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European stock markets rise at open

Europe's main stock markets rose slightly at the start of trading on Friday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.1 percent at 7,768.96 points.

Euro suffers fresh losses in Asia as Italy faces political crisis

The euro extended losses in Asian trade Tuesday as political uncertainty in Italy stoked fresh fears about the eurozone.

European stock markets rise at open

European stock markets rose at the open on Friday awaiting key US jobs data, while British Airways-parent IAG shot to the top of the London stock market on soaring profits.

Asian markets fall in line with Wall Street as tech firms take a hit

Asian markets mostly fell Friday as investors struggled to maintain the previous day's positive momentum following losses on Wall Street, with technology firms tracking a sharp fall in Apple.

Tokyo, Hong Kong bounce back in mixed day for Asia markets

Tokyo and Hong Kong recovered from early losses on a mixed day for Asian markets but traders remain on edge over Donald Trump's controversial tariffs, which had fanned fears of a trade war that could hammer the global economy.

Pound recovers as world supports Britain in spy case

The British pound recovered Friday from weakness prompted by a Russian decision to expel British diplomats, as the world rallied in support for London in a crisis sparked by the poisoning of a double agent, analysts said.

European stocks slide on Fed rate-rise fears

European stock markets slid on Thursday after Federal Reserve minutes fanned expectations that US interest rates would rise further and faster than previously thought.

London stock market falters as HSBC disappoints

London's stock market fell on Tuesday, underperforming stable eurozone indices, as traders pushed down share prices in banking giant HSBC and other major companies following earnings updates.

Diageo profit boosted by Donald Trump tax reform

Guinness-maker Diageo said Thursday that its net profit jumped by a third during its first half, largely thanks to an exceptional gain following US President Donald Trump's tax reform.

Asian markets mostly higher as Hong Kong extends record run

Most Asian markets resumed their positive start to the year on Friday with Hong Kong extending its record run to 14 days while the euro held gains after the previous day's jump.

Asian markets mostly down as new year surge fades, dollar bounces

Asian markets saw further losses on Thursday, with Tokyo hit by a weaker dollar and Hong Kong coming off a 12-day surge, as the rally that greeted 2018 gives way to profit-taking.

London stock market edges to new high

London's benchmark FTSE 100 index reached a fresh high Wednesday, but Europe's main indices were lacklustre overall following recent rallies.

London stocks end year on record high

London's FTSE 100 ended 2017 on a new record high on Friday, on a shortened final day of trading before the New Year break.

Dollar, stocks drop in Asia as Fed fails to inspire

The dollar suffered fresh losses on Thursday as Asian investors followed their New York counterparts in shifting out of the unit, unmoved by another interest rate hike and an upbeat assessment of the world's top economy.

Dollar drops before US federal reserve policy, after Alabama poll

The dollar dropped Wednesday awaiting the outcome of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting and after a shock Democrat poll win in a staunchly Republican senate seat fuelled fears about US President Donald Trump's tax cut plans.

Tokyo ends down after sharp reverse as Asia markets mostly slip

Japanese stocks ended the day in the red as it suffered a sharp reverse in afternoon trade after hitting fresh 26-year highs, with most other Asian markets also falling.

Tokyo extends rally after solid US growth forecast

Tokyo's stock market was the Asian standout Thursday, building on a rally and buoyed by a strong US growth forecast and domestic corporate results as well as a weak yen.

Asia markets mostly up, North Korea missile fears ease

South Korean and Japanese traders sent shares rallying Tuesday as they returned from a long weekend while most other markets tacked on gains despite a soft lead from Wall Street.

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