Early Bird Headlines 01 August 2015
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Written by Steven Hansen
This past week we released our economic forecast for August which is indicating the weakest growth since 2010. There are forces working against economic expansion on Main Street.
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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex
The U.S. Dollar continued to gain positive momentum in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy decision.
The U.S. economy continues to improve with decreasing unemployment and improvement in the housing sector.
Markets have a way of switching gears almost overnight and that is what seems to be happening in Asia.
The US Dollar edged higher against the Japanese Yen as investors dismiss the recent rout in Chinese equities and as speculation grows that the U.S. could soon see a rise in interest rates.
The big question hanging in the air this week is whether or not the Fed will officially schedule a date for the interest rate increase which it has been predicting for the last few months.
by Patricia McGettigan, The Conversation
India has been called the pharmacy of the world. Many generic drugs are made there and much of its drug production is exported internationally. Thousands of fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs - where two or more drugs are combined in a set ratio in a single dose form, usually a tablet or capsule - are formulated, made and sold within India.
U.S. major indices move lower on Friday, but close up for the month
by Investing.com Staff, Investing.com
The Dow lost 55.52 or 0.31% to close at 17,690.46, while the NASDAQ inched down 0.51 or 0.01% to 5,128.28. The Dow closed the month up by less than 0.5%.
The S&P 500 dropped 4.71 or 0.22% to 2,103.92, as energy stocks plunged by more than 2.5% on the session. Stocks in the Technology, Financials and Basic Materials industries also lagged as six of 10 sectors closed in the red. For the month, the index gained more than 1.78%.
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