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01 Apr
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Asia Pacific heading towards uneven recovery amid lurking risks, World Bank says

One year on from the start of the pandemic, the Asia Pacific region's economy is still facing multiple risks, not least from an uneven recovery among countries and the possibility that new virus strains might appear, the World Bank said.

31 Mar
Chicago PMI rises more than expected in March

Economic activity in the Chicago area improved more than expected in March, according to data released on Wednesday.

31 Mar
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US private sector employment grows at fastest pace in six months

Private sector employment grew by 517,000 jobs in March, according to the ADP's national employment report, the strongest gain seen since September.

31 Mar
'Bring it on', ECB's Lagarde tells skeptics

European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde fired a shot across the bow of financial markets participants who might be tempted to second guess the institution's commitment to keeping monetary policy easy.

30 Mar
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European economic sentiment stages another sharp rise in March

Economic confidence in the Eurozone rebounded sharply in March, returning to above its long-run average, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.

29 Mar
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Morgan Stanley relatively overweight European stocks, but recommends some 'profit taking' in cyclicals

Strategists at Morgan Stanley continue to favour a "relative overweight" of European equities versus other regions even though global stocks more generally were now "more accurately pricing in the positive global macro outlook. ".

29 Mar
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China warns firms to stay out of Xinjiang politics

Chinese officials on Monday warned foreign brands to stay out of local politics after firms including H&M and Nike raised concerns about forced labour in Xinjiang.

29 Mar
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Traffic resumes in Suez Canal as stuck cargo ship refloated

The giant cargo ship that had blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week was refloated on Monday, announced Egyptian authorities.

29 Mar
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JP Morgan expects shares will gain alongside bond yields, at least for now

Strategists at JP Morgan reiterated their positive stance on equities, notwithstanding the fact that government bond yields were very likely still headed higher.

26 Mar
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Airport slots main obstacle in EU-Italy negotiations on Alitalia

Negotiations between the European Union and Italy over the restructuring of airline Alitalia have hit a snag over airport slots.

26 Mar
US consumer confidence edges past forecasts in March, University of Michigan says

Consumer spirits in America were buoyed in March by government stimulus checks arriving in their mailboxes and as the country's vaccination programme rolled on.

26 Mar
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Norway extends AstraZeneca vaccination halt for another three weeks

Norway is set to delay its decision on whether to resume Covid-19 vaccinations with the AstraZeneca jab by another three weeks, the country's Institute of Public Health (FHI) said on Friday.

26 Mar
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German business activity beats expectations - Ifo

German business activity beat expectations in March as sentiment jumped to the highest for almost two and a half years, a widely read survey showed.

26 Mar
China slaps sanctions on British MPs

China has sanctioned British MPs and other individuals and organisations for what it claims are "lies and disinformation" in retaliation for UK sanctions on Chinese officials over human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

25 Mar
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UK CPI inflation going nowhere, some economists say

Inflation at the consumer level in the UK is headed nowhere very quickly, economists said.

25 Mar
US jobless claims hit post-pandemic low

The number of Americans filing for unemployment claims for the first time dropped quite sharply during the preceding week hitting their lowest level since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

25 Mar
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North Korea test launches missile ahead of Olympics

North Korea launched two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea near Japan on Thursday in a test launch.

25 Mar
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Some UK Deliveroo riders earn just £2 an hour

A new survey of over 300 Deliveroo riders found that some are earning as little as £2 an hour, findings revealed on Thursday.

25 Mar
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Thursday preview: EU summit, US jobless data in focus

All eyes will be on Brussels on Thursday as the European Union heads of state are due to meet to analyse proposed curbs on the bloc's Covid-19 vaccine exports, among other matters.

24 Mar
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Stricken Suez Canal ship 'partially re-floated' - GAC

The ship blocking the Suez Canal is understood to have been partially re-floated, raising hopes that the backed-up flow of traffic would be able to resume.