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  • US new home sales slump in July

    Friday 23 Aug 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Sales of new US single-family homes fell more than expected in July, according to data released by the Commerce Department on Friday.

  • Monetary policy may not be ideal tool against trade disruptions, Fed's Powell says

    Friday 23 Aug 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Monetary policy might not be the best tool to address the impact of trade wars, although it might help to offset some of their effects, which might prove to be transitory, the head of the world's most important central bank, the US Federal Reserve, said.

  • France, Ireland threaten Mercosur veto over Amazon fires

    Friday 23 Aug 2019

    (Sharecast News) - France and Ireland said they would oppose an EU trade deal with South American nations if Brazil failed to tackle fires that are currently raging through the Amazon.

  • Fed's Bullard says inverted yield curve 'not a good place to be'

    Friday 23 Aug 2019

    (Sharecast News) - A top US central bank official argued for more interest rate cuts as "insurance" against the ongoing downturn in global manufacturing, arguing that the monetary authority could always take it back "next year" if things just blew over.

  • Wall Street reels after US President says he will respond to Chinese counter-tariffs

    Friday 23 Aug 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Wall Street was left reeling at the end of the week after the US President upped the ante in his trade war with China following Beijing's decision to retaliate against the latest measures threatened by Washington.

  • Mattarella gives PD and M5S until Wednesday to form a coalition

    Friday 23 Aug 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella has given rivals the Democratic Party and the Five Star Movement until Wednesday to form a new coalition government or face elections in October, unless Five Star leader Di Maio accepted the last minute offer from the League party to take the premiership in exchange for a reconciliation.

  • FX round-up: Traders rush to cover some shorts on Sterling 'just in case'

    Thursday 22 Aug 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Traders were forced to cover some of their short positions against the pound after the French President appeared to leave the door open to a possible solution of the Irish Backstop question, which might suffice to avoid a disorderly withdrawal of the UK from the European Union.

  • Fed\'s Harker does not see need for more stimulus right now

    Thursday 22 Aug 2019

    (Sharecast News) - At least a second top US central bank official argued in favour of staying put on interest rates on Thursday.

  • Pound snaps higher as Macron backs month of Brexit talks

    Thursday 22 Aug 2019

    (Sharecast News) - The pound snapped higher on Thursday afternoon after France's President, Emmanuel Macron, added his weight to proposals from the day before to try and find a solution to the Irish Backstop question over the next month and avoid the UK falling out of the European Union without a withdrawal agreement.

  • Fed's George not ready to vote in favour of rate cuts

    Thursday 22 Aug 2019

    (Sharecast News) - A top US central bank official made the case against further interest rate cuts so long as the American economy was growing at a pace near what rate-setters' forecast, pointing out that the costs associated with unwarranted policy easing.

  • ECB sees potential need for fiscal stimulus to buttress growth

    Thursday 22 Aug 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Policymakers at the European Central Bank put in motion preparations for further monetary stimulus when they last met, although they believed that if the Eurozone economy deteriorated significantly more then it would be national governments' turn to step in with higher spending, the minutes of their most recent policy meeting revealed.

  • US jobless claims drop more than expected

    Thursday 22 Aug 2019

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

  • China vows retaliation against any US wrong tariff action

    Thursday 22 Aug 2019

    (Sharecast News) - China's Commerce Ministry said on Thursday that it hopes the United States will stop its wrongful tariff actions, warning that Beijing would retaliate for any new levies.

  • Eurozone business activity picks up in August but still muted

    Thursday 22 Aug 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Business activity in the eurozone picked up in August but was still muted as the manufacturing sector remained in contraction territory, according to preliminary figures released on Thursday.

  • FX round-up: Pound dips as 'no-deal' Brexit risks rise

    Wednesday 21 Aug 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Sterling drifted slightly lower on Wednesday following the release of data showing a narrower than expected fiscal surplus for July as the government ramped up its Brexit preparations.

  • Brent edges higher following weekly DoE data

    Wednesday 21 Aug 2019

    (Sharecast News) - US oil stockpiles fell by more than expected last week on the back of a sharp drop in net imports.

  • Facebook's Libra under investigation in EU antitrust probe

    Wednesday 21 Aug 2019

    (Sharecast News) - European Union antitrust regulators have kicked off a probe on Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra project reported Bloomberg.

  • Bank to cut rates by 50 basis points after 'no deal' Brexit, Barclays says

    Wednesday 21 Aug 2019

    (Sharecast News) - The Bank of England would most likely be forced to cut rates again before the middle of next year after Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, leading to a jump in prices that would wallop the economy.

  • Investors balk at German 30-year debt at negative yields

    Wednesday 21 Aug 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Investors balked at an attempt by Berlin to sell 30-year bonds at negative rates.

  • US existing home sales rise 2.5% in July

    Wednesday 21 Aug 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Sales of US existing homes rose in line with expectations in July, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.

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