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US close: Markets end lower as investors digest Fed meeting, economic data

US close: Markets end lower as investors digest Fed meeting, economic data

Fri, 22 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks finished lower on Thursday, as traders tried to work out the implications of the US central bank's policy announcement on Wednesday, despite a raft of better-than-expected re... [more]

Chevron cancels drillship contract with Transocean

Chevron cancels drillship contract with Transocean

Thu, 21 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Chevron blew a hole in Transocean's share price on Thursday after cancelling its contract for ultra-deep water drillship Discoverer Clear Leader one year ahead of its scheduled expi... [more]

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

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

Thu, 21 September 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 ... [more]

Ryanair boss hits out at pilots in cancelled flights dispute

Ryanair boss hits out at pilots in cancelled flights dispute

Thu, 21 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Michael O'Leary, the chief executive of Ryanair, has taken a tough line against the airline's pilots, saying they may have to see their annual leave cut by a week, and adding that t... [more]

Eurozone consumer confidence increases in September

Eurozone consumer confidence increases in September

Thu, 21 September 2017

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

Interest rates set to tumble in Brazil, Pantheon Macroeconomics says

Thu, 21 September 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 economist... [more]

US open: Stocks dip as two-year yields hover near eight-year highs

Thu, 21 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks are stuck in a bit of a rut as traders try to work out the implications of the US central bank's policy announcement the night before, despite a raft of better-than-expected ... [more]

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

Thu, 21 September 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 su... [more]

Weekly US unemployment claims fall unexpectedly

Thu, 21 September 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 Harve... [more]

BoJ keeps policy unchanged despite inflation miss

Thu, 21 September 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 s... [more]

Europe midday: Focus shifts to Draghi speech, US data

Thu, 21 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks are holding on to moderate gains, with banks in the lead following the US central bank's policy announcement the night before with global capital markets apparently generally... [more]

Europe open: Banks pace early gains after Fed

Thu, 21 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks have started the morning higher, with banks in the lead following the US central bank's policy announcement the night before with global capital markets apparently generally ... [more]

Europe to crack down on tech giants' tax practices

Thu, 21 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - The European Commission is launching a review of the tax practices of major tech firms, some of which are estimated to be paying just half of traditional rivals. Apple, Google and A... [more]

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

Thu, 21 September 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.... [more]

Asia report: Most markets lower as investors digest Fed news

Thu, 21 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Most markets in Asia finished lower on Thursday, as investors digested news out of the US Federal Reserve overnight. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 was ahead 0.18% at 20,347.48, as the ye... [more]

US pre-open: Stocks to nudge lower as investors assess Fed announcement

Thu, 21 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - US futures suggested a marginally weaker open on Wall Street on Thursday after the Dow and S&P 500 closed at all-time highs a day earlier as the Federal Reserve said it would start ... [more]

Google ties up billion-dollar HTC smartphone deal

Thu, 21 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has agreed a $1.1bn deal with Google in order to expand its operations. While Google will not take a stake in the tech firm, it will take on a number ... [more]

US close: Dow, S & P 500 close at session highs as Fed starts QE taper

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - The Dow Industrials and S & P 500 ended slightly higher even as the US Federal Reserve announced the historic end to its balance sheet expansion, although the Nasdaq was held back b... [more]

September FOMC - Analysts react

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - "While the Fed remains on course, we still have our doubts about the third rate hike. Note that the minutes of the previous meeting, in July, revealed a fierce debate about the infl... [more]

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

Wed, 20 September 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 inte... [more]

Fortum and E.ON in 'advanced talks' for sale of Uniper stake

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Finnish firm Fortum announced on Wednesday that it was in advanced talks with E.ON over the potential €3.76bn purchase of German energy company Uniper. Discussions regarding th... [more]

Europe close: Spanish stocks underperform

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - European stocks ended the session little changed amid moderate selling pressure on Spanish stocks on the back of the latest news around the attempted independence referendum in Cata... [more]

Bed Bath and Beyond fails to meet expectations again

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Bed Bath and Beyond (BBBY) shares suffered after the New Jersey-based home goods retailer fell short of market expectations yet again. The company said its net sales for the quarter... [more]

Higher imports, domestic output boost US oil stockpiles, DoE says

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - US oil inventories jumped last week even as rising imports offset a partial recovery at the country's refineries. Commercial crude oil stockpiles rose by 4.6m barrels to reach 472.8... [more]

Ryanair may face new pilot battle amid flight cancellation fallout

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Budget airline Ryanair was battling to deal with the 2,100 flights it cancelled this week after an error caused by a mix-up of pilots' holidays, which could be followed by further p... [more]