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  • (ShareCast News) - The US non-farm payrolls report will be the main event on Friday as investors look for clues on the timing of the first interest rate increase in nine years.

  • European markets find ECB cheer and Chinese holiday respite

    London's benchmark FTSE 100 index climbed 1.82 percent to close at 6,194.10 points, the CAC 40 in Paris gained 2.17 percent to finish at 4,653.79,, while Frankfurt's DAX 30 jumped 2.68 percent to end at ...

  • (ShareCast News) - European stocks surged on Thursday, after the European Central Bank hinted at further stimulus measures

  • UK shares had their biggest one-day gain in a week on Thursday, boosted by a commitment from ECB chief Mario Draghi to boost the central bank's asset-purchase programme if needed to offset the effects of a riskier economic backdrop. The FTSE 100 blue-chip index was up 1.8 percent at 6,183.09 points at its close. "It  …

  • Wall Street extended its gains on Thursday as data pointed to a strengthening U.S. economy and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi hinted at additional stimulus measures. The ECB also cut its inflation and growth forecasts for the euro zone in the wake of lower oil prices, weaker growth in China and a strengthening …

  • 5 Takeaways from the ECB's September Meeting The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    Appearing tanned and rested after the summer vacation, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi celebrated his 68th birthday Thursday with a dovish performance at his latest press conference. Here are the takeaways.

  • FTSE rallies, buoyed by dovish ECB policy stance Reuters - UK Focus - 6 hours ago

    UK shares were set for their biggest one-day gain in a week on Thursday, boosted by a commitment from ECB chief Mario Draghi to beef up the central bank's asset-purchase programme if needed to offset the effects of a riskier economic backdrop. The FTSE 100 blue-chip index was up 1.6 percent at 6,183.09 points at 1353 GMT. …

  • The ECB also cut its inflation and growth forecasts for the euro zone in the wake of lower oil prices, weaker growth in China and a strengthening euro. The Fed, which meets on Sept. 16-17, has said it will raise rates when it sees sustained economic recovery.

  • European markets find ECB cheer and Chinese holiday respite

    London's FTSE 100 index of leading shares climbed 1.45 percent to stand at 6,171.44 points, Paris's CAC 40 index jumped 1.8 percent to 4,637.21 and in Frankfurt the DAX 30 soared 2.27 percent to 10,276.17...

  • China A Threat To World Growth Say ECB And IMF

    The European Central Bank has joined the International Monetary Fund in warning of risks to economic growth from the slowdown in China and other emerging markets. He told a news conference a return to falling prices, or negative inflation, was possible in the coming months despite its €1.1tn quantitative easing (QE) programme, …

  • Wall Street was set to open higher on Thursday as weekly jobs data indicated a strengthening labor market, a day ahead of the more critical monthly jobs report, which may feed into the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision. The Fed has said it will raise rates when it sees sustained economic recovery.

  • Mario Draghi's ECB Opening Statement in Full The Wall Street Journal - 8 hours ago

    A Chinese market collapse, a potential U.S. rate rise, a rumbling Greek crisis, inflation - or lack of it - there is plenty for European Central Bank president Mario Draghi to talk about. Moneybeat is analyzing the meeting, while here is Mr. Draghi's opening statement in full.

  • China A Threat To World Growth Say ECB And IMF

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned of risks to world economic growth, as a closely-watched report on UK activity points to a slowdown. The latest Markit (NasdaqGS: MRKT - news) /CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) survey suggested the service sector, which makes up more than 75% of UK output, grew at its …

  • China A Threat To World Growth Say ECB And IMF

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned of risks to world economic growth, as a closely-watched report on UK activity points to a slowdown. The latest Markit (NasdaqGS: MRKT - news) /CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) survey suggested the service sector, which makes up more than 75% of UK output, grew at its …

  • European shares bounce, focus on ECB meeting Reuters - UK Focus - 10 hours ago

    European shares rose sharply on Thursday, tracking strong gains on Wall Street and ahead of a European Central Bank meeting that investors expect will deliver a boost to markets following recent turmoil. At 1011 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 1.5 percent at 1,416.09 points after volatile …

  • (ShareCast News) - Sweden´s central bank kept its main policy rate unchanged on Thursday despite having lowered its inflation forecasts for this year and next.

  • Morning MoneyBeat Europe: Will the ECB Crank Up QE? The Wall Street Journal - 13 hours ago

    China’s stock indexes may be closed for a holiday, but European markets aren’t likely to see much reprieve from the action. Why? Well it's European Central Bank policy meeting day, and Friday’s U.S. jobs report is, of course, looming.

  • EasyJet leads European shares higher, focus on ECB Reuters - UK Focus - 13 hours ago

    European shares rose sharply on Thursday, tracking strong gains on Wall Street and ahead of a European Central Bank meeting that investors expect will deliver a boost to markets following recent turmoil. The market was led higher by British low-cost airline easyJet, which jumped 6.4 percent after raising its full-year …

  • European shares gain ahead of ECB policy meeting Reuters - UK Focus - 14 hours ago

    European shares advanced in early trading on Thursday, tracking strong gains on Wall Street, ahead of a European Central Bank meeting that investors expect will deliver a dovish boost to markets following ...

  • It (Other OTC: ITGL - news) advised central bankers to keep monetary policy loose and the ECB specifically to extend its asset purchases if inflation does not tick up. Hungary's Viktor Orban is in Brussels today for what could be uncomfortable talks as the bloc seeks to find consensus on an emergency plan to distribute …

  • Growth in Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD - news) 's services sector fell in August from July's nine-year high as the pace of new business slowed after expanding at its fastest in a decade and a half in the previous month, a survey showed on Thursday. After surging by more than 5 percent in 2014, Ireland's economy is set to …

  • (ShareCast News) - The FTSE ended higher on Wednesday after worse-than-estimated US economic data pushed back expectations of an interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve.

  • European shares gain, China moves help Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 2, 2015 17:35 BST

    European equities gained on Wednesday after a volatile start to the week, drawing support from brokerage measures in China to invigorate the country's battered markets and from hopes for policy easing by major central banks. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index ended 0.2 percent higher at 1,395.70 points after falling …

  • Irish tax take is 5.4 pct above target as corporate tax surges Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 2, 2015 16:34 BST

    Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD - news) 's tax take rose to 5.4 percent above target at the end of August as corporation tax receipts came in more than a third higher than expected, leaving the government on course to beat its year-end deficit target. Government spending in the first eight months was 1.1 percent or almost 300 …

  • (ShareCast News) - The European Central Bank on Thursday announces its latest policy decision amid speculation of prolonging quantitative easing in the wake of recent market volatility.

  • Britain's FTSE rallies in tandem with Wall Street Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 2, 2015 15:55 BST

    Britain's leading share index rallied on Wednesday, buoyed by results from industrial equipment hire group Ashtead and by opening gains on Wall Street. The FTSE 100 was up 70.96 points, or 1.2 percent, ...

  • Renewed volatility roils global stock markets AFP - Wed, Sep 2, 2015 15:52 BST
    Global stock markets experience renewed volatility

    In European mid-afternoon trading London, Paris and Frankfurt were all posting gains following painful slides Tuesday, but only after see-sawing higher and lower earlier in the day

  • European shares gain, China moves and U.S. data help Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 2, 2015 15:23 BST

    European equities gained on Wednesday after a volatile start to the week, drawing support from brokerage measures in China to invigorate the country's battered markets and from expectations of policy-easing by major central banks. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 0.8 percent at 1,404.33 points by 1351 GMT …

  • (ShareCast News) - On average, real house prices in the UK continue to be far below their pre-crisis peaks, but some indicators are pointing to an acceleration, favouring those homebuilders which are continuing ...

  • (ShareCast News) - On average, real house prices in the UK continue to be far below their pre-crisis peaks, but some indicators are pointing to an acceleration, favouring those homebuilders which are continuing ...

  • U.S. 2nd-quarter productivity strongest in 1-1/2 years Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 2, 2015 13:31 BST

    The Labor Department on Wednesday revised productivity to show it rising at a 3.3 percent annual rate, the quickest since the fourth quarter of 2013, instead of the 1.3 percent pace reported last month. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast productivity, which measures hourly output per worker, being revised up to …

  • No "feel good" factor yet as Irish consumer sentiment rises marginally Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 2, 2015 12:00 BST

    Irish consumer sentiment rose marginally in August towards the nine-year high posted two months previously, a survey showed on Wednesday, and its compilers said that booming economic growth suggested that levels of confidence should be even higher. After growing by more than 5 percent in 2014, Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD …

  • Fresh volatility hits Asian markets AFP - Wed, Sep 2, 2015 09:48 BST
    Fresh volatility shakes Asian, European markets

    An investor reacts in front of screens showing stock market movement at a brokerage house in Shanghai on September 1, 2015

  • Chinese stocks recover early losses in volatile trading Telegraph - Wed, Sep 2, 2015 08:36 BST

    Shanghai pares back losses as China gears up for national holiday marking end of World War II

  • Australia's economy slows as China stumbles AFP - Wed, Sep 2, 2015 07:57 BST
    Australia's economy slows as China stumbles

    A woman walks past an advertisement for financial services in a bank window in Sydney on September 1, 2015

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