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As at As at 08.23 Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 Euro and sterling lose ground to the dollar
The action on currency markets over the last 24 hours has seen both the euro and sterling lose some ground against a firmer dollar. The dollar was supported by a modest upside surprise…………..
As at As at 08.09 Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 ECB Easing Speculation Weighs on Euro
News reports that the ECB is “considering” buying corporate bonds dominated market headlines yesterday. European equities gained on the prospect of additional ECB stimulus……
As at As at 08.10 Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 Markets Remain on Edge
There was a mixed tone to markets and investor sentiment yesterday. European equities started the week back on the defensive after some negative news on the corporate profit front…..
As at As at 08.03 Monday, 20 Oct 2014 Market Volatility to Persist?
A combination of factors coalesced last week to create a ‘perfect storm’ of market uncertainty, with the weak outlook for global growth the primary concern. The resulting ‘risk-off’ tone to markets saw both EuroStoxx 50 and S&P 500 fall sharply…….
As at As at 08.01 Friday, 17 Oct 2014 Markets Remain Volatile
The ‘risk off’ tone to markets continued yesterday. On-going concerns over the strength of the global economy remained the primary reason for the loss of risk appetite. The decline in equities remained particularly pronounced in Europe…….