Yen slightly weaker ahead of BoJ, markets await ECB review

Investing.com - The yen held slightly weaker in Asia on Thursday ahead of the release of the central bank's latest policy review and as investors also looked ahead to policy on the euro later in the day. The Bank of Japan also finishes a two-day meeting today, with its quarterly economic report du ...

Wall St rally loses steam as Trump tax plan revealed

Investing.com – U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday, reversing gains from earlier in the session, as investors mulled over President Donald Trump's tax reform plan amid a raft of first quarter corporate earnings reports. The three main U.S. indexes were on track to end the session i ...

Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.44%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Real Estate, Consumption and Electric Power sectors led shares lower. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa fell 0.44%. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais ...

Twitter hits two-month high after Q1 earnings beat

Investing.com – Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) rallied more than 10% on Wednesday, after the social media company reported first quarter earnings that beat estimates on both the top and bottom line for the first time in several quarters. Twitter posted earnings-per-share of 11 cents and revenue o ...

Crude futures settle higher after massive drawdown in inventories

Investing.com – Crude futures settled higher on Wednesday, as concerns over rising levels of U.S. crude oil inventories abated, after the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported U.S. crude inventories fell more than expected. On the New York Mercantile Exchange crude futures for Jun ...

Dollar dips after tax plan unveiled

Investing.com – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Economic Council Director Gary Cohn said Wednesday, that President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan would aim to provide tax relief to American families and lower the business tax rate from one of the highest in the world to one of the ...

Gold dips as dollar advances; Trump tax plan in focus

Investing.com - Gold prices traded slightly below breakeven on Wednesday, weighed by a shift in sentiment towards riskier assets, as investors digested bullish comments from U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and awaited a tax reform update from President Donald Trump. Gold for June delivery o ...

Dollar inches higher; Trump tax plan eyed

Investing.com – The dollar traded higher against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, as investors awaited an update from the Trump administration on a tax reform plan. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major ...

Spain stocks lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 0.18%

Investing.com – Spain stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Chemical, Petroleum&Plastic, Telecoms&IT and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower. At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 declined 0.18%. The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Aena ...

Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.08%

Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumer Services, Oil&Gas and Healthcare sectors led shares higher. At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 0.08% to hit a new 5-year high. The best performers of the session on the AEX were SBM ...

Russia stocks higher at close of trade; MICEX up 1.43%

Investing.com – Russia stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Mining and Telecoms sectors led shares higher. At the close in Moscow, the MICEX added 1.43%. The best performers of the session on the MICEX were Yandex NV (MCX:YNDX), which rose 4.93% or 66.00 ...

Finland stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 0.61%

Investing.com – Finland stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Healthcare, Oil&Gas and Industrials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 added 0.61% to hit a new all time high. The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 ...

Belgium stocks higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 0.03%

Investing.com – Belgium stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Healthcare, Consumer Services and Basic Materials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 gained 0.03% to hit a new 52-week high. The best performers of the session on the BEL 20 were ...

Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 0.05%

Investing.com – Germany stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology, Construction and Transportation&Logistics sectors led shares higher. At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 0.05% to hit a new all time high, while the MDAX index gained 0.10%, and the TecDAX ...