Sterling slide boosts Britain's FTSE 100 after parliament votes on Brexit

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 - 08:57 GMT

Britain's blue-chip shares jumped on Wednesday after a sharp fall in sterling overnight when British lawmakers voted down a proposal in parliament.

Asian stocks down for third session as trade, EM worries persist

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 - 08:18 GMT

Most European shares are expected to fall with futures in Germany's DAX .GDAXI FDXc1 and France's CAC .FCHI FCEc1 falling about 0.2 percent.

Asia shares subdued, dollar befuddled by trade doubts

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 - 08:42 GMT

Chinese blue chips .CSI300 dipped 0.4 percent as the country's state planner warned of increasing risks to the economy in the second half of the year.

Asian markets cautiously optimistic on U.S.-Mexico trade deal

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 - 08:35 GMT

The improved trade outlook was also boosted by news that Washington was pressing the European Union to accelerate tariff talks.

Asian shares fall on Trump woes, U.S.-China tariffs kick in

Thu, 23 Aug 2018 - 08:59 GMT

Spreadbetters pointed to a subdued start for European shares with FTSE futures off 0.2 percent. E-Minis for the S&P500 were a shade softer too.

Asia shares subdued for central bank, data test

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 - 08:33 GMT

Spreadbetters pointed to a dour mood elsewhere, with London’s FTSE futures FFIc1 off 0.7 percent and E-Minis for the S&P 500 down 0.3 percent.

Asian shares edge higher, but weak growth outlook weighs

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 - 09:28 GMT

European markets looked set to open higher after U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had agreed to work to lower industrial tariffs on both sides.

Stock markets roiled as U.S. ups ante in trade conflict

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 - 08:22 GMT

Washington proposed the extra tariffs after efforts to negotiate a solution to the dispute failed to reach an agreement, senior administration officials said on Tuesday.

Asian shares slip on trade war anxiety, yuan steadies

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 - 08:29 GMT

European shares are expected to follow suit, with spread-betters expecting a fall of 0.2 percent in Germany’s DAX and 0.1 percent in Britain’s FTSE and France’s CAC.

Asian shares drop to nine-month low on mounting trade war fears

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 - 07:27 GMT

MSCI ACWI, the benchmark compiler’s broadest gauge of world stocks covering 47 markets, fell 0.17 percent to its lowest level since early April.

Global shares slide on trade worries, oil gives up some gains

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 - 07:46 GMT

Investors and traders are worried that threats of higher U.S. tariffs and retaliatory measures by others could derail a rare period of synchronized global growth.

Saudi bourse will be ready for capital inflows after MSCI EM inclusion

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 - 10:28 GMT

Saudi stock exchange will work with stakeholders to ensure the substantial inflows of capital it is expecting in the coming months will not adversely affect the market.

Global shares edge up, China pulls Asia down, oil subdued pre: OPEC

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 - 07:48 GMT

Japan's Nikkei .N225 added 0.6 percent while futures for the S&P 500 ESc1 rose 0.3 percent as investors waited for new developments on global trade.

Asia stocks skid to four-month low as Trump raises stakes in China trade war

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 - 08:09 GMT

U.S. and European equity markets looked set to follow Asia into the red. S&P 500 futures ESc1 were off 1 percent and Dow Jones futures 1YMcv1 were 1.1 percent lower.

Asia stocks climb as techs lift Wall Street, Italy still a worry

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 - 09:02 GMT

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose 0.7 percent. Japan's Nikkei .N225 rose 0.4 percent.

Asian shares rise as upbeat U.S. jobs data offsets trade worries

Mon, 04 Jun 2018 - 08:51 GMT

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 1.0 percent to a high last seen on May 17, while Japan’s Nikkei rose 1.3 percent.

Stocks battered as Italian crisis deepens

Wed, 30 May 2018 - 08:58 GMT

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan tumbled 1.4 percent, while Japan’s Nikkei average sold off 1.5 percent to a six-week low.

Sterling strengthens, stocks slip on upbeat retail sales

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 09:14 GMT

The British currency extended gains to rise half a percent on the day at $1.3419 compared to $1.3385 earlier as retail sales volumes rose 1.6 percent from March.

Asian shares edge down as U.S. yields climb, North Korea suspends talks

Wed, 16 May 2018 - 07:52 GMT

European shares looked set to open flat to marginally higher on Wednesday and U.S. S&P futures ESc1 were little changed.

Asia stocks pull back after soft China data; oil higher

Tue, 15 May 2018 - 08:19 GMT

Crude oil prices held near 3-1/2-year highs on supply concerns, while the dollar edged higher, underpinned by a rise in U.S. bond yields.