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  • ICE Canola Midday: Holding on to Small Gains

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba--Intercontinental Exchange canola futures were slightly higher at midday Thursday, in choppy trading that wasn't getting a lot of direction from other markets. A trader commented that canola crashed by C $7 to C $9 per ton at Wednesday's close, but still finished a little stronger. "The markets are waiting for a' new fuel,' something they can focus on," he said, suggesting that could be Brazil.

  • Consumer Sentiment Expected to Rise -- Data Week Ahead

    The following are forecasts for this week's remaining U.S. data from a survey compiled by The Wall Street Journal. Forecasts were last updated Monday afternoon. DATE TIME RELEASE PERIOD CONSENSUS PREVIOUS Friday 1000 Consumer Sentiment Sep 72.0 70.3** Aug Final Reading.

  • ICE Canola Futures Stronger Thursday Morning

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba--The ICE Futures canola market was stronger Thursday morning after trading to both sides of unchanged in overnight activity. Canada's drought-stricken crop remained supportive, with many in the industry anticipating actual production will end up below the already small 12.8 million metric tons forecast by Statistics Canada earlier in the week. Gains in Chicago Board of Trade soybeans provided some spillover support for canola as well, although soyoil...

  • News Highlights: Top Global Markets News of the Day

    Stock Futures Edge Lower, Chinese Indexes Fall. U.S. stock futures crept down following another day of losses in China and Hong Kong, where indexes were hit by fears around an economic slowdown and debt problems with giant property developer Evergrande. Retail Sales Rose 0.7% in August.

  • Manufacturing Activity in Philly Fed's District Accelerated in September

    Growth of manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia area gathered pace in September after several months slowing down, according to a survey released Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The index for current general activity climbed to 30.7 in September from 19.4 in August, above the 18.7 expected from economists' polled by The Wall Street Journal. The survey polls manufacturers in the Third Federal Reserve District--which covers eastern Pennsylvania,...

  • U.S. Jobless Claims +20K to 332K in Sept. 11 Week; Survey 320K

    Jobless claims rose slightly last week but remained near a pandemic low, as layoffs stabilize amid an economic slowdown tied to rising coronavirus cases. Initial unemployment claims rose to 332,000 last week from a pandemic low of 312,000 a week earlier, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The four-week moving average for claims, which smooths out weekly volatility, fell to 335,750, the lowest level since March 2020..

  • Retail Sales Rose 0.7% in August

    U.S. retail sales rose 0.7% in August, a sign the economic recovery has resilience despite the Delta variant. Write to Josh Mitchell at joshua.mitchell@wsj.com. (END) Dow Jones Newswires 09-16-21 0852 ET Copyright (c) 2021 Dow Jones& Company, Inc..

  • News Highlights: Top Global Markets News of the Day

    Stock Futures Edge Lower, Chinese Indexes Fall. U.S. stock futures crept down following another day of losses in China and Hong Kong, where indexes were hit by fears around an economic slowdown and debt problems with giant property developer Evergrande. Jobless Claims Likely Remained Near Pandemic Low.

  • EUROPEAN MIDDAY BRIEFING: Stocks Rise as Investors Shrug off Asia Losses

    European markets rose as investors stayed positive despite downbeat trading in Asia, where indexes were hit by gathering fears around an economic slowdown and debt problems with giant property developer China Evergrande Group. Growth across a range of Chinese economic indicators pulled back sharply in August, as a new outbreak of the Covid-19 Delta variant and tighter government regulations on the property market hit consumer spending and the housing sector.

  • North American Morning Briefing: Stock Futures Waver Ahead of Retail Sales, Chinese Indexes Fall

    Retail Sales for August; U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims; Canada Housing Starts for August. Stock futures shrugged off another day of losses in China and Hong Kong Thursday, where indexes were hit by gathering fears around an economic slowdown and debt problems with giant property developer China Evergrande Group.

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