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Morning everyone President Obama is -- NORTHERN IRELAND this morning for the start of this week's G-8 summit.
The event is being hosted by UK prime minister David Cameron and French president Francois Hollande German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese prime minister -- so they.
I just some other world leaders that will also be in attendance.
The president has already addressed a gathering of young people they're praising the work that the region has done to bring about peace.
It's been fifteen years now.
Since the Good Friday agreement.
Since clenched fists gave way trip outstretched hands.
The people of this -- voted in overwhelming numbers to see.
Beyond the scars of violence and mistrust.
And get to choose to wage peace.
While the economy and tax evasion are expected to be front and center the group is expected to push for more aggressive stance against the regime.
A Syrian president aside and also discussed the NSA's data gathering.
Checking the markets ahead of all that here in the US features.
-- -- a very good morning Dow futures are up one point five -- a piece of fourteen nasdaq's up about thirty.
In Europe stocks there are also moving higher as investors look ahead to this week's fed meeting London's up about 56 -- up seventy Frankfurt up.
And now let's take a closer look at what's moving those markets have Michael Hewson senior market analyst at CMC markets over London.
Michael one major agenda item expected to come out at the G-8 is Trenton trans Atlantic trade and try to find agreement there.
What's the likelihood that they can reach a deal on this.
-- -- -- -- -- You know as with anything between the EU and the US is always send there's always Skype -- disappointment but -- -- site.
If that would probably close it's an agreement -- The team managed to assuage French concerns.
That says that film industry will be excluded from these these particulates hoax.
Having said that all always always getting now is just the -- these talks hopefully.
We will get some progress on that -- them.
You know the barriers between the EU in the US song that cry in the first place -- you have to -- itself whether or not even if we did get an agreement is going to be a particularly tangible effect.
On European growth going forward for having said that -- -- -- you know and that's something.
And Michael -- survey this morning shows that UK business confidence is rising how much of the connection.
Can you make to that report and a turnaround in the UK economy.
Well certainly the growth that we've seen so far out of the Kelly has been one of the notable surprise he's done relative to the eight.
This is up small business confidence and does suddenly there is an expectation that the usually sort you cash economy will grow in the second colts up.
Just in time for mr.
-- to stall work next month's you know we -- seeing some greens sheets out of the -- Sending relative to Europe but Europe still remains a concern going forward.
Right -- Michael Hewson at CMC markets -- appreciate Michael thank.
Thinking and investors will be focused on the Federal Reserve's policy making meeting this week looking for clues.
About when and how -- Central Bank may start to scale back its bond buying program.
-- -- don't expect any major announcements when the two day meeting ends on Wednesday but they will be listening carefully.
When chairmen and when chairman Ben Bernanke speaks at a news conference afterward during congressional testimony last month.
Bernanke said the Fed might consider tapering its bond purchases over the next several months.
That remark triggered weeks of volatile trading and speculation over the -- direction.
Apple is releasing details of the government's request for customer data.
The company says it received between 4005000.
Requests for information from US law enforcement officials.
Over the last six months relating to criminal investigations and national security matters.
Microsoft and FaceBook publish similar data last week after reaching a deal about disclosures with national security officials.
Apple says it has always placed a priority on protecting its customers' personal data and it doesn't get any government agency direct access to its servers.
Brookfield asset management is selling its long -- timber holdings to where -- for two point 65 billion dollars including.
Brookfield is also selling its Longview -- paper and packaging operations to KapStone paper and packaging for just over one billion dollars.
Warehouse are also says board member -- Simons has been named to succeed Dan Fulton as president and Chief Executive Officer.
Effective August 1.
Fulton had -- -- announced plans to retire.
Here's a look at commodities now oil and gold have been mixed this morning boy will now of about 64 cents gold is down almost two bucks a thirteen 86 announced.
Coming -- this hour Imus is guests of the Anthony Mason CBS news and now here's the -- M live on fox this.
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