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Asian stocks cheer warming trade talks, Alibaba’s strong Hong Kong de...

11 November, 2019 2:50 pm 2:50 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, bolstered by new momentum in Sino-US efforts to end their acrimonious trade dispute and as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made a strong Hong Kong debut in the world’s largest share sale this year. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose 0.4% to a one-week … Read More


Asia stocks paralyzed, bonds electrified by recession risk

08 August, 2019 6:44 am 6:44 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares braced for more volatility on Thursday as eye-catching easings by central banks stoked fears of global recession, driving US yields to near-record lows and lifting gold past $1,500 for the first time since 2013. Spot gold XAU= was last at $1,503.56 per ounce, having been as far as $1,510. The … Read More

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Asia stocks gain, dollar droops as Fed chair sets stage for rate cut

07 July, 2019 9:12 am 9:12 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks gained and the dollar drooped on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reinforced prospects of a US interest rate cut later this month. In an appearance before his congressional overseers on Wednesday, Powell confirmed that the US economy is still under threat from disappointing factory activity, tame inflation and … Read More

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Asian stocks hobbled by fading expectations for aggressive Fed rate cut

07 July, 2019 9:33 am 9:33 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks struggled to rebound on Tuesday as investors came to terms with sharply reduced expectations the Federal Reserve will deliver a large interest rate cut at the end of July. Those views were bolstered after solid gains in U.S. jobs for June and pushed down Wall Street for the second straight … Read More

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Asian stocks touch four-month peak on US-China trade deal hopes

02 February, 2019 10:26 am 10:26 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks edged up to a more than four-month high on Wednesday, lifted by optimism that the United States and China might be able to hammer out a deal to resolve their nearly year-long trade dispute. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose as much as 0.5 percent to hit … Read More

Asia shares up on hopes for China stimulus, Brexit vote awaited

01 January, 2019 4:34 pm 4:34 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, supported by a bounce in Chinese shares amid hopes for government stimulus, while sterling braced for the vote in parliament over the British government’s plan to exit the European Union. The odds look stacked against Prime Minister Theresa May winning approval for her deal. Voting is expected … Read More

Equities’ slide sends bonds higher, dents greenback

10 October, 2018 8:54 am 8:54 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock markets around the world tumbled while US Treasury prices rose along with demand for safer bets as better-than-expected US economic data did little to ease anxiety over disappointing corporate profits and trade wars. Wall Street closed above its session lows, but earnings reports from Amazon.com and Alphabet, issued late Thursday, … Read More

Asia stocks slip as US-China trade row revives growth fears; oil elevated

09 September, 2018 9:10 am 9:10 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asia stocks struggled on Tuesday as a fresh round of US-China tariffs and a surge in oil prices to near four-year highs added to worries about risks to global growth. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS edged down 0.2 percent. But Japan’s Nikkei bucked the trend and edged up … Read More

Asian stocks bruised by Trump’s trade war threats

08 August, 2018 10:15 am 10:15 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares came under renewed pressure on Friday as a report US President Donald Trump was preparing to step up a trade war with Beijing sent Chinese stocks lower and partially erased gains made in this week’s global rally. Many emerging market currencies were also frail after Argentina’s peso sank on Thursday … Read More