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US stocks edge higher after surge

2014-12-19 18:19

US stocks have edged higher in early trade as the market sought to keep alive a winning streak that has recovered most of December's losses.

European stocks close sharply higher

2014-12-18 18:59

Europe's main stock markets have closed sharply higher on the back of the US Federal Reserve meeting, with the benchmark FTSE rising more than 2%.

US stocks rise as market awaits Fed report

2014-12-17 17:16

Wall Street stocks have moved higher in early trade following a weak US inflation report as the market awaited a Federal Reserve update.

European shares fall, led by oil

2014-12-16 14:35

Shares in European companies exposed to Russia have fallen sharply to lead a broad decline as the rouble plunged and concern grew about the Russian economy.

US stocks are rebounding after losses

2014-12-15 16:56

Wall Street stocks have pushed higher in opening trade, reversing course after heavy losses helped by industrial production figures in November.

US stocks follow European markets lower

2014-12-12 17:10

US stocks have followed European equity markets lower in opening trade on worries about plunging oil prices.

Europe shares fall led by Italian stocks

2014-12-08 10:18

European shares have fallen in early trading, trimming some of the previous session's sharp gains, following soft macro data from China and Japan.

Oil prices strike new lows

2014-12-01 19:00

Crude oil prices have sunk to five-year low points, dragging down the share prices of energy companies.

Asian stocks mixed after China-fuelled rally

2014-11-25 07:50

Asian markets have been mixed on profit-taking after a Chinese rate cut fuelled a rally in the previous session, while Tokyo played catch-up after a long weekend.

Euro pushes higher

2014-11-16 08:07

The euro has gained against the dollar helped by slightly improved growth numbers for the eurozone, showing the region avoiding a new recession.

Fund managers cautious after wild markets

2014-10-20 09:20

A week of huge swings across global financial indices on fright at the potential impact of slowing growth has left the marketplace more balanced, say strategists.

European stocks halt slide

2014-10-13 16:27

European stock markets have recovered slightly following last week's sharp losses caused by fears that the eurozone could fall back into recession.

DAX hits one-year low as European shares skid

2014-10-10 19:15

European shares have dropped sharply and Germany's stock market have fallen to a one-year low as concerns mounted over the German and global economies.

Russian ruble hits record low against dollar

2014-09-26 17:15

The ruble has fallen to a record low against the dollar, breaking through the level of 39 to the dollar for the first time ever.

Euro tumbles on economic worries

2014-09-25 13:52

The euro has stumbled to near a two-year low on concerns about the eurozone's economic outlook and expectations of new monetary action from the central bank.

Asian shares mixed after Wall St losses

2014-09-24 10:23

Asian markets have shown mixed trading as bargain-buying was offset by a sell-off in New York and Europe.

Asian shares mixed after China data surprises

2014-09-23 14:16

Asia's markets have been mixed after a gauge of Chinese manufacturing beat expectations to show a pick-up in September.

US stocks rise on Alibaba, Scotland vote

2014-09-19 16:14

US stocks have pushed higher in opening trade as the market readied for trading of shares of China e-commerce giant Alibaba and relief over Scotland's vote.

Scottish independence pressures UK shares

2014-09-08 18:15

Britain's top shares have fallen further, led by firms with exposure to Scotland after a poll unexpectedly showed a lead for supporters of Scottish independence.

S&P 500 tops 2 000 mark for first time

2014-08-25 18:40

The S&P 500 topped the 2 000 mark for the first time, helped by more promises of economic support from the US and European central banks.

Global markets: Dollar in demand

2014-08-25 07:49

The dollar has lifted against the euro and yen as investors bet that interest rates are set on a diverging course in the US, Europe and Japan.

European markets stable at open

2014-08-22 10:00

Europe's main stock markets steadied at the start of trading on Friday in cautious deals before a key speech from US Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen.

US stocks open higher on strong housing data

2014-08-19 16:10

US stocks opened higher Tuesday following strong housing construction data and a solid earnings report from retailer Home Depot.

US stocks march higher

2014-08-15 07:38

US stocks have advanced, extending the prior day's gains after jobless claims increased, but overall the data continued to suggest an improving labour market.

US future stocks up ahead of jobless data

2014-08-14 14:39

US stock index futures have edged higher, with investors reluctant to make big bets following a sharp rally in previous session.

 

Asian markets extend gains

2014-12-19 13:28

Asian markets have rallied for a second straight session, boosted by another strong performance on Wall Street.

European stocks close mostly higher

2014-12-17 19:19

Europe's main stock markets have mostly closed higher, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index rising 0.07%.

US stocks fall as oil, Russian rouble tumbles

2014-12-16 16:56

US stocks have opened lower amid another dramatic fall in oil prices and the Russian rouble.

Asian stocks mostly lower as oil hits new troughs

2014-12-16 10:23

Asian markets have mostly slipped following a sell-off in Europe and the US, as oil prices plunged and data indicated Chinese manufacturing shrank in December.

Gulf stocks mixed after heavy losses

2014-12-15 16:35

Stock markets in most Gulf Arab states have shed most of the gains they made at the start of trading to close lower or flat.

Asian shares lower after Wall St tumble

2014-12-11 14:39

Asian markets have declined again after Wall Street was hit by a further fall in oil prices, while the dollar edged up after tumbling against the yen.

European stocks close mixed

2014-12-02 19:33

Europe's main stock markets have closed mixed, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index jumping slightly, but Frankfurt's DAX fell.

European stocks knocked lower

2014-12-01 18:28

European shares have fallen, led lower by oil and mining stocks, as weak Chinese and euro zone economic data led a change in the commodities market.

Asian stocks mostly higher after painful week

2014-11-21 13:16

Asian markets have mostly rose on bargain-buying, at the end of a disappointing week that saw Japan plunge into recession.

US manufacturing data fails to boost stocks

2014-11-03 18:30

A rebound in the US manufacturing sector last month has failed to boost US stocks in early trade after their record run at the end of last week.

European shares sink to 8-month low

2014-10-14 14:02

Europe's benchmark share index has slipped to an eight-month low on growing concerns about the pace of global growth.

FTSE 100 executive earnings rise by a fifth

2014-10-13 09:44

Directors at London-listed blue-chip companies have earned 21% more in the 2013/14 financial year thanks to a steep rise in long-term incentives.

Middle East markets return to profit-taking

2014-09-28 17:03

Most major stock markets in the Middle East have fallen as investors resumed profit-taking ahead of the Eid al-Adha holidays.

European shares hit one-month low

2014-09-26 11:20

European shares have slipped to a new one-month low, with a sharp sell-off in US and Asian stocks prompting investors to trim their trading positions.

Weak data pegs back European shares

2014-09-24 16:31

Weak German economic data and tepid corporate results have pegged back European shares, despite supportive comments from a bank chief.

European shares drop on economic data

2014-09-23 14:30

European shares have pulled back for a second day after data showing a further contraction in French business activity in September rattled investors.

Typhoon disrupts business in Hong Kong

2014-09-16 07:49

A typhoon has hit Hong Kong and is expected to disrupt business across the financial hub, with the stock market likely to stay closed for part of the morning.

US futures inch higher ahead of data

2014-09-02 13:48

US stock index futures have advanced after the S&P 500 closed out its best month since February, ahead of reports on the manufacturing sector.

Wall St ahead: S&P set to hit milestone

2014-08-25 08:49

US stocks have been on a roll of late and with the S&P 500 hitting its latest record, investors expect the index's momentum to reach the 2 000 level.

US stocks open lower ahead of Yellen speech

2014-08-22 15:53

US stocks have opened modestly lower ahead of a major speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen that could shed light on plans for monetary policy.

US stocks rise on housing data

2014-08-20 07:32

US stocks have finished with solid gains following encouraging economic data and a solid earnings report from Home Depot.

US stocks defy geopolitics to push higher

2014-08-17 10:49

A flare-up in tensions in Ukraine has threatened to derail the climb in US stock markets, but traders finally dismissed geopolitics to deliver another week of gains.

US stocks march higher

2014-08-15 07:09

US stocks have advanced, extending the prior day's gains after jobless claims increased, but overall the data continued to suggest an improving labor market.

European shares fall on growth scare

2014-08-14 09:13

European stocks have opened lower as disappointing economic output data from the euro zone's two largest economies cast shadows on market bets.

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