Market Reports

Global stocks stay buoyant as dollar, bond yields rise

Global stocks stay buoyant as dollar, bond yields rise

Published 17/10/2017

World equity markets held close to all-time highs on Tuesday, as investors latched on to rising bets on higher borrowing costs in the U.S. and Britain. [more…]

Oil holds gains as Iraq, U.S.-Iran tension raises risks

Oil holds gains as Iraq, U.S.-Iran tension raises risks

Published 17/10/2017

Oil prices crept higher on Tuesday, holding on to gains made as fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish forces threatened supplies from northern Iraq while political tension rose between the United States and Iran. [more…]

Oil rallies on Chinese import boost and Mideast tensions

Oil rallies on Chinese import boost and Mideast tensions

Published 13/10/2017

Oil prices firmed on Friday as strong Chinese oil import data and turmoil in the Middle East boosted bulls in a market that has already shown signs of rebalancing after years of excess. [more…]

Bayer`s gains help European shares hit four-month high

Bayer`s gains help European shares hit four-month high

Published 13/10/2017

European shares hit their highest in nearly four months on Friday, helped by gains in Bayer after an asset sale deal paving the way for the German drugmaker's $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto. [more…]

Dollar stays low as stocks cheer latest record streak

Dollar stays low as stocks cheer latest record streak

Published 13/10/2017

World stocks rose for a fourth straight day on Friday on expectations of broad-based global growth, while the dollar headed for its worst week in five as investors awaited U.S. inflation data. [more…]

Oil up on lower U.S. rig count, expectation of ongoing Saudi output restraint

Oil up on lower U.S. rig count, expectation of ongoing Saudi output restraint

Published 09/10/2017

Oil prices edged up on Monday, after a 2 percent slide on Friday, as the number of rigs drilling for new oil in the United States dipped and on expectations that Saudi Arabia would continue to restrain its output to support the market. [more…]

China shares hit 21-month high- Turkish lira takes a dive

China shares hit 21-month high- Turkish lira takes a dive

Published 09/10/2017

Chinese shares climbed on Monday after a week-long break as a disappointing survey on the country's service sector did little to dent optimism on global growth, while political uncertainty caused turbulence for the Turkish and British currencies. [more…]

Dollar trades below 12-week high vs. yen as North Korea fears weigh

Dollar trades below 12-week high vs. yen as North Korea fears weigh

Published 09/10/2017

The dollar held steady against the yen on Monday, having retreated from 12-week highs set last week, due to renewed focus on geopolitical risks amid concerns that North Korea may be preparing another missile test. [more…]

Asian currencies to stay steady, Fed tightening seen curbing gains: Reuters poll

Asian currencies to stay steady, Fed tightening seen curbing gains: Reuters poll

Published 06/10/2017

Asian currencies, on an upswing since the start of the year, are unlikely to trade higher than they are now in a year, held back as the U.S. Federal Reserve presses on with further interest rate rises, a Reuters poll found. [more…]

Asia up on economic optimism before U.S. jobs report, dollar buoyant

Asia up on economic optimism before U.S. jobs report, dollar buoyant

Published 06/10/2017

Asian stocks rose on Friday and the dollar hit a seven-week peak, riding on economic optimism ahead of a U.S. job report later in the day. [more…]