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by Swissquote Analysts
The likelihood of Britain crashing out of the European Union without a deal remains as strong as ever after UK prime minister Boris Johnson's meetings this week with German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron. That, however, doesn't mean that a so-called hard Brexit is...
23.08.2019
Germany sold 30-year bonds at a negative yield for the first time, in another sign of how investors’ desperation for safe assets is inflating their value. The bond, set to mature in August 2050, has a zero coupon, which means it pays no interest at all. Yet investors were still willing to pay...
22.08.2019
President Trump said he is considering measures to bolster the economy, including a possible reduction in capital-gains taxes, and continued to press the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates even as he played down warning signs of a possible slowdown. "We're looking at various tax reductions,"...
21.08.2019
President Trump called for the Federal Reserve to cut its benchmark interest rate by 1 percentage point, a move that would typically be considered only when the U.S. economy is on the brink of a recession, and again criticized his own central bank chairman for a "horrendous lack of vision." In a...
20.08.2019
Oil futures trimmed gains Friday after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, in its monthly report, slightly lowered its outlook for global oil-demand growth this year. OPEC said it now expects oil demand to grow by 1.1 million barrels a day in 2019, down 40,000 barrels a day...
19.08.2019
Walmart Inc. said sales rose in the second quarter and it raised its profit forecasts for the year, extending the retail giant's multiyear streak of growth as it takes market share from struggling competitors and expands online. Sales at U.S. stores and websites operating at least 12 months grew...
16.08.2019
Quarterly results at Cisco Systems Inc. beat Wall Street's revenue and adjusted profit projections, but the networking-equipment giant gave a disappointing forecast for the current quarter. Shares fell 6.6% to $47.10 in after-hours trading.Profit for the quarter ended July 27 fell 42% to $2.21...
15.08.2019
Boeing Co. said it delivered fewer planes in the first seven months of 2019 than a year ago - falling further behind rival Airbus SE - as the impact of grounding the 737 MAX jetliner weighs on the U.S. plane maker. Chicago-based Boeing delivered 258 planes this year through July, down from 417...
14.08.2019
Argentina's currency and stocks plunged amid investor concerns about the possible return to power of the country's populist Peronist movement, which advocates greater state control of the economy and opposes a landmark trade deal with the European Union. The peso initially weakened more than 30%...
13.08.2019
Saudi Arabia's state oil company is revving up plans for an initial public offering and accelerating the timeline for what would be the world's biggest listing to as soon as early next year, according to people familiar with the discussions. The IPO of state-owned Saudi Arabian Oil Co., known as...
12.08.2019
 
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