Economic Data

SNB Leaves Key Rate On Hold

© Reuters. SNB keeps policy steady<p>Investing.com - The Swiss National Bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at record-low levels and …

Economics

Is the Window Closing for a BOE Rate Hike in 2018?

Analysts expect the Bank of England to vote in favor of keeping rates unchanged today after a run of mixed economic data. Daniela Russell, head of …

Economics

Jim Rogers is the latest aging investing guru to launch an ETF programmed to trade like them

Jim Rogers is the latest investing guru to venture away from active management by attaching his name to an exchange-traded fund.<p>The Rogers AI Global …

Investing

Jobless claims fall for fourth straight week

© Reuters. The sign on a Taco Bell restaurant advertises<p>The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, …

Economics

Trump to Propose Merging Labor and Education Departments, Rebranding Welfare

The Trump administration plans to merge and rebrand several departments that conservatives have historically not been very fond of — or at least, …

Trump Administration

Multimedia Weekly Digest: Macro Showcase

Welcome to SA Multimedia Digest, where we combine videos and podcasts from across Seeking Alpha's contributor base into a single weekly article.<p>This …

Business

Small Caps Proving To Be A Bright Spot Amid Trade Gloom

Continuing worry over international trade has been weighing on stock futures, as investors appear to be worried about the implications for global growth and for large multinational companies.<p>Meanwhile, the small-cap Russell 2000, which closed at a record high yesterday, starts the day slightly …

Markets

CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures fall on lower oil prices

© Reuters. CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures fall on lower oil prices<p>June 21 (Reuters) - Futures pointed to a lower opening for Canada's main stock index on …

Oil

Philly Fed Crashes Most In 4 Years To Lowest Since Election

The 'soft' survey recovery just went full Keyser Soze... <b>"And just like that, the soft-survey-driven recovery meme was gone..."</b><p>While the real 'hard' …

Economics

Trump administration puts the Education Department in its sights

Nearly every modern president has taken on government “reorganization” initiatives, exploring ways to streamline the federal bureaucracy and …

Donald Trump

Bank of England Holds, Leaves Door Open for August Hike

© Reuters. Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold, lays groundwork for August hike<p>Investing.com - The Bank of England left interest rates on …

Economics

Small-Cap Stocks: Where Investors Hide in a Trade War

As a full blown trade war between the U.S. and China looms, investors are already picking winners: Shares of small companies that are insulated from overseas turmoil.<p>The S&P Small Cap 600 is on a tear, up 12.4% since the start of the year to a fresh record high, compared with a 3.5% gain for the …

Economy

Pound Gets a BOE Boost But Visibility Remains Poor in Brexit Fog

The pound rallied the most in more than two weeks, reversing an earlier loss, after the Bank of England’s Chief Economist Andy Haldane unexpectedly …

Economics

No Recession Signaled By iM's Business Cycle Index: Update - June 21, 2018

The BCI at 246.4 is at last week's downward revised level, and for the current Business Cycle, effectively remains at the previous high indicated by …

Business

Bank of England stands pat on rates, but its chief economist wants a hike

The Bank of England (BOE) has kept its main interest rate unchanged Thursday amid uncertainty over the economy's wider direction.<p>The central bank's …

Economics

GLOBAL MARKETS-Global shares edge up, China pulls Asia down, oil subdued pre-OPEC

© Reuters. GLOBAL MARKETS-Global shares edge up, China pulls Asia down, oil subdued pre-OPEC<p>* Most shares make tentative gains, await news on trade<p>* …

Stock Markets

FTSE edges up ahead of BoE policy meeting

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain<p>MILAN (Reuters) - Britain's top share index …

Royal Dutch Shell

30 Years of Data Shows Asylum Seekers Are Not an Economic Burden

A new study shows that giving migrants pathways to citizenship in European countries actually results in positive economic impacts, while asylum seekers don’t have a negative impact.<p>For the last two years, the Trump Administration has continually cited the burden that undocumented immigrants place …

Economics

White House to Propose Merging Education, Labor Departments

Plan seen as part of a broader government reorganization effort.<p>The White House is set to propose merging the Labor and Education departments as part of a broader reorganization of the federal government, said a person with knowledge of the changes.<p>An announcement is planned for Thursday morning, …

Education

Interest rates held (again) but Britain's savers are cheered after expectations of a hike in August are stoked by extra vote for a rise

• <b>Bank of England holds interest rates at 0.5% in 6 to 3 vote</b>• <b><br>But extra member calls for a rise - increasing forecasts for an August hike</b>• <b><br>Bank's chief</b> …

Money (UK)

Risk-Off Returns : Global Stocks Slide As Italian Fears Are Back

It started off well enough, with S&P futures in the green and the Nasdaq set for another all time high after trade war concerns eased further after …

Economy

Philly Fed Index Unexpectedly Falls in June

© Reuters. Philly Fed manufacturing index falls to 19.9 in June vs. 34.4 forecast<p>Investing.com - The Philadelphia Fed's manufacturing index fell in …

Economics

Stock futures stabilize as trade tensions ease

Investors are trying to gauge the impact of the trade tensions between the U.S. and China and figure out where things are headed.<p>Dow Jones futures were rising by 0.07%. The S&P 500 added 0.20% and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.27%.<p>U.S. stock indexes were mixed Wednesday, as traders moved to look …

Stock Markets

Vital Signs Strong: Global CFO Signals

×<p>By many accounts, the current global economy as viewed by CFOs seems to be in pretty good shape. Indeed, vital signs continue to be strong, looking at the results of CFO surveys conducted in 22 geographies that reported in the most recent edition of “Global CFO Signals™” from Deloitte Global.<p>The …

Economy

Gold carves out fresh 2018 low as dollar index at highest since July

Gold carved out another fresh low for 2018 on Thursday as a leading dollar index — lifted in a rising interest-rate environment — reached its highest …

Stock Markets

Sterling rebounds after BoE chief economist calls for rate hike | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The pound rebounded against the dollar and the euro on Thursday after the Bank of England kept interest rates on hold but a vote for a hike by its chief economist heightened expectations that it could tighten policy at its next meeting in August.<p>A bank employee counts pound notes …

Economics

St Louis Fed Now Tracks Crypto Prices on Its Research Database

The St. Louis division of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank is now tracking the prices of four cryptocurrencies in its research database.<p>According to an …

Cryptocurrency

America’s economic growth slows to 0.7%

THE news that America’s GDP growth slowed to 0.7% on an annualised basis in the first quarter of 2017 is no real surprise, for two reasons. First, …

Economics

Bank holds interest rate but hints at August rise

<i>Bank of England rate-setters were split (pic: Terry Murden)</i><p>The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee voted to keep interest rates unchanged at …

Economics

Central bank chiefs of 4 major nations raise trade concerns

WASHINGTON — The leaders of the central banks of four major economies expressed alarm Wednesday that multiple trade conflicts are threatening to slow …

Economy