Japanese Manufacturers Are Bullish, Survey Says
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Business confidence among Japan's large manufacturers strengthened to its highest level in more than three years, according to a central bank survey.
Stocks Ring Up a Solid First Half
Tech companies have led the way and are some of the best performers this year, propelling the Nasdaq Composite to a 14% gain and the S&P 500 to an 8.2% advance.
Stocks' Strong First Half Worries Market Watchers
Global stock markets just put up their best opening half-year results in years, but investors are keeping an eye on central banks and wondering if the gains can last.
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Inflation Eases for Third Consecutive Month
Inflation eased for the third consecutive month and consumer spending was tepid in May, posing potential complications for the Federal Reserve as it charts a course for interest rates.
U.S. Consumer Sentiment Gauge Declined in June
A measure of U.S. consumer sentiment declined in June, a possible sign of softening public confidence about the economy headed into the summer.
Oil Price Outlook Darkens
Big banks cut their forecasts for oil prices for a second month in a row on expectations that global glut of crude would take longer to abate.
U.S. Oil-Rig Count Falls by 2
The number of rigs drilling for oil in the U.S. fell by two in the past week to 756, according to oil-field services company Baker Hughes Inc.
China to Open Mainland-Hong Kong Bond-Connect Link on July 3
On July 3, Beijing will open a link allowing investors with accounts in Hong Kong into mainland China's $9 trillion interbank bond market, a program approved by the People's Bank of China in May.
ECB Official Urges Bank to Prepare to Return to 'Normal' Policy
The European Central Bank should start making preparations to exit its ultraloose monetary policy even though there isn't a clear path toward reaching the bank's target of price stability, a senior official said.
Top Brokerage Regulator Earns $1 Million
Wall Street's frontline regulator of stock brokerages will earn $1 million for his first full year on the job, which could put him on track to earn less than its last chief executive.
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July 02, 2017 21:16 ET (01:16 GMT)