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Royal Mail goes postal, Labour manifesto & HK bill tensions
European shares have opened lower on Thursday after a weak session in Asia with US futures pointing to soft start on Wall Street. The US dollar is a little softer this morning after a positive response to Fed minutes. Oil prices are stable following the big ju… Read more


Stocks fall, Alibaba, Swedbank, Leaders debate reaction & oil
European shares have opened lower on Wednesday with the retreat led by energy stocks after a drop in oil prices. US futures point to a weak start on Wall Street with Dow set to open below 28,000. Gold is making some headway as a haven asset while the dollar is… Read more


Boris vs Corbyn, HK masks ruling & easyJet net-zero
European shares have opened with small gains on Tuesday following a meandering session in Asia while futures point to a modest gain at the open on Wall Street. The US dollar and oil prices are rebounding slightly from yesterday’s slide.   Hong Kong mask ruli… Read more


China rate cut, Dow 28k, Tories back Boris' deal & Aramco
European shares have opened modestly higher with US futures pointing to an advance on Wall Street. In forex markets the British pound is making the biggest gains while the Chinese yuan is lower. Gold prices are a touch lower, while oil prices are flat. Asian … Read more


Emotional roller-coaster on US-China bets. US stocks to renew record at open
Asian stocks were better bid on Friday, even in Hong Kong, after White House’s Kudlow said that a trade deal is ‘coming down to the short strokes’.Nikkei (+0.75%) and Topix (+0.71%) recovered losses, the ASX (+0.86%) was pulled higher by improved appetite for … Read more


Investors lose appetite amid HK paralysis, soft Chinese data. GBP counts on strong Oct sales
Hong Kong continues boiling as protests ratcheted up another notch with a complete paralysis of the city amid fear and uncertainty about when and how the unrest would ease. Subway and roads are blocked, schools are closed.Stocks in Hong Kong fell as much as 1.… Read more


RBNZ throws a curveball. Equities down on waning appetite. Pound is quiet before inflation data
The Kiwi rallied after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) left the official cash rate unchanged at 1.00%, while investors were expecting a 25-basis-point cut to 0.75%. The NZ 10-year yield jumped 16 points. Even the worsening inflation outlook didn’t bring… Read more


Investors turn to cash on lack of further progress in US-China talk
Alibaba beats its own record by more than 26%If the Singles’ Day sales are a gauge of the Chinese consumer health, then the Chinese consumers are doing just fine. E-sales on Alibaba’s platform hit a new worldwide record with $38 billion worth of sales during t… Read more