There was no stopping the positive Asian trading sentiment on Tuesday
Carillion shares were suspended from the stock exchange today
Heavily indebted Carillion’s desperate scramble for life ended this morning when a deal between creditors, the government and the company itself collapsed
US consumer prices data revealed a thumping surge today – at least on the surface.
The Asian spending spree returned on Friday – stock markets across the region saw solid gains
A sharper edge to European Central Bank meeting minutes fired the euro forward today
Bitcoin’s dizzying +1,300% rocket ride last year is responsible for a new wave of global crypto-asset millionaires.
A rash of good and not-so-good UK retail Christmas results arrive this morning.
Better manufacturing output numbers from the Office of National Statistics landed earlier
Sainsbury’s – more below – has claimed ‘record ‘Christmas sales with a profits guidance bump thrown in
The Dow Jones lifted beyond 25,350 today despite a less-than-impressive JOLTS reading
The weaker recent retail results – think Debenhams, Mothercare etc – have several factors.
The FTSE 100 fell below 7,700 today helped by an alarming -16% slump in FTSE 100 firm Micro Focus
Despite some regulatory background noises Asian markets continued to move north on Monday
Stock markets again piled on the gains today.