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European stocks pulled back from a five-week high Wednesday, with Italian stocks losing the most as the country begins to gear up for a national election next year.
British shares steadied on Wednesday as investors' anticipation of a rate rise from the U.S. Federal Reserve drove financial stocks higher while high-yielding consumer stocks suffered. The FTSE 100 and mid-cap indices ended less than 0.1 percent lower, outperforming the broader European market which fell ahead of the rate decision. The prospect of rising rates in the United States drove sector performance on Wednesday, boosting financials while dragging on housebuilders and consumer stocks.
U.S. stocks moved higher in morning trading Wednesday ahead of an expected interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Technology stocks accounted for much of the market's gains. Health care companies ...
In this series, we’ll analyze the November performances of the services PMIs for developed economies, including the United States, the United Kingdom, the Eurozone, Germany, France, Spain, and Japan.
European stock markets are mostly down, after a largely positive session in Asia. Japan underperformed as the yen strengthened amid a wider dip in the dollar, amid fresh concerns about Trump’s legislative agenda following the Democrats’ victory in Alabama and this also weighed on European markets, leaving the DAX down along with the Euro Stoxx 50. The FTSE 100 outperformed slightly as weaker than expected unemployment numbers knocked sterling down from highs, the IBEX, which was hit by the government’s sale of a 7% stake in Bankia Tuesday bounced back, while Italy’s MIB underperformed in tandem with BTPs amid reports of a general election in early March next year.
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The FTSE 100 rallied significantly during the trading session on Tuesday, reaching the psychologically important 7500 level. This is an area that has a certain amount of psychological importance, as the number should attract a lot of attention.
Banks led U.S. stocks mostly higher in late-afternoon trading Tuesday as the Federal Reserve met to discuss interest rates and the economy. The central bank was expected to raise interest rates for the third time this year on Wednesday. Banks benefit from higher interest rates because they can charge more to lend money.
European stocks close in the green Tuesday, with smart-card maker Gemalto NV and retail giant Steinhoff Holdings NV scoring notable gains.
Bill Gross thinks investors need to avoid parking their money in US (SPX-INDEX) Treasuries (TLT) (BND) during a crisis arising out of a policy mistake, a geopolitical issue, or unexpected risk.
UK shares rose to their highest in a month on Tuesday as rising oil prices boosted energy stocks and the pound retreated, even though British UK inflation rose to its highest in six years. A cheaper pound generally supports the FTSE as the weaker currency translates into an accounting boost for large companies with overseas revenues. The blue-chip FTSE 100 closed up 0.63 percent at 7500.79 points, a level not reached since November 9.