CURRENCIES
23 Jun
Capital Economics sees limited upside for FTSE 100 in 2017 (and next)
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The UK economy's performance will continue to exceed forecasts but multiple headwinds will just about brake any further gains in the FTSE 100 in 2017, analysts at one of the City's top research shops said.

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23 Jun
US oil rig count keeps climbing, Baker Hughes says
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The number of oil rigs in operation in the US continued to climb last week, increasing by 11 to 758, according to the results of the most widely-followed survey tracking them.

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23 Jun
FX round-up: Sterling gains on dollar thanks to UK policy hawks coming to fore
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Sterling managed Friday gains on the US dollar thanks to UK monetary policy hawks coming to the fore in recent days, but was otherwise down against a raft of commodity currencies.

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23 Jun
London close: FTSE labours through Friday as sterling gains on underwhelming dollar
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Stocks in London laboured through Friday as sterling made gains against an underwhelming US dollar a day after PM Theresa May met with European leaders in Brussels.

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23 Jun
Price pressures grow in US in June, PMIs show
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Private sector firms in the US continued to record a solid rate of expansion amid signs that economic growth might pick up again, the results of a widely-followed survey showed.

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23 Jun
Citizens from EU countries will be able to stay reiterates May
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Prime Minister Theresa May defended her proposals regarding the future rights of EU citizens in the UK.

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23 Jun
US central bank should wait and see how economy plays out, Fed's Bullard says
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The president of the Federal Reserve bank of St. Louis joined those rate-setters who preferred to defer the next interest rate hike.

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23 Jun
Commodities: Safe-haven gold likely to remain supported going forward
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Gold is front and centre on traders' charts with some picking the safe-haven asset will remain supported going forward thanks to a platter of political risk in both UK and Washington, as well as the global oil glut.

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23 Jun
Donald Tusk says UK rights proposal 'below expectations'
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European Council President Donald Tusk has said Theresa May’s offer to protect EU citizens’ rights post-Brexit is “below our expectations”.

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23 Jun
Sydney to erect barricades to prevent a likely vehicle attack
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Sydney police said on Friday they will deploy concrete barricades in the city to prevent the risk of a vehicle attack by extremists.

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23 Jun
Saudis tell Qatar to shut down al-Jazeera as part of deal to end blockade
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Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states on Friday demanded the closure of broadcaster al-Jazeera, among other conditions, in return for the lifting of its trade and diplomatic sanctions.

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23 Jun
French GDP edges past forecasts in first quarter of 2017
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A sharp pick-up in gross capital formation helped to offset a slowdown in household spending in France at the start of the year.

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23 Jun
Italian industrial orders slip in April
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Italian industrial orders slipped in April, with demand from abroad weakest.

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23 Jun
IHS Markit euro area composite PMI weakens in June
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A key barometre of the euro area economy retreated, weighed down by weakness in services sector activity.

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23 Jun
Trump denies obstruction of justice, rejects tape claims
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Donald Trump has strongly denied allegations that he has obstructed the FBI investigation into links between his campaign and Russia, and also said he does not have tapes of his conversations with former director of the agency, James Comey.

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22 Jun
FX round-up: Sterling mixed, prone to volatility as PM May heads Brussels
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Sterling had a mixed Thursday as PM Theresa May went to Brussels to unveil to European leaders her allegedly more generous plans for the rights of EU citizens in the UK.

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22 Jun
London close: FTSE scrapes along as PM takes her Brexit show to Brussels
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The FTSE scraped along to a lower close as PM Theresa May looked took her Brexit and hung-parliament show to Brussels.

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22 Jun
Commodities: Crude gets a Thursday fillip higher, but downside risk remains
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Prices of crude oil got a Thursday fillip higher as investors took some note of recent falls in US inventories, but nonetheless remain mindful of the black liquid's potential for further declines.

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22 Jun
US unemployment claims tick higher
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US jobless claims edged slightly higher last week.

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22 Jun
Prudent to wait until December to hike again, Fed's Harker says
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In an interview with the Financial Times, the president of the Federal Reserve bank of Philadelphia, Patrick Harker, said it would be "prudent" for the US central bank to defer its next interest rate hike until December, instead of tightening at its September meeting.

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