CURRENCIES
28 Jun
FX round-up: Sterling gets a shove higher as Carney sees potential for rate rise
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Sterling got a firm shove higher on Wednesday as Bank of England governor Mark Carney suddenly declared UK interest rates might need to be hiked.

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28 Jun
London close: FTSE down as Carney, Draghi plead 'Don't let me be misunderstood'
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Stocks in London flopped to a lower close Wednesday as Bank of England governor Mark Carney and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi separately sought to ensure their earlier comments to the market were not misunderstood.

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28 Jun
WTI futures jump as DoE data reveals drop in domestic output
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Oil futures snapped higher on the heels of US government data showing a drop in domestic oil production, although crude stockpiles did edge higher.

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28 Jun
Qatar criticises Saudi Arabia for refusing to negotiate on blockade demands
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Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have been condemned by Qatar after the alliance refused to negotiate on its 13-strong list of demands to its neighbour.

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28 Jun
Commodities: Oil shrugs off EIA, API surprise to head higher
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Crude-oil futures are skipping higher on Wednesday afternoon as traders saw surprise builds in US inventories as better than they might have been, and despite expectations of a draw.

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28 Jun
Euro gives up gains after ECB's Constancio says policy stance unchanged

The single currency's gains evaporated as one of the highest-ranking officials at the European Central Bank said a speech by his boss the day before had not signaled any change in the policy stance.

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28 Jun
Vaccine found against 'Petya' cyber attack
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Security researchers have discovered a "vaccine" for the huge cyber attack known as 'Petya', that hit organisations across the world on Tuesday.

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28 Jun
Venezuelan supreme court attacked with grenades thrown from helicopter
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A Venezuelan police helicopter attacked the country's supreme court building with grenades in what President Nicolas Maduro described as a "terrorist attack".

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28 Jun
Italian consumer prices miss forecasts by wide margin in June
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The cost of living in Italy saw a large and unexpected drop in June, leading some economists to mark down their forecasts for euro-area wide data which were set for release at the end of the same week.

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28 Jun
Euro area money supply growth steady in May
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Lending activity within the euro area expanded at a steady pace last month with a slight improvement in a key gauge, official data revealed.

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28 Jun
Obamacare repeal vote delayed as Republicans tussle
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Republicans in the US Senate have delayed a crucial vote on the introduction of healthcare reforms in the country, as some within the party threatened to revolt against the legislation.

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28 Jun
It's not the right time to raise interest rates, BoE's Cunliffe says
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It's not the tight time for a hike in Bank Rate, the Deputy Governor for Financial Stability said.

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28 Jun
French consumer confidence soars after elections
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French consumer spirits were buoyed following the elections, a possible indication that the French had bought into new president Emmanuele Macron's promises of deep reforms to reinvigorate the economy, the results of an official survey revealed.

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28 Jun
Euro headed back to 1.30?
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The European single currency pierced a key level of technical resistance and past a certain point further gains might trigger another large move higher, according to technical analysts.

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28 Jun
Valuation of some assets somewhat rich, Fed's Yellen says
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The head of the US central bank reiterated that a gradual path of policy tightening would likely be appropriate, adding that the valuations of some asset prices had become somewhat rich.

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27 Jun
IMF argues for gradual removal of fiscal and monetary support in US
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The International Monetary Fund trimmed its forecasts for economic growth in the US cautioning about rising levels of public debt, even as it pointed out that the country was in its third-longest expansion since 1850.

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27 Jun
CNN reporters resign over retracted Russia story as Trump goads network
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Three journalists have resigned from US media network CNN after the organisation retracted a news story related to potential links between Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russia.

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27 Jun
FX round-up: GBP ahead on BoE buffer call and SNP's stance on indyref#2
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Sterling enjoyed a minor rise on Tuesday on the back of Bank of England requiring lenders to beef up their cash buffer in case of bad debts.

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27 Jun
London close: Hike in banks' capital buffers hits shares
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A stronger sterling weighed on the FTSE on Tuesday, as it emerged the Bank of England will force banks to further bolster their capital buffers to deal with bad debts .

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27 Jun
Ukraine struck by massive cyber attack, banks and government hit
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A massive cyber attack has targeted much of Ukraine’s state infrastructure as IT systems in the country’s national bank and its largest airport shut down.

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