European Close Market Briefing – 19/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 19, 2018 In European Equity Markets the pan-European Stoxx 600 closed down just over 1 percent Monday, with major bourses and all sectors bar travel and leisure in negative territory. Britain’s FTSE 100 was the worst performing index, tanking 1.7 percent amid a flurry of downbeat company reports. The German DAX performed similarly, closing 1.4 percent lower. Travel and leisure was the only sector to finish… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 19/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 19, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets stocks were mixed on Monday, with Japan’s benchmark index trading below the flat line as the yen firmed. Investors also turned their attention to the Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting later in the week. Japan’s Nikkei 225 recorded steeper losses as morning trade wore on, with the index declining 0.95 percent. Major… View Article

Morning Update – 19/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 19, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St finished the week on a slightly firmer note with the S&P up just 0.17% in a quiet session but we have seen on-going weakness in the Nikkei as PM Abe remains embroiled in a political storm of doctoring of documents. The Nikkei closed down 0.9% and the JPY rallied with USDJPY… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 16/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 16, 2018 In European Equity Markets shares rose on Friday, led by NEX Group as it jumped after a takeover offer, but stocks ended the week with a slight loss as worries about a trade war and geopolitical tensions kept investors on edge. The pan-European STOXX 600 index closed up 0.24 percent at 377.79 points and lost 0.1 percent… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 16/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 16, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets indices were moderately lower on the last day of the trading week amid a backdrop of global trade-related developments and political news out of Washington. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gave up earlier gains to slip 0.66 percent and the broader Topix was off by 0.47 percent. Among major sectors, automakers came under pressure while… View Article

Morning Update – 16/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 16, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St was boosted by a strong rally in United Health, a large Dow component and this calmed nerves somewhat with the Dow closing up 0.47% but the S&P closed marginally lower so a mixed session with stocks still looking rather vulnerable. In Asia we saw the Nikkei close lower, down 0.58% as… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 15/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 15, 2018 In European Equity Markets stocks finished higher with shares in Germany leading the region. The DAX was up 0.88 percent while France’s CAC 40 ended up 0.65 percent and London’s FTSE 100 closing flat. The Stoxx Europe 600 index rose 0.5 percent to close at 376.88. Unilever PLC’s London-listed shares gave up 1.7 percent after the AngloDutch… View Article