INTERNATIONAL NEWS
22:27
Europe close: Stocks edge higher
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European markets finished the session slightly higher for the most part, against a backdrop of positive economic data and heavy news-flow news regarding continued deal-making in the corporate space.

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16:39
Qatar Airways makes approach for 10% stake in American Airlines
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American Airlines has received an offer for a 10% stake in the company from Qatar Airways, a regulatory filing revealed on Thursday.

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15:19
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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13:43
US unemployment claims tick higher
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US jobless claims edged slightly higher last week.

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13:28
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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12:02
Trump state visit to UK will go ahead, Boris Johnson says
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Foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said Donald Trump’s planned state visit to the UK will go ahead, despite its omission from the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday.

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11:49
Asia report: Markets mixed amid oil price concerns
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Markets in Asia were mixed on Thursday, with steadily declining oil prices giving traders a reason to pause.

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11:10
US pre-open: Stocks seen touch weaker as focus remains on oil
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US futures pointed to another downbeat session on Wall Street on Thursday as investors kept a close eye on oil prices after they fell to a 10-month low in the previous session.

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10:27
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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00:05
US close: Markets mostly lower as crude inventories fall
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Wall Street’s main market indices finished Wednesday on a mixed note, 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
Europe close: Italian stocks outperform on gains in banks
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Stocks finished well of their lows of the session, helped by a positive start to trading over on Wall Street, with Italian issues outperforming.

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21 Jun
London close: FTSE ends down after Queen's Speech, Haldane's rate-rise comments
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Shares in London were under pressure Thursday as sterling zipped ahead on news Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane said he would likely vote for a rate rise later in 2017.

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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
Commodities: Crude extends gains as EIA confirms US stores drop
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Crude-oil futures got a mild shove on a sun-soaked Wednesday afternoon in London as fresh official data showed a draw in US stores of the black liquid last week.

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21 Jun
Macquarie cuts Brent price forecasts, says OPEC has few options
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Macquarie slashed its forecasts for the average price of Brent, predicting that too much oil will be produced, loaded and marketed around the world until 2020.

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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
Existing US home sales outpace forecasts in May
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Existing home sales in the States rose past forecasts last month as some buyers managed to overcome the challenging market conditions that were prevailing in many areas.

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21 Jun
Macron's new government loses third minister as MoDem's Bayrou resigns
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François Bayrou, French justice minister and key ally of Emmanuel Macron, has resigned from his position as his MoDem party face allegations of corruption.

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21 Jun
Asia report: Markets slip after MSCI China inclusion
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Markets in Asia were mostly lower on Wednesday, after confirmation from MSCI that mainland China shares would be included in its emerging markets index on a gradual basis.

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21 Jun
US pre-open: Stocks seen weaker as investors keep an eye on oil
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US futures pointed to another day of losses on Wall Street on Wednesday.

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