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  • FX round-up: North Korea renews threats, Brexit vision outlined

    Friday 22 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Friday trading saw a fair degree of volatility, with key data releases from the Eurozone, fresh threats from North Korea and UK Prime Minister Theresa May delivering a speech outlining her view for Brexit.

  • Thousands of steel workers protest ThyssenKrupp merger in Germany

    Friday 22 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Thousands of steel workers gathered in Western Germany on Friday to protest the proposed merger of ThyssenKrupp and Tata Steel's European operations which was expected to result in approximately 4,000 job losses.

  • US economy shows resilience in face of hurricanes - Markit

    Friday 22 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Business activity in the US picked up in September despite hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as growth in the manufacturing sector helped to offset an easing in services, according to preliminary data released on Friday.

  • US trade chief criticises Mexico and Canada over imports

    Friday 22 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - America's top trade official pointed to the declining share of US-made parts and components in imports from Canada and Mexico to justify the need to take a "fresh look" at the North American Free Trade Agreement.

  • French GDP growth confirmed at 0.5% in second quarter

    Friday 22 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - France's economy continued to expand at a steady clip over the three months to June on the back of strong growth in fixed asset investment and exports.

  • International Aids Society announces 'exciting breakthough' in HIV treatment and prevention

    Friday 22 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - In what it called an "exciting breakthrough" in HIV treatment, the International Aids Society announced that scientists had engineered a new antibody that attacks 99% of known strains of the virus.

  • Spain delays 2018 Budget due to opposition from Spanish Basque nationalist party PNV

    Friday 22 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - The political uncertainty in Catalonia has reportedly forced the country's government to postpone its push in parliament to approve the 2018 budget as Spain's Basque nationalist party (PNV) has, for the time being at least, apparently threatened to withdraw its support.

  • Iran president Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles after Trump speech

    Friday 22 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Donald Trump's criticism of Iran in his speech at the UN this week has only served to strengthen the country's determination to increase its missile capability, president Hassan Rouhani has said.

  • Eurozone business activity unexpectedly picks up in September

    Friday 22 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Business activity in the eurozone unexpectedly picked up in September, according to data released on Friday.

  • Kim Jong-un tells Trump he will 'pay dearly' as sanctions stepped up

    Friday 22 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Kim Jong-un has responded to Donald Trump's recent threats where the latter said he would "totally destroy" North Korea if the US or its allies were attacked.

  • FX round-up: Currencies take a rest after Fed hints

    Thursday 21 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Wednesday saw the Fed Chair Janet Yellen confirm that there would be a winding down of it's $4.5 trillion balance sheet in October and hinted at a possible rate increase by the end of the year.

  • Barnier fires shot across May's bows ahead of Florence speech

    Thursday 21 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Ahead of the UK Prime Minister's major Brexit speech on Friday, chief European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has warned Theresa May against trying to have her cake and eat it and stressing that if a transition period is requested it will first require a withdrawal agreement.

  • Eurozone consumer confidence increases in September

    Thursday 21 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Eurozone households are feeling more confident about the economic situation, according to a key European Commission survey released on Thursday afternoon.

  • Interest rates set to tumble in Brazil, Pantheon Macroeconomics says

    Thursday 21 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Consumer prices in Brazil edged higher in September but remained well below the central bank's target level, which meant policy rates were set to tumble, according to some economists.

  • Philly Fed index rise again in September, new orders and shipments strong

    Thursday 21 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Factory conditions in the US mid-Atlantic region rose again this month, amid a sharp rise in new orders and shipments, according to the results of one of the most widely-followed surveys of conditions in the sector.

  • Weekly US unemployment claims fall unexpectedly

    Thursday 21 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Unemployment claims in the US fell back unexpectedly during the latest week, contrary to some economists' forecasts, even as the Department of Labor reiterated that hurricanes Harvey and Irma had impacted the data.

  • BoJ keeps policy unchanged despite inflation miss

    Thursday 21 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Rate-setters at the Bank of Japan kept all their main policy settings in place overnight despite recent stronger-than-expected economic growth, even as inflation continued to fall short of its target by a wide margin.

  • S&P cuts China's sovereign debt rating to A+

    Thursday 21 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Standard & Poor's cut its rating on China's long-term debt rating following a prolonged period of strong credit growth that has increased the country's financial and economic risks.

  • September FOMC - Analysts react

    Thursday 21 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - "The second surprise was that a number of the longer-run dots fell such that, now, 9 of 15 participants think the longer-run policy rate is below 3.00%. In fact,5 of 15 now think the longer-run policy rate is at 2.5% or lower. Contrast this with the June dot-plot where only 6 of 15 participants saw the longer-run policy rate below 3.00%. This wholesale revision lower to the longer-run dots is the reason the 2s30s yield curve flattened so much in the wake of the headlines." - Morgan Stanley

  • Federal Reserve to start taper in October, nudges rate forecast lower

    Wednesday 20 Sep 2017

    (ShareCast News) - America's central bank has stuck to script - or almost - announcing it will begin to taper the size of its balance sheet next month while keeping the target for its main policy interest rate unchanged at between 1.0% and 1.25%.

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