SharemarketMix-032717-lg.jpg Asian stocks closed mostly lower on Monday, with a firming yen sending Japanese markets sharply lower, while losses remained limited across the region. The dollar hit its lowest level against the yen since late November after U.S. President Donald Trump failed to push through a healthcare reform...

European stocks look set to open lower on Monday, with Brexit worries and the dollar's weakness against the euro and pound likely to keep investors nervous. British Prime Minister Theresa May plans to trigger the two-year Brexit process on Wednesday after saying she would rather walk away with no...


Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Monday amid cautious trades tracking the lackluster cues from Wall Street Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump's failure to pass a bill to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system. The inability to advance the bill has cast doubt on Trump's ability to deliver on promises of increased infrastructure spending and tax cuts.


With traders keeping a close eye on developments on Capitol Hill, stocks saw some volatility over the course of the trading session on Friday. The major averages eventually ended the day on opposites sides of the unchanged line.


Stocks Remain Mostly Positive In Mid-Day Trading - U.S. Commentary

After seeing early strength, stocks remain mostly positive in mid-day trading on Friday ahead of a key vote in Washington. Buying interest has remained relatively subdued, however, limiting the upside for the major averages.

Sensex Drops 160 Points On Weak Global Cues; Nifty At 9055

Indian shares followed their Asian peers lower on Monday, with Brexit worries and concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump's inability to push through his policy initiatives weighing on markets. The rupee, meanwhile, climbed 28 paise in early trade as the dollar slid to a two-month low against...

Sensex, Nifty End Off Day's Highs

Indian shares rose on Friday, although benchmark indexes ended off their day's highs amid caution ahead of a key U.S. vote on healthcare plan due tonight intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. If the vote on the replacement fails, it would cast doubt on U.S. President Donald Trump's...

Dollar Little Changed As Healthcare Reform Vote Looms Large

The dollar is turning in a mixed performance against its major rivals Friday afternoon, but is little changed overall. Investors are in a cautious mood ahead of a crucial Congressional vote on healthcare reform. The vote was expected to take place Thursday evening, but House Republican leaders delayed...

The Swiss Stock Market Slipped Friday And Finished Negative For The Week

The Swiss stock market ended Friday's session with a small loss and ended the overall trading week in negative territory. Investors were reluctant to make any major moves ahead of a crucial vote on U.S. healthcare reform. The vote was expected to take place Thursday evening, but House Republican leaders...

TSX Flat As Trump Approves Keystone -- Canadian Commentary

Canadian stocks were flat Friday as focus shifted to the U.S., where President Donald Trump faced a legislative defeat over health care reforms. Trump was rebuffed in his efforts to replace ObamaCare will a plan more to his liking. Religious conservatives in his own party wanted more concessions. The...

Crude Oil Trims Weekly Losses, Rig Count Soars

Crude oil futures edged higher Friday, but posted a third straight weekly loss amid further signs of robust U.S. production. Baker Hughes said the number of active U.S. rigs drilling for oil rose by 21 to 652 rigs this week, having surged higher just about every week this winter. U.S. crude oil...

Treasuries Close Modestly Higher Ahead Of Healthcare Vote

Following the pullback seen in the previous session, treasuries moved back to the upside over the course of the trading day on Friday. Bond prices initially showed a lack of direction but climbed into positive territory as the day progressed.

Traders Focus On Washington Ahead Of Key Vote

The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a higher opening on Friday, although traders may be reluctant to make significant moves as the House prepares to hold a vote on a Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. House Republican leaders delayed a vote on the bill on Thursday amid indications...
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