Financial Markets Closing
US GDP’s grew at a 1.7% annual rate from April through June, up from an initial estimate of 1.5%. Stated in its Beige Book survey that the U.S. economy continues to expand “gradually.”
Scotiabank to buy ING Direct for $3.16 Billion to increase retail deposits.
Barclays faces U.K. criminal probe over fees it paid Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund in 2008 as it sought to raise money and avoid a government bailout.
DJIA: 13,107 (+0.03%)
S&P500: 1,410 (+0.08%)
Nasdaq: 3,081 (+0.13%)
Hang Seng: -0.12%
Lyondellbasell to replace Sears in S&P500 after September 4th close.
WTI Crude: 95.49 (+0.90%)
Nat Gas: -1.50%
EURUSD: 1.253 (-0.28%)
DXY Dollar Index: 81.551 (+0.22%)
U.S. 10y: 1.6506% (+1.7bp)
German 10y: 1.38% (+4bp)
Spanish 10y: 6.463% (-1.5bp)
Italian 10y: 5.769% (-6bp)
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