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17:11
Decision on Bannon's future with White House imminent
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White House chief of staff John Kelly's decision regarding Steve Bannon's future with the administration is reportedly imminent.

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15:32
Odds slashed on Trump resignation after disastrous week
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Bookmakers Paddy Power has cut its odds on US President Donald Trump to resign to evens after a controversial week for the former reality television star.

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15:20
US consumer confidence rises in August, but University of Michigan sceptical
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Better expectations for the economy overall and for personal financial prospects saw US consumer confidence rise in August, the results of a widely-followed survey showed.

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12:03
Barcelona terror attack kills 13; Catalan police foil second attack in Cambrils
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A terrorist attack claimed the lives 13 people in Barcelona after a van speed through the busy central street of Las Ramblas on Thursday thoroughfare, with a second attack in the seaside town of Cambrils ending with death of five assailants.

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11:59
Euro area current account surplus slips in June
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The euro area's current account surplus shrank in June amid a sharp drop in the primary income balance and a worsening on that for secondary income.

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11:34
Euro area construction dips in June
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Construction output in the euro area retreated in June amid sharp declines in Germany and France, the bloc's main engines.

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11:03
Iraq looks to 'return to the Arab fold'
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As Iraq is set to hold national elections next year it is said to be working towards an alliance with Saudi Arabia that would aid the nation in its estimated $100bn rebuilding project.

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10:50
FX round-up: ECB minutes reveal concern over euro strength, cable lower on the day
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The latest round of ECB (European Central Bank) minutes out on Thursday revealed some concerns around recent euro strength, sending the single currency to its month-to-date lows versus the US dollar.

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10:34
Gary Cohn stays on as White House chief economic adviser
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On Thursday, a spokesman for the oval office denied rumours that National Economic Council director, Gary Cohn would be stepping down as a result of the President's controversial comments about the "very fine" people protesting alongside neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

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10:13
Third Trump council falls after Charlottesville controversy
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Another business council in the White House has been scrapped just days after last week’s Charlottesville violence, following widespread criticism of Donald Trump’s response to the incident.

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08:24
German factory prices dip in July
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Factory prices in the Eurozone's largest economy slipped by slightly less than was anticipated last month.

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17 Aug
Van attack in Barcelona leaves 13 dead and many more injured
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A van has run over and killed 13 people on the popular Ramblas thoroughfare of Barcelona, Spain, leaving a further 80 injured.

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17 Aug
VAT halted on mining imports to Congo
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After reinstating a value-added tax (VAT) on imports by mining companies in mid-2016, The Democratic Republic of Congo has again suspended the duty.

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17 Aug
US industrial production jumps ahead in July
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US industrial production continued expanding in July as increased energy and utilities output offset a decline in manufacturing.

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17 Aug
August Philly Fed index points to stronger activity
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Activity in the US mid-Atlantic factory sector gained momentum, according to the results of one of the most widely-watched surveys.

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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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17 Aug
South Korea's president says North is dangerously close to crossing a 'red line'
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South Korea's president cautioned Pyongyang not to pursue nuclear missile capabilities while underlining that Seoul and Washington shared the same aims.

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17 Aug
Trump axes key business councils after CEOs drop out
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US President Donald Trump has disbanded two of his key business advisory councils after a plethora of CEOs quit in response to his stance on events following clashes in Charlottesville sparked by white supremacist groups.

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17 Aug
FX round-up: UK data impresses as Fed disappoints on rate hike expectations
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A string of impressive data out on Wednesday helped strengthen sterling's hand against the dollar in the morning, taking the pair higher from 1. 2845 to face strong resistance at 1. 2900.

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17 Aug
CSIS chair in strategy sees risk of nuclear arms race in Northeast Asia
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Anthony Cordesman of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has warned media reporters and think tanks should be "a little more critical and interested in the facts," in light of recent sensationalist journalism regarding the ongoing tensions between North Korea and the United States.

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