Market reports from ShareCast
Europe midday: Stocks higher as investors focus on corporate results
Thu 18 October 2018 12:48
(Sharecast News) - Stocks on the Continent are trading mostly higher, with investors brushing off a sharp drop overnight in Chinese stocks following the release of a 'hawkish' set of US central bank meeting minutes.
London midday: FTSE gains fleeting as retail sales disappoint
Thu 18 October 2018 11:55
(Sharecast News) - London stocks mounted a failed attempt to climb out of their early hole on Thursday as Brexit developments helped investors shrug off disappointing retail sales data and hawkish minutes from the US Federal Reserve.
Asia report: Most markets lower after Fed minutes release
Thu 18 October 2018 10:49
(Sharecast News) - Markets in Asia finished mostly lower on Thursday, as investors spent much of the session digesting the latest Federal Reserve minutes out of the US overnight, which flagged further rate hikes in the land of the free.
London open: Stocks nudge down after hawkish Fed lifts yields
Thu 18 October 2018 08:15
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged lower at the open on Thursday as investors mulled hawkish minutes from the Federal Reserve and eyed the latest Brexit developments, ahead of the release of UK retail sales data.