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Economic News
15 May
Fed's Kaplan closely watching US Treasury yield curve

Be careful not to force an inversion in the Treasury yield curve, a top US central bank official said on Tuesday.

15 May
Cabinet extends customs meetings as Brexiters refuse to back down

Downing Street's inner Brexit cabinet is set to meet again on Tuesday after Prime Minister Theresa May attacking Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg, who said he was among a group that would not back down from supporting a hard Brexit, outside the customs union with the Irish border open.

15 May
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Facebook 'fails to answer' parliamentary committee questions

Facebook failed to answer 39 questions concerning data privacy and fake news posed to the company by parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, the group's chairman said on Tuesday.

15 May
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NAHB housing market index ticks up in May

Sentiment among US housebuilders improved in May, according to data released on Tuesday.

15 May
Empire State manufacturing gauge improves in May

The Federal Reserve bank of New York's Empire State gauge jumped in May, helped by a stronger-than-expected print on new orders.

15 May
US retail sales edge past forecasts in April

US retail sales edged past forecasts in April on the back of upwards revisions to figures for the prior month.

15 May
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German investors remain gloomy in April - ZEW

Investors in Germany remained gloomy in May, according to the latest survey from the ZEW Center for European Economic Research in Mannheim.

15 May
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UK pay growth slows but employment grows

Growth in British wages slowed in March, official data showed on Tuesday, but employment expanded at the best quarterly rate for more than two years and the squeeze on real incomes eased as pay growth matched inflation.

15 May
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Palestinian protesters shot dead as US opens embassy in Jerusalem

Israeli troops shot dead 58 Palestinian protesters and injured 2,700 more on the Gaza strip on Monday as just a few miles away President Trump's daughter opened the new US embassy in Jerusalem.