. After an emergency cabi... [more]

Europe open: Stocks start higher despite BIS warning and Middle East tensions

Mon, 26 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - European stocks began the week trading on the frontfoot despite a warning from the Bank of International Settlements about risks to global growth and simmering tensions in the Middl... [more]

US close: Wall Street ends on mixed note despite positive economic data

Mon, 26 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Wall Street finished on a mixed note, led by shares in aluminum and other metals companies amid better than expected economic data and some dovish Fedspeak. The Dow Jones Industrial... [more]

Capital Economics sees limited upside for FTSE 100 in 2017 (and next)

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - The UK economy's performance will continue to exceed forecasts but multiple headwinds will just about brake any further gains in the FTSE 100 in 2017, analysts at one of the City's ... [more]

US oil rig count keeps climbing, Baker Hughes says

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - The number of oil rigs in operation in the US continued to climb last week, increasing by 11 to 758, according to the results of the most widely-followed survey tracking them. Accor... [more]

Europe close: Stocks end off lows as oil futures perk up

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks came off their worst levels of the day as crude oil futures perked up and trading on Wall Street got off to a positive start. The benchmark Stoxx 600 ended 0.23% or 0.91 poin... [more]

US open: Stocks edge higher at the end of the week

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Gains for steel and biotech shares saw Wall Street edge higher amid better than expected economic data and some dovish Fedspeak. At 1723 BST, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up... [more]

Price pressures grow in US in June, PMIs show

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Private sector firms in the US continued to record a solid rate of expansion amid signs that economic growth might pick up again, the results of a widely-followed survey showed. IHS... [more]

US central bank should wait and see how economy plays out, Fed's Bullard says

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - The president of the Federal Reserve bank of St.Louis joined those rate-setters who preferred to defer the next interest rate hike. In a speech delivered in Nashville, James Bullard... [more]

US new home sales beat forecasts in May, prices jump

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Activity in America's residential real estate market continued to hum along at a solid pace last month, the latest official revealed, amid sharp price increases. New single-family h... [more]

McDonald's teams up with Uber to trial McDelivery service in UK

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Fast food giant McDonald's will now be able to bring your Big Mac directly to your sofa - as it trials a new UK delivery service in partnership with Uber. Along with the tech firm's... [more]

Citizens from EU countries will be able to stay reiterates May

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Prime Minister Theresa May defended her proposals regarding the future rights of EU citizens in the UK. At a news conference after an EU summit in Brussels, May reaffirmed that thos... [more]

Donald Tusk says UK rights proposal 'below expectations'

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - European Council President Donald Tusk has said Theresa May's offer to protect EU citizens' rights post-Brexit is "below our expectations". Tusk also said that the offer risked wors... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks at session lows after PMI data

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks were near their worst levels of the session, following a weaker-than-expected reading on the state of the euro area manufacturing and services sectors, although analysts were... [more]

Sydney to erect barricades to prevent a likely vehicle attack

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Sydney police said on Friday they will deploy concrete barricades in the city to prevent the risk of a vehicle attack by extremists. Concrete barricades will be installed in promine... [more]