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  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks rebound on Wednesday as the immediate drag from the Brexit vote began to ebb and investors wagered central banks would ultimately ride to the rescue with more stimulus measures. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan rose 1 percent to recoup around a third of Friday's stinging loss. Japan's Nikkei climbed 1.4 percent. The broader Topix gained 1.4 percent to 1,241.73 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 added 1.4 percent t...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks rose for the first time in three days on Tuesday after a heavy sell-off following Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union, on hopes of a more co-ordinated central bank response to financial market losses, and on firmer oil prices. The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 2.4 percent while the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index advanced 2 percent. British and European banking stocks, which had suffered the worst of the market rout, climbe...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks rose for the first time in three days on Tuesday while sterling and other currencies advanced as investors scooped up beaten down assets after Britain's vote to exit the European Union stunned financial markets. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan was up 0.1 percent but the tiny gain belied an impressive turnaround which saw the Japanese stocks rally more than 3 percent from the day's lows, pul...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks fell on Monday, weighed down by uncertainty over Britain's decision to leave the European Union, but the Madrid market rose after Spain's election. The pan-European STOXX 600 and the FTSEurofirst 300 indexes both fell by 0.6 to 0.7 percent. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX index was flat. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.4 percent. An index of European bank shares fell 8.89 percent. Royal Bank of Scotland fell 16 percent while Barclays ...

  • In Asian Equity Markets Japan's Nikkei index rebounded on Monday as government officials stepped up warnings that they may intervene in currency markets to stabilise the yen after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The Nikkei rose 1.6 percent to 15,189.21 in midmorning trade, after falling 7.9 percent on Friday in the wake of Britain's historic decision. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan shrank losses to 0.6 percent as compani...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks posted their worst daily fall in nearly eight years Friday, after investors dumped risk assets following the U.K.'s historic referendum that left the country on course to leave the European Union. The FTSEurofirst 300 index was down more than 5 percent. The FTSE 100 lost 3.2 percent to 6,138.69, bouncing back from steeper early losses.  Euro zone banks fell 14.5 percent and were on track f...

  • In Asian Equity Markets Japanese stocks fell to more than a four-month low on Friday as voting returns suggested Britain has opted to leave the European Union. The Nikkei dived as much as 8.3 percent to 14,890.56 points, the lowest since February. The broader Topix fell 6.8 percent to 1,210.41 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 declined 6.9 percent to 10,920.67. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan ...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks rose for the fifth day running on Thursday, assisted by firmer banks and miners and expectations that Britain would vote to stay in the European Union. The pan-European STOXX 600 and FTSEurofirst 300 indexes rose 1.5 and 1.3 percent respectively. Banks rose 2.7 percent, helped by prospects of a defeat of the "Leave" camp in the UK vote. Spanish lender Santander rose 4.3 percent, while Italian banks outperformed as expectations the UK will remain i...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks were up in hesitant trade on Thursday, as many investors sought shelter in safe-haven assets such as the Japanese yen and government debt as they braced for Britain's vote on its fate in the European Union. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan rose 0.2 percent. Many markets in Asia were flat to slightly negative. Among the big losers were the Indonesian stock ...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks gained ground on Wednesday, with two key regional indexes touching their highest level in more than two weeks, as firmer financial stocks propped up markets. The pan-European STOXX 600 index and the similar FTSEurofirst 300 index both edged up 0.1 percent. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.1 percent, a day before the country votes on its membership of the European Union. Shares in Swiss financial group Julius Baer advanced 2 percent...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks edged up on Wednesday as nervous investors counted down to Britain's make-or-break European Union referendum, while Fed Chair Janet Yellen's cautious tone on future rate hikes added to a subdued mood in markets. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan rose 0.2 percent. The Nikkei fell 1.0 percent to 16,007.52 in midmorning trade after rising 4.7 percent in the past three days. The broader Topix...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks fell in early trading on Tuesday after a sharp rally in the previous session, with the market coming under pressure following a fall in mining and energy stocks. The Pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 and the STOXX Europe 600 indexes were both down 0.4 percent. The STOXX Europe 600 Basic Resources index was down 1 percent, the biggest sectoral decliner. The European energy index fell 0.5 percent, tracking weaker oil prices.

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks rose after a tentative start on Tuesday, cautiously extending a rally triggered by growing expectations that British voters will opt to remain in the European Union in this week's referendum. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan was up 0.2 percent. The Nikkei rose 0.5 percent to 16,050.97 in midmorning trade after traversing positive and negative territory. The broader Topix gained 0.5 percent to 1,285.45 and t...

  • In European Equity Markets top European stocks indexes posted their biggest rallies since August on Monday, led by heavyweight banking stocks, as weekend opinion polls boosted expectations that Britain would vote to stay in the European Union. The pan-European STOXX 600 and FTSEurofirst 300 indexes both rose 3.7 percent.  Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds rose by 7 percent and 5.1 percent respectively. Italian bank UniCredit also rose 6.3 percen...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks gained as some fears that Britain would vote to leave the European Union abated on Monday, boosting a recovery in both sterling and investors' taste for risk assets.  MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan rose 1 percent. Australian stocks added 1.2 percent and South Korea's Kospi rose 1.1 percent. The Nikkei rose 2.4 percent to 15,966.72 after rising to as high as 16,035.44, the highest since June 14. 

  • In European Equity Markets stocks rose on Friday, helped by a rebound in the battered banking sector, with investors attributing the rebound partly to the suspension of campaigning for Britain's EU referendum following the shooting of a lawmaker. The pan-European STOXX 600 and FTSEurofirst 300 indexes both rose around 1.2 percent. Shares in Bank of Ireland, Lloyds Bank, UniCredit, Deutsche Bank and Santander were among the top gainers among Europe...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks rose on Friday, but were set for weekly losses as investors favored safe haven assets due to fears that Britain will vote to quit the European Union, though the killing of a pro-EU lawmaker was seen swaying sentiment toward the "Remain" camp. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan was up 0.8 percent, but was down nearly 2.5 percent for the week. China's CSI 300 index advanced ...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks fell on Thursday, with banking stocks dragging regional equity indexes towards their lowest point in almost four months in a market dominated by concerns over next week's EU membership vote in Britain. The pan-European STOXX 600 and FTSEurofirst 300 indexes fell 1.3 and 1.1 percent. A warning from the Swiss National Bank (SNB) that UBS and Credit Suisse would likely each need to raise an extra 10 billion Swiss francs t...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks turned lower on Thursday and the yen rose after the Bank of Japan refrained from taking further stimulus steps, hours after the Federal Reserve's own review had struck a cautious note on its policy outlook. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan was last down 0.9 percent. Japan's Nikkei hit a two-month intraday low and was last down 2.6 percent. South Korea's Kospi lost 0.8 percent and H...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks rose on Wednesday after a five-day losing streak caused by jitters over next week's British referendum on European Union membership, with a reassuring earnings update and bid talk boosting Zodiac Aerospace. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index ended up 0.9 percent and the STOXX 600 index rose 1 percent. Zodiac shares rose as much as 26 percent after a French financial publication said aerospace group Safran was preparing a bid for th...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks were slightly weaker but recovered from near three-week lows on Wednesday as markets digested U.S. index provider MSCI's decision not to include domestic Chinese equities in its indexes and Brexit fears drove investors to assets such as U.S. bonds and the yen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan were down 0.1 percent. Japan's Nikkei reversed earlier losses to rise 0.7 percent. China's...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks fell for a fifth straight session on Tuesday, with investors anxious about next week's referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union and the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting starting later in the day.  The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 1.3 percent. The STOXX Europe 600 was down 1.4 percent, while European miners fell 2.1 percent, the top sectoral decliner, tracking weaker metals prices. The...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fell on Tuesday ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day meeting that begins later in the day, amid growing worries this month's referendum in Britain could see it exit the European Union. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan was down 0.6 percent. Japan's Nikkei stock index skidded 1.5 percent after falling 3.5 percent on Monday. The broader Topix lost 1.3 percent to 1,267.82,...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks fell to their lowest level in more than two months on Monday, hit by a sell-off in cyclical stocks and widespread unease in markets over a possible British exit from the European Union. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 1.4 percent at 1,289.95 points. The STOXX Europe 600 was trading 1.5 percent lower after setting its lowest in more than two months. The FTSE 100 fell 0.7 percent to 6,073.58 as all...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks fell the most in over two months and the Japanese yen rose on Monday as riskier assets took a hammering before key central bank meetings this week and as nervous investors awaited a referendum that could see Britain exiting the European Union. The Nikkei index was down 2.7 percent at midday after falling to its lowest since May 6. The broader Topix and the ...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks fell close to a four-week low on Friday, with Lufthansa falling after the surprise departure of its finance chief, while political worries put pressure on cyclical stocks on the last trading day of the week. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 2.45 percent. Cyclicals were hit hard, with European insurance, banking, construction and travel indexes falling between 2.6 percent and 3.7 percent. 

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks pulled back on Friday as investors sought refuge in safe-haven assets amid festering concerns over the June 23 referendum that could see Britain exit the European Union. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan fell 0.6 percent, but remains poised for a weekly gain of 1.7 percent. Japan's Nikkei declined 0.5 percent, extending losses for the week to 0.3 percent. China's CSI 300 index lost 0.4 percent, and the Shanghai Composite retreate...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks fell for a second straight day on Thursday, weighed down by weakness among commodities-related stocks, while Essentra plunged after a profit warning.The pan-European STOXX 600 and FTSEurofirst 300 indexes were both down around 1 percent at the close. Essentra fell 27.7 percent after it warned of lower full-year profit, citing challenging market conditions for its filter products and delays in some large projects. Vodafone weighed on tele...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks turned lower on Thursday, led by falling Japanese equities, while a weaker dollar buoyed commodities such as gold and crude oil. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan was down 0.2 percent after rising by as much as 0.3 percent earlier to a six-week high. The Nikkei pulled back 1.3 percent, hurt by a stronger yen. Financial markets in Hong Kong and China were closed for holidays. 

  • In European Equity Markets stocks decreased on Wednesday after two straight days of gains, as a fall in Italian bank UniCredit and Austrian bank Erste knocked financial stocks. The pan-European STOXX 600 and FTSEurofirst 300 indexes both ended down 0.5 percent. UniCredit fell on uncertainty over the appointment of a new CEO and the possibility that it will have to launch a capital increase. Erste shares fell 3.8 percent, after insurance...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks were flat on Wednesday, as weak Chinese export data offset a brightening energy sector outlook and an expected delay in interest rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve. The MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan fell 0.1 percent. The Nikkei edged down 0.4 percent to 16,611.45 points by late morning after earlier traversing positive and negative territory. The broader Topix fell 0.5 percent to 1,334.59 and the JPX-...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks touched a one-week high on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pushed back expectations for a rate increase without raising concerns over the strength of the world's largest economy. The pan-European STOXX Europe 600 and the FTSEurofirst 300 indexes rose 1.2 percent and 1.1 percent respectively. Germany's DAX outperformed, rising 1.7 percent after data showed that industrial output in Germany rose mor...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks hit a five-week high on Tuesday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave a largely upbeat assessment on the U.S. economic outlook, while the dollar declined on diminishing expectations of interest rate increases in coming months. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan rose 0.5 percent. The Nikkei edged up 0.2 percent to 16,610.19 in choppy mid-morning trade after earlier falling into negative territory. ...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks edged up on Monday, helped by gains in major mining and oil company shares following weakness in the dollar prompted by Friday's weak U.S. jobs data. The pan-European STOXX 600 and FTSEurofirst 300 equity indexes rose 0.3 and 0.4 percent respectively. European shares were led up by Britain's FTSE 100, which rose 1 percent and is heavily weighted in commodity-related shares. Mining stocks such as Anglo American, Rio Tinto and ...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks rose on Monday and the dollar dragged itself off its lowest levels in nearly a month after U.S. nonfarm payrolls showed the slowest job growth in more than five years, quashing expectations for a near-term U.S. interest rate hike. MSCI index was up 0.6 percent. The Nikkei fell 1.4 percent to 16,404.93 in mid-morning trade, after falling to as low as 16,322.64, the weakest level since May 10. The broader Topix shed 1.3 percent to 1,...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks fell on Friday, reversing earlier gains after weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data, while Accor rose on reported plans by a Chinese firm to raise its stake in the hotel group. The FTSEurofirst 300 was down 0.2 percent, after rising around 0.7 percent earlier in the session.  Airbus fell 3.4 percent after Qatar Airways cancelled its first Airbus A320neo jet due to delays in deliveries. Banco Popolare fell as...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks advanced on Friday as investors looked to U.S. employment data that could add to or detract from the case for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this month or in July. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan was up 0.4 percent, setting it up for a rise of 0.3 percent for the week. Japan's Nikkei gained 0.2 percent, paring losses for the week to 1.5 percent. Chinese shares were mixed, with the CSI 300 index little changed, while the Sh...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks edged into negative territory on Thursday after OPEC failed to agree an output ceiling for oil and the European Central Bank revised its inflation and growth forecasts only slightly higher. The pan-European STOXX 600 and FTSEurofirst 300 indexes were both down 0.3 percent. Voestalpine rose more than 5 percent and the Austrian steel producer posted a full-year net profit above expectations, helped by its focus on better-quality steel and products w...

  • In Asian Equity Markets stocks eased on Thursday after surveys showed global manufacturing activity and demand remain weak, while a jump in the yen sent Japan's Nikkei reeling more than 2 percent. MSCI index struggled to keep its head above water after rising more than 3 percent over the last seven days. The Nikkei index fell 2 percent to 16,619.86 by late morning. Prime Minister Abe announced on Wednesday that he would delay a sales tax increase scheduled for April by 2-1/2 years...

  • In European Equity Markets stocks decreased on Wednesday, hit by a fall in commodity stocks and banks, while the travel sector came under pressure after the U.S. issued a travel alert over the possibility of attacks in Europe this summer. The pan-European STOXX 600 and FTSEurofirst 300 indexes both fell by around 1 percent. Mining stocks fell after data out on China's manufacturing activity, which suggested the world's second-largest economy is still struggling to rega...

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