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Asian markets show gains as Italian referendum result is brushed off and Dow Jones Hit New Record Close

Dec 06 2016 @ 04:40
Asian indices finished Tuesday in positive territory as the Nikkei 225, Hang Seng, Australia’s ASX 200 and Singapore’s Straits Times Index (STI) all finished the session up. A positive European session on Monday, where equities refused to panic over the Italian referendum result, was followed by the Dow Jones Industrial Average touching a new record […]

DAX 30 and European Equities Defy Expectations to Show Strong Gains on Monday

Dec 05 2016 @ 08:48
European equities and indices have reacted well to yesterday’s Italian referendum result, lost by now former-prime minister Matteo Renzi, despite pre-open expectations for a drop. The euro has weakened, though losses have been contained, indicating that markets had already priced in Renzi losing the vote. How the referendum result will impact Italy’s banking sector and […]

FTSE 100 watch: Footsie up as investors shrug off Italian referendum

Dec 05 2016 @ 08:19
The UK benchmark index has gained ground in today’s session, despite political uncertainty in Europe following Italy’s referendum which prompted the country’s Prime Minister to resign. In individual movers, Burberry (LON:BRBY) is outperforming the broader London market amid reports that it rejected an US suitor. As of 12:43 GMT, the FTSE 100 index had added […]

FTSE 100 watch: Footsie remains lower after US jobs report

Dec 02 2016 @ 10:10
The UK benchmark index has remained in the red this afternoon following a strong jobs report in the US. Sentiment has been subdued today ahead of Italy’s constitutional referendum on Sunday. As of 14:15 GMT, the FTSE 100 had lost 48.34 points to stand 0.72 percent lower at 6,704.59. The index has remained in negative […]

DAX 30 Down as European Equities Fall on Eve of Italian Referendum

Dec 02 2016 @ 07:30
The DAX 30 is down just under 1% at lunchtime today with markets waiting for U.S. jobs data announcements and this weekend’s referendum on constitutional reform in Italy. Current polls show the ‘yes’ vote, backed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was behind in the latest opinion polls, 46.5% to 53.5%. However, the polls also showed […]

Oil Prices Reach Year-High on Thursday as Brent Crude Touches $54 a Barrel

Dec 02 2016 @ 07:06
Yesterday saw oil prices reach their highest level in a year, while trading volumes on oil for February and March delivery hit record levels. Brent Crude was up a little under 4% to $54 a barrel at one point and WTI also gained 3.3% to $51.06. The fact that Russia has agreed to join the […]

Nikkei 225 Loses Ground as Asian Equities Finish the Week Down

Dec 02 2016 @ 05:38
Asian indices finished the week down on Friday as the oil price-fueled rally that has swept equities along since Wednesday’s OPEC summit resulted in a commitment to reduce output by 1.2 million barrels a day ran out of gas. Growing expectation that inflation rates will increase in 2017 is also pushing up U.S. Treasury yields, […]

FTSE 100 : Index seen lower ahead of US jobs report

Dec 02 2016 @ 04:13
The UK benchmark index is set to start the last trading day of the week on the back foot, amid investor caution ahead of the US jobs report, which precedes the Federal Reserve’s last meeting for the year, and with the oil deal relief running out of steam. Lenders will remain in focus following the […]

Oil Price Hangover Sends CAC Down

Dec 01 2016 @ 09:35
Indices around Europe are suffering a correction today following the euphoria of positivity following yesterday’s OPEC supply reduction agreement and the subsequent 8% oil price surge. In line with the general trend, the CAC 40 is down in Paris today, registering a 0.57% loss as we head into the afternoon hours. The day’s biggest faller […]

ATX in Vienna Registers Gains while European Indices Largely Down

Dec 01 2016 @ 09:28
In Italy, the FTSE MIB is fractionally down into the afternoon, showing a marginal 0.03% retreat from yesterday’s close. The heavyweight banking sector is, however, enjoying a positive day other than Finecobank, down 2.3% and Banca Monte Paschi Siena, which is down 1.91%. The bank, which is the world’s oldest in operation, has seen some […]
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