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Monday Jan 30, 2017 07:06 GMT: Opening Wrap

In Asian Equity Markets Tokyo stocks fell on Monday as a stronger yen weakened earnings outlooks for Japanese exporters, and as financial companies tumbled after data showed the U.S. economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in the fourth quarter. The Nikkei index...

Friday Jan 27, 2017 18:40 GMT: Closing Wrap

In European Equity Markets stocks pulled back on Friday with UBS dragging bank stocks lower after posting a fall in full-year profit, while Britain's biggest supermarket Tesco rose after a 3.7 billion-pound takeover deal to buy a supplier. The pan-European STOXX 600...

Friday Jan 27, 2017 07:04 GMT: Opening Wrap

In Asian Equity Markets Japan's Nikkei index edged higher on Friday and looked set for a solid weekly gain as the weaker yen helped push it closer to a one-year high. The Nikkei was up 0.4 percent at 19,474.15 points by midday, and was poised to gain 1.8 percent for...

Thursday Jan 26, 2017 18:37 GMT: Closing Wrap

In European Equity Markets stocks held around one-year highs on Thursday, supported by mergers and acquisitions-related optimism, with Johnson & Johnson's $30 billion deal to buy Actelion lifting shares in the Swiss biotech firm. The STOXX 600 added 0.2 percent....

Thursday Jan 26, 2017 07:20 GMT: Opening Wrap

In Asian Equity Markets stocks rose to 3-1/2-month highs on Thursday, cheered by the Dow Jones Industrial Average breaching the 20,000-level for the first time, though concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist stance kept the dollar on the defensive....

Wednesday 25 Jan 2017 18:23 GMT+0 – Closing Wrap

In European Equity Markets stocks rose sharply on Wednesday, boosted by strong earning updates from Logitech and Banco Santander, with the STOXX 600 scoring its biggest one-day gain for 11 weeks. The benchmark index rose 1.3 percent and Germany's DAX rose 1.8 percent...

Wednesday 25 Jan 2017 07:13 GMT+0 – Opening Wrap

In Asian Equity Markets stocks edged up to three-month highs on Wednesday, helped by a firm finish on Wall Street, while a rebound in the dollar looked vulnerable as some investors grew skeptical about U.S. President Trump's policies translating into further gains....

Tuesday 24 Jan 2017 18:31 GMT+0 – Closing Wrap

In European Equity Markets stocks finished modestly higher Tuesday after Britain's top court ruled the U.K. government must consult lawmakers before starting the Brexit process. The pan-European STOXX 600 index still managed to eke out a 0.2 percent gain, though,...

Tuesday 24 Jan 2017 07:37 GMT+0 – Opening Wrap

In Asian Equity Markets Japanese stocks declined on Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist policy stance rattled investors while banks led the losses on sliding U.S. and global bond yields. The Nikkei average fell 0.6 percent to 18,787.99 while the...

Monday 23 Jan 2017 18:32 GMT+0 – Closing Wrap

In European Equity Markets stocks closed in the red Monday as equity investors got their first chance to react to President Donald Trump's inauguration speech, seen as taking a protectionist tone. The Stoxx Europe 600 fell 0.4 percent to finish at 361.01. On major...

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