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  • Euro area consumers remain in buoyant mood

    Friday 20 Apr 2018

    (WebFG News) - Consumers in the single currency bloc were in a more buoyant mood in April, contrary to expectations and to recent more downbeat readings readings on other major surveys.

  • Trump blasts OPEC over 'artificially high' oil prices

    Friday 20 Apr 2018

    (WebFG News) - Global oil prices fell after Donald Trump criticised the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, stating that their "artificially high prices" would no longer be accepted.

  • Donald Trump, Sadiq Khan and Elon Musk among Time's 100 most influential people of 2018

    Friday 20 Apr 2018

    (WebFG News) - Time magazine's annual selection of the 100 most influential people on the planet includes Donald Trump, London Mayor Sadiq Khan, and entrepreneurs like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.

  • EU dismisses UK post-Brexit plan for Irish Border

    Friday 20 Apr 2018

    (WebFG News) - European Union officials are set to reject a solution proposed by the UK to solve the Irish border problem post-Brexit.

  • World Bank proposes lower minimum wages to fight growing automation

    Friday 20 Apr 2018

    (WebFG News) - In the draft of their World Development Report for 2019, World Bank group has proposed reducing minimum wages and granting employers more power to hire and fire as part of new measures to deregulate the labour market and fight against increased automation.

  • Weekly US jobless claims dip

    Thursday 19 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - The number of new people filing for unemployment benefits in the US was little changed last week, holding near the lowest levels seen for several decades.

  • MPs to vote on customs union proposal by committee chairs

    Thursday 19 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - A group of 10 committee chairs have put forward a parliamentary motion calling for the UK to remain in a customs union with the EU after Brexit.

  • Philly Fed index unexpectedly ticks up in April

    Thursday 19 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - Manufacturing conditions in the Philadelphia region unexpectedly improved in April, according to a survey released on Thursday.

  • US jobless claims dip during survey reference week

    Thursday 19 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - The number of new people filing for unemployment benefits in the US was little changed last week, holding near the lowest levels seen for several decades.

  • Euro area current account surplus hits 3.7% of GDP in February

    Thursday 19 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - The euro area's current account surplus slipped last month amid declines in goods exports and the bloc's primary income receipts.

  • Brussels reportedly set to offer a TTIP branch on trade to Washington

    Thursday 19 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - The European Union will propose a "miniature, simplified" version of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership to the US administration in a bid to end trade hostilities and in order to avoid US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

  • UK could ban plastic straws and cotton buds as soon as next year

    Thursday 19 Apr 2018

    (WebFG News) - In a new move to fight plastic pollution, the UK government has promised to place a ban on plastic drinking straws and cotton buds later in the year.

  • Chinese house price gains pick-up in March

    Wednesday 18 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - Home price gains in China accelerated last month to a three-month high despite Beijing's best efforts to dampen housing inflation.

  • EU shows increased support for proposed Iran sanctions

    Wednesday 18 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - European Union member states have begun to show increasing support for Britain, France and Germany's proposed new sanctions on Iran as part of an effort to dissuade the White House from pulling out of the Obama administration's landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Morgan Stanley sees stocks topping-out in 2018

    Wednesday 18 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - Stocks around the world will probably top-out this year, and sooner than most observers think, Morgan Stanley said.

  • Global financial stability risks remain elevated, IMF says

    Wednesday 18 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - The International Monetary Fund warned in its Financial Stability Report on Wednesday that medium-term financial stability risks remained "elevated", with the vulnerabilities which had built-up over recent years possibly paving the way for a "bumpy" road ahead - which could put growth at risk.

  • France-Spain gas pipeline's viability questioned by European Commission

    Wednesday 18 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - A debate regarding the economic viability of a gas pipeline connecting Spain and France has been opened up after the release of a report by the European Commission.

  • Putin seeks new deal with US to reduce tensions

    Wednesday 18 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is looking to dial down tensions with the US after Washington imposed sanctions on United Co.Rusal two weeks ago, in response to the Moscow's "malign activity" in multiple regions, and the launch of airstrikes last week against the chemicals weapon programme of Russian ally Bashar al Assad.

  • UK to lose access to European Medicines Agency post-Brexit

    Wednesday 18 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - The UK is at risk of losing alignment with the EU's European Medicines Agency after Brexit, meaning it could lose the ability to evaluate, regulate and monitor new drugs as well as potentially being stripped of access to new revolutionary treatments for British patients.

  • Eurozone inflation rises less than expected in March

    Wednesday 18 Apr 2018

    (ShareCast News) - Consumer prices in the eurozone rose more slowly than initially thought in March, according to the latest data from Eurostat.

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