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Investing.com sentiment index: speculators less bullish on U.S. dollar

Shutterstock photo Investing.com – Investing.com – The Investing.com weekly sentiment index published on Monday revealed that speculators scaled back their bullish bets on the U.S. dollar in the week ending February 19. According to the report, 34.8% of investors held long positions in EUR/USD as of last week, increasing from 33.3% from a week earlier. […]

European stocks open sharply higher, eyes on E.Z. data; Dax jumps 1.67%

Shutterstock photo Investing.com – Investing.com – European stocks opened sharply higher on Monday, tracking their Asian counterparts as a rebound in oil prices boosted market sentiment and as investors awaited the release of euro zone manufacturing and service sector data later in the day. During European morning trade, the EURO STOXX 50 rallied 1.86%, France’s […]

French private sector output slips into contraction in February

Shutterstock photo Investing.com – Investing.com – French private sector activity grew at the slowest pace in more than a year in February, underlining concerns over the economic outlook of the euro zone’s second largest economy, preliminary data showed on Monday. Markit said that its seasonally adjusted Flash France Composite Output Index, which measures the combined […]

Shanghai shares gain as China reshuffles top stock regulator post

Shutterstock photo Investing.com – Investing.com – Shares in Shanghai gained on Monday after China reshuffled the leadership of the stock market regulator. The Shanghai Composite gained 1.00% at the open while the Nikkei 225 rose 1.19%. On Saturday, China dismissed Chairman Xiao Gang from his post at the China Securities Regulatory Commission and replaced by […]