Meta makes Asia feel better  

By Jeffrey Halley  Equity markets were higher in Asia Thursday as US index futures rallied after Facebook-parent Meta posted minuscule growth in user numbers, along with robust financials. The results came too

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Jumpin’ Vlad flash cuts his gas

By Jeffrey Halley The Ukraine/Russia conflict has suffered some headline fatigue of late, and more than a little complacency by the world’s financial markets, as China’s slowdown fears grabbed centre-stage. The economic

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Tech gloom quickly fades

By Craig Erlam Stock markets pushed higher again on Thursday, with the Nasdaq taking part this time after Tesla reported strong figures for the first quarter. The doom and gloom following Netflix

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Caution ahead of more talks

By Craig Erlam European stocks were treading water on Monday and Wall Street was eyeing a similar theme amid another cautious start to the week. Pressure is ramping up on Brussels to

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Equities drift lower

By Craig Erlam Equity markets are a little lower on Thursday, as the broad consolidation continues against the backdrop of gradual progress on Ukraine, fluctuating energy prices and inverting yield curves. There’s

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Ceasefire hopes short-lived

By Craig Erlam Stock markets were giving back some of their gains on Wednesday, as skepticism grows around Russia’s intentions following the previous day’s announcements. Initial reports suggested a de-escalation in Ukraine,

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