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FTSE 100 watch: Footsie subdued as Next shares plunge

Jan 04 2017 @ 08:05
The UK benchmark index has been little changed in today’s session, pulling away from the previous session’s record close, dragged down by a hefty drop in Next (LON:NXT) which today trimmed its earnings guidance. FTSE 100 housebuilders meanwhile have been in demand following an upbeat note on the sector at Deutsche Bank. As of 14:18 […]

Oil Price Recovering Losses After Starting Year with Drop from 18-month Highs

Jan 04 2017 @ 07:28
With the U.S. dollar reaching heights last witnessed in 2002, the new year’s first trading session saw oil prices drop back from the 18-month highs reached at the end of last year on the back of a deal between OPEC and a supporting cast of other major oil exporters to cut production levels. Tuesday saw […]

Nikkei 225 Records 2.5% Gain to Get 2017 Ball Rolling for Asian Indices

Jan 04 2017 @ 04:34
Stock markets in Asia, led by the Nikkei 225, kicked off 2017 on a largely positive note despite an afternoon retreat on Wall Street earlier. The major U.S. indices still finished the day with gains after a strong morning session proved enough to withstand the later fallback. Despite 3 consecutive days of losses to end […]

Asian Indices Down Following Fed Statement with Nikkei 225 Lone Ranger with Gain

Dec 15 2016 @ 05:48
The eagerly awaited announcement from the U.S. Federal Reserve on interest rate hikes resulted in the expected 0.25% rise to be implemented now and the projection of two to three additional quarter point increases over the course of 2017. The immediate reaction on financial markets has been a strengthening of the dollar and a drop […]

Futures little changed ahead of Fed decision

Dec 14 2016 @ 10:33
U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, as investors refrained from making large bets ahead of the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting where the central bank is widely expected to raise interest rates. * The Fed is widely tipped to lift rates 25 basis points to 0.50-0.75 percent. The rate announcement […]

Caution Subdues European Indices on ‘Wait and See’ Wednesday

Dec 14 2016 @ 10:23
Across Europe indices are down today as market participants hold back in the hours before the U.S. Federal Reserve’s announcement on interest rate hikes into 2017. That rates will be upped by 0.25% now is not in question but whether there will be an additional one or two hikes over the course of 2017 is […]

CAC 40 Mirrors European Equities to Track Lower Wednesday as Sanofi Eyes Actelion

Dec 14 2016 @ 09:19
The CAC 40 opened Wednesday lower in line with the rest of Europe’s major indices and into the afternoon is down 0.42%. With markets holding fire until this evening’s statement on the Fed on interest rate hikes and monetary policy, there seem little chance at the moment that the CAC will succeed in breaking into […]

Countdown to first Fed hike in a year under way, but focus shifting to 2017

Dec 14 2016 @ 08:57
World stocks nudged lower, bond yields fell and a hush settled on the dollar, with investors certain the Federal Reserve will lift interest rates for the first time in a year on Wednesday but less so about what it may do in 2017. European shares lost 0.3 percent in early trade, while U.S. stock futures […]

FTSE 100 watch: Footsie subdued ahead of Fed rate decision

Dec 14 2016 @ 08:10
The UK benchmark index has slipped marginally lower in today’s session, with investors awaiting the outcome of the Federal Reserve’s meeting in the US. Dixons Carphone (LON:DC) meanwhile has tumbled to the bottom of the blue-chip leaderboard after updating investors on its interim performance. As of 12:33 GMT, the Footsie had lost 8.60 points to […]

DAX 30 Slips as European Equities Pull Back While Waiting for Fed Announcement

Dec 14 2016 @ 06:20
European indices, Germany’s DAX 30 included, have spent Wednesday morning in the red as market participants hold fire, waiting to see what will come out of the Fed’s two-day meeting that will conclude with today’s announcement on fiscal policy into 2017. An immediate 0.25% increase in interest rates is considered a certainty, with any other […]
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