European Open Market Briefing – 16/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 16, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets Japan’s Nikkei share average rose to its highest level since late 1991 on Tuesday, as a firmer dollar supported exporter stocks and expectations for strong corporate earnings bolstered investor sentiment. The Nikkei ended 1 percent higher at 23,951.81 after reaching an intraday peak of 23,962.07, its highest since November 1991. Exporters were lifted as… View Article

Morning Update – 16/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 16, 2018 Morning all.. Wall St was closed yesterday so gave little guidance for Asian markets but Asian markets had a decent session with Nikkei up 1% and HK up 1.3%. The yen declined amid concern Japanese authorities may want to limit gains that pushed the currency to a four-month high after some BoJ comments but the… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 15/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 16, 2018 In European Equity Markets the pan-European STOXX 600 came off its lows, to finish flat Monday session while major sectors were pointing in different directions by the market close. The U.K.’s FTSE 100 slipped 0.12 percent, while France’s CAC 40 fell 0.13 percent and Germany’s DAX ended down 0.34 percent. In peripheral markets, Italy’s FTSE MIB rose 0.49 percent. Utilities was the second top-performing sector. Endesa was a… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 15/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 15, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets Japan’s Nikkei share average tracked a rise in global equities and advanced on Monday, although the dollar’s weakening against the yen capped gains. The Nikkei ended 0.26 percent higher at 23,714.88 for its first session of gains in four days. Index heavyweight SoftBank Group Corp rose as much as 5.8 percent after the Nikkei… View Article

Morning Update – 15/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 15, 2018 Morning all.. It feels like “Groundhog Day” as Wall St hits another record high with the S&P up 0.67% and the Dow up 226 points on decent financial earnings data.. Despite the strong rally in the JPY (USDJPY Lower), the Nikkei managed to eek out a 0.26 gain in a quiet market with the US… View Article

European Close Market Briefing – 12/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 12, 2018 In European Equity Markets major indexes ended in positive territory on Friday, as investors digested new earnings, data and a political breakthrough in Germany. The pan-European STOXX 600 finished up 0.31 percent, with the majority of Europe’s sectors gaining for the day. On the week, the STOXX 600 ended on a positive note, up 0.29 percent. Autos was Europe’s top-performing sector… View Article

European Open Market Briefing – 12/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 12, 2018 In Asian Equity Markets Japan’s Nikkei share average edged lower on Friday as weakness in exporters weighed on the index, but strong gains in index-heavy Fast Retailing on record quarterly profit limited the losses. The Nikkei ended 0.2 percent lower at 23,653.82. For the week, it fell 0.3 percent. Fast Retailing Co jumped 6 percent after it posted a… View Article

Morning Update – 12/01/2018 – by Arjun Lakhanpal

January 12, 2018 Morning all..Yet another record high in US stocks with the S&P up 0.7% and the Dow closing up over 200 points. However the weakness seen in USDJPY is weighing heavily on the Nikkei which closed lower by 0.25% on the day. Asian stocks are set to end the week on diverging paths as Japanese shares… View Article