INTERNATIONAL NEWS
06 Nov
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US close: Markets finish higher amid rosier economic outlook

Wall Street's main indices finished Monday higher as investors gauged the prospects for further advances amid an improved economic outlook for 2018 and buoyant investor sentiment.

06 Nov
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Europe close: Stocks start with slight gains

European stocks are continuing to trade slightly lower despite the release of stronger-than-expected readings on the economy, weighed down by a somewhat more cautious stance on stockmarkets from strategists at JP Morgan.

06 Nov
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US open: Stocks probe record highs amid recovery in Treasury yields

Wall Street's main market gauges are holding slightly higher as investors gauge the prospects for further advances amid an improved economic outlook for 2018 and buoyant investor sentiment.

06 Nov
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Credit Suisse forecasts 6% rise in global equities in 2018, amid second-half risks

Credit Suisse forecast the top flight index would reach the 7,800 point mark by the middle of 2018 and stay at that level through the end of that year against a favourable backdrop for corporate earnings worldwide.

06 Nov
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New York Fed chief to stand down in 'mid-2018'

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced on Monday that William Dudley, the bank's president since January of 2009, would be stepping down from his position in mid-2018.

06 Nov
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Trump hits out at Japan over trade deficit

US President Donald Trump has criticised Japan over the trade relationship between the two countries, which he described as "not fair" and added that a process had already begun to change it.

06 Nov
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US pre-open: Stocks seen muted as investors pause after record highs

US futures pointed to a muted open on Wall Street on Monday, with investors likely to take a step back after indices notched record all-time high closes on Friday following the release of a decent non-farm payrolls report.

06 Nov
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Time to lock-in some profits in cyclicals, JP Morgan says

Markets will continue to head higher overall but the time has come to 'lock-in' some profits in 'cyclicals', strategists at JP Morgan said.

06 Nov
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Asia report: Markets mixed amid earnings reports, Trump visit

Markets in Asia finished in a mixed state on Monday, with investors sifting through a deluge of earnings reports, and President Trump touching down in the region.

06 Nov
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Euro area demand sees German factory orders increase in September

German factory orders shot higher last month on the back of a surge in demand for capital goods from other euro area nations.

06 Nov
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US close: Wall Street ends higher despite weak wage data

Wall Street finished the session firmly in positive territory despite the realse of a somewhat underwhelming US jobs report for October.