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Closing Wrap – Friday Jun 23, 2017

In European Equity Markets another wobble in commodity-related shares and dollar earners put pressure on British blue chips on Friday, underscoring their underperformance against continental European peers a year on from Britain's vote to leave the European Union....

Opening Wrap – Friday Jun 23, 2017

In Asian Equity Markets Japan's Nikkei index was flat on Friday morning as dollar-yen levels steadied after major economic events, while Nintendo hit new multi-year highs on ongoing hopes for a new title on Switch. The Nikkei was flat at 20,119.55 in midmorning...

Closing Wrap – Thursday Jun 22, 2017

In European Equity Markets a rise in health sector helped pull stocks out of negative territory on Thursday, pegged back by the slide in the energy sector on the back of weakened oil prices. The pan-European STOXX 600 index ended the session flat following two days of...

Opening Wrap – Thursday Jun 22, 2017

In Asian Equity Markets Japan's Nikkei index erased early modest gains on Thursday and edged down, as a stronger yen took its toll on market sentiment. The Nikkei was down 0.1 percent at 20,118.25 at the end of morning trade. The broader Topix was slightly lower on...

Closing Wrap – Wednesday Jun 21, 2017

In European Equity Markets weakness among financial and energy sectors led stocks to fall again on Wednesday, as Provident Financial fell following a profit warning, though Italian lenders bucked the downbeat trend. Europe's STOXX 600 fell 0.2 percent, extending the...

Opening Wrap – Wednesday Jun 21, 2017

In Asian Equity Markets Japan's Nikkei index edged down on Wednesday morning after a slightly stronger yen sapped risk appetite, while mining stocks underperformed on the back of weaker oil prices. The Nikkei fell 0.1 percent to 20,209.00 in midmorning trade, moving...

Closing Wrap – Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

In European Equity Markets stocks sensitive to the price of oil fell on Tuesday, with the pan-European benchmark ending lower after a strong start to the session. Euro zone blue chips closed 0.4 percent lower and the regional STOXX index fell 0.6 percent, retreating...

Opening Wrap – Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

In Asian Equity Markets Japan's Nikkei index probed its highest levels in nearly two years on Tuesday, powered by record highs on Wall Street and a weaker yen. The Nikkei was up 1.1 percent at the end of morning trade at 20,287.67, after rising as high as 20,318.11,...

Closing Wrap – Monday Jun 19, 2017

In European Equity Markets French stocks outperformed upbeat European indices on Monday following a convincing parliamentary victory for President Emmanuel Macron, while banks rebounded following upgrades and retailers recovered from last week's losses. France's...

Opening Wrap – Monday Jun 19, 2017

In Asian Equity Markets Japanese stocks rose on Monday, as the dollar's steady performance against the yen fuelled buying in stock futures, while Nomura Real Estate dived after saying a stake purchase in the company by Japan Post was no longer being considered. The...

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