stock-market-down_04Sep15.jpg Asian shares tumbled on Friday as investors awaited the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for August later in the day for clues about the timing of the first hike in the federal funds rate in nearly a decade. Economists expect nonfarm payrolls to increase by 220,000 jobs in August following the addition of...

The European markets are poised to open sharply lower on Friday as investors look ahead to the release of the U.S. Labor Department's closely-watched monthly jobs report due out later in the day. Economists expect the report to show an increase of about 220,000 jobs in August following the addition of...


Asian stock markets are mostly in negative territory amid choppy trades on Friday as investors turned cautious ahead to the release of the U.S. Labor Department's closely-watched monthly jobs report on Friday. The monthly jobs data could have a significant impact on the outlook for whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its meeting later this month.


After showing a strong move to the upside in early trading on Thursday, stocks gave back ground over the course of the session. The major averages pulled back well off their best levels of the day before ending the session mixed.


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

After moving sharply higher earlier in the session, stocks continue to turn in a strong performance in mid-day trading on Thursday. Buying interest has waned somewhat, but the markets have maintained a firmly positive bias.

Sensex Down 400 Points Ahead Of US Jobs Report

Indian equities opened lower on Friday, tracking weak Asian markets as caution set in ahead of the closely watched monthly U.S. jobs report slated for release later in the day. It is believed than an upside surprise in the report could prompt the Federal Reserve to hike short-term interest rates at some...

Sensex, Nifty Fall To Over One-year Low

The Indian markets fell sharply on Wednesday as fears of a China-led global economic slowdown and uncertainty surrounding the Federal Reserve's first interest-rate hike kept investors on the sidelines. International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde has said that global growth is likely to be...

Dollar Mixed As Investors Await August Employment Report

The dollar is turning in a mixed performance against its major competitors Thursday afternoon. The U.S. currency is down slightly against the Japanese Yen and modestly higher against the pound sterling. The gains in the dollar are a bit more pronounced against the Euro after the ECB hinted that it would...

The Swiss Stock Market Jumped On ECB Stimulus Comments

The Swiss stock market ended Thursday's session with a significant gain. Strong economic data from the Eurozone provided a boost in early trade. The market advanced further after ECB President Mario Draghi hinted that the ECB would step in with further stimulus measures if necessary. The European...

TSX Ends Higher On Global Cues -- Canadian Commentary

Canadian stocks ended higher for a second straight session on Thursday, tracking rising global equity markets and on some upbeat domestic and U.S. trade data. The uptick was led by mining, financial, and telecom stocks, somewhat offset by losses in gold, healthcare, and information technology sectors. Concerns...

Crude Oil Ends Higher Tracking Rising Global Equity Markets

U.S. crude oil ended higher for a second straight session on Thursday, tracking the continued uptick in global stock markets despite the dollar strengthening, and notwithstanding the more than expected increase in the weekly crude stockpiles report from the Energy Information Administration. Crude...

Treasuries Close Moderately Higher After Another Volatile Session

Treasuries once again experienced volatility over the course of the trading day on Thursday before ending the session moderately higher. Bond prices bounced back and forth across the unchanged in morning trading before hovering in positive territory in the afternoon.

Markets Look to Sustain Gains Amid Lukewarm Data

The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a higher opening on Thursday, with sentiment reflecting strength despite the release of a report showing a bigger than expected increase in jobless claims. With the European Central Bank lowering its growth forecast for the region, hopes of further easing...
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