A data-heavy end to the week

By Craig Erlam Markets saw choppy trading on Friday, heading into the weekend amid a flurry of economic data from across Europe. Things got underway with a plethora of PMI readings, although

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Markets fluctuate ahead of ECB

By Craig Erlam Stock markets endured another negative day on Wednesday in Europe as investors await Thursday’s hotly-anticipated ECB meeting. Much like the other two days this week, it’s hard to read

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What’s the good oil?

By Jeffrey Halley Oil markets are on the move Thursday morning, with oil prices dipping by 2.0% in early trading after the Financial Times reported that Saudi Arabia has indicated to western

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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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Ceasefire talks lift stock markets

By Craig Erlam Stock markets across Europe were rallying on Tuesday, buoyed by positive noises coming from Turkey where Ukraine and Russia may be nearing a ceasefire agreement. While there are reportedly

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Market mood uplift on renewed peace talks

By Lukman Otunuga, Senior Research Analyst at FXTM A sense of positivity returned to financial markets Tuesday as the prospects of more ceasefire talks between Russia and Ukraine soothed investor jitters. Asian

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A decent start to the week

By Craig Erlam European markets started the week on a positive note, with indices up close to 1% on Monday on the back of softer commodity prices and confirmed talks between Ukraine

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