MARKET PULSE - USA
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
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
US new home sales beat forecasts in May, prices jump
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Activity in America's residential real estate market continued to hum along at a solid pace last month, the latest official revealed, amid sharp price increases.

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22 Jun
US close: Markets end Thursday slightly lower
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Wall Street's main indices finished slightly lower on Thursday, against a backdrop of solid readings on the jobs and housing markets.

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22 Jun
US open: Wall Street little changed as oil prices stabilise
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Wall Street's main indices were little changed in early trading as oil prices recovered their footing and against a backdrop of solid readings on the jobs and housing markets.

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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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22 Jun
Trump floats idea of solar panels on Mexico border wall
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US President Donald Trump has suggested the construction of a border wall with neighbours Mexico could be partly financed by attaching solar panels to its structure.

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21 Jun
US open: Wall Street mixed despite positive data

The main market indices on Wall Street were trading on a mixed note early on Wednesday despite the release of data showing another drop in oil inventories and stronger-than-expected demand for new homes.

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21 Jun
US crude oil inventories fall for a second week
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Crude oil inventories in the States shrank for a second week in a row alongside a drop in gasoline stockpiles, official data showed.

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21 Jun
Europe and US drive growth at Walker Greenbank
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Luxury interior furnishings group Walker Greenbank was holding its annual general meeting on Wednesday morning, with Terry Stannard set to update shareholders on the progress made by the business so far this year.

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21 Jun
US close: Falling oil prices, rising dollar and mixed Fedspeak dents stocks
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Falling oil prices weighed on Wall Street to drag stocks indices back from their record highs as a septic stock environment was created amid a higher dollar and mixed remarks from top US central bank policymakers.

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20 Jun
Boeing raises long-term forecast for jetliner deliveries
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Boeing was in focus after the jet manufacturer raised its forecast for new airplane demand over the next 20 years.

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20 Jun
US open: Stocks dip amid oil price slump, mixed Fedspeak
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Falling crude oil futures weighed on Wall Street a day after the Dow Jones Industrial and S&P 500 hit fresh record highs amid mixed remarks from top US central bank policymakers.

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19 Jun
US open: Dow Industrials and S&P 500 plow ahead, set new highs
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Gains in technology and industrial metals saw the Dow Jones Industrials and S&P 500 hit fresh record highs at the start of the week.

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19 Jun
Fed's Dudley not paying much attention to signals from bond market, reports say
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Stay the course, the head of the Federal Reserve bank of New York said at the start of the week.

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19 Jun
Citi cuts iron ore price forecasts
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Analysts at Citi lowered their forecasts for the price of iron ore over the next twelve months, telling clients that lower prices were needed in order for the market to re-balance and in anticipation of waning Chinese growth.

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18 Jun
US central bank should be careful when raising rates, Fed's Kaplan says
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One of the highest-ranking US central bank officials argued for caution when deciding on the pace of interest rate hikes.

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16 Jun
US open: Amazon.com throws grocers into disarray amid derivatives expiry
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Wall Street was mired in negative territory following weaker than expected economic data and after Amazon. com announced the takeover of Whole Foods amid the quarterly expiry of futures and options on shares and indices, the so-called 'quadruple witching'.

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16 Jun
Consumer sentiment sours after Comey testimony, University of Michigan says
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Consumer sentiment in the States soured in the wake of ex-Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey's Senate testimony, the results of the most widely-followed gauge of the consumer climate revealed.

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