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  • US jobless claims rise more than expected

    Thursday 14 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, according to figures released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

  • US final demand prices fall back by less than expected in October

    Thursday 14 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Wholesale inflation fell back by less than expected in October as energy and food prices bounced back.

  • Chinese economy continued to lose momentum in October

    Thursday 14 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Economic activity in the People's Republic of China continued to slow down in October, pointing to at least further mild policy easing from the country's central bank before the end of the year and an economy that was heading into 2020 with scant momentum.

  • Saudi Arabia is 'running out of money' and needs funding from IPO

    Thursday 14 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Saudi Arabia is slowly running out of money and needs the funds from the upcoming stock market listing of a small portion of state oil giant Saudi Aramco in December to finance its reform push, a former head of America's Central Intelligence Agency said.

  • China insists on US trade tariff roll-back

    Thursday 14 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - China reiterated its call for the US to roll back its trade tariffs as part of a phase-one trade deal between the two powers and pushed back on requests to provide detailed targets for increasing its purchases of US farm goods.

  • Germany narrowly avoids recession but growth still weak

    Thursday 14 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Germany has narrowly avoided a technical recession, according to figure released by Destatis on Thursday, but growth remains weak.

  • Second Trump call on Ukraine reveals president's insistence on Biden probe

    Thursday 14 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - A top US diplomat told Congress on Wednesday, in the impeachment hearings on Donald Trump, that a member of his staff had overheard the president on the phone with Ukraine pressing for a probe into the Biden family.

  • Policy settings at an appropriate level, Fed's Powell says

    Wednesday 13 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - The head of the Federal Reserve sounded a confident note on the economic outlook on Wednesday and appeared to signal that the central bank's monetary policy was likely set to remain at its current level for an extended period.

  • US core CPI dips unexpectedly in October

    Wednesday 13 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - The cost of living in the US increased more quickly than expected last month amid rapid increases in food and energy prices, especially for the latter, but stripping out those two categories it surprised to the downside.

  • Policies to curb carbon emissions insufficient as energy demand rises - IEA

    Wednesday 13 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Current government policies to curb carbon emissions and save the world from climate catastrophe are falling short for the 2040 goal as energy demand is rising.

  • Hillary Clinton: PM's decision to withhold report on Russian election meddling is 'shameful'

    Tuesday 12 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to withhold a report on Russian meddling in UK politics is "shameful".

  • US small business optimism improves in October

    Tuesday 12 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Confidence in the US economy rose amongst small business owners in October as recession fears eased, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.

  • German investor sentiment improves more than expected

    Tuesday 12 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - German investor sentiment improved more than expected in November amid growing optimism about Sino-US trade relations, according to the latest survey from the ZEW Center for European Economic Research in Manheim.

  • Top Shi'ite cleric adds voice to calls for reforms in Iraq

    Monday 11 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - The top Shi'ite cleric in Iraq has expressed concern that the nation's government will not follow through with reforms it had promised in order to defuse protests, according to a senior UN official.

  • Pound shoots higher as Farage says Brexit party won't stand in Tory seats

    Monday 11 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Sterling shot higher on Monday after Nigel Farage said the Brexit party will not stand in the 317 seats won by the Conservatives at the 2017 general election, boosting Boris Johnson's chances of success in the upcoming election.

  • ECB council pushes Lagarde to overhaul policymaking

    Monday 11 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - The European Central Bank's newly arrived leader Christine Lagarde is facing pressure from the governing council to overhaul how monetary policy is decided and improve the monetary authority's internal decision-making process.

  • Spanish elections: PSOE win but far-right Vox celebrates surge

    Monday 11 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Center-left PSOE managed to secure another win in Sunday's general elections in Spain but failed to clinch an absolute majority with talks between the main parties to form a coalition expected in the near future.

  • OECD calls for global minimum corporate tax rate

    Friday 08 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - The OECD has proposed that technology giants and other large multinationals face a global minimum level of corporate taxation, even in the case of having legally shielded their profits in tax havens.

  • US consumer sentiment improves a touch in November

    Friday 08 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - US consumer sentiment improved a little in November, according to a preliminary reading from the University of Michigan.

  • Trump won't impose tariffs on EU cars, says Juncker

    Friday 08 Nov 2019

    (Sharecast News) - The US administration will not impose tariffs on European car exports next week as it threatened previously, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday.

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