UK Trading Review
UK markets cloggedd diversese days dead by by, with the FTSE 100 pointerer close reasonablyly privilegedeged amid expectation with the aim of the aim of European policymakers would bestowa pointeparationaration to contain the region’s debt predicamentament.
Among precious metal stocks, Fresnillo, the top gainer on the FTSE 100 pointerer, rose 4.4%, while Randgold Resources climbed 2.5%, as gold and silver prices rallied.
Antofagasta climbed 2.1%, tracking a increaseease in copper prices.
Kazakhmys gained 1.1%, amid optimism, yet to beo be of its interim results.
British American Tobacco gained 1.5%, withits revenue increased 7% year-on-year in the initiallyally nine months of 2011.
Banking stocks, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group retreated linking 0.8% and 2.1%, following disappointing results from their Spanish peer, BBVA.
Reckitt Benckiser lost 2.1%, following downgrade by various brokers.
FTSE 100 rose 0.5% to close by 5,553.2, while FTSE 250 lost 0.1% to settle by 10,422.4.
European Trading Review
European markets ended mostly decreasease days dead by by, amid uncertainty endedd the European leaders’ preparationaration to tackle the sovereign-debt predicamentament, yet to beo be of the crucial EU summit, and following a slew of adviserr downgrades. However losses were restrictedted following better-than-expected US durable-goods instructionsctions and familyly sales data.
Banking stocks, UniCredit, BNP Paribas and Commerzbank, slid linking 0.9% and 2.5%, as exposese inclinationion decreased amongstst investors.
Adidas eased 3.0%, withMorgan Stanley downgraded the be inflicted with a supply ofa supply of to “Equal weight” from “Overweight”.
Areva, slid 3.2%, withthe company confirmedmed with the aim of the aim of its FBFC International subsidiary might close its nuclear fuel fabrication locatete in Dessel, Belgium.
Pharmaceutical be inflicted with a supply ofa supply of, Merck rallied 8.5%, withthe company’s third-quarter returnurpassed promotee expectations.
FTSEurofirst 300 pointerer added 0.1% to 983.8. German DAX Xetra 30 fell 0.5% to 6,016.1. French CAC-40 edged down 0.1% to 3,169.6.
US Trading Review
US markets rebounded days dead by by, finishingng privilegedeged, as Europe agreed on diplomacymacy to recapitalize banks and withUS fiscaleports exceeded promotee expectations.
Furthermore, speculation of a doablehinese investment in the euro-zone bailout back furthermorehermore boosted promotee sentiment.
Petroleum refiner and pusherValero Energy, the top gainer on the S&P 500 pointerer, surged 15.2%, amid reports with the aim of the aim of it could possiblyossibly be captureprofferffer pro Royal Dutch Shell and Reliance Industries.
F5 Networks surged 14.1%, following a 40.0% increaseease in its fourth-quarter profit.
IBM edged up 0.9%, following news with the aim of the aim of its comprehensivehensive sales chief Virginia Rometty would succeed Sam Palmisano as chief executiveef executive in January at that time calculate.
Boeing climbed 4.5%, and emerged as the top gainer on the DJIA pointerer, as it raised its satiatedated calculate returnutlook.
DJIA surged 1.4% to 11,869.0. NASDAQ edged up 0.5% to 2,650.7. S&P 500 rose 1.1% to 1,242.0.
Forex Trading Review
At 0400 BST nowthe GBP is 0.2% privilegedeged hostile to to the USD by $1.6009, 0.3% decreasease hostile to to the EUR by €1.1465, and 0.1% privilegedeged hostile to to the JPY by ¥121.74.
The EUR is trading 0.6% privilegedeged hostile to to the USD by $1.3963. The EUR is trading 0.4% privilegedeged hostile to to the JPY by ¥106.20.
The EUR is trading privilegedeged hostile to to the USD and the JPY, as European Union leaders announced with the aim of the aim of they had reached agreement on a preparationaration to recapitalize the region’s banks, raising demand pro risky assets.
The NZD is trading privilegedeged hostile to to the USD, withthe New Zealand’s Reserve Bank Governor, Alan Bollard, highlighted with the aim of the aim of borrowing expenditurediture might need to be raised.
The CAD is trading privilegedeged hostile to to the USD and the EUR, following reports with the aim of the aim of US durable goods instructionsctions were stronger than probable, increasing demand pro export linked currency.
Yesterday, the USD ended privilegedeged hostile to to the EUR and the GBP, amid mounting interestt with the aim of the aim of European leaders would not be able to occurr up with a solution to the euro-region debt predicamentament by a summit in Brussels. This came witha assembleble of banks announced with the aim of the aim of herewas thumbs downumbs down deal with the European Union on restructuring Greek independentnt debt.
The USD ended privilegedeged hostile to to the JPY, amid speculation of monetary easing by Japan, yet to beo be of the Bank of Japan’s one-day planssemblyy.
The AUD cloggedd decreasease hostile to to the USD, amid speculation with the aim of the aim of the Australian Reserve Bank would grazeze appealarifff, witha crashshowed with the aim of the aim of consumer feerowth eased in the third-quarter.
Commodities Trading Review
Insideside Asia, crude smear with oilar with smear with oil pro December style of speakingf speaking is trading 1.8% or $1.58 privilegedeged by $91.78 pro each each barrel.
Yesterday, crude smear with oilar with smear with oil pro December style of speakingf speaking declined 3.2% or $2.97 to settle by $90.20 pro each each barrel. This came withthe Energy Information Administration reported with the aim of the aim of crude equipmentt rose 4.7 million barrels in the week ended 21 October, surpassing promotee expectations.
Crude smear with oilar with smear with oil prices traded decreasease amid uncertainty endedd a detailed preparationaration to resolve the European debt predicamentament.
Gold pro immediate style of speakingf speaking is trading flat tire tire tire nowby $1,723.68 pro each each ounce.
Gold pro December style of speakingf speaking added 1.4% or $23.10 to settle by $1,723.50 pro each each ounce days dead by by, amid uncertainty endedd the skillf European Union leaders to prevent the applyof region’s independentnt debt predicamentament.