Indian bonds gain after early fall; fiscal package details awaited

By Ritu, Capital Sands Indian bonds recovered from early falls on Wednesday as investors chose to wait for details of the government’s 20 trillion rupee ($266 billion) fiscal package aimed at supporting an economy ravaged by a weeks-long coronavirus lockdown. Prime...

Europe Trades in Tight Ranges; Vodafone Outperforms

By Ritu, Capital Sands European stock markets traded in tight ranges Tuesday, as investors weighed up the benefits of reopening economies with the possibility of a second wave of Covid-19 victims. At 3:55 AM ET (0755 GMT), the DAX in Germany traded 0.1%...

Europe Higher; Reopening Economies Prompt Optimism

By Ritu, Capital Sands European stock markets posted gains Monday, amid growing optimism as more countries start to reopen their economies. At 3:45 AM ET (0735 GMT), the DAX in Germany traded 0.5% higher, and France's CAC 40 rose 0.2%. The U.K.'s FTSE index gained...

Europe Pushes Higher as Trade War Threat Recedes

By Ritu, Capital Sands European stock markets pushed higher Friday, helped by a lessening of tensions between China and the U.S. ahead of key employment data. At 4 AM ET (0800 GMT), the DAX in Germany traded 0.8% higher, and France's CAC 40 rose 0.6%. The...

Europe Edges Lower; FTSE 100 Outperforms

By Ritu, Capital Sands European stock markets traded slightly lower Wednesday amid weak economic data, while better than expected earnings helped the U.K. to outperform. At 4:35 AM ET (0835 GMT), the DAX in Germany traded 0.1% lower, France's CAC 40 fell 0.2%, while...

Bundesbank must stop buying government bonds if ECB can’t prove need

By Ritu, Capital Sands The Bundesbank must stop buying government bonds under the European Central Bank's long-running stimulus scheme within three months unless the ECB can prove those purchases are needed, Germany's top court ruled on Tuesday. The ruling deals a...

UK factories suffer worst month in three decades

By Ritu, Capital Sands British manufacturers suffered the biggest fall in output and orders for at least three decades in April, as measures to slow the spread of the new coronavirus sent the economy into a steep downturn, a survey showed on Friday. April's final IHS...

Europe Edges Higher; Central Bank Meetings Loom

By Ritu, Capital Sands European stock markets edged higher Wednesday, with investors cautiously optimistic ahead of key central bank meetings and as the earnings season continues. At 4:15 AM ET (0815 GMT), the U.K.'s FTSE index traded 0.7% higher, France's CAC 40 was...

Europe Posts Gains as Reopenings Draw Nearer

By Ritu, Capital Sands European stock markets pushed higher Wednesday amid signs the region’s economic shutdown may be coming to an end, but turmoil in the oil market continued to demand a degree of caution.. At 4 AM ET (0800 GMT), the U.K.'s FTSE index traded 1%...

Japan’s battle with pandemic may mark end of Abe’s fiscal experiment

By Ritu, Capital Sands The huge cost of the coronavirus pandemic is upending Japan's seven-year experiment to rescue the economy from its debt timebomb, as recession fears prompt calls for "helicopter money" - unlimited spending bankrolled by the central bank. Days...
Europe Trades in Tight Ranges; Vodafone Outperforms

Europe Trades in Tight Ranges; Vodafone Outperforms

By Ritu, Capital Sands European stock markets traded in tight ranges Tuesday, as investors weighed up the benefits of reopening economies with the possibility of a second wave of Covid-19 victims. At 3:55 AM ET (0755 GMT), the DAX in Germany traded 0.1%...

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Europe Higher; Reopening Economies Prompt Optimism

Europe Higher; Reopening Economies Prompt Optimism

By Ritu, Capital Sands European stock markets posted gains Monday, amid growing optimism as more countries start to reopen their economies. At 3:45 AM ET (0735 GMT), the DAX in Germany traded 0.5% higher, and France's CAC 40 rose 0.2%. The U.K.'s FTSE index gained...

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Europe Pushes Higher as Trade War Threat Recedes

Europe Pushes Higher as Trade War Threat Recedes

By Ritu, Capital Sands European stock markets pushed higher Friday, helped by a lessening of tensions between China and the U.S. ahead of key employment data. At 4 AM ET (0800 GMT), the DAX in Germany traded 0.8% higher, and France's CAC 40 rose 0.6%. The...

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Europe Edges Lower; FTSE 100 Outperforms

Europe Edges Lower; FTSE 100 Outperforms

By Ritu, Capital Sands European stock markets traded slightly lower Wednesday amid weak economic data, while better than expected earnings helped the U.K. to outperform. At 4:35 AM ET (0835 GMT), the DAX in Germany traded 0.1% lower, France's CAC 40 fell 0.2%, while...

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UK factories suffer worst month in three decades

UK factories suffer worst month in three decades

By Ritu, Capital Sands British manufacturers suffered the biggest fall in output and orders for at least three decades in April, as measures to slow the spread of the new coronavirus sent the economy into a steep downturn, a survey showed on Friday. April's final IHS...

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Europe Edges Higher; Central Bank Meetings Loom

Europe Edges Higher; Central Bank Meetings Loom

By Ritu, Capital Sands European stock markets edged higher Wednesday, with investors cautiously optimistic ahead of key central bank meetings and as the earnings season continues. At 4:15 AM ET (0815 GMT), the U.K.'s FTSE index traded 0.7% higher, France's CAC 40 was...

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Europe Posts Gains as Reopenings Draw Nearer

Europe Posts Gains as Reopenings Draw Nearer

By Ritu, Capital Sands European stock markets pushed higher Wednesday amid signs the region’s economic shutdown may be coming to an end, but turmoil in the oil market continued to demand a degree of caution.. At 4 AM ET (0800 GMT), the U.K.'s FTSE index traded 1%...

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