MARKET PULSE - USA
27 Mar
Fed's Evans sounds dovish note
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A top US central bank official sounded a relatively dovish note on Monday.

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27 Mar
HSBC now sees three Fed hikes in 2017 and one more in 2018
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Economists at HSBC raised their interest rate forecasts for the US, bringing them more in-line with the consensus view - up to a point.

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27 Mar
Schlumberger and Weatherford create North American JV
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Oil services companies Schlumberger and Weatherford announced an agreement on Monday to create OneStim - a joint venture to deliver completions products and services for the development of unconventional resource plays in the United States and Canada land markets.

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27 Mar
Uber pulls self-driving cars following Arizona collision
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Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies has suspended its use of self-driving technology after one of its vehicles crashed while using the software.

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26 Mar
Bonds: Gilts, euro area debt jumps as US healthcare bill put on ice
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields:.

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26 Mar
US close: Wall Street ends on a down note after Trump setback in Congress
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Wall Street went into the weekend nursing its worst loss since the week ahead of the US elections as the White House was forced to pull its proposed reform of Obamacare in the face of opposition from within the Republican party's own ranks.

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24 Mar
Republicans pull healthcare bill before vote
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The White House pulled its proposed bill to reform the US healthcare system at the last moment despite what some had assumed to be widespread Republican support to revamp Obamacare.

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24 Mar
US durable goods orders jump in February, but details weaker
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Orders for goods meant to last more than three years jumped in February on the back of a large increase in those for civilian aircraft.

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24 Mar
US open: Stocks edge higher ahead of second healthcare bill vote
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Ahead of the second attempt on the Congressional vote on the Republican healthcare bill, US stocks were trading slightly higher on Friday, but were on course for their worst weekly performance in months.

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24 Mar
Federal Reserve in better position to stop balance sheet reinvestment, Bullard says
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The US central bank may now be in a better position to stop reinvesting the proceeds of its assets in acquiring new ones, a top member of the Federal Reserve said.

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24 Mar
Trump faces key healthcare vote as Republicans mull ultimatum
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Donald Trump has handed out an ultimatum to his Republican colleagues in Congress ahead of a crucial vote on healthcare reform on Friday - vote it in or the US sticks with Obamacare.

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23 Mar
US close: Stocks stall as House healthcare vote delayed
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US stocks closed marginally lower on Thursday after a House of Representatives vote on President Donald Trump's healthcare plan was delayed.

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23 Mar
US House of Representatives postpones vote on healthcare reform
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Leaders of the US House of Representatives put on ice plans for a vote on Thursday night on President Trump's proposal to repeal Obamacare.

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23 Mar
Apple under pressure following tax avoidance reports in New Zealand
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US tech giant Apple is facing further scrutiny surrounding its tax practices after reports that it has not paid any tax in New Zealand for the last decade.

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23 Mar
Starbucks to create 240,000 jobs globally in four years
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US coffee shop chain Starbucks pledged to create almost a quarter of a million jobs worldwide by 2021 during its annual shareholders meeting.

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22 Mar
US close: Dow ends lower as scepticism over tax cuts grows
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US stocks finished mixed on Thursday following downbeat trading in the previous session, as investors grew increasingly sceptical that President Donald Trump will be able to deliver on his promised tax cuts to boost business.

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22 Mar
Two more rate hikes in 2017 reasonable, Fed's Kaplan says
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The US central bank should hike interest rates twice more in 2017 and was moving towards the point where the balance sheet could be allowed to start to reduce gradually, a top official said.

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22 Mar
Bonds: Gilts jump after London terror attack
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These were the moves in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields:.

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22 Mar
Sears sparks fears over survival possibilities, stock price tumbles
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US retailer Sears Holdings said on Wednesday that there is “substantial doubt” about whether it can secure its future in a fast-moving retail sector, leading to its shares tumbling more than 15%.

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22 Mar
Nike earnings sprint higher but shares hamstrung by cagey outlook
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US sportswear behemoth Nike Inc limped into the start of Wednesday's session after disappointing investors with soft sales numbers and a cautious outlook statement.

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