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US open: Corporate earnings, tech stocks bolster market

Wed, 23 July 2014

US stock futures jumped as Apple lifted technology stocks after saying the long wait for new products is nearing an end. Apple's Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said there was a pipeline of products... [more]

European Union

Europe close: Stocks higher after BoE minutes, Carney speech

Wed, 23 July 2014

- UK interest rate hike to be gradual, says Carney - BoE minutes show unanimous policy decision - Bank of Spain lifts economic forecast - Eurozone confidence falls unexpectedly FTSE 100: 0.04% DAX: 0... [more]

NYSE

US pre-open: Stock futures gain as earnings impress

Wed, 23 July 2014

US stock futures were on the rise on Wednesday with investors focusing on strong corporate earnings from the likes of Boeing, Delta Air Lines and PepsiCo. Both Microsoft and Apple beat analysts' fore... [more]

European Union

Europe midday: Stocks rise after BoE meeting minutes

Wed, 23 July 2014

- BoE votes unanimously on policy, minutes show - Bank of Spain lifts economic forecast - Russia faces further EU sanctions FTSE 100: 0.12% DAX: 0.41% CAC 40: 0.23% FTSE MIB: -0.46% IBEX 35: -0.10% S... [more]

Shanghai China

Asia: Jakarta and Shanghai optimistic, Taiwan industrial production sparks

Wed, 23 July 2014

Nikkei -0.10% Hang Seng +0.80% Shanghai Composite +0.14% Most Asian indices were in the green at the close last night, led by Australian miners and bullishness in China following the previous day's n... [more]

Bank of Spain forecasts acceleration in economy

Wed, 23 July 2014

The Bank of Spain (BoS) forecast an acceleration in the Spanish economy for this year and next thanks to the improving financial conditions, labour market and consumer confidence, according to the mon... [more]

Israel possibly violating international law in Gaza, says UN

Wed, 23 July 2014

The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, said there is a "strong possibility" Israel is violating international law in Gaza. Pillay said Israel's killing of Pale... [more]

How do Facebook and Twitter measure up ahead of their Q2 earnings

Wed, 23 July 2014

"Valuation metrics in some sectors do appear substantially stretched—particularly those for smaller firms in the social media and biotechnology industries," said Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Cha... [more]

EU to impose further sanctions on Russia as MPs question licence deals

Wed, 23 July 2014

The European Union has agreed to impose further sanctions on Russia, although leaders have stopped short of moving to the more serious Level Three sanctions. The new measures, which will target a lar... [more]

Europe open: Stocks little changed before BoE minutes

Wed, 23 July 2014

- BoE releases meeting minutes - Eurozone consumer confidence data due - EU to impose further sanctions on Russia FTSE 100: 0.12% DAX: 0.41% CAC 40: 0.23% FTSE MIB: -0.46% IBEX 35: -0.10% Stoxx 600: ... [more]

Support and resistance levels for the main currency pairs

Wed, 23 July 2014

CURRENCY PAIR: SUPPORT/RESISTANCE Euro/Dollar: 1.3492/1.3525. Euro/Yen: 136.188/137.35. Euro/Pound: 0.7760/0.8030. Dollar/Yen: 100.754/101.793. Dollar/Swiss franc: 0.8959/0.90367. Pound/Dollar:... [more]

Support and resistance levels for the main equity benchmarks

Wed, 23 July 2014

SECURITY: SUPPORT/RESISTANCE Ftse 100: 6,643/6,875. S&P 500: 1,955/2,000. Dow Jones: 16,805/17,200. Nasdaq 100: 3,866/4,000. Cac 40 Futures: 4,277/4,420. Dax 30 Futures: 9,595/9,877. Euro S... [more]

US close: Stocks rise as geopolitical tensions ease in Europe

Tue, 22 July 2014

- Stocks rise on global situation - Data provides lift - Netflix slides Dow Jones +0.37% Nasdaq +0.71% S&P 500 +0.53% It was a positive finish to Tuesday's session over in the States, as geopoli... [more]

Europe close: Stocks rise as US inflation rises in line

Tue, 22 July 2014

- EU to place further sanctions on Russia - Gaza death toll creeps past 600 - US inflation rises in line FTSE 100: 0.80% DAX: 0.85% CAC 40: 0.81% FTSE MIB: 1.16% IBEX 35: 0.83% Stoxx 600: 0.88% Euro... [more]

Chinese food scare hits McDonald's, Yum, Burger King and Starbucks

Tue, 22 July 2014

McDonald's, KFC, Burger King and Starbucks have been dragged into a major food-hygiene scandal in China where a supplier was found to be using meat that had past its expiry date. Shanghai Husi Food C... [more]

US open: Stocks rally on US inflation and home sales data

Tue, 22 July 2014

US stocks rallied as reports showed inflation rose in line with forecasts and existing home sales increased more than expected. US consumer prices climbed 2.1% year-on-year, unchanged from the previo... [more]

US consumer prices rise as gasoline costs jump

Tue, 22 July 2014

Consumer prices in the States increased in June but largely reflected a surge in the price of gasoline. Inflation eased from 0.4% to 0.3% last month on a seasonally-adjusted basis, the US Bureau of L... [more]

US pre-open: Stocks set to rebound amid earnings, data

Tue, 22 July 2014

US stocks are expected to rebound strongly on Tuesday despite a wave of mixed corporate earnings, as risk appetite returned to global stock markets following a decline the previous day. By 09:00 in N... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks gain as EU weighs sanctions against Russia

Tue, 22 July 2014

- Evidence from Malaysia Airlines crash handed over - Gaza death toll creeps past 600 - US inflation data due FTSE 100: 0.80% DAX: 0.85% CAC 40: 0.81% FTSE MIB: 1.16% IBEX 35: 0.83% Stoxx 600: 0.88% ... [more]

Malaysia Airlines bodies reach Ukraine government

Tue, 22 July 2014

The remains of the 298 victims on board the downed Malaysia Airlines plane arrived in Ukrainian government hands on Tuesday as pro-Russian rebels passed over two flight-data recorders to investigators... [more]

Asia: Stocks mostly in the green, Indonesian election disputed

Tue, 22 July 2014

Nikkei: +0.8% Hang Seng: +1.7% Shanghai Composite: +1% ASX: +0.1% Seoul Kospi: +0.5% The easing of tensions in Ukraine, potential Chinese property law reform and Japanese exporters gaining from the s... [more]

Europe open: Stocks rise amid signs of Ukraine tension easing

Tue, 22 July 2014

- Black box evidence from MH17 crash released - UN calls for ceasefire in Gaza - US inflation data due FTSE 100: 0.67% DAX: 0.81% CAC 40: 0.67% FTSE MIB: 0.72% IBEX 35: 0.53% Stoxx 600: 0.67% Europe... [more]

Support and resistance levels for the main currency pairs

Tue, 22 July 2014

CURRENCY PAIR: SUPPORT/RESISTANCE Euro/Dollar: 1.3475/1.3574. Euro/Yen: 136.188/138.45. Euro/Pound: 0.7760/0.7980. Dollar/Yen: 100.754/101.793. Dollar/Swiss franc: 0.8959/0.90367. Pound/Dollar:... [more]

Support and resistance levels for the main equity benchmarks

Tue, 22 July 2014

SECURITY: SUPPORT/RESISTANCE Ftse 100: 6,643/6,792. S&P 500: 1,955/1,985. Dow Jones: 16,805/17,200. Nasdaq 100: 3,866/4,000. Cac 40 Futures: 4,277/4,420. Dax 30 Futures: 9,620/9,877. Euro S... [more]

US close: Markets end lower as global tensions mount

Mon, 21 July 2014

- Global tension drag indices lower - Gaza death toll above 500 - Inflation, existing home sales due out Tues Dow Jones -0.28% Nasdaq -0.17% S&P 500 -0.23% Growing geopolitical tensions in both ... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Capita 1,210.00 4.76 17:09
Rio Tinto 3,391.00 1.62 17:07
Associated British Foods 2,874.00 1.52 17:01
Marks & Spencer Group 449.30 1.51 17:01
GKN 351.80 1.27 17:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
GlaxoSmithKline 1,481.50 -4.73 17:09
SSE 1,498.00 -2.79 16:35
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,072.00 -1.83 17:07
Mondi 1,034.00 -1.62 16:45
Weir Group 2,704.00 -1.60 17:09