Morning Update – 23/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 23, 2018 Morning all… Wall St finished in the green again with the S&P up 0.8% as it seems the shutdown has been sorted out. The Asian stocks also had a good session with the Nikkei closing up 1.3% and China up over 1% also. The yen rose initially after the Bank of Japan used more positive… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 22/10/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 22, 2018 In European Equity Markets indexes closed up by the end of Monday’s trade, as investors tried to shake off concerns surrounding the government shutdown in the U.S. The pan-European Stoxx 600 finished trade up 0.31 percent. On the sector front, travel and leisure stocks led the losses Monday, finishing down 0.75 percent, amid reports of a fixed-odds betting limit in Britain. London-listed… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 22/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 22, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets Japanese indexes were flat on Monday, with strength in securities and insurers offsetting falls in resources-related sectors including trading houses, steelmakers and shippers. The Nikkei index was flat at 23,816.33 and the broader Topix added 0.1 percent to 1,891.92. Nomura Holdings gained 0.7 percent, Daiwa Securities Group advanced 1.1 percent and T&D Holdings jumped… View Article

Morning Update – 22/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 22, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St managed to close slightly firmer even though the threat of a government shutdown loomed. The S&P closed up 0.44% but the shutdown in the US continues. Asian equities were mixed with the Nikkei more or less unchanged with the KOSPI down 0.7%. Equity markets have largely shrugged off America’s government shutdown… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 19/01/2018 – by A Lakhanpal

January 19, 2018 In European Equity Markets shares rose to highs not seen since 2008 as growing confidence in corporate earnings and in the strength of the global economy continued to fuel a bull market, which shrugged off fears of a possible U.S. government shutdown. The euro zone’s STOXX benchmark index closed up 0.73 percent at 402.95 points, its highest… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 19/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 19, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets Japan’s Nikkei share average edged up on Friday with financial stocks leading the gains after U.S. yields rose, while GMO Internet jumped after an activist fund called on the company to change its governance structure. The Nikkei rose 0.2 percent to 23,808.06. For the week, it gained 0.7 percent. Automakers and financials were mostly… View Article

Morning Update – 19/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 19, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St had one of those rare days where stocks closed lower with the S&P down 0.16% after a solid start. This is due to the on-going issue over the debt ceiling and the possibility of a government shutdown. In Asia, stocks fared slightly better with the Nikkei up 0.2% as the USDJPY… View Article