Global Markets Retrace as Keir Group Crumbles

December 4, Tuesday: The FTSE 100 started the day lower, as did major European indices following a session in the red for Japan’s Nikkei 225(-2.39% ). Global markets pared back yesterday’s gains as scepticism grew with respect to the benefits of the easing of US-China tensions alluded to by the POTUS. Early morning news from…

Trump’s Twitter Lifts Markets

December 3, Monday: Global indices moved onto the front foot, led by a resurgence in Asian equities overnight as G20 trade rhetoric pointed to a mellowing of US-China trade relations. Miners led the FTSE 100(+1.18%) higher on this bout of optimism, as Trump announced progress had been made between the two superpowers with respect to…

Leaders Gather At G20 Summit

Friday, 30 November: Anticipation for the G20 summit in Buenos Aires dominated investor sentiment although Wall Street indices were buoyed by Fed minutes released last night. Jerome Powell indicated a rate rise is likely at the Fed’s next meeting in December, although the velocity of rises in 2019 wasn’t so certain. The comments initially put…

Intu Plunge Following Brookfield Withdrawal

Thursday, 29 November: Gains made on Wall Street last night (S&P and Down Jones +2.3% abd 2.5% respectively at Wednesday’s close) set the tone for equity markets over Thursday with the positive sentiment mirrored over much of Asia, although the Hang Seng in Hong Kong ran out of steam before the close. Here in Europe,…

Stress Tests Warn On Economic Growth

Wednesday, 28 November: Once again, global equities reacted to global trade rhetoric with the positive sentiment from Wall Street last night reflected across much of Asia and in to European trade at the open. A White House official last night left the door open of a trade breakthrough between the US and China, leading to…

“Let’s Go”… Say Fewer Thomas Cook Customers

Tuesday, 27 November: Wall Street ended Monday in the green but trade tensions surfaced once again following comments from Trump, leading to a sea of red as Tuesday progressed. Ahead of the upcoming meeting between the two world leaders at this week’s G20 in Argentina, Trump made reference to his upcoming 25% increased tariffs on…