TSX Ends Higher On Global Cues -- Canadian Commentary

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 21:30:39 GMT : Canadian stocks snapped a three-day loss to end higher on Friday, tracking rising U.S. equity markets, led by financial, healthcare and information tech stocks. Nevertheless, the gains were capped by sharp declines in mining and energy stocks, with commodity prices continuing to struggle.

Stocks Move Mostly Higher Amid Light Trading Activity - U.S. Commentary

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 20:24:02 GMT : While trading activity was somewhat subdued, stocks moved mostly higher over the course of the trading day on Friday. The upward move on the day came on the heels of the lackluster performance that was seen in the previous session.

Stocks Turning In Another Lackluster Performance - U.S. Commentary

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:40:38 GMT : After ending the previous session little changed, stocks are turning in another lackluster performance during trading on Friday. The major averages have spent much of the day bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.

Stocks Move Modestly Higher In Early Trading - U.S. Commentary

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:41:45 GMT : Stocks have moved modestly higher in early trading on Friday, although buying interest has remained relatively subdued. The Dow and the S&P 500 have climbed into positive territory, but the Nasdaq is lingering near the unchanged line.

Stocks May Move To The Downside In Early Trading - U.S. Commentary

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:53:36 GMT : Following the lackluster performance seen throughout much of the previous session, stocks may move to the downside in early trading on Friday. The major index futures are pointing to a modestly lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 33 points.

Sensex Soars 500 Points On Rate Cut Hopes

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:15:04 GMT : Indian equities rallied on Friday and the rupee recovered from a 23-month low after official data showed the country's wholesale inflation plunged to a historic low in July, driven by weak food and fuel prices. Deflationary trends continued for the ninth month in a row, with the annual price index falling to as low as (-) 4.05 percent from (-) 2.4 percent the month before. Economists had expected the WPI inflation to fall to 2.76 percent.

Wall Street Nervous Ahead Of Data

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:30:43 GMT : Wall Street is set to tow in line with the lackluster trend in the previous session, as the major U.S. index futures point to a negative open on Friday. The guarded mood reflects nervousness concerning the course of monetary policy. Traders are likely to focus their attention on the industrial production, consumer sentiment and producer price inflation data due for the day along with a host of global catalysts. For the first day in four, the Chinese central bank set the reference rate for the yuan higher. The dollar is mixed and commodities are also seeing subdued trading. The Greek Parliament has approved the bailout agreement between Greece and its creditors even as there was dissent among ruling party members. Meanwhile, second quarter GDP data from the eurozone came in softer than expected.

Asian Markets Mixed As Commodities Drag On Resource Stocks

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:20:58 GMT : Asian shares turned in a mixed performance on Friday, as lackluster cues from Wall Street and weak commodity prices tempered gains resulting from easing concerns over a full-blown currency war. Fears about a rapid yuan devaluation subsided after the People's Bank of China today set the currency's daily reference point a tad higher from the previous day's midpoint. Surprisingly, the move comes a day after the central bank said there was no basis for continued currency depreciation.

European Stocks Seen Flat Ahead Of GDP And Inflation Data

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 06:07:12 GMT : European stocks are set to open largely unchanged on Friday as investors look forward to a string of U.S. and European data to assess the outlook for global growth.

Sensex, Nifty Inch Higher Ahead Of WPI Data

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 04:26:55 GMT : Indian equities opened higher on Friday after China' s central bank set the yuan's daily reference point at 6.3975 per dollar, up from 6.4010 the previous day. Meanwhile, investors await wholesale price inflation date due later in the day for further clues about whether the RBI has scope to ease its monetary policy further.

Asian Markets Mixed Amid Cautious Trades

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 03:26:22 GMT : Asian stock markets are exhibiting a mixed trend on Friday, tracking the lackluster cues overnight from Wall Street and lower commodity prices. Investors are treading cautiously following the recent currency-based volatility. Meanwhile, China's central bank on Friday increased the yuan's reference rate against the U.S. dollar for the first time since the yuan's devaluation on Tuesday.

Japanese Market Declines

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 03:00:43 GMT : The Japanese stock market is marginally lower on Friday, following the lackluster cues from Wall Street and lower commodity prices.

Sensex, Nifty Seen Opening Higher

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 02:58:44 GMT : The Indian markets may open higher on Friday as indicated by futures trade on the Singapore stock exchange. Crude oil prices continue to ease and China's yuan trades slightly stronger as Greek lawmakers prepare to vote on the terms of the country's third international bailout.

Thai Stock Market: Support Likely At 1,400 Points

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 02:52:15 GMT : The Thai stock market has finished lower now in five straight sessions, skidding more than 30 points or 2 percent in that span. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just below the 1,405-point plateau, although the market figures to find traction on Friday.

Indonesia Bourse May Extend Thursday's Rebound

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 02:00:28 GMT : The Indonesia stock market on Thursday finally halted the five-day losing streak in which it had plummeted more than 370 points or 7.8 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just below the 4,585-point plateau, and the market may tick slightly higher again on Friday.

Australian Market Flat Amid Cautious Trades

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 01:36:50 GMT : The Australian stock market is flat amid cautious trades on Friday following the lackluster cues overnight from Wall Street. Oil and gold stocks are declining on the back of weaker commodity prices.

Additional Upside Tipped For Hong Kong Bourse

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 01:15:28 GMT : The Hong Kong stock market on Thursday ended the three-day slide in which it had given away more than 630 points or 2.6 percent. The Hang Seng Index now rests just shy of the 24,020-point plateau, and the market may extend its gains on Friday.

China Shares May See Continued Support

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 01:00:28 GMT : The China stock market on Thursday snapped the two-day slide in which it had retreated more than 40 points or 1.1 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index settled just above the 3,950-point plateau, and the market figures to move higher again on Friday.

Taiwan Stock Market Draws Flat Lead On Friday

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:30:28 GMT : The Taiwan stock market on Thursday snapped the two-day losing streak in which it had tumbled more than 180 points or 2.2 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange settled just above the 8,310-point plateau, and the market figures to remain in that area code again on Friday.

Singapore Stock Market May Tick Slightly Higher On Friday

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:28 GMT : The Singapore stock market on Thursday ended the two-day slide in which it had plummeted more than 135 points or 4.5 percent. The Straits Times Index settled just above the 3,090-point plateau, and the market figures to be rangebound on Friday.

Malaysia Market Likely Rangebound On Friday

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 23:30:29 GMT : The Malaysia stock market on Thursday wrote a finish to the five-day losing streak in which it had plummeted more than 115 points or 7.3 percent on its way to a 29-month closing low. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,620-point plateau, and the market is looking at a flat lead on Friday.

Little Movement Expected For South Korea Stock Market

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 23:00:28 GMT : The South Korea stock market on Thursday halted the five-day slide in which it had plummeted more than 50 points or 2.6 percent to a five-month closing low. The KOSPI now rests just below the 1,985-point plateau, and the market figures to hold steady in that neighborhood again on Friday.

TSX Ends Lower As Commodity Prices Fall -- Canadian Commentary

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 21:17:27 GMT : Canadian stocks ended lower for a third straight session on Thursday, as commodities tumbling with crude oil prices plunging to over a 6-year low, even as global equity markets slowly recovered from the Chinese move to devalue its currency.

Stocks Finish Lackluster Trading Session Little Changed - U.S. Commentary

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 20:17:49 GMT : Stocks showed a lack of direction throughout much of the trading day on Thursday before ending the session little changed. The choppy trading came as traders seemed reluctant to make significant moves following recent volatility.

Stocks Continue To Turn In A Lackluster Performance - U.S. Commentary

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:59:00 GMT : With traders seemingly reluctant to make any significant moves following recent volatility, stocks have shown a lack of direction during trading on Thursday. The major averages have spent the day bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.

Stocks Showing A Lack Of Direction In Early Trading - U.S. Commentary

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:53:41 GMT : Following the volatility seen over the course of the previous session, stocks are turning in a relatively lackluster performance in early trading on Thursday. The major averages have been bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.

Stocks May Move Higher Amid Easing Concerns About China - U.S. Commentary

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:58:03 GMT : On the heels of the substantial rebound seen over the course of the previous session, stocks may see some further upside on Thursday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 24 points.

Sensex Ends Off Day's High

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 11:19:43 GMT : Indian stocks staged a tentative rebound on Thursday as the yuan's fall slowed and investors cheered better-than-expected domestic data on consumer inflation and industrial output. Media reports claiming that a government appointed committee has found no legal basis to retrospectively impose the controversial minimum alternate tax on foreign investors also offered some support.

Wall Street Seen Up As Yuan Fears Subside

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:31:15 GMT : Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that Wall Street stocks may open Thursday's session slightly higher. Notwithstanding the yuan's reference rate set higher yet again, reports of assurance from China's central bank that the yuan wouldn't let to fall freely has curbed fears of a potential currency war. Most commodities are weaker after yesterday's gains, as the dollar remains firm. The focus now shifts to the pre-market session, when two key domestic data are due. The retail sales and jobless claims reports may impact market mood, given their relevance to the economic strength and in turn the monetary policy.

Asian Stocks See Tentative Rise As Yuan Fears Ease

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 09:09:55 GMT : Asian stocks rose broadly on Thursday as China's central bank moved to stem the sell-off in its currency that lost around 4 percent of its value in the past two days. After setting the guiding rate for its yuan currency lower for a third day, the central bank reportedly ordered state-run banks to buy the currency at designated rates.