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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly higher Thursday as health care and industrial companies rise. Banks are slipping as Morgan Stanley drops after its fourth-quarter results fell short of Wall Street's expectations. Smaller companies are making bigger gains than the rest of the market after they suffered outsize losses in late 2018.
EUROPE MARKETS European indexes were in the red on Thursday, as French bank Société Générale SA announced it expected its fourth-quarter capital markets revenues to fall by around 20%. In the U.K., Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote, freeing her to start cross-party discussions on finding a way forward on Brexit.
Britain's blue chip stocks fell on Wednesday as a stronger pound lured investors toward cheap domestic companies and away from exporters after Prime Minister Theresa May's heavy Brexit defeat, while weak results weighed on Pearson. The prime minister's historic defeat was seen as reducing the chance of a hard Brexit even as uncertainty ahead of a no confidence vote in May's government on Wednesday evening kept volumes muted. This is the harsh reality of progress during these unprecedented Brexit negotiations," said Richard Flax, Chief Investment Officer at Moneyfarm.
Britain's top share index was expected to open slightly lower on Wednesday after lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's deal to leave the European Union by a crushing margin overnight, deepening political and market uncertainty. The FTSE 100 was seen opening 3 points lower and underperforming its European peers, according to financial spreadbetters at IG. The small drop comes as sterling eked out small gains against the U.S. dollar in early dealings, with the sizable defeat for May seen forcing Britain to pursue different options, including a delay to the exit.
European markets finish higher Tuesday, in an up-and-down session, as Chinese government officials outline plans to boost the country’s sluggish economy.
European markets dropped on Monday, as investors wait for the U.K. parliament’s vote over Prime Minister Theresa May’s contentious Brexit withdrawal agreement on Tuesday
LONDON (AP) — Stock markets around the world drifted lower Monday after China reported a slowdown in exports dented the recent upturn in confidence. The British pound was steady ahead of a tumultuous week in British politics with lawmakers expected to vote against Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.
U.S. stock indexes nestled a hair lower on Friday after the falling price of oil weighed on energy companies, but the S&P 500 nevertheless closed out its third straight winning week following a brutal stretch in December. "After some of the initial gains we saw earlier in the week I think it's just a rally looking tired," said Willie Delwiche, investment strategist at Baird. The S&P 500 edged down by 0.38 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 2,596.26.
Gains didn’t last for European stocks on Friday, with negative news for the auto sector and losses for oil majors weighing.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday that he is "very worried" about the ballooning U.S. debt. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday in London that he hopes the UK and the EU will avoid a no-deal. Stocks in Europe traded slightly higher on Friday as investors tried to navigate through political uncertainty across the globe.
European stock indexes climbed on Wednesday, amid optimism over extended trade talks between China and the U.S.
LONDON (AP) — Share prices around the world surged further Wednesday amid hopes the U.S. and China are on course to resolve their trade dispute following three days of discussions in Beijing.
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares extended gains in Asia on hopes for progress in resolving the tariffs battle between the U.S. and China as talks appeared to have been extended in Beijing.
European markets were up on Tuesday, as optimism over reignited trade talks between the U.S. and China spurred investors to buy perceived riskier assets.
Investors are monitoring the second day of trade talks between China and the U.S. At the same time, investors they are also considering the path of rate hikes for the Federal Reserve this year. Stocks in Europe hit a three-week high on Tuesday morning, as trade and politics take center stage.
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday as officials kept silent on talks in Beijing aimed at resolving trade tensions with the U.S.
Global stocks trade mixed as investors ride Friday's 750-point Dow rally that was built on dovish central bank signals and much stronger-than-expected December job creation data. Japan's Nikkei 225 jumps 2.4%, while Asia stocks rise 1.3% as China vows to add new liquidity into the nation's financial system and U.S. China trade talks kick-off in Beijing. U.S. equity futures edged higher Monday, following a pullback in European stocks, as investors pared gains for a global market rally fueled by much stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data and dovish messages from the Federal Reserve and the People's Bank of China that look to support beaten-down asset prices heading into the fourth quarter earnings season.
Investors in European markets were hesitant on Monday, as although U.S./ China trade talks are set to continue this week concerns over Chinese consumption remain.
Concerns over economic growth, Brexit and the U.S. government shutdown could be dragging investment sentiment lower. During late morning trade, investors were also digesting news that Societe Generale cut its oil price forecasts for 2019 on the back of economic growth concerns. Stocks in Europe were lower on Monday, erasing earlier gains on the ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and China.
NEW YORK (AP) — Global stocks soared Friday and reversed the big losses they suffered just a day earlier. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 746 points in the latest twist in a wild three months for markets.