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Parasnand Madho
7 Apr, 2014 | 08:30 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 52 points and S&P futures are trading down 7 points. Global shares slip, coming off a six year high after the World Bank trims its growth forecast for China and developing East Asian countries. The Bank said the region's economies were likely to see steady growth in the next couple of years, helped by a pick-up in global growth and trade, which would offset headwinds from the tightening of global financial markets. ...
Parasnand Madho
2 Apr, 2014 | 08:15 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 5 points and S&P futures are trading up 2 points. Global financial markets are on the rebound after faltering in the first quarter as sluggish economic growth in China and the threat of deflation in Europe are considered favorable conditions, bolstering the case for more stimulus.  Investors are speculating the European Central Bank will loosen its monetary policy after its meeting on Thursday.  However, traders remain cautious ahead of US jobs numbers on Friday which could also move markets significantly. ...
Parasnand Madho
1 Apr, 2014 | 08:08 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 38 points and S&P futures are trading up 4 points. Lackluster economic data from China coupled with low inflation in the euro zone is spurring investor interest that global central banks will introduce new monetary measures following reassuring comments by Fed Chair Janet Yellen that interest rates will not increase for a while. ...
Parasnand Madho
31 Mar, 2014 | 08:38 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 63 points and S&P futures are trading up 7 points. Investors optimism was raised by hopes that the European Central Bank and China will provide new measures to boost lagging global growth. Deflationary pressures in the euro zone has prompted the ECB to consider new tools for the region. Traders are looking for the ECB to introduce a fresh round of asset purchases as interest are already low. ...
Parasnand Madho
28 Mar, 2014 | 08:29 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 26 points and S&P futures are trading up 4 points. Central bank action comes into focus today, as geopolitical tensions in Ukraine fade further into the background. Investor optimism was boosted following comments from China's Premier Li Keqiang, who was quoted by state media as saying the government would roll out targeted measures step-by-step to aid the economy. Reports suggest Beijing could fast-track infrastructure spending to boost the Chinese economy. ...
Parasnand Madho
26 Mar, 2014 | 08:42 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 57 points and S&P futures are trading up 6 points.  Investor confidence was boosted by upbeat economic data from the US, diminishing concerns over the crisis in Ukraine, and optimism that China will pump more stimulus into their economy. Market participants were encouraged by improvements in consumer confidence which rose more than expected in March and house prices which increased solidly in January. ...