U.S. – China trade talks to resume October. Market moving daily news roundup – events & news likely to move markets 5th September 2019
Company performance, economic and political events but especially market sentiment will always influence market movement, good or bad.
Economic calendar – scheduled news and events 5th September 2019
Australia – trade balance data due
Switzerland – GDP data due
Germany – factory orders data due: 07:00 BST
EU – ECB member speech due: 08:00 BST
U.S. – jobless employment data & non-farm productivity due: 13:30 BST
U.S. – service and manufacturing PMI data due from: 14:45 BST
UK – BoE member speech due: 15:30 BST
U.S. – bill auction (4 week) due: 16:30 BST
Asian markets climb Thursday
Asian markets climb Thursday as reports surface suggesting U.S – China trade talks likely to resume in earnest in October. U.S. stock futures climb also – the Dow up around 200 points on this news. Japan’s Nikkei index was up some 2.4% to close at: 21086.
Boris bashed again
Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans get bashed yet again as his call for a ‘snap’ general election are firmly rejected by the commons. That is now three defeats in two days, and parliament have only been back two days after the summer recess.
House of Lords look set to pass the Brexit ‘no-deal’ bill – this may force the Labour leader to commit to a general election. How many cards does Boris have left to play? Where now for Boris? How likely is a general election now?
Other market moving news
Brexit is placing manufacturers under severe pressure, a study released Thursday by Make UK suggests.
UK company updates
Dixons Carphone has issued a quarterly trading update – see here, mobile phone sector is ‘challenging’. Online retailer Boohoo says its trading in the first half was, ‘ahead of expectations…’ Transport firm Go-Ahead Group reported lower annual pre-tax profit as earnings at its rail division fall.
As Boris is bashed by Brexit, Sterling has been buoyed. The Pound has recovered to $1.23 (as at: 11:00 BST 5th September 2019). FTSE 100 at: 7266 down 48 points (11:00 BST).
U.S. – China trade talks confirmed
China and the US will hold high level trade talks in Washington in the coming weeks.
Foldable ‘phone release from Samsung
Samsung’s first foldable ‘phone will go on sale on 6th September 2019. The Galaxy Fold will be available in South Korea, then the U.S., the UK and Singapore.
Its initial release was delayed because of problems with the folding screen.
Bank shares fall on PPI concerns.
It is claimed that the industry PPI bill could be pushed up to as high as £53 billion. Co-op bank, Virgin Money, CYBG – owner of Clydesale, and Yorkshire shares fall. Could this lead to wider repercussions for other banks?
Dow jumps at the open – up around 300 points as trade talks between U.S. and China reportedly set to resume in October. Better than expected jobs data is helping too as U.S. private sector added more jobs than projected.
Dow continues to climb up over 400 points at 15:45 BST 5th September 2019. Tech stocks making biggest gains.
Yahoo suffers system failures today but most service now back up an running Yahoo says.
Sterling climbs higher in afternoon trade as fears of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit subside a little. FTSE 100 falls as pound climbs.
Jo Johnson (Boris Johnson’s brother) resigns – in another blow for the PM.
U.S. indices all close up after positive news that the U.S. & China will be restart talks in October. Some pundits believe there will be more substance to these talks and that a deal will be more likely this time round. Dow closed up at: 26728 gaining some 372 points on the day.
Stock market indices update, 5th September 2019
Closing positions of: FTSE 100, DAX, DOW, S&P 500, NASDAQ, NIKKEI & GOLD
FTSE 100 – closed at: 7271
DAX – closed at: 12127
DOW – closed at: 26728
S&P 500 – closed at: 2976
NASDAQ – closed at: 8116
NIKKEI – closed at: 21086
GOLD – closed at around: $1,527
Key: Green highlight markets move up. Red highlight markets move down. All values rounded.
Company performance, economic and political events but especially market ‘sentiment’ will always influence market movement, for the good or bad.