Morning Briefing: Mixed activity on world stock markets

Morning Briefing: Mixed activity on world stock markets

Morning Briefing: Mixed activity on world stock markets Mixed activity on world stock markets
Activity on world markets is mixed so far Thursday as analysts and investors weigh US data from the previous session, including Fed minutes which support an interest rate rise in December.

Commodity prices are relatively stable and the US dollar has gained, helping stocks of exporters in other countries.

Asian markets closed mixed with Japan gaining on the weaker yen, Shanghai was also up, while Hong Kong and Seoul closed lower. Sydney’s ASX was flat.

In Europe, indexes are trending higher with the FTSE in London lower as investors digest yesterday’s autumn statement by the finance minister.

Wall Street is closed for Thanksgiving. Toronto is expected to open higher.
 
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North America (previous session)
US Dow Jones 19,083.18 (+0.31 per cent) +5.17 per cent +7.25 per cent
TSX Composite 15,080.91 (-0.13 per cent) +1.06 per cent +12.48 per cent
 
Europe (at 4.30am ET)
UK FTSE 6,811.71 (-0.09 per cent) -2.50 per cent +8.51 per cent
German DAX 10,688.27 (+0.24 per cent) -0.68 per cent -2.25 per cent
 
Asia (at close)
China CSI 300 3,488.74 (+0.40 per cent) +3.60 per cent -7.06 per cent
Japan Nikkei 18,333.41 (+0.94 per cent) +6.69 per cent -7.78 per cent
 
Other Data (at 2.30am ET)
Oil (Brent) Oil (WTI) Gold Can. Dollar
49.07
(+0.25 per cent)
48.09
(+0.27 per cent)
1187.80
(-0.13 per cent)
U$0.7406
 
Aus. Dollar
U$0.7395

 
Risks for Eurozone says ECB report
The European Central Bank has released a biannual report Thursday in which it warns of economic uncertainty increasing risk to the bloc’s financial stability.

While Brexit is the headline-grabber, there are clear divisions across many European countries with far-right parties gaining support in member states including France and Germany.

However, the US presidential election has also added risk to the Eurozone. The bank’s report states: "The financial stability implications for the euro area stemming from changes in U.S. economic policies are highly uncertain at this point in time.”
 

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