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Explainer: What China's MSCI inclusion means for stock market
Fri, Jun 01, 2018
MSCI's decision a year ago to include yuan-denominated Chinese stocks, or "A-shares", into its emerging market (EM) index triggered a rally in Chinese blue-chips in 2017, though the market has corrected this year amid rising borrowing costs and fears of a Sino-US trade war.
MSCI lists 234 Chinese stocks for index inclusion in boost to capital markets
Tue, May 15, 2018
The top five inclusions by market cap were Shanghai Electric Group, Zhangzhou Pientzehuang Pharmaceutical Ltd Heilan Home Co Ltd, Zhejiang Century Huatong Group Co and Perfect World Co Ltd.
Global Markets: Asian shares near record high, dollar weak as job, wage data awaited
Fri, Jan 05, 2018
Asian shares inched closer to a record high on Friday as U.S. jobs data pointed to firm economic growth although the greenback was soft as the spectre of benign inflation capped domestic bond yields.
Global Markets: U.S. tax bill, Russian probe whipsaw financial markets
Sat, Dec 02, 2017
Stocks and the greenback tanked mid-session after an ABC report that former national security adviser Michael Flynn was prepared to testify that Donald Trump instructed him to make contact with Russians during the presidential campaign.
Global markets: Stocks, bond yields, dollar up after Trump tax plan
Thu, Sep 28, 2017
The dollar also drew support from strong U.S. durable goods orders data that cemented expectations the Federal Reserve is on course to raise interest rates for the third time this year in December.
Global markets: Asian shares droop, yen gains as Korean tensions rise
Tue, Sep 26, 2017
North Korea`s foreign minister said on Monday that a weekend tweet by President Donald Trump counted as a declaration of war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserved the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. bombers even if they are not in its air space.
Asia stocks edge lower, focus turns to China markets after ratings cut
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
The dollar was steady at 112.445 yen and on track to end 1.4 percent higher on the week, during which it brushed a two-month high of 112.725 as U.S. yields spiked on the back of the Fed`s hawkish stance.
Global stocks tumble, yen gains after North Korea fires missile over Japan
Tue, Aug 29, 2017
North Korea has conducted dozens of ballistic missile tests under young leader Kim Jong-Un, the most recent on Saturday, but firing projectiles over mainland Japan is rare.
Asian shares bounce after losses, dollar sags on weak US CPI
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
Friday`s data showed the US consumer price index edged up just 0.1% last month after it was unchanged in June.
Asian shares dip on profit-taking after Dow hits 22,000
Thu, Aug 03, 2017
"Those shares that were bought heavily on Tuesday are being sold aggressively. I would suspect investors want to take profits quickly after they saw a sharp correction last week," said Yukino Yamada, senior strategist at Daiwa Securities.
Global markets: Dollar's decline, China optimism boost Asia stocks, commodities
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
"Globally, financial conditions tend to improve when the dollar is weak and vice versa," they added. "The falling dollar – still the globe`s major reserve and funding currency – tends to see risk appetite flourishing."
Sterling retreats after Manchester blast, stocks steady
Tue, May 23, 2017
Sterling remained under pressure after police said at least 19 people were killed and about 50 injured in an explosion at a concert in Manchester where U.S. singer Arianna Grande had been performing.
Global Markets: Oil price jump on U.S. inventories slide boosts stocks
Thu, May 11, 2017
Oil prices held on to 3 percent-plus overnight gains, their biggest one-day jump since Dec. 1, following a steep drop in U.S. inventories and support from Iraq and Algeria for an extension to OPEC supply cuts.
Asian stocks set on edge by Comey dismissal, North Korea tensions
Wed, May 10, 2017
Rising U.S. yields propped up the dollar to its strongest level against the Japanese yen in two months at 114.32 in the previous session but it gave back some of those gains after Trump fired FBI Director Comey in a move that shocked Washington.
Asian stocks tread water on US, commodities concerns
Fri, May 05, 2017
Traders also remained cautious ahead of Friday`s U.S. government payrolls report, following March`s underwhelming 98,000 figure.
Sensex at 30,000: Where to next
Tue, May 02, 2017
Suresh Sadagopan founder of Ladder7 said, “Renewed domestic investor participation especially as all other assets including Fixed Income securities offering muted returns, FII interest in our stocks, DII buying, BJP consolidating it's position signalling stability & continuation of reform agenda, GST and it's potential for benefits, a recovery in earnings of companies etc. are some of the reasons.”
Asia stocks sluggish after weak U.S. GDP, dollar dips
Mon, May 01, 2017
Asian shares took their cue from Wall Street, where the Dow and the S&P 500 both lost 0.2 percent on Friday after data showed the U.S. economy grew at its weakest pace in three years in the first quarter.
Global stocks skid, safe-haven assets jump as U.S. strikes Syria
Fri, Apr 07, 2017
The U.S. military launched cruise missile strikes ordered by President Donald Trump against a Syrian air base controlled by President Bashar al-Assad`s forces in response to a deadly chemical attack in a rebel-held area, a U.S. official said.
Asia shares creep up to near 2-year peak, dollar firms
Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Japan`s Nikkei stock index was down 0.2%, while Australian shares firmed, helped by gains in oil prices. Strong energy shares had helped the U.S. S&P 500 end higher overnight.
Asia stocks gains with dollar, sterling hit by Brexit woes
Wed, Mar 29, 2017
The Dow snapped an eight-day losing streak, its longest run of losses since 2011, in part as a survey showed consumer confidence surged to a more than 16-year high.