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US close: Stocks fall as taper speculation ramps up
Fri 06 December 2013 07:11
US stocks declined on Thursday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling for the fifth consecutive day on heightened speculation that the Federal Reserve will soon begin to pare its asset purchase programme amid signs of a stronger economic recovery.
US midday: Stocks drift lower ahead of non-farm payrolls
Thu 05 December 2013 19:18
Upbeat economic data on Thursday was met with a subdued reaction on Wall Street, with benchmarks slightly off on fears that a stronger economy may not require the current level of asset purchases by the Federal Reserve.
London close: FTSE 100 finishes at eight-week low
Thu 05 December 2013 16:27
UK markets traded broadly sideways on Thursday, much the same as those over in the US, as investors adopted a cautious approach ahead of tomorrow's US non-farm payrolls report. Acting as a backdrop, the ECB seemed to adopt a more steady-as-you-go policy b
Europe close: Fed stimulus fears drag stocks lower
Thu 05 December 2013 16:16
European equities slumped after the release of upbeat US data fuelled concerns that the Federal Reserve will begin reducing monetary stimulus at its next meeting.
US open: Markets flat as upbeat data increases taper bets
Thu 05 December 2013 14:30
Upbeat economic data on Thursday was met with a subdued reaction on Wall Street with benchmarks mixed on fears that a stronger economy may not require the current level of asset purchases by the Federal Reserve.
London midday: Markets flat as BoE holds rates, AZ Electronic rockets
Thu 05 December 2013 12:01
UK markets were rangebound on Thursday morning, fluctuating at their lowest levels in seven weeks, ahead of a busy day on the macro front.
Europe midday: Stocks mixed before ECB and BoE policy announcements
Thu 05 December 2013 11:21
European stocks were broadly flat before the latest policy announcements from the European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of England (BoE) and the release of US data.
Asia: Traders trim positions ahead of US jobs, ECB
Thu 05 December 2013 09:21
Stocks markets in Asia traded in negative territory on Thursday with shares in Tokyo coming under pressure as the yen strengthened against major currencies.
London open: FTSE 100 flat at seven-week low ahead of busy day
Thu 05 December 2013 08:23
UK stocks opened broadly flat on Thursday morning with the FTSE 100 trading at a seven-week low as investors adopt a cautious approach ahead of a busy day for financial markets.
Europe open: Stocks fall ahead of ECB and BoE policy meetings
Thu 05 December 2013 08:09
European stocks declined as investors waited on the latest policy announcements from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BoE).
London pre-open: Falls expected ahead of policy decisions, Autumn Statement
Thu 05 December 2013 07:37
UK markets are expected to fall again on Thursday after hitting their lowest level in over seven weeks, as speculation surrounding a withdrawal of stimulus in the States continues to increase.
US close: Stocks fall as upbeat data sparks taper fears
Thu 05 December 2013 06:33
Wall Street benchmarks closed mostly lower on Wednesday after a choppy session with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 finishing in negative territory for a fourth straight day as speculation about a tapering of stimulus continues to erode risk
US midday: Stocks drift lower ahead of Beige book
Wed 04 December 2013 18:13
The main US stock benchmarks declined following better-than-expected readings on US private payrolls and new home sales. Acting as a backdrop, Congressmen continue to try and thrash out an agreement on the budget ahead of a December 13th deadline. Their a
London close: Equities waver as long-term yields rise
Wed 04 December 2013 17:15
The FTSE ended the session slightly lower after the latest US ADP payrolls number came in ahead of forecasts, which pushed long-term bond yields higher both Stateside and in the UK, thus effectively caping any upward momentum in stocks.
Europe close: Stocks slide after mixed economic data
Wed 04 December 2013 16:48
European equities slumped following a mixed bag of economic data in the Eurozone, the UK and the US.
US pre-open: Stocks fall ahead of US data
Wed 04 December 2013 12:12
US stock futures declined as investors waited for reports on MBA mortgage applications, ADP payroll numbers, trade balance figures and new home sales.
London midday: Investors brace for upcoming US data releases
Wed 04 December 2013 12:08
The Footsie spent the first half of the session flittering in and out of the blue, as traders continued to brace for next Friday's monthly employment report Stateside.
Europe midday: Stocks little changed on mixed economic reports
Wed 04 December 2013 11:32
European stocks were mixed as investors digested a slate of data including the latest batch of service sector surveys, Eurozone GDP data and euro-area retail sales figures.
Asia: Tapering fears weigh on markets
Wed 04 December 2013 08:42
Most Asian stock markets retreated into negative territory on Wednesday as investors increasingly bet that the US Federal Reserve will start to taper its massive stimulus programme as early as next year.
London open: FTSE creeps higher, driven by Sage Group
Wed 04 December 2013 08:41
The FTSE inched higher in early trading, as expected, ignoring declines in both the US and Asia as Sage Group drove the top tier index higher with a 7.5 per cent rise in its share price on the back of a divi raise and predicted revenue growth of six per c
Europe open: Stocks little changed before economic data
Wed 04 December 2013 08:26
European stocks were little changed ahead of the release of a batch of economic data including Eurozone GDP figures.
US close: Markets drop on tapering concerns
Wed 04 December 2013 07:30
US markets slipped on Tuesday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing below 16,000 for the first time in two weeks on the back of uncertainty regarding the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy.
London pre-open: FTSE to inch back into positive territory
Wed 04 December 2013 07:27
City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open around four points higher than yesterday's close of 6,532.43, marking a small reversal to yesterday's heavy losses which pushed the FTSE 100 to a seven-week low as weakness in the mining and financial sectors we
US midday: Stocks fall for a third day
Tue 03 December 2013 18:25
Renewed fears about an impending taper of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve pressured US markets lower on Tuesday for a third straight day, despite it being the start of the month and a seasonally very strong one for equities at that.
London close: FTSE 100 hits seven-week low on taper fears
Tue 03 December 2013 16:28
The FTSE 100 finished around one per cent lower on Tuesday and at a seven-week low as weakness in the mining and financial sectors weighed heavily on London's benchmark index.
Europe close: Stocks fall as US stimulus cut fears grow
Tue 03 December 2013 16:24
European stocks ended Tuesday in the red as markets speculated on the timing of the stimulus tapering by the Federal Reserve.
US open: Dow dips below 16,000 as taper speculation ramps up
Tue 03 December 2013 15:04
Renewed fears about an impending taper of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve pressured US markets lower on Tuesday morning for the third straight day.
London midday: Miners, financials drag markets lower despite strong UK data
Tue 03 December 2013 11:21
UK markets were firmly in negative territory on Tuesday morning despite some strong data on the domestic construction sector, as heavy falls in the mining and financial sectors weighed on FTSE 100.
Europe midday: Fed stimulus fears push stocks lower
Tue 03 December 2013 11:18
European stocks fell as investors weighed recent economic releases and waited for an all-important US jobs report to determine when the Federal Reserve will begin tapering stimulus.
Asia: Tokyo rallies as dollar trades at 103 yen
Tue 03 December 2013 09:15
Japanese stocks settled higher on Tuesday with exporters enjoying support from the yen's continued weakness against the dollar.
London open: Mining stocks drag UK markets lower early on
Tue 03 December 2013 08:27
Continued weakness in the mining sector dampened the FTSE 100 in London on Tuesday morning as investor risk appetite was being scaled back ahead of a number of risk events later this week.
Europe open: Stocks mostly lower on US Fed tapering concerns
Tue 03 December 2013 08:20
European equities were mostly lower as strong US data fuelled concerns about the prospect of a December tapering of monetary stimulus from the Federal Reserve.
London pre-open: Modest decline expected early on
Tue 03 December 2013 07:26
City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open around 10 points lower than yesterday's close of 6,595.33, tracking losses seen across the Pond last night as heightened speculation about tapering and a disappointing outcome for retail sales over Black Friday
US close: Stocks fall on taper speculation, retail sales
Tue 03 December 2013 07:13
Heightened speculation about tapering and a disappointing outcome for retail sales over Black Friday pressure US stocks lower on Monday, with markets extending losses before the close.
US midday: Goldman Sachs cuts tracking estimate for quarter four
Mon 02 December 2013 18:37
US stocks were mixed by midday on Monday despite better-than-expected manufacturing data from across the globe, as retailers were pressured lower by reports of a fall in spending over the Thanksgiving holidays.
London close: Resource-heavy FTSE 100 falls as metals' prices slump
Mon 02 December 2013 16:43
London's FTSE 100 finished with moderate losses on Monday after some steep falls in the heavyweight mining sector as equities tracked the prices of metals lower.
Europe close: Stocks fall after batch of manufacturing PMI reports
Mon 02 December 2013 16:12
European stocks declined as a pickup in US manufacturing activity fuelled concerns that the Federal Reserve will start tapering monetary stimulus at its next meeting.
US open: Markets fall as retailers disappoint with Black Friday sales
Mon 02 December 2013 15:06
US stocks declined on Monday despite some robust manufacturing data from across the globe, as retailers were pressured lower by reports of a fall in spending over the Thanksgiving holidays.
London midday: Markets fall, shrug off upbeat manufacturing data
Mon 02 December 2013 11:24
Markets in the UK and across Europe were firmly in the red on Monday morning with investors showing caution ahead of a busy week with a host of economic data and central bank meetings in focus.
Europe midday: Stocks little changed after Eurozone/UK data
Mon 02 December 2013 11:16
European stocks were little changed at the midday mark after Eurozone and UK manufacturing activity grew more than expected and before the release of a batch of US data.
Asia: Hang Seng settles above 24,000 after China factory report
Mon 02 December 2013 09:37
Stocks in Asia were mixed on Monday as traders in Hong Kong cheered a stronger than expected Chinese manufacturing report while bids were slow to pick up in Tokyo after the US holiday break.
London open: Markets fall ahead of data-heavy week
Mon 02 December 2013 08:12
UK stocks started December on a rather sour note, with markets sinking into the red on Monday morning as investors awaited some key economic data out later this week.
Europe open: Stocks decline before batch of economic data
Mon 02 December 2013 08:09
European stocks slipped into the red as investors waited on a slate of US data to gauge the health of world's biggest economy ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting this month.
London pre-open: FTSE to move lower ahead of data releases
Mon 02 December 2013 07:21
City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open around 13 points lower than Friday's close of 6,650.57, ahead of a several important economic data releases due out today and as markets get back on track after the Thanksgiving holiday closed US markets for a d
US close: Markets end mixed after shortened session as retailers pare gains
Fri 29 November 2013 18:03
After a strong start, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 finished in the red in a shortened trading session on Wall Street as retail stocks pared gains before the close.
London close: FTSE 100 flat despite gains in banking sector
Fri 29 November 2013 16:35
UK markets finished broadly flat on Friday despite trading volumes picking up slightly following a quiet day yesterday, as investors turned cautious before the weekend and month-end.
Europe close: Stocks mixed after slate of economic data
Fri 29 November 2013 16:04
European stocks finished the week little changed after a batch of mixed economic data.
US open: Retailers lift markets higher as Black Friday kicks off
Fri 29 November 2013 14:37
US stocks started strongly on Friday morning in New York with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 likely to extend their record highs in a shortened trading session.
Asia: Japanese consumer prices rise by most since 1998
Fri 29 November 2013 13:21
Asia-Pacific equities were slightly higher for the most part overnight.
London midday: Stocks rise, US futures point up as Wall Street re-opens
Fri 29 November 2013 11:46
UK markets were registering small gains by midday on Friday ahead of the re-opening of Wall Street later on, with volumes expected to ramp up after a quiet session the day before.
Europe midday: Stocks rise as Eurozone inflation and jobs improve
Fri 29 November 2013 11:30
European shares increased slightly as Eurozone inflation rose more than forecast and unemployment fell unexpectedly.
London open: Miners lift FTSE 100 higher early on
Fri 29 November 2013 08:44
UK markets edged higher in early trading on Friday following a quiet session the day before, with volumes expected to recover as US markets re-open later on.
Europe open: Stocks rise as S&P raises Spain's debt outlook
Fri 29 November 2013 08:03
Europe stocks were mostly higher after Spain's debt outlook was raised by credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) and before the release of Eurozone inflation figures.
London pre-open: Slow start expected as confidence falls but house prices gain
Fri 29 November 2013 07:18
City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open around two points lower than yesterday's close of 6,654.47 after a quiet session yesterday as the US celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday.
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