Singapore’s policy of keeping its currency within set trading bands seems to have paid off as its value has remained remarkably stable during the past year. Any volatility is usually caused by problems in other currencies, such as sterling’s Brexit-induced weakness.
Google-owner Alphabet started off the last major set of tech results from the current reporting season. Most announcement were well-received by markets, but Twitter struggled to impress.
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Hopes of a powerful bull run in Spanish stocks last year were largely disappointed, but the benchmark IBEX 35 index has made a promising start to 2019. But challenges remain, not least the ongoing dispute over independence for the Catalonia region.
London stock markets were higher today as Prime Minister Theresa May flew to Northern Ireland to say she can get an agreement to a deal that suits the province. But sterling was lower after a disappointing survey of the services industry.
Four of the biggest names in the tech world have just reported their financial results; Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Tesla. Some fared better than others, although share prices were generally buoyant.