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.
Turkey’s currency has been buffeted by a trade war with the United States and concerns over the country’s foreign currency debt. Its value has recovered from the lows of summer 2018 but remains below its level of a year ago.
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