European Open Market Briefing – 13/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 13, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets indices traded sideways on Tuesday, after US markets gave up gains and as investors look forward to the release of U.S. inflation data later in the day. But major steel producers in the region suffered losses on expectations that they would be hit by President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Australian shares eased 0.58… View Article

Morning Update – 13/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 13, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St managed to carve out a small loss at the end of the session with the S&P down 0.13 but Boeing shares weighed on the Dow all day which finally closed down 0.65%. The NASDAQ was up at the close so a very mixed session. We had mixed results in Asia as… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 12/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 12, 2018 In European Equity Markets shares hit their highest level in almost two weeks on Monday, boosted by gains among German utilities after the sector’s leading players announced a major overhaul of the industry. Shares in utilities in other countries rose on optimism for further M&A in the sector. The STOXX utility index rose 1.1 percent to… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 12/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 12, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets stocks got off to a strong start to the week, tracking stateside gains in the last session on expectation-topping jobs data. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 was up 1.43 percent, or 305.94 points, after recording a more than 400-point gain earlier. Over in Seoul, the benchmark Kospi index advanced 1.12 percent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index advanced 1.53 percent, or… View Article

Morning Update – 12/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 12, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St surged as traders saw a “Goldilocks” scenario with stronger NFP data but rather weak wages which may test the resolve of the Fed in this hiking cycle. The S&P closed up 1.74% and the optimism spread across Asia with the Nikkei closing up 1.66%. Talk of Trade wars seem to have… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 09/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 9, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets indices advanced on Friday following news that U.S. President Donald Trump had agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Japan’s Nikkei 225 edged up 0.46 percent after earlier recording gains of more than 2 percent on the news. The broader Topix index gained 0.36 percent. Meanwhile, South Korea’s Kospi advanced… View Article

Morning Update – 09/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 9, 2018 Morning all.. Wall Street managed to close in the green with the S&P up 0.45% but the rally seems rather muted but talk of Trump and Kim having talks has seen stocks in Asia rise and the JPY fall. The Nikkei was up 0.47% and HK up almost 1% and USDJPY made a high of… View Article