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30 Apr
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US pending home sales jump in March

A closely-followed leading indicator for the health of the US housing market perked up last month.

29 Apr
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Drax Group to sell US dollar debt to partially pay back bridge financing

Drax Group will issue fixed rate medium-term US dollar denominated debt to partially pay back the short-term bank loans which it used to help finance the purchase of Scottish Power Generation.

25 Apr
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Joe Biden launches 2020 Presidential campaign

Former US Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday announced his third bid for the Democratic nomination to run for President in a video in which he criticised President Trump and stated that "everything that has made America America, is at stake".

24 Apr
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Chancellor starts search for new Bank of England governor

The UK has started its search for Mark Carney’s replacement as Governor of the Bank of England.

24 Apr
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Italy's Salvini tells Rome to save itself, strikes down support measures

League leader Matteo Salvini blocked measures aimed at transferring part of the City of Rome's debt repayment burden to the central government, setting up a likely showdown with his party's coalition partner, the Five Star Movement, which governs in the capital.

18 Apr
'Robust' increase in March US retail sales

The American consumer recovered the spring in his step last month, with retail sales rising at their fastest clip since September 2017 as they splashed out on cars and at gasoline stations in particular.

17 Apr
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China prepping new stimulus package, says Bloomberg

Chinese officials appear to be preparing a stimulus package as they aim to improve sales of items such as cars and electronics after the nation's economy showed signs of reinvigoration on Wednesday.

17 Apr
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Mark Carney warns global banks of looming losses from climate change

Mark Carney told the financial sector not to ignore climate change, warning of the losses that it might trigger, including from lenders' stakes in polluting firms.

12 Apr
US import prices suppressed by strong dollar

Import prices in the US jumped for a second month in March, on the back of another large increase in fuel import costs.

11 Apr
US wholesale prices jump in March, but underlying figures point to softness

Wholesale prices bounded past forecasts last month, but a closer look at the figures revealed the core measures of inflation were pointing to some softness ahead.

11 Apr
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National Grid guides towards full-year underlying EPS in-line with expectations

National Grid guided towards full-year underlying earnings per share in-line with its expectations ahead of its financial year close.

11 Apr
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Brexit concerns continue to weigh on Britain's housing market

The average level of stock on estate agents' books plumbed a close to record low in March, yet prices continued to decline modestly even as new inquiries fell for an eighth consecutive month on the back of mounting concerns around Brexit, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

11 Apr
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China inflation jumps in March, but only as expected

Chinese consumer prices picked up in March as food inflation bounced back following a big Lunar New Year induced slowdown during the previous month.

10 Apr
Europe close: Stocks move higher as ECB chief retains cautious streak

Stocks on the Continent finished mostly higher on Wednesday with caution on the part of European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi helping to reassure investors ahead of the outcome of the EU leaders' summit which was expected later in the day.

10 Apr
US core CPI for March falls short of economists' forecasts

Inflationary pressures in the States picked up last month, as energy prices extended their recent rebound, but the underlying picture was one of more subdued price increases.

10 Apr
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ECB stays put on rates, reiterates guidance

Rate-setters at the European Central Bank stayed put on interest rates on Wednesday and reiterated guidance for them to remain unchanged at least through the end of the year.

09 Apr
US JOLTS survey for March may point to labour market slowdown

Labour demand in the States deteriorated quite sharply in February, possibly adding to evidence of a slowdown in hiring, the results of a closely-followed survey showed.

09 Apr
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StanChart settles with UK and US regulators for over $1bn

StanChart will pay just over $1bn to settle two probes with US and British regulators, respectively, relating to the violation of US sanctions against Iran between 2001 and 2014 and the alleged inadequacies of its internal controls.

09 Apr
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Societe Generale to cut 1,600 jobs to restore profitability

French banking giant Societe Generale on Tuesday revealed plans to shed 1,600 positions following its latest operational review, starting from the third quarter of 2019 onwards.