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London stocks finished in the red on Wednesday as concerns about trade tensions between the US and China and a downbeat assessment of the UK manufacturing sector weighed on sentiment.
A bounce in European stocks is gathering strength, after White House economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, denied media reports that a trade planning meeting between Chinese and US officials scheduled for the day before had been cancelled.
The Bank of Japan decided on Wednesday to stay put on monetary policy, even as it lowered its inflation forecasts and pointed to "downside" risks for both the economy and prices.
Stocks in Europe are heading higher in early trading, overcoming the downward pull from the losses seen overnight on Wall Street after White House economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, denied media reports that a trade planning meeting between Chinese and US officials scheduled for the day before had been cancelled.
Commodity futures came under selling pressure at the start of the week, with only precious metals and wheat managing to keep their heads above water, as investors in the States returned from the long weekend to find that the federal government shutdown was continuing and began eyeing the next phase of US-China trade talks at the end of the month.
These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields:.
Selling on Wall Street picked-up on Tuesday afternoon following a report that the White House had cancelled a meeting between top US and Chinese trade officials.
Stocks on the Continent saw modest losses with investors catching their breath as they awaited clarity on the US-China trade talks, even amidst multiple stark warnings regarding the potential risks for the global economy that lay on the horizon.
The market spotlight will shift towards central banks on Wednesday, as rate-setters in Tokyo meet to decide on policy.
Sterling is finding a bid in late afternoon trading after a cross-party motion was tabled in parliament in order to head-off the risk of a so-called 'hard Brexit'.
Analysts at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch sounded a positive note on the US corporate earnings season after a first week of updates.
China's President harangued top Communist Party officials on Monday about the challenges facing the country, including the "serious" threats that existed to the party's long-standing rule.
Stocks on the Continent are trading on the back foot, weighed down by multiple warnings regarding the outlook for the global economy and stockmarkets.
The acquisition of RPC Group by American private equity outfit, Apollo Global Management, could be announced as soon as Tuesday.
Commodities were little changed at the start of the week, with most markets closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in the States, including the Chicago Board of Trade.
Stocks on the Continent dipped at the start of the week amid mixed news around the ongoing US-China trade talks and after the International Monetary Fund took an axe to its growth forecasts for Germany.
London stocks were little changed on Monday as investors awaited Theresa May’s presentation of her ‘Plan B’ on Brexit to the Commons and digested Chinese growth figures.
The focus on Tuesday will be on the UK employment referencing the month of November, alongside public sector borrowing figures for last month.
Sterling managed to eke out a small gain at the start of the week, even as the Prime Minister set out her 'Plan B' to Parliament, although the market reaction was very limited, partly due to light trading volumes, given the absence of US traders from their desks on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.