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Morning Market Update: Ukraine Back in Focus

US markets ended a disappointing week with more losses on Friday night. The three major US indices each suffered declines of at least two percent for the week. Tensions flared in the Black Sea after the Russian military boosted its presence in Crimea, which voted on the weekend in favour of seceding from Ukraine and

Morning Market Update: Rough Start Ahead

Global markets collapsed in a heap overnight amid rising fears over China and the turmoil in Ukraine. Wall Street came under heavy early fire after reports emerged of Russian troops expanding their presence on the Ukrainian border. The troop build-up stoked concerns that the tension between the two nations will spill over into a full

Morning Market Update: Flat Start Ahead

US stocks were mostly flat overnight, struggling for direction amid a lack of economic catalysts. Wall Street opened with steep declines following yesterday’s Asian market sell-off, which was sparked by concerns over China’s economy. US markets managed to erase their losses, although European equities stayed lower after a measure of eurozone industrial production surprisingly contracted

Morning Market Update: Mixed Start Ahead

Most global markets weakened overnight, as investors reacted to the weekend’s disappointing Chinese trade figures. Data showed Chinese exports collapsed in February, stoking fears of slowing growth in the world’s second-largest economy. After opening with heavy early losses, US stocks recovered to finish the session with only modest declines. The downbeat Chinese export numbers weighed

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