Tech shares lead US stocks, retailers lag

2017-06-25 11:34

Tech shares have finished the week on a strong note, lifting the Nasdaq, while leading retailers fell following another weak earnings report from a leading store chain.

Energy firms take fresh hit but most Asia markets bounce

2017-06-22 07:45

Energy firms have once again sank in Asian trade after another plunge in oil prices as glut fears return, though most regional markets enjoyed a recovery from the previous day's sell-off.

World stock markets mostly advance before weekend

2017-06-18 10:35

Asian and European stock markets mostly recovered, while the dollar and pound extended gains on growing expectations of hikes in US and British interest rates.

Investors avoid big moves as key events draw near

2017-06-08 11:54

European stocks have risen while US futures edged higher before the ECB’s policy decision, the UK election and former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before a Senate committee.

Stocks react to oil slump, Trump, pound slides

2017-05-26 17:32

Global equity markets have headed lower as a slump in crude weighed on energy shares and President Donald Trump chided German producers.

Global stocks fall after US rout, dollar climbs

2017-05-18 11:18

European and Asian equity markets have slumped in the wake of the worst day in eight months for US stocks, even as the dollar steadied and a rush to haven assets eased.

Frankfurt, London stocks set records

2017-05-16 08:09

The Frankfurt and London stock markets have touched record peaks, as investors eyed rallying oil prices, China's vast infrastructure spending plans and upbeat German election news.

European stocks upbeat but retail earnings weigh on Wall Street

2017-05-14 11:06

Equity markets in Frankfurt and London finished at records, while US stocks were dented for a second straight session by weak retailer earnings.

Energy firms dive in Asia after oil collapse

2017-05-05 08:05

Energy firms have been among the main losers in Asian trade following a plunge in oil prices fuelled by fresh global glut concerns, with most equity markets heading for a negative end to the week.

Stocks mixed as Kospi hits record, iron ore slides

2017-05-04 08:12

Australian stocks have fallen after metal prices declined, while South Korean shares rallied to a record high and Chinese equity markets fluctuated.


European equities dip as oil steadies

2017-06-25 11:31

Europe's main stock markets have retreated following mixed economic data, while oil prices stabilised and the tech-rich Nasdaq advanced on Wall Street.

European stocks, pound bounce into the weekend

2017-06-18 10:35

European stock markets have rebounded from a sell-off the previous day, while the pound extended gains on growing expectations of hikes in British interest rates.

Tech selloff spreads to Asian, pound steadies

2017-06-12 07:50

A selloff in US technology stocks has spread to Asia, dragging down shares from Seoul to Hong Kong, the pound has losses as investors assessed the risks from UK's political turmoil.

Most Asian markets turn lower after US retreat

2017-06-01 08:01

Asian markets have started June on a subdued start after an uninspiring report on the economy from the Federal Reserve left Wall Street in the red.

Stock markets slide on Trump fears

2017-05-18 18:54

World stock markets have slid on fears that US President Donald Trump's crisis could lead to his impeachment and shatter implementation of his economy-boosting agenda.

Caution reigns as US politics takes centre stage

2017-05-17 17:52

Growing concerns over the turmoil engulfing President Donald Trump’s administration weighed on risk appetite, boosting the yen and gold and sending stocks lower.

Energy firms ride coat-tails of oil prices jump

2017-05-16 07:23

Oil prices have pressed on with further gains in Asian trade, fuelling a rally in energy firms, after Russia and Saudi Arabia indicated they could extend an output cut into next year.

US stocks mostly down as retailers hit again

2017-05-14 10:57

Wall Street stocks finished mostly lower, with major retailers suffering another bruising session after disappointing results from department store chains.

US stocks flat ahead of House health vote

2017-05-04 17:46

Wall Street stocks have been flat in early trade ahead of an expected US congressional vote on health care seen as a proxy for President Donald Trump's agenda.

Oil earnings surge but some question skimpy investment

2017-04-30 11:04

Despite rising crude prices, key figures in the oil industry have raised concerns about low investments in exploration and production.

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