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Banks led a broad sell-off in U.S. stocks Wednesday, placing the market on track for its fifth consecutive loss. Traders sent government bond prices higher, pulling down yields. Technology stocks also took heavy losses. Energy stocks gave up an early gain even as crude oil prices headed higher after a lengthy skid.
Oil prices rebounded on Wednesday on hopes for output cuts after a steep drop a day earlier, while a gauge of global stock markets fell for a fifth straight session as declines in tech and financial shares ...
LONDON (AP) — Concerns about political developments in Britain and Italy kept a lid on global stock markets on Wednesday. Meanwhile oil prices recouped some lost ground.
Investing.com - Asian equities fell in morning trade on Wednesday, with Australian stocks down more than 1.5%. Reports that top White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow confirmed the U.S. is talking with China again on trade issues were in focus.
Japan’s central bank now owns bonds and shares equivalent to a full year of national economic output—underlining the growing gulf between policy makers in Tokyo and their main Western counterparts. Regular Bank of Japan figures released Tuesday showed the central bank holds ¥553.592 trillion ($4.861 trillion) in net assets, mostly government bonds. It has undertaken aggressive monetary stimulus to break with Japan’s decades of deflation.
The mainland China markets, which have been closely watched by investors because of the ongoing U.S.-China trade war, saw losses on the day with the Shanghai composite shedding 0.85 percent while the Shenzhen ...
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday, after the steepest drop in in oil prices in more than three years put investors in a selling mood on Wall Street.
Japan's central bank has become the first among G7 nations to own assets collectively worth more than the country's entire economy, following a half-decade spending spree designed to accelerate weak price growth. The 553.6 trillion yen ($4.87 trillion) of assets the Bank of Japan holds are worth more than five times the world's most valuable company Apple Inc. and 25 times the market capitalisation of Japan's most valuable company, Toyota Motor Corp. Central bank data released on Tuesday showed how much the BOJ has amassed over 5-1/2 years of what it calls "quantitative and qualitative" easing policy.
Investing.com - Asian stocks slid in morning trade on Tuesday following a tech-led slump on Wall Street as Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) tanked by 5%.
Major indexes in Shanghai and Shenzhen gained by the close of market in China but markets in Japan, South Korea and Australia declined. The session in Asia followed after major stock indexes on Wall Street seeing a sell-off overnight, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunging by more than 600 points. Markets in mainland China held on to earlier gains during the trading session.
U.S. and European stocks fell sharply on Monday, with tech stocks in both regions getting hammered, while the U.S. dollar surged to its highest point in 16 months against a basket of currencies amid concern ...
Asian stocks sank Tuesday after a tech sell-off dragged Wall Street lower. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 tumbled 3.2 percent to 21,554.45 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 1.1 percent. The Shanghai Composite ...
Investing.com - Asian stocks advanced in afternoon trade on Monday, with Chinese stocks gained more than 1%. Reports that SoftBank Group Corp's domestic telecoms unit received approval to list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Dec. 19 received some focus.
Investing.com - Asian markets were mostly higher in morning trade on Monday, even after U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday amid a fresh round of selling in technology shares.
Asia markets traded mixed on Monday afternoon as investors remained wary about global risks that include a trade fight between the U.S. and China, growth outlook, as well as oil prices. Oil prices were closely watched on Monday after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies warned about surging oil output that is set to leave the crude market oversupplied in 2019.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell Friday as a combination of weak economic data from China and disappointing earnings hurt technology and internet companies. Crude oil prices fell for the 10th day in a row.
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks and the price of oil fell Friday after the U.S. Federal Reserve suggested it will keep raising interest rates, tightening the supply of money that has supported markets in recent years.
Global stocks were heading for their biggest drop in two weeks and emerging market currencies also slipped on Friday as a confident U.S. central bank and weak Chinese data hit demand for risky assets. MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe fell half a percent, its biggest drop since Oct. 26, as the U.S. Federal Reserve held interest rates as expected but indicated that another rate increase is likely in December. While the decision to hold rates was anticipated by markets, some participants had expected a more cautious approach from the central bank after a stock market rout in October.
Investing.com - Asian stocks fell in morning trade on Friday as U.S. markets closed mixed overnight after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged as expected.
Stocks in China, Japan, South Korea and Australia all ended the trading day lower. South Korea also saw a political shakeup as the country's president, Moon Jae-in, fired his top economic policymakers and replaced them with individuals from within the government. The Fed kept interest rates unchanged on Thursday, meeting most expectations.
World equity markets declined on Thursday, snapping a seven-session winning streak, with U.S. stocks on the defensive and the dollar strengthening after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged. U.S. shares extended losses after the Fed statement, on the heels of Wednesday's post-election rally of more than 2 percent.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Friday after a post-election Wall Street rally faded amid expectations of U.S. interest rate hikes despite the Federal Reserve's decision to hold off this week.
SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets stabilized Thursday after rallying on the result of the U.S. midterm elections, which quelled fears of a drastic shift in policies.