Stock Market News (European Open) – Equity rally takes a breather; miners remain under pressure

Posted on September 14, 2017 at 9:55 am GMT

The rally in stocks earlier in the week, effectively on Monday and Tuesday, was not sustained mid-week. The Nikkei 225 and the broader Japanese index, the Topix, both contracted by 0.3% after rising in the three preceding days. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng built on yesterday’s decline to finish the day lower by 0.4%. The Shanghai Composite was down by a similar proportion and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 edged lower by 0.1%. Further dampening risk sentiment today were Chinese data on fixed [..]


Stock Market News (European Open) – Europe broadly down after ECB; futures project lower open on Wall Street

Posted on September 8, 2017 at 9:30 am GMT

With the close of Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei 225 and Topix indices were down by 0.6% and 0.3% respectively. The former managed to close in the green only once this week, specifically yesterday when it rose by 0.2%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was 0.3% lower. The Shanghai Composite was flat with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng a notable gainer, rising by 0.5%. North Korea will tomorrow celebrate its founding day and the possibility of another missile test is likely to have weighed [..]


Stock Market News (US Open) – Sea of red spreads to Wall Street; DAX at 5-month low

Posted on August 29, 2017 at 2:04 pm GMT

For the most part, indices in Europe consolidated losses posted during early trading while US stock markets also started the day deep in red territory as tensions in the Korean peninsula are reignited after today’s missile launch by North Korea. In a statement that followed, US President Donald Trump said, among other things, that “all options are on the table” regarding this matter. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite started the US trading day lower – down [..]


Stock Market News – Dow eyes 22,000; European indices gain across the board

Posted on August 1, 2017 at 2:15 pm GMT

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit yet another record closing high during yesterday’s trading, finishing the day 0.3% higher at 21,891.12. The index containing 30 blue chip stocks was bolstered by a string of positive earnings reports and gains in Boeing’s stock price. Declines in tech giants Facebook and Google’s parent company Alphabet weighed on the S&P 500 and more notably on the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite. The latter two closed yesterday’s trading 0.1% and 0.4% down respectively. Boeing’s stock price [..]

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