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International Economic
22 Mar
Central Bank of Russia opens door to rate cut as soon as 2019

Rate-setters in Moscow lowered their forecast for consumer price inflation and opened the door to a cut in official interest as soon as 2019.

22 Mar
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US manufacturing activity drops to 21-month low

Activity in the US manufacturing sector hit a 21-month low in March, according to preliminary data released on Friday.

22 Mar
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US existing home sales jump back in February, NAR says

Second hand sales of homes in the States rebounded sharply last month, bolstered by lower mortgage rates, growing incomes and improved consumer confidence.

22 Mar
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German manufacturing sector weakens more than expected

Germany’s manufacturing output has shrunk to the lowest level for more than six and a half year, industry data showed on Friday.

21 Mar
March Philly Fed index continues to point to weakness

Perhaps the most widely-followed regional manufacturing gauge in the US rebounded sharply in March, but according to economists continued to point to an ongoing slowdown.

21 Mar
Initial weekly US jobless claims drop sharply

US jobless claims, one of the most closely-followed indicators of the health of the jobs market, dropped more sharply than expected over the preceding week.

20 Mar
Weekly US oil and gasoline inventories fall rapidly, DoE says

US crude oil inventories shrank sharply during the preceding week as exports and refinery activity picked up.

20 Mar
Dutch coalition government may lose Senate majority to eurosceptics

Holland's coalition government is at risk of losing its Senate majority in provincial elections due to be held on Wednesday evening as the Eurosceptic Forum for Democracy climbs in the polls.

18 Mar
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US homebuilder sentiment steady in March - NAHB

Sentiment among US housebuilders held steady in March, according to data released on Monday.

18 Mar
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EU trade surplus with US rises to more than €11bn

The European Union’s trade surplus with the United States continued to rise in January, further underlining tensions between Brussels and Washington.

15 Mar
US job openings edge higher in January, pointing to gradual pick-up in wages

Rates for job openings and voluntary so-called 'quits' in the US were unchanged in January, pointing to a gradual acceleration in wage growth, economists said.

15 Mar
Brexiter MPs reject Cox's backstop get-out clause

Eurosceptics in parliament have rejected attorney general Geoffrey Cox’ latest legal advice on the Irish backstop, which was updated in order to try and finally get a divorce deal through parliament.

15 Mar
US consumer sentiment improves in March - Uni Michigan

Consumer sentiment in the US improved in March, according to a preliminary reading from the University of Michigan.

15 Mar
Deutsche Bank stays neutral on European shares as political risks fade

Strategists at Deutsche Bank stuck to their 'neutral' view for European stocks, despite their being overvalued, arguing that a US-China trade truce and shift towards a Brexit deal would sustain the 'overshoot' in valuations versus their estimate of fair value.

15 Mar
US industrial production falls short of forecasts in February

US industrial production eked out just a small gain last month, with output in manufacturing hit by a slide in business equipment.

15 Mar
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Credit Suisse upgrades European Cyclicals to 'overweight'

Credit Suisse raised its recommendation on shares of European cyclicals relative to defensives on Friday, from 'benchmark' to 'overweight', while lowering their view on defensives from 'benchmark' to 'underweight'.

15 Mar
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Empire State manufacturing index unexpectedly drops in March

Business conditions in the New York region unexpectedly deteriorated in March, according to a survey released by the New York Fed on Friday.

15 Mar
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Kim Jong Un may halt nuclear negotiations with 'gangster-like' US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is close to deciding whether to halt denuclearisation talks with the US after President Donald Trump walked away from negotiations in February, according to a North Korean diplomat.

15 Mar
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Eurozone inflation ticks higher as expected in February

Inflation in the eurozone rose as expected in February, according to data released by Eurostat on Friday.

15 Mar
China loosens investment rules for foreign firms

Politicians in China have passed a new law loosening regulation on foreign investment, in what is being seen by market watchers as a move to appease Washington in the country’s ongoing trade war with the United States.