Market talk

  • 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…

  • Daily Market Update

    After Wall Street plunge yesterday it’s a gloomy Friday around the world… Microsoft’s CEO apologizes after gender gap blunder… Target date fund firms ‘taking risk’ with increased equities… We’re talking Tesla but Nissan is number 1…

  • Daily Market Update

    World stocks in positive territory after Fed minutes… Jobless claims data due this morning… Budget deficit falls… Obama administration says HealthCare.gov has been improved for the fall enrollment… Fidelity Investments hacked… Seniors struggle in most states…

  • Daily Market Update

    Asian and Eurozone markets edge lower while safe havens gain… Wal-Mart announces healthcare cuts for thousands of workers… Retailers forecast a holiday season boom… Americans choose tech over food…

  • Daily Market Update

    Asian shares rise while US and Europe are flatter… More banks to face US regulator’s investigations… Waldorf Astoria to be sold to Chinese firm… Pimco outflows continue…

  • Daily Market Update

    US jobs data adds confidence to the markets… US dollar stays strong as gold and oil weaken… HP reported to be announcing split today… Walt Disney Co. backs plan to boost European theme park… US and Canada among the top choices for foreign workers… And a deal will create one the top 5 medical device companies in the world…

  • Daily Market Update

    Stocks recover after a poor day yesterday but caution remains… US jobs data is the big one for investors today… Millions affected by JP Morgan data breach… Facebook considers options in the healthcare space… And 1m faulty GM motors may still be on the road…