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Market moving info — week starting April 24, 2017

Here’s a summary of last week’s market moving news and a look ahead to the data, events and earnings reports that are likely to move the markets in the week starting April 24.

Last week:          

  • UK retail sales saw their biggest fall in seven years in the first quarter, down 1.4% on the previous quarter and 1.8% year on year. Average store prices have increased by 3.3% on the year, the highest rise since 2012.

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Market moving info — week starting April 17, 2017

Here’s a summary of last week’s market moving news and a look ahead to the data, events and earnings reports that are likely to move the markets in the week starting April 17.

Last week:          

  • The BBC’s Panorama documentary programme aired the recording of a phone conversation between two Barclays employees in 2008 in which one of them says the Bank of England and the government have put pressure on their bank to lower Libor.

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Market moving info — week starting April 10, 2017

Here’s a summary of last week’s market moving news and a look ahead to the data, events and earnings reports that are likely to move the markets in the week starting April 10.

Last week:          

  • US nonfarm payrolls badly missed expectations in March. The US economy created just 98,000 jobs last month, compared with forecasts of180,000 jobs created.

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Market moving info — week starting April 3, 2017

Here’s a summary of last week’s market moving news and a look ahead to the data, events and earnings reports that are likely to move the markets in the week starting April 3.

Last week:          

  • The European Union has ruled out early talks with the UK on trade, after the UK notified the European Council of its intention to leave. The EU wants other issues, such as the Brexit bill, to be settled first.

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Market moving info — week starting March 27, 2017

Here’s a summary of last week’s market moving news and a look ahead to the data, events and earnings reports that are likely to move the markets in the week starting March 27.

Last week:          

  • UK inflation jumped to 2.4% in February from 1.8% in January, exceeding the Bank of England’s 2% target.
  • US President Donald Trump withdrew his healthcare bill, which was meant to replace Obamacare, because it was not passed in Congress. Repealing Obamacare was one of his main election campaign pledges.

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Market moving info — week starting March 20, 2017

Here’s a summary of last week’s market moving news and a look ahead to the data, events and earnings reports that are likely to move the markets in the week starting March 20.

Last week:          

  • The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point to 0.75%-1%, the first interest rate hike this year. It said further rises will be gradual.

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Market moving info — week starting March 13, 2017

Here’s a summary of last week’s market moving news and a look ahead to the data, events and earnings reports that are likely to move the markets in the week starting March 13.

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Market moving info – week starting March 6, 2017

Here’s a summary of last week’s market moving news and a look ahead to the data, events and earnings reports that are likely to move the markets in the week starting March 6.

Last week:          

  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank could raise interest rates at its meeting this month and said the Fed might hike rates more quickly than in the past couple of years.

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Market moving info – week starting February 27, 2017

Here’s a summary of last week’s market moving news and a look ahead to the data, events and earnings reports that are likely to move the markets in the week starting February 27.

Last week:          

  • Volkswagen said it would cap executives’ pay after the “dieselgate” scandal. The chief executive’s package will be limited to 10 million euros, and that of other board members to 5.5 million euros.

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Market moving info – week starting February 20, 2017

Here’s a summary of last week’s market moving news and a look ahead to the data, events and earnings reports that are likely to move the markets in the week starting February 20.

Last week:          

  • UK retail sales fell by 0.3% in January compared with expectations of a 0.9% increase, because of higher fuel and food prices affecting consumers. This seems to indicate that previous rises in retail sales after the Brexit vote could be due to consumers bringing forward big-ticket purchases in anticipation of rising inflation.

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