North Korean and U.S. officials have held preliminary meetings ahead of the Singapore Summit on Tuesday between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump. There is undoubted pressure on North Korea and the United States to reach an agreement after the
Once more the threat of a trade war hangs over the markets as Trump’s tariffs are attracting attention. The markets though, so far appear to be taking the potential fall out in their stride with the Nikkei225 adding 304 points
Asian markets have rallied overnight as US/China trade tensions have eased as a compromise deal looks certain to be approved. The Nikkei225 rallied 72 points on the news whilst the Hang Seng added 214 points. Noticeably though, both markets traded
Asian markets trade very close to two months highs on Monday morning as the Hang Seng adds 377 points and the Nikkei225 closes up 107 points. Fading trade tensions have boosted equity markets over the last seven days and the
Last week’s jobs report offered a mixed view of the labour matter. Combined with economic data that failed to inspire, markets headed lower for much of the week. The S+P and Dow both posted small weekly losses whilst the NASDAQ
Asian markets have again traded higher this morning after stocks finished mixed on Wall Street after Amazon led a retail based rally that eroded some earlier losses. The Dow closed down 11 points on the day.
The broader based S+P500
Markets are adopting a softer bias in early European trading after an early strong start for Dow futures has completely evaporated. A healthy start with almost triple digit gains at the opening bell in New York, has quickly turned negative.
Global markets are faring well despite the provocation of fears over both a trade war and escalating tensions over missile attacks in Syria. In Asia, the Nikkei225 gained 56 points whilst the Hang Seng underperformed, losing 546 points but this
With rising tension in Syria, and more notably the response of the United States and the international community being added to already nervous markets, caution is the word to attach to your trading this week.
Syria has now been added
Asian markets subdued overnight as a large number of markets remain closed for the Easter holidays. In Japan markets were open and were trading higher for much of the trading day but turned lower in the last hour of trading