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Currency-of-last-resort gold saw its spot value surge past the $1,300 barrier earlier in the day
Trading across Asia weakened overnight following the Barcelona terror assault.
The Office of National Statistics claims July retail sales picked up 0.3% compared with June.
The dollar weakened overnight as US Federal Reserve minutes, released last night, detailed ongoing inflation nervousness
The pound dipped under $1.29 earlier to $1.2864 (3.55pm) while the euro was down to $1.1714.
China’s credit growth is perilously overheated the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned
Sterling fell sharply earlier, down -0.83% to $1.2856 in part-response to July’s headline UK consumer price inflation figure of 2.6%.
Much scrutiny will be directed at July’s Consumer Prices Inflation data this morning (9.30am).
Some recovery for stocks from the Korean nuclear tension thanks in part to sensible words from China’s Xi Jinping to Mr Trum
Japan’s GDP expanded 4% in the last three months to June.
US stocks sank after opening however the Dow steadied during trading with some weak-ish gains
The fiery relationship between Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky sparked the development of trading psychology
Asian stocks continued to slide during the night with the South Korean Kospi down -1.92% at 2,314.52.
The US dollar crept higher against the euro, pound and Swiss franc today despite the North Korean missile stand-off.
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The North Korean goading continues with the Pyongyang regime supplying plans to rain missiles into the waters close to US territory Guam
More North Korean warmongering and a lack of presidential Twitter restraint both helped global stocks turn south today:
Marking 10 years since the beginning of the global financial crisis ex UK chancellor Lord Darling says regulators must be “very” vigilant about the economy
Sterling was shoved below the psychologically important $1.30 water line today, down -0.54%.
The Dow Jones last night notched up its straight ninth record close, hitting 22,118.42 points.