MARKET PULSE - USA
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US close: Stocks edge higher after Fed minutes
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Wall Street ended higher but with the main market gauges off their best levels of the session after the minutes of the US central bank's last policy meeting revealed concerns around recent moderate inflation readings.

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16 Aug
US open: Wall Street resumes grind higher
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Wall Street resumed its grind higher ahead of the release of the minutes of the US central bank's last policy meeting as - for the moment at least - worries around recent events on the Korean peninsula recede in the rear view mirror.

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16 Aug
Target increases guidance after impressive second quarter
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Target announced Wednesday it had earned $1. 23 per share in the second quarter of the year on reported revenues of $16. 43bn, a 1. 6% increase.

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16 Aug
Amazon hit by Trump broadside over tax, jobs
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Shares in Amazon fell in pre-market trading after US President Donald Trump lashed out at the "great damage" the online retail giant was doing to the country's bricks and mortar retailers.

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16 Aug
WTI futures advance after API reports 9.16m barrel stockdraw
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Crude oil futures advanced following the release of the latest weekly estimate of US inventories from a private industry group.

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16 Aug
S&P takes Brazil off CreditWatch, but keeps negative outlook
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Standard & Poor's took Brazil's long-term debt ratings off the chopping block after president Michel Temer survived votes in the country's electoral court and in Congress related to corruption charges.

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15 Aug
US close: Dollar gains dampen stocks despite strong slate of data
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Wall Street shifted sideways on Tuesday, with profit taking and a stronger dollar preventing any gains amid a slate of better-than-expected readings on the economy and abating geopolitical tension.

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15 Aug
US open: Stocks fall back despite stronger-than-expected data
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Wall Street's main market gauges pulled back after an initial push higher at the start of trading despite a slate of better-than-expected readings on the economy.

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15 Aug
Empire State index jumps in August, but some economists sceptical
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Factory sector activity in the Federal Reserve bank of New York's jurisdiction accelerated noticeably in August, the results of a survey conducted by its staff revealed.

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15 Aug
US July retail sales volumes jump past forecasts
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The US consumer continued spending freely in July, particularly on motor vehicles and building materials.

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15 Aug
US close: Stocks jump as geopolitical tensions ease a tad
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Wall Street's main market gauges finished the session broadly higher following moves by the US and China at the weekend to calm the situation on the Korean peninsula.

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14 Aug
BP begins production from Juniper on schedule and under budget
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BP Trinidad and Tobago reported first gas from the Juniper development, its first subsea field development in Trinidad, on-schedule and under budget.

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14 Aug
US open: Stocks bounce as geopolitical tensions ease
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Wall Street's main market gauges were broadly higher following moves by the US and China at the weekend to calm the situation on the Korean peninsula.

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14 Aug
US pre-open: Wall Street set for big bounce
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Wall Street's main equity gauges are expected to see a solid bounce at the start of trading following moves by the US and China over the weekend to calm the situation.

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13 Aug
US pre-open: Stocks set to sag at start of trading, but only slightly
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Wall Street is being called to start the session slightly lower following the release of a softer-than-expected reading on monthly consumer prices, although traders remain focused on the headlines coming out of the Korean peninsula and the White House.

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11 Aug
US open: Stocks hesitantly higher on weak inflation data
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Stocks opened higher in the US for the first time in days on Friday, with investors brushing off much of the geopolitical concern seen on Thursday, and instead focussing on weak inflation data.

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11 Aug
Snap shares tank further after reporting $443m loss
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Social media app Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc is sinking fast in the US stock market, with a $400m loss in its second quarter compounding a major decline since its IPO earlier this year.

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10 Aug
US close: Markets lower as Korea tensions increase safe haven appeal
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Simmering tensions around the Korean peninsula saw Wall Street steer a wide berth around stocks amid the still unsettled geopolitical waters on Thursday.

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10 Aug
US open: Volatility revival amid Far East worries
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Simmering tensions around the Korean peninsula saw a revival in equity market volatility as traders on Wall Street steered a wide berth around stocks amid the still unsettled geopolitical waters.

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10 Aug
US factory gate prices slip in July
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Retreating energy quotes saw price pressures at the factory gate dip unexpectedly last month, with an underlying measure possibly pointing to downside in the pipeline at the consumer price level, according to economists.

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