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

European Close Market Briefing – 08/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 8, 2018 In European Equity Markets the pan-European Stoxx 600 ended 1.07 percent higher with only Basic Resources and Retail sectors moving lower. On the other hand, food and beverage were up by more than 2 percent following some rating upgrades. Shares of Hugo Boss also fell 6.8 percent on its results day. The retailer said that it is cautious on its profit for… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 08/03/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

March 8, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets indices clawed back some gains on Thursday after sliding in the last session on trade-related fears. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.31 percent and the Topix was up 0.12 percent. The Topix Iron & Steel index rose 0.39 percent as steel producers mostly clung to gains. Kobe Steel rose 2.92 percent and JFE Holdings added… View Article