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Commodities: Natural gas bounces, Bitcoin continues to drift lower

Commodities: Natural gas bounces, Bitcoin continues to drift lower

Fri, 16 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Commodity prices were resurgent at the end of the week as natural gas futures bounced back from the sharp losses endured during the prior session. As of 2000 GMT, December natural g... [more]

'I think we'll have a deal (with China),' Trump says

'I think we'll have a deal (with China),' Trump says

Fri, 16 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Wall Street's main market gauges flickered into life on Friday afternoon in New York, reversing early losses and moving into the green, on the heels of upbeat remarks from the US Pr... [more]

US industrial production rises in October, boosted by output of business equipment

US industrial production rises in October, boosted by output of business equipment

Fri, 16 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - US industrial production edged higher last month on the back of sharp increases in the output of business equipment and construction. According to the Federal Reserve, industrial pr... [more]

US interest rates closer to 'neutral', Fed's Clarida says

US interest rates closer to 'neutral', Fed's Clarida says

Fri, 16 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - The US central bank's second-in-command noted recent volatility in stock markets, but continued to defend the need for gradual rate hikes. Indeed, in an interview with broadcaster... [more]

ECB's Draghi confident, but argues for patience and persistence

ECB's Draghi confident, but argues for patience and persistence

Fri, 16 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Outgoing European Central Bank President, Mario Draghi, sounded a confident note on the outlook for the euro area economy, describing a recent slowdown as a 'soft patch', but said p... [more]

Kim Jong-Un supervises tests of new North Korean 'tactical' weapon

Fri, 16 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un inspected a new "tactical" weapon for the first time in nearly a year this week, reported the country's state media on Friday. The Korean Central News... [more]

Walmart's wages targeted by new Bernie Sanders legislation

Fri, 16 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Walmart has been targeted by a new bill that would prevent large companies from completing stock buy-backs unless their employees are paid at least $15 an hour, which was introduced... [more]

US sets sanctions on 17 Saudi officials over Khashoggi murder

Fri, 16 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - The US imposed economic sanctions on 17 Saudi Arabian officials late on Thursday after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month. The sanctions come after Saudi Arabia's ... [more]

Eland Oil & Gas' field development on course for year-end completion

Fri, 16 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Eland Oil & Gas's field development programme at the Gbetiokun field in Nigeria is on course for completion before the end of the year, the company said on Friday. In operations con... [more]

October US retail sales rise as expected

Thu, 15 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - US retail sales grew more quickly than expected last month, boosted by sales of motor vehicles, building materials and at gasoline stations. Total retail sales volumes grew at a 0.8... [more]

Philly Fed index drops more than expected in November

Thu, 15 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Manufacturing conditions in the Philadelphia region deteriorated more than expected in November, according to a survey released on Thursday. The Philadelphia Fed's index for current... [more]

Empire State manufacturing index unexpectedly ticks higher

Thu, 15 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Business conditions in the New York region unexpectedly improved in November, according to a survey from the New York Fed. The Empire State manufacturing index rose to 23.3 from 21.... [more]

US jobless claims rose unexpectedly last week

Thu, 15 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - US jobless claims edged only slightly higher last week, but some economists believed there were signs in the data that, at least for now, momentum in the jobs market might be toppin... [more]

Cryptocurrencies drop 12% to hit a one-year low

Thu, 15 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Cryptocurrencies were adding to their Wednesday plunge with the best-known of them, Bitcoin, down 12.61% to $5,428. It was the biggest cryptocurrency sell-off since February, Bloomb... [more]

Fed's Powell's positive on economy, financial markets' reaction is being monitored

Thu, 15 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - The Federal Reserve needs to calibrate how much it needs to further tighten monetary policy and at what pace, central bank chairman, Jerome Powell, said ovenright. Speaking at an ev... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks dip amid post-Brexit deal political convulsions

Thu, 15 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Stocks across the Continent are trading slightly lower as investors digest the ongoing political convulsions in London, even as they keep a wary eye on the Italian government's anti... [more]

US 'core' October CPI falls short of analysts' forecasts

Wed, 14 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Inflation in the US accelerated as expected last month, pushed higher by increased energy costs, but underlying price pressures were more modest than economists had anticipated. Acc... [more]

US should hike foreign investment to curb China influence, says Congress report

Wed, 14 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - A report from a US congressional commission recommends that Washington fund infrastructure in developing nations in order to counter Chinese financing deals. The US-China economic a... [more]

Touchstone Exploration swings to profit after production jumps

Wed, 14 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Touchstone Exploration reported on Wednesday that it swung to a profit in the third quarter as the Trinidadfocused oil and gas company benefitted from increased production and risin... [more]

Touchstone Exploration swings to profit after production jumps

Wed, 14 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Touchstone Exploration reported on Wednesday that it swung to a profit in the third quarter as the Trinidadfocused oil and gas company benefitted from increased production and risin... [more]

German economy contracts for first time since Q1 2015

Wed, 14 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - The German economy shrank in the third quarter amid weaker exports, marking its first contraction since the first quarter of 2015, according to data released by Destatis. Gross dome... [more]

Faroe Petroleum drops on disappointing North Sea well

Wed, 14 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Faroe Petroleum's shares dropped on Wednesday after its 40%-owned Rungne exploration well in the Norwegian North Sea came up with noncommercial levels of hydrocarbons. The oil and g... [more]

Conroy Gold's aims for mine development as loss deepens

Wed, 14 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Conroy Gold reported "excellent" drilling results on Wednesday though the gold miner's loss deepened as it moves towards building a mine at its Clontibret project in County Monaghan... [more]

FOBT stake cut moved back to April after government U-turn

Wed, 14 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - The government announced on Wednesday it was making a U-turn and the implementation of changes to reduce the stakes of fixed-odds betting machines will be brought forward to next Ap... [more]

Sector movers: Electricity up, oil engineers down

Wed, 14 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Electricity and telecoms were the livewire sectors on Wednesday, while oil engineers were on the rocks. An update from SSE helped lift the electricity sector, even though Scottish e... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Charter Communications Inc. 328.54 3.16 23:02
KLA-Tencor Corp. 96.90 2.60 23:04
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. 70.33 2.42 23:00
Xilinx Inc. 90.54 2.29 23:08
Incyte Corp. 66.51 2.28 23:04

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Nvidia Corp. 164.43 -18.76 23:10
Activision Blizzard Inc. 50.94 -4.89 23:04
JD.com, Inc. 23.05 -4.75 23:09
Asml Holdings N.V. 168.99 -4.41 22:40
Facebook Inc. 139.53 -3.00 23:08