European stocks close higher on strong earnings; Johnson wins UK leadership race
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 23:24 WIB |
MARKET UPDATE |Indeks Stoxx Europe 600Saham Eropa
European stocks closed higher Tuesday as investors digested a strong set of corporate results and looked ahead to this week™s European Central Bank policy meeting.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed up 0.98% to 391.54 with the majority of sectors and major bourses in positive territory.
In earnings news, Swiss banking giant UBS beat forecasts with a net profit of $1.4 billion for the second quarter of 2019, marking its best second-quarter performance in nine years. UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti told CNBC™s Joumanna Bercetche the results showed ''diversification paid off again.'' Shares of the firm were 2% higher.
Elsewhere in the banking sector, Santander posted a slight earnings beat, but net profit still declined 18% due to restructuring costs. The Spanish lender™s stock rose almost 4%, while the broader European banking index was up 2%.
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 15:30 WIB
Hong Kong shares closed higher on Wednesday, in line with a rally across Asia and after shrugging off a mid-morning drop when the city's leader was forced to briefly abandon a policy speech owing to heckling by opposition lawmakers.
The Hang Seng Index added 0.61 percent, or 160.35 points, to 26,66...
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 14:20 WIB
European stocks opened mostly lower Wednesday as investors pause for guidance on the likelihood of an imminent Brexit deal between the U.K. and the EU.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 hovered just below the flatline in the opening minutes of trading, with basic resources falling 1.2% to lead losses whil...
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 13:20 WIB
Tokyo stocks closed higher for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, taking a positive lead on Wall Street following a batch of strong corporate earnings.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 1.20 percent, or 265.71 points, to end at 22,472.92, while the broader Topix index rose 0.70 percent, or...
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 10:39 WIB
Japanese shares rallied to more than 10-month highs on Wednesday as a weaker yen lifted blue-chip exporters, while chip-related stocks advanced, taking their cue from Wall Street peers.
The benchmark Nikkei average rose as much as 1.8% to 22,615.47, its highest intra-day level since Dec. 3 in early...
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 08:54 WIB
Hong Kong stocks dipped in the opening minutes of Wednesday after US lawmakers passed a bill defending Hong Kong protesters' rights, fuelling concerns of a fresh conflict with China.
The Hang Seng Index eased 0.16 percent, or 42.18 points, to 26,461.75.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added...