Market talk

  • Daily Market Update

    European markets weakened by Ukraine crisis but US stocks expected to be less affected… Investors grow wary of junk bonds… Russians sell US based steel plants… America’s fast food giants suffer another scandal in China… And Swiss bank optimistic over US investigation…

  • Daily Market Update

    Markets await Yellen’s testimony on Capitol Hill… Tobacco firms deal set to go ahead… Oil prices fall again despite Libyan unrest… Trans-Atlantic trade talks continue… US hotels sector booming again… Canada’s banks vulnerable to housing market say analysts…

  • Daily Market Update

    Global stocks rise as investors’ concerns ease… Citigroup will pay $7 billion in deal with Justice Department… AbbVie takeover of UK firm approved… Could the Eurozone’s largest economy be set for an early leadership change?… And India sees drop in inflation…

  • Chinese stimulus concerns

    China’s use of mini-stimulus packages for the country’s declining housing market is a risky strategy according to Societe Generale.

  • Pilotless in Seattle

    Amazon has written to the Federal Aviation Administration asking for permission to test flights of unmanned drones in the Seattle area.

  • US mortgage rates increase

    US mortgage rates are on the rise, as job creation boosts the economy.

  • Tobacco giants’ merger talks

    The second and third largest tobacco companies in the US are in merger talks which could see them challenge the dominance of Philip Morris owner the Altria Group.

  • Oil set for increased demand

    Next year will see global demand for oil at its highest since 2010 according to the International Energy Agency.

  • European stocks recover after Portuguese bank revelation

    After yesterday’s report of debt problems at Portuguese bank Espirito Santo sent global shares into decline, there was some recovery today.

  • India’s new government unveils first budget

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government today unveiled its debut budget and promised greater opportunity for foreign investors.