CURRENCIES
12 Mar
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BAE Systems shares rise on news of possible Saudi Typhoon purchase

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia moved a step closer to ordering another batch of Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft on Friday.

09 Mar
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US non-farm payolls rise by 313,000 in February, wages dip

Job growth in the States picked-up to its strongest pace since mid-2016 last month, helped by sharp increases in construction and government hiring, but wage growth fell short of economists' forecasts.

09 Mar
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Chinese credit growth slowest since 2005 in February

The pace of credit growth in China slipped to its slowest rate since 2005, prompting some economists to forecast that Beijing would opt for a looser policy stance later in the year.

09 Mar
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Yen gains as Kuroda says BoJ has no intention of changing policy

Rate-setters in Tokyo kept all their main policy settings unchanged following their meeting on Friday, with Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda stressing that there would be no change in policy until its 2% inflation target was met.

09 Mar
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Donald Trump agrees to meet Kim Jong-un in May

Donald Trump has accepted a North Korean invitation to hold a meeting with leader Kim Jong-un in May. There are hopes that the talks will reduce tensions between both countries and lead to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

09 Mar
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UK to apply for exemption from Trump's steel tariffs

Downing Street will ask the White House for an exemption to his sweeping tariffs on steel and aluminium imports to the United States after Donald Trump offered to show "great flexibility" to his "real friends".

09 Mar
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Rise in China CPI to early-2013 high expected to be short-lived

Chinese consumer prices surged last month, but economists expected the acceleration to be short-lived, paving the way for monetary policy to be eased in the Asian giant later in 2018.