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Highlights: Bank of England rate setters speak in parliament

Highlights: Bank of England rate setters speak in parliament

Published 17/10/2017

Members of the Bank of England interest rate setting committee were speaking in parliament on Tuesday. They also supplied statements to the Treasury Committee. Below are some of their comments: [more…]

Inspection battle threatens Egypt`s wheat supply

Inspection battle threatens Egypt`s wheat supply

Published 17/10/2017

Wheat shipments to Egypt, the world's largest buyer, are being disrupted by a dispute involving government inspectors angered by a ban on the expenses-paid foreign trips they once enjoyed to approve cargoes at their ports of origin. [more…]

Global stocks stay buoyant as dollar, bond yields rise

Global stocks stay buoyant as dollar, bond yields rise

Published 17/10/2017

World equity markets held close to all-time highs on Tuesday, as investors latched on to rising bets on higher borrowing costs in the U.S. and Britain. [more…]

Oil holds gains as Iraq, U.S.-Iran tension raises risks

Oil holds gains as Iraq, U.S.-Iran tension raises risks

Published 17/10/2017

Oil prices crept higher on Tuesday, holding on to gains made as fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish forces threatened supplies from northern Iraq while political tension rose between the United States and Iran. [more…]

Oil rallies on Chinese import boost and Mideast tensions

Oil rallies on Chinese import boost and Mideast tensions

Published 13/10/2017

Oil prices firmed on Friday as strong Chinese oil import data and turmoil in the Middle East boosted bulls in a market that has already shown signs of rebalancing after years of excess. [more…]

Bayer`s gains help European shares hit four-month high

Bayer`s gains help European shares hit four-month high

Published 13/10/2017

European shares hit their highest in nearly four months on Friday, helped by gains in Bayer after an asset sale deal paving the way for the German drugmaker's $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto. [more…]

Dollar stays low as stocks cheer latest record streak

Dollar stays low as stocks cheer latest record streak

Published 13/10/2017

World stocks rose for a fourth straight day on Friday on expectations of broad-based global growth, while the dollar headed for its worst week in five as investors awaited U.S. inflation data. [more…]

Skip the health insurance tax question? Not so fast

Skip the health insurance tax question? Not so fast

Published 11/10/2017

With the fate of the Affordable Care Act up in the air after President Donald Trump took office in January, some taxpayers skipped a question on their 2016 returns that asked them to certify whether they had health insurance. [more…]

Oil up on lower U.S. rig count, expectation of ongoing Saudi output restraint

Oil up on lower U.S. rig count, expectation of ongoing Saudi output restraint

Published 09/10/2017

Oil prices edged up on Monday, after a 2 percent slide on Friday, as the number of rigs drilling for new oil in the United States dipped and on expectations that Saudi Arabia would continue to restrain its output to support the market. [more…]

German industrial output posts biggest surge since July 2011

German industrial output posts biggest surge since July 2011

Published 09/10/2017

German industrial production jumped more than expected in August, posting its biggest monthly increase in more than six years, data showed on Monday, in a further sign that Europe's biggest economy is set for solid growth in the third quarter. [more…]