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Offbeat US stocks set for a tepid open as Trump’s decision on nuclear deal nears

12:36  08 may  2018
12:36  08 may  2018 Source:   cnbc.com

Bolton says it's unclear if North Korea will give up weapons

  Bolton says it's unclear if North Korea will give up weapons The White House national security adviser says the U.S. wants to see something "concrete and tangible" from North Korea's leadership"Well, I don't think we know at this point," Bolton told host Margaret Brennan on CBS News' "Face the Nation" on Sunday when asked whether he thought North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is serious about negotiating away his arsenal. "I think if he has made a strategic determination that North Korea would be better off without nuclear weapons then I think we've got something to talk about and I think the president would be eager to capitalize on the opportunity.

Mr. Trump ’ s decision , while long anticipated and widely telegraphed, plunges America’s relations with European allies into deep uncertainty. Please refresh to try again. President Trump said pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal sends a message that “the United States no longer makes empty threats.”

Even before Mr. Trump ’ s decision , the nuclear deal had not lived up to its promise of economic salvation for Iranians. Mr. Rouhani sold it as the Hard-liners, who have long lost popular support but control security forces, the judiciary and state television, were set to declare victory, since they have

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U.S. stock index futures fluctuated ahead of Tuesday's open, as markets around the world turned their attention to the U.S. administration and the future of the country's involvement in the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran.

Around 4:20 a.m. ET, Dow futures slipped 21 points, indicating a lower open of 19.32 points. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 futures indicated a relatively flat to lower start to the session for their respective markets.

The moves in pre-market trade come as global markets remain on edge, awaiting an announcement by President Donald Trump on the future of an international nuclear agreement.

Iran's president: US ending deal will be 'historic regret'

  Iran's president: US ending deal will be 'historic regret' Iran's president is warning President Donald Trump that pulling America out of the nuclear deal with world powers would be a "historic regret.President Hassan Rouhani made the comments Sunday in the city of Sabzevar while on a tour of Iran's Razavi Khorasan province.

UK backs Trump ' s nuclear treaty withdrawal, blames Russia for breakdown. The Guardian reported on Friday that Trump ’ s third national security adviser, John Bolton, a longstanding opponent of “This decision is part of the US policy course to withdraw from those international legal agreements that

President Trump addressed the nation from the White House on Tuesday to announce the decision , which will isolate the United States from its The president called the nuclear agreement a “horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made.”CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times.

In the past, Trump has often threatened to withdraw the U.S. from the Iran deal — which lifted sanctions on the Middle Eastern nation, in return for the country to pull back on its nuclear ambitions — unless allies in Europe amend what he sees as shortcomings of the agreement.

In spite of the U.S. incumbent's threats to pull out, President Hassan Rouhani stated that Iran had a plan to counter any move made by Trump when it comes to the deal; Reuters reported. While it is widely expected that the U.S. president will withdraw the country from the accord, Rouhani said Tuesday that Iran would continue to seek "constructive relations with the world," despite potential sanctions.

In Asia, markets finished the session on a mostly positive note, while in Europe, stocks were under slight pressure during trade.

US stocks set for an upbeat open as oil, earnings, Fed speeches take center stage

  US stocks set for an upbeat open as oil, earnings, Fed speeches take center stage U.S. stock index futures squeezed out gains ahead of Monday’s open, drawing upon similar movements seen in international markets. Around 5:00 a.m. ET, Dow futures rose 49 points, indicating a higher open of 72.49 points. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 futures indicated a positive start to the session for their respective markets. The moves in pre-market trade come as markets around the world showed a mixed to positive picture on the first trading day of the week. On Monday, stocks in Asia finished relatively mixed as investors shook off a tepid U.S. jobs report from Friday and focused on the rise in oil prices.

Trump ’ s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal , explained. Trump has said he’s open to negotiating a newer, tougher deal , but there’s little chance that Europe and Iran — which US President Donald Trump announces his decision on the Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the

President Trump said the US will "terminate" a landmark 1987 deal over alleged Russian violations. The US will withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, President Donald Trump has confirmed. His administration' s move to set up a missile shield in Europe alarmed the Kremlin

Aside from turbulence in the political space, earnings continue to flood in this week. On Tuesday, JD.com, Discovery, Camping World, Crocs, Dean Foods, SeaWorld, Disney, Electronic Arts, Marriott, Match Group, Etsy, GoDaddy, Papa John's and Wendy's are just a handful of names set to publish their latest financial results.

In central banking news, Fed Chair Jerome Powell delivered remarks in Zurich Tuesday. At the Swiss National Bank and International Monetary Fund's High Level Conference, the chair of the U.S. central bank said that the Fed's interest rate hikes may not end up having as great of a risk on emerging market economies and stock markets as many had initially thought.

Powell added that the central bank would however continue to communicate its policies clearly, to avoid market disruptions.

On the economic front, the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index is scheduled to be released at 6 a.m. ET, followed by the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) at 10 a.m. ET.

US stocks set to rally at the open as trade concerns abate .
U.S. stock index futures pointed to triple-digit gains at the open Monday morning, amid hopes of a potential breakthrough in trade tensions.At around 04:55 a.m. ET, Dow futures rose 99 points, indicating a higher implied open of 113 points. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 futures also indicated an upbeat start to the session for their respective markets.

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