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US close: Stocks mostly lower ahead of non-farm payrolls report

US close: Stocks mostly lower ahead of non-farm payrolls report

Thu, 05 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - US stocks finished mostly lower on Thursday after weak economic data as traders looked ahead to the non-farm payrolls report. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.05% but the S&P... [more]

Europe close: Stocks in holding pattern ahead of US jobs report

Europe close: Stocks in holding pattern ahead of US jobs report

Thu, 05 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - European stocks wavered as a rebound in oil prices was offset by a reluctance to make bold moves ahead of Friday's non-farm payrolls report, amid thinner volumes due to holidays in ... [more]

KFC takes 'finger lickin' good' to another level with edible nail polish

KFC takes 'finger lickin' good' to another level with edible nail polish

Thu, 05 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Fried chicken behemoth KFC has taken the phrase 'finger lickin' good' to another level by launching two edible nail polishes as part of a marketing campaign in Hong Kong. Sourced fr... [more]

US open: Stocks rise as oil prices gain and investors await non-farm payrolls

US open: Stocks rise as oil prices gain and investors await non-farm payrolls

Thu, 05 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - US stocks rose on Thursday as oil prices gained and traders looked ahead to Friday's non-farm payrolls report. At 1504 BST the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.34%, the S&P ... [more]

JP Morgan reiterates 'overweight' on pan-European Energy and Materials

JP Morgan reiterates 'overweight' on pan-European Energy and Materials

Thu, 05 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Pan European small and mid-cap share outperformance year-to-date, as commodity prices rose again and the recovery in the Eurozone and its periphery got underway, was proof that a go... [more]

Oil sector leads in US corporate layoff announcements in April

Thu, 05 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - US corporates announced 65,141 job-cuts in the month of April according to the results of a widely-followed survey. Last month's tally represented a 35% jump versus March and was 5.... [more]

US initial jobless claims rise more than expected

Thu, 05 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, according to the Labor Department. US initial jobless claims rose by 17,000 to 274,000, v... [more]

Turkish markets bounce as PM Davutoglu steps down, Erdogan concerns remain

Thu, 05 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has stepped down amid growing tensions with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, raising concerns of a further shift towards authoritarian pol... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks waver as investors wade through earnings

Thu, 05 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - European stocks wavered as a rebound in oil prices was offset by a reluctance to make bold moves ahead of Friday's non-farm payrolls report, amid thinner volumes due to holidays in ... [more]

US pre-open: Stocks seen higher as oil prices advance; jobless claims eyed

Thu, 05 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - US futures pointed to a firmer open on Wall Street amid rising oil prices, as investors looked to some key jobs data. At 1115 BST, Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 futures w... [more]

Asia report: Oil fills up markets on quiet trading day

Thu, 05 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Higher oil prices filled up markets across Asia on Thursday, after some choppy trading earlier in the session. On the mainland, the Shanghai Composite Index closed up 0.23% at 2,998... [more]

Europe open: Stocks rise as oil prices gain ground

Thu, 05 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - European stocks edged up in early trade as investors sifted through more earnings amid rising oil prices, with volumes likely lower than usual as France and Germany enjoyed a bank h... [more]

US close: Stocks end lower after weaker-than-expected ADP report

Wed, 04 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - US stocks fell on Wednesday as investors digested a softer-than-expected reading on the health of the labour market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 ended down 0.6%... [more]

Europe close: Markets end lower as oil continues wild ride

Wed, 04 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Markets in Europe ended Wednesday lower, after a slew of corporate reports in the morning and a number of key data measures from Europe and the US. At close, the benchmark Stoxx Eur... [more]

US service sector activity growth at three-month high in April

Wed, 04 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Markit's final US business services purchasing managers' index printed at 52.8 in April, up from 51.3 in March and ahead of consensus estimates for a reading of 52.1. The latest rea... [more]

US open: Stocks fall as private payrolls report misses estimates

Wed, 04 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - US stocks fell on Wednesday after a report showed the nation's private sector added fewer jobs than expected in April. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.25%, the S&P 500 dropp... [more]

US trade deficit narrows as imports slide

Wed, 04 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The US trade deficit hit its lowest level in 16 months in March as imports fell the most in seven years. The trade deficit narrowed by $6.5bn to $40.4bn, marking the smallest gap si... [more]

US private sector adds fewer jobs than expected in April

Wed, 04 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The US private sector added fewer jobs than expected in April, data released on Wednesday showed. According to private consultancy ADP, employers added 156,000 jobs in April compare... [more]

LSE tumbles as ICE says it won't be making an offer

Wed, 04 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - London Stock Exchange shares tumbled on Wednesday after Intercontinental Exchange said it has no intention of making a buyout bid for the London-listed company. ICE, which owns the ... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks fall amid earnings avalanche

Wed, 04 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - European stocks fell on Wednesday as investors waded through an avalanche of corporate news and some disappointing Eurozone retail sales figures. At midday, the benchmark Stoxx Euro... [more]

US pre-open: Stocks seen lower ahead of key data releases

Wed, 04 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - US futures pointed to a weaker open on Wall Street as investors looked to some key data releases later in the session, in particular the ADP employment report, which is widely consi... [more]

Asia report: Markets lose out as oil weakens

Wed, 04 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Markets in Asia ended Wednesday mostly lower, following the lead of other markets slumping as oil prices lost out and the greenback gained. The yen pared back some of its steep adva... [more]

Eurozone retail sales drop more than expected in March

Wed, 04 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Retail sales in the Eurozone fell more than expected in March, according to the latest figures from Eurostat. Sales were down 0.5% on the month compared with expectations of a 0.1% ... [more]

Eurozone composite PMI in line in April

Wed, 04 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Markit's final Eurozone composite output index came in at 53.0 in April, in line with the flash estimate but a touch lower than March's 53.1. Meanwhile, the final Eurozone services ... [more]

Europe open: Stocks waver as investors sift through earnings deluge

Wed, 04 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - European stocks wavered in early trade as investors sifted through an avalanche of corporate news. At 0900 BST, the benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 index was up 0.1%, Germany's DAX was 0... [more]