European markets open to close, earnings, data and news

The Bank of England is right to hold off on rate hikes as the pound slumps, investment director says The UK’s central bank shouldn’t rush to increase interest rates, according to Julian Howard, Lead Investment Director of Multi Asset Solutions at GAM Investments, despite the slumping pound. “I don’t think it’s the Bank of England’s … Read more

European stocks slide 2.8% after weak euro zone data, new UK economic plan

European stocks were sharply lower on Friday, as investors digested a raft of central bank decisions and a new economic plan from the UK The Stoxx 600 was down 2.8% in early afternoon trading, with all sectors and major bourses trading in the red. Oil and gas stocks and basic resources were the biggest fallers, … Read more