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Closing Wrap – Friday Apr 21, 2017

In European Equity Markets  French blue-chip stocks underperformed other European benchmark indexes on Friday as investors retreated from risky bets ahead of the too-close-to-call first round of France's presidential election. The CAC fell 0.4 percent, while the...

Opening Wrap – Friday Apr 21, 2017

In Asian Equity Markets Japanese stocks rose to 1-1/2 week highs on Friday as global investors bet that U.S. tax reforms are getting back on track, but Fujifilm Holdings tumbled after it delayed its earnings release due to an accounting probe. The Nikkei 225 index...

Closing Wrap – Thursday Apr 20, 2017

In European Equity Markets stocks edged higher on Thursday as investors welcomed results from Man Group and Pandora maintained its outlook, while French equities outperformed ahead of the first round of France's presidential election. The pan-European STOXX 600 index...

Opening Wrap – Thursday Apr 20, 2017

In Asian Equity Markets Japanese stocks rose on Thursday morning as the yen's strong trend paused and the country's strong trade data lifted sentiment, but mining shares underperformed on the back of a steep decline oil prices. The Nikkei 225 index rose 0.3 percent to...

Closing Wrap – Wednesday Apr 19, 2017

In European Equity Markets stocks recovered on Wednesday from their biggest one-day loss in five months, as a rebound in banking stocks and some positive first-quarter results outweighed weakness in oil and gas stocks. The pan-European STOXX 600 was up 0.2 percent at...

Opening Wrap – Wednesday Apr 19, 2017

In Asian Equity Markets Japanese stocks edged down in choppy trade on Wednesday morning as geopolitical tensions soured investor sentiment, while regional banking stocks underperformed as Japanese government bond yields fell to five-month lows. The Nikkei 225 index...

Opening Wrap – Thursday Mar 23, 2017

In Asian Equity Markets the Nikkei index fell to a 1-1/2 month low in choppy trade on Thursday morning as a political scandal centering on the wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sapped domestic investor sentiment. The Nikkei was down 0.4 percent at 18,973.75...

Closing Wrap – Wednesday Mar 22, 2017

In European Equity Markets stocks hit a two-week low on Wednesday, extending losses from the previous session, weighed down by weaker banks and a plunge in security services firm Gemalto following a profit warning. The pan-European STOXX 600 index ended down 0.4...

Opening Wrap – Wednesday Mar 22, 2017

In Asian Equity Markets Japan's Nikkei share average skidded on Wednesday, taking its cue from a sell-off on Wall Street and a rise in the perceived safe-haven yen. The Nikkei was down 2 percent at 19,065.37 at the end of morning trade, plumbing its lowest intraday...

Closing Wrap – Tuesday Mar 21, 2017

In European Equity Markets stocks ended lower on Tuesday, reversing earlier gains as jitters about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to push through reforms overshadowed soothing news from the French presidential debate. The pan-European STOXX 600 index ended down...

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