Asian-Markets2_02Sep14.jpg Asian stock markets are turning in a mixed performance on Tuesday with investors reacting to regional economic data, after the European markets closed flat overnight. The U.S. markets were shut overnight for Labor Day holiday. The mood is a bit cautious in the region, with investors looking ahead to the European Central Bank's monetary policy, due later this week.
Asian stock markets are trading mostly higher on Monday, tracking positive cues from Wall Street where the major averages edged up on Friday on some upbeat economic data. However, gains are just modest in the region following a somewhat disappointing reading on Chinese manufacturing activity in August. Investors are also reacting to some soft economic data from the region.
U.S. stocks ended another strong week on a high note, with the S&P 500 setting all-time highs above the 2,000 milestone. Relatively upbeat readings on consumer sentiment and Midwest business conditions had Wall Street in a good mood for most of the session. Volume was light as many traders got...
U.S. stocks are poised for a slightly higher open Friday, in what is expected to be a very quiet session ahead of the Labor Day weekend. With many traders away from their desks getting a head start on the last summer holiday, stocks are likely to hold monthly gains despite mounting tensions between...


Wall Street Seeking To Rebound Ahead Of Consumer, Manufacturing Data

Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that Wall Street stocks may open slightly higher on Friday after yesterday's lackluster showing. Asian stocks closed mixed in an uneventful session, while the European markets are trading in a lackadaisical fashion. The domestic markets may now focus on a couple of economic data on consumer spending and regional manufacturing activity.

Japanese Market Rallies On Weaker Yen

The Japanese stock market opened on a firm note Tuesday, with a weaker yen aiding sentiment. Shares of export-oriented companies are trading higher. Chemical, non-ferrous metals and rubber stocks are among the other early gainers. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index is up 184.5 points or 1.2 percent...

Indian Shares Rise On Global Cues

Indian shares rose on Wednesday, with upbeat U.S. economic reports and continued speculation of further policy stimulus in the euro zone supporting sentiment. The S&P 500 closed above 2000 points for the first time in its history overnight and the Asian markets rose broadly on optimism over the U.S....

Dollar Extends Yearly Highs As Europe Waits On Stimulus

The dollar rallied to its highest in almost a year versus the euro on Friday, capping its best month since last September. A slew of disappointing data from the euro zone has heightened expectations that the European Central Bank will offer stimulus next year. Any hope that the region's economic...


European Markets Indicated To Open Higher

The European markets are poised for a higher open on Tuesday, amid hopes that the European Central Bank would unveil some monetary stimulus measures later this week. Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Monday said the country would defend its economy if further sanctions are imposed...

TSX Ends Higher On Global Cues, Data -- Canadian Commentary

Canadian stocks ended higher Friday, after data showed the Canadian economy to have grown better than expected with investors tracking strength in U.S. and European markets, even as tensions escalated between Ukraine and Russia. In some upbeat economic news, the Canadian grew 3.1 percent over year...

Crude Oil Ends Higher On Upbeat U.S. Data

U.S. crude oil surged to end higher for a fourth straight session Friday, on demand growth prospects after some upbeat economic data from the U.S. showed consumer sentiment to have improved unexpectedly in August. Oil prices were supported by some strong data from the U.S. with a Thomson Reuters...