BEIJING— Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday, shrugging off jitters about stiffer Western sanctions against Russia, after China reported strong corporate profits. Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.1 percent to 6,796.53. ASIA'S DAY: China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index surged 2.4 percent to 2,177.95.» Read More
European shares are seen opening little changed Friday after Thursday's strong gains, with investors waiting for widely-watched US nonfarm payrolls data for near-term market direction.
European stock index futures pointed to a rebound for equities on Wednesday, with better-than-expected Chinese manufacturing data helping to bolster positive sentiment.
European shares were set to rise Tuesday, bouncing back from seven-week closing lows in the previous session on worries about the euro zone debt crisis, after Wall Street cut its losses.
European shares were indicated higher Monday, expected to reverse some of last week's losses after the European Union agreed an 85 billion euros ($113 billion) bailout for Ireland at the weekend.
European shares are expected to retreat on Friday after gains in the previous two sessions, with persistent concerns about euro zone debt problems and Chinese inflation seen putting pressure on the market.
European shares were set to open higher on Thursday, adding to gains in the previous session, and after Wall Street rose on upbeat economic data.
JPMorgan Chase is close to axing plans to build a £1.5 billion ($2.4 billion) European headquarters in Canary Wharf, opting instead for the former UK premises of Lehman Brothers, reports the Financial Times.
European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday, as investors were rattled by mounting tensions in the Korean peninsula.
Stock markets could be set to stall if the dollar continues to strengthen, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.
European shares looked set to open sharply higher Monday as a deal to bail out Ireland from its debt problems was reached at the weekend.
European shares are indicated to open flat Friday, ahead of a conference at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt where Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet will both speak.
European shares looked set to open higher Thursday, tracking gains in Asia and on optimism that the situation in Ireland will be resolved.
European shares were set to open mixed Wednesday as worries over the debt situation in the euro zone persist and fears of monetary tightening in China because of the danger of inflation increased.
European shares were set to open lower on Tuesday as fears Dublin could seek money for its stricken banks from an EU emergency fund linger among investors.
The London Stock Exchange was scrambling to establish how a human error in possibly “suspicious circumstances” had knocked out one of its dealing platforms on Tuesday as the exchange conceded it would now have to delay switching over to a new trading system until next year, reports the Financial Times.
Now could be an opportune moment to buy into gold and reduce exposure to the dollar, but investors should watch for key levels first, Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppy Traders, told CNBC Thursday.
The policy of easy money has created the current bull market for bonds, but investors should tread carefully ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee's meeting next month, Christian Gattiker, global investment strategist and head of research at Julius Baer, told CNBC Friday.
Expectations of a second round of asset-buying, or quantitative easing, implemented by the Federal Reserve are nothing but good news for the stock market, Simon Maughan, co-head of European equities at MF Global, told CNBC.
Investors expect Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to print more money as the growth rate remains too low, and this is the reason behind the very strong rally in September, Philippe Gijsels, a strategist with BNP Paribas Fortis, told CNBC.com Friday.
Despite the recent rally for equities across the world, the bonds are winning the battle for investors' cash and will continue to do so according to Robin Griffiths, a technical strategist at Cazenove Capital.