Wall Street dips on earnings

2015-01-23 20:00

US stocks have dropped modestly, pressured by some disappointing results from major multinational companies.

Europe stocks close higher

2015-01-19 20:00

Europe's main stock markets have closed higher with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index rising 0.54% to end the day at 6 585.53 points.

European stocks rise on ECB talk

2015-01-16 19:30

European stocks have pushed higher on fresh signals the ECB will launch a bond buying stimulus programme next week.

Europe stocks rise, Swiss equities sink

2015-01-15 19:49

Europe's stock markets have risen but Swiss equities sank after Switzerland's central bank scrapped a policy to hold down the value of its currency against the euro.

US stocks jump as Alcoa results best expectations

2015-01-13 20:30

Wall Street stocks have followed European equity markets higher, surging in early trade after results from Alcoa kicked off quarterly earnings season.

Wall St falls as oil prices weigh on energy sector

2015-01-12 17:14

US stocks have fallen, extending a two-week decline for equities, as weakness in oil prices weighed on the energy sector.

US stock market: Low volatility era ends

2015-01-12 06:00

A growing number of market watchers say the low-volatility regime that dominated in 2013 and 2014 has ended and the current roller-coaster ride is now the norm.

Eurozone inflation turns negative

2015-01-07 15:56

The euro hit a nine-year trough and bond yields in several euro zone countries have reached record lows.

Euro plummets, European stocks slump

2015-01-05 18:03

The euro has struck a nine-year low against the dollar as the ECB appeared on course to further prop up the eurozone, but failed to spur a rally in European stocks.

European stocks drop at open

2015-01-05 11:06

European stock markets have fallen in initial deals and the euro has dropped with the ECB appearing on course to further prop up the eurozone.

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.


US shares higher after large ECB stimulus plan

2015-01-22 20:08

US shares are higher an hour into trade after the European Central Bank announced a larger-than-expected stimulus plan to fend off slow growth and deflation in the eurozone.

European shares hit 7-year high

2015-01-19 18:00

European shares have hit a seven-year high after rising for a third day as Italian banks rallied, boosted by the prospect of a significant corporate governance revamp.

US stocks fall as Swiss franc shift roils markets

2015-01-16 17:54

Wall Street stocks have dropped as the Swiss franc's sharp surge continued to roil markets with the New York Stock Exchange suspending trade in one leading forex firm.

US stocks drop as bank earnings disappoint

2015-01-15 19:30

Wall Street stocks have dropped following disappointing US bank earnings and a surprise move by the Swiss central bank to strengthen its currency.

Futures higher after 2-day fall

2015-01-13 18:27

US stock index futures have advanced after the S&P 500 fell for a second consecutive session, as earnings from Alcoa helped ease some investor skittishness.

US futures climb after two-week drop

2015-01-12 14:45

US stock index futures have risen as investors anticipate the start of the corporate earnings season.

Myanmar to open first stock market

2015-01-11 11:24

Myanmar will open its first-ever stock market later this year, Deputy Finance Minister Maung Maung Theinn says.

European stocks close mostly higher

2015-01-06 17:55

European stock markets have mostly traded higher as investors snapped up bargains after the previous day's slump.

US stocks fall as euro hits 9-year low

2015-01-05 17:06

US stocks have opened sharply lower as renewed concerns about the eurozone sent the euro to a nine-year low.

Stocks on Wall Street slightly down

2015-01-03 12:14

US stocks have lost ground, reversing an initial climb, as investors found few reasons to buy in the new year.

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.

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