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Europe close: Stocks rise as Brexit finally gets under way

Europe close: Stocks rise as Brexit finally gets under way

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares on the Continent were mostly higher on Wednesday even as Britain fired the starting gun on formal divorce proceedings with the European Union. By the closing bell the benchma... [more]

FX round-up: Sterling's overall reaction to 'Brexit Wednesday' tame

FX round-up: Sterling's overall reaction to 'Brexit Wednesday' tame

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Sterling saw a rather "tame" reaction to Brexit negotiations being activated by Prime Minister Theresa May, rising from a midday funk to recoup most of its earlier softness against ... [more]

London close: FTSE fends of Brexit nerves to end Wednesday higher

London close: FTSE fends of Brexit nerves to end Wednesday higher

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Equities in London fended off Brexit jitters to close higher, having overcome some softness seen around the time Prime Minister Theresa May fired the starting gun on UK divorce talk... [more]

WTI futures rise after weekly US oil stockpile data

WTI futures rise after weekly US oil stockpile data

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Weekly US oil inventories rose slightly during the latest reference week, albeit alongside sharp drops in product stockpiles. Commercial crude oil inventories rose by 0.9m barrels d... [more]

Buzzfeed reportedly preparing for 2018 IPO

Buzzfeed reportedly preparing for 2018 IPO

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Digital news site Buzzfeed is making initial plans to float itself on the stock market as early as 2018, according to several reports on Wednesday. There has been much speculation a... [more]

US pending home sales rise much more than expected

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - US pending home sales rose a lot more than expected in February, according to data from the National Association of Realtors. The NAR's monthly index rose 5.5% to 112.3 from 106.4 i... [more]

US open: Stocks mixed as investors eye Fed officials, Brexit

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - US equity markets were mixed on Wednesday as investors looked to speeches from Federal Reserve officials and kept abreast of events in Europe as Britain started divorce proceedings ... [more]

Fed's Evans still worried about downside risks, but supports one or two hikes

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - A top US rate-setter reiterated his relatively dovish stance on monetary policy on Wednesday, telling his audience he still worried that interest rates might be headed back towards ... [more]

Markets generally unperturbed after UK activates Brexit talks with EU

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Financial markets and assets appear generally unperturbed after Prime Minister Theresa May's well-flagged move to trigger formal Brexit talks with the European Union, apparently sha... [more]

Asia report: Markets mixed as Japanese firms condemn no-deal Brexit

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Markets in Asia finished mixed on Wednesday, with traders hanging out for UK Prime Minister Theresa May's formal letter of resignation to the European Union. The Nikkei 225 finished... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks waver as Britain starts process to leave EU

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Europe stocks wavered on Wednesday as investors avoided making big bets as Britain prepared to start formal divorce proceedings with the European Union. At midday, the benchmark Sto... [more]

US Congress votes to repeal Obama privacy protections

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Barack Obama's introduction of several internet privacy provisions shortly before his departure from the Oval Office has been reversed by the US Congress following a vote on Tuesday... [more]

US pre-open: Stocks seen flat ahead of Fed speak as investors eye Brexit

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - US futures pointed to a muted open on Wall Street on Wednesday as investors looked to speeches from Federal Reserve officials and kept an eye on developments across the pond, where ... [more]

French consumer confidence weak in March, but details weak

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - French consumer confidence was stable in March amid slight improvements in people's expectations for unemployment and their ability to save, the results of a survey revealed. Househ... [more]

European Commission blocks LSE, Deutsche Boerse merger

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - The European Commission has blocked the proposed merger between Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange, saying it would have significantly reduced competition. The decision came ... [more]

Brexit minister Davis says NI can rejoin EU if it votes for reunification

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - David Davis has said that Northern Ireland will be able to rejoin the European Union if it was to vote for a reunification with the Republic of Ireland, according to leaked governme... [more]

Impact of Trump policies only somewhat factored-in, Fed's Fischer says

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - The US central bank is watching the White House's new policies with keen interest, but thus far their potential impact on the economy had only been factored into their forecasts som... [more]

Europe open: Stocks track strong gains on Wall Street

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - European stocks began the day on the frontfoot, tracking big gains on Wall Street overnight as analysts appeared to shrug off the effects of the political infighting on Capitol Hill... [more]

Francois Fillon's wife under formal investigation in fake jobs scandal

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Penelope Fillon, the wife of French presidential candidate and former prime minister Francois Fillon, has been placed under formal investigation for her role in a fake jobs scandal.... [more]

US close: Markets finish higher as traders look to tax reform

Tue, 28 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - US equity markets finished in the green on Tuesday as investors dealt with the uncertain legislative future under the Trump administration and eyed more speeches by Fed officials. T... [more]

Europe close: Stocks ride gains in oil higher

Tue, 28 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - European stocks rode gains in oil prices higher on Tuesday, recovering from losses in the previous session amid little major local data as concerns subsided about US president Donal... [more]

FX round-up: Sterling sold lower ahead of Article 50 as S.Africa's rand dives

Tue, 28 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Sterling had a torrid time on key crosses Tuesday as a pall of pre-Brexit nerves again weighed on sentiment, although the British unit's downcast performance was well and truly outp... [more]

London close: Nothing much ado amid investor caution on Brexit-eve day

Tue, 28 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London drifted through Brexit-eve day to a positive bias as investors displayed caution ahead of Prime Minister Theresa triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on Wedne... [more]

Commodities: Crude bounces back, but overall mood remains bearish

Tue, 28 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Crude-oil futures are bouncing back on Tuesday afternoon after emerging from their lows of last week, but the overall mood towards the black liquid is considered to remain bearish. ... [more]

Trump to make widespread changes to Obama climate policies

Tue, 28 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Tuesday which will do away with several key policies from the Obama administration on climate change. The order w... [more]