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US job data eases financial market concerns; Oil settles up but crude ends week down 5%
Sat, Oct 05, 2019
US job growth increased moderately in September, with the unemployment rate dropping to near a 50-year low of 3.5%, according to a US Labor Department report.
Asia stocks edge higher but markets on tenterhooks ahead of US payrolls
Fri, Oct 04, 2019
US stock futures fell 0.16% in Asia on Friday, though that followed a 0.80% increase in the S&P 500 on Wall Street overnight on hopes that future Fed rate cuts will support corporate profits.
Asian stocks slide one-month low as US tariffs on EU fan global growth worries
Thu, Oct 03, 2019
US stock futures were up 0.25%, but this did little to bolster sentiment after shares on Wall Street suffered their sharpest one-day decline in nearly six weeks on Wednesday, when the three major New York share indexes all lost more than 1.5%.
Trade war Impact: Global shares at one-month low on US manufacturing shock
Wed, Oct 02, 2019
MSCI`s gauge of stocks across the globe, covering 49 markets, stood near its lowest level since early September after shedding 0.83% in the previous session.
Global equity markets fall on fear of Chinese companies being delisted from US stock exchanges
Sat, Sep 28, 2019
Global markets: Shares on Wall Street pared gains to close down. The benchmark S&P 500 posted its biggest weekly loss since Aug. 23, and the Nasdaq posted its the biggest weekly loss since Aug. 2.
World markets: Asian stocks edge higher on hints of US-China trade progress
Thu, Sep 26, 2019
The renewed optimism over trade pushed market concerns about U.S. political risks into the background, a day after Democrat lawmakers said they will open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump`s dealings with his Ukraine counterpart.
Global Markets: Asian shares edge lower as US House readies President Trump impeachment inquiry
Wed, Sep 25, 2019
The dollar nursed losses against most major currencies as the impeachment inquiry sets the stage for a fierce battle between Democrats and Trump`s Republican Party over whether the president sought foreign influence to smear a political rival.
Global Markets: US stock futures gain on trade hopes, euro dogged by dismal EU manufacturing, services data
Tue, Sep 24, 2019
Global markets: US stock futures gained 0.39%, helped by comments from U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that U.S.-China trade talks will resume next week. He later clarified that the negotiations will take place in two weeks.
Global Markets today: Asian shares edge higher after Fed interest rate cut; investors await BOJ
Thu, Sep 19, 2019
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.03%. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.46%, while Australian shares rose 0.23%. The yen traded near a seven-week low versus the dollar before a Bank of Japan meeting later on Thursday where policymakers are expected to keep their ultra-easy policy unchanged.
Global Markets: Oil recedes on Saudi Arabia's supply reassurance, investor focus shifts to Fed policy meeting today
Wed, Sep 18, 2019
Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said the kingdom has recovered supplies by tapping inventories, and lost oil output of 5.7 million barrels per day (bpd) by the end of September.
Middle East tensions: Gold gains 1% as attack on Saudi oil facilities boosts safe-haven assets
Tue, Sep 17, 2019
Markets are awaiting policy decisions from the U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan on Wednesday. Lower U.S. interest rates put pressure on the dollar and bond yields, increasing the appeal of non-yielding bullion.
Global stocks tumble, yen rallies as Trump asks US firms to look at alternatives to China
Sat, Aug 24, 2019
China`s Commerce Ministry said in a statement early on Friday it would impose tariffs on about $75 billion in imports from the United States including some agricultural products, crude oil and small aircraft.
Global stocks rise with focus on economic stimulus; US yield curve briefly inverts
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Strong earnings in the United States and the report of talks on a megamerger in European autos triggered gains in stocks, and the improved risk sentiment drove safe-haven yields higher while the yen and gold edged lower.
Asian shares fall on global recession fears over US-China trade war; eyes on Fed minutes
Wed, Aug 21, 2019
Aside from the trade war, political turmoil in Hong Kong, Britain and Italy have also heightened uncertainties for investors. The prospect of new elections in Italy after the resignation of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte added to jitters, sending Italian sovereign bond yields sliding.
Global Markets: Safe havens rise as recession concerns trigger easing bets
Wed, Aug 21, 2019
The key for markets now is whether pledges for more accommodative policy from Germany to China are enough to assuage concerns about the state of the global economy and end fears of recession.
Asian shares nudge higher on stimulus hopes in major economies as recession fears ease
Tue, Aug 20, 2019
The immediate focus shifts to the minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve`s last meeting due on Wednesday. Traders are also keenly waiting on the Fed`s Jackson Hole seminar and a Group of Seven summit this weekend for clues on what additional steps policymakers will take to bolster growth.
Wall Street sinks to 1-month low on US-China trade jitters amid recession fears
Sat, Aug 03, 2019
The sell-off wrapped up a tumultuous week, which saw the U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time since 2008 and a renewal of trade war fears following a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump announcing plans to impose additional tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese imports on Sept 1.
Sensex falls 186 pts, Nifty opens below 10,900; IOC, HPCL, Bharti Airtel and Infosys major gainers
Fri, Aug 02, 2019
Global stocks today took another beating while investors piled on to safe-haven assets after US President Donald Trump said he would slap a 10% tariff on the remaining $300 billion of Chinese imports from next month.
Global Markets: Asian shares fell to 6-week lows, dollar jumps as Powell dampens hopes for more rate cuts
Thu, Aug 01, 2019
"In his press conference, Fed Chair Jerome Powell was more `hawkish` than expected, wrong-footing traders who were hoping for a more `dovish` cut i.e. more explicit confirmation of further policy easing," James added.
Global stocks off on Donald Trump's warning to China; sterling falls further
Wed, Jul 31, 2019
Traders are also bracing for the Federal Reserve`s policy announcement on Wednesday, for which markets have already fully priced in a quarter of a percentage point cut. A 50 basis-point cut has a 1-in-5 chance, according to futures markets.