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Opening Wrap – Monday May 22, 2017

In Asian Equity Markets Japan's Nikkei index rose on Monday morning following gains in U.S. shares, but the dollar's weakness and U.S. political turmoil kept investors nervous and limited gains in the market. The Nikkei rose 0.3 percent to 19,653.32 in midmorning...

Closing Wrap – Friday May 19, 2017

In European Equity Markets stocks finished Friday's session higher, modestly recovering from a selloff spurred by U.S. political drama that dragged major regional benchmarks into the red for the week. The Stoxx Europe 600 index  rose 0.6 percent to close at...

Opening Wrap – Friday May 19, 2017

In Asian Equity Markets Japan's Nikkei index fell on Friday with investors unsettled by White House turmoil, although Takata Corp shares rose after four carmakers settled claims over the company's airbag inflators. The Nikkei was down 0.25 percent at 19,507.52. The...

Closing Wrap – Thursday May 18, 2017

In European Equity Markets stocks fell to two-week lows on Thursday as political upheaval in Washington D.C. continued to weigh, though deal-making activity and earnings updates kept the region's outperformance against global peers intact. The pan-European STOXX 600...

Opening Wrap – Thursday May 18, 2017

In Asian Equity Markets Japanese stocks fell to 1-1/2-week lows on Thursday morning on worries that allegations against the U.S. President Donald Trump over his interference with a federal investigation would delay his efforts on tax cuts and economic stimulus. The...

Closing Wrap – Wednesday May 17, 2017

In European Equity Markets stocks suffered their worst day since September on Wednesday as political turmoil in the United States pushed investors into safe havens following a strong run that sent regional benchmarks to record highs. The pan-European STOXX 600 fell...

Opening Wrap – Wednesday May 17, 2017

In Asian Equity Markets Japanese stocks fell on Wednesday morning after the dollar eased against the yen on weak U.S. economic data, while financials stocks underperformed hit by lower U.S. yields. The Nikkei index fell 0.5 percent to 19,817.68 in mid-morning...

Closing Wrap – Tuesday May 16, 2017

In European Equity Markets stocks ended little changed on Tuesday as disappointing earnings updates weighed on banks and pharma stocks, but a well-received outlook from Vodafone helped Britain's FTSE 100 touch a record high. Germany's DAX also hit a fresh all-time...

Opening Wrap – Tuesday May 16, 2017

In Asian Equity Markets Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a 17-month high on Tuesday, drawing support from a sagging yen and Wall Street hitting record highs overnight. The Nikkei was up 0.3 percent at 19,925.20, having come off an early high of 19,998.49, its best...

Closing Wrap – Monday May 15, 2017

In European Equity Markets stocks finished with modest gains Monday, scoring a fillip from commodity stocks as oil and metals prices rose. The Stoxx Europe 600 index ended up 0.1 percent at 395.97. The oil-and-gas, basic-materials and financial sectors fared the best,...

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