European Open Market Briefing – 22/11/2017 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

November 22, 2017 In Asian Equity Markets Japan’s Nikkei index rose to a near two-week high on Wednesday, buoyed by gains in large-cap stocks such as SoftBank and Fanuc, and financial companies as global growth hopes lifted the mood across world markets. The Nikkei ended 0.5 percent higher at 22,523.15, the highest closing level since Nov. 10. The broader Topix… View Article

Morning Update – 22/11/2017 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

November 22, 2017 Morning all.. Wall St saw a strong rally and all indices made new record highs with the S&P closing up 0.65% and the NASDAQ rising by more than 1%. To a lesser degree we saw Asian stocks follow with the Nikkei up 0.48% and Shanghai up another 0.25%. The Hang Seng hit 30,000 at one… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 21/11/2017 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

November 22, 2017 In European Equity Markets stocks opened lower on Tuesday but quickly recovered as continued faith in the underlying strength of the European economy and a synchronized global expansion overcame negative trading updates, notably in Britain.  The STOXX 600 benchmark was up 0.1 percent with most European bourses and sectors in positive territory. Germany’s DAX was up 0.1 percent after… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 21/11/2017 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

November 21, 2017 In Asian Equity Markets Japanese stocks rose on Tuesday after large cap stocks such as automakers and manufacturers of factory automation equipment rallied, while North Korean tensions supported defence-related shares. The benchmark Nikkei ended 0.7 percent higher to 22,416.48, while the broader Topix added 0.7 percent to 1,771.13. Gains on Wall Street overnight helped MSCI’s broadest index… View Article

Morning Update – 21/11/2017 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

November 21, 2017 Morning all.. The strong recovery seen in the DAX and other EU equity markets continued into the US markets which saw the S&P close up 0.13% in a rather quiet but solid session. The Dow was up an impressive 0.3% on the day. Asian markets took up the baton with rises across the board with… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 20/11/2017 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

November 21, 2017 In European Equity Markets stocks rose on Monday as confidence over global economic activity and a retreating euro encouraged investors to brush off worries over the collapse of coalition government talks in Germany. Germany’s DAX  rose 0.5 percent. The broader pan-European STOXX 600 index added 0.7 percent. Volkswagen was up 4.2 percent after it raised its mid-term outlook, sustaining investor hopes… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 20/11/2017 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

November 20, 2017 In Asian Equity Markets Japan’s Nikkei index fell on Monday amid losses on Wall Street and a stronger yen, although bargain hunting limited the losses. The Nikkei was down 0.4 percent at 22,303.98 points by late morning, following a brief pop into positive territory in early trade. The broader Topix was down 0.3 percent at 1,759.44. MSCI’s broadest index… View Article

Morning Update – 20/11/2017 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

November 20, 2017 Morning all.. Wall St had a disappointing close in to the end of the week with the S&P down 0.26% in a session that saw weakness from the off. This theme followed into Asia where the Nikkei was down another 0.6% (China and HK markets in the green. Chinese equities reversed losses that came after… View Article