Peru stocks higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.29%

2017-07-21 21:25 GMT

Investing.com – Peru stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the S&P Lima Juniors, Electricity and Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.29% to hit a new 52-week high.

The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were PPX Mining Corp (LM:PPX), which rose 15.00% or 0.01 points to trade at 0.05 at the close. Meanwhile, Volcan Compania Minera SAA (LM:VOLa) added 2.56% or 0.050 points to end at 2.000 and Enel Distribucion Peru SAA (LM:ENE) was up 1.82% or 0.100 points to 5.600 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Grana Y Monter (LM:GRA), which fell 0.95% or 0.020 points to trade at 2.080 at the close. Ferreyros (LM:FER) declined 0.56% or 0.010 points to end at 1.790 and Alicorp (LM:ALI) was down 0.12% or 0.010 points to 8.190.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lima Stock Exchange by 14 to 7 and 14 ended unchanged.

Shares in PPX Mining Corp (LM:PPX) rose to 52-week lows; gaining 15.00% or 0.01 to 0.05.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 2.77% or 1.30 to $45.62 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 2.88% or 1.42 to hit $47.88 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.72% or 8.98 to trade at $1254.48 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 1.29% to 3.2495, while EUR/PEN rose 1.55% to 3.7879.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 93.78.

Top 5 things that moved markets this past week

2017-07-21 21:02 GMT

Investing.com – Take a peek at the top 5 things that rocked U.S. markets this week.

No love for the greenback amid slump to 13-month low

The dollar slumped to its lowest level in over year against its rivals, amid a surge in the euro to 2-year highs after expectations grew that the European Central Bank (ECB) was edging closer to tapering its loose monetary policy while renewed U.S. political uncertainty weighed on sentiment.

The euro raced to a 2-year high against the greenback rising 0.29% to $1.1666 on Friday, as traders dismissed ECB president Mario Draghi’s attempt to add a dovish slant on expectations that the ECB is poised to discuss tapering its bond-buying programme in September.

"We were unanimous in setting no precise date for when to discuss changes in the future," Draghi told a press conference Thursday. "We simply said that our discussions should take place in the autumn."

Adding to negative sentiment on the dollar were reports suggesting that U.S. President Donald Trump’s private business is set to come under scrutiny as special counsel Robert Mueller will expand investigations into allegations that Russia influenced the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Gold notched biggest weekly gain in two weeks

Gold futures rose for the second-straight week, as heavy selling in the dollar and US political jitters fueled demand for the precious metal.

Gold’s recent stretch of gains comes in the wake of an uptick in safe-haven demand, following timid economic data suggesting that the Federal Reserve may struggle to keep to its plan to hike rates at least once more this year.

“Amid rising evidence of price and growth risks, [investors] are now being replaced by safe-haven buyers,” Peter Grant, chief market analyst with gold broker USAGOLD said.

Bitcoin tested record highs, Ethereum rallied after ‘Sunday slump’

Bitcoin spiked close to record highs on Friday, on the back of growing expectations that the digital currency will avert a possible split, after data showed that 93% of bitcoin miners had signalled their support for a key proposal aimed at improving the bitcoin network.

Earlier in the week, Bitcoin had slumped below $1,800 amid fears over the popular digital currency’s future, as investors were uncertain as to whether SegWit2x, a proposal aimed at speeding up transactions on the bitcoin network would garner enough support.

Ethereum, mirrored bitcoin’s move higher, snapping a four-week losing streak, after recovering from lows of $130.26 sustained on Sunday.

Oil erased gains to post weekly loss

Crude futures tumbled 2.5% on Friday, as investors questioned Opec’s commitment to reduce the glut in supply, after data surfaced showing that the oil-cartel’s supply was set to rise compared to June.

Prior to Friday’s slump, oil prices were set to notch a weekly gain, following a rally earlier during the week on the back of a report from the Energy Information Administration showing US crude stockpiles fell by more than expected.

The weekly loss comes ahead of an Opec meeting slated for July 24.

Nasdaq notched key milestone

As well as posting an all-time high on Thursday, the NASDAQ capped a 10-day winning streak for the first time since Feb 2015, buoyed by mostly upbeat corporate earnings.

The tech-heavy index rallied as better-than-expected earnings from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) offset a timid earnings report from IBM (NYSE:IBM).

Investor sentiment soured in the latter part of the week, however, as investors appeared reluctant to initiate large positions as equities remained close to record highs ahead of key earnings next week, including earnings from Alphabet Inc Class A (NASDAQ:GOOGL) after markets close Monday.

Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.39%

2017-07-21 20:35 GMT

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Industrials and Financials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa fell 0.39%.

The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Localiza Rent a Car SA (SA:RENT3), which rose 4.44% or 2.19 points to trade at 51.50 at the close. Meanwhile, RUMO Logistica Operadora Multimodal SA (SA:RAIL3) added 3.11% or 0.30 points to end at 9.95 and Cyrela Brazil Realty SA (SA:CYRE3) was up 2.53% or 0.30 points to 12.15 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Petroleo Brasileiro SA PN (SA:PETR4), which fell 3.13% or 0.41 points to trade at 12.69 at the close. Braskem SA (SA:BRKM5) declined 2.58% or 1.03 points to end at 38.85 and Cia Siderurgica Nacional SA (SA:CSNA3) was down 2.51% or 0.19 points to 7.37.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange by 186 to 173 and 42 ended unchanged.

Shares in Localiza Rent a Car SA (SA:RENT3) rose to all time highs; up 4.44% or 2.19 to 51.50.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 1.57% to 25.26.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.70% or 8.70 to $1254.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.60% or 1.22 to hit $45.70 a barrel, while the September US coffee C contract rose 1.04% or 1.40 to trade at $136.32 .

USD/BRL was up 0.70% to 3.1432, while EUR/BRL rose 0.99% to 3.6664.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 93.77.

Mexico stocks higher at close of trade; IPC up 0.78%

2017-07-21 20:29 GMT

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms Services, Consumer Staples and Consumer Goods&Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the IPC added 0.78% to hit a new all time high.

The best performers of the session on the IPC were Gruma SAB de CV (MX:GRUMAB), which rose 3.25% or 7.90 points to trade at 251.01 at the close. Meanwhile, Nemak SAB de CV (MX:NEMAKA) added 2.92% or 0.50 points to end at 17.63 and Cemex SAB de CV (MX:CMXCPO) was up 2.41% or 0.420 points to 17.880 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were VOLARIS A (MX:VOLARA), which fell 3.08% or 0.83 points to trade at 26.11 at the close. Grupo Aeroportuario Del Sureste (MX:ASURB) declined 1.92% or 7.66 points to end at 392.34 and Gentera SAB de CV (MX:GENTERA) was down 1.46% or 0.410 points to 27.660.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Mexico Stock Exchange by 116 to 101 and 8 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.70% or 8.69 to $1254.19 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.56% or 1.20 to hit $45.72 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.62% or 1.29 to trade at $48.01 a barrel.

USD/MXN was up 0.85% to 17.6335, while EUR/MXN rose 1.17% to 20.5774.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 93.77.

U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.15%

2017-07-21 20:25 GMT

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Oil&Gas, Technology and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.15%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.04%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.04%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Visa Inc (NYSE:V), which rose 1.52% or 1.49 points to trade at 99.60 at the close. Meanwhile, Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) added 1.44% or 0.85 points to end at 59.95 and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) was up 0.88% or 1.86 points to 212.14 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), which fell 2.92% or 0.78 points to trade at 25.91 at the close. Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) declined 1.32% or 1.38 points to end at 103.25 and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) was down 0.95% or 2.12 points to 220.18.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) which rose 9.19% to 138.43, Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) which was up 8.55% to settle at 87.94 and E-TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) which gained 5.13% to close at 41.63.

The worst performers were Helmerich&Payne Inc (NYSE:HP) which was down 5.47% to 54.13 in late trade, Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG) which lost 4.55% to settle at 927.47 and Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) which was down 4.35% to 12.97 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were TearLab Corp (NASDAQ:TEAR) which rose 89.77% to 3.3400, Top Ships Inc (NASDAQ:TOPS) which was up 25.00% to settle at 0.2600 and ESSA Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:EPIX) which gained 26.22% to close at 0.310.

The worst performers were DryShips Inc (NASDAQ:DRYS) which was down 27.91% to 2.17 in late trade, Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PTX) which lost 23.61% to settle at 3.430 and Omega Flex Inc (NASDAQ:OFLX) which was down 15.23% to 58.11 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 1654 to 1444 and 144 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1442 fell and 1023 advanced, while 162 ended unchanged.

Shares in Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) rose to all time highs; rising 9.19% or 11.65 to 138.43. Shares in E-TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) rose to 5-year highs; up 5.13% or 2.03 to 41.63. Shares in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) rose to all time highs; rising 1.52% or 1.49 to 99.60. Shares in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) fell to 52-week lows; losing 2.92% or 0.78 to 25.91. Shares in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) rose to all time highs; gaining 0.88% or 1.86 to 212.14.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 2.51% to 9.34.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.68% or 8.41 to $1253.91 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.56% or 1.20 to hit $45.72 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.66% or 1.31 to trade at $47.99 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.26% to 1.1662, while USD/JPY fell 0.70% to 111.13.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 93.78.

Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.53%

2017-07-21 20:25 GMT

Investing.com – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Energy, Consumer Discretionary and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.53%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were DHX Media Ltd B (TO:DHXb), which rose 3.85% or 0.23 points to trade at 6.20 at the close. Meanwhile, First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TO:FM) added 3.77% or 0.48 points to end at 13.22 and Yamana Gold Inc (TO:YRI) was up 3.13% or 0.10 points to 3.30 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Cascades Inc . (TO:CAS), which fell 7.58% or 1.33 points to trade at 16.22 at the close. Spartan Energy Corp (TO:SPE) declined 5.21% or 0.330 points to end at 6.000 and Precision Drilling Corporation (TO:PD) was down 4.50% or 0.18 points to 3.82.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 678 to 405 and 125 ended unchanged.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 0.34% to 11.76.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.67% or 8.39 to $1253.89 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.60% or 1.22 to hit $45.70 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.68% or 1.32 to trade at $47.98 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.42% to 0.7976, while CAD/EUR rose 0.12% to 0.6838.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 93.78.

Colombia stocks lower at close of trade; COLCAP down 0.11%

2017-07-21 20:15 GMT

Investing.com – Colombia stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Industrials, Public Services and Investment sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Colombia, the COLCAP lost 0.11%.

The best performers of the session on the COLCAP were Banco Davivienda Pf (CN:DVI_p), which rose 1.82% or 600.0 points to trade at 33600.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Canacol Energy Ltd (CN:CNE) added 1.69% or 180.0 points to end at 10840.0 and Banco De Bogota SA (CN:BBO) was up 1.21% or 800.0 points to 67000.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Ecopetrol SA (CN:ECO), which fell 1.80% or 25.0 points to trade at 1365.0 at the close. Grupoaval (CN:GAA) declined 1.14% or 15.0 points to end at 1300.0 and Cemex Latam Holdings SA (CN:CLH) was down 0.90% or 100.0 points to 11040.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Colombia Stock Exchange by 14 to 7 and 6 ended unchanged.

Shares in Banco De Bogota SA (CN:BBO) rose to 52-week highs; rising 1.21% or 800.0 to 67000.0.

US coffee C for September delivery was up 1.04% or 1.40 to $136.32 . Elsewhere in commodities trading, US cocoa for delivery in September rose 0.85% or 16.50 to hit $1965.50 , while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.65% or 8.06 to trade at $1253.56 a troy ounce.

USD/COP was up 0.40% to 3011.75, while BRL/COP fell 0.23% to 958.82.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.34% at 93.76.

US stocks retreat from highs, nasdaq snaps 10-day win streak

2017-07-21 20:14 GMT

Investing.com – U.S. stocks retreated from record highs, on the back of growing U.S. political jitters and an earnings report from General Electric that undershot Wall Street estimates dragging the broader market lower.

The political scandal engulfing President Trump heated up on Friday, after Special counsel Robert Mueller asked the White House to preserve all documents relating to the June 2016 meeting that Trump and other associated had with a Russian Lawyer.

The news came after General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) reported better than expected quarterly earnings but revenue missed estimates, sending the industrial giant’s share price tumbling more than 3%.

Also weighing on sentiment was a tumble in energy, following a 2.5% slump in crude prices ahead of the Opec meeting on July 24.

Analysts, however, expect earnings to be the main catalyst as earnings season is set to gather pace with about 170 S&P 500 constituents scheduled to report next week.

"This is very much an earnings-driven market," said Paul Springmeyer, senior vice president at U.S. Bancorp Private Wealth Management. "There have not been any major surprises yet. That to us is a tell-tale sign. If earnings continue to grow, stocks should keep higher."

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed lower at 21,580.07. The S&P 500 0.04% lower while the Nasdaq Composite closed at 9387.75, down 0.15%.

‘Bulls and Bears’ on Wall Street

The top Dow gainers for the session: Visa Inc (NYSE:V) up 1.5%, Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) up 1.4% and Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) up 1.3%

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) down 2.9%, Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) down 1.3% and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS), down 1%, were among the worst Dow performers of the session.

Crude futures tumble 2.5% to post weekly loss

2017-07-21 18:46 GMT

Investing.com – Crude futures settled lower on Friday, as sentiment on oil soured after data indicating that Opec’s supply was set to rise compared to June reduced investor confidence in Opec’s ability to curb production.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange crude futures for July delivery fell 2.5% to settle at $45.77 a barrel, while on London's Intercontinental Exchange, Brent dropped 2.76% to trade at $47.94 a barrel.

Opec's July oil supply was set to rise by 145,000 barrels per day (bpd) compared to June, Reuters reported citing data from PetroLogistics, a company that tracks Opec supply forecasts.

The increase in oil supply would push production above 33 million barrels per day, and further reduce Opec’s compliance rate - with the deal curb production – which fell to 78% to June.

Higher supply from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Nigeria would drive this month's gains, according to PetroLogistics.

The bearish news came ahead of data showing a slowdown in U.S. drilling activity suggesting a possible tightening in U.S. production growth.

Oilfield services firm Baker Hughes reported its weekly count of oil rigs operating in the United States ticked down by one rig to a total of 764.

The slump in oil prices on Friday, erased earlier gains during the week, as crude futures posted a weekly loss ahead of the Opec meeting on July 24.

Opec is not expected to introduce additional measures to curb the recent growth in supply, as some members believe it’s too early to determine whether the current level of production cuts need to be deepened.

"We are in the first two weeks of the extension period. It is too early to say now what I will do in November," Kuwait's oil minister Essam al-Marzouq said on Tuesday.

In May, Opec and non-Opec members agreed to extend production cuts of 1.8m bpd for a period of nine months until March but rising production from the U.S., Nigeria and Libya has undermined the cartel’s efforts to curb excess supply.

Bitcoin eases from highs, Ethereum snaps 4-week losing streak

2017-07-21 18:11 GMT

Investing.com – Bitcoin rose on Friday, easing from near record highs as investors cheered data showing the majority of bitcoin miners had signalled their support for a key proposal aimed at improving the bitcoin network, averting recent concerns of a potential split in the digital currency.

On the U.S.-based GDAX exchange, Bitcoin rose to $2,694.2, up $84.2 or 3.20%.

Bitcoin had earlier spiked to $2,957, just shy of its record high of $3,000 achieved in June, after data showed that 93% of Bitcoin miners threw their support behind SegWit2x, a proposal aimed at speeding up transaction on the bitcoin network.

Ethereum, however, failed to capitalize on bullish investor sentiment, falling 1.76% to $218.48 but remained on track to post a weekly gain, following its plunge to $130.26 on Sunday.

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Gold on track to notch weekly gain as dollar slump continues

2017-07-21 17:42 GMT

Investing.com – Gold prices edged higher on Friday, buoyed by a second day of heavy selling in the dollar amid renewed political uncertainty in Washington on reports that special counsel Robert Mueller will expand his investigation to include President Trump’s private business dealings.

Gold futures for August delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose by $8.46, or 0.68%, to $1,254.06 a troy ounce.

Several news agencies reported that U.S. President Donald Trump’s private business is set to come under scrutiny as special counsel Robert Mueller will expand investigations into allegations that Russia influenced the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The political uncertainty in Washington pegged the greenback to its lowest level in more than a year against its rivals, boosting gold prices to session highs, as the precious metal seeks to notch its biggest weekly gain in two months.

Dollar-denominated assets such as gold are sensitive to moves in the dollar – A dip in the dollar makes gold cheaper for holders of foreign currency and thus, increases demand.

Gold’s recent stretch of gains comes on the back of an uptick in safe-haven demand, amid a batch of timid economic data suggesting that the Federal Reserve may struggle to keep to its plan to hike rates at least once more this year.

“Amid rising evidence of price and growth risks, [investors] are now being replaced by safe-haven buyers,” Peter Grant, chief market analyst with gold broker USAGOLD said.

The slump in the dollar underpinned moves higher in other precious metals, as silver futures rose 0.59% to $16.442 a troy ounce while platinum futures gained 0.50% to $937.90.

Copper traded at $2.724, up 0.29%, while natural gas, fell by 1.51% to $2.997.

Nigeria stocks higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 0.91%

2017-07-21 17:15 GMT

Investing.com – Nigeria stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Banking, Insurance and Oil&Gas sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 gained 0.91% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the NSE 30 were Wapco (LAGOS:WAPCO), which rose 9.89% or 5.40 points to trade at 60.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Skye Bank (LAGOS:SKYEBAN) added 5.80% or 0.040 points to end at 0.730 and Zenithbank (LAGOS:ZENITHB) was up 4.08% or 0.90 points to 22.61 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Union Bank LG (LAGOS:UBN), which fell 3.11% or 0.17 points to trade at 5.40 at the close. Fbn Holdings (LAGOS:FBNH) declined 2.44% or 0.150 points to end at 6.000 and Diamond Bank (LAGOS:DIAMONB) was down 2.34% or 0.030 points to 1.250.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lagos by 42 to 35 and 21 ended unchanged.

Shares in Wapco (LAGOS:WAPCO) rose to 52-week highs; up 9.89% or 5.40 to 60.00.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 2.15% or 1.01 to $45.91 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 2.05% or 1.01 to hit $48.29 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.61% or 7.62 to trade at $1253.12 a troy ounce.

EUR/NGN was up 1.37% to 367.100, while USD/NGN fell 9.93% to 315.250.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 93.75.

Dollar falls to 13-month low amid renewed US political uncertainty

2017-07-21 17:15 GMT

Investing.com – The dollar dipped to a more than thirteenth-month low against a basket of global currencies on Friday, amid renewed political uncertainty in Washington after reports surfaced that special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into the business dealing of President Trump, Jared Kushner and other associates.

The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, fell by 0.30% to 93.79.

Several news agencies reported that U.S. president Donald Trump’s private business is set to come under scrutiny as special counsel Robert Mueller will expand investigations into allegations that Russia influenced the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The political uncertainty in Washington has added to recent dollar woes, as a recent raft of timid economic data reduced investor expectations of a Federal Reserve rate hike later this year.

Meanwhile, the euro continued to add to yesterday’s gains rising 0.29% to $1.1666 against the greenback, as traders continue to dismiss ECB president Mario Draghi’s attempt to add a dovish slant on expectations that the ECB will start to discuss tapering its bond-buying programme in September.

"We were unanimous in setting no precise date for when to discuss changes in the future," Draghi told a press conference Thursday. "We simply said that our discussions should take place in the autumn."

GBP/USD reversed some of its losses gaining 0.06% to $1.2982, after the Office of National Statistics (ONS) released a report which showed a widening deficit and that borrowing is £1.9bn higher than last year for the financial year to date.

USD/CAD traded at $1.2544, down 0.33%, following a bounce in the loonie after data showed the pace of inflation held steady in June.

USD/JPY fell to Y111.06, down 0.76%, despite the Bank of Japan’s decision to maintain its current loose monetary policy measures, and scale back its expectations concerning the pace of inflation.

Morocco stocks lower at close of trade; Moroccan All Shares down 0.62%

2017-07-21 17:05 GMT

Investing.com – Morocco stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Utilities, Oil&Gas and Software&Computer Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Casablanca, the Moroccan All Shares lost 0.62%.

The best performers of the session on the Moroccan All Shares were Sonasid (CS:SOND), which rose 9.98% or 46 points to trade at 506 at the close. Meanwhile, Risma (CS:RIS) added 7.90% or 9.15 points to end at 125.00 and Agma Lahlou-Tazi (CS:AGMA) was up 3.21% or 84 points to 2700 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Timar (CS:TIM), which fell 9.99% or 28.95 points to trade at 260.95 at the close. Afriquia Gaz (CS:AGAZ1) declined 5.97% or 176 points to end at 2774 and BMCI (CS:BMCI) was down 5.97% or 40 points to 630.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Casablanca Stock Exchange by 38 to 15 and 5 ended unchanged.

Shares in Sonasid (CS:SOND) rose to 52-week highs; rising 9.98% or 46 to 506.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 2.26% or 1.06 to $45.86 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 2.15% or 1.06 to hit $48.24 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.62% or 7.66 to trade at $1253.16 a troy ounce.

EUR/MAD was up 0.14% to 11.1090, while USD/MAD fell 0.10% to 9.5270.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.34% at 93.76.

Portugal stocks lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 0.34%

2017-07-21 16:45 GMT

Investing.com – Portugal stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms, Basic Materials and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 fell 0.34%.

The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were REN (LS:RENE), which rose 1.52% or 0.0420 points to trade at 2.8030 at the close. Meanwhile, Corticeira Amorim (LS:CORA) added 1.23% or 0.150 points to end at 12.365 and Nos SGPS SA (LS:NOS) was up 0.35% or 0.0190 points to 5.4400 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Sonae (LS:YSO), which fell 1.64% or 0.0160 points to trade at 0.9620 at the close. Pharol SGPS SA (LS:PHRA) declined 1.49% or 0.0050 points to end at 0.3300 and Galp Energia Nom (LS:GALP) was down 1.24% or 0.1700 points to 13.5150.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 26 to 12 and 6 ended unchanged.

Brent oil for September delivery was down 2.29% or 1.13 to $48.17 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.43% or 1.14 to hit $45.78 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.56% or 6.99 to trade at $1252.49 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.29% to 1.1666, while EUR/GBP rose 0.22% to 0.8986.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 93.78.

Russia stocks lower at close of trade; MICEX down 1.10%

2017-07-21 16:35 GMT

Investing.com – Russia stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Mining, Telecoms and Oil&Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX lost 1.10%.

The best performers of the session on the MICEX were NMTP (MCX:NMTP), which rose 2.67% or 0.1900 points to trade at 7.3000 at the close. Meanwhile, MVideo (MCX:MVID) added 1.88% or 7.70 points to end at 418.10 and Megion (MCX:MFGS) was up 1.63% or 8.0 points to 498.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Severstal - ao (MCX:CHMF), which fell 3.30% or 28.00 points to trade at 820.00 at the close. Aeroflot (MCX:AFLT) declined 2.89% or 6.20 points to end at 208.50 and United Company Rusal Plc (MCX:RUAL) was down 2.64% or 0.840 points to 30.930.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 122 to 83 and 20 ended unchanged.

Shares in MVideo (MCX:MVID) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.88% or 7.70 to 418.10.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 1.04% to 19.020 a new 3-years low.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.55% or 6.82 to $1252.32 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.45% or 1.15 to hit $45.77 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.31% or 1.14 to trade at $48.16 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.60% to 59.2847, while EUR/RUB rose 0.77% to 68.9980.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 93.85.

Italy stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com Italy 40 down 0.98%

2017-07-21 16:35 GMT

Investing.com – Italy stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Chemicals, Healthcare and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Investing.com Italy 40 lost 0.98%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com Italy 40 were Poste Italiane SpA (MI:PST), which rose 1.01% or 0.060 points to trade at 6.025 at the close. Meanwhile, Azimut Holding (MI:AZMT) added 0.45% or 0.08 points to end at 18.05 and Unipol Gruppo Finanziario Spa (MI:UNPI) was up 0.21% or 0.008 points to 3.874 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Banca Popolare dell’Emilia Romagna (MI:EMII), which fell 2.68% or 0.130 points to trade at 4.720 at the close. Recordati (MI:RECI) declined 2.66% or 0.97 points to end at 35.51 and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (MI:FCHA) was down 2.62% or 0.270 points to 10.030.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Milan Stock Exchange by 268 to 86 and 18 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 2.43% or 1.14 to $45.78 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 2.29% or 1.13 to hit $48.17 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.55% or 6.83 to trade at $1252.33 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.22% to 1.1658, while EUR/GBP rose 0.23% to 0.8987.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 93.85.

Netherlands stocks lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.77%

2017-07-21 16:35 GMT

Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Industrials, Basic Materials and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX fell 0.77%.

The best performers of the session on the AEX were Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG), which rose 3.74% or 2.530 points to trade at 70.220 at the close. Meanwhile, Koninklijke KPN NV (AS:KPN) added 0.78% or 0.023 points to end at 2.990 and NN Group NV (AS:NN) was up 0.59% or 0.20 points to 34.16 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which fell 2.26% or 0.500 points to trade at 21.590 at the close. Akzo Nobel (AS:AKZO) declined 2.24% or 1.74 points to end at 76.01 and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS:AD) was down 2.22% or 0.39 points to 17.14.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 98 to 24 and 7 ended unchanged.

Shares in NN Group NV (AS:NN) rose to all time highs; gaining 0.59% or 0.20 to 34.16.

The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 13.77% to 12.74.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 2.43% or 1.14 to $45.78 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 2.31% or 1.14 to hit $48.16 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.54% or 6.78 to trade at $1252.28 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.22% to 1.1658, while EUR/GBP rose 0.22% to 0.8986.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 93.84.

France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 1.57%

2017-07-21 16:35 GMT

Investing.com – France stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Consumer Goods and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 fell 1.57% to hit a new 1-month low, while the SBF 120 index lost 1.44%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Engie SA (PA:ENGIE), which rose 0.89% or 0.12 points to trade at 13.57 at the close. Meanwhile, Safran SA (PA:SAF) fell 0.55% or 0.45 points to end at 81.05 and Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA:LHN) was down 0.57% or 0.29 points to 51.01 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Valeo SA (PA:VLOF), which fell 6.94% or 4.44 points to trade at 59.58 at the close. Peugeot SA (PA:PEUP) declined 3.41% or 0.65 points to end at 18.40 and Schneider Electric SE (PA:SCHN) was down 3.09% or 2.09 points to 65.49.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Rubis (PA:RUBF) which rose 3.51% to 107.75, Genfit (PA:GNFT) which was up 2.43% to settle at 26.600 and Ingenico Group (PA:INGC) which gained 1.77% to close at 88.21.

The worst performers were Sartorius Stedim Biotech (PA:STDM) which was down 7.90% to 61.80 in late trade, Valeo SA (PA:VLOF) which lost 6.94% to settle at 59.58 and Tarkett (PA:TKTT) which was down 6.87% to 37.05 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 426 to 173 and 93 ended unchanged.

Shares in Rubis (PA:RUBF) rose to all time highs; rising 3.51% or 3.65 to 107.75.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 12.43% to 14.46.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.54% or 6.74 to $1252.24 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.39% or 1.12 to hit $45.80 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.29% or 1.13 to trade at $48.17 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.22% to 1.1658, while EUR/GBP rose 0.22% to 0.8986.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 93.85.

Spain stocks lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 1.31%

2017-07-21 16:35 GMT

Investing.com – Spain stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Building&Construction, Consumer Goods and Financial Services&Real Estate sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 declined 1.31% to hit a new 1-month low.

The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Abertis Infr (MC:ABE), which rose 0.91% or 0.150 points to trade at 16.650 at the close. Meanwhile, Merlin Properties SA (MC:MRL) added 0.13% or 0.01 points to end at 11.52 and Ferrovial (MC:FER) was down 0.08% or 0.015 points to 18.820 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ACS Actividades de Construccion y Servicios SA (MC:ACS), which fell 6.35% or 2.210 points to trade at 32.600 at the close. Gamesa (MC:GAM) declined 4.42% or 0.785 points to end at 16.975 and Indra A (MC:IDR) was down 3.06% or 0.425 points to 13.445.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Madrid Stock Exchange by 136 to 32 and 18 ended unchanged.

Shares in Abertis Infr (MC:ABE) rose to all time highs; rising 0.91% or 0.150 to 16.650.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.55% or 6.82 to $1252.32 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.45% or 1.15 to hit $45.77 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.31% or 1.14 to trade at $48.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.23% to 1.1659, while EUR/GBP rose 0.21% to 0.8985.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 93.84.

Denmark stocks lower at close of trade; OMX Copenhagen 20 down 0.90%

2017-07-21 16:35 GMT

Investing.com – Denmark stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Industrials, Personal&Household Goods and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Copenhagen, the OMX Copenhagen 20 declined 0.90%.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Copenhagen 20 were Coloplast A/S (CO:COLOb), which rose 2.60% or 14.0 points to trade at 552.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Novozymes A/S B (CO:NZYMb) added 0.62% or 1.8 points to end at 292.4 and Genmab (CO:GEN) was up 0.42% or 6.0 points to 1438.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were FLSmidth&Co. (CO:FLS), which fell 3.47% or 14.0 points to trade at 389.2 at the close. AP Moeller - Maersk A/S B (CO:MAERSKb) declined 2.79% or 390 points to end at 13610 and AP Moeller - Maersk A/S A (CO:MAERSKa) was down 2.41% or 320 points to 12980.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange by 81 to 37 and 19 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 2.45% or 1.15 to $45.77 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 2.33% or 1.15 to hit $48.15 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.55% or 6.80 to trade at $1252.30 a troy ounce.

USD/DKK was down 0.23% to 6.3781, while EUR/DKK rose 0.00% to 7.4362.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 93.84.

Finland stocks lower at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 down 1.30%

2017-07-21 16:30 GMT

Investing.com – Finland stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Industrials, Technology and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 fell 1.30%.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Sampo Oyj A (HE:SAMPO), which fell 0.13% or 0.06 points to trade at 46.38 at the close. Meanwhile, Kesko Oyj (HE:KESKOB) fell 0.16% or 0.07 points to end at 43.40 and Cargotec Oyj (HE:CGCBV) was down 0.28% or 0.15 points to 52.70 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Huhtamaki Oyj (HE:HUH1V), which fell 7.25% or 2.53 points to trade at 32.36 at the close. Metso Oyj (HE:METSO) declined 6.37% or 1.97 points to end at 28.95 and Tieto Oyj (HE:TIE1V) was down 5.72% or 1.61 points to 26.52.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Helsinki Stock Exchange by 93 to 41 and 19 ended unchanged.

Shares in Huhtamaki Oyj (HE:HUH1V) fell to 52-week lows; falling 7.25% or 2.53 to 32.36.

Brent oil for September delivery was down 2.23% or 1.10 to $48.20 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.39% or 1.12 to hit $45.80 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.55% or 6.83 to trade at $1252.33 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.24% to 1.1660, while EUR/GBP rose 0.25% to 0.8988.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 93.83.

Belgium stocks lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.44%

2017-07-21 16:20 GMT

Investing.com – Belgium stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Consumer Services, Basic Materials and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 declined 0.44%.

The best performers of the session on the BEL 20 were Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG), which rose 3.74% or 2.530 points to trade at 70.220 at the close. Meanwhile, Engie SA (PA:ENGIE) added 0.89% or 0.12 points to end at 13.57 and UCB (BR:UCB) was up 0.64% or 0.39 points to 60.92 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Aperam SA (AS:APAM), which fell 3.27% or 1.41 points to trade at 41.65 at the close. Solvay SA (BR:SOLB) declined 1.90% or 2.35 points to end at 121.55 and KBC (BR:KBC) was down 0.98% or 0.660 points to 67.000.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Brussels Stock Exchange by 63 to 40 and 8 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.53% or 6.54 to $1252.04 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.07% or 0.97 to hit $45.95 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.95% or 0.96 to trade at $48.34 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.24% to 1.1660, while EUR/GBP rose 0.27% to 0.8990.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 93.84.

Germany stocks lower at close of trade; DAX down 1.66%

2017-07-21 16:15 GMT

Investing.com – Germany stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Technology, Construction and Retail sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX fell 1.66% to hit a new 1-month low, while the MDAX index lost 1.21%, and the TecDAX index fell 0.74%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Vonovia SE (DE:VNAn), which rose 0.10% or 0.04 points to trade at 34.47 at the close. Meanwhile, Linde AG O.N. (DE:LING) fell 0.88% or 1.50 points to end at 169.35 and Bayer AG NA (DE:BAYGN) was down 0.94% or 1.05 points to 111.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Infineon Technologies AG NA O.N. (DE:IFXGn), which fell 4.66% or 0.905 points to trade at 18.530 at the close. Volkswagen AG VZO O.N. (DE:VOWG_p) declined 3.64% or 5.20 points to end at 137.75 and Continental AG O.N. (DE:CONG) was down 3.11% or 6.15 points to 191.60.

The top performers on the MDAX were Duerr AG (DE:DUEG) which rose 1.76% to 104.000, Krones AG O.N. (DE:KRNG) which was up 1.06% to settle at 109.500 and Hugo Boss AG NA O.N. (DE:BOSSn) which gained 0.57% to close at 63.320.

The worst performers were Hochtief AG (DE:HOTG) which was down 5.45% to 149.95 in late trade, K+S AG NA O.N. (DE:SDFGn) which lost 3.56% to settle at 22.495 and Hella KGaA Hueck&Co (DE:HLE) which was down 3.31% to 45.45 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Nordex SE O.N. (DE:NDXG) which rose 2.94% to 11.920, GFT Technologies AG (DE:GFTG) which was up 2.79% to settle at 15.285 and CompuGroup Medical AG O.N. (DE:COPMa) which gained 0.48% to close at 49.435.

The worst performers were Adva Optical Networking SE (DE:ADAG) which was down 11.37% to 6.538 in late trade, Sartorius AG VZO O.N. (DE:SATG_p) which lost 4.36% to settle at 87.910 and Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE:DRWG_p) which was down 1.67% to 94.740 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 571 to 194 and 26 ended unchanged.

Shares in Adva Optical Networking SE (DE:ADAG) fell to 52-week lows; down 11.37% or 0.839 to 6.538.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 11.23% to 14.97.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.51% or 6.34 to $1251.84 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.00% or 0.94 to hit $45.98 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.89% or 0.93 to trade at $48.37 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.23% to 1.1659, while EUR/GBP rose 0.28% to 0.8991.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 93.85.

U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.51%

2017-07-21 16:15 GMT

Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Automobiles&Parts, Industrial Metals&Mining and General Industrial sectors led shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 lost 0.51%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON:HIK), which rose 2.75% or 38.00 points to trade at 1419.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Shire PLC (LON:SHP) added 1.86% or 76.00 points to end at 4156.50 and Next PLC (LON:NXT) was up 1.16% or 44.00 points to 3827.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Micro Focus International (LON:MCRO), which fell 2.53% or 57.00 points to trade at 2195.00 at the close. Smiths Group PLC (LON:SMIN) declined 2.49% or 40.00 points to end at 1568.00 and Paddy Power Betfair PLC (LON:PPB) was down 2.14% or 165.00 points to 7540.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1140 to 730 and 462 ended unchanged.

Shares in Paddy Power Betfair PLC (LON:PPB) fell to 52-week lows; losing 2.14% or 165.00 to 7540.00.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.51% or 6.36 to $1251.86 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.07% or 0.97 to hit $45.95 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.97% or 0.97 to trade at $48.33 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.04% to 1.2969, while EUR/GBP rose 0.28% to 0.8991.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 93.84.

Poland stocks lower at close of trade; WIG30 down 0.42%

2017-07-21 16:10 GMT

Investing.com – Poland stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Oil&Gas, Food and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Warsaw, the WIG30 fell 0.42%.

The best performers of the session on the WIG30 were Energa SA (WA:ENGP), which rose 3.86% or 0.45 points to trade at 12.10 at the close. Meanwhile, CCC SA (WA:CCCP) added 3.30% or 7.50 points to end at 235.00 and PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA (WA:PGE) was up 2.11% or 0.27 points to 13.06 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Polski Koncern Naftowy ORLEN SA (WA:PKN), which fell 3.34% or 3.67 points to trade at 106.36 at the close. Kernel Holding SA (WA:KER) declined 2.26% or 1.50 points to end at 64.94 and Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo SA (WA:PGN) was down 1.66% or 0.11 points to 6.50.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Warsaw Stock Exchange by 279 to 201 and 185 ended unchanged.

Shares in Energa SA (WA:ENGP) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 3.86% or 0.45 to 12.10.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 1.90% or 0.89 to $46.03 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 1.78% or 0.88 to hit $48.42 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.50% or 6.19 to trade at $1251.69 a troy ounce.

EUR/PLN was up 1.24% to 4.2643, while USD/PLN rose 1.02% to 3.6581.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 93.86.

Norway stocks lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 1.54%

2017-07-21 16:05 GMT

Investing.com – Norway stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Energy, Banking and Insurance sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX fell 1.54%.

The best performers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Nordic Nanovector ASA (OL:NANOV), which rose 3.02% or 2.15 points to trade at 73.30 at the close. Meanwhile, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (OL:NWC) added 1.16% or 2.1 points to end at 182.8 and Norsk Hydro ASA (OL:NHY) was down 0.76% or 0.40 points to 52.05 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were SalMar ASA (OL:SALM), which fell 4.06% or 8.30 points to trade at 196.20 at the close. Petroleum Geo - Services ASA (OL:PGS) declined 2.90% or 0.51 points to end at 17.09 and Golden Ocean Group Ltd (OL:GOGLT) was down 2.73% or 1.55 points to 55.25.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Oslo Stock Exchange by 119 to 53 and 24 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 1.85% or 0.87 to $46.05 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 1.72% or 0.85 to hit $48.45 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.47% or 5.88 to trade at $1251.38 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.02% to 9.3559, while USD/NOK fell 0.25% to 8.0254.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 93.85.

Turkey stocks higher at close of trade; BIST 100 up 0.10%

2017-07-21 16:05 GMT

Investing.com – Turkey stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Metals, Transport and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Istanbul, the BIST 100 gained 0.10%.

The best performers of the session on the BIST 100 were Kardemir Karabuk Demir Celik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS Class D (IS:KRDMD), which rose 5.21% or 0.100 points to trade at 2.020 at the close. Meanwhile, Pegasus Hava Tasimaciligi AS (IS:PGSUS) added 4.40% or 0.940 points to end at 22.300 and Trabzonspor Sportif Yatirim ve Futbol Isletmeciligi Ticaret AS (IS:TSPOR) was up 4.32% or 0.130 points to 3.140 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Haci Omer Sabanci Holding AS (IS:SAHOL), which fell 5.24% or 0.60 points to trade at 10.84 at the close. ODAS Elektrik Uretim Sanayi Ticaret AS (IS:ODAS) declined 2.99% or 0.170 points to end at 5.520 and Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi AS (IS:ULKER) was down 1.87% or 0.40 points to 21.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Istanbul Stock Exchange by 215 to 125 and 67 ended unchanged.

Shares in Kardemir Karabuk Demir Celik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS Class D (IS:KRDMD) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 5.21% or 0.100 to 2.020. Shares in Pegasus Hava Tasimaciligi AS (IS:PGSUS) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.40% or 0.940 to 22.300.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.47% or 5.87 to $1251.37 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.85% or 0.87 to hit $46.05 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.70% or 0.84 to trade at $48.46 a barrel.

USD/TRY was up 0.38% to 3.5398, while EUR/TRY rose 0.61% to 4.1277.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 93.85.

Sweden stocks lower at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 down 1.03%

2017-07-21 16:05 GMT

Investing.com – Sweden stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Industrials, Consumer Goods and Oil&Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 declined 1.03% to hit a new 1-month low.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Fingerprint Cards AB ser. B (ST:FINGb), which rose 8.60% or 2.74 points to trade at 34.59 at the close. Meanwhile, Swedish Match AB (ST:SWMA) added 2.37% or 7.0 points to end at 302.0 and SSAB AB ser. A (ST:SSABa) was up 2.27% or 0.94 points to 42.42 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Autoliv Inc . SDB (ST:ALIVsdb), which fell 8.00% or 76.5 points to trade at 880.0 at the close. AB SKF B (ST:SKFb) declined 4.55% or 7.9 points to end at 165.9 and ABB Ltd (ST:ABB) was down 2.63% or 5.3 points to 196.1.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Stockholm Stock Exchange by 462 to 243 and 78 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 1.85% or 0.87 to $46.05 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 1.72% or 0.85 to hit $48.45 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.47% or 5.91 to trade at $1251.41 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was up 0.50% to 9.6125, while USD/SEK rose 0.26% to 8.2449.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 93.84.

Greece stocks lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.04%

2017-07-21 15:15 GMT

Investing.com – Greece stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Construction, Food and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite fell 1.04%.

The best performers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Intracom Hold (AT:INRr), which rose 4.79% or 0.032 points to trade at 0.700 at the close. Meanwhile, Select Textile (AT:EPIr) added 4.64% or 0.013 points to end at 0.293 and Autohellas (AT:AUTr) was up 2.39% or 0.49 points to 21.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Titan Cement Company SA (AT:TTNr), which fell 3.97% or 0.990 points to trade at 23.960 at the close. Athens Medical (AT:AMCr) declined 3.25% or 0.050 points to end at 1.490 and Selonda Aquaculture SA (AT:SELr) was down 3.02% or 0.0080 points to 0.2570.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Athens Stock Exchange by 67 to 40 and 8 ended unchanged.

Shares in Intracom Hold (AT:INRr) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.79% or 0.032 to 0.700.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.44% or 5.44 to $1250.94 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.53% or 0.72 to hit $46.20 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.34% or 0.66 to trade at $48.64 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.21% to 1.1656, while EUR/GBP rose 0.18% to 0.8982.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 93.84.

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