Stock Market News (European Open) – European equities in the red as uncertainty remains in Spain; Asia mixed

Posted on October 19, 2017 at 9:52 am GMT

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 and the country’s broader gauge of equity performance, the Topix, gained 0.4% and 0.3% respectively, extending their streak of positive closes and yet again renewing multi-year highs. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng and the Shanghai Composite declined by 1.9% and 0.35% respectively. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added 0.1%. Chinese GDP growth figures were among the day’s highlights in terms of data releases out of the world’s second largest economy. Economic growth came in in line with expectations [..]


Stock Market News (US Open) – Modest gains in Europe; tech stocks attempting recovery in US

Posted on September 26, 2017 at 1:59 pm GMT

Beyond company fundamentals, ongoing tensions between North Korea and the US, as well hints on the future direction of monetary policy by the world’s major economies, were on equity traders’ radar during today’s trading. Major indices in Europe were fluctuating between gains and losses throughout the session’s trading. Stoxx 600, the pan-European index, last traded 0.1% higher. Its performance ranged from -0.1% to 0.2%, touching a fresh two-month peak at its highest.  In terms of country indices, the FTSE 100 [..]


Stock Market News (US Open) – Stoxx 600 remains in the green; Wall Street benchmarks yet again hurt by Apple

Posted on September 25, 2017 at 2:11 pm GMT

As trading progressed, the pan-European Stoxx 600 gave up on part of the gains made during morning European trading, though it remained in the green and not far below the two-month high it recorded earlier in the day. It was last up by a bit less than 0.2%. Spain’s IBEX 35 remained the worst performing major benchmark in the continent, being last down by 0.6%. Caixabank, which was down by 3.0% and topped the list of decliners within the Stoxx [..]

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