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22 Aug
Top members of Trump administration make progress on tax reform - Politico
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Top members of the Trump administration and key Republican congressmen have reportedly made significant progress on the broad contours of an overhaul of the country's tax laws beyond the six paragraph framework announced in July by the Secretary of the Treasury which was derided by some as as a 'nothing-burger' document, a report said on Tuesday.

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17 Aug
US jobless claims fall sharply in latest week
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One of the most widely-followed gauges for the US jobs market revealed it continued to be in robust health.

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16 Aug
ECB's Draghi not set to deliver fresh policy message, report says
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Analysts and traders hoping that European Central Bank governor Mario Draghi might signal a small shift in its policy stance next week may be asked to wait at least a little bit longer.

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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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08 Aug
US small business confidence index improves in July, NFIB says
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Confidence among America's small businesses improved last month, according to the results of a widely-followed survey, with many firms plotting higher prices.

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06 Aug
Bonds: US jobs report underpins rise in yields
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 26% (+4bp)UK: 1. 18% (+3bp)Germany: 0. 47% (+2bp)France: 0. 75% (+3bp)Italy: 2. 02% (+3bp)Spain: 1. 48% (+3bp)Portugal: 2. 87% (+1bp)Greece: 5. 46% (-6bp)Japan: -. 007% (-0bp) .

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04 Aug
BoE, FCA investigation shows lenders overstating mortgage arrears
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The Bank of England has asked "a number" of mortgage providers to resubmit some home-loan statistics after discovering that some lenders had overstated their figures on arrears.

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03 Aug
BoE keeps rates unchanged
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Rate-setters at the Bank of England kept all their main policy settings unchanged on Thursday, as expected.

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02 Aug
Inflation not on a sustained downtrend, Fed's Mester says
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A top US rate-setter said she continues to see a need for further interest rate hikes, telling an audience that recent soft readings on inflation were not pointing to a sustained drop in prices.

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21 Jul
US open: Wall Street slips amid weak tech earnings, downbeat GE
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Wall Street was slightly lower in early trading following disappointing updates from Microsoft and Ebay, alongside weak guidance from industrial conglomerate GE.

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21 Jul
Bonds: ECB gives 'green light' to summer carry trades, BofA says
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 25% (-2bp)UK: 1. 21% (+1bp)Germany: 0. 53% (-1bp)France: 0. 78% (-3bp)Spain: 1. 49% (-7bp)Italy: 2. 11% (-8bp)Portugal: 3. 01% (-6bp)Greece: 5. 26% (+0bp)Japan: 0. 08% (+0bp) .

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19 Jul
Bonds: Market little changed ahead of ECB
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These were the moves in the yields of some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bonds: US: 2. 26% (+1bp)UK: 1. 19% (-2bp)Germany: 0. 54% (-1bp)France: 0. 80% (-2bp)Spain: 1. 56% (+0bp)Italy: 2. 19% (-0bp)Portugal: 3. 07% (+0bp)Greece: 5. 26% (+1bp)Japan: 0. 08% (+0bp) .

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19 Jul
Broker tips: Hunting, Royal Mail, AA
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Analysts at Morgan Stanley downgraded their recommendation on shares of Hunting and cut their target price, telling clients consensus was too upbeat about the prospects for activity in the oilfield services space and hence the company's top-line growth.

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17 Jul
Bonds: Gilts outperform as politics heat-up in Westminster
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 31% (-2bp)UK: 1. 27% (-4bp)Germany: 0. 58% (-2bp)France: 0. 85% (-2bp)Spain: 1. 59% (-6bp)Italy: 2. 24% (-5bp)Portugal: 3. 10% (-5bp)Greece: 5. 28% (-4bp)Japan: 0. 08% (Bank holiday) .

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14 Jul
Irish GDP drops sharply in Q1, now growing more slowly than China
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Ireland's economy hit the skids at the start of the year but even then the rate of growth dwarfed that of its neighbours, although recent slowing meant it was now expanding less quickly than the People's Republic of China.

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13 Jul
Bonds: Rally in Gilts cut short by report on ECB
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These were the movements in the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 35% (+3bp)UK: 1. 30% (+4bp)Germany: 0. 60% (+2bp)France: 0. 88% (+2bp)Spain: 1. 71% (+6bp)Italy: 2. 33% (+7bp)Portugal: 3. 20% (+9bp)Greece: 5. 34% (-2bp)Japan: 0. 08% (-1bp) .

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12 Jul
Fed still set to tighten, Yellen says
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The Federal Reserve will continue to tighten its monetary policy as falling unemployment on expectations for further moderate growth in the economy, the head of the central bank said.

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12 Jul
MPC's Broadbent 'not ready' for rate rise yet
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A top Bank of England official sounded a relatively 'dovish' note in an interview, admitting that it was a tough decision.

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11 Jul
Bonds: Top Fed officials sound more cautious note
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 36% (-1bp)UK: 1. 28% (+1bp)Germany: 0. 55% (+1bp)France: 0. 92% (+1bp)Spain: 1. 69% (+2bp)Italy: 2. 32% (+5bp)Portugal: 3. 15% (+2bp)Greece: 3. 15% (+2bp)Japan: 0. 10% (+0bp) .

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11 Jul
Fed's Williams expects one more interest rate hike in 2017
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Inflationary pressures are set to reaccelerate, which justifies continuing to remove policy accommodation, a top US rate-setter said overnight.

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