Monthly Archives:  February 2012

  • Morning Brief

    Full Story | 29th February 2012
    European shares are seen opening flat to higher Wednesday as the markets await the results of the European Central Bank’s latest Long Term Financing Operation (LTRO)—an injection of capital designed to shore up Europe’s banks. .
  • S&P Downgrades Greek Debt to ‘Selective Default’

    Full Story | 28th February 2012
    Standard & Poor’s has downgraded Greece’s credit rating to “selective default” because of steps the country took last week to force its bond holders to accept steep losses. Greece is pushing private-sector holders of its .
  • Morning Brief

    Full Story | 28th February 2012
    European shares are seen opening slightly higher Tuesday as investors remain cautiously optimistic despite the risk of rising oil prices. Today’ events Italy tenders 6 to 8 billion euros ($8 billion to $10.75 billion) in .
  • Morning Brief

    Full Story | 24th February 2012
    Opening calls are indicating a higher open this morning continuing the positive momentum experienced in Asia overnight. Asian stocks rose, sending the regional benchmark index toward its longest-ever streak of weekly gains, as U.S. jobs .
  • Morning Brief

    Full Story | 23rd February 2012
    European Markets are called to open slightly lower this morning as losses mounted for the region’ banks and companies reported earnings that missed analyst’ estimates. Asian stocks fell as reports signaled slowing global economic growth. .
  • German Business Confidence Rose to Seven-Month High

    Full Story | 23rd February 2012
    German business confidence rose more than economists forecast to the highest in seven months in February as progress in taming Europe’s debt crisis tempered the risk of a recession. The Munich-based Ifo institute said its .
  • Morning Brief

    Full Story | 22nd February 2012
    European markets are called to open slightly lower this morning. In Asia, shares fell overnight on the back of data showing that China’s manufacturing sector contracted in February for the fourth straight month, according to .
  • Morning Brief

    Full Story | 21st February 2012
    European shares were called to open flat to lower Tuesday after Greece managed to secure its crucial second bailout of 130 billion euros helping it to avert a disorderly default. Asian stocks fell, with the .