Market Unease at Start of Fresh Week

September 28, 2015

A fresh wave of risk aversion swept over European stock markets, where share prices are down so far by 2.2% in France, 2.3% in Greece, 1.8% in Italy, 1.5% in Germany but just 0.4% in Great Britain and Switzerland. Japan’s Nikkei tumbled 1.3%, and stocks dropped by 2.1% in Indonesia, 1.4% in Singapore and 1.0% […] More

Investors Heartened by Reported Progress on Fiscal Cliff Talks

December 18, 2012

Share prices rose overnight by 1.0% in Japan, 0.6% in India, 0.5% in Australia, 0.3% in New Zealand and Thailand, 0.2% in Taiwan and the Philippines, and 0.1% in China.  In Europe, equities have advanced 0.7% in Madrid, 0.4% in Frankfurt and Milan, and 0.3% in London, but the Paris Cac is off 0.1%. Not […] More

Investor Hope in a Time of Uncertainty

December 4, 2012

The downside risks are formidable.  Global growth slowed this quarter.  The U.S. fiscal negotiations remain stalemated.  The European recession persists, and finance ministers from the EU are meeting yet again today in Brussels.  Nonetheless, yesterday’s hopeful mood among investors has persisted. The dollar has fallen 0.5% against the Australian and New Zealand dollars, 0.4% relative […] More