Risk aversion sweeps across Europe

By Craig Erlam European stock markets are plunging at the start of the week following a day of mixed trade in Asia, with Gazprom’s supply-cut announcement on Friday weighing heavily on the

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All eyes on U.S. jobs report

By Craig Erlam Stock markets in Europe opened positively on Friday after what has been an otherwise rotten week, while Asia was fairly mixed ahead of the US jobs report. It will

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Sentiment slips in Europe

By Craig Erlam Stock markets in Europe turned lower again on Wednesday, while US futures are more mixed, similar to what we saw in Asia overnight. Conditions remain choppy in the aftermath

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Focus on central banks

By Craig Erlam A slightly positive start to trading on Thursday, as traders eye ECB minutes early afternoon and the start of the Jackson Hole Symposium. The minutes will likely provide further

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On the fence

By Craig Erlam   A relatively slow session so far in the middle of the week, with the focus very much still on the Federal Reserve and interest rates ahead of the Jackson

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More tail chasing in the markets

By Jeffrey Halley        Wall Street did another U-turn overnight, finishing lower as the dearth of tier-1 data and the pre-FOMC media blackout left the FOMO gnomes chasing their tails once again. Wall

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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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