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Oil slumps to seven-month low on global trade tensions, surprise US stock build
Wed, Aug 07, 2019
The oil markets extended losses after government data showed that U.S. crude stockpiles rose unexpectedly last week, increasing 2.4 million barrels, compared with analysts` expectations for a decrease of 2.8 million barrels.
US-China trade talks: President Donald Trump receives update ahead of March 1 deadline
Sun, Feb 17, 2019
At a White House press conference on Friday, Trump said the talks with China were "very complicated" and that he might extend the March 1 deadline and keep tariffs on Chinese goods from rising.
China pledges to expand US imports, IP protection for deal to end trade war
Fri, Feb 01, 2019
Last year, Trump imposed tariff hikes of up to 25 per cent on USD 250 billion of Chinese goods. The move prompted China to increase tariffs on USD 110 billion of American goods. During a meeting in Argentina on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit, Trump and Xi agreed to halt any further tariff increases for 90 days beginning January 1.
Global Markets: Trade optimism lifts stocks, though year 2018 set to end with losses
Mon, Dec 31, 2018
The US benchmark S&P 500 stock index advanced after U.S. President Donald Trump said he held a "very good call" with China`s President Xi Jinping on Saturday to discuss trade and claimed "big progress" was being made.
Trade truce with China means big changes in Beijing policy, says President Donal Trump
Mon, Dec 03, 2018
Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to hold off on new tariffs during talks in Argentina on Saturday, declaring a truce following months of escalating tensions on trade and other issues. On Sunday, Trump tweeted that China had agreed to cut import levies on American-made cars.
Global Markets: Shares tick up on US holiday sales hopes, but oil rout checks enthusiasm
Mon, Nov 26, 2018
Investors were also cautious before U.S. and Chinese leaders meet for crucial talks at the end of the week as trade tensions between the economic superpowers showed no signs of easing. "The U.S.-China summit is the biggest event for the rest of the year," said Nobuhiko Kuramochi, chief strategist at Mizuho Securities.
Nearly half of German firms expect growing trade strains between Europe and US
Mon, Nov 19, 2018
US President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker struck an agreement in July that should shield European firms from U.S. auto tariffs while the two sides continue to work on trade issues.
US withdraws duty-free concession on import of 50 Indian products
Fri, Nov 02, 2018
Indian products removed from the GSP include areca nuts, mangoes processed by vinegar or acetic acid, sandstone cut in slabs, whole buffalo skin leather, plain weave handloom cotton fabrics containing over 85 per cotton by weight, handloom carpets and textile floor coverings.
Gold prices hit near 12-week high as falling markets burnish appeal
Mon, Oct 15, 2018
U.S. gold futures were up 0.8 percent at $1,231.80 an ounce. "There is a huge change in sentiment when it comes to the yellow metal because it is playing the role of a safe-haven asset here. We see fund flows from the equity markets going into gold," Think Markets UK chief markets analyst Naeem Aslam said.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde warns against trade, currency wars, urges fix to global rules
Thu, Oct 11, 2018
The United States and China have slapped tit-for-tat tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of each other`s goods over the past few months, rattling financial markets as investors worry that the escalating trade conflict could knock global trade and investment.
Invested in stocks? You will lose money, don't take this step in panic
Thu, Sep 27, 2018
The market dips may scare investors who are new to the stock market investments. But if you have been investing over the last couple of years, then you must be familiar with these sporadic events. This also raises another important point that If you are not intending to invest for a long term, say more than 5 or 10 years, then stock market investments are not for you.
Global Markets: Oil above $80 lifts stocks, offsets trade and bond market chill
Tue, Sep 25, 2018
While trade tensions continue to fray investors` nerves, oil grabbed the spotlight. After surging more than three percent on Monday, Brent crude futures shot to four-year highs of almost $82 a barrel. The jump was down to US sanctions on Iranian crude exports and the apparent reluctance of OPEC and Russia to counterbalance that by upping output.
China took out USD 500 billion a year from US to rebuild itself, says President Trump
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
Trump's remarks came a day after Trump announced that the US will slap 10 per cent tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of Chinese imports and the duties will rise to whopping 25 per cent at the end of the year.
World shares driven towards worst week since March by trade tensions
Fri, Sep 07, 2018
A flat pan-European STOXX 600 was set to end the week with a 2.6 percent loss, its worst weekly performance since the end of March. Emerging market stocks have lost even more, some 3.2 percent. U.S stock index futures are set to open 0.2 percent lower.
US trade deficit rises to five-month high on declining exports
Wed, Sep 05, 2018
Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the overall trade deficit swelling to $50.3 billion in July. The trade gap continues to widen despite the Trump administration`s "America First" policies, which have left the United States embroiled in tit-for-tat tariffs with the European Union, Canada and Mexico as well as an escalating trade war with China.
Global Economy: Euro zone limping as global trade war escalates
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
The currency bloc was a surprise economic star last year, outpacing its peers, but the rate of expansion is steadily slowing and a succession of Reuters polls have said it has already peaked -- although a recession is seen as unlikely.
Investors pulled $1.4 billion out of emerging markets in last week - IIF
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
The Washington-based IIF said the exodus of investment money this week has largely been concentrated in South Africa and China, amounting to $600 million and $500 million, respectively.
Trade war threatens reign of luxury stocks
Fri, Aug 10, 2018
"Now there`s an incremental risk from the great unknown of trade tariffs as well."
Market outlook: On Nifty, ‘Long-Legged Doji’ signals buy on decline
Mon, Jul 23, 2018
After a strong run in the earlier week, Nifty took a breather and consolidated in a very narrow range of 10925 and 11076 last week. It ended at 11010 with a minor cut of 0.1% week on week while the mid and small cap indices lost 1.14% and 2.44%, respectively.
US trade policy: Japan describes the situation as "extremely deplorable"
Mon, Jun 04, 2018
Close allies Tokyo and Washington have been at loggerheads over trade policy after the US refused to give Japan an exemption from the tariffs, which came into effect on Friday. "The US government's trade measures, citing its security, makes us concerned that they could disrupt the global market," Suga told reporters.