European markets as investors react to France’s Macron win

LONDON — European stocks are expected to open sharply lower on Monday as the sell-off in global markets continues into the new trading week. The UK’s FTSE index is seen opening 94 points lower at 7,533, Germany’s DAX 241 points lower at 13,901 and France’s CAC 40 down 72 points at 6,509, according to data … Read more

Russia’s next move in Ukraine in focus

LONDON — European stocks are expected to open mixed on Tuesday, with investors’ attention focused on the latest developments in the war between Russia and Ukraine. The UK’s FTSE index is seen opening 15 points higher at 7,613, Germany’s DAX 30 points higher at 14,086, France’s CAC 40 down 8 points at 6,554 and Italy’s … Read more

ECB meeting, Russia-Ukraine on the agenda

LONDON — European stocks were cautious on Thursday morning as investors awaited the European Central Bank’s latest policy decision and tracked developments in Ukraine. The pan-European Stoxx 600 nudged 0.2% higher in early trade, with travel and leisure stocks gaining 1.4% while telecoms dropped 0.9%. In terms of individual share price movement, Hungary’s Wizz Air … Read more

Investors watch inflation, monetary policy

LONDON — European markets pulled back slightly on Monday to begin a week of key central bank meetings and US inflation prints. The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down 0.2% around an hour into trading, having earlier slid more than 0.7%. Tech stocks slide 1.3% to lead losses while banks jumped 1.2%. Societe Generale led the … Read more

Shares in Asia-Pacific mixed as investors await China inflation data

SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed Monday morning as investors look ahead to the release of Chinese inflation data for March. The Nikkei 225 in Japan slipped 0.61% in early trade while the Topix index shed 0.35%. South Korea’s Kospi dipped 0.47%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 climbed 0.1%. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside … Read more

End of volatile week with Fed plans, Russia in focus

LONDON — European markets advanced on Friday to end a volatile trading week as investors assess the pace of the Federal Reserve’s monetary tightening plans and news from Ukraine. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index jumped 1.1% in early trade, with autos adding 1.7% to lead gains as all sectors and major Bourses entered positive territory. … Read more

European markets set for cautious open on hawkish Fed, Russia sanctions

LONDON — European markets are set to pull back slightly on Thursday as the US Federal Reserve’s monetary tightening plans and the ongoing war in Ukraine continues to guide sentiment. Britain’s FTSE 100 is seen around 17 points lower at 7,571, Germany’s DAX is expected to drop around 43 points to 14,109 and France’s CAC … Read more