World markets mixed following Fed

World markets mixed following Fed

World markets mixed following Fed Global stock markets have reacted to varying degrees following the Fed’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged. Toronto and New York were largely flat at the close of Thursday’s session with the TSX managing to creep above the line as energy and financials gained on the news.

Asian markets, already closed when the Fed made its announcement, have reacted with optimism in Friday’s session and Shanghai was also boosted by a rise in China’s new home prices. Tokyo closed with losses though on the impact of a strengthened yen against the US dollar.

European indexes have been less impressed with the Fed. Most major markets are trading lower so far Friday concerned about the state of the global economy. Greece has gone to the polls again with the potential for a change in leadership, likely to be a coalition, when results are announced Sunday.

The TSX and Wall Street are set to open slightly lower.
 
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North America (previous session)
US Dow Jones 16,674.74 (-0.39 per cent) -4.78 per cent -3.42 per cent
TSX Composite 13,787.16 (+0.17 per cent) -2.87 per cent -10.85 per cent
 
Europe (at 6.00am ET)
UK FTSE 6,156.26 (-0.50 per cent) -5.67 per cent -9.72 per cent
German DAX 10,014.03 (-2.11 per cent) -8.26 per cent +2.20 per cent
 
Asia (at close)
China CSI 300 3,251.27 (+0.44 per cent) -15.01 per cent +34.98 per cent
Japan Nikkei 18,070.21 (-1.96 per cent) -12.09 per cent +12.46 per cent
 
Other Data (at 6.00am ET)
Oil (Brent) Oil (WTI) Gold Can. Dollar
49.67
(+1.20 per cent)
46.94
(+0.09 per cent)
1135.70
(+1.68 per cent)
U$0.7654
 
Aus. Dollar
U$0.7257