existing-homesales-092018.jpg With sales growth in the Northeast and Midwest offset by downturns in the South and West, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Thursday showing existing home sales in the U.S. were unexpectedly flat in the month of August.

comcast-fox-sky-092018.jpg The takeover battle by Comcast Corp. nd Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Inc. for British broadcaster Sky plc will be settled through an auction. The UK Takeover Panel said Thursday that an auction procedure is expected to commence on the evening of Friday, September 21, 2018 and end on the evening of September 22, 2018. The winner of the auction will be announced on Saturday.

norwaycentralbank-062217_20sep18.jpg Norway's central bank adopted a cautious approach to policy tightening and hinted that the key interest rate would be hiked further in the first quarter of next year, after raising rates for the first time since 2011, on Thursday. The Executive Board decided to raise the key policy rate by a quarter-point to 0.75 percent, the Norges Bank said in a statement.

denuclearization-sep20.jpg Encouraged by Pyongyang's "important commitments" during the inter-Korean summit Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States is prepared to engage immediately in negotiations to transform U.S.-North Korea relations. In a high profile meeting in the North Korean capital, its leader Kim Jong-un told South Korean President Moon Jae-in that his government will shut a major miss

philadelphia-fed-092018.jpg After reporting a significant slowdown in the pace of growth in regional manufacturing activity in the previous month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released a report on Thursday showing a bigger than expected rebound in the pace of growth in the month of September.

kblockchain-sep20.jpg A consortium of fifteen of the world's largest banks, trading companies, an energy major, and an inspection company are set to develop a decentralized Ethereum blockchain-powered commodity trading platform. It is expected to catalyze the world's commodity trade finance network. The new joint venture called "komgo SA" will be managed and operated as an independent entity.

jobless-claims-092018.jpg A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday unexpectedly showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits dipped to their lowest level in nearly fifty years in the week ended September 15th. The Labor Department said jobless claims edged down to 201,000.

wallstreet-sept17_20sep18.jpg After ending the previous session mostly higher, stocks may see some further upside in early trading on Thursday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 132 points.

japanesecryptoexchangebitcoin-sept20.jpg Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has lost 5,966 bitcoins worth 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) in a hacking attack, the company operating the exchange said on Thursday. This is the second major hack of cryptocurrency exchange in Japan this year. Osaka-based Tech Bureau said hackers illegally accessed the server of Zaif and siphoned off money. After noticing an unusual outflow of funds on the

pboccryptocurrency-sept20.jpg China's central bank warned investors of risks in Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs and cryptocurrency investment amid the increased activity by overseas operators.

ukretail-sept20.jpg UK retail sales grew unexpectedly in August, thanks to warm weather and real wage growth, data from the Office for National Statistics revealed Thursday. Retail sales volume, including auto fuel, gained 0.3 percent month-on-month in August, slower than the 0.9 percent increase seen in July, but in contrast to the expected fall of 0.2 percent. This was the second consecutive rise in sales volume.

snbratedecision-sept20.jpg Switzerland's central bank maintained its negative interest rates and trimmed its inflation forecast, suggesting that the current expansionary stance is set to remain well into 2019. The central bank said it will remain active in the foreign exchange market as necessary, while taking the overall currency situation into consideration.

wallstreet2-061318_20sep18.jpg Investors are looking ahead to Jobless claims report on Thursday to gauge the strength of the economy. Existing Home Sales, Fed Business Outlook Survey, Leading Indicators are the other major economic announcements today.

asianmarkets-111914_20sep18.jpg European stocks rose broadly on Thursday to extend gains for a third straight session as investors brushed aside concerns about trade wars and looked ahead to next week's Federal Reserve meeting for directional cues. Earlier in the day, the Swiss National Bank maintained its interest rate on sight...

antarecpharma-sept20.jpg Shares of Antares Pharma Inc. (ATRS) have lost nearly 7% of their value so far this month, as the company's regulatory catalyst draws closer. Antares Pharma is a revenue-generating, specialty pharmaceutical company, focusing on self-injection pharmaceutical products and technologies, and topical gel-based products.

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