Australian shares fall ahead of Fed meeting’s results, NZ lower

By Devika Syamnath Undated, June 13 : Australian shares fell nearly across the board on Wednesday as investors looked past the U.S.-North Korea summit to the Federal Reserve’s decision due later in the day. Markets expect the Fed to raise rates for the second time this year but caution prevails as investors await its language […]

Nikkei has biggest gain since April 18, aided by US data and weak yen

By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, June 4 : Japan’s Nikkei share average rose to a one-week high on Monday, tracking Friday’s Wall Street’s gains after May jobs data pointed to strength in the U.S. economy, while a weaker yen lifted shares of Japanese exporters. The Nikkei ended up 1.37 percent at 22,475.94 after going as high […]

Britain’s FTSE led higher by miners, financials

By Kit Rees LONDON, Jun 1 : Britain’s top share index rose on Friday as shares in cyclical stocks such as miners and financials rallied, joining in broader gains for European stocks as relief over Italy’s political crisis lifted risky assets. The blue chip FTSE 100 index gained 0.7 percent, while mid caps also advanced […]

Asia stocks recover from earlier losses, Europe seen firm

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO, June 1 : Asian equities recovered from early weakness on Friday as a lower yen supported Japanese stocks and firm exports boosted South Korean markets. Still, rekindled concerns about U.S. trade policies limited regional gains. Spreadbetters expect European stocks to follow Asia’s firmer tone and have marked in a modest rise […]

Stocks, euro, Italian bonds make second day of gains

By Marc Jones LONDON, May 31 : World stocks, the euro and Italian bonds all made a second day of gains on Thursday, after renewed efforts from politicians in Rome to form a government and data from China pointed to its giant economy performing well. The moves meant Milan’s bourse was 0.9 percent higher, Britain’s […]

Futures fall as Italy, Spain worries turn investors risk averse

By Medha Singh Undated, May 29 : U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday led by bank stocks as investors moved to low-risk assets due to a deepening political crisis in Italy and a leadership challenge in Spain. European financial markets saw a second day of heavy selling due to fear that repeat elections – […]