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The upcoming week is abbreviated on account of Monday's Presidents Day holiday, and has only a few numbers that may move the markets. Nevertheless, traders may still seek out the data for additional confirmation on the economy's strength.

Japan will on Monday release January figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Imports are expected to rise 4.8 percent on year after falling 2.6 percent in December. Exports are called...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that there was a "valuation problem" with the euro and it was beyond the influence of her government as monetary policy is set for the entire euro area that has 19 member states. Responding to reporters'...

The South Korea stock market has inched lower in back-to-back sessions, although it has slipped just 3 points or 0.1 percent in that span. The KOSPI remains just above the 2,080-point plateau, and the market figures to remain steady in that neighborhood...

Pharma-021017.jpg Shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose more than 5% on Friday, following a few changes in the protocol of its ongoing phase III trial of obeticholic acid in patients with non-cirrhotic nonalcoholic steatohepatitis with advanced liver fibrosis.
Asian-Markets1_12Feb17.jpg Asian stock markets are extending a global rally on Monday, tracking the gains on Wall Street Friday amid renewed optimism over U.S. President Donald Trump's corporate tax reform plans as well as higher crude oil prices. News about a smooth meeting between Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the weekend also lifted investor sentiment.
StockMarket-112814_13Feb17.jpg European markets may open higher on Monday, mirroring positive U.S. and Asian cues, reflecting optimism with U.S. President Donald Trump's tax reform plans, and generally upbeat global economic data. Investors are also hopeful of Trump's affirmation of "one China" policy and a smooth meeting between Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the weekend.
Asian-Market-100912_13Feb17.jpg Asian stocks rose broadly on Monday after U.S. equities hit record closing highs Friday in the aftermath of strong earnings reports, upbeat Chinese data and President Donald Trump's promise of "phenomenal" tax reform. Investor sentiment also improved...
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KeithKellogg-021717.jpg Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg is the leading candidate to be the next National Security Advisor, U.S. President Donald Trump and the White House hinted Friday. "General Keith Kellogg, who I have known for a long time, is very much in play for NSA - as are...
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MitchMcConnell-021717.jpg Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., has expressed strong support for President Donald Trump's policies even though he is not a fan of the president's frequent use of Twitter. "I've been pretty candid with him and all of you that I'm not a great fan of daily tweets," McConnell said at a press conference on Friday.
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The South Korea stock market has inched lower in back-to-back sessions, although it has slipped just 3 points or 0.1 percent in that span. The KOSPI remains just above the 2,080-point plateau, and the market figures to remain steady in that neighborhood again on Monday. The global forecast for the...
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U.S. food maker Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC) Friday confirmed that it has made a comprehensive proposal to Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever Plc or Unilever NV. The cash and stock offer values $143 billion. Further, Kraft Heinz noted that Unilever has declined the proposal, however it go ahead...
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Shares of development-stage medical technology company Pulse Biosciences Inc. (PLSE) have gained nearly 30% so far this week. More
Celgene Corp. (CELG) said that its phase III SUNBEAM trial, evaluating the efficacy and safety of ozanimod, an investigational oral, selective S1P 1 and 5 receptor modulator, in patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis or RMS, met the primary endpoint... More
Former German Foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected as president, succeeding Joachim Gauck. Steinmeier is one of Germany's well known politicians, having twice served as foreign minister, from 2005 to 2009 and again from 2013 until earlier...
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Amazon-Drone-021617.jpg Amazon is exploring the possibility of using parachutes to drop drone-delivered packages. The e-commerce giant has been granted a patent titled, "Maneuvering a package following in-flight release from an unmanned aerial vehicle".
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Economic Calendar
DateIndicatorPeriodCountry
02/19/17 16:0PPI (M-o-M)JAN South Korea
02/19/17 16:0PPI (Y-o-Y)JAN South Korea
02/19/17 GDP (Q-o-Q)Q4 Thailand
02/19/17 GDP (Y-o-Y)Q4 Thailand
02/17/17 13:0Baker Hughes - Rig CountFEB 17 United States
02/17/17 10:0Leading IndexJAN United States
Complete Economic Calendar
FDA Calendar
Event DateSymbolDrug NameEvent Name
05/07/17TXMDYuvvexy (NDA)FDA decision on Yuvvexy for the treatment of moderate-to-severe vaginal pain during sexual intercourse
05/01/17NVSLEE011 (NDA)FDA decision on LEE011 for first-line treatment of HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer
04/30/17RHHBYTECENTRIQ (sBLA)FDA decision on TECENTRIQ for locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma patients who are ineligible for cisplatin chemotherapy
04/29/17ARIABrigatinib (NDA)FDA decision on Brigatinib for metastatic ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer
04/27/17BMRNBrineura (BLA)FDA decision on Brineura to treat children with CLN2 disease, a form of Batten disease
Complete FDA Calendar