• Russian President Putin authorised a special military operation to demilitarise Ukraine
  • Multiple explosions were heard across several Ukrainian cities including the capital of Kiev
  • US stocks finished lower (S&P 500 -1.8%) and US equity futures extended on losses overnight with APAC stocks also slumping
  • European equity futures are indicative of a weaker open with the Euro Stoxx 50 future -3.8% after the cash market closed lower by...
  • Bourses across Europe have held onto losses seen at the cash open; US equity futures are firmer with RTY outpacing and NQ lagging
  • South African scientist sees an exponential rise in new COVID cases with predominance of Omicron; India said the two cases it sees are mild
  • Apple (AAPL) reportedly told iPhone component suppliers that demand has slowed down ahead of the holiday period
  • Chinese advisors to recommend lowering the 2022 GDP growth...
  • Asian equity markets traded mostly lower following the indecisive mood stateside where major indices gave back initial gains to finish negative
  • Sentiment overnight was also hampered by tighter Beijing regulatory scrutiny and with US equity futures extending on losses
  • In FX, the DXY sits firmly above 94.00, EUR/USD hovers around 1.1550 and GBP/USD maintains 1.36 status
  • Looking ahead, highlights include UK Labour Market Report, German ZEW,...