Financial economics http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22981/all en Britain's FTSE 100 stalls above 6,000 at 17-month highs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/britains-ftse-100-stalls-above-6000-at-17-month-highs <p>* FTSE 100 up half a point, remains above 6,000</p> <p>* Momentum wanes as investors focus on U.S. outlook</p> <p>* Banks, commodities stall after previous session's gains</p> <p>* Compass drops after Espirito downgrade</p> <p>* Retailer Next rallies after lifting profit guidance</p> <p>By David Brett</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/britains-ftse-100-stalls-above-6000-at-17-month-highs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Earnings quality Entertainment Finance Financial economics FTSE 100 FTSE 100 Index Fundamental analysis Person Career Quotation Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:57:12 +0000 5730964 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. fiscal deal prompts rally in stocks, commodities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/global-markets-us-fiscal-deal-prompts-rally-stocks-commodities <p>* Global shares jump after U.S. Congress passes budget deal * Dollar down, euro rises on increase in risk appetite * Oil jumps as commodities join rally in risky assets By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Global stock surged while commodities rallied on Wednesday after U.S. legislators struck a deal to halt a round of automatic fiscal tightening that threatened to push the world's largest economy into recession. The deal reached on Tuesday to avert the "fiscal cliff" put off the immediate pain of income tax hikes for almost all U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/global-markets-us-fiscal-deal-prompts-rally-stocks-commodities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bond Business Company Location Economic history Economics Economy of the European Union Economy of the United States Euro Financial economics Foreign exchange market Futures contract Government debt Politics Quotation USD Yield curve Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:49:34 +0000 5730978 at http://www.globalpost.com US STOCKS-Fed minutes short-circuit Wall St rally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/us-stocks-fed-minutes-short-circuit-wall-st-rally <p>* Fed to continue asset buys as doubts grow * Investors eye congressional-White House battles ahead * Retailers post December sales * Positive jobs data has little impact * Indexes down: Dow 0.16 pct, S&amp;P 0.21 pct, Nasdaq 0.38 pct By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dipped on Thursday after signs the Federal Reserve has growing concern about its highly stimulative monetary policy, giving investors reason to pull back after a two-day rally.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/us-stocks-fed-minutes-short-circuit-wall-st-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dow Jones & Company Dow Jones Industrial Average Economy of the United States Entertainment Environment Financial economics Futures contract Health Labor Law New York Stock Exchange Person Career Politics Quotation Stock market US Federal Reserve USD Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:04 +0000 5731089 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. data lifts European shares to 22-month highs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/us-data-lifts-european-shares-22-month-highs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>* FTSEurofirst 300 index ends 0.4 pct higher</p> <p>* Euro STOXX 50 up 0.3 pct, may rise 7 pct in H1</p> <p>* Transocean leads market as settles oil spill charges</p> <p>By Atul Prakash</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - European shares set a 22-month high on Friday, buoyed by supportive data and led by rig contractor Transocean, which agreed to settle U.S. government charges over BP's Gulf of <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/mexico">Mexico</a> oil spill.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/us-data-lifts-european-shares-22-month-highs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Economics Euro Stoxx 50 Financial economics Health Indexes Investment Labor Man Made Disaster Quotation Religion Social Issues Stock market STOXX Technical analysis Transocean Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:15:29 +0000 5731159 at http://www.globalpost.com Looser bank buffer rules no panacea for Europe woes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/looser-bank-buffer-rules-no-panacea-europe-woes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Basel agreement seen giving banks more capacity to lend</p> <p>* But weak economy weighs on credit demand</p> <p>* Uncertain outlook also means banks nervous about lending</p> <p>* Rules changes may have bigger impact in U.S. than Europe</p> <p>By Paul Carrel and Marc Jones</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/looser-bank-buffer-rules-no-panacea-europe-woes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asset-backed security Bank Business Central banks Economics Entertainment European Central Bank Finance Financial economics Fixed income securities Labor Late-2000s financial crisis Law Person Career Quotation Securitization Structured finance United States housing bubble Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:21:45 +0000 5731375 at http://www.globalpost.com Utilities drag European shares from near 2-yr high http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/utilities-drag-european-shares-near-2-yr-high <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - European shares fell for the first<br /> time in 2013 on Monday, with utilities leading a broad retreat<br /> after a gloomy sector note from Deutsche Bank.</p> <p>After chalking up a 3 percent weekly gain and hitting a near<br /> two-year closing high in the previous session, fuelled by a U.S.<br /> budget deal and a solid U.S. jobs report, the FTSEurofirst 300<br /> provisonally ended down 0.5 percent at 1,161.44 points.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/utilities-drag-european-shares-near-2-yr-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CDATA Deutsche Bank Economy of Germany Financial economics Investment Person Career Primary dealers Quotation XML Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:47:20 +0000 5731428 at http://www.globalpost.com European shares edge up as telecom stocks rise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/european-shares-edge-telecom-stocks-rise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.1 pct helped by telecoms</p> <p>* Euro STOXX 50 rises 0.1 pct</p> <p>* DAX underperforms after weak German economic data</p> <p>By Sudip Kar-Gupta</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - European shares edged up on<br /> Tuesday with telecoms stocks rising to offset losses in major<br /> financial shares although Germany's benchmark equity index<br /> slipped on weak economic data.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/european-shares-edge-telecom-stocks-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Company Location Eurex Euro Stoxx 50 Financial economics Indexes Investment Person Career Politics Quotation Religion Source UK Services Stock market index STOXX Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:52:30 +0000 5731485 at http://www.globalpost.com European stock index futures signal lower open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/european-stock-index-futures-signal-lower-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - European stock index futures<br /> pointed to a lower open on Tuesday after recent advances to<br /> 22-month highs, with investors seen trading cautiously before<br /> the start of the fourth quarter earnings season.</p> <p>At 0703 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, Germany's<br /> DAX and France's CAC were 0.2 percent lower.</p> <p> </p> CDATA DAX Economics Euro Stoxx 50 Financial economics Futures contract Investment Stock Stock market index future STOXX Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:54:47 +0000 5731504 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-HSBC's Ping An stake sale at risk over funding doubts -sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-hsbcs-ping-stake-sale-at-risk-over-funding-doubts-sour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* CDB was to finance bulk of CP's purchase of the stake</p> <p>* Sale was Asia's 2nd-biggest M&amp;A deal announced last year</p> <p>* CP has major interests in China from agriculture to retail</p> <p>By Heng Xie and Clare Baldwin</p> <p>BEIJING/HONG KONG, Jan 8 (Reuters) - HSBC's sale of its $9.4<br /> billion stake in Ping An Insurance to Thailand's CP<br /> Group has been thrown into jeopardy after state-run China<br /> Development Bank (CDB) voiced concerns over funding for the<br /> deal, sources told Reuters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-hsbcs-ping-stake-sale-at-risk-over-funding-doubts-sour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisition Business Relation Company Location Financial economics Hang Seng Index Constituent Stocks HSBC Investment Person Career Person Location Ping An Insurance Ping An Insurance Quotation Stock market Technology The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:15:07 +0000 5731598 at http://www.globalpost.com US STOCKS-Wall St set to dip as earnings season begins http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/us-stocks-wall-st-set-dip-earnings-season-begins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Yum shares fall on shrinkage of sales in China</p> <p>* Monsanto stock jumps after strong earnings, raised outlook</p> <p>* Sears says CEO to step down, shares rise</p> <p>* Futures off: Dow 20 pts, S&amp;P 2.5 pts, Nasdaq 1 pt</p> <p>By Rodrigo Campos</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 8 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set to tick<br /> lower at the open on Tuesday as an earnings season expected to<br /> show sluggish corporate growth gets under way.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/us-stocks-wall-st-set-dip-earnings-season-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Company Location Dow Jones Industrial Average Economy of the United States Equity Financing Financial economics Futures contract Investment NASDAQ NASDAQ-100 Person Career Quotation Sears Holdings Corporation Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:45:32 +0000 5731609 at http://www.globalpost.com European shares dip, banks extend sharp rally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/european-shares-dip-banks-extend-sharp-rally <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.2 pct</p> <p>* Euro STOXX 50 halted at major resistance level from 2011</p> <p>* Banking stocks extend rally on softened Basel rules</p> <p>* Germany's DAX dragged by data showing slide in exports</p> <p>* Credit Suisse's tactical indicators signal overheating</p> <p>By Blaise Robinson</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/european-shares-dip-banks-extend-sharp-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Financial economics Investment Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:30:19 +0000 5731748 at http://www.globalpost.com China shares close flat, reported IPO overhaul cheered http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/china-shares-close-flat-reported-ipo-overhaul-cheered <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HONG KONG, Jan 9 (Reuters) - China shares closed flat on Wednesday, paring losses after Reuters reported that the mainland IPO market could be frozen until the end of March, a move that would reduce competition in the A-share market.</p> <p>The CSI300 of top Shanghai and Shenzhen listings ended flat at 2,526.1. The Shanghai Composite Index was also flat. Both were heading for a lower close until Reuters reported the IPO development about 20 minutes before market close.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/china-shares-close-flat-reported-ipo-overhaul-cheered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Financial data vendors Financial economics Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 07:30:26 +0000 5731984 at http://www.globalpost.com European stock index futures signal higher open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/european-stock-index-futures-signal-higher-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - European stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wednesday as an upbeat start to the U.S. earnings season revived investor's appetite for equities after a two-day drop.</p> <p>At 0701 GMT, futures for the Euro STOXX 50 and Germany's DAX were up 0.3 percent, while contracts on France's CAC added 0.4 percent.</p> Economics Financial economics Investment Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 07:30:34 +0000 5731986 at http://www.globalpost.com UK stocks stage recovery on positive U.S. earnings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/uk-stocks-stage-recovery-positive-us-earnings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Britain's top shares rose on Wednesday, led higher by banking stocks and miners, as a reassuring start to the U.S. earnings season reignited investors' appetite for equities.</p> <p>The FTSE 100 was up 19.39 points, or 0.3 percent, at 6,073.02 by 0810 GMT, resuming a rally which took it to its highest closing level since early February 2011 on Friday, having slipped on both Monday and Tuesday of this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/uk-stocks-stage-recovery-positive-us-earnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Financial economics Investment Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 08:30:14 +0000 5732002 at http://www.globalpost.com UK stocks stage recovery on positive U.S. earnings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/uk-stocks-stage-recovery-positive-us-earnings-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FTSE 100 up 0.4 percent</p> <p>* Miners gain after Alcoa says sees brighter 2013</p> <p>* Lloyds Banking shines after UBS upgrade</p> <p>* J Sainsbury drops after trading update</p> <p>By Tricia Wright</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Britain's top shares rose on Wednesday, boosted by banking stocks and miners as a reassuring start to the U.S. earnings season boosted investors' appetite for riskier assets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/uk-stocks-stage-recovery-positive-us-earnings-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of the United Kingdom Entertainment Financial economics Investment Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:00:33 +0000 5732022 at http://www.globalpost.com