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European markets set to nudge higher after U.S. GDP beat expectations

Jenni Reid

European markets looked set to open slightly higher Friday, after U.S. economic data came in stronger than expected and with a slew of rate hike decisions due next week.

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Asia markets rise following Wall Street’s gains, Tokyo inflation notches up

Jihye Lee

Stocks in the Asia-Pacific traded higher on Friday as Wall Street’s major indexes gained after the U.S. economy grew more than expected. Government data showed the economy expanded at an annualized rate of 2.9% during the fourth quarter, higher than expectations.

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European markets head for lower open, shrugging off positive PMI data

Holly Ellyatt

European markets are heading for a negative open on Wednesday, continuing a negative trend seen at the end of Tuesday’s trading session, despite data out of the eurozone showing an uptick in business activity in the region’s services and manufacturing sectors.

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Asia-Pacific shares trade mixed, tracking Wall Street’s struggle for direction

Lee Ying Shan

Asia-Pacific shares traded mixed on Wednesday, taking the lead from Wall Street’s struggle for direction as China and Hong Kong markets remain closed for the Lunar New Year holidays.

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European markets head for higher open ahead of flash PMI data

Holly Ellyatt

European markets are heading for a higher open on Tuesday with investors awaiting the latest flash purchasing managers’ index data from the euro zone in January. PMIs track business activity in the services and manufacturing sectors.

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Asia-Pacific markets rise as most of the region observes Lunar New Year holidays

Jihye Lee

Markets in the Asia-Pacific traded higher as Lunar New Year holidays were observed in most of the region.

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Asia markets mixed as Japan’s inflation data reaches highest since 1981

Jihye Lee

Markets in the Asia-Pacific traded mostly higher on Friday as investors digested Japan’s inflation data. The nationwide core consumer price index rose 4% in December on an annualized basis, the fastest pace since 1981.

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European markets fall as investor mood sours

Elliot Smith & Holly Ellyatt

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down 0.6% in early trade, with oil and gas stocks shedding 1.9% to lead losses as almost all sectors and major bourses slid into the red.

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Asia-Pacific stocks fall tracking losses on Wall Street

Lee Ying Shan

Shares in the Asia-Pacific traded lower on Thursday after tracking losses on Wall Street overnight.

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European markets head for mixed open as global economic outlook remains uncertain

Holly Ellyatt

European markets are heading for a mixed open Wednesday as investors remain uncertain on the economic outlook, a topic high on the agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

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