FTSE 100 News
Hawkish Powell gives yields a lift, boost the US dollar
It had been a fairly subdued session for European markets for most of the day, chopping between positive and negative territory amidst a backdrop of caution
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Powell’s testimony to offer clues about Fed’s views on US economy
We saw a broadly positive start to the week yesterday, with the France CAC40 posting a new record high of 7,401, while the FTSE100 lagged over disappointment around China’s GDP target for 2023.
07 Mar 2023
FTSE 100 and commodities slip back on low China GDP target
It’s been a positive start to the week for markets in Europe, with the exception of the FTSE 100, which is being dragged lower by basic resources after China set GDP growth of 5% for the year.
06 Mar 2023
US jobs data this week to give a key rates steer on US economy
Despite another week of rising yields, European markets still managed to finish ahead last week, as concern rises that various inflation measures are starting to tick higher again.
06 Mar 2023
ISM services reinforce resilience of US economy
The FTSE100 looks on course to finish the week higher, as well as on course to reverse a significant proportion of last week's losses,
03 Mar 2023
European markets hold steady despite hotter than expected EU core CPI
It’s been another testing session for European markets, after EU CPI inflation came in above expectations and core prices surged to a new record high of 5.6%.
02 Mar 2023
EU flash CPI set to mark another test for stocks
European markets got off to a broadly negative start to the month yesterday, except for the FTSE100,
02 Mar 2023
FTSE 100 outperforms as sterling slumps on Bailey's cost of living word salad
After a positive read across from Asia markets on the back of positive Chinese PMI numbers, European markets initially carried on the positive read across,
01 Mar 2023
Manufacturing PMIs in focus, as China activity rebounds strongly
After such a positive start to the year, with two successive monthly gains, European markets have performed remarkably well against a backdrop of a sharp rise in interest rates.
01 Mar 2023