London close: Soft US CPI print pushes stocks lower

With London traders looking firmly west due to an absence of domestic data, all eyes were on soft inflation data in the States that pushed Sterling sharply higher, weighing on the top flight index at the end of the week. 

FX round-up: US data-dump downs dollar, euro dips on taper angst

The dollar concluded a bad week with disappointing consumer price inflation reducing expectations for a rate hike this year, while the euro fell versus the pound on reports the European Central Bank will soon begin tapering its asset purchase programme. 

Asia report: Most markets higher in lighter trading

Markets in Asia finished in mostly positive territory on Friday, as investors in the region had their chance to sift through the second day of Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's annual testimony in front of the US Congress. 

Asia report: Most markets higher in lighter trading

Markets in Asia finished in mostly positive territory on Friday, as investors in the region had their chance to sift through the second day of Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's annual testimony in front of the US Congress.