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Britain’s economy is strong, stocks are inexpensive relative to those in the U.S., and when the Brexit drama passes, the pound sterling should rise.
’s move to increase control of the LCH clearing business may add to the prospects of a merger under new CEO David Schwimmer, AJ Bell says. Meanwhile, LSE Group’s third-quarter results showed positive momentum in its clearing and index operations, AJ Bell says. slide 6%, topping the list of FTSE 100 fallers, after the company said that comparable revenue per available room rose 1% in the third quarter, and that it is confident in the outlook for the rest of the year.
The British royal family needs impeccable timing and a strong sense of duty, but arranging for a royal baby to arrive around the March 29 date set for Brexit next year is going above and beyond. Sadly for the government, the announcement of Meghan Markle’s pregnancy—along with a minor royal wedding—hasn’t managed to distract from its troubles at the negotiating table with the European Union. Despite the crisis, the London stock market is calm, and those looking for bargains will be disappointed.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Friday after Wall Street declined on losses for tech and industrial stocks and Chinese economic growth slowed.
Europe's technology stocks were the top performers. Investors are monitoring earnings and Brexit talks. European stocks turned lower in early afternoon trading, dragged down by auto stocks. The pan-European Stoxx 600 was off by 0.
Market focus is still focused on the disappearance of a prominent journalist critical of Saudi Arabia's policies earlier this month. The disappearance has triggered international outcry against the OPEC kingpin, rattling financial markets. European stocks were mixed Tuesday, as escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and the West exacerbate geopolitical concerns and limit gains.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down around 0.1 percent during mid-afternoon deals, with the balance of sectors and major bourses in negative territory. European stocks lacked direction Monday afternoon, as concerns over Brexit progress, a potential slowdown in the Chinese economy and higher U.S. borrowing costs limited investor appetite. The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down around 0.1 percent shortly after 2 p.m. London, with more sectors and major bourses in negative territory than positive.
Global markets have been shaken by two consecutive sessions of losses in the U.S. In Europe, Italy and the U.K. remain in the spotlight in terms of political news. Royal Dutch Shell is reportedly in talks to sell its stake in a Venezuelan JV with Maurel & Prom.
What does the chart show? Stock markets experienced a sharp sell-off this week as investors’ jitters about rising interest rates and the potential end to a decade-long run of performance for global stocks ...
provided a rare glimmer of light in a dismal week for Wall Street, which led a global equities sell-off that raised doubts about whether one of the longest bull markets on record is reaching an end. Shares in the US’s largest bank were down nearly 1 per cent in afternoon trading after rising 2.5 per cent at Wall Street’s opening bell, and European stocks were equally unable to cling on to early gains. London’s FTSE 100 dropped sharply late in the day to close below 7000 for the first time since March, while the pan-European Stoxx 600, which had spent most of the trading day in the green, closed at its lowest point of the year.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Friday as better-than-expected Chinese trade data gave some markets a breather from worries about the impact of punitive tariffs.
Equity markets have tumbled on the back of heightened fears over an expected slowdown in global economic growth and rising interest rates. President Donald Trump called the U.S. Federal Reserve “crazy” for its insistence on continually hiking rates. The European Union's Michel Barnier said a Brexit agreement was achievable as soon as next week.
Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday after Wall Street slumped on a heavy selling of technology and internet stocks. Markets in Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia and Southeast Asia recorded similar declines. Investors are wary of possible further U.S. interest rate hikes.
(Adds company news items and futures) Oct 10 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 12 points lower at 7,226 with FTSE 100 futures down 0.08 percent ahead of the cash market open on Wednesday, ...
Traders are keeping an eye on political goings-on in Italy, as fears linger of a standoff between Rome and Brussels over the country's 2019 budget. Brexit continues to be an area of focus for the market, as the U.K. government faces pressure to reach a divorce deal with the EU before the end of the year. European stocks moved lower on Wednesday, as investors monitored the latest political developments, including in Italy .
Energy and mining stocks helped the FTSE 100 recover some of its losses on Tuesday, in a half-hearted bounce which left the index near its lowest in a month as Brexit negotiations and Italy's budget deficit continued to sap investors' appetite for risk. Britain's top stock index ended the day where it began, up 0.1 percent after a volatile session, with investors on tenterhooks as Italy's finance minister addressed parliament. A selloff in the previous session had taken the FTSE down to its lowest intraday level since September, and weakest close since April.
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed in muted trading Wednesday amid continuing worries about trade tensions and slowing global economic growth.
Investing.com – U.S. futures were lower on Tuesday, as rising bond yields continued to put pressure on equities.The S&P 500 futures fell 12 points or 0.42% to 2,881.50 as of 6:50 AM ET (10:50 GMT) while Dow futures were down 113 points, or 0.43%, to 26,431.0. Meanwhile tech heavy Nasdaq 100 futures decreased 31 points, or 0.43%, to 7,360.25.The yield on the benchmark United States 10-Year note reached a fresh seven-year high of 3.261%, while the United States 30-Year note climbed to a four-year peak of 3.44%. ...
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was flat during early morning deals, with sectors and major bourses pointing in opposite directions. Tensions are growing between Italy and the EU over Rome's 2019 budget and deficit targets. European stocks were mixed on Tuesday, amid simmering tensions between Italy and the European Union (EU) over the former's 2019 budget.
In commodities, gold futures slumped 1.34% to $1,189.50 a troy ounce while crude oil futures dipped 0.86% to $73.70 a barrel. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, rallied 0.30% to 95.60.
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 5 about the financial markets, The Associated Press misidentified Katie Nixon of Northern Trust Wealth Management. She is chief investment officer, not chief investment strategist.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets are mixed after the IMF downgraded its economic outlook, citing rising interest rates and mounting tensions over trade.
Investing.com - U.S. futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Monday, as rising bond yields and increasing interest rates made equities less attractive to investors.The S&P 500 futures fell 7 points or 0.25% to 2,886.75 as of 6:50 AM ET (10:50 GMT) while Dow futures were down 87 points, or 0.33%, to 26,405.0. Meanwhile tech heavy Nasdaq 100 futures decreased 26 points, or 0.35%, to 7,410.0.U.S. bond markets are closed for Columbus Day but stock markets are open. Still, trading volumes were expected to be thin, with most banks and federal agencies closed for the holiday. ...
Schroders has confirmed it is in talks with Lloyds Banking Group over potential cooperation in the wealth-management sector.