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French stocks hit nine-month high as earnings power European shares

French blue chips hit a fresh 9-year high on Wednesday, helped by a surge in the shares of luxury group Kering after it reported strong sales, while European regional indexes hovered near...
StanChart

StanChart first quarter profit doubles to $1 billion as bad loans fall

Standard Chartered on Wednesday reported its first quarter profit nearly doubled from a year ago, sending its shares up more than 4 percent as the emerging markets-focused bank brought losses from...
Stock Exchange - FTSE 100 Index

European shares firm as earnings, M&A back in play

Deal-making and earnings underpinned European stock markets on Tuesday as focus shifted back to fundamentals and away from politics, for now. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.1 percent, on track...
Asian Shares

Asia stocks near two-year high, euro steady as French vote lifts mood

Asian equities hit a near two-year high on Tuesday, buoyed by a jump in risk appetite following the centrist victory in the first round of the French presidential election that also...
Donald Trump

Stocks rally on Trump’s tax reforms

The US stocks were resuscitated after the White House announced that the US corporate taxes will be cut by 15% as part of Donald Trump’s ‘major’ fiscal plans. According to the latest...
Stocks NYSE

U.S. stocks futures rally after centrist takes first round in French election

U.S. stock index futures rose sharply on Sunday on relief that centrist Emmanuel Macron took the first round of voting in the French presidential election, reducing the prospect of an anti-establishment...
Asian Stock Market

Asian stocks rise as steelmakers dismiss U.S. probe, euro fretful before French vote

Asian stocks were set to end the week on a positive note, unscathed by a U.S. trade probe on Chinese steel exports, while the euro remained on edge ahead of Sunday's...
London Stock Exchange

Debenhams shares get Sergio Butchered

Jitters ease but stocks little changed It was another jittery day for stock markets. Investors have been juggling multiple sets of corporate results while staying mindful of global geopolitics. That makes a...
US Stocks

Futures higher on optimism around earnings

U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday, with the earnings season getting off to a strong start and oil prices rebounding after steep losses a day earlier. * However, mounting tensions...
DAX Board

Unilever, Man Group strength boosts European stocks

European shares inched up on Thursday as strong results from Unilever lifted bluechip consumers staple stocks and helped offset weakness in the energy sector. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.3...
German Economy

Oil price slide set to weigh on European open

UK markets saw a rather divergent performance yesterday with the FTSE100 slipping back and in the process dropping into negative territory for the year, while the FTSE250 rebounded strongly after its...
London Stock Exchange

Sterling gets market’s vote, stocks cold-shouldered

Sterling stole center stage in Asia on Wednesday amid speculation Britain's surprise decision to call a snap election could ultimately deliver a more market-friendly outcome in its divorce from the European...
US Stock Market Traders

Futures dip as investors weigh tax cut delays, earnings

U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday as investors weighed a possible delay in tax reforms, while keeping an eye on quarterly earnings and global politics. * U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven...
Asian Shares

Global stocks dip as North Korea, France keep investors on edge

Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday and the dollar gave up the gains it had made when the U.S. Treasury Secretary spoke in support of a stronger currency as escalating tensions...
Apple

Apple considers bidding for big stake in Toshiba’s chip business

Apple Inc is considering teaming up with its supplier Foxconn to bid for Toshiba Corp's semiconductor business, public broadcaster NHK said on Friday - the latest twist in the sale of...
Asian Stocks

Asian shares, won move south on worries over North Korea

Japanese and South Korean shares fell while the won currency came under pressure on Friday, as rising tensions in the Korean peninsula dented confidence in the world's economy. The dollar was on...
London Stock Exchange

Europe opens higher despite geopolitical worries

European equities started a day of trading in the green on Wednesday despite continuous worries on global geopolitical stability. Meanwhile, investors remain watchful as German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to...
Tesco

Tesco recovery gains momentum as profit jumps at British supermarket

Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, beat forecasts for full-year profit, showing its recovery is picking up pace in a boost to CEO Dave Lewis as he seeks investor backing for his plan...
Federal Reserve FOMC Stocks

Markets Wrap: Stellar First Quarter Ends on Softer Note

The Trump reflation trade was on full display in the first quarter, as investors rallied behind expectations of faster economic growth under the new GOP administration. However, gains slowed significantly in...
Gold

Market sentiment remains fragile, gold breaks out a new five-month high

US indices closed lower last night with Syria and United Airline’s unfriendly skies in focus. The gold price broke out strongly above the key resistance level of $1,265 and advanced further to...
London Stock Exchange

European shares drop as banks and tech stocks weigh

European shares fell on Tuesday as banks and tech stocks weighed, led lower by a slump in Dialog Semiconductor's shares, though energy stocks provided support. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down...
Wall Street Stocks

US earnings season Q1: what to watch

US earnings season kicks off properly on April 13th as Citigroup, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase & Co all report their first quarter revenues. Financials are set to be among the top...
London Stock Exchange

Geopolitics from France to Korea keep investors cautious

Trading volumes were muted for many financial market assets on Monday with investorsrefraining from making big bets because of geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and the Korean peninsula. It is also...
Stock Exchange - FTSE 100 Index

European shares dip as mining and financial stocks fall

European shares fell on Friday, putting them on track for a small weekly loss, as major benchmarks tracked a global retreat by risky assets. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.3...
London Stock Exchange

3 reasons investors are piling into European stocks over US equities

European stocks are find favour in many corners of the investment community as US stocks struggle for a fresh leg up. US stocks look expensive By just about any gauge, US stocks look...
DAX

Oil stocks, miners push European shares higher

European shares gained slightly on Wednesday as higher oil prices and deals boosted energy stocks, with investors cheering improved synergies from an oil services takeover. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up...
China

Cautious open for stocks as Trump/Xi meeting approaches

European markets recovered some of Monday’s losses yesterday, but still remained uncertain due to some uncertainty surrounding this week’s big meeting with US President Trump and China’s President Xi. This meeting...
German Economy

European shares nudge higher as oil and mining stocks recover

The muted start to the second quarter continued on Tuesday as European shares edged up, helped by gains in oil-related stocks and miners, though weakness in the autos sector weighed. The pan-European...
Asian Stocks

Asia stocks skittish as investors seek shelter before Trump-Xi meeting

Asian shares inched lower on Tuesday as caution reigned ahead of a potentially tense meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping later this week. The dollar lost...
Stocks NYSE

Europe to open flat despite late US rebound

It turned out to be a disappointing start to the quarter yesterday with European and US stocks sliding sharply, despite some fairly resilient economic data on both sides of the Atlantic. Some...

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Asian stocks rise as steelmakers dismiss U.S. probe, euro fretful before French vote

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Debenhams shares get Sergio Butchered

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