Euro headed for worst week of year; earnings boosts stocks

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The euro was on track for its worst week in 2017, undermined by the Catalan parliament’s independence vote and the European Central Bank’s decision to prolong its bond purchases to keep interest rates low, while robust corporate earnings helped world equity markets advance. The benchmark U.S. S&P500 index .SPX was up 0.8 percent late Friday, More...

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By metro On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Euro set for biggest weekly loss in 2017 as ECB strikes dovish stance

The euro fell on Friday and was on track for its biggest weekly loss of the year, weakened by falling core bond yields as investors added to bets that interest rates in the U.S. would rise faster than in Europe. Carry More...

By metro On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
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African Markets – Factors to watch on May 17-Reuters

The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Wednesday. GLOBAL MARKETS U.S. share futures and the dollar More...

By metro On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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African Markets – Factors to watch on May 11

The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Thursday. GLOBAL MARKETS Asian stocks rose on Thursday, getting More...

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By metro On Friday, May 5th, 2017
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African Markets – Factors to watch on May 5

NAIROBI, May 5 (Reuters) – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Friday. * SOUTH AFRICA: Moody’s More...

By metro On Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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African Markets – Factors to watch on May 4

  NAIROBI, May 4 (Reuters) – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Thursday. * SOUTH AFRICA: More...

By metro On Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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African Markets – Factors to watch on April 3

The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Monday. GLOBAL MARKETS Asian shares started the week modestly More...

By metro On Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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African Markets – Factors to watch on March 30

The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Thursday. EVENTS: Mauritius gives an update on 2016 GDP growth, More...

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By metro On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
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African Markets – Factors to watch on March 29

The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Wednesday. EVENTS: Rwanda’s central bank to announce its More...

By metro On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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African Markets – Factors to watch on March 24

The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Friday. GLOBAL MARKETS The dollar recouped a little lost ground More...