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  • The dollar held at one-week highs against a basket of major currencies early on Friday, having benefited from upbeat U.S (Other OTC: UBGXF - news) . Commodity currencies including the Australian dollar managed to outperform their U.S. peer after a solid rebound in Chinese equities helped lift risk appetite generally. …

  • The dollar rose for a third consecutive session on Thursday, bolstered by data showing a much stronger U.S. economy than had been thought and by gains in global equities, which benefited from improving risk sentiment. U.S. data showing falling jobless claims and a faster growth rate than had initially been estimated in …

  • China raises heat as central bankers head to Jackson Hole

    The China crisis will be an ominous cloud over the annual gathering of US and foreign central bank officials and experts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

  • U.S. GDP Growth -- At A Glance The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    The U.S. economy grew at a much faster pace than initially estimated in the second quarter, with new data showing upward revisions to business investment, inventory building and government spending.

  • (ShareCast News) - 1630 (close): The FTSE 100 ended up 3.56% to 6,192 points as fears on China's slowdown eased after further stimulus from the central bank. The People's Bank of China on Wednesday announced ...

  • European shares rose on Thursday, recouping all their losses this week, with gains across the board after market expectations of a U.S. rate hike were pushed back and as economic growth figures were revised ...

  • Global stocks climb as US growth offsets China fears

    World markets are nervous about signs that China's economy, which accounts for some 13% of global output, is slowing more than previously thought

  • Gross domestic product expanded at a 3.7 percent annual pace instead of the 2.3 percent rate reported last month, the Commerce Department said on Thursday in its second GDP estimate for the April-June period. The GDP report, which was released in the wake of a global stock market sell-off, should assure investors and cautious …

  • US economy grew at a faster pace than previously thought in the second quarter

  • US Q2 economic growth revised up to 3.7%

    The US economy expanded at an annual rate of 3.7 percent in the April-June period, after a 0.6 percent pace in the first three months of the year, the Commerce Department reported

  • The dollar advanced for a third consecutive session on Thursday, bolstered by data showing a much stronger U.S. economy than had been thought and by gains in global equities, which benefited from improving risk sentiment. U.S. data showing falling jobless claims and a faster growth rate than had initially been estimated …

  • US STOCKS-Wall St extends gains, helped by GDP data Reuters - UK Focus - 10 hours ago

    Other data showed jobless claims fell more than expected last week, pointing to a steadily firming labor market. While strong data points to increased chances of an interest rate hike in September, some investors said the recent volatility in markets triggered by fears of slowing growth in China could force the U.S. Federal …

  • US second quarter GDP revised upwards Sharecast - 10 hours ago

    (ShareCast News) - The US economy grew at a faster pace in the second quarter than previously estimated, figures released on Thursday showed.

  • U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, a day after posting their biggest one-day gain in four years, as data showed the economy grew faster in the second quarter than initially thought. The Dow Jones industrial ...

  • Other data showed jobless claims fell more than expected last week, pointing to a steadily firming labor market. "Despite the good GDP numbers that we saw today, September largely seems off the table because of the turmoil that we've seen in the past week," said Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James in St. Petersburg, …

  • Stocks surged on Thursday, following the biggest gains on Wall Street in four years, after a U.S. Federal Reserve policymaker said the case for an interest rate increase next month "seems less compelling" than it was a few weeks ago. Increased appetite for risk also lifted crude oil prices further from last week's lows. …

  • Global stocks climb as US growth offsets China fears

    World markets are nervous about signs that China's economy, which accounts for some 13% of global output, is slowing more than previously thought

  • Moscow says it will not be part of a deal to write off 20pc of Ukraine's debt mountain

  • European shares rose on Thursday, buoyed by gains on Asian and U.S. markets after a U.S. central bank official said the prospect of a September rate hike seemed "less compelling" than before. ...

  • (ShareCast News) - Low inflation and lower taxes saw the pace of growth in Spain pick up in the three months to June, but the pace of expansion seemed set to slow, analysts said.

  • It (Other OTC: ITGL - news) is pretty clear now that the European Central Bank has come to the realisation that its quantitative easing programme is not only not lifting inflation but that with China slowing down and commodity prices taking a dive the risk of deflation is worse. The ECB's target inflation rate is close-to-but-just-under …

  • Wall St rallies but markets still gripped by China fears

    A pedestrian is reflected on a share prices board in Tokyo on August 26, 2015

  • 5 Things the U.S. GDP Report May Tell Us About What's Next The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Aug 26, 2015 18:43 BST

    What to watch in Thursday's Commerce Department report.

  • Market overview: FTSE ends lower on China worries Sharecast - Wed, Aug 26, 2015 17:57 BST

    (ShareCast News) - 1630 (close): The FTSE 100 ended down 1.68% to 5,979.20 as China's economic slowdown continued to weigh on investors' minds. The People's Bank of China said today it would pump 140 billion ...

  • China sets yuan rate at four-year low against dollar

    China's latest interest rate cut -- the fifth since November -- is not enough to reverse slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy, analysts say

  • Strong U.S. capital spending plans boost growth outlook Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 26, 2015 17:08 BST

    The Commerce Department said on Wednesday non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, increased 2.2 percent last month, the biggest rise since June last year. July's increase in the so-called core capital goods orders was on top of an upwardly revised 1.4 percent …

  • (ShareCast News) - As worries over China's slowdown persist, the US will be hoping for positive news closer to home with the release of gross domestic product data on Thursday.

  • Britain's FTSE recovers some of its China losses Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 26, 2015 12:21 BST

    Britain's top share index fell on Wednesday but recovered some of its losses by midday, as worries over China's economy continued to weigh on equities around the world. Data showing an unexpected pick-up in UK retail sales and an increase in mortgage approvals offered encouraging signals on the domestic economy, however. …

  • Bonuses paid to bankers and financial industry staff in Britain fell last year to 13,100 pounds ($20,505) on average, down 800 pounds or 6 percent from the previous year, as tougher rules force a change in pay structures. Total (Swiss: FP.SW - news) finance industry bonus payments fell 10 percent 13.6 billion pounds and …

  • Downside risks to inflation have grown, ECB´s Praet says Sharecast - Wed, Aug 26, 2015 01:27 BST

    (ShareCast News) - Downside risks to inflation have increased as a result of falling commodity prices and "developments" in the world economy, the European Central Bank´s chief economist Peter ...

  • Market overview: FTSE 100 ends higher after China rate cut Sharecast - Tue, Aug 25, 2015 18:06 BST

    (ShareCast News) - 1630 (close): The FTSE 100 ended up 3.09% to 6,081.34, rebounding from 10 days of declines, as China slashed interest rates for the fifth time since November to curtail the global market ...

  • Slower growth means central banks could keep interest rates on hold for longer, despite China's latest intervention

  • British gilts slump as Chinese rate cut boosts risk assets Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 25, 2015 14:54 BST

    British gilt futures slumped on Tuesday as China's interest rate cut gave risk markets a boost, one day after panic selling in Chinese stocks shook global financial markets. China's central bank cut interest ...

  • China cuts interest rates by 0.25 percentage points AFP - Tue, Aug 25, 2015 12:16 BST
    China cuts interest rates by 0.25 percentage points

    The People's Bank of China says it is reducing lending and deposit interest rates by 0.25 percentage points each

  • South African GDP falls by 1.3% in second quarter AFP - Tue, Aug 25, 2015 11:27 BST
    South African GDP falls by 1.3% in second quarter

    South Africa's economy is slowing down, new data shows

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