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Capital Economics sees limited upside for FTSE 100 in 2017 (and next)

Capital Economics sees limited upside for FTSE 100 in 2017 (and next)

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - The UK economy's performance will continue to exceed forecasts but multiple headwinds will just about brake any further gains in the FTSE 100 in 2017, analysts at one of the City's ... [more]

US oil rig count keeps climbing, Baker Hughes says

US oil rig count keeps climbing, Baker Hughes says

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - The number of oil rigs in operation in the US continued to climb last week, increasing by 11 to 758, according to the results of the most widely-followed survey tracking them. Accor... [more]

Europe close: Stocks end off lows as oil futures perk up

Europe close: Stocks end off lows as oil futures perk up

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks came off their worst levels of the day as crude oil futures perked up and trading on Wall Street got off to a positive start. The benchmark Stoxx 600 ended 0.23% or 0.91 poin... [more]

US open: Stocks edge higher at the end of the week

US open: Stocks edge higher at the end of the week

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Gains for steel and biotech shares saw Wall Street edge higher amid better than expected economic data and some dovish Fedspeak. At 1723 BST, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up... [more]

Price pressures grow in US in June, PMIs show

Price pressures grow in US in June, PMIs show

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Private sector firms in the US continued to record a solid rate of expansion amid signs that economic growth might pick up again, the results of a widely-followed survey showed. IHS... [more]

US central bank should wait and see how economy plays out, Fed's Bullard says

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - The president of the Federal Reserve bank of St.Louis joined those rate-setters who preferred to defer the next interest rate hike. In a speech delivered in Nashville, James Bullard... [more]

US new home sales beat forecasts in May, prices jump

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Activity in America's residential real estate market continued to hum along at a solid pace last month, the latest official revealed, amid sharp price increases. New single-family h... [more]

McDonald's teams up with Uber to trial McDelivery service in UK

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Fast food giant McDonald's will now be able to bring your Big Mac directly to your sofa - as it trials a new UK delivery service in partnership with Uber. Along with the tech firm's... [more]

Citizens from EU countries will be able to stay reiterates May

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Prime Minister Theresa May defended her proposals regarding the future rights of EU citizens in the UK. At a news conference after an EU summit in Brussels, May reaffirmed that thos... [more]

Donald Tusk says UK rights proposal 'below expectations'

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - European Council President Donald Tusk has said Theresa May's offer to protect EU citizens' rights post-Brexit is "below our expectations". Tusk also said that the offer risked wors... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks at session lows after PMI data

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks were near their worst levels of the session, following a weaker-than-expected reading on the state of the euro area manufacturing and services sectors, although analysts were... [more]

Sydney to erect barricades to prevent a likely vehicle attack

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Sydney police said on Friday they will deploy concrete barricades in the city to prevent the risk of a vehicle attack by extremists. Concrete barricades will be installed in promine... [more]

French GDP edges past forecasts in first quarter of 2017

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - A sharp pick-up in gross capital formation helped to offset a slowdown in household spending in France at the start of the year. The result was a 0.5% rate of quarterly expansion ... [more]

Asia report: Markets mixed as China looks to crack down on banks

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Markets in Asia finished mixed on Friday, with traders growing concerned over reports that banking regulators in China were looking to quiz banks over their offshore asset investmen... [more]

Italian industrial orders slip in April

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Italian industrial orders slipped in April, with demand from abroad weakest. Total industrial orders in the euro area's third-largest economy fell by 1.0% month-on-month in April, a... [more]

US pre-open: Stocks seen a little weaker ahead of data, Fedspeak

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - US futures pointed to a slightly weaker open on Friday as investors eyed a slew of data including new home sales, manufacturing figures and the Baker Hughes oil rig count. At 1135 B... [more]

IHS Markit euro area composite PMI weakens in June

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - A key barometre of the euro area economy retreated, weighed down by weakness in services sector activity. IHS Markit's composite purchasing managers output index for the Eurozone re... [more]

Trump denies obstruction of justice, rejects tape claims

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Donald Trump has strongly denied allegations that he has obstructed the FBI investigation into links between his campaign and Russia, and also said he does not have tapes of his con... [more]

Saudis tell Qatar to shut down al-Jazeera as part of deal to end blockade

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states on Friday demanded the closure of broadcaster al-Jazeera, among other conditions, in return for the lifting of its trade and diplomatic sanctions.... [more]

Europe open: Mixed PMIs and weakness in overseas stocks drags

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks began the session on a slightly down note, tracking a mixed close overnight on Wall Street and weakness in some Asian markets. A weaker-than-expected reading on the state o... [more]

US close: Markets end Thursday slightly lower

Thu, 22 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Wall Street's main indices finished slightly lower on Thursday, against a backdrop of solid readings on the jobs and housing markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 0.0... [more]

Europe close: Stocks edge higher

Thu, 22 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - European markets finished the session slightly higher for the most part, against a backdrop of positive economic data and heavy news-flow news regarding continued deal-making in the... [more]

Qatar Airways makes approach for 10% stake in American Airlines

Thu, 22 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - American Airlines has received an offer for a 10% stake in the company from Qatar Airways, a regulatory filing revealed on Thursday. The state-owned Qatar airline has made the bid t... [more]

US open: Wall Street little changed as oil prices stabilise

Thu, 22 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Wall Street's main indices were little changed in early trading as oil prices recovered their footing and against a backdrop of solid readings on the jobs and housing markets. At ... [more]

US unemployment claims tick higher

Thu, 22 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - US jobless claims edged slightly higher last week. The number of people filing for unemployment insurance for the first time rose by 3,000 to 241,000 during the week ending on 17 ... [more]