Stock markets are subdued today as the war in Ukraine continues. Allegations of deliberate attacks on Ukrainian civilians by Russian forces have been made.
The latest US jobs report was broadly well received even though the headline reading was a bit of a disappointment.
Stocks in Europe are up on the session as The People’s Bank of China cut the borrowing cost on 700-billion-yuan worth of one-year medium-term lending facility loans to 2.85%.
The hawkish tones from Federal Reserve members yesterday are still rippling through the markets today.
Stocks are largely in positive territory as traders continue to shake off the headlines about the rising number of patients with the omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus.
Stock markets are in the red as growing fears about tighter restrictions due to the coronavirus are weighing on sentiment.
Oil prices continued their decline at the beginning of the week's trading
The strong performance in mining, energy and banking stocks is helping the FTSE 100 to outperform.
Stock markets in Europe are showing modest losses as the mood has been dampened by the latest quarterly results from Amazon and Apple.
The mood in the markets is upbeat as Evergrande, the struggling Chinese property firm, made a loan repayment, and that alleviated fears that the company might go down the route of a debt spiral.
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