INTERNATIONAL NEWS
06 Nov
US close: Markets finish higher amid rosier economic outlook
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Wall Street's main indices finished Monday higher as investors gauged the prospects for further advances amid an improved economic outlook for 2018 and buoyant investor sentiment.

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06 Nov
Europe close: Stocks start with slight gains
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European stocks are continuing to trade slightly lower despite the release of stronger-than-expected readings on the economy, weighed down by a somewhat more cautious stance on stockmarkets from strategists at JP Morgan.

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06 Nov
US open: Stocks probe record highs amid recovery in Treasury yields
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Wall Street's main market gauges are holding slightly higher as investors gauge the prospects for further advances amid an improved economic outlook for 2018 and buoyant investor sentiment.

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06 Nov
Credit Suisse forecasts 6% rise in global equities in 2018, amid second-half risks
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Credit Suisse forecast the top flight index would reach the 7,800 point mark by the middle of 2018 and stay at that level through the end of that year against a favourable backdrop for corporate earnings worldwide.

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06 Nov
New York Fed chief to stand down in 'mid-2018'
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The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced on Monday that William Dudley, the bank's president since January of 2009, would be stepping down from his position in mid-2018.

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06 Nov
Trump hits out at Japan over trade deficit
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US President Donald Trump has criticised Japan over the trade relationship between the two countries, which he described as "not fair" and added that a process had already begun to change it.

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06 Nov
US pre-open: Stocks seen muted as investors pause after record highs
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US futures pointed to a muted open on Wall Street on Monday, with investors likely to take a step back after indices notched record all-time high closes on Friday following the release of a decent non-farm payrolls report.

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06 Nov
Time to lock-in some profits in cyclicals, JP Morgan says
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Markets will continue to head higher overall but the time has come to 'lock-in' some profits in 'cyclicals', strategists at JP Morgan said.

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06 Nov
Asia report: Markets mixed amid earnings reports, Trump visit
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Markets in Asia finished in a mixed state on Monday, with investors sifting through a deluge of earnings reports, and President Trump touching down in the region.

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06 Nov
Euro area demand sees German factory orders increase in September
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German factory orders shot higher last month on the back of a surge in demand for capital goods from other euro area nations.

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06 Nov
US close: Wall Street ends higher despite weak wage data
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Wall Street finished the session firmly in positive territory despite the realse of a somewhat underwhelming US jobs report for October.

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