CURRENCIES
27 Jun
IMF argues for gradual removal of fiscal and monetary support in US
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The International Monetary Fund trimmed its forecasts for economic growth in the US cautioning about rising levels of public debt, even as it pointed out that the country was in its third-longest expansion since 1850.

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27 Jun
CNN reporters resign over retracted Russia story as Trump goads network
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Three journalists have resigned from US media network CNN after the organisation retracted a news story related to potential links between Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russia.

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27 Jun
FX round-up: GBP ahead on BoE buffer call and SNP's stance on indyref#2
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Sterling enjoyed a minor rise on Tuesday on the back of Bank of England requiring lenders to beef up their cash buffer in case of bad debts.

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27 Jun
London close: Hike in banks' capital buffers hits shares
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A stronger sterling weighed on the FTSE on Tuesday, as it emerged the Bank of England will force banks to further bolster their capital buffers to deal with bad debts .

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27 Jun
Ukraine struck by massive cyber attack, banks and government hit
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A massive cyber attack has targeted much of Ukraine’s state infrastructure as IT systems in the country’s national bank and its largest airport shut down.

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27 Jun
Commodities: Crude futures rise on hopes of API data showing draw in US stores
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Crude-oil futures are riding higher Tuesday as the market looks to industry data out later to show a draw in US stockpiles.

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27 Jun
US house price growth slows in April - S&P/Case-Shiller
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House price growth in the US unexpectedly slowed down in April, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index.

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27 Jun
Numis stays at 'add' on Northgate with 600p target price
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Analysts at Numis stuck to their 'add' recommendation and 600. 0p target price for shares of Northgate.

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27 Jun
Italian consumers and businesses grow more confident in June
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Italian businesses and consumers were in a chipper mood in June amid improved perceptions of the economic environment and as order books grew.

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27 Jun
China is steady, we are capable of achieving main targets says Premier
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China, the world's second largest economy, is capable of achieving its full-year growth target and controlling systematic risks despite challenges,announced Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China.

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27 Jun
White House warns Syria is preparing for another chemical attack
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The United States has said it believes there are preparations being made for another chemical attack in Syria, and warned Bashar al-Assad’s regime against the use of such weapons.

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27 Jun
Euro gains as ECB's Draghi says factors weighing on inflation are transitory
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The factors dampening inflation pressures are only temporary but in order for prices to return to target policy-makers need to be persistent, prudence is also called for when re-adjusting policy in reaction to the improving economy, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said.

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27 Jun
Sterling should weaken if FPC hikes capital buffers, Unicredit says
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Sterling should weaken if the Financial Policy Committee decides to increase lenders' counter cyclical capital buffers, analysts at Unicredit Research said.

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26 Jun
FX round-up: Underwhelmed sterling limps higher as PM May inks DUP deal
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Sterling limped a little higher against the dollar and euro as PM Theresa May's Tories finally inked some kind of government-forming deal with Northern Ireland's DUP.

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26 Jun
BIS warns of mounting US dollar liabilities at Japanese banks
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The so-called central bank to central banks warned over the weekend of the sharp build-up in US dollar assets and liabilities at Japanese and Canadian banks since the Great Financial Crisis.

26 Jun
London close: FTSE higher as PM fashions DUP deal from election flotsam
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London shares closed higher after PM Theresa May crafted a confidence and supply deal with Northern Ireland's DUP from the flotsam and jetsam of her general election humiliation.

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26 Jun
US Supreme Court partially lifts Trump travel ban
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President Donald Trump has had his travel ban partially reinstated by the US Supreme Court, which will take a final decision on the controversial policy in October.

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26 Jun
US durable goods orders miss forecasts in May
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Total durable goods orders in the States shrank by more-than-expected last month, amid sharp falls in those for civilian and defence aircraft and weakness in core orders, with analysts linking the latter to the retreat in oil prices.

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26 Jun
US central bank needs to continue raising rates, Fed's Williams says
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The US central bank needs to continue tightening policy gradually in order to prolong the economic expansion for as long as possible, a top rate-setter said.

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26 Jun
EU-US trade deal negotiations to resume after German elections, report says
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Talks to conclude a trade deal between the United States and European Union will resume after the German elections in September, America’s chief trade negotiator has said.

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