US open: Wall Street dips on anniversary of 1987 Black Monday crash
Thu 19 October 2017 15:12
(ShareCast News) - Wall Street's main averages came under selling pressure as traders booked some profits on the 30th anniversary of the 1987 Black Monday US stock market crash that saw the S&P 500 plummet 20% in a single session.
Europe midday: Stocks lower as Catalan leader plays 'cat and mouse' with Madrid
Thu 19 October 2017 12:37
(ShareCast News) - A stronger euro despite the continuing political stand-off in Spain is weighing on stocks, even as investors wait on the results of the summit of European Union heads of state later in the day.
London midday: FTSE and pound both fall after weak retail numbers
Thu 19 October 2017 12:12
(ShareCast News) - London stocks and the pound both ebbed lower by midday on Thursday after disappointing UK retail sales data and with ongoing concerns about stalled Brexit negotiations.
Asia report: Markets mixes on data, Kiwi dollar crashes
Thu 19 October 2017 09:30
(ShareCast News) - Markets in Asia finished mixed on Thursday, as investors were kept busy with a raft of economic data from China.
Europe open: All eyes on EU summit, Spain
Thu 19 October 2017 09:15
(ShareCast News) - Stocks have started the morning trading lower, with investors focused on the summit of European Union heads of state later in the day and events in Spain given the looming deadline for Catalan officials to make their intentions clear.
London open: Stocks edge lower ahead of retail sales; Unilever drops on results
Thu 19 October 2017 08:11
(ShareCast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Thursday despite positive cues from the US, as investors kept a watchful eye on Spain and looked ahead to the release of UK retail sales data and the first day of the EU summit.
London pre-open: Stocks seen touch lower as investors eye Spain, EU summit
Thu 19 October 2017 07:36
(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set to open a little lower on Thursday despite new records in the US session, as investors keep a watchful eye on Spain and look ahead to the release of UK retail sales data and the first day of the EU summit.
US close: Dow clears 23,000 mark as IBM surges
Thu 19 October 2017 00:08
(ShareCast News) - Gains for Big Blue on the back of its latest quarterly numbers pushed the Dow clear of the 23,000 point mark on Wednesday, with investors very much focused on the steady stream of corporate results coming out.
Europe close: Stocks end higher, focus on Fed and Spain
Wed 18 October 2017 19:51
(ShareCast News) - Stocks finished higher, buoyed by weakness in the single currency during the first part of the session and the continuing grind higher by the main market indices on Wall Street.
London close: Stocks end higher as pound slips on August wage data
Wed 18 October 2017 17:27
(ShareCast News) - London stocks had pushed higher by the close on Wednesday, with the pound slipping back against the dollar following a brief pop higher, as investors digested the latest data on UK wages and unemployment.