Spreadbetters expected an effectively flat open for Europe, with Britain`s FTSE , Germany`s DAX and France`s CAX forecast to open about 0.1 percent higher. MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.6 percent after managing to carve out gains on the previous day. The mood was also tempered by persistent geopolitical concerns and anemic manufacturing surveys in Asia and Europe showing pockets of weakness in the global economy. Tokyo`s Nikkei bucked the trend and rose 1.2 percent, with a planned cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe helping fuel reform hopes.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 06:45