U.S. Stock Futures Fluctuate After Record Amid Mergers

Posted by Forexsq 5 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stock futures fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index near the 2,000 mark, amid corporate mergers as investors weighed data on durable-goods orders before a report on consumer confidence.

Tim Hortons Inc. jumped 13 percent after Burger King Worldwide Inc. agreed to acquire the company in a C$12.5 billion ($11.4 billion) cash-and-share deal. Premier Inc. rose 2.1 percent after pre

Kiev says Russian troops have entered eastern Ukraine

Posted by Forexsq 3 days ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img Kiev said Thursday that Russian forces have seized the coastal town of Novoazovsk and several villages near the border with Russia, part of a wider assault on a new front that is raising fears in the West that Moscow is undertaking an outright invasion of Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council and the European Counci

Orders for Durable Goods in U.S. Surge on Aircraft Demand

Posted by Forexsq 5 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Orders for U.S. durable goods jumped in July by the most on record as bookings surged for commercial aircraft. Demand for business equipment eased after the biggest gain in seven months.

Bookings for all goods meant to last at least three years rose 22.6 percent, the Commerce Department said today in Washington. A U.K. air show helped spark a 318 percent jump in plane orders, the most since Ja

Euro Set for Seventh Weekly Decline as Region’s Inflation Slows | Top Forex Brokers

Posted by Forexsq 2 days ago (http://www.topforexbrokers.com)
img The euro was set for a seven-week slide, the longest stretch in more than a decade, as a report showed gains in consumer prices in the region slowed this month

Burger King to Buy Tim Hortons for About $11.4 Billion

Posted by Forexsq 5 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Burger King Worldwide Inc. (BKW) agreed to acquire Tim Hortons Inc. for about C$12.5 billion ($11.4 billion) in a deal that creates the third-largest fast-food company and moves its headquarters to Canada.

Tim Hortons investors will receive C$65.50 in cash and 0.8025 a share of the combined entity for each share they own, the companies said in a statement today. The deal, which is backed in pa

Draghi dials R for Reform. Line is busy

Posted by Forexsq 2 days ago (http://uk.reuters.com)
img Two years ago, euro zone government leaders hung on Mario Draghi's every word. Now the European Central Bank chief is struggling to get through to them. What has happened to 'Super Mario's' mojo?

For financial markets, Draghi's words still count. But therein lies a problem - his promise in 2012 to do "whatever it takes" to save the euro has reassured investors and driven down government borrow

Dollar falls against rivals after durable goods data

Posted by Forexsq 5 days ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img The dollar traded slightly lower against the euro, yen and pound, but well within ranges for the day, after U.S. durable-goods data suggested businesses are still cautious about spending.

Orders for U.S. durable goods skyrocketed by a record 22.6% in July based on a surge in contracts for Boeing aircraft, but bookings actually fell for most other industries.

“It’s clear that this report was

U.S. Stocks Rise, Poised for Best Month Since February

Posted by Forexsq 2 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised to cap the best monthly gain since February, as financial and technology shares advanced.

The S&P 500 (SPX) added 0.2 percent to 2,000.85 at 9:32 a.m. in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 28.48 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,108.05. U.S. equity markets will be closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday.

IMF's Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case | Top Forex Brokers

Posted by Forexsq 4 days ago (http://www.topforexbrokers.com)
img International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates for negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister,... moreShare it now!

Ukraine Fighting Surges as Russian-Backed Forces Gain

Posted by Forexsq 2 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Separatists in eastern Ukraine are battling government forces on two fronts near the Sea of Azov and south of Donetsk as NATO reports a surge of Russian troops and advanced equipment into the war-zone.

The U.S. and the European Union are threatening Russian President Vladimir Putin with further sanctions, even as the EU began talks in Moscow today aimed at a temporary deal with Ukraine to allo

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

Posted by Forexsq 4 days ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has been placed under formal investigation in France for her alleged involvement in a long-running fraud case.

Under French law, a formal investigation means prosecutors believe they have serious evidence implicating a suspect in a crime. It does not necessarily lead to charges or a trial.

Euro Rises From 11-Month Low Versus Dollar on Schaeuble Comments

Posted by Forexsq 4 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img The euro rose from its lowest in almost a year after Germany’s finance minister said comments by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi advocating support for euro-zone fiscal policy were “over-interpreted.”

The shared currency advanced for the first time in four days versus the dollar even as economists predict data tomorrow will show German inflation stalled, bolstering bets the ECB wi

Gold Trades Little Changed Above 2-Month Low in New York

Posted by Forexsq 4 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Gold was little changed above a two-month low in New York as investors weighed signs of increased physical demand against gains in the dollar and equities.

The metal dropped to $1,273.40 an ounce on Aug. 21, the lowest since June 18, on speculation the Federal Reserve will raise borrowing costs sooner than expected. In China, the world’s largest gold buyer, volumes for the benchmark spot contr

ECB speculation drives down yields, weighs on euro

Posted by Forexsq 4 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img Euro zone government bond yields plumbed record lows on Wednesday and the euro fell to its weakest in a year against the dollar on expectations the European Central Bank will act soon to counter low growth and slowing inflation.

The prospect of further stimulus, through an asset-buying program known as quantitative easing, also buoyed stock markets. European shares rose again, building on two

Dollar Gains While Europe Stocks, Bonds Rally on Stimulus

Posted by Forexsq 6 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img The dollar climbed to an 11-month high versus the euro, while European stocks and bonds advanced on prospects for increased economic stimulus. Standard & Poor’s 500 Index futures (SPX) rose.

The U.S. currency appreciated 0.4 percent to $1.3195 per euro by 7:44 a.m. in New York, trading at its strongest level since Sept. 9. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.7 percent in below average trading a

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