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Europe close: Markets end volatile week on a mixed note

Europe close: Markets end volatile week on a mixed note

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - European stocks struggled for direction on Friday as investors erred on the side of caution following a turbulent week and ahead of a gathering of central bankers at Jackson Hole in... [more]

Uni Michigan confidence falls below expectations in August

Uni Michigan confidence falls below expectations in August

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - The University of Michigan confidence indicator declined unexpectedly in August, figures released on Friday showed. The index dropped from 92.9 to 91.9, against expectations for a 9... [more]

Fed shouldn't delay interest rates hike, despite financial turmoil, says Bullard

Fed shouldn't delay interest rates hike, despite financial turmoil, says Bullard

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - The Federal Reserve should not postpone a first interest rate hike, despite the recent market turmoil, a Federal Reserve policymaker said on Friday. Speaking to Reuters, St Louis Fe... [more]

No case for interest rate hike, says top Fed policymaker

No case for interest rate hike, says top Fed policymaker

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Bar a drastic change in the economic outlook, there is no case for a hike in interest rates this year, a Federal Reserve policymaker said on Friday. Speaking to CNBC ahead of the Ja... [more]

Sector Movers: Mining, oil stocks remain on recovery run

Sector Movers: Mining, oil stocks remain on recovery run

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Mining, metals, oilfield services and oil and gas stocks continued their recovery run on Friday as the UK bank holiday weekend approached. Just ahead of the close, the FTSE 100 was ... [more]

FX Roundup: Dollar corrects, commodities currencies remain under pressure

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - The dollar traded lower against a basket of global currencies on Friday following two strong sessions, but remained strong against commodities linked ones in late afternoon European... [more]

US personal income and spending grow as expected in July

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Personal incomes and spending grew more quickly than expected in the three months to July, according to the Commerce Department. Workers“ incomes expanded by 0.4% month-on-month in ... [more]

US open: Stocks slide as investors remain jittery ahead of Jackson Hole meeting

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - The main US indices slid early on Friday, as investors remained jittery after a volatile week and ahead of of a weekend gathering of the world“s central bankers. Just before 1500 BS... [more]

Europe midday: Caution weighs despite EC sentiment boost

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - European stocks fell as investors erred on the side of caution following a turbulent week and ahead of some key US data releases. Just after midday, the benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 i... [more]

US pre-open: Futures in the red ahead of Jackson Hole symposium

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - US stock futures veered south on Friday, as investors remained jittery after a volatile week and ahead of a weekend gathering of the world“s central bankers. The Dow Jones Industria... [more]

Equity strategists turn more positive as investors throw in the towel

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Equity investors threw in the towel last Tuesday, a possible signal that the worst of the recent spate of selling was now over, according to strategists at Bank of America-Merrill L... [more]

France's Ingenico said to be tabling bid for Worldpay

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - France's Ingenico is reportedly tabling an offer for an £11bn merger with UK payments processing company Worldpay that would derail its plans for a flotation. According to Sky News,... [more]

Eurozone economic confidence moves up a notch in August

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Europeans' confidence in the economy improved a notch in August despite manufacturers' worries about their order books and the levels of inventory they were holding. The European Co... [more]

Austrian police arrest three suspects after 71 bodies found in lorry

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Three people were arrested on Friday in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned lorry found on an Austrian motorway on Thursday. Although Austrian officials ... [more]

Credit Suisse remains constructive on European equities

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Credit Suisse cut its targets for the S&P 500 and the Euro Stoxx 50 but said it remains constructive on European equities, which it maintained at 'overweight'. In its latest global ... [more]

Uber's Chinese arm closes $1bn fundraising earlier than expected

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Uber Technologies' Chinese division has closed its $1bn fundraising rounds earlier than expected. According to sources familiar with the matter cited by Reuters, the US group remain... [more]

Asia: Stocks follow US lead higher

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Most key Asian stocks closed in the green on Friday after a turbulent week where China became the centre of a global sell off. China has employed several easing measures this week, ... [more]

Europe open: Stocks drop amid caution after turbulent week

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - European stocks fell into the red, unable to hold on to early gains as investors erred on the side of caution following a turbulent week and ahead of some key US data releases. At 0... [more]

Facebook hits 1bn users in one day

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Facebook revealed on Friday that more than 1bn people used the network on Monday, setting a new milestone in social media connectivity. "We just passed an important milestone. For t... [more]

Syriza leads polls ahead of September election

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Alexis Tsipras' Syriza party would be the biggest political force after the Greek elections on 20 September, according to the first major opinion poll published since he resigned on... [more]

Apple's Beats1 head Ian Rogers resigns

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Ian Rogers, head of Apple's Beats1's subscription-music service, resigned on Friday, three months after launching its service onto the market. Rogers, a former Yahoo! executive who ... [more]

Moody's revises G20 growth forecast down to 2.8% in 2016

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Moody's has revised its forecast for gross domestic product growth in the G20 economies down to 2.8% in 2016, from 3.1%. The revision mainly reflects the impact of a more marked slo... [more]

UK services sector records best performance since 1998, says CBI

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - The UK services sector grew in August, recording the biggest influx of work for business and professional services companies since 1998, a Confederation of British Industry (CBI) su... [more]

US close: Stocks rally as oil prices hit biggest one-day gain in six years

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - US stocks rallied on Thursday, as Wall Street fed off a global recovery and strong GDP data The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 369 points to 16,654.77, while the S&P 500 and... [more]

Europe close: Stocks bounce for a third day

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Stock markets across the Continent registered sharp gains as investors drew a measure of comfort from dovish remarks out of another top official at the US central bank. The Dax-30 e... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Activision Blizzard Inc. 29.60 6.00 17:57
Viacom Inc. Class B 40.68 3.64 17:57
Intel Corp. 28.50 2.80 17:57
Mattel Inc. 23.43 2.63 17:57
Tesla Motors Inc 249.34 2.61 17:57

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Autodesk Inc. 47.53 -4.93 17:57
Mylan Inc. 50.32 -2.27 17:57
Google Inc. 657.23 -1.61 17:57
Google Inc. Class C 627.66 -1.56 17:57
Yahoo! Inc. 33.18 -1.51 17:57