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Early days but Q2 earnings outlook has brightened

LIVE MARKETS-Early days but Q2 earnings outlook has brightened Main U.S. indexes red: Dow off most, down ~1% Healthcare sole S&P 500 sector gainer; Tech weakest group Dollar up; bitcoin rallies ~4%; gold off ~2%; crude off ~2.7% U.S. 10-Year Treasury yield rises to ~4.24% Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of markets brought to you by Reuters reporters.
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EU wheat rallies as French crop rating plunges

UPDATE 1-EU wheat rallies as French crop rating plunges Updates with close PARIS, July 19 (Reuters) - European wheat futures climbed 4% on Friday in heavy volumes as a steep decline in French crop conditions heightened concerns about a poor harvest and encouraged prices to rebound from a four-month low. Front-month September wheat BL2U4 on Euronext settled up 4.1% at 223.75 euros ($243.55) a metric ton, after reaching a one-week high at 224. 75 euros.

US drillers add oil and gas rigs for second time in three weeks - Baker Hughes

US drillers add oil and gas rigs for second time in three weeks - Baker Hughes By Scott DiSavino July 19 (Reuters) - U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for the second time in three weeks, energy services firm Baker Hughes BKR.O said in its closely followed report on Friday. The oil and gas rig count, an early indicator of future output, rose by two to 586 in the week to July 19, its highest since late June.
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Mexico corporate earnings week ahead

DIARY-Mexico corporate earnings week ahead July 19 (Reuters) - Diary of Mexico (.MXX) corporate earnings for the week ahead MEXICO EARNINGS Start Date Start Time (GMT) RIC Company Name Event Name 22-Jul-2024 AMC GCARSOA1.MX Grupo Carso SAB de CV Q2 2024 Grupo Carso SAB de CV Earnings Release 23-Jul-2024 AMC GCC.MX GCC SAB de CV Q2 2024 GCC SAB de CV Earnings Release 23-Jul-2024 AMC ALSEA.MX Alsea SAB de CV Q2 2024 Alsea SAB de CV Earnings Release 23-Jul-2024 AMC GFNORTEO.MX Grupo Financiero Bano
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The average stock may be about to up its game - Cresset

LIVE MARKETS-The average stock may be about to up its game - Cresset Main U.S. indexes red: Dow off most, down ~1% Healthcare leads S&P 500 sector gainers; Tech weakest group Dollar up slightly; bitcoin up ~4%; gold off 2% U.S. 10-Year Treasury yield rises to ~4.24% Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of markets brought to you by Reuters reporters.
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Mexico's Pemex to cut fuel imports to 20,000 bpd by early next year

UPDATE 1-Mexico's Pemex to cut fuel imports to 20,000 bpd by early next year Updates with detail, CEO comments paragraphs 3-4, context paragraphs 5-6 MEXICO CITY, July 19 - Mexican state-owned oil company Pemex will reduce its fuel imports in September to some 52,000 barrels per day (bpd) and to 20,000 bpd in the first quarter of 2025 as it ramps up production of its own refined products, the firm's Chief Executive Octavio Romero said on Friday.

Huntington Bancshares rises after Q2 profit beat

BUZZ-Huntington Bancshares rises after Q2 profit beat ** Shares of Huntington Bancshares HBAN.O up 2.9% at $14.72 ** HBAN beats Q2 profit estimates and says it expects interest income to improve sequentially in the second half of 2024 and next year ** Posts adjusted earnings per share of 30 cents vs analysts' estimates of 28 cents - LSEG ** Records
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SLB rises on beating second-quarter profit estimates

BUZZ-SLB rises on beating second-quarter profit estimates Updates ** Shares of oilfield services c ompany SLB SLB.N up 2 .7 % to $5 0.05 ** Com pany beats Q2 profit estimates as it benefited from steady demand for its drilling equipment and technology in international markets ** SLB reports adj. profit of 85 cents/ shr vs estimates of 83 cents/ shr

Panama Canal trade passage unaffected by cyber outage, authority says

Panama Canal trade passage unaffected by cyber outage, authority says PANAMA CITY, July 19 (Reuters) - Crossings at the Panama Canal, one of the world's most-frequented trade passages, have not been affected by a global cyber outage, the canal authority said on Friday. "The Panama Canal continues to operate normally and all services continue to operate as planned," the canal authority told Reuters in response to a request for comment.

Brazil secures deal for G20 consensus documents ahead of Rio meetings, official says

UPDATE 1-Brazil secures deal for G20 consensus documents ahead of Rio meetings, official says Adds quote in paragraph 3, context in paragraphs 4,5 BRASILIA, July 19 (Reuters) - Brazil has reached agreement for consensus documents to be approved at the G20 finance meetings scheduled for next week in Rio de Janeiro, Mauricio Lyrio, Brazil's ambassador at the G20, said on Friday.

AUD/USD downside risks build, US data will be key

BUZZ-COMMENT-AUD/USD downside risks build, US data will be key July 19 (Reuters) - AUD/USD fell below the 21-DMA and struck a 12-session low Friday on the back of U.S. yield US2YT=RR gains rallying the U.S. dollar and the risks of a deeper aussie fall are building ahead of key U.S. data next week. The U.S. yield gains helped increased the U.S. dollar's yield advantage over the aussie as Australia-U.S.
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Yen may be sold on telegraphed BoJ taper plan

BUZZ-COMMENT-Yen may be sold on telegraphed BoJ taper plan July 19 (Reuters) - Firmer U.S. yields are supporting USD/JPY to close out the week, though the pair is very much stuck in a holding pattern as bulls struggle to take out the 55DMA (157.76), while a souring risk tone has also kept a lid on further upside in the pair. The Bank of Japan’s bond meeting minutes overnight flagged that the bank should cut their bond purchases to around JPY 3-4trln from the current rate of 6trln per month.
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CrowdStrike chaos could prompt rethink among investors, customers

CrowdStrike chaos could prompt rethink among investors, customers By Martin Coulter LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) - American cybersecurity company CrowdStrike became a household name for all the wrong reasons on Friday, after a botched update caused havoc around the world. The company's stock fell more than 14% after an outage disrupted operations across multiple industries - shutting down public services, halting flights, and forcing some broadcasters off the air.
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North Sea Crude-Forties rises, WTI Midland weakens

North Sea Crude-Forties rises, WTI Midland weakens LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) - North Sea Forties crude rose on Friday after a deal, while WTI Midland weakened after two cargoes traded in an usually active end to the week's window trading. PLATTS WINDOW * Indications are on a free-on-board (FOB) basis unless marked as cost, insurance and freight (CIF) or delivered at place (DAP).
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Starbucks suffers temporary outage of mobile order and pay features

Starbucks suffers temporary outage of mobile order and pay features July 19 (Reuters) - Starbucks SBUX.O said on Friday its mobile order ahead and pay features were temporarily out of order due to a worldwide tech outage on Friday. "Starbucks is among those companies experiencing impacts due to a widespread third-party systems outage, resulting in a temporary outage of our mobile order ahead and pay features," the company told Reuters on mail.
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Cotton falls to one-week low on stronger dollar, wider market jitters

Cotton falls to one-week low on stronger dollar, wider market jitters July 19 (Reuters) - ICE cotton futures eased to a one-week low on Friday as the dollar strengthened , while downbeat sentiment in the oil, grains and financial markets added to the pressure . * Cotton contracts for December CTZ4 fell 0.99 cent, or 1.38%, to 70.94 cents per lb at 16:05 GMT, its lowest level since July 12. The contract was also headed for a weekly decline.

Brazil coffee harvest advances quickly to reach 74%, says Safras

Brazil coffee harvest advances quickly to reach 74%, says Safras July 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian coffee growers continued to harvest the 2024/25 crop at an accelerated pace on the back of dry weather, reaching an estimated 74% of the crop as of July 16, consultancy Safras & Mercado said on Friday. The harvest pace is above the 66% reaped at the same time a year earlier and is well above the five-year average of 70% for this time of the year.

Occidental shares down; Ecopetrol in talks to buy CrownRock stake

BUZZ-Occidental shares down; Ecopetrol in talks to buy CrownRock stake ** Shares of oil producer Occidental Petroleum OXY.N drop marginally to $63.68 during afternoon trade ** Colombia's majority state-owned energy firm Ecopetrol ECO.CN in talks with OXY to possibly buy 30% of company's stake in closely-held U.S. shale oil producer CrownRock in a potential transaction worth $3.6 bln - SEC filing ** Last year, OXY agreed to buy Permian producer CrownRock in a $12 billion cash-and-stock deal inclu
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Motor racing-Norris leads Verstappen in Hungary practice, Leclerc crashes

UPDATE 1-Motor racing-Norris leads Verstappen in Hungary practice, Leclerc crashes Leclerc crashes in second practice Ferrari driver appeared unhurt Norris fastest in FP2, ahead of Verstappen Sainz quickest in first session Adds second session By Alan Baldwin BUDAPEST, July 19 (Reuters) - Ferrari's Charles Leclerc crashed in the second Hungarian Grand Prix practice session on Friday, with McLaren's Lando Norris fastest ahead of Red Bull's runaway Formula One leader Max Verstappen.

Wall Street falters, CrowdStrike slumps on global tech outage

US STOCKS-Wall Street falters, CrowdStrike slumps on global tech outage For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window. Cybersecurity stocks rise after outage Intuitive hits record high after quarterly results beat Travelers Companies weighs on Dow Indexes down: Dow 0.90%, S&P 0.42%, Nasdaq 0.41% Updated at 11:58 a.m.
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