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Europe close: Stocks drift lower amid renewed gains for the euro

Europe close: Stocks drift lower amid renewed gains for the euro

Mon, 22 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Renewed gains for the single currency dampened sentiment in European stockmarkets ahead of a meeting of euro area finance chiefs scheduled for the evening to discuss the disbursemen... [more]

Boeing signs new agreements with Saudi Arabia following Trump visit

Boeing signs new agreements with Saudi Arabia following Trump visit

Mon, 22 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - US defence contractor Boeing has announced the signing of several agreements with Saudi Arabia after President Donald Trump met with officials from the oil-rich state at the weekend... [more]

Euro too cheap, Germany's Merkel says

Euro too cheap, Germany's Merkel says

Mon, 22 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Europe's single currency is too cheap, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, helping to send the greenback to its lowest levels since early October. Merkel told an audience that t... [more]

US open: Commodity stocks pace gains as dollar slide continues

US open: Commodity stocks pace gains as dollar slide continues

Mon, 22 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Commodity-related issues buoyed the main Wall Street averages as the US dollar continued to trade on the backfoot. As of 1516 BST the Dow Jones Industrials was up by 0.39% to 20,884... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks slip amid gains for the euro

Europe midday: Stocks slip amid gains for the euro

Mon, 22 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - European markets have moved slightly lower ahead of this evening's meeting of euro area finance chiefs to discuss the disbursement of further aid and possible debt relief for Athens... [more]

Michael Flynn said to refuse Senate subpoena on Russia investigation

Mon, 22 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Former US national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly set to decline a subpoena from the Senate demanding information on an investigation into his alleged links with Russi... [more]

JP Morgan reiterates overweight stance on euro area equities

Mon, 22 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Strategists at JP Morgan reiterated their 'overweight' stance on euro area stocks, telling clients that projections for profit growth in 2017 are not as stretched as might seem and ... [more]

US pre-open: Stocks steady as investors eye Fedspeak

Mon, 22 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - US futures pointed to a steady start on Wall Street on Monday as investors eyed a series of speeches from Federal Reserve officials, with little in the way of corporate news to sink... [more]

Asia report: Most markets higher as DPRK tests another missile

Mon, 22 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Most markets in Asia were higher on Monday, reacting to Wall Street's Friday recovery with traders seeming to largely brush off another missile test from North Korea over the weeken... [more]

All countries agree on oil output cut deal, Saudi Arabia's Al-Falih says

Mon, 22 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - All countries taking part in the November deal to cut oil production agree on the need to extend the supply cut agreement by another nine months. Speaking from Riyadh on Sunday, Sau... [more]

Ford CEO Fields to be replaced by firm's autonomous driving chief

Mon, 22 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Mark Fields will be replaced as chief executive of US auto giant Ford Motor, with the head of the company's autonomous driving unit Jason Hackett taking over the reins, the Detroit ... [more]

Europe open: Investors wait on meeting of finance chiefs, digest Spanish Socialist primaries

Mon, 22 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - European markets have started the day on a mixed note with investors in a holding pattern ahead of an afternoon meeting between euro area finance chiefs to discuss the disbursement ... [more]

Aegon to sell run-off businesses to Wilton Re

Mon, 22 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Aegon has agreed to sell its two largest US run-off businesses, the payout annuity business and the bank-owned/corporate- owned life insurance business to Wilton Re. Under the terms... [more]

Huntsman and Clariant agree $20bn merger

Mon, 22 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Swiss and US chemicals groups Clariant and Huntsman Corp have agreed to a merger of equals that would create a company worth around $20bn. The deal will create a specialty chemical ... [more]

US close: Stocks rise despite third week of outflows

Sun, 21 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Investors continued to move back into Wall Street stocks following the largest drop since September on Wednesday, despite a spate of mixed company results. The Dow Jones Industrials... [more]

Europe close: Shares end session moderately higher despite gains for currency

Fri, 19 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks ended the session with moderately strong gains despite another move higher for the single currency aided by dovish Fedspeak. Against that backdrop, Greece was in the spotligh... [more]

US open: Stocks bounce back despite mixed results

Fri, 19 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares on Wall Street are finding a decent bid at the end of the week despite a spate of mixed company results. As of 16:49 BST, the Dow Jones Industrials was rising 0.58% to 20,782... [more]

Santander plotting bid for Banco Popular, report says

Fri, 19 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Santander is preparing an offer for troubled Spanish lender Banco Popular. According to Spanish website El Confidencial, Santander's chairwoman Ana Botin hired Citi to prepare an of... [more]

Europe midday: Gains for euro dampens demand for stocks

Fri, 19 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks are holding onto slight gains come midday despite another move higher for the single currency. Against that backdrop, Greece was in the spotlight at the end of the week even ... [more]

Sweden drops rape investigation into Wikileaks' Assange

Fri, 19 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Sweden has dropped rape charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, potentially paving the way for his exit from the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange has been living in t... [more]

Asia report: Shares finish turbulent week on mixed note

Fri, 19 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Asian shares finished the week on a mixed note as earlier losses were reversed on the back of higher oil prices and a rebound in US stocks after better than expected jobless figures... [more]

US pre-open: Stocks seen touch higher as politics take a back seat

Fri, 19 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - US futures pointed to a firmer start on Wall Street as stocks got back on track following a mid-week, Trump-inspired selloff. At 1125 BST, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were ... [more]

Europe open: Greece moves back into the spotlight

Fri, 19 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Greece is in the spotlight at the end of the week even as the angst around the political situation in the US over the past few days appears to have calmed down, at least for the mom... [more]

Trump administration kickstarts Nafta renegotiation

Fri, 19 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - US President Donald Trump has put the wheels in motion on a major trade shake-up, after his administration triggered the renegotiation of the North-American Free Trade Agreement on ... [more]

US close: Wal-Mart and Apple lead modest rebound

Thu, 18 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - US stocks rebounded on Thursday, as Wal-Mart and Apple gained and combined with economic data to boost the mood. Following the worst trading day in over seven months amid impeachm... [more]