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Asian markets tumbled on Friday after China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world's second largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index slid 1.7 percent to 21,439.16 and the Kospi in South Korea lost 1.2 percent to 2,070.70.
FT subscribers can click here to receive Market Forces every day by email. Of greater interest for the market was the ECB’s tempering of its outlook for growth and inflation as seen here. Mr Draghi stated during his press conference that “the balance of risks [to the growth outlook] is moving to the downside” which sparked some selling of the euro.
(Bloomberg) -- European equities climbed after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte proposed to cut the deficit target, which could ease the tensions with the European Union.
The U.K. Conservative Party voted to keep Theresa May as leader. On the bright side, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte proposed to cut the deficit target to 2.04% of output for next year. The U.K. avoided further political chaos with last night’s vote but the bottom line is that uncertainties persist and are an ongoing drag on European equities.
U.S. stocks couldn't hang on to a big gain Wednesday, but they still finished broadly higher as technology and health care companies rose. Stocks initially rallied after the Wall Street Journal reported that China's government could make changes to its "Made in China 2025" economic development plan. "Any time you get some semblance of good news on trade, you've had this tendency to see a pretty sharp rally," said Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist for Charles Schwab.
has admitted that the number of aircraft on the ground due to repairs on its Trent 1000 engine remains “at a high level”, even as the aero-engine group promised investors that profits would come in at more than £450m for the year.
Andy Agg, the interim chief financial officer of UK infrastructure operator National Grid will take on the position on a permanent basis from next year. Mr Agg has held the role on an interim basis since his predecessor Andrew Bonfield left in July to take up a position as CFO of US construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar. “Andy has done a great job since stepping into the role on an interim basis in July and I am personally delighted that he has now been formally appointed to the role,” said John Pettigrew, National Grid chief executive.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks careened between big gains and losses on Tuesday before indexes ended the day mixed, the latest dizzying run for a market that's been dominated by them in recent months.
Asian markets closed mixed on Tuesday following Monday’s wild ride in US equities. Indices in the EU were up an average 1.75% in early Tuesday. The trade news from China helped lift US indices in early Tuesday trading.
“It’s impossible to predict the outcome,” Nigel Bolton, head of the European equities team at BlackRock Inc., said at a London briefing on Tuesday. U.K. stocks and the pound have whipsawed on Brexit developments, with both sliding on Monday after Prime Minister Theresa May delayed Parliament’s vote on her divorce deal. The FTSE 100 Index is down about 12 percent this year and has lost more than 8 percent in U.S. dollar terms since the 2016 Brexit vote, whereas European, U.S. and Asian benchmarks have all shown positive returns.
European stocks clawed back some of their losses on Tuesday after selling off sharply on Monday with investors unsettled after British prime minister Theresa May delayed a vote in parliament to approve the EU withdrawal treaty indefinitely. On Tuesday morning the Europe-wide Stoxx 600 gained 1 per cent, following a 1.8 per cent loss the previous day. The pound — which yesterday slipped to its lowest level against the dollar since April 2017 — is rarely out of focus at the moment, but on Tuesday morning traders will have an eye on UK labour market data as well as the usual Brexit developments.
Sterling found a measure of support on Tuesday following a sharp sell-off in the previous session after an unexpected decision by the British prime minister to delay a key vote on Brexit. The pound ticked up 0.1 per cent in early European trade to $1.2567 in, leaving it near its weakest level in more than a year and a half. Against the euro, sterling was also up 0.1 per cent at €1.1066.
Egon Zehnder, the global search company, examined board and senior executive roles at 1,610 public companies worth €7bn or more in 44 countries. It found that just over a fifth of board seats were held by women, a 2 percentage point increase on 2016, but more than seven in every 10 appointments were still going to men. “We need diversity, but it’s simply not happening fast enough,” said Jill Ader, who chairs Egon Zehnder.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Tuesday in narrow trading on doubts that U.S. and China can manage to resolve their festering trade dispute.
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European stock-index futures dropped on Monday after a volatile week in which both the FTSE 100 and the Germany’s Dax fell to two year lows with uncertainty over Brexit and a deterioration of relations between the US and China weighing on investor sentiment. London’s FTSE 100 futures were down 0.7 per cent, while Euro Stoxx 50 futures pulled back 1 per cent, similar to France’s Cac 40 futures which were down 0.8 per cent. German Dax futures fell 1.1 per cent.
European equities bourses sold off sharply in one of the worst trading sessions of the year after Theresa May said she had delayed a vote to approve the EU withdrawal treaty indefinitely. The move accelerated as Mrs May addressed MPs in parliament on the prospects for a second referendum and going back to the EU to renegotiate the terms of the Brexit deal. All of the major European indices were down, with Germany’s Xetra Dax 1.7 per cent lower, the FTSE Mib in Italy off 1.6 per cent, the French CAC 40 down 1.6 per cent and the Spanish Ibex 1.7 per cent lower.
The euro extended its losses on Monday amid a dive in the UK pound and wider dip in European stocks, falling sharply against the dollar in intraday trading. to its lowest level since April 2017, after Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament the vote on the proposed Brexit deal would be delayed until further notice. The sharp fall in the euro’s value against the dollar in mid-afternoon trading coincided with sterling’s decline, as investors took flight from the European currencies on mounting concerns and uncertainty about the future of Brexit.
Wall Street is looking to avoid its longest losing streak in a month, with US stock futures staging a comeback on Monday despite the preceding sell-off in global markets. — its worst since March — with a 2.3 per cent tumble on Friday that saw the index rejoin the Nasdaq Composite in correction territory, defined as a drop of 10 per cent from a peak, and experience a “death cross” — a sign of bearish momentum that occurs when the index’s 50-day moving average falls below its 200-day moving average.
Women still account for fewer than 5 per cent of the chief executive positions in the US, UK and Europe, according to new research that suggests efforts to diversify corporate leadership may be stalling. ...
In the UK, the number of women holding FTSE 100 chief executive positions has slipped from seven to six, just below the number of CEOs named Dave or David. Awareness of the executive gender gap “is at a crescendo” but change is taking longer, said Anne Lim O’Brien, vice-chairman of Heidrick’s global CEO and board practice. “While it’s improving, it’s glacial, whether at the boardroom level or for the CEO,” she said, arguing that boards needed to focus on helping women gain the experience necessary to become “CEO-ready” and calling for a culture shift to address unconscious bias in board appointments.
A busy week ahead will see Britain’s fate become all the more clear, with the ECB delivering on policy. On the risk front, U.S and China will be in focus.
Wall Street capped a turbulent week of trading Friday with the biggest weekly loss since March as traders fret over rising trade tensions between Washington and Beijing and signals of slower economic growth.
European stock-index futures are ending to the week on firmer footing after suffering the worst sell-off since June 2016 on Thursday. Thursday brought a global sell-off that was particularly acute in Europe, ...
Amid rising uncertainty for investors, one thing looks increasingly likely — the UK is heading for a botched Brexit. The consequences UK investors could have to contend with include a second referendum, a general election, crashing out of the EU with “no deal”, or even no Brexit at all. How to galvanise your family finances through Brexit and beyond will be influenced by your age — whether you are accumulating or decumulating wealth — plus the impact of inter-generational financial planning.