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European stock markets open slightly lower Wednesday morning as uncertainty over the state of Sino-U.S. trade talks dominates sentiment.
Global stocks stalled as investors remain defensive in the face of uncertain U.S.-China trade talks and further signals of a slowing world economy. Global crude trades lower as as investors pare bets on potential China stimulus to kick-start demand in the world's biggest energy importer and react to a surprise 6.6 million barrel build in domestic U.S. crude stocks. U.S. equity futures suggest a mixed open on Wall Street ahead of earnings from Starbucks, Bristol-Myers Squibb, American Airlines, Western Digital and Intel.
The US and Canada recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the country’s interim president on Wednesday, in a direct challenge to the regime of Nicolás Maduro. The apparently co-ordinated ...
European stock markets traded lower on Thursday as uncertainty continues to dominate investor sentiment. European stock markets traded slightly on Thursday as uncertainty continues to dominate investor sentiment. The pan-European Stoxx 600 hovered around the flatline, with all three major indexes - FTSE, the German DAX and the French CAC - in negative territory.
By Muvija M and Shashwat Awasthi (Reuters) - UK shares slipped on Wednesday as fresh worries about global economic growth weighed on oil stocks while a stronger pound also pulled down multinational stocks, ...
Japan's December exports fall to the lowest level in two years, thanks to a sharp decline in China shipments, while the BoJ cuts inflation forecasts and pledges to keep 10-year rates at zero percent. White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow denies reports of cancelled U.S.-China trade talks, but says President Trump won't "back down' on demands for structural changes. Global crude trades higher as investors bet on potential China stimulus to kick-start demand in the world's biggest energy importer.
LONDON MARKETS Shares of London-listed challenger bank Metro Bank PLC (UK:MTRO) plunged 28% on Wednesday, following poor fourth-quarter earnings, while continued uncertainty over global trade weighed on the broader U.
European stocks were down on Wednesday, as fears over the global economic slowdown continued to spook investors
By Julien Ponthus LONDON (Reuters) - European shares dipped on Wednesday morning as a new batch of corporate updates prompted fresh concerns, particularly on the tech sector, and added to worries about ...
The FTSE 100 company stuck to its production estimate for the coming year and forecast higher capital spending in 2019 of $1.2 billion, which it said would go partly towards the expansion of its flagship Los Pelambres mine in Chile. The mine already pumps out about half of Antofagasta's copper output. Antofagasta's fourth-quarter production jumped to 220,000 tonnes from 177,800 tonnes reported a year earlier.
The British pound has become more appealing to some investors as they bet that the probability of extending the Brexit negotiating period, or a second referendum on the U.K.’s divorce from the European Union, is becoming more likely. Some are also betting on a lower chance of a so-called hard Brexit, in which the U.K. leaves the EU without an agreement in place, hurting the pound. Sterling is up 2.1% so far this year against the euro and 1.2% versus the dollar, having risen on Monday after Prime Minister Theresa May laid out a “Plan B” for leaving the EU, a week after British lawmakers rejected her withdrawal deal by a historic margin.
By Shashwat Awasthi (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 posted its worst day in nearly a month on Tuesday as renewed global economic slowdown worries sparked a sell-off across the U.S., Asian and European markets ...
By Julien Ponthus and Helen Reid LONDON (Reuters) - European shares extended their slide on Tuesday as growth worries weighed on global markets while results from Switzerland's UBS dragged on the banking ...
If a general election were held, the opposition Labour Party, under left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn, would have a chance of winning it, ushering in its program of nationalization and higher government spending.
LONDON MARKETS The FTSE 100 struggled on Tuesday, as the London banking sector came under pressure after earnings from Swiss bank UBS Group AG fell short of analysts’ expectations. Energy stocks were also weaker as oil prices fell on continued concerns about global growth, most recently sparked by a warning from the International Monetary Fund and Chinese data reported Monday.
British bank Barclays (BARC.L) has warned nearly 300 staff they could face redundancy or relocation from its Millshaw Court call centre in Leeds, northern England, following unspecified "changes to its business". The FTSE 100 (.FTSE) lender said it had informed 280 staff at the office that their roles were at risk, with around 115 of the roles possibly relocating to Manchester or Liverpool in northwestern England, and the northeastern English city of Sunderland. Barclays declined to give further reasons for the possible layoffs but British banks have broadly been pursuing deep cost-cutting initiatives in recent years in the face of intensifying competition in UK lending and tighter profit margins.
British bank Barclays (BARC.L) has warned nearly 300 staff they could face redundancy or relocation from its Millshaw Court call center in Leeds, northern England, following unspecified "changes to its business". The FTSE 100 (.FTSE) lender said it had informed 280 staff at the office that their roles were at risk, with around 115 of the roles possibly relocating to Manchester or Liverpool in northwestern England, and the northeastern English city of Sunderland. Barclays declined to give further reasons for the possible layoffs but British banks have broadly been pursuing deep cost-cutting initiatives in recent years in the face of intensifying competition in UK lending and tighter profit margins.
European stocks were down on Tuesday, after investor fears returned over the state of the global economy — with concerns over China growth at the front of that. Swiss bank UBS Groups AG (CH:UBSG) missed profit expectations, putting the European banking sector under pressure.
London's FTSE 100 (.FTSE) closed 0.03 percent higher after hitting near session lows with sterling gaining ground following May's comments that she would seek further concessions from the EU on a back-up plan to avoid a hard border in Ireland. Trading on Monday was muted as U.S. markets remained closed for Martin Luther King day and volumes in both British indexes were a little over half the 90-day average daily turnover. Sterling (GBP=D3) hit session highs against the U.S. dollar after May promised to be more open with parliament in negotiating the country's future relationship with the European Union.
European shares slipped on Monday from six-week highs after China's fourth-quarter growth figures confirmed a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy, with 2018 its weakest year since 1990. The pan-European STOXX 600 (.STOXX) fell 0.3 percent and Germany's exporter-heavy DAX (.GDAXI) dropped 0.6 percent while U.S. markets were closed for Martin Luther King Day. "Even with the Chinese data dump that greeted the European markets at Monday’s open, the session turned out to be a bit of a snooze, lacking an injection of energy from the U.S.," Connor Campbell, an analyst at Spreadex, said.
Sterling firmed up to the day's highs on Monday after British Prime Minister Theresa May promised to be more open with parliament in negotiating the country's future relationship with the European Union. A lawmaker from the DUP said the border "backstop" remained the fundamental problem with her Brexit divorce deal that she must focus on changing.
Sterling inched lower against the dollar and the euro on Monday while British government bond yields slipped to session lows as Prime Minister Theresa May outlined the Plan B of her European Union divorce ...