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Stocks and oil fall, yen rallies as Trump threatens to further escalate Chi...

08 August, 2019 1:36 am 1:36 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks and oil prices fell sharply on Friday while traditional safe havens rose after US President Donald Trump threatened to further escalate his trade war with China “this afternoon,” following a new round of retaliatory tariffs from Beijing. Earlier on Friday China’s Commerce Ministry said in a statement it would impose … 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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Stocks relieved at trade truce, bonds step back

07 July, 2019 10:38 am 10:38 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Stocks rallied and bonds retreated in Asia as a thaw in the Sino-US trade dispute averted one threat to the global economy, leading investors to pare wagers on aggressive policy easing by the major central banks. The dollar firmed modestly on the safe-haven yen as Treasury yields rose and futures reined in … Read More

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Global stocks dip as Fed meeting looms, oil climbs on geopolitical fears

06 June, 2019 8:31 am 8:31 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – US stocks ended nominally lower as investors awaited next week’s Federal Reserve meeting for signs of imminent easing, while the US-Iran confrontation in the Gulf of Oman added to geopolitical uncertainty, sending oil prices higher. Lingering worries over the US-China trade war also weighed on investor sentiment. Weak China data and … Read More

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Trade turbulence shows market vulnerability as stocks get pricier

05 May, 2019 8:19 am 8:19 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock valuations have climbed to levels reached just before Wall Street’s late 2018 plunge, leaving the market at risk of shocks such as the sell-off this week as global trade tensions mounted. But stocks may have more support than last year, due largely to lower bond yields and a more dovish … Read More

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COAS visits COD, lauds role in safeguarding stocks for optimum use

05 May, 2019 8:23 pm 8:23 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday visited Rawalpindi Central Ordnance Depot (COD). According to the Inter-Service Public Relation (ISPR), the army chief over-viewed the special instruments and combat equipments during his visit. The ISPR also lauded the officials of COD for reviving obsolete equipment and safeguarding … Read More

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US-China trade hopes lift stocks; oil at three-month high

02 February, 2019 10:57 pm 10:57 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks rose in major markets on bets of progress in trade talks between the United States and China, while crude futures hit their highest in over three months, supported by ongoing supply cuts. US President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He were set to meet at the Oval Office … Read More

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Asia stocks quiet, dollar firm after upbeat US job data

02 February, 2019 9:14 am 9:14 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asia stocks hovered near four-month highs on Monday after a mixed performance on Wall Street at the close of last week, while the dollar firmed against the yen following strong U.S. job and manufacturing data. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was almost flat. It had scaled a four-month peak … Read More


Stocks rally on trade hopes, dollar has first weekly gain of 2019

01 January, 2019 8:29 am 8:29 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World stock indexes jumped with Wall Street posting a fourth straight week of gains, and the dollar had its first positive week since mid-December as optimism increased that an end is in sight to the US-China trade conflict. Stocks were boosted by a Bloomberg report that said China sought to raise … Read More

Nasdaq in bear market, first of the three major US indexes

12 December, 2018 9:17 am 9:17 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The  Nasdaq Composite Index confirmed it is in a bear market for the first time since 2008, underscoring fears that the longest bull run in history for US stocks could soon be over. The index finished the day down 21.9 percent from its Aug. 29 record closing high, exceeding the 20 … Read More

European shares fall on doubts over US-China trade truce

12 December, 2018 11:04 pm 11:04 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – European shares fell on Tuesday led lower by auto stocks as investors started to question whether the truce agreed by the United States and China on their trade dispute would lead to a long-term deal. After enjoying a rally for its first day of trading in December, Germany’s DAX – the most … Read More

Oil tumbles on oversupply concerns, sinking world stocks

11 November, 2018 8:41 am 8:41 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices plunged on concerns about oversupply, sending world stock markets lower as lagging energy shares weighed down Wall Street. Both Brent and US crude fell to their lowest levels since October 2017 and were on course for their biggest one-month decline since late 2014. Although the Organization of the Petroleum … Read More

Global stocks rebound but S&P 500 posts biggest weekly loss since March

10 October, 2018 9:25 am 9:25 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock markets worldwide rebounded after a multi-day sell-off but still registered their biggest weekly losses in months, while US Treasury yields rose and the dollar held its gains. Wall Street snapped a six-day losing streak as investors looked for bargains even as worries about US-China trade tensions lingered. Technology shares led … Read More

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Asian shares weather Fed rate hike, US bond yields fall

09 September, 2018 8:11 am 8:11 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares held firm on Thursday, outperforming sagging Wall Street shares, and US bond yields fell after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates as expected, sticking to its script of gradual policy tightening. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent, with South Korea’s Kospi hitting three-month highs. Japan’s … Read More

US stock futures, Asian shares drop as Trump slaps new tariffs on China

09 September, 2018 8:45 am 8:45 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – US stock futures and Asian shares fell on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump said he will impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, in a sharp escalation of the trade conflict between the world’s two biggest economies. The tariffs will be set at 10 percent. Trump spared … Read More