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  • Article / Friday at 16:32 GMT

    Market Close: Miners drag UK markets lower

    TradingFloor.com Team / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Market Close: Miners drag UK markets lower
    UK stocks ended in negative territory, led by a decline in mining sector stocks and amid concerns over the new Chinese regulations on short-selling. Meanwhile European markets ended in the red after a fall in banking sector stocks. In the US, markets are trading on a weak footing following the release of lower-than-expected consumer price inflation data in the nation.
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  • Calendar event / Friday at 9:00 GMT

    EU Harmonised CPI

    forecast
    actual
    High CPI Yearly
    -0.1%
    -0.1%
    High Core CPI (Cur Year)
    +0.6%
    +0.6%
    Med CPI Monthly
    +1.1%
    +1.1%
    Med Core CPI (Cur Month)
    +1.3%
    +1.4%
    Med CPI Ex-Tobacco (MoM)
    +1.1%
    Med CPI Ex-Tobacco (YoY)
    -0.2%
  • Article / Friday at 8:00 GMT

    From the Floor: Epic or tragedy?

    Consulting Editor / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    From the Floor: Epic or tragedy?
    Greece is back in the news as its many woes make their odyssey through financial markets. European stocks are down, peripheral bonds have caught the Athenian flu and only the euro appears immune from the curse.... for now.
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  • Article / Friday at 6:17 GMT

    Market Open: EU and US CPI data eyed; IMF snubs Greece on repayments

    TradingFloor.com Team / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Market Open: EU and US CPI data eyed; IMF snubs Greece on repayments
    European markets are expected to open mixed on Friday. Market participants will focus on Eurozone consumer prices, current account and UK labour market data. Yesterday, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde rejected Greece’s request to delay about $1 billion in repayments that fall due to the fund next month. In the US, traders will keep an eye on US CPI data along with the Reuters/Michigan consumer sentiment release.
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  • Article / Thursday at 8:19 GMT

    From the Floor: WTI's 'W-shaped' recovery

    Editor / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    From the Floor: WTI's 'W-shaped' recovery
    WTI crude rose to a new 2015 high of over $56/barrel yesterday. But the market may be getting ahead of itself in terms of a shift in oil fundamentals, and a deceleration in the slowdown in US shale oil production is increasing the risks of a 'W'-shaped as opposed to a 'V'-shaped recovery.
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    Steve Lucas Steve Lucas
    hi Faida, don't like bottom picking myself - wait for the bottom, wait for the buyers and the buy signal and get on the...
    2d
    Beverley Bryant Beverley Bryant
    Morning Steve, and new thoughts today :o)
    2d
    Steve Lucas Steve Lucas
    still bearish beverley for same reasons as yesterday, but now higher weekly lows broken - the harder question is what will us mkts do as they have...
  • Article / Thursday at 6:19 GMT

    Market Open: US jobless claims, housing market data in the mix

    Saxo Capital Markets UK
    United Kingdom
    Market Open: US jobless claims, housing market data in the mix
    European markets are expected to open mostly lower Thursday. Market participants will focus on the European Central Bank’s survey of professional forecasters. Moreover, today’s meeting between Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and US president Barack Obama in Washington will also be tracked, especially after Standard and Poor’s lowered its long-term credit rating for Greece by one notch. Across the Atlantic, investors will keep a close watch on US weekly jobless claims, housing market data as well as the Philadelphia business activity index for further direction.
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