Stocks retreat as pound tanks on Brexit fear

2017-01-17 07:40

The pound has slumped on reports British Prime Minister Theresa May is ready to take the country out of the European Union in a so-called hard Brexit.

Strong reports from GM, Delta lift US stocks

2017-01-04 19:22

Wall Street stocks have surged following a bullish December auto sales report from General Motors and a solid performance report from Delta that lifted airlines.

London stock market kicks off 2017 with record high

2017-01-03 18:12

World stock markets have mostly picked up, with London reaching a new high early into its first session of 2017 and Wall Street resuming its push towards the 20 000 level.

World markets end volatile year in the black

2016-12-30 17:21

Most world stocks markets were set to finish 2016 in positive territory despite shock votes in Britain and the United States.

Dollar and oil retreat while Asia stocks are mixed

2016-12-29 09:24

The dollar has dropped the most in two weeks while oil retreated from its highest close in 17 months as investors prepared to close out a volatile year for financial markets.

Global stock rally stalls as oil trades below $53

2016-12-22 11:58

Global equities have declined amid dwindling volumes, following a slide in US stocks, and crude oil prices held losses amid an unexpected increase in supplies.

Brace for more market volatility as a 2017 trend: Mark Gilbert

2016-12-21 07:41

The European Central Bank reckons that financial market uncertainty, as measured by how far stocks, bonds and the euro are from historical norms, is currently close to zero.

Global stock markets cling to Fed bounce gains

2016-12-18 10:29

Global stock markets have been quietly upbeat with investors content to consolidate massive gains sparked by the US Federal Reserve's interest rate outlook.

Fed forecasts 3 more hikes in 2017

2016-12-16 14:39

After raising its benchmark rate in response to a strengthening US economy, the Federal Reserve foresees three more hikes in 2017

Tokyo's benchmark index hits one-year high

2016-12-16 11:08

Tokyo stocks closed at a fresh one-year high, posting their longest winning streak since mid-2015 as a slumping yen boosted exporters.


Stocks falter on Trump, Fiat diesel travails

2017-01-13 07:45

Global stocks have fallen and the US dollar sank as investors showed signs Wall Street's post-election rally could be stalling.

European stocks downbeat before Fed minutes

2017-01-04 19:20

European stock markets have mostly eased as traders awaited clues from the Federal Reserve on the outlook for US interest rates.

15 years of the euro: Key things to know

2017-01-02 09:31

The euro, used by nearly 340 million people each day, celebrates its 15th birthday. Here is a snapshot of some key points and memorable moments in the life of the euro.

Stocks set for best year year since 2013 as oil rises

2016-12-30 13:27

Global stocks have been set to close a tumultuous year with the biggest gain since 2013, even as European and Japanese equities angled for first annual decline in five years.

London lifted by 'Santa Rally'

2016-12-28 17:16

London stocks have coasted higher on the back of a Santa Rally in subdued trade after a long Christmas holiday, while Wall Street continued to flirt with record highs.

Europe, US equities unfazed by deadly attacks

2016-12-21 07:42

European stock markets have churned higher, and Wall Street edged ever closer to the 20,000-point milestone for the Dow, unfazed by deadly attacks in Turkey and Germany.

Trump stock rally mostly benefiting the best-off

2016-12-18 15:46

As the Dow nears 20 000 amid a Trump rally, longtime financial insiders see a difference compared with prior Wall Street landmarks.

Dollar dips in profit taking but many still bullish

2016-12-18 10:20

The dollar has retreated in profit taking along with US stocks, but analysts say the prospects still looked good for gains in the greenback.

Federal Reserve propels stocks, dollar higher

2016-12-16 11:11

Stock markets in Europe have scored big gains, US equities resumed their upward march and the dollar rallied, after the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates.

Hong Kong stocks end week with fresh loss

2016-12-16 11:06

Hong Kong stocks have ended a tough week with another loss as investors fret over the prospect of another three US interest rate hikes.

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