European Close Market Briefing – 20/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 20, 2018 In European Equity Markets the pan-European Stoxx 600 ended 0.60 percent higher, with the majority of sectors closing in positive territory. On the bourses front, the U.K.’s FTSE 100 finished trade roughly flat, down 0.01 percent, while France’s CAC 40 and Germany’s DAX closed higher, up 0.64 percent and 0.83 percent respectively. Chemicals was a top performing sector on Tuesday, closing up 1.17 percent… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 20/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 20, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets indices fell on Tuesday as a combination of a retreat in risk appetite and profit-taking dented the broader market, with financials and index-heavy shares under-performing. The Nikkei fell 1.0 percent to 21,925.10, after rising 2 percent on Monday. Banks and insurers lost ground, with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group declining 1.1 percent, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial… View Article

Morning Update – 20/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 20, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St was closed last night but the Nikkei gave back most of its gains from Monday, closing down over 1%. This even as USDJPY managed to rally somewhat. The USD was generally higher as US 10yr yields nudged back to 2.9%. Japan’s Topix index dropped after staging its second-best performance this year,… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 19/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 19, 2018 In European Equity Markets the pan-European Stoxx 600 closed 0.66 percent lower with all sectors bar oil and gas in negative territory. The sluggish volumes were due to markets being closed in the United States, as well as Greater China and Mumbai. Household goods was the worst performing sector, down 1.36 percent. Reckitt Benckiser reported higher fourth-quarter sales and raised its… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 19/10/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 19, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets Japan’s Nikkei share average finished 2 percent high on Monday, as exporters gained following a pullback in the yen, while market heavyweights such as Fanuc and Fast Retailing helped boost the benchmark index. The Nikkei advanced to 22,149.21 points, its highest close since Feb. 5. Industrial robot maker Fanuc Corp gained 3.7 percent and… View Article

Morning Update – 19/10/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 19, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St had a quiet close into the long weekend on Friday, closing more or less unchanged in a quiet session. In Asia, whilst HK and China were closed for holidays, the Nikkei powered ahead, closing up almost 2%. The Topix index climbing the most in six weeks as a rally in the… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 16/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 16, 2018 In European Equity Markets the pan-European Stoxx 600 closed up almost 1.1 percent, with almost all sectors and major bourses in positive territory. Vopak was the top performer Friday jumping 13 percent after its latest figures beat market expectations. The Dutch oil and chemical company said full-year results were lifted by a stronger-than-anticipated performance in the final three months of… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 16/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 16, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets activity was lower than normal with markets in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam closed. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei rallied 1.19 percent, notching a weekly gain of 1.58 percent. Utilities were among the biggest gainers, with Kansai Electric Power ending 5.89 percent higher and Chubu Electric Powerrising 6.52 percent. Used-car dealer Idom soared 2.37 percent on… View Article

Morning Update – 16/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 16, 2018 Morning all.. Another solid bounce on Wall St and confidence was back with the S&P closing up another 1.2% and the NASDAQ up 1.5%. S&P 500 Index caps its best five-day run since 2011 Thursday. Asia also had a solid session with the Nikkei up 1.2% even though USDJPY made new recent lows of 105.55…. View Article