Investment Market Update
Asian stocks fell extending the biggest sell off for global stocks in two years as investors adjusted to a surge in global bond yields.
US stocks fell after disappointing earnings and amid fears of rising interest rates.
UK stocks closed lower with the FTSE 100 down 0.6%. AstraZeneca was the biggest riser, up 3% after the drug maker said it was confident about revenue growth. Glencore fell 4.2% as investors reacted to the mining giant's latest production report.
- The hard choices of Brexit have tipped Theresa May’s Conservative Party into open warfare. It’s not clear the prime minister will survive the crossfire. May has held onto her job by avoiding too much clarity on what Britain’s divorce from the European Union might look like, even as the process has been going on for nearly a year. She still hasn’t stamped her authority or a vision of Brexit on her divided Cabinet.
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel is allowing extra time for talks on renewing her government alliance with the Social Democrats, suggesting that a deal is within reach.
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