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U.S. stock indexes edged lower in afternoon trading Monday as investors waited for the latest updates about trade negotiations and the economy. Wall Street is particularly focused on developments in the trade war ahead of a new round of tariffs on $160 billion of Chinese imports due to take effect on Sunday.
Stock markets weakened during European trading on Monday as investors weighed the possibility of more U.S. tariffs on China and the outlook for negotiations on the trade dispute. A Chinese official said that Beijing wants a prompt settlement of its trade war with Washington as another U.S. tariff hike on $160 billion of Chinese imports is due to take effect Sunday. China announced Friday it was carrying out a promise to waive punitive tariffs on American soybeans and pork.
The FTSE 250 midcap index was also down by the same level, with Tullow Oil recording its steepest one-day fall since early 2004 after the oil and gas explorer scrapped dividend and announced the exit of its CEO. Rival Premier Oil also fell 8%.
European stock markets steadied at the start of trading on Monday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.1 percent at 7,230.91 points. In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index flattened at 13,165.67 ...
It’s a big week ahead, with the ECB, the FED, trade, and the UK General Election in focus. Expect the stats to play second fiddle in the week.
The U.S. market surged in early trading after a blowout labor report. Activity may have slowed but labor markets and consumer health remain strong.
The more domestically-focussed FTSE 250 rose 1.1% and bagged its sixth straight week of gains. U.S. President Donald Trump's comments that the trade talks were "moving right along" and China's decision to waive imports tariffs for some soybeans and pork from the United States lifted sentiment as a torrid week drew to a close.
European stock markets diverged at the open on Thursday following gains in Asia. London's benchmark FTSE 100 index lost 0.2 percent to 7,172.54 points compared with the close Wednesday. In the eurozone, ...
The catalyst behind the strength is a report from Bloomberg suggesting the United States and China were inching closer to a trade deal. The news is an about face from the narrative that drove Asian shares lower earlier in the day and Wall Street stocks sharply lower on Tuesday.
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Markets rallied in a flurry after Bloomberg reported that Washington and Beijing were close to agreeing on the amount of tariffs that would be rolled back in a phase-one trade deal. The main index rose 0.4%, boosted by Asia-exposed HSBC and miners , as the report helped offset pessimism from U.S. President Donald Trump's earlier comments that hinted at a delay. "I wouldn't believe a trade deal until I see one... Talks may not have deteriorated, but that doesn't mean a deal is in the offing," Markets.com analyst Neil Wilson said.
Investing.com -- The pound hit its highest level against the euro in over two years on Wednesday on increasing confidence that the general election on Dec. 12th will return the Conservative Party to power with a healthy majority. It also hit a six-month high against the dollar
Global markets are mixed following a series of sentiment damaging blows. The U.S. market is down -0.75% and extending Monday losses in early Tuesday trading.
The blue-chip index slipped 1.8%, while the midcap FTSE 250 index's fall was limited to 1% on the back of a 15% surge in miner Centamin after Canada's Endeavour Mining revealed a $1.9 billion buyout proposal. In a broad sell-off, every sector in the main index recorded losses after Trump said an agreement with Beijing might have to wait until after the U.S. presidential election in November 2020. The mood had already started to sour this week as Washington's tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from key Latin American trading partners and Trump's threat to slap separate tariffs on France and the European Union rekindled fears of global trade tensions.
Mothers will also have the option to take a further six months of leave without pay. The Durex condom and Lysol disinfectant maker also said it would increase paid paternity leave for fathers and partners to four weeks, with the option to take a further four weeks of leave without pay. Reckitt Benckiser has also launched suites for breastfeeding mothers returning to work and free breast pumps if needed.
The FTSE 100 ended down 0.8% on its third session in the red, after rising by the same level earlier in the day, while the mid-cap FTSE 250 dipped 0.5%. Trump's surprise plans to restore tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminium imports from Brazil and Argentina dragged most other stocks in to the red. While estimate-beating factory data from China helped kick off trading on a positive note as investors entered the final month of the year, questions about the health of the world economy were quick to return after U.S. figures missed expectations.
It’s a particularly busy week ahead. The Pound will be in the grasps of the opinion polls, with risk appetite in the hands of the U.S and China and data.
European stock markets retreated at the start of trading on Friday following losses across Asia, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.5 percent at 7,381.75 points. Frankfurt's DAX 30 index shed ...
Stock markets mostly fell Friday as investors gauged whether renewed China-U.S. tensions might lead to a “Black Friday” sell-off, and with U.S. traders largely out for a long weekend. U.S. financial markets were closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday and will have a half-day session on Friday. Stock benchmarks have largely fallen since U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation supporting human rights in Hong Kong, potentially increasing tensions as the U.S. and China negotiate over ending their trade war.