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US stock futures dip as coronavirus spread overshadows stimulus

03 March, 2020 10:52 am 10:52 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – US stock futures stepped back in choppy early Asian trade on Wednesday as concerns about the widening coronavirus epidemic weighed against hopes policy support would combat its economic fallout. U.S. stock futures ESc1 fell 2.0% after the S&P 500 .SPX gained 6.00% on Tuesday, paring a little under half of its huge … Read More

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World markets plunge deepens as virus panic worsens

03 March, 2020 8:52 am 8:52 am

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asia’s stock markets crashed on Friday as panic gripping world financial markets deepened, and even haven assets such as gold and bonds were ditched to cover losses in the wipeout. Japan’s Nikkei was in freefall, dropping 10% and heading for its worst week since the 2008 financial crisis. Not one stock on … Read More

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Stocks fall as US virus response disappoints investors

03 March, 2020 9:10 am 9:10 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares and Wall Street futures fell on Wednesday as growing scepticism about Washington’s stimulus package to fight the coronavirus outbreak knocked the steam out of an earlier rally. Markets had been recovering from a brutal global selloff on Monday that was triggered by the double shock of an oil price crash … Read More

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Chinese markets plunge as rising virus death toll fuels fears for global gr...

02 February, 2020 9:52 am 9:52 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – The death toll from a coronavirus epidemic in China rose to 361 and Chinese stock and commodity markets fell heavily on Monday as investors retreated into safe-haven assets in the first trading session after an extended Lunar New Year break. Chinese stock and commodity markets plunged at the open in their first … Read More

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Curfew, lockdown continue on 111th consecutive day in IoK

11 November, 2019 11:42 am 11:42 am

SRINAGAR (92 News) – Uncertainty still prevail in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) as curfew and inhuman military lockdown continued on 111th consecutive day, on Saturday. According to the KMS, life remained paralyzed on the 111th straight day due to continued military and inhuman lockdown imposed by India on 5th of August, this year. The people … Read More

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Asia shares falter on China unease, pound finds some peace

01 January, 2019 8:03 am 8:03 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets faltered on Thursday as unease over China’s economic outlook eroded early gains, though an anti-climactic end to the latest chapter in the Brexit saga did offer sterling a moment’s peace. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS edged down 0.1 percent in thin trade, while E-Mini futures … 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

Asian shares struggle as European woes, Saudi concerns dim mood

10 October, 2018 8:06 am 8:06 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares edged lower on Tuesday as earnings season nerves in the US dented Wall Street, while a cocktail of negative factors from Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic isolation to concerns over Italy’s budget and Brexit talks depressed sentiment. That rolled back some of the previous session’s strong rally led by China stimulus hopes, … Read More

Asia shares shattered by Wall Street rout, China’s yuan under fire

10 October, 2018 8:13 am 8:13 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets sank in a sea of red on Thursday after Wall Street suffered its worst drubbing in eight months, a conflagration of wealth that could threaten business confidence and investment across the globe. It also raised the stakes for US inflation figures due later on Thursday as a high outcome … Read More

Asian shares gain on US-China trade talks

08 August, 2018 10:17 am 10:17 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares won a modest reprieve on Friday after China and the United States agreed to hold their first trade talks since June next week and as the Turkish lira extended gains from its record low earlier this week. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was up 0.4 percent, … Read More

Trade tensions torpedo oil, US sanctions hammer Russian rouble

08 August, 2018 8:21 am 8:21 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares were subdued on Thursday after a new round of tit-for-tat tariffs in the US-Sino trade conflict torpedoed oil prices, while the Russian rouble tumbled as the US slapped fresh sanctions on the country. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan barely budged as caution dominated. Japan’s Nikkei slipped 0.5 … Read More

Asian stocks struggle as trade anxiety weighs

08 August, 2018 8:48 am 8:48 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks wobbled on Tuesday as simmering worries over the US-China trade conflict offset positive leads from earnings-led gains on Wall Street. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was up 0.05 percent. The index dipped early and struggled to gain traction amid volatility in Chinese stocks. The Shanghai Composite … Read More

Asian stocks gain on move by China’s central bank, but trade war weig...

08 August, 2018 8:13 am 8:13 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Monday after China’s central bank took steps to try to drag the yuan away from 14-month lows, but the tit-for-tat conflict over Sino-US trade hung heavily on markets. The People’s Bank of China late on Friday raised the reserve requirement on foreign exchange forward positions, making it more … Read More

Upbeat earnings lift stocks as trade fears cap gains and pressure dollar

08 August, 2018 8:38 am 8:38 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks around the world advanced on strong earnings, with consumer staples results boosting Wall Street, though a trade spat between the United States and China along with weaker-than-expected US jobs numbers capped gains and weighed on the dollar. US job growth slowed more than expected in July as employment in transportation … Read More