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FTSE Edges Higher as Corporate Updates Buoy Sentiment

FTSE Edges Higher as Corporate Updates Buoy Sentiment

UK stocks rose on Wednesday on a slate of positive corporate updates, with gains tempered by concerns about a slowing British economy and upcoming interest rate decisions from major central banks. The blue-chip FTSE 100 gained 0.2%, while the midcap FTSE 250 index climbed 0.6%.&nbs...


February 1, 2023
Europe Shares Edge Up, Industrials Gain; Fed Meet in Focus
Europe Shares Edge Up, Industrials Gain; Fed Meet in Focus

European shares edged higher on Wednesday as industrial stocks gained, while investors awaited the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's first...

Dollar Slips ahead of Fed Rate Decision
Dollar Slips ahead of Fed Rate Decision

The dollar weakened slightly against the euro ahead of Wednesday's eagerly awaited Federal Reserve policy decision, with investors hoping the...

End of Easy-Cash Era is Going to Hurt
End of Easy-Cash Era is Going to Hurt

The end of the easy-cash era is over and its impact yet to be felt on world markets, hopeful that the pain of aggressive rate hikes and high...

Indian Shares Fall as Union Budget Drags Insurance Cos
Indian Shares Fall as Union Budget Drags Insurance Cos

Indian shares reversed earlier gains to close lower on Wednesday, led by a fall in insurance companies after the country's Union budget...

Chinese Investors Pivot to Stocks from Bonds on Recovery Hopes - Funds Report
Chinese Investors Pivot to Stocks from Bonds on Recovery Hopes - Funds Report

Chinese investors are starting to shift money from bonds to stocks, betting on a robust recovery for riskier assets as the government's policy...

January 31, 2023
Spotify Shares Jump on Bullish Outlook as more Users Tune In
Spotify Shares Jump on Bullish Outlook as more Users Tune In

Spotify Technology SA told investors Tuesday it would tighten spending and work to become efficient after a year of investments in technology...

Dollar Pares Gains on Falling U.S. Labor Costs, before Fed Decision
Dollar Pares Gains on Falling U.S. Labor Costs, before Fed Decision

The dollar gave up gains made earlier on Tuesday after data showed U.S. labor costs increased less than expected in the fourth quarter, and before...

World Stocks Waver as Investors Catch Central Bank Jitters
World Stocks Waver as Investors Catch Central Bank Jitters

World stocks stumbled and bond yields edged lower on Tuesday as hotter than anticipated European inflation numbers jangled investor nerves ahead of...

Sterling Slips ahead of BoE Meeting, IMF Cuts UK Growth Forecast
Sterling Slips ahead of BoE Meeting, IMF Cuts UK Growth Forecast

Sterling slipped to a one week low against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday, ahead of the Bank of England's expected 10th consecutive interest rate...

IMF Warning Knocks UK Stocks Lower; Pets At Home Jumps on Forecast Hike
IMF Warning Knocks UK Stocks Lower; Pets At Home Jumps on Forecast Hike

The UK's main stock indexes slipped on Tuesday, as investors braced for a series of interest rate hikes from major central banks this week,...

Gold Slips ahead of Fed, but on Pace for Third Monthly Gain
Gold Slips ahead of Fed, but on Pace for Third Monthly Gain

Gold prices eased on Tuesday, but were en route to their third straight monthly gain, as market participants awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve...

Europe's Luxury Stocks have Room to Rise, Becoming Costly
Europe's Luxury Stocks have Room to Rise, Becoming Costly

Europe's glittering luxury companies, the region's top stock-market performers in 2023, may see yet more gains driven by a rebound in...

January 30, 2023
Europe Stocks Slip as Hot Spanish Inflation Data Fans Rate Hike Concerns
Europe Stocks Slip as Hot Spanish Inflation Data Fans Rate Hike Concerns

European shares slipped on Monday as hotter-than-expected inflation data from Spain added to market jitters as investors brace for a slew of...

Sterling Steadies vs Dollar ahead of BoE, ECB Meetings
Sterling Steadies vs Dollar ahead of BoE, ECB Meetings

Sterling edged lower against the U.S. dollar on Monday ahead of a number of central bank meetings this week including the Bank of England's,...

Euro Rises after Spanish CPI, Dollar Slips Towards 8-mth Low
Euro Rises after Spanish CPI, Dollar Slips Towards 8-mth Low

The euro rose on Monday after unexpectedly high Spanish inflation data raised expectations for a higher euro area print on Wednesday, while the...

Tech Stocks Lead Losses in Europe on Rate Decision Jitters
Tech Stocks Lead Losses in Europe on Rate Decision Jitters

European shares fell on Monday, as cautious investors anticipated a slew of interest rate hikes by prominent central banks this week, with shares...

UK Stocks Slip ahead of C.Bank Meetings, Unilever Up
UK Stocks Slip ahead of C.Bank Meetings, Unilever Up

UK stocks slipped on Monday as investors refrained from making risky bets ahead of key central bank decisions this week, while gains in Unilever...

Commerzbank Meets Important Criteria for DAX Membership
Commerzbank Meets Important Criteria for DAX Membership

Germany's Commerzbank said on Monday that it met an important profit criteria to join Germany's benchmark DAX index of blue-chip...

Importers, Custodial Banks Pull Rupee Down; Asian Peers Inch Up
Importers, Custodial Banks Pull Rupee Down; Asian Peers Inch Up

The Indian rupee, unlike its Asian peers, declined against the U.S. currency on Monday on dollar demand from foreign banks and importers, according...

January 27, 2023
Pound Edges Down, but Still Close to Recent Highs vs Dollar
Pound Edges Down, but Still Close to Recent Highs vs Dollar

Sterling edged lower on Friday but was not far from its highest level in over seven months against the dollar. Investors expect the British...

Dollar Ticks Up ahead of Central Bank Meetings next Week
Dollar Ticks Up ahead of Central Bank Meetings next Week

The dollar edged up on Friday to pull away from multi-month lows against the euro and sterling, as investors began to train their sights on a slew...

FTSE 100 Flat as Investors await Rate Decisions; Sainsbury's Jumps
FTSE 100 Flat as Investors await Rate Decisions; Sainsbury's Jumps

UK's FTSE 100 was flat on Friday as jitters grew ahead of a slate of central bank decisions next week, although shares of Sainsbury's...

European Shares Muted ahead of CB Meetings; LVMH, H&M Slide
European Shares Muted ahead of CB Meetings; LVMH, H&M Slide

European shares were muted on Friday as investors refrained from placing aggressive bets ahead of a slew of central bank meetings next week, while...

January 26, 2023
Tokyo Bourse Proposes 2025 End of Grace Period for Listing Rules
Tokyo Bourse Proposes 2025 End of Grace Period for Listing Rules

The Tokyo Stock Exchange said on Wednesday it had proposed ending a grace period in March 2025 for companies listed on the top "prime"...

Pakistani Rupee Plummets as Markets Adjust to Removal of Unofficial Controls
Pakistani Rupee Plummets as Markets Adjust to Removal of Unofficial Controls

The Pakistani rupee fell about 7% against the dollar in the inter-bank market on Thursday, two days after foreign exchange companies removed a...

European Shares Gain on Earnings Optimism
European Shares Gain on Earnings Optimism

European shares marched higher on Thursday as upbeat quarterly results from STMicroelectronics, Sabadell and Nokia eased some worries about the...

London Stocks Edge Higher as Earnings Roll in
London Stocks Edge Higher as Earnings Roll in

London's main stock indexes edged higher on Thursday, tracking an upbeat mood on Wall Street following quarterly numbers from U.S. electric...

Dollar Skulks at Eight-Month Low, C.Bank Meetings in Focus
Dollar Skulks at Eight-Month Low, C.Bank Meetings in Focus

The dollar fell to an eight-month low against its peers on Thursday, as a gloomy U.S. corporate earnings season stoked recession fears ahead of a...

January 25, 2023
Europe's Stellar Stocks and Bonds Rally has Gone too Far
Europe's Stellar Stocks and Bonds Rally has Gone too Far

A blazing rally in European stocks and government bonds has gone too far, the chief investment officer of the region's largest asset manager...

Adani Stocks Sink Indian Shares by over 1%
Adani Stocks Sink Indian Shares by over 1%

Indian shares fell to their lowest level in over a week on Wednesday, dragged by Adani group stocks after a short-seller raised fresh concerns...

Stocks Pause near Five-Month Peaks on Note of Caution
Stocks Pause near Five-Month Peaks on Note of Caution

World stocks paused near five-month highs on Wednesday, as signs that central banks might need to keep hiking interest rates for longer dampened a...

Sterling Slips after Data Shows UK Manufacturers Cut Prices
Sterling Slips after Data Shows UK Manufacturers Cut Prices

Sterling fell against the dollar and the euro on Wednesday after data showed British manufacturers unexpectedly lowered their prices in December,...

Tech Drags European Stocks Lower on Earnings Jitters
Tech Drags European Stocks Lower on Earnings Jitters

European stocks slipped on Wednesday as lacklustre results from U.S. software giant Microsoft weighed on the broader technology sector, while signs...

Rupee Rises on Likely Dollar Inflows, Gains in Asian Peers
Rupee Rises on Likely Dollar Inflows, Gains in Asian Peers

The Indian rupee rose against the U.S. currency on Wednesday, helped by likely dollar inflows and gains in most major Asian peers. The rupee...

London Stocks Rise as EasyJet Flies High after Results
London Stocks Rise as EasyJet Flies High after Results

UK shares rose on Wednesday, as upbeat earnings from airline EasyJet and insurer Aviva helped outweigh worries about Britain's gloomy economic...

Dollar Edges Higher as Traders await Fed Decision
Dollar Edges Higher as Traders await Fed Decision

The dollar ticked up on Wednesday in subdued trading as investors looked towards the Federal Reserve's policy decision next week, while the...

January 24, 2023
Gulf Markets Rise on China Demand Optimism
Gulf Markets Rise on China Demand Optimism

Gulf stock markets closed higher on Tuesday on expectations of economic recovery in the world's second largest economy, China, and smaller...

FTSE 100 Dips after Weak Data Highlights Recession Risks
FTSE 100 Dips after Weak Data Highlights Recession Risks

UK's blue-chip index fell on Tuesday, with healthcare and commodity stocks leading losses after data showed British private-sector economic...

Gold Prices March Higher on Slower Fed Rate-Hike Bets
Gold Prices March Higher on Slower Fed Rate-Hike Bets

Gold prices rose on Tuesday as the dollar's retreat amid expectations for a less-aggressive interest rate hike strategy from the U.S. central...

European Shares Slip as Business Activity Data Underwhelms
European Shares Slip as Business Activity Data Underwhelms

European stocks reversed early gains on Tuesday as better-than-expected business activity data in the euro zone failed to excite investors worried...

Dollar Struggles, Shares Buoyant as Data Set the Mood
Dollar Struggles, Shares Buoyant as Data Set the Mood

The euro held at a nine-month top against the dollar and global equities bobbed at multi-month highs on Tuesday after reasonable European business...

January 23, 2023
Shares in Italy's Intesa Rise after Reassurances on Capital, Paybacks
Shares in Italy's Intesa Rise after Reassurances on Capital, Paybacks

Shares in Intesa Sanpaolo rose 3% in early trade on Monday after Italy's top bank reassured investors on its capital buffers and ability...


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