INTERNATIONAL NEWS
06 Dec
Europe close: Stocks slip amid continued weakness in technology
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Stocks ended on a slightly down note amid talk of 'profit-taking' and 'sector rotation' as investors adjusted their portfolios in anticipation of tax cuts and tighter monetary policy on the other side of the Pond, alongside caution towards the outlook for growth in China and heavy selling on the Japanese and Hong Kong bourses.

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06 Dec
US midday: Stocks little changed ahead of jobs report, Fed meeting
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Wall Street is little changed as traders continued to play it safe ahead of Friday's monthly non-farm payrolls numbers and the following week's US Federal Reserve policy meeting.

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06 Dec
WTI futures drop after DoE reports sharp build in gasoline stocks
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US gasoline stockpiles built sharply during the latest reference week, resulting in a sharp drop in crude oil inventories.

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06 Dec
Steinhoff shares sink as CEO Jooske leaves amid 'accounting irregularities'
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Steinhoff International shares plummeted on Wednesday as its chief executive officer Markus Jooste resigned with immediate effect amid "accounting irregularities", while the release of the company's 2017 numbers has been postponed.

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06 Dec
Real US hourly compensation growth still in the red during the third quarter
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US labor costs slipped unexpectedly during the third quarter, as wages grew more slowly than anticipated.

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06 Dec
Wall Street warming to stocks but sentiment not yet euphoric, BofA says
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Analysts continued to warm towards stocks last month but based on past experience their overall level of optimism was still consistent with further gains in shares, strategists at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch said.

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06 Dec
US private sector adds more jobs than expected in November
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Private sector employment in the US rose more than expected in November, according to data released by ADP on Wednesday.

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06 Dec
Asia report: Markets mostly lower, Nikkei falls 2pc
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Markets in Asia fell sharply on Wednesday after a losing day on Wall Street overnight, as the Tokyo benchmark slid almost 2%.

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06 Dec
US pre-open: Stocks seen lower ahead of ADP employment report
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US futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Wednesday, with tech stocks likely to drag on the Nasdaq again as investors eyed the latest ADP employment report.

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06 Dec
German factory orders rise for third month in October, led by capital goods
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Strong domestic demand and from outside the single currency bloc boosted German factory orders last month.

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05 Dec
US close: Markets lower, focus on tech and tax
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Wall Street finished on a downbeat note on Tuesday, as traders digest weaker-than-expected readings on service sector activity and foreign trade while scanning the headlines for news regarding the US tax reform proposals, which were making their way through Congress.

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