Tokyo's Nikkei opens more than 2% up as US votes
Investors are still treading cautiously ahead of meetings of the U.S. Federal Reserve Wednesday and the Bank of Japan Thursday.
Disappointing earnings from American blue chip companies sapped investors’ risk appetite on the week’s last trading day.
European markets started the day on a wobbly note, with investors wary ahead of a European Central Bank policy meeting Thursday.
The breakdown of talks in Doha fueled investor fears that a production cut may not be agreed upon until the next meeting in June.
The U.S. dollar consolidated its weekly gains, and investors awaited a meeting between oil-producing nations to be held in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday.
Asian stocks surged Thursday while European stock markets opened lower as investors tracked a dip in crude oil prices.
All major stock indexes around the globe gained during Wednesday trade even as crude oil prices slipped again due to oversupply concerns.
Stronger commodity prices failed to offset domestic concerns over the stability of improvement of the real economy in China.
European stocks and U.S. stock futures pointed up Monday even as Asian markets showed mixed results and crude oil prices dipped again.
The U.S. dollar fell further against the Japanese yen Thursday after minutes of a Federal Reserve meeting released Wednesday offered little prospect of a rise in interest rates in July.
Equity markets the world over had been hit hard Tuesday, but optimism over a prospective oil output freeze buoyed the markets Wednesday.
Investor sentiment perked up after data showed a sustained recovery in the U.S. labor market and a rebound in Chinese manufacturing activity.
Chinese equities ended the day slightly higher even as other Asian and European markets fell over weak manufacturing data.
Crude oil futures slid after the U.S. announced that the country’s crude stocks had reached yet another record high Wednesday.
Investors in Japan are watching the national budget, expected to be approved by the Parliament later Tuesday, while global investors watch for cues from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
While most major markets were closed Monday, Asian bourses started the week broadly down after the Easter weekend.
World markets were widely down Thursday following a dent in a two-month rally in crude oil prices and a surge in the U.S. dollar.
Investors cheered China's move Monday to ease rules on offering cheap loans to stock brokerages.
Crude oil prices touched a 2016 high and the dollar weakened further, providing a fillip to most Asian markets Friday.
Investors are awaiting several policy meetings by major central banks around the world this week — looking for insight into the overall state of the economy.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi unveiled a slew of growth-boosting measures like rate cuts and an extended asset-buying program.
Stock markets across Asia and Europe rallied Friday as investor sentiment was buoyed by optimistic expectations from the U.S.
Most European stocks tracked robust gains in Asian markets while U.S. stock futures traded in the red.
World markets soured Wednesday due to low risk appetite among investors after Saudi Arabia ruled out any cuts in crude oil supply.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 Index led the rally in Asian markets Monday, as weaker-than-expected GDP data raised hopes of an economic stimulus.
The rout in the Asian stock markets Friday was led by Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 Index, which slumped to its lowest level in more than a year, but several European indexes rose.
Shares in Asia and Europe were down on Thursday — continuing evidence of concerns over global growth and the commodities rout.
Investors also looked to the Federal Reserve for its next move following weak U.S. economic data this year.
Speculation over a hold on Federal Reserve interest rate hikes and big gains in crude oil prices pushed global markets and U.S. stock futures up Thursday.