The headline index is tipped to open a modestly firmer this morning, according to financial websites, tracking a mildly positive session on Wall St overnight and ahead of today's speeches from Carney, Draghi and Yellen, while Asian markets also got off to an encouraging start...
US & ASIA
In the US last night, the Dow edged 1 point higher to close at 18,286, the Nasdaq gained 19 points at 5,091 and the S&P 500 rose 5 points to 2,131.
In Asia today, the Nikkei was recently up 22 points at 20,225 and the Hang Seng had gained 428 points at 27,952.
WTI crude oil traded at $60.57 a barrel and Brent at $66.39.
The S&P 500 fell by -0.09% on Wednesday as shares dropped across the board after the release of last month’s Federal Reserve meeting minutes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also fell, by 0.15%, while the Nasdaq finished up by just a modest amount... read more
The headline index is tipped to open broadly unchanged this morning, according to financial websites, following a fairly uninspiring session on Wall St overnight. A bumper crop of corporate news likely to spark some action but rising 'Grexit' fears continue to weigh...
US & ASIA
In the US last night, the Dow fell 27 points to 18,285, while the Nasdaq edged 2 points higher to close at 5,072 and the S&P 500 finished the session 2 points lower at 2,126.
In Asia today, the Nikkei was recently up 48 points at 20,243, while the Hang Seng had fallen 30 points to 27,557.
The headline index is tipped to make a lacklustre start this morning, according to financial websites, despite making steady gains yesterday, as US and Asian markets were mixed overnight and with Greek debt issues and ECB QE news at the fore...
US & ASIA
In the US last night, the Dow gained 13 points to close at 18,312, while the Nasdaq lost 8 points at 5,070 and the S&P 500 edged down 1 point to 2,128.
In Asia today, the Nikkei was recently up 226 points at 20,256 and the Hang Seng had fallen 51 points at 27,642.
WTI crude oil traded at $58.65 a barrel and Brent at $64.73.
Gold settled at $1,208.3 an ounce.
In the corporate diary today, trading statements are due from Morgan Advanced Materials and Ricardo, interim results are expected from Bank of Georgia, Burberry, Britvic, Patisserie Holdings, Thomas Cook and Zoopla and final results are scheduled to be released by Cable & Wireless