The future contracts – February 17th 2017 13:00 (GMT+1)

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The future contracts on Wall street are pointing of a small decline at the start of the last trading day for this week.

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US economic news – February 16th 2017 13:30 (GMT+1)

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The Number of initial jobless claims stood at 239 thousand, below expectations of 245 thousand.

January building permits was pleasantly surprised with 1.285 million permits, versus expectations of 1.23 million certificates.

The Fed Manufacturing Index of Philadelphia jumped to 43.3 points, compared with an expected index of 18 points.