US Stock Market Traders
U.S. stock indexes looked set to open higher on Friday as oil prices surged for a second day, helped by a cold wave sweeping across the United States and Europe. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's comments on Thursday suggesting that the bank could ease its monetary policy in its...
EUROPE UK
Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan are making large donations to the campaign to keep Britain inside the European Union, sources said, highlighting the concern among some of the world's biggest banks over the impact of a British exit. Goldman Sachs (GS.N) has agreed to donate a "substantial six-figure sum" according to...
Mario Draghi
The European Central Bank is likely to keep interest rates on hold when its policymakers meet on Thursday, even as a market crash, tumbling bank stocks and ebbing inflation set the stage for action later in the year. The meeting of the Governing Council comes shortly after it cut the...
Japanese Yen
The safe-haven yen soared on Wednesday, as risk appetite soured after crude oil prices fell to near 13-year lows, dragging the dollar to a one-year low with investors trimming the chances of more tightening by the Federal Reserve. The dollar fell more than 1.2 percent to 116.10 yen in London...
Chinese Stock Market
Chinese shares tumbled again on Friday, with the Shanghai index closing lower than at any time since December 2014, leaving most who put their faith in Beijing's measures to end last summer's crash nursing losses. On the currency markets the yuan weakened sharply offshore, opening up a gap of more...
Oil Commodity
Crude futures took a fresh plunge on Friday as the market braced for more Iranian oil exports, with the lifting of international sanctions possible within days. Brent and U.S. crude oil were on track to close lower for a third consecutive week, down roughly 20 percent from their 2016 highs. The...
Bank Of England
So yesterday's bout of risk was indeed temporary as we've seen yet another sea of red across Asian markets overnight and European indices are due to head down back towards their lows of the year. On the FTSE 100 the key level to the downside is around 5760, last August's...
An investor smiles in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Fuyang, Anhui province, China
China stepped up efforts to curb bets against its currency and reassure skeptical investors, as its central bank set another firm fix for the yuan on Tuesday backed by what dealers said was aggressive yuan buying offshore. Ebbing confidence in China's policymaking has fueled investors' retreat from the slowing economy,...
US Stock Market Traders
Crude oil fell 3 percent on Tuesday, heading toward $30 per barrel and levels not seen in over a decade, with analysts scrambling to cut their price forecasts and traders betting on further declines. Prices are down around 20 percent since the start of the year, dragged lower by soaring...
US Stock Market Traders
U.S. stock indexes tumbled about 2 percent on Monday - the first trading day of the year - after weak Chinese economic data reignited fears of a global slowdown. Mainland Chinese shares fell 7 percent, triggering a new circuit breaker that prompted a trading halt, after surveys showed factory activity...