Economic and Market News for 21 December 2017

  • 21 Dec
    Wall Street ahead in early trading

    US markets opened tentatively higher, despite a rise in jobless claims, while President Trump is now expected to turn his attention to welfare reforms. The Dow was recently 0.3% higher at...

  • 21 Dec
    US house prices rise 0.5%

    The Federal Housing Finance Agency's House Price Index showed a 0.5% increase in US house prices in October. According to the FHFA seasonally adjusted monthly House Price Index, the previously...

  • 21 Dec
    US jobless claims rise by 20k

    US initial claims in the week ending December 16 were 245,000, an increase of 20,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 225,000, the Department of Labor said today. The 4-week moving...

  • 21 Dec
    Philly-Fed index rises to 26.2

    Results from the December Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey suggest that regional manufacturing conditions continued to improve. The diffusion index for current general activity increased from...

  • 21 Dec
    US GDP increases 3.2%

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis has reported that real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.2% in the third quarter of 2017, compared to a second quarter increase of 3.1%....

  • 21 Dec
    US GDP price index rises 1.7%

    The price index for gross domestic purchases in the US increased 1.7% in the third quarter, compared with an increase of 0.9% in the second quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said today....

  • 21 Dec
    Swiss exports up 9.6%

    Exports from Switzerland grew by 9.5% in November on a working day adjusted basis. Imports grew by 16.4%. The higher prices of goods played an important role - real exports rose by 4.4% and...

  • 21 Dec
    UK public sector borrowing lowest since 2007

    UK public sector net borrowing (excluding public sector banks) decreased by £3.1 billion to £48.1 billion in the financial year to November 2017 from a year ago. This is the lowest year-to-date...

  • 21 Dec
    Bushveld completes BVL deal

    Bushveld Minerals has resumed trading on AIM having completed the acquisition of 55% of Bushveld Vametco Limited following the issue of of 54,766,364 new ordinary shares to Yellow Dragon Holdings....

  • 21 Dec
    BOS Global shares suspended

    Trading in BOS Global Holdings has been suspended on AIM as uncertainty over its financial position and board composition means there is a significant risk it will be unable to publish its accounts...

  • 21 Dec
    Man Group buys back shares

    Man Group bought back 83,575 ordinary shares for cancellation yesterday at a weighted average price of 204.5813p apiece under its US$100m share repurchase programme. At 8:50am: (LON:EMG) Man...

  • 21 Dec
    BP buys back shares

    BP bought back 1,697,352 ordinary shares yesterday at the volume weighted average price of 507.9983p apiece for cancellation. At 8:47am: (LON:BP.) BP PLC share price was +1.1p at 509.8p Story...

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