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U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke responds to reporters during his final planned news conference before his retirement, at the Federal Reserve Bank headquarters in Washington, December 18, 2013.
Global Markets Overview – December 19, 2014

By IG Markets

The momentum from yesterday's Fed announcement has continued to resonate through global markets, with equities in Europe and the US extending gains. (10:07 am)

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A screen displays news on the Dow Jones Industrial Average just after the opening bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange October 15, 2014. U.S. stocks opened sharply lower on Wednesday as economic data reinforced concerns about the health of the
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning December 19, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, the Conference Board's Leading Economic Indicators Index rose by 0.6% in November after a similar lift in October. The index is up 6.1% on a year ago. The Philadelphia Fed Index fell from the outsized 40.8 gain in November to 24.5 in December. (8:31 am)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, ORACLE

An office worker talks on his phone as he looks the stock board at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) building in central Sydney June 15, 2012. Asian shares edged up on Friday, and the euro held most of the previous session's gains, as nervous inves
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday December 18, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian share market opened the session with a solid gain for the second consecutive session on the Thursday. The strong tone for the first half of the session came in the wake of similar gains for US and European markets in the last 12 hours. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, HSBC, FTSE, CRUDE OIL, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER

The United States Federal Reserve Board building is shown in Washington October 28, 2014. The U.S. Federal Reserve this week will likely reinforce its stated willingness to wait a long while before hiking interest rates after a volatile month in financial
Global Markets Overview – December 18, 2014

By IG Markets

US equities surged on the back of the Fed meeting, which seems to have hit a sweet spot as far as balancing expectations is concerned. (Dec 18)

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Australian Stock Market Report – Morning December 18, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, consumer prices fell 0.3% in November - marking the largest decline since December 2008. Annual growth eased from 1.7% to 1. The fall in gasoline prices (down 6.6% in November) was the biggest driver. Core CPI (ex food and energy) lifted up 0.1% in November to be up 1. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, UNEMPLOYMENT, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Today's Ordinaries Index curve is seen at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in central Sydney August 23, 2010. Australian financial markets bet on Monday that inconclusive weekend elections would deliver a change of government, ushering in a new mi
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday December 17, 2014

By Comsec

Buyers have made a rare impression on the ASX 200 in early trade on Wednesday. After 6 consecutive sessions of losses the share market has spent the morning in positive territory, having opened with a small loss of 2 points, before moving on to a gain of 33 points at session highs. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA

A man checks currency exchange rates at an currency exchange office in Istanbul December 16, 2014. The Turkish lira weakened to a record low of 2.4140 against the dollar on Tuesday after a fall in the value of the ruble in Russia, a fellow emerging market
Global Markets Overview – December 17, 2014

By IG Markets

Equities rebounded in European trade whilst US equities struggled as investors exercised caution heading into the FOMC meeting. Additionally, oil prices remained extremely volatile, with weakness prevailing. (Dec 17)

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A man works atop of a building constructing site in Tokyo December 15, 2014. Japanese big manufacturers' sentiment worsened slightly in the three months to December but corporate spending plans were strong, a closely watched central bank survey showed, hi
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning December 17, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, housing starts fell by 1.6% in November to a 1.028 million unit pace. Building permits fell by 5.2% in November. Despite the mild pullback the housing sector continues to see healthy improvement. The Markit Flash PMI eased from 54.8 to 53.7 in December - a 11 month low. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, JAPAN

An oil field is seen at sunrise near Bakersfield, California October 14, 2014. Brent crude hit a new four-year low on Wednesday before recovering to just under $85 a barrel, as faltering global growth curbed demand for fuel at a time of heavy oversupply.
Global Markets Overview – December 16, 2014

By IG Markets

Equities tapered off in the US and tracked weakness seen in Asian and European trade. Turmoil in the energy space continued to cloud positive developments on the US economic data front. (Dec 16)

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A man carries an umbrella in the rain as he passes the New York Stock Exchange October 16, 2014. Stocks on Wall Street rebounded from earlier lows on Thursday to trade little changed as a flurry of economic reports helped ease fears a weakening global eco
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning December 16, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, industrial production rose by 1.3% in November after advancing by 0.1% in October - marking the largest rise since May 2010. Capacity utilisation rose from 79.3 to 80.1 - the highest reading since March. The New York Fed Empire State index fell from +10.16 to -3. (Dec 16)

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