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Inflation jumped more than expected in May as Brexit continues to bite

And Conor Lambe, economist with Danske Bank, said with inflation at a relatively high rate, "consumers' purchasing power is being squeezed and downward pressure is being exerted on consumer spending growth". Output-price inflation held steady at 3.6 percent. "It won't stop the Fed from hiking interest rates later today, but it increases the downside risks to our forecast that there will be a further two rate hikes in the second half of this year", he said in a research note. Lire la suite »

Federal Reserve raises key interest rate again

The yield on the two-year note, highly sensitive to the Fed's rate-policy outlook, rose to 1.323% from 1.299% right before the Fed, according to Tradeweb. The Fed said it expects United States inflation to be at 1.7 per cent by the end of this year, down from the 1.9 per cent previously forecast. Good news: 30-year mortgage rates are still very low at about 3.9%. Lire la suite »

Medical Properties Trust Inc

It was reported on Jun, 14 by Barchart.com . (NYSE: MPW ) moved to around 47.31. Moreover, Greenwich Investment Management Inc. has 7.88% invested in the company for 351,864 shares. On the bright side, the company's share price has been on the rebound, up more than 21.32% since hitting lows of $11.54 on November 09, 2016. Clough Capital Prtn Limited Partnership owns 21,434 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Lire la suite »

Southampton sack manager Claude Puel - club statement

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The club went on to thank Puel for his service and announced the search for a new manager was underway. Despite guiding the Saints to the League Cup final and an eighth place finish last season - two positions lower than they achieved in the 2015/16 season under Ronald Koeman - there had been doubts over his suitability for the role. Lire la suite »

Fed Raises Key Interest Rate For 4th Time Since 2015

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At the December 2015 meeting it raised the rate to a quarter of a percentage point and then a year later in December 2016 raised it again to a range of 0.5 to 0.75 percent. The Fed would start with monthly reductions in Treasury holdings of no more than $6 billion and $4 billion in mortgage bonds. Fidelity investment director Tom Stevenson said "there was never much doubt " regarding today's rate rise. Lire la suite »

Soup Nazi-inspired company files for bankruptcy

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The company that sells soup made with Yeganeh's recipes has filed for bankruptcy less than a month after its chief financial officer was arrested on charges of cheating the government out of employment-related taxes. Last month, CFO Robert Bertrand was charged in Brooklyn federal court with failing to pay Medicare, Social Security and federal income taxes for company employees. Lire la suite »

Fed raises rates, unveils balance sheet cuts in sign of confidence

The U.S. Federal Reserve has upped the ante on the federal funds rate for a second time within half a year and moved the upper benchmark by 0.25 points to a 1 to 1.25 percent target area. The Fed said "all participants" had agreed to update their principles for reducing the balance sheet. If the economy slows, the central bank said it could resume reinvestment of all of the principal payments or even increase the size of the balance sheet if warranted. Lire la suite »

The Easyhotel PLC (EZH) to Issue GBX 0.11 Dividend

The firm now has a GBX 1,280 ($16.19) price objective on the stock. On Tuesday, May 2nd, Alan Hearne purchased 47 shares of RPS Group plc stock. The company's market capitalization is GBX 6.91 billion. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a "hold" rating and issued a GBX 228 ($2.88) target price on shares of RPS Group plc in a report on Thursday, May 18th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.11%. Lire la suite »

Positive Media Coverage Very Unlikely to Affect Asanko Gold (AKG) Stock Price

According to the lawsuit, throughout the Class Period defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Asanko Gold's Mineral Resource Estimates are flawed; (2) some of Asanko Gold's resources models exhibit signs that they have been "smeared", which would cause estimates of their ore contents to be inflated; and (3) as a result, Asanko Gold's public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. Lire la suite »

London fire: tower block residents tell their stories

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The tower block is on the Lancaster West Estate, between Latimer Road Underground station and Westfield's White City shopping centre. Mr Cundy said it is likely to be some time before police can identify the victims, adding that it is too early to speculate on the cause of the fire. Lire la suite »

Stocks edge modestly higher after Fed raises interest rates

They generally expect the Fed to begin the process at a mid-September policy meeting. She added that the balance sheet normalization could be put into effect "relatively soon". A retreat in inflation over the past two months has caused jitters that the shortfall, if sustained, could alter the pace of future rate hikes. Chances of a rate hike by Bank of Canada this year have surged to more than three-in-four after hawkish comments this week from central bank officials, including Governor ... Lire la suite »

Dollar Holding Ground Ahead of Fed

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That though would of course go against the referendum result this time a year ago. "Expectations of subdued inflation have emboldened investors to move back into fixed income, and sets up the possibility for a gap higher in rates if the Fed is more aggressive than the market expects", said Thomas Roth, head of Treasury trading at MUFG Securities Americas Inc. Lire la suite »

Global ATM Shield Market Research Report 2016

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Combining the data integration and analysis capabilities with the relevant findings, the report has predicted strong future growth of the Digital Pathology market in all its geographical and product segments . This helps our clients to map their needs and we produce the ideal required market research study for our clients. Insightful predictions for the Digital Pathology market for the coming few years have also been included in the report. Lire la suite »

Dollar Steadies Before CPI Data That May Matter More Than Fed

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There are also growing doubts on the size and scope of fiscal stimulus the Trump administration may inject into the US economy with campaign promises on tax reform, financial regulation rollbacks and infrastructure spending either still on the drawing board or facing hurdles in Congress. Lire la suite »

Futures edge up ahead of Fed rate decision

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Wall Street was poised for a steady opening with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 0.1 percent. Investors expect the Fed to raise interest rates and will listen for any signal from Chairwoman Janet Yellen that the central bank remains on course to keep raising rates. Lire la suite »

UPS: Four Injured After Shooting in San Francisco

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Auto shop owner Robert Kim said he heard five to eight rapid gun shots, CBS affiliate KPIX-TV reported . A UPS statement said the shooter and all the victims were employees. Our sister publication San Francisco Examiner reports that witnesses describe seeing a man "shooting everybody". A UPS spokesman says four people were injured in the shooting at the facility and that the shooter was an employee. Lire la suite »

Fed expected to raise rates today

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The announcement that the Fed plans to begin paring its balance sheet later this year - "provided that the economy evolves broadly as anticipated" - involves its enormous portfolio of Treasury and mortgage bonds. It foresees one additional rate hike this year, unchanged from its previous forecast. Fed leaders end a two-day meeting in Washington and investors believe there's a 95% chance of a rate hike. Lire la suite »

Fed poised to hike rates for 2nd time this year

Experts expected the Fed rate increase. They are just catching up with reality: The jobless rate has dropped with unexpected speed - to a 16-year-low 4.3 percent in May. "We remain underweight European cyclicals versus defensives, which have underperformed by 4 percent since early May, as Euro area macro surprises have started to roll over". Lire la suite »

Chelsea to host Burnley in title defence opener

Fellow Premier League new boys Huddersfield - back in the top division for the first time since 1972 - kick off at Crystal Palace . "But this is the Premier League - every game you play in the Premier League is going to be a challenge, particularly when you haven't been there before". Lire la suite »

European stocks track Wall Street higher ahead of Fed

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The Standard & Poor's 500 index, the benchmark that professional investors follow, likewise wasn't changed much either. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average ticked up 9 points to 21,337. Cereal maker General Mills rose $1.09, or 1.9 percent, to $59.26 and PepsiCo advanced $1.55, or 1.3 percent, to $117.87. The euro edged up to $1.1220 from $1.1212. Lire la suite »

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes leave of absence amid scandals

Upon his return, Uber will strip home off some duties and appoint an independent chair with the goal of limiting his influence, according to Bloomberg . On Sunday, Uber's board adopted a set of recommendations aimed at changing a corporate culture that tolerated sexual harassment and worker retaliation. Lire la suite »

Federal Reserve Hikes Key Rate, Unveils Bond Trimming Plans

Fed officials said "realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation justified the hike, which was supported by all Federal Open Markets Committee ( FOMC ) members but Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari". They lowered their projection to 1.6% for this year from an estimate of 1.9% in March . World stock markets and the dollar are firm ahead of an expected interest rate increase by the U.S. Lire la suite »

Economic growth steady despite building slowdown

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The Treasury expects GDP growth to average a solid 3.1% over the next five years, as the government rolls out massive infrastructure plans to support a growing population. That helped offset contractions across all building and construction investment and an 18 percent decline in transport equipment investment. Ending on a positive note: Overall investment was up despite all that lower building activity and less investment in transport equipment. Lire la suite »