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Weekly US jobless claims print ahead of forecasts

The number of Americans filing for initial unemployment claims edged higher unexpectedly last week, although some economists had expected worse.

US Q4 labor productivity falls a bit less than expected

US labor productivity fell by less than expected at the end of 2020, helping to douse labour cost growth.

US jobs market may be primed for a 'full recovery', Challenger says

The American jobs market may be primed for a full recovery, one of the country's most influential outplacement firms said.

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US pre-open: All eyes on Fed's Powell, jobs data

US equities futures are pointing to a lower start ahead of remarks from US central bank boss Jerome Powell later in the day which some will undoubtedly hope will help to soothe frayed nerves in government bond markets.

London midday: Stocks down as investors wait on Fed's Powell amid selling in bonds

London stocks were still mired in red come midday on Thursday amid ongoing pressure from rising government bond yields overnight.

03 Mar
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Sector movers: Travel and Leisure, and Homebuilders pace gains on reopening optimism

Cyclicals paced gains in the stockmarket on Wednesday, with Travel and Leisure, and Household Goods and Construction both helped by optimism around the UK's handling of the pandemic and growing confidence both towards the US and Eurozone.

03 Mar
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Thursday preview: Fed's Powell, Schroders in the spotlight

The focus in financial markets on Thursday will be on any policy-relevant remarks out of US Federal Reserve chief, Jerome Powell, at an event hosted by the Wall Street Journal, starting from 1700 GMT.

03 Mar
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FTSE 250 movers: Travel and Homebuilders' shares pace gains

Travel-related and homebuilders' shares paced gains on London's second-tier index on Wednesday, helped by growing confidence that UK authorities had the pandemic increasingly under control.

03 Mar
Europe close: Shares end mixed despite better than expected survey data

European shares finished on a mixed note on Wednesday as investors eyed new budget measures from the UK to help power the post Covid-19 pandemic recovery and shrugged off a survey that suggested the Eurozone might be in recession.

03 Mar
US services sector growth slows in February, price pressures jump

Activity in the US services sector slowed last month amid a big decline in the rate of new orders, the results of a closely-followed survey showed.

03 Mar
US private sector payrolls grow less quickly than expected in February, ADP says

Private sector employment in the States grew a tad less quickly than anticipated last month, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.

02 Mar
Wednesday preview: Global services, DS Smith in focus

Financial markets' focus in the middle of the week will be on global services sector activity with survey results due out in all the main geographical areas.

02 Mar
Europe close: Shares finish on a mixed note

European shares finished the session on a mixed note, creeping into positive territory after a cautious start to the session as Asian shares fell overnight.

02 Mar
German retail sales crash in January

German retail sales sank at the start of 2021 as the sector was clobbered by Covid-19 restrictions and a three percentage point hike in the country's value added tax.

01 Mar
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Sector movers: Travel and construction stocks gain with crisis end in sight

Travel and Leisure shares were among the top performing areas of the market at the start of March, as investors cheered news that the number of new coronavirus infections was still falling sharply on both sides of the Atlantic.

01 Mar
Tuesday preview: German data, Man Group in the spotlight

The market spotlight on Tuesday will be on readings for monthly retail and unemployment in the euro area's largest economy, Germany.

01 Mar
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Week ahead: US non-farm payrolls, Budget in focus

Investors focus at the start of the month will be on the US non-farm payrolls report for February, which is expected to show a somewhat stagnant US jobs market.

01 Mar
Europe close: Stocks start March on a strong note

European shares started March on a strong note as the bond market sell off eased with yields falling, while investors also took heart from Covid vaccine rollouts, although inflationary fears persisted.

01 Mar
Ex-BoE Governor Mervyn King warns of 'excessive complacency' on inflation

Central bankers need to be ready for inflation to move in either direction, former Bank of England Governor, Mervyn King, said.

01 Mar
Equities will be able to weather repricing in bond markets, JP Morgan says

Equity prices will be able to digest the repricing now unfolding in government bond markets and the Growth-Policy tradeoff remains "supportive", strategists at JP Morgan argued.