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World shares hit highs as markets focus on earnings
Markets

World shares hit highs as markets focus on earnings

  • Europe's STOXX 600 rose to a record high before easing some gains, up 0.1% at 1105 GMT. Asian shares hit one-month highs overnight.
  • "We had a strong rally in cyclical and value stocks since the start of this year - we would like to see confirmation in the earnings."
Published 19 Apr, 2021 06:21pm
Stocks struggle as tech slide erases commodities surge
Markets

Stocks struggle as tech slide erases commodities surge

  • World stocks down 0.1% at fresh 2-week low.
  • Nasdaq futures down 1.5%, S&P 500 futures down 0.5%.
  • Crude oil, metal prices rise on growth outlook.
  • Expectations of faster growth spur inflation fears.
  • Eyes on Fed's Powell testimony at 1500 GMT.
Published 23 Feb, 2021 06:03pm
Shares reach record high, oil tops $60 a barrel
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Shares reach record high, oil tops $60 a barrel

  • MSCI all-country world share index at record high
  • European indexes climb early on, US futures gain
  • Oil crosses $60 a barrel
  • Hopes of $1.9 trln US stimulus, vaccines boosting sentiment
  • US dollar retreats from recent highs
Published 08 Feb, 2021 06:09pm
Stocks struggle as tech remains fragile, pound slides
Markets

Stocks struggle as tech remains fragile, pound slides

  • World shares fall slightly.
  • European shares down 1.2% after positive session in Asia.
  • Nasdaq futures fall 2.5% as New York trading resumes.
  • Dollar inches up before ECB, pound under Brexit pressure.
  • Oil falls below $41 on demand fears.
Published 08 Sep, 2020 05:06pm
With big tech on holiday, world shares inch higher
Markets

With big tech on holiday, world shares inch higher

  • European stocks open sharply higher, FTSE helped by weak pound.
  • Pound down 0.5% as no deal Brexit risks rise.
  • Japan's Nikkei falls, Chinese shares in red.
  • Currency market action muted.
  • Oil falls 1.2% after Saudi price cuts.
Published 07 Sep, 2020 06:50pm
Stocks, euro rally after EU agrees to recovery fund
Markets

Stocks, euro rally after EU agrees to recovery fund

  • EU seals recovery fund plan after five days of talks.
  • Euro hits 18-month high, DAX briefly turns positive for year.
  • Virus vaccine trial results add to bullish mood.
  • Investors expect US stimulus of more than $1 trillion.
  • Gold shines at 9-year high.
Published 22 Jul, 2020 12:30am