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Nikkei surges as Sunday's general election nears

A weaker yen combined with better exports data saw the Nikkei 225 climb

Adrian Holliday
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The incredible growing Dow and the stand-out Big Blue

Earnings is one spur to the current US stock market rally as the Dow surpasses 23,000 underscoring the feel-good economic story - thus far.

Claire Hunte
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UK wage growth trails inflation buying power again

Sterling slipped slightly as UK wage growth and employment numbers landed from the Office of National Statistics earlier

Adrian Holliday
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Asian markets subdued on Communist Party 'new era'

Markets in Asia overnight were solid enough with the Nikkei 225 up +0.25% to 21,389.55

Adrian Holliday
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Dow touches all-time high; dollar rides on Fed chair rumours

Dow nipped past the 23,000 barrier before trimming earlier gains while the two main market averages performance was muted

Claire Hunte
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Mark Carney hints on rate retreat

Sterling fell -0.65% earlier as Bank of England governor Mark Carney fudged a rate hike commitment in the near future.

Adrian Holliday
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Sterling underwhelmed by PM's Brussels dash

Sterling so far remains unimpressed by Theresa May’s dash to Brussels yesterday

Adrian Holliday
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Financials add fuel to stock market fervour

Dow breaks 22,900 as financial stocks recover and Apple's share price ascended after bullish analyst report.

Claire Hunte
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Dow Jones on track for 22,300

The Dow Jones surged over the 22,900 threshold earlier as it closes in on the next benchmark – 22,300

Adrian Holliday

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