World stock markets were mostly weaker overnight and gold prices are posting good follow-through gains Wednesday as the latest polling in the U.S. presidential election also shows a much tighter race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday. European stocks were pressured in part from weaker-than-expected corporate earnings reports and by slumping crude oil prices. Asian stocks were supported by some upbeat economic data coming out of China, the world’s second-largest economy.
In overnight news, the U.K. economy grew by 0.5% in the third quarter from the second, and grew by 2.3%, year-on-year. The numbers were better than market expectations.
World stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday, following some downbeat U.S. corporate earnings news, including from Apple, and as crude oil prices are slumping this week. There were also some weak consumer confidence reports coming out of the European Union Wednesday.
Global equity markets were mostly firmer Monday, ahead of a busy week of U.S. corporate earnings reports.
World equity markets were mixed overnight. European stock markets traded not far from unchanged as traders and investors debated whether the European Central Bank will or won’t extend its quantitative easing of monetary policy of purchasing bonds.
(Kitco News) – Asian stock markets were mixed overnight, despite some mostly upbeat economic data coming out of China. European stock markets were mostly lower.
(Kitco News) – World bond markets are seeing keener selling interest to start the trading week, led by U.K. gilts, which in turn have been pressured by a weakening British pound.