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Europe close: Investors sit on their hands ahead of French elections

Europe close: Investors sit on their hands ahead of French elections

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - European stocks finished on a mixed note on Friday with the CAC 40 slipping after the Paris shooting fuelled uncertainty about the French presidential election, although it was Ital... [more]

Judge approves $4.3bn penalty for VW diesel engine emissions scandal

Judge approves $4.3bn penalty for VW diesel engine emissions scandal

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Volkswagen has been hit with a $4.3bn penalty for misleading US regulators and customers about its diesel engines' emissions after a US federal judge approved the criminal charge. F... [more]

US open: Stocks little changed as investors mull French election, Mnuchin comments

US open: Stocks little changed as investors mull French election, Mnuchin comments

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - US stocks were little changed on Friday as concerns about the French presidential election weighed on investors, while they also digested comments from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnu... [more]

General Electric beats on earnings but sees negative cash flow in Q1

General Electric beats on earnings but sees negative cash flow in Q1

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - US industrial giant General Electric beat on its top and bottom lines in the first quarter, but reported negative cash flow in industrial operating activities. Earnings for the firs... [more]

US existing home sales hit 10-year high in March

US existing home sales hit 10-year high in March

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Sales of US existing home sales rose more than expected in March, to their highest pace in more than 10 years, according to data from the National Association of Realtors. Sales wer... [more]

US factory and service output levels at seven-month lows in April

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - The US economy softened at the start of the year, with levels of output in both the manufacturing and services sectors dipping to seven-month lows, the results of a survey showed, b... [more]

Analysts differ on forecasts for China's FX reserves

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Capital outflows from China slowed significantly over the past two months, Capital Economics estimated, telling clients that the country's fight against them might be nearly over, b... [more]

Le Pen or Melenchon election victory would trigger a correction, Citi says

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - The most likely outcome of the French elections was a victory for either the centrist or centre-right candidates, Emmanuele Macron and Francois Fillon, strategists at Citi said. Yet... [more]

Tesla recalls 53,000 vehicles over brake problems

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - US carmaker Tesla Motors has recalled 53,000 of its Model S and Model X vehicles after it found issues related to the cars' braking systems. Elon Musk's innovative car firm has said... [more]

Europe midday: French stocks fall after Paris shooting

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - European stocks were mixed on Friday with the CAC 40 sliding after the Paris shooting fuelled uncertainty about the French presidential election. At midday, the Stoxx Europe 600 ind... [more]

Asia report: Markets rally after Wall Street surge

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Markets in Asia finished higher on Friday, taking their cues from a strong finish on Wall Street overnight and ahead of the first round of the French presidential elections at the w... [more]

Barclays believes worst of iron ore price slide over, positive on mining

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Analysts at Barclays sounded a positive note on the EU mining sector, flagging the potential for large cash returns from Glencore, S32 and Rio Tinto over the medium-term. Critically... [more]

US pre-open: Stocks seen touch higher amid tax reform hopes

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - US futures suggested a fairly muted open on Wall Street on Friday, although some gains were expected following solid earnings in the previous session and after Treasury Secretary St... [more]

Eurozone business activity hits six-year high in April

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Business activity in the eurozone hit a six-year high in April, according to preliminary data released on Friday. Markit's flash composite purchasing managers' index rose to 56.7 fr... [more]

UK steel firms cautious ahead of Trump export investigation

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Steelmakers in Britain are on alert as Donald Trump launches an investigation into steel dumping in the US and suggested new tariffs will be levied on imports. The US President cite... [more]

Europe open: Investors in wait-and-see mode after Paris terror strike

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Investors reacted calmly to the terrorist attack overnight in Paris, adopting a 'wait-and-see' attitude ahead of that country's presidential elections on Sunday, although analysts f... [more]

Paris attacker kills policeman, injures two others, IS claims responsibility

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - An attack against a bus carrying French policemen claimed one victim and left two other officers injured just two days before the hotly-contested first round of the French president... [more]

US close: American Express lifts Dow as sector earnings continue to impress

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Wall Street marched higher on Thursday as American Express earnings highlighted consumer spending strength, while a combination of strong financial sector earnings and a oil prices... [more]

Europe close: French stocks jump, but investors wary

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - French stocks outperformed by a mile on Thursday, with just days to go until the French presidential elections - as British shares did ahead of the referendum vote - although a key ... [more]

Manufacturing activity in US mid-Atlantic region slips in April

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Factory activity in the US mid-Atlantic region cooled in April alongside a decrease in price pressures. The Federal Reserve bank of Philadelphia's manufacturing sector gauge retreat... [more]

Initial weekly US jobless claims edged past forecasts

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - US jobless claims rose last week, edging past economists forecasts, even as a key measure of labour market slack fell to its lowest level since the turn of the century. Initial unem... [more]

Ashtead slips on read-across from United Rentals

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Equipment rental firm Ashtead retreated after results from US peer United Rentals showed rental rates were under pressure in the first quarter. United's operating profits were almos... [more]

Europe midday: CAC buoyed after polls show Emmanuel Macron victory

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - European stocks were little changed on Thursday, but the CAC 40 gained with days to go until the first round of voting for the French presidential election, while the euro hit a thr... [more]

Emirates to cut US routes after Trump travel restrictions

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Middle Eastern airline Emirates is to cut its flight routes to the US, citing concerns over restrictions brought in by Donald Trump's administration related to visa programmes and e... [more]

Asia report: Markets move sideways as Korea tensions ease

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Markets in Asia were little moved on Thursday, after a big earnings session on Wall Street overnight and oil prices picked up from fortnightly lows. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 was alm... [more]