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Europe close: Deutsche leads DAX higher, all others fall

European stocks markets mostly ended in the red on Monday following mixed Chinese data and a warning about global growth from the International Monetary Fund, but a Deutsche Bank-led DAX bucked the trend.

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Trump calls for 'extraordinary relationship' with Putin's Russia

President Donald Trump has called for the US and Russia to embark on an “extraordinary relationship” after a historic first summit with counterpart Vladimir Putin.

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US open: Stocks slip as Trump's meeting with Putin kicks off

Stocks on Wall Street slipped in early trade on Monday as investors digested earnings from Bank of America and BlackRock and eyed a summit between Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin.

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US retail sales rise in line with expectations

US retail sales increased as expected in June, marking five months of rising sales as the estimate for May was revised up.

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Asia report: Most markets retreat amid slew of China data

Most markets in Asia finished lower on Monday, as investors sifted through a tsunami of fresh data out of China, simultaneously ignoring the strong finish seen on Wall Street at the end of last week.

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Bank of America posts strong profit rise on cost cuts, tax gains

Bank of America’s profit rose by a third in the second quarter as the bank kept a tight grip on costs and benefited from tax cuts.

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Empire State manufacturing index ticks down in July but beats forecast

Business conditions in the New York region deteriorated a little less than expected in July, according to a survey from the NY Fed.

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Tusk warns EU, China, US and Russia to reduce trade tensions

European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday called on Europe, China, the US and Russia to work together and avoid trade wars that could lead to "conflict and chaos".

Deutsche Bank surprises investors with profit beat

Deutsche Bank took investors by surprise by announcing its second-quarter profit would be more than double the amount expected by analysts.

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May to pledge £300m for UK aerospace to soothe Brexit fears

Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday offered an extra £300m to the aerospace industry to support new projects after companies like Airbus threatened to reduce activities in the UK because of Brexit uncertainties.

GDP growth muted in China, though retail sales shine

Fresh data out of Beijing on Monday showed GDP growth slowing slightly in the People’s Republic, with second-quarter growth put at 6. 7%, compared to the 6. 8% seen in the first quarter.

15 Jul
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US close: Banks drag on Wall Street as yield curve flattens a tad more

Wall Street's main indices finished slightly higher on Friday despite the drag from banks' share prices following earnings from several sector heavyweights and a spot of weakness in a key gauge of consumer sentiment that fed into yet higher government bond prices.

13 Jul
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European Commission opens investigation into Siemens's proposed merger with Alstom

The European Commission has opened an investigation into Siemens' proposed acquisition of Alstom.

13 Jul
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JP Morgan beats analysts' forecasts with second quarter numbers

JP Morgan Chase beat analysts' forecasts for both top and bottom line growth in the second quarter, buoyed by bumper growth in its investment and commercial banking units.

13 Jul
Citi reports drop in second quarter revenues from fixed income

US lender Citigroup managed to beat analysts' forecasts for second quarter earnings, despite falling short of its own guidance for the firm's sales from trading.

13 Jul
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US open: Wall Street's focus switches to bank earnings

Wall Street saw some mixed-to-positive trading at the bell on Friday as market participants turned their attention to bank earnings.

13 Jul
US consumer sentiment dips in July amid trade war woes

Consumer sentiment in the US deteriorated in July amid trade war concerns, according to a preliminary reading from the University of Michigan.

13 Jul
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US pre-open: Stocks seen flat to slightly higher as investors eye bank earnings

US stocks looked set for a flat to slightly higher open on Friday as market participants turned their attention to bank earnings.

13 Jul
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Trump's 2nd day starts with furore over attack on May's Brexit plan

US President Donald Trump started the second day of his tour to the UK amid the usual controversy after he attacked Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans, suggesting they would sink any future free trade deal with the US.

13 Jul
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Asia report: Most markets higher as trade concerns subside

Most markets in Asia finished higher on Friday, piling on to the gains seen on Thursday and following a solid technology-led session on Wall Street overnight.