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HSBC rides out China property storm with 74% profit jump, $2 bln buyback
HSBC rides out China property storm with 74% profit jump, $2 bln buyback

Q3 profit rises to $5.4 bln on better loan outlook
Costs set to tick up to $32 bln as inflation bites
$2 billion share buyback to begin shortly
London shares rise 1%, touch 4-month high


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Asian shares steady, dollar weak as traders await earnings
Asian shares steady, dollar weak as traders await earnings

HONG KONG, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Asian shares started steady on Monday ahead of a week packed with major quarterly earnings announcements, while the dollar hovered near October lows after three weeks of risk-friendly sentiment hurt safe-haven currencies.

HSBC (HSBA.L) and Facebook (FB.O) will both publish quarterly results on Monday, in Asian trading and late U.S. hours respectively.

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Dividend Adjustments 25th October 2021 - 1st November 2021
Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 25th October 2021. These are projected dividends and likely to change. IG cannot be held responsible for any changes made.
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British Pound Outlook Undecided after BoE’s Inflation Warning and Mixed UK Data
British Pound (GBP) Price Outlook:
November BoE meeting may see interest rates hiked.
UK retail sales figures disappoint.
UK October PMIs beat expectations.
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Australian Dollar Holds Ground as Evergrande Makes a Payment. Can AUD/USD Move Up?
The Australian Dollar saw early pressure before Evergrande made good.
APAC equities moved higher on the news as sentiment turned positive.
US yields rise as inflation fears grow. Will AU-US spreads drive AUD/USD?
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Boeing’s share price: what to expect from Q3 results
Find out what to expect from Boeing’s earnings results, how they will affect Boeing share price, and how to trade Boeing’s earnings.
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Apple share price: Q4 earnings preview
Apple share price: Q4 earnings preview

Apple Q4 earnings to be driven by iPhone 12 sales.
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British Pound (GBP) Price Outlook: GBP/USD Struggling to Break Above 1.38
GBP/USD continues to find it difficult to break convincingly above 1.38, which is not just providing “round number” resistance but is also where an important trendline checks in.
The latest UK public sector net borrowing (PSNB) figures were better than expected in September but haven’t changed expectations of an imminent UK interest rate increase.
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Stocks at Risk as China-Taiwan Tension Eclipses Xi-Biden Summit
Xi-Biden summit likely only to achieve surface-level diplomatic breakthroughs.
Competing global and regional priorities may prevent meaningful cooperation.
S&P 500 at risk ahead of precarious holiday season, geopolitical uncertainty.
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British Pound Q4 Forecast: Preparing the Ground for Interest Rate Hikes
Interest rates to rise in 2022, boosting Sterling.
Hard data remains key in Q4.
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FANG Stocks Update: Netflix Earnings Buzz, Facebook Rebrand & Margin Woes
Hit series ‘Squid Game’ expected to drive subscriber growth into year end.
Facebook to consider name change in line with Zuckerberg’s ‘metaverse’ vision.
FANG index reaches all-time high, remains elevated.
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AMD share price surging higher ahead of Q3 earnings
AMD’s share price has surged close to 9.5% over the past week. Can its upcoming Q3 results lead to a new record high for its share price?
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FTSE 100 Price Outlook: UK Stocks Well Placed to Advance Further
The FTSE 100 index of leading London-listed stocks is in a good position to climb further, helped by Wall Street strength, risk-on sentiment in the markets, earnings optimism and news of an unexpected drop in UK inflation.
Those factors should outweigh continuing market expectations of an imminent tightening of UK monetary policy and bad Covid-19 data.
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Crude Oil Price Forecast: Extended with Levels to Watch
Trading well above major long-term resistance.
Watching levels that lie just ahead from years prior.
Outlook remains generally bullish until proven otherwise.
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Canadian Dollar Forecast: USD/CAD Sell-Off Continues, Retail Traders Increase Short Bets
USD/CAD slides lower on US dollar weakness, while retail traders increase their USD/CAD short bets:
Canadian Dollar Price, Chart, and Analysis.
Brent crude oil eyes a new three-year high.
USD/CAD traders increase short bets.
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British Pound Bolts Higher on Soft US Dollar and BoE Hawks. Will it Keep Going?
The British Pound has found strength as rate hikes appear likely.
Softer US yields saw risk assets and currencies move up on the day.
US Dollar weakness saw Sterling rally. Is it going to continue?
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Nuclear resurgence and fresh fund demand could see uranium stocks power up
Uranium expected to join energy price surge, amid growing support for fresh infrastructure builds as funds bring fresh sources of investor-driven physical demand.
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US Dollar Technical Outlook: DXY Sitting Solid Support
DXY fell back to support late last week.
Trust support until broken.
A break is seen as leading to modest selling.
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Gold Price Forecast: XAU/USD Struggles as the US Dollar Regains its Poise
Gold Price, Chart, and Analysis:
10-year US Treasury yields back above 1.60%.
Gold sitting on a prior resistance level.
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British Pound (GBP) Latest: BoE Rate Hike Bets Soar, GBP Volatility to Rise
GBP Analysis and News:
Governor Bailey Reiterates that BoE Must Act to Curb Inflation.
BoE Tightening Bets Increase Further.
GBP to Find Rate Support vs Low Yielders.
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The Week Ahead On The Markets
US earnings season is in full swing now, with a host of companies reporting earnings. In addition, we have Q3 GDP from China, UK CPI and then flash PMIs from around the globe.
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Dividend Adjustments 18th October 2021 - 25th October 2021
Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 18th October 2021. These are projected dividends and likely to change. IG cannot be held responsible for any changes made.
Dividends highlighted in red include a special dividend, therefore some or all of the amount will not be adjusted. Amount in brackets is the expected adjustment after special dividends excluded (where shown on major indices). Dividend adjustments due to be posted on a bank holiday will usually be posted on the previous working day. 

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S&P 500, DAX 40, FTSE 100 Forecasts: Bank Earnings Trigger Risk-on Mood
Global stocks rally as US earnings push back stagflation concerns.
Investors must be aware of inflation effects in different sectors.
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Facebook share price attempting to rebound ahead of Q3 earnings
Facebook’s share price has fallen close to 14% over the past one month. Can its upcoming Q3 earnings reverse the bearish sentiments?
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Netflix share price: Q3 2021 earnings preview
Investors are hoping to see a recovery in net paid subscriptions from Netflix’s UCAN region in the upcoming Q3 results, while also hoping to learn more about the group’s investment into online gaming.
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