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Stock markets stumble as oil languishes near lows

European stock markets fell for a third straight day on Thursday, as battered oil prices hovered near seven-month lows hit overnight on worries about a supply glut and falling demand. Britain's FTSE...
Trader Stocks

20k is Key for Nikkei, CAC to outperform Stoxx

The bullish target to 20,400 is on the backburner whilst we decipher whether the correction will deepen below 20k. Whilst STOXX and CAC remain above key support, the latter appears to...
Crude Oil

Equity markets pressured by sliding oil prices

European and US equity markets underwent another disappointing session yesterday, undermined by continued weakness in oil prices, as well as concerns about sliding inflation expectations hitting banking stocks. This continued slide for...
China

MSCI decides on China, Dow at record

The US dollar and the US yields improved on Federal Reserve (Fed) member Dudley’s optimistic view of the US economy. William Dudley, who is known as a dovish Fed member, said...
Stocks NYSE

New records for US stocks to be followed by a new record for the...

European markets had a decent start to the week yesterday with the DAX making a record close, and set to open at a new record today too, while theCAC 40 also...
Asian Stocks

Asia stocks steady after U.S. tech rout, yen slips as BOJ stands pat

Asian stocks steadied on Friday, taking in stride the resumption of the U.S. technology rout overnight, and European shares look set for a positive start following Thursday's losses. The Japanese yen remained...
Tesco

Tesco reports strongest UK sales growth for seven years

Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, reported its strongest quarterly sales performance for its home market in seven years on Friday as it navigated an increasingly inflationary trading environment. Tesco, which in January agreed...
Asian Stocks

Stocks pressured by report on Trump probe, Fed hike, soft U.S. data

U.S. stock futures and Asian shares slid on Thursday, hit by soft U.S. economic data, a relatively hawkish Fed and a media report that U.S. President Donald Trump is being investigated...
DAX

Tech slump gives European shares the Monday blues

A big fall in Apple suppliers and other tech stocks hurt European shares in opening deals on Monday, more than offsetting well-received election results in France and Italy. Shares in chipmakers STMicro...
Trader Stocks

Sterling dives, FTSE thrives after UK election shock

Sterling tumbled as much as 2.5 percent on Friday, while the FTSE share index opened higher, after British voters denied any party a majority of seats in parliament, plunging the country...
Wall Street Stocks

U.S. stock futures little changed as Thursday’s events in focus

U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors were wary of making big bets ahead of major political and economic events expected on Thursday. General election in Britain, the...
German Economy DAX

European shares tread water as UK election, Spanish banks in focus

European equities drifted along in early deals on Wednesday as investors shied away from riskier assets a day ahead of voting in the UK's general election, while Spanish lenders were also...
London Stock Exchange

How could a Labour win or hung parliament affect the FTSE?

General Election 2017 market analysis - is a Labour government bad for stocks? Would a Labour win really be bad news for the FTSE? Stock markets are not that political but there...
DAX

Energy stocks provide support as European

European shares steadied in opening deals on Monday, helped by a rise in energy stocks prompted by growing tensions in the Middle East, while public holidays reduced activity. The pan-European STOXX 600...
Asian Shares

World stocks hit record high as upbeat data boosts confidence

Global stocks hit a record high on Friday and Asian markets rose to their best levels in more than two years as upbeat data on U.S. manufacturing and employment and buoyant...
London Stock Exchange

The 1-week election countdown

Trading in June has started with a positive tone. Softness in commodities after a gauge of Chinese manufacturing fell into contraction was outweighed by more positivity about the political outlook. European...
London Stock Exchange

FTSE heads back toward record, banks a drag on European stocks

Strength in bluechip exporters helped the UK's benchmark index inch back towards an all-time high on Thursday and outperform broader European markets where weakness in banks weighed. Euro zone stocks rose 0.2...
London Stock Echange

Investors cash in on profitable month of May ends, sterling slides

Stocks flatlined on Wednesday as investors used the last day of May to protect gains built up in what has been yet another lucrative month, while sterling fell after an opinion...
FTSE 100 Stocks

JPMorgan upgrades UK stocks, cuts view on European autos

JPMorgan global equity strategists said on Tuesday they expect UK stocks to claw back some of their underperformance against euro zone and global peers and recommended investors buy into bluechip, dividend-paying...
NYSE Stock Echange

Futures flat after six-day winning streak; GDP data awaited

U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday, coming off six straight days of gains and ahead of data that is likely to show the economy grew slightly more than...
German Economy DAX

European shares sputter near highs but OPEC disappointment hits oil stocks

European shares struggled for direction on Thursday with investors hunting for fresh catalysts as a blistering earnings season that helped stocks surge to new highs nears its end. An OPEC meeting in...
US Stocks

U.S. stock futures up as Fed minutes show economic growth to pick up

U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed policymakers expected the economy to pick up momentum and that they would raise interest...
DAX

Buoyant banks lift European shares back towards 21-month highs

European shares clung on to gains in early deals on Thursday helped by firmer banking shares and as corporate deals activity, after French aero firms Safran and Zodiac finally striking a...
Stock Exchange - FTSE 100 Index

European stocks higher ahead of OPEC talks

European stock markets started trading in the green on Thursday as investors geared up for the upcoming talks between members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), as well as United...
Dixons Carphone Retail

Dixons Carphone reports strong end to financial year

Britain's Dixons Carphone on Wednesday beat fourth-quarter trading forecasts as it reported growth across its markets and confirmed it expected annual profit to rise by around nine percent. The company, which trades...
DAX

Big oil helps European shares edge up, Fiat drives autos lower

European shares, stuck just below 21-month highs for more than a week, fought for direction in early deals on Wednesday as weakness in mining and autos sectors were offset by strength...
DAX

Tech, banks keep European stocks afloat

Nokia shares jumped more than 6 percent to their highest levels in more than a year and were a standout in an otherwise sluggish open on European stock markets on Tuesday. The...
DAX Board

Spanish stocks lag Europe on political worries but fresh M&A helps

European shares steadied on Monday as fresh political concerns in Spain weighed though mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity and stronger commodities underpinned broader regional benchmarks. Madrid blue chips fell 0.5 percent by...
London Stock Exchange

Weaker sterling gives FTSE edge over Europe, Micro Focus dips

The pound's retreat below $1.30 helped Britain's main share index outperform European benchmarks on Monday, while individual broker updates sent some stocks lower. Sterling fell after two polls on the weekend showed...
Donald Trump

Stock markets slip after US President shares classified information

US dollar index and global stocks fell on reports that US President Donald Trump revealed classified information to Russia. The U.S. dollar and global stock markets sold off this week as investors...

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Australia
The RBA remained positive on their economic outlook yet have heightened concerns over financial stability, making a...

UK Loses First Round In Brexit Negotiations

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Brexit Negotiations: Day 1 Recap It was said that Brexit negotiations were not about “punishment” or “revenge”, but...

Brexit Negotiations Begin! Could the Timing be Any Worse?

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Welcome to day one of 730 Brexit negotiations begin after nearly a whole year of speculation and build...

JP trade slips to a deficit, GBPJPY, USDJPY

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Increased imports from China and Australia tipped Japan's trade into surplus in May. GBPJPY and USDJPY remain...

Rising Kiwi likely co concern RBNZ next week, AUD/NZD, NZD/USD

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We think the recently removed reference to the exchange rate could make a return in next week's...
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