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

European Close Market Briefing – 15/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 15, 2018 In European Equity Markets indices finished Thursday’s trade on a relatively positive note, as investors delved through corporate earnings, while keeping an eye on market moves overseas. The pan-European ended trade up 0.53 percent provisionally, off session highs, while sectors closed mostly higher. The FTSE 100 rose 0.29 percent by the close, while France’s CAC 40 speed ahead, up 1.11 percent…. View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 15/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 15, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets Japan’s Nikkei share average rose significantly on Thursday as investors bought back recently-battered stocks after U.S. markets climbed overnight, shrugging off stronger-than-expected inflation data. The Nikkei advanced 1.6 percent to 21,497.83, after falling to a four-month low on Wednesday. All sectors but utility were in positive territory, with financial stocks and exporters outperforming, downplaying… View Article

Morning Update – 15/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 15, 2018 Morning all.. Interestingly yesterday on Wall St, stocks rallied strongly even as US yields rose steeply on better than expected inflation data and ignored some quite weak retail sales data with the S&P closing up 1.34% after a choppy start. Also, what was interesting that despite the rise in US yields the USD fell through… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 14/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 14, 2018 In European Equity Markets indices were near session highs at Wednesday’s close, as investors shrugged off concerns surrounding U.S. inflation data and cheered on positive corporate news. The pan-European Stoxx 600 finished up 1.07 percent, recovering from a sharp dip in afternoon trade. Sectors moved back into the black in late afternoon trade, with almost all… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 14/02/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

February 14, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets Japan’s Nikkei share average failed to maintain early gains on Wednesday, and hit a four-month low as investor sentiment remained shaky ahead of U.S. inflation data due later in the day. Nikkei average initially tracked gains on Wall Street shares to rise 0.6 percent but it quickly lost steam, falling as much as 0.9… View Article