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GE Capital sheds systemically important label

GE Capital sheds systemically important label

Wed, 29 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - Regulators Stateside took GE Capital, General Electric“s finance arm, off their list of "systemically important" firms, potentially opening the way for the company to be able to inc... [more]

US pending home sales drop more than expected in May

US pending home sales drop more than expected in May

Wed, 29 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - US pending home sales fell more than expected in May, according to data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The NAR's monthly index declined 3.7% to 110.8 from a downwa... [more]

US personal spending in May points to solid Q2 consumption

US personal spending in May points to solid Q2 consumption

Wed, 29 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - US personal income and spending grew as expected in May, pointing to solid growth in household consumption during the second quarter, according to some economists. Personal incomes ... [more]

Lloyds to cut 640 jobs and close 23 branches

Lloyds to cut 640 jobs and close 23 branches

Wed, 29 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - Lloyds Banking Group is to cut about 640 jobs and close 23 branches as part of its programme to cut costs and restructure the bank. Britain's largest mortgage lender will cut jobs i... [more]

Europe midday: Equity markets rally as Brexit fears subside for now

Europe midday: Equity markets rally as Brexit fears subside for now

Wed, 29 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - European stocks rose again on Wednesday as investors put their concerns about Brexit aside to snap up some bargains. At midday, the benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 index was up 2.3%, Ger... [more]

US pre-open: Stocks seen higher again as investors snap up bargains

Wed, 29 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - US futures pointed to another positive session on Wall Street on Wednesday, as investors put Brexit worries aside and continued to pick up some bargains. At 1155 BST, Dow Jones Indu... [more]

UK auto industry boosted by single market, says SMMT

Wed, 29 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - Access to the single market has made the British car industry one of the most competitive in the world, the trade's industry body said on Wednesday as it reported record turnover la... [more]

Eurozone economic sentiment broadly stable in June

Wed, 29 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - Economic sentiment in the eurozone was broadly unchanged in June, according to figures from the European Commission. The headline EC economic confidence index slipped to 104.4 from ... [more]

Asia report: Markets close higher after 'turnaround Tuesday'

Wed, 29 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - Markets in Asia closed higher on Wednesday, following on from gains in Europe and the US on so-called 'turnaround Tuesday' in the wake of the UK's shock decision to leave the Europe... [more]

Europe open: Stocks in the black as Brexit woes set aside for now

Wed, 29 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - European stocks rose in early trade as investors put their concerns about Brexit aside - at least for now - and bet that central banks would implement further stimulus measures. At ... [more]

German consumer sentiment set to improve in July, says GfK

Wed, 29 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - German consumer sentiment is set to improve next month but uncertainty following the UK's decision to leave the European Union could take its toll, according to data from market res... [more]

US close: Stocks end higher as US GDP revised higher

Tue, 28 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - US equities closed higher on Tuesday as oil prices jumped and first quarter economic growth data came in better than expected. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.57%, the S&P... [more]

Europe close: Markets attempt to clean up after Brexit

Tue, 28 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - Markets in Europe finished up on Tuesday and the two major currencies gained some ground, as investors picked up the pieces in the wake of Friday's market-shattering decision by the... [more]

US consumer confidence improves more than expected in June

Tue, 28 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - US consumer confidence improved much more than expected in June, according to data from the Conference Board. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index rose to 98 from 92.4 i... [more]

US house price growth eases a touch in April, in line with views

Tue, 28 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - US house price growth slowed just a touch in April, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, and the outlook is uncertain following Brexit and ahead of the US el... [more]

US open: Stocks gain after better-than-expected US GDP data

Tue, 28 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - US stocks rose on Tuesday as data showed the nation's economy slowed less than originally estimated in the first quarter. At 1459 BST, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 1.20%... [more]

US first-quarter GDP growth revised up to 1.1%

Tue, 28 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - The latest data from the Commerce Department showed the US economy slowed down less than originally estimated in the first quarter. According to the third estimate, Q1 gross domes... [more]

RBS and Lloyds sale on hold while £8bn falls of share price

Tue, 28 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - The government has scrapped plans to sell its shares in the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Lloyds Banking Group on Tuesday due to Brexit, while the result wiped out almost £8bn on... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks rise as investors snap up bargains

Tue, 28 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - European stocks rose on Tuesday as investors stepped in to pick up stocks that were battered in the aftermath of Britain's decision to leave the European Union, while the pound and ... [more]

US pre-open: Stocks set to bounce back from Brexit selloff

Tue, 28 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - US futures pointed to a positive open on Wall Street, where stocks were set to bounce back from the Brexit-fuelled selloff. At 1050 BST, Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 fut... [more]

Draghi expresses "sadness" over Brexit

Tue, 28 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has expressed "sadness" over Britain's decision to leave the European Union. In his first remarks following the results of the referendu... [more]

Asia report: Markets finish higher despite Brexit uncertainty

Tue, 28 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - Most markets in Asia finished Tuesday higher, managing to stabilise somewhat amid a Brexit-based global retreat. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 closed up 0.09% at 15,323.14, after hoverin... [more]

Europe open: Stocks bounce back from Brexit-fuelled losses

Tue, 28 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - European stocks rose in early trade, rebounding from two days of heavy losses fuelled by Britain's decision to leave the European Union, as the pound came off its lows. At 0900 BST,... [more]

US close: Stocks end firmly lower on Brexit worries

Mon, 27 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - US stocks closed firmly in the red on Monday as investors continued to worry about the impact of Britain's decision to leave the European Union. The Dow Jones Industrial Average end... [more]

Europe close: Brexit continues to weigh on continental markets

Mon, 27 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - European stocks extended their losses on Monday, while the pound fell to a fresh 31-year low and gilts rallied further, as investors tried to gauge the impact of the UK's decision t... [more]