The Dow Jones industrial average hit yet another record on Wednesday. sanctions against Russia appeared to have no immediate impact on stock markets, although the move hit Russian stocks.
© 2014 The Associated Press. Germany’s DAX fell 0.3 percent to 9,830.25.
Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 closed 0.1 percent lower at 15,370.26 and China Shanghai Composite declined 0.6 percent to 2,055.59. government is also set to release economic data including unemployment claims and home construction.
In energy trading, benchmark U.S. penalties are meant to increase pressure to end the insurgency in eastern Ukraine believed to be supported by Moscow.
The escalation of the U.S. Investors had cheered Intel’s report of a 40-percent jump in its bottom line, a sign of recovery in PC demand.
South Korea was the only major market that finished higher. All Rights Reserved. sanctions targeted two major energy firms, a pair of powerful financial institutions, eight weapons firms and four individuals. The U.S.
Stock markets are at lofty heights, making investors nervous a corrective sell-off is looming, particularly as the U.S. Federal Reserve edges toward its first interest rate hike since the Great Recession. The market was boosted by expectations that the country’s new pro-growth finance minister would introduce measures to ease housing market regulations and encourage domestic spending.. The dollar fell to 101.48 yen from 101.65 yen late Wednesday.
In early European trading, Britain’s FTSE 100 was down 0.4 percent to 6,759.68 and France’s CAC 40 dipped 0.5 percent to 4,349.28. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
SEOUL, South Korea – European stocks were lower after most Asian markets abandoned modest gains Thursday ahead of U.S. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng and Sydney’s SP/ASX 200 were little changed.
The U.S. The strong performance of Wall Street indexes is at odds with the modest growth prospects of the U.S. The Kospi in Seoul rose 0.4 percent to 2,020.90. Dow Jones futures inched down 0.2 percent and SP 500 futures dropped 0.4 percent.
In currencies, the euro gained to $1.3535 from $1.3528. economy and the same contradiction also prevails in Europe and parts of Asia.
The new rounds of U.S. crude for August delivery was up 91 cents at $102.11 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract added $1.24 to settle at $101.20 on Thursday.
For the rest of the week, earnings reports from Google and IBM are key events on the corporate side. economic data and corporate earnings reports.
Earlier in Asia, most of the region’s markets finished in negative territory or were little changed.
U.S markets were also headed for a lukewarm day