Market reports from ShareCast
London close: Shire bid battle helps FTSE outperform European peers
Thu 19 April 2018 16:32
(WebFG News) - London stocks clung on to small gains on Thursday as investors shrugged off disappointing retail sales data, with Shire given a shot in the arm as potential takeover battle emerged for the drugmaker.
Europe midday: Stocks little changed even as commodities continue push higher
Thu 19 April 2018 14:00
(ShareCast News) - Stocks are little changed come midday, alongside another push higher in crude oil futures which is taking them further past the three-year highs notched up during the previous session, against the backdrop of ongoing international trade
London midday: Stocks bask in sun despite gloomy retail data; Shire surges
Thu 19 April 2018 11:08
(ShareCast News) - London stocks were holding on to small gains by midday on Thursday as investors shrugged off disappointing retail sales data, with Shire surging to the top of the leaderboard amid reports of a takeover offer from Japan's Takeda Pharmace
Europe open: Oil and trade come into sharp focus, TTIP back on the table
Thu 19 April 2018 10:13
(ShareCast News) - Stocks have started the session slightly higher, with analysts' focus initially on oil and trade, with the former pushing further past the three-year highs notched up during the previous session.
US close: Financials and energy surge, but IBM and treasuries drag
Wed 18 April 2018 21:43
(ShareCast News) - Wall Street closed on Wednesday as it opened, on a mixed note, with solid earnings from banking giant Morgan Stanley and stronger oil prices being offset by a struggling IBM weighing on the blue-chip index.