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World stocks hold nerve after May's Brexit defeat, pound steady

LONDON, Jan 16 —World equity markets today held their nerve after the heavy parliamentary defeat of British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal as investors saw potential for legislative deadlock forcing London to delay its departure from the…


Emerging market FX gains on dovish Fed minutes, stocks rise

NEW YORK, Jan 10 ― Emerging market currencies firmed against the dollar today, with investors favouring riskier assets in expectation of a slower journey to higher US interest rates, while developing world stocks edged up on trade optimism. The…


New year stocks rally stalls as trade talks, data disappoint

LONDON, Jan 10 ― The early year rally in world stocks ran out of steam in Europe today and the dollar dropped to a near three-month low, as mixed signals from US-China trade talks and caution at the Federal Reserve applied the brakes. China said…


World stocks near 4-week high on US-China trade optimism, oil climbs

LONDON, Jan 9 — World stocks extend their gains to hit a near-four week high and oil prices rose today on optimism that the United States and China may be inching towards a trade deal, soothing fears an all-out trade war could hit a slowing global…


World stocks at one-week highs as Wall Street extends rebound

LONDON, Dec 28 — World stocks rose to one-week highs today and looked set to snap a three-week losing streak after a late-session bounce overnight on Wall Street filtered into Asian and European markets. Safe-haven assets were also in demand amid…


Wall Street surge lifts world stocks off 22-month low

LONDON, Dec 27 — World stocks bounced off a near two-year low today, lifted by a dramatic Wall Street surge, though a fall in Chinese industrial profits and renewed Italian banking worries offered a sobering reminder of the problems weighing on…


UK markets fall on Christmas eve, no Santa rally in sight

LONDON, Dec 24 — British shares dipped today as world stocks fell on reports that US President Donald Trump privately discussed firing the head of the Federal Reserve and a partial US government shutdown. The FTSE 100 was down 0.5 per cent and the…


Spooked global funds drive up cash and bond holdings

LONDON, Dec 20 — Spooked by another worldwide stocks selloff, global investors have piled up cash to a more than two-year high this month, hoovered up bonds and cut back property holdings. Brexit worries have also made the UK stocks more unpopular…


Stocks cheered by Trump trade talk; sterling springs off lows

LONDON, Dec 12 — Stock markets rallied today as US President Donald Trump sounded upbeat about doing a trade deal with China, while sterling jumped off 20-month lows as Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight a challenge to her leadership….


World stocks rally on China-US trade; pound slides on UK turmoil

LONDON, Dec 12 — Global stock markets rallied today on upbeat China-US trade news, while the pound hit yet another 20-month low as British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote. Oil prices jumped one dollar as volatility continued…