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

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

March 14, 2018 In European Equity Markets the pan-European STOXX 600 extended losses to close down 0.98 percent, with almost all sectors ending the day in negative territory. All major bourses posted solid losses, with the U.K.’s FTSE 100 slipping 1.05 percent, France’s CAC 40 falling 0.64 percent and Germany’s DAX declining 1.59 percent. Insurance finished the session down 1.36 percent amid earnings news. Hannover Rueck slipped to the bottom of… View Article

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