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'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

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]

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]

UK Brexit Secretary Raab resigns hours after deal approval

Thu, 15 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Two senior UK cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, resigned on Thursday, just hours after Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet "collectively approved" a withd... [more]

Pound shrugs off cabinet's Brexit deal approval

Thu, 15 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Huge doubts remained about Brexit across Westminster and in financial markets after Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet "collectively approved" a withdrawal agreement with the Euro... [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]

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]

May faces cabinet showdown over Brexit deal

Wed, 14 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Prime Minister Theresa May faces a cabinet showdown on Wednesday when she will ask ministers to sign off a Brexit deal struck with the EU, despite strident opposition to the terms f... [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]

FX round-up: Trade talk, speculation around possible Brexit deal brake US dollar

Tue, 13 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - A more 'constructive' news-flow on the global trade front and news of a breakthrough in talks on the UK's withdrawal between London and Brussels, kept the Greenback from hitting a f... [more]

Russian GDP slows more-than-expected in Q3, but economists expect pick-up

Tue, 13 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Economic growth in Russia slowed over the three months to September, although some economists expected the pace of expansion to pick-up over the following year. According to an adva... [more]

US and China speaking 'at all levels' ahead of G20 meet, says Kudlow

Tue, 13 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - President Trump has initiated direct contact with Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of the leaders' meeting at the G20 in Argentina at the end of the month, White House economic ad... [more]

Cabinet convenes as negotiators agree EU withdrawal text

Tue, 13 November 2018

(Sharecast News) - Theresa May's cabinet will meet on Wednesday after British and EU negotiators agreed the text for a UK-wide customs arrangement that could will form part of a Brexit withdrawal agre... [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