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  • US puts Germany, China on watch list for large trade surpluses

    The US Treasury said that five countries on the new list each met two of three criteria for assessing unfair play in international trade

  • U.S. Treasury debt prices rose in choppy trading on Friday as poor domestic data and a drop in U.S. stock prices overshadowed news of strong quarterly growth in the euro zone in the first quarter, which ...

  • (ShareCast News) - The US dollar hit an 11-month low on the back of a raft of weaker than expected economic figures released on Friday, even as the president of the Federal Reserve bank of Dallas, Robert ...

  • (ShareCast News) - London stocks ended Friday in the red, after a raft of corporate earnings and a further fall into deflation for the eurozone in April.

  • (ShareCast News) - European stocks fell on Friday, ahead of the long weekend and next Friday´s all-important US jobs report, despite better than expected readings on economic growth and unemployment.

  • (ShareCast News) - Purchasing managers´ indices for the manufacturing and services sector scheduled for release on Tuesday and Thursday will provide further real-time readings on the current state of affairs ...

  • Fed's Kaplan says may back June or July rate rise Reuters - UK Focus - 16 hours ago

    Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan said on Friday that he could back a rise in U.S (Other OTC: UBGXF - news) . Kaplan, who does not currently vote this year on the Federal Open Market Committee, said interest rates should rise gradually but that financial markets had underestimated the Fed's readiness to follow …

  • U.S. Treasury prices reduced their earlier losses on Friday as a private gauge on factory activity in the Chicago area fell more than forecast in April, suggesting a further slowing in economic growth ...

  • Poor U.S. growth numbers and the Federal Reserve's cautious tone this week has squeezed hedge funds still backing a stronger dollar in the face of a market positioned negatively on the U.S. currency for the first time in a year. The yen's 3 percent rise after the BOJ meeting on Thursday added to the range of headwinds …

  • Eurozone Recovers To Pre-Recession Level

    The eurozone economy has finally recovered all the ground lost since the 2008 downturn after growth accelerated in the first quarter of 2016. He said the improvement reinforced the likelihood that the central bank would remain in "wait and see" mode over more stimulus for the next few months.

  • The Greek bailout saga has entered another one of those tense periods when the whole deal could fall apart. A compromise is needed. But it isn't clear how to keep key creditors on board without testing Greece's brittle politics to breaking point.

  • The yen rallied to an 18-month high on Friday as investors wagered the Bank of Japan might be done adding fresh stimulus to the economy, weighing on stock markets around the world. With Japan on holiday, speculators drove the yen through 107.00 per dollar for the first time since October 2014. Often seen as a sign of …

  • (ShareCast News) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who was among Apple's largest outside shareholders, said on Thursday that he no longer held a position in the technology company. "We no longer ...

  • US Economy Grows By Just 0.5% In First Quarter Sky News - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 06:04 BST
    US Growth Pace Slows To 0.5% In First Quarter

    The US economy has turned in its weakest performance for two years, with the annualised pace of growth slowing to 0.5% - below the forecast 0.7%. Consumer spending, which accounts for 70% of economic activity, grew by just 1.9% in the first three months of 2016 - down from the 2.4% growth seen in the final quarter of last …

  • Taiwan extends recession as exports fall again AFP - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 04:00 BST
    Taiwan extends recession as exports fall again

    Taiwan's GDP fell by 0.84% in the three months through March, with exports sliding more than 12%

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bonds rise as weak growth stokes doubts on rate hikes Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 20:37 BST

    U.S. Treasury prices rose on Thursday with the two-year yield hitting one-week lows as news of anemic first-quarter economic growth increased traders' skepticism over whether the Federal Reserve would ...

  • U.S. economy stalls in first quarter as activity weakens broadly Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 19:01 BST

    "The economy essentially stalled in the first quarter, but that doesn't mean it is faltering," said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economic Advisors in Holland, Pennsylvania. "Some of the restraints to growth are dissipating.

  • Croatia PM unveils 'difficult' reforms to boost economy

    Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic arrives for an European Union Summit at the EU headquaters in Brussels on March 18, 2016

  • US economic growth slows to just 0.5% in first quarter

    The expansion of US gross domestic product, a broad measure of economic output, came in much below the 0.9 percent annual rate expected by analysts

  • London close: FTSE ends lower as US economic growth slows Sharecast - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 17:55 BST

    (ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 ended lower on Thursday as US economic growth slowed in the first quarter and as investors continued to weigh central bank policy decisions in the US and Japan.

  • FX round-up: Yen leaps higher after BoJ stays put on policy Sharecast - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 17:41 BST

    (ShareCast News) - Rate-setters in Tokyo opted to stay put on monetary policy at their meeting on Thursday, sending the country´s currency sharply higher.

  • Global stocks slide after BoJ shock, weak US growth AFP - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 16:26 BST
    US growth worries cloud global stock markets

    Around 1015 GMT on Thursday, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index was down 1.1 percent compared with Wednesday's closing level

  • TREASURIES-U.S. longer-dated bonds fall as inflation accelerates Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 15:40 BST

    Longer-dated U.S. Treasury prices fell on Thursday as inflation grew faster than expected in the first quarter to above the Federal Reserve's 2 percent goal, eroding the appeal of holding long-term assets. ...

  • US GDP growth slows to two-year low Sharecast - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 15:02 BST

    (ShareCast News) - US economic growth slowed surprisingly in the first quarter of the year, falling to an annual rate of 0.5% that was short of the forecast of 0.6%.

  • First-Quarter U.S. GDP -- At A Glance The Wall Street Journal - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 13:42 BST

    The U.S. economy expanded in the first quarter, but with the weakest performance in two years.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Japanese stimulus inaction sends yen soaring Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 13:28 BST

    A lack of fresh stimulus from the Bank of Japan sent the yen soaring and world stocks into the red on Thursday, half a day after the U.S (Other OTC: UBGXF - news) . Federal Reserve signalled it too was hitting the policy pause button. The yen surged almost 3 percent against the dollar, the euro and sterling in a sharp …

  • UK Better Off Outside EU, Economists Say Sky News - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 13:08 BST
    UK Better Off Outside EU, Economists Say

    The UK economy would be about 4% bigger 10 years after leaving the European Union than if it stayed in, according to a group of leading economists who support an exit. A pamphlet published by the eight "Economists for Brexit" set out a series of arguments on the benefits of voting to leave in the referendum on 23 June. …

  • Europe, Tokyo stocks slump AFP - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 12:20 BST
    US growth worries cloud global stock markets

    Around 1015 GMT on Thursday, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index was down 1.1 percent compared with Wednesday's closing level

  • US pre-open: Stocks seen lower after BoJ disappoints Sharecast - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 11:48 BST

    (ShareCast News) - US futures pointed to a weaker open on Wall Street after the Bank of Japan surprised markets by choosing not to implement further stimulus measures.

  • BoJ surprises as it holds off stimulus, delays inflation target

    Japan's economy has largely defied several years of Bank of Japan and government remedies aimed at boosting prices as well as broader activity

  • MORNING BID EUROPE-Trump's world view; Austria-Italy border spat Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 08:25 BST

    Donald Trump's big foreign policy speech may be lacking in detail but his view on the defence ties between the U.S (Other OTC: UBGXF - news) . Renzi denounced Austria's plan as "shamelessly against European rules, as well as being against history, against logic and against the future".

  • BoJ surprises as it holds off stimulus, delays inflation target

    Japan's economy has largely defied several years of Bank of Japan and government remedies aimed at boosting prices as well as broader activity

  • BoJ surprises as it holds off stimulus, delays inflation target

    Japan's 0.3% core consumer price index reading released by the Internal Affairs Ministry was worse than a Bloomberg forecast of a 0.2% fall

  • Brexit equivalent to losing a month's income, says OECD think-tank

    The UK's workers would be hit by a "triple threat" to jobs, wages and prices in shops if the country votes to leave the European Union, David Cameron and former trade union leader Sir Brendan Barber have warned.

  • Longer-dated U.S. Treasury debt prices rallied on Wednesday, snapping a seven-day streak of losses, as the Federal Reserve left the door open for an interest rate increase in June but signalled its rate ...

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