European Markets Open Slightly Higher as Investors Monitor Earnings

European markets opened slightly higher Tuesday morning, as investors continued to monitor fresh corporate earnings.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 edged up 0.15 percent at 396.31 shortly after the opening bell, with most sectors and major bourses in positive territory.

In Asia, equities stumbled as a strong dollar appeared to sap demand from emerging market assets. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares, excluding Japan, was little changed from the previous session on Tuesday.

Source : CNBC

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European stocks inch higher with data, earnings deluge in focus

European stocks ended a volatile session slightly higher on Tuesday, as traders digested a mixed bag of economic data and a deluge of corporate news.

Italian stocks advanced as talks between two anties tablishment parties continued.

The Stoxx Europe 600 index rose 0.1% to close at 392.37, after swinging between small gains and losses throughout the day.

ItalyA?ai??i??ai???s FTSE MIB index rose 0.3% to 24,297.17 as traders continued to watch developments in Italian politics.

GermanyA?ai??i??ai???s DAX 30 index fell 0.1% to 12,970.04, while FranceA?ai??i??ai???s CAC 40 rose 0.2% to 5,553.16.

The U.K.A?ai??i??ai???s FTSE 100 index ended 0.2% higher at 7,722.98.

The euro was down at $ 1.1865 compared with $ 1.1929 late Monday in New York. The pound traded at $ 1.3510, down from $ 1.3556 on Monday.

Source : Market Watch

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Nikkei Eases in Choppy Trade; Banks Rise on Earnings Hopes

Japanese stocks pulled back from 3-1-/2-month highs on Tuesday morning, though bank shares staged a rally on hopes of strong earnings for the sector.

The Nikkei share average eased 0.1 percent to 22,845.67 in midmorning trade, after closing at the highest level since Feb. 2 on Monday. Earlier on Tuesday, it flirted with positive territory.

The broader Topix added 0.1 percent to 1,808.05.

Source : Reuters

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