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U.K. stocks slipped Friday, with investors wrapping up what’s likely to be a losing week for blue-chips by focusing on corporate updates, with Royal Bank of Scotland hit after its results while a potential ...
Equities in Europe hovered around the flatline Friday morning as investors reacted to earnings and waited for a report from the Federal Reserve.
The FTSE 100 was initially sideways during trading on Thursday, but then popped higher to break above the 7350 handle. I believe that the market should continue to go higher, we may need to get a bit of a pullback. Ultimately, this is a market that I believe goes much higher though.
U.K. stocks ended lower on Thursday, underperforming the wider European stock markets as heavyweights such as British American Tobacco and BAE Systems declined after earnings.
European stocks closed slightly lower on Thursday, after paring losses into close as U.S. stocks rebounded after upbeat data on the labor market.
European stocks were lower Thursday, as heightened expectations of faster interest rate hikes in the U.S. hampered risk appetite globally.
Barclays PLC (LSE:BARC.L - News) showed its confidence in future earnings on Thursday by restoring its full dividend, despite lackluster investment banking income, restructuring costs and U.S. tax reforms hitting the bank's 2017 bottom line. Shares in the British bank were up 5.1 percent to 212 pence at 1043 GMT, sending Barclays to the top of the FTSE (.FTSE) index risers after it said it would resume paying its full dividend of 6.5 pence per share, which it halved in March 2016 in order to provide extra funds to pay for restructuring. "It is our firm intent, over time, to return a greater proportion of our earnings to shareholders, both through the annual dividend and in other ways," Barclays Chief Executive Jes Staley said in a statement.
There were no major surprises from the Federal Reserve’s FOMC Meeting Minutes publication yesterday, but it did highlight the U.S Central Banks ambition to raise interest rates in 2018.
The FTSE 100 rolled over a bit during the trading session on Wednesday after initially trying to rally. When did a positive, as we continue to hang around the 7250 level.
U.K. stocks finish higher Wednesday, reversing course as gains for shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC and Glencore PLC, which released financial updates, accelerated during the session.
Germany’s stock benchmark finishes in the red Wednesday, while other main European index close mostly higher, as investors received disappointing updates on manufacturing and services activity in the eurozone....
The pound briefly rose above $1.40 Wednesday afternoon in London as Bank of England policy makers said salaries for Britons appear to be strengthening, a view they outlined in this month's quarterly inflation ...
Among other factors, expectations of supply-side disruptions at leading copper mines boosted copper market sentiment. To be sure, several labor contracts at leading copper mines—including BHP Billiton’s (BHP) Escondida—are coming up for negotiation this year. Last year, we saw labor action at several mines, including Escondida and Freeport-McMoRan’s (FCX) Grasberg, which are the world’s largest copper mines (ANTO).
Investing.com – U.S. Futures pointed to a lower opening bell on Wednesday, as traders wait for the Federal Reserve meeting minutes and potential signs of increased interest rates.The S&P 500 futures fell over four points or 0.18% to 2,709.25 as of 6:40 AM ET (11:40 GMT) while Dow futures decreased 56 points or 0.22% to 24,892.0. Meanwhile tech heavy Nasdaq 100 futures was down over three and a half points or 0.06% to 6,786.75.The Federal Reserve is expected to release the minutes of its most recent policy meeting at 2:00 PM ET (19:00 GMT). ...
WSJ City is the app that delivers concise, smart news on business and finance for mobile. said it was launching a share buyback of up to £1 billion, as profits rose but fell narrowly short of expectations in the bank's first full-year results since returning to full private ownership. Shares in the lender rose more than 1.5% in early trading. A bipartisan spending deal reached by US lawmakers earlier this month has prompted many Wall Street economists to raise their projections of how far the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year and next.
FTSE traders sold during the day on Tuesday, as we broke below the 7250 handle again. However, the 7225 level has offered enough support to make the market bounce again. Longer-term, I still believe that we are trying to build some type of base.
European stocks closed higher Tuesday, aided by a pullback in the euro on news of a potentially favorable development for the U.K. in its Brexit negotiations with the European Union.
Investing.com - U.S. Futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday, as investors return from a long holiday weekend and inflation concerns continue to rattle markets.The S&P 500 futures fell 19 points or 0.72% to 2,715.25 as of 6:40 AM ET (11:40 GMT) while Dow futures decreased 198 points or 0.78% to 25,038.0. Meanwhile tech heavy Nasdaq 100 futures was down 53 points or 0.78% to 6,733.75.Fresh jitters have returned to the market, as investors keep an eye on the bond market amid inflation concerns. Markets were closed on Monday for President’s Day. ...
European equities posted solid gains by the close Tuesday as investors shook off volatility concerns and focused on better-than-expected corporate results.