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

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

March 15, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets indices were mixed on Thursday, as some regional stock indexes shrugged off early losses despite concerns over heightened trade tensions. The Nikkei 225 edged up by 0.16 percent, reversing losses seen earlier in the day. Despite the broader gains, shippers declined with the Topix sea transport index lower by 1.76 percent. Meanwhile, automakers and technology names traded… View Article

Morning Update – 15/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 15, 2018 Morning all… Wall St sold after some poor retail sales data and on going concerns over Trump and his trade policies with global exporters. The Dow fell 1% and the S&P was down 0.57%. However, the weakness didn’t spread to Asia where the Nikkei closed up marginally along with other Asian markets. Treasury yields extended… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 14/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 14, 2018 In European Equity Markets the pan-European Stoxx 600 fell 0.15 percent by the close, in what was a choppy trading session. The region’s sectors, however, pointed in different directions by the close. U.K.’s FTSE 100 was flat, and France’s CAC 40 declined 0.18 percent. Germany’s DAX rose 0.14 percent. Basic resources maintained its gains, finishing the day up almost 1 percent, on the back of strong… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 14/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 14, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets stocks declined on Wednesday following the sacking of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and amid talk of potential U.S. tariffs against China. The Nikkei 225 fell 0.84 percent, or 185.30 points. The broader Topix slipped 0.42 percent, with most sectors trading in negative territory. Of note, the Topix iron and steel index firmed by 0.22 percent… View Article

Morning Update – 14/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 14, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St was slow to react to the firing of Rex Tillerson but finally the penny dropped and the S&P closed down 0.64% have been quite a bit higher. There are concerns over the ousting of Tillerson and the hiring of an ex CIA chief to such a sensitive post. Asian stocks were… View Article