Global Markets brief

10 minutes ago India ready to buy more US oil, gas
India is ready to purchase more crude oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the US, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said.
38 minutes ago US Iran envoy warns EU firms against non-dollar trade
European banks and companies that take part in a special European Union initiative to maintain trade with Iran would be at risk from US sanctions.
1 hour ago US import prices record largest rise since 5M
The costs of the US import rose in October, helped mainly by a surge in gas prices, data released on Thursday showed.
2 hours ago US weekly jobless claims rise 2,000
US unemployment claims rose 2,000 week-on-week to 216,000 claims in the week ended 10 November, data released on Thursday revealed.
2 hours ago US retail sales rise 0.8% in October
Advance estimates indicated that US retailers saw a month-on-month sales growth in October, signalling that the strength of the country's economy sustained its strength.
2 hours ago Philippines hikes interest rate for 5th time to curb inflation
The Philippine central bank raised its key interest rate for a fifth consecutive meeting to the highest level since 2009, to rein in inflation.
3 hours ago Beijing outlines potential trade concessions to Washington – Report
Chinese officials have outlined possible concessions to the US administration as they continue to seek a resolution to the trade conflict.
4 hours ago UK Brexit minister, 3 others quit over draft divorce deal
Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab resigned along with three other ministers over UK Prime Minister Theresa May's handling of Brexit, sending the pound tumbling.
4 hours ago Henkel sales climb 1.1% in Q3, backs full-yr outlook
Henkel on Thursday posted a 1.1% year-on-year sales growth in the third quarter of 2018, driven by strong performance in its adhesives technologies business.
5 hours ago Updated UK retail sales dip 0.5% in October
Retail sales in the UK declined 0.5% month-on-month in October, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Thursday.
01:26 PM Uber incurs $1bn losses in Q3 ahead of IPO
Uber Technologies Inc posted a loss of $1.07 billion during the third quarter of 2018, up from $891 million in Q3-17.
01:24 PM EU car sales fall in October on new emissions tests
Sales of new cars across the EU continued to decline in October after the introduction of new emissions tests over the summer period.
01:12 PM Eurozone trade surplus shrinks in September
Eurozone trade balance surplus came in at EUR 13.1 billion in September, down from EUR 25.3 billion in the same month last year.
12:14 PM China’s FDI rises 7.3% in October
Foreign direct investment in China rose 7.3% year-on-year in October, registering $9.7 billion, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.
12:06 PM US economy remains strong but faces challenges – Fed head
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the US economy remained resilient, but it could face headwinds next year.
11:21 AM UK gov’t approves draft Brexit deal
UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the cabinet agreed to a draft deal on the country's departure from the European Union.
11:19 AM Oil falls early Thursday on oversupply fears, dim economic outlook
Oil dipped earlier on Thursday amid concerns that rising supply would go into a market where demand growth would lose momentum as economic outlook dimmed.
14 November 06:37 PM C.banks need to weigh issuing cryptocurrency – IMF head
International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said that central banks across the world should consider issuing digital currencies.
14 November 05:45 PM Ford, Walmart partner to design driverless vehicle delivery service
Ford would team up with Walmart and online delivery service Postmates to test a service for delivering goods like groceries that could use driverless vehicles
14 November 05:08 PM US inflation inches up 0.3% in October
The US consumer price index increased 0.2% in October after rising 0.1% in September, data released on Wednesday showed.
14 November 04:33 PM IEA hails market surplus return after OPEC output hike
The International Energy Agency welcomed the crude market's return to surplus as an output hike by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries expands global inventories.
14 November 03:51 PM Italy to stick to high-spending budget plans; defies EC
The Italian government said it would stick to its budget plans, defying calls by the European Commission to revise its high-spending budget.
14 November 03:01 PM EBRD to boost Central Asia investment cooperation with China, EU
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development looks to boost its cooperation with China and the European Union to deliver increased high-quality investment levels.
9 November 06:54 PM 6 passengers injured after Boeing jet crash-lands in Guyana
Six people were injured after a Fly Jamaica Boeing 757-200 jet on its way to Canada crash-landed at an airport in Guyana on Friday.
9 November 06:11 PM US consumer sentiment stable in early November
Preliminary estimates released by the University of Michigan indicated that the US consumer confidence remained almost unchanged in early November.