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US jobless claims increase to highest level since June

Dec 01 2016 15:58

The most Americans since June have filed for US unemployment benefits, indicating a possible pause in progress in the labour market.


Eurozone unemployment at 7-year low as recovery proceeds

Dec 01 2016 14:55

Eurozone unemployment has unexpectedly declined to the lowest level in more than seven years, signaling that companies are confident in the region’s recovery.


Nasdaq head hopeful Trump will refine, not kill, trade

Nov 29 2016 20:04

Nasdaq chief Robert Greifeld is worried about a US trade war with China but expects President-elect Donald Trump to adopt a pragmatic approach once he takes office.


OECD lifts global growth forecasts on expected Trump stimulus

Nov 28 2016 17:33

The OECD predicts expansion in 2018 will reach its fastest pace in half a decade as Donald Trump’s planned fiscal stimulus provides a boost to major economies.


China to prepare overseas dealmaking curbs

Nov 28 2016 10:00

China has plans to implement sweeping curbs on overseas dealmaking by the nation’s companies, as a record outbound acquisition spree puts pressure on its currency.


Talks on final Brexit deal will have to wait

Nov 25 2016 16:40

Prime Minister Theresa May will not be able to begin talks on a final Brexit deal until the UK has agreed how much money it will pay to leave the EU.


UK economy shows no sign of Brexit effect

Nov 25 2016 12:12

Consumers and businesses have increased their spending in the third quarter as the UK economy registered a resilient performance following the Brexit vote.


UK growth forecast cut as Hammond cites Brexit uncertainty

Nov 23 2016 15:23

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond says the UK economy will grow more slowly than previously forecast as he made his first major intervention since the Brexit vote.



Eurozone economic growth gathers pace as orders and prices rise

Nov 23 2016 12:00

Eurozone economic growth has accelerated to its fastest pace this year as growing order books prompted companies to add more workers and raise prices.


Looming Fed rate hike will undermine rand - OAM

Nov 22 2016 17:21

The rand will suffer a setback along with other emerging market currencies as the Fed accelerates its monetary tightening cycle, says Overberg Asset Management.

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