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  • Lidl owner to invest 6.5 bln euros in 2016 - newspaper Reuters - UK Focus - 2 hours 29 minutes ago

    The Schwarz group that owns German discount supermarket chain Lidl plans to invest 6.5 billion euros ($7.3 billion)in 2016, with part of that going to sprucing up its stores in its home market, a newspaper reported on Thursday. Lidl, and its German discounter rival Aldi, have become giants in European retail by keeping …

  • Net Asset Value(s) Business Wire - 2 hours 37 minutes ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FUND ¦ DB X-TRACKERS II Australian Dollar Cash UCITS ETF DEALING DATE ¦ 25-May-16 NAV PER SHARE ¦ AUD223.3926 NUMBER OF SHARES IN ISSUE ¦ 126,912 CODE ¦ View source version on ...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar falls on durables data; stocks steady Reuters - UK Focus - 2 hours 39 minutes ago

    The U.S. dollar fell on Thursday after U.S. durable goods orders data showed weakness in business spending plans, while world stock indexes were little changed after two days of strong gains. Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods surged in April on strong demand for transportation equipment and a range of other …

  • The cost of hedging against swings in sterling rose to seven-year highs on Thursday while currency options indicated strong demand from investors betting on the pound's weakness less than a month before a British vote on EU membership. While betting markets suggest Britons will opt to remain in the European Union, most …

  • The U.S. dollar fell against the euro, yen, and franc on Thursday after U.S. economic data showed weakness in business spending plans, denting expectations for a Federal Reserve interest rate increase in June or July. Investors also were awaiting comments from Fed Governor Jerome Powell on Thursday and a speech on Friday …

  • Banco Popular triggered renewed concerns over the health of Spanish banks on Thursday with plans for its second 2.5 billion euro ($2.8 billion) capital increase in less than four years to cope with toxic real estate assets. Spain's banks reduced their balance sheets after a property bubble burst at the end of 2008, but …

  • FRN Variable Rate Fix Business Wire - 3 hours ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- As Agent Bank, please be advised of the following rate determined on: 5/25/2016 Issue ¦ Toyota Credit Canada Inc - Series 63 CAD 200,000,000 FRN due February 2019   ISIN Number ...

  • Global markets lifted by oil surge

    In Europe, Frankfurt, London and Paris extended Wednesday's gains that were won on the back of Greece news, bright German data, easing Brexit concerns and firmer oil prices

  • FOREX-Dollar stalls after mystery yen jump Reuters - UK Focus - 6 hours ago

    An early surge in the yen in Asia on Thursday put a dampener on any further progress for the dollar after a bullish two weeks and spurred speculation U.S (Other OTC: UBGXF - news) . In relatively illiquid conditions in the first minutes of trading in Tokyo, a large order drove the yen more than half a percent higher against …

  • (ShareCast News) - Headline economic growth in Spain remained robust at the start of the year, but the details of the report revealed a sharp slowdown in investment due to the impact of the severe political ...

  • Sterling retreated from 3-1/2 month highs against the euro and fell against the dollar on Thursday after data showed business investment in Britain dropping in annual terms for the first time in three years amid uncertainty around the Brexit vote. The Office for National Statistics confirmed the economy grew 0.4 percent …

  • FOREX-Mystery yen jump turns back dollar rally Reuters - UK Focus - 10 hours ago

    "For Japan the question is what will we see next from them to ensure that the yen can stay weak," he said. Delaying the tax increase would support Tokyo's stock market, which traditionally weakens the yen.

  • With (Other OTC: WWTH - news) less than a month to go before the vote, expectations are growing that Britain will opt to stay in the EU. Most analysts reckon a vote to leave the EU on June 23 would deal a blow to Britain's economy and would send sterling tumbling, while a vote to stay would drive sterling sharply hig …

  • The yen surged on Thursday, taking some of the wind out of the sails of the recently buoyant dollar and prompting investors to cover positions against a backdrop of potential event risks, including a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen. The dollar earlier had stuck close to recent ranges, as investors looked for …

  • Disney ditches its iconic dollar

    Disney has announced it is no longer printing and selling its beloved currency, the Disney dollar, sparking a buying frenzy among collectors.

  • Global stocks rally rolls on AFP - 20 hours ago
    Global stocks rally rolls on

    London gained 0.7 percent amid rising hopes that Britain will vote next month to stay in the European Union

  • (ShareCast News) - Fresh poll results pointing to a better chance of the 'Remain' camp coming out on top at the upcoming referendum on EU membership and a respite in the US dollar´s recent run higher combined ...

  • The euro has fallen about 1.3 percent since May 18, when minutes from the Federal Reserve's April meeting signaled a potential interest rate increase from the central bank in the near term. Investors were also awaiting key events such as May U.S. employment data on June 3 and comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen on June …

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil climbs on inventory data, boosts stocks Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, May 25, 2016 18:48 BST

    Oil prices and energy shares rose on Wednesday after a sharper-than-expected fall in crude inventories, lifting world stock markets. Growing bets on a possible Federal Reserve rate increase as early as ...

  • Sterling hits 3-1/2-month high as Brexit risk seen fading Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, May 25, 2016 17:08 BST

    Sterling climbed to a 3-1/2-month high against the euro on Wednesday, after a poll ahead of Britain's European Union membership referendum gave a six-point lead to the "In" camp, and as several bookmakers widened the odds on a Brexit. "After the pound's recent rebound, the market is now pricing in a more modest Brexit …

  • Brexit one of bigger risks to EU economy, says euro zone head Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, May 25, 2016 16:42 BST

    A British vote to leave the European Union in a referendum on June 23 poses one of the bigger risks to the European economy in the short term, the chairman of euro zone finance ministers said on Wednesday. "Brexit is obviously a risk at this moment, and in the short term probably one of the bigger risks to our economy," …

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil gains on inventory data, lifts stocks Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, May 25, 2016 16:19 BST

    Oil prices rose on Wednesday after a sharper-than-expected fall in inventories and gains in energy shares lifted world stock markets. Growing bets of a possible Federal Reserve rate increase as in June ...

  • FOREX-Dollar gains against yen, steady against euro on Fed bets Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, May 25, 2016 16:06 BST

    The dollar was last up 0.31 percent against the yen at 110.32 yen, near a session high of 110.45 yen, as traders continued to anticipate a potential June or July Fed rate increase. The euro was last mostly flat against the dollar after dipping slightly to match Tuesday's roughly 10-week low of $1.1129.

  • Why U.S. Markets Are Taking a Weakening Yuan in Stride The Wall Street Journal - Wed, May 25, 2016 15:52 BST

    Here's something new: China on Wednesday just set the reference rate for the yuan at the lowest level since 2011. And global markets took it in stride.

  • European stocks retreat AFP - Wed, May 25, 2016 15:16 BST
    Global stocks rally rolls on

    Around 1330 GMT, the London stock market was up 0.5 percent

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