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


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


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


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


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,


Stocks slip as oil and gas surge

By Craig Erlam European stocks posted losses of 1% on Wednesday, paring some of the gains we’ve seen over the last couple of weeks. We’ve clearly seen an improvement in sentiment recently