Japan’s M2 Money Stock 4.3% vs. 4.2% forecast

Japan’s M2 money stock rose unexpectedly last month, official data showed on Wednesday.In a report, Bank of Japan said that Japan’s M2 Money Stock rose to a seasonally adjusted 4.3%, from 4.2% in the preceding month.Analysts had expected Japan’s M2 Money Stock to remain unchanged at 4.2% last mont ...

U.K. RICS house price balance 22% vs. 22% forecast

The U.K.’s RICS house price balance remained unchanged last month, industry data showed on Wednesday.In a report, RICS said that U.K. RICS house price balance remained unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 22%, from 22% in the preceding month whose figure was revised down from 24%.Analysts had ...

Peru stocks higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.32%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Banking&Financials, S&P Lima Juniors and Food&Beverages sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.32%. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima ...

Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.73%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Public Utilities and Electric Power sectors led shares lower. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa fell 0.73%. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Marfrig Alimentos SA ...

Dollar slumps after Trump says currency is getting 'too strong'

Investing.com - The dollar fell to session lows against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump said the currency is getting too strong while geopolitical concerns continued to weigh on sentiment. President Trump told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, that h ...

Crude futures settle lower despite surprise dip in U.S. crude stockpiles

Investing.com – Crude futures settled lower on Wednesday, after the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) report showed an unexpected drop in U.S. crude stockpiles from record highs while production increased. On the New York Mercantile Exchange crude futures for May delivery fell b ...

Gold drifts lower as dollar turns positive

Investing.com - Gold prices traded higher on Wednesday, but eased from a five-month high, despite increased demand for safe-haven gold amid heightened geopolitical jitters. Gold for June delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange added $1.05, or 0.09%, to $1,275.45 a tro ...

Nigeria stocks higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 0.16%

Investing.com – Nigeria stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Banking, Insurance and Food, Beverages&Tobacco sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 added 0.16%. The best performers of the session on the NSE 30 were Fbn Holdings (LAGOS:FBNH), ...

Dollar nears positive territory despite risk-off sentiment

Investing.com - The dollar traded slightly below breakeven against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, as geopolitical jitters triggered a ‘flight to safety’ for a second straight day. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major ...

Portugal stocks higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.25%

Investing.com – Portugal stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Industrials, Consumer Services and Technology sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 gained 0.25%. The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were Mota Engil (LS:MOTA), which rose ...

Spain stocks lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 0.54%

Investing.com – Spain stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Financial Services&Real Estate, Building&Construction and Telecoms&IT sectors led shares lower. At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 lost 0.54%. The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were ...

Netherlands stocks lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.11%

Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Healthcare and Financials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX lost 0.11%. The best performers of the session on the AEX were Randstad (AS:RAND), which rose 2.28% or ...

Russia stocks lower at close of trade; MICEX down 1.52%

Investing.com – Russia stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil&Gas, Power and Mining sectors led shares lower. At the close in Moscow, the MICEX fell 1.52% to hit a new 6-months low. The best performers of the session on the MICEX were Yandex NV (MCX:YNDX), which ...

Finland stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 0.86%

Investing.com – Finland stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Telecoms and Industrials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 rose 0.86%. The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Valmt (HE:VALMT), which ...