Market talk

  • Daily Market Update

    Upbeat start to the week’s trading... $50 billion energy sector merger... Goldman Sachs predicts further decline in oil prices... Japanese firm to acquire US vaccine business... Brazil’s markets set for decline after election result...

  • Daily Market Update

    Global markets lower on NY Ebola case... Microsoft remains bright without new windows... Pfizer offer for AstraZeneca looking less likely... Is Amazon writing the book on disappointment?... 401k limits increased...

  • Daily Market Update

    European markets improve on better German data; Asia ends lower... Bank of America apologizes after Apple Pay glitch... Visa boosts quarterly dividend by 20 per cent... Airbag manufacturer faces US prosecutors’ investigation... World’s fastest-growing consumers?...

  • Daily Market Update

    European shares rebound on stimulus rumor… Asia largely positive… Consumer Price Index update due this morning… Tech sector boosts Wall Street to best day of the year so far… Buffett loses $2 billion in 2 days… Yahoo profits soar on Alibaba stocks… Ford pulls out of the Pimco Total Return Fund…

  • Daily Market Update

    Asian markets lower on more poor Chinese data… Europe is more positive… US futures are mixed… Apple outperforms forecasts… CEO of Total oil firm dies in air crash… Staples investigates data breach… Pay rises become rarer…

  • Daily Market Update

    Markets recover as confidence grows, but Europe is still a concern… Fed policymakers calls for “patience” with monetary policy… Yahoo set for cost-cutting and acquisitions… Business groups call for faster US-Canada border crossing… IBM to make “major business announcement”…

  • Daily Market Update

    US data provides a boost but global concern dominates… Housing starts data due this morning… US oil industry could cope with declines down to $50 a barrel… Google shares slip on missed targets… Goldman Sachs puts the brakes on bankers’ bonuses…

  • Daily Market Update

    Markets weaken again with global sell-offs… Jobless figures and Google earnings among today’s most awaited news… AbbVie deal almost certainly off… Mixed fortunes for our tech giants… Foreclosures fall to 8-year low…

  • Daily Market Update

    World stocks see some recovery… Fed’s Beige Book due later… $51.5 billion AbbVie deal could be called off… Ireland to scrap special tax breaks for US companies… Russian PM dismisses ‘reset’ of relations with the US… Google expands its Amazon-style shopping service…

  • Daily Market Update

    Investors continue to opt for safe havens as global economy doubts grow… Retail data released today… World Bank warns of economic cost of Ebola… Lenders try to claw back foreclosure debt years later… The world is getting richer…