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Banks weigh on Aust share market Financial News
The market had opened higher thanks to strong leads from the US and with stronger oil prices lifting energy stocks. "There seems to be three factors: the banks have just gone ex-dividend, there's been bond market volatility which the banks are quite susceptible to and ongoing capital concerns," he said.
Asia buoyed by Wall Street high Financial News
Asian shares rose on Friday after Wall Street set another record high with prospects for a Federal Reserve rate hike in June all but quashed, while the dollar steadied after losing ground to the euro for the first time this week on downbeat US data. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.7 percent with South Korean, Australian and Hong Kong shares posting sizeable gains.
US stocks notch record as rising oil boosts energ... Financial News
Trader Dudley Devine works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, May 21, 2015. U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading.
Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to mar... Financial News
Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets - a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal wrongdoing from a major financial institution. Traders at JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup's banking unit Citicorp, Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland were accused of working together to manipulate rates on the foreign exchange market, where hundreds of billions of dollars and euros change hands back and forth.
Gap's 1Q profit down 8 percent on currency fluctu... Financial News
Gap Inc. reported an 8 percent decline in its first-quarter profit, as results were hurt by currency fluctuations and persistent sluggish sales at its Gap and Banana Republic stores. Gap is among the companies struggling with the impact of the strong dollar as sales in foreign currencies are worth less once they are translated back into the U.S dollars.
Gauge Of U.S. Economy Jumps 0.7 Percent In April Financial News
An index designed to predict the future health of the economy rose in April by the largest amount in nine months, a sign that the economy is beginning to accelerate from a sharp slowdown during the winter. The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading indicators rose 0.7 percent last month, the biggest advance since a 1 percent rise last July.
2Q Earnings Could Be Catalyst Markets Need to Bre... Financial News
NEW YORK -- Second-quarter earnings could be the catalyst to break the markets out of their narrow trading range , according to one strategist. "Next quarter's earnings will really move the markets," said Kevin Kelly, chief investment strategist at Recon Capital Partners.
Buy These 3 High-Dividend Oil Stocks While Theya ... Financial News
NEW YORK -- The price of oil has recovered to around $60 a barrel since hitting lows under $50 in mid March. The recovery in oil prices is a positive sign for oil stocks.
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Biotech Stocks Financial News
NEW YORK -- Biotech, driven by the demand for effective treatments and new cures, is one of the hottest investment areas today. There has even been speculation of a biotech bubble and speculation can often drive stock movement .
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