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  • Iran strike on U.S. forces sends stocks tumbling
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    Iran strike on U.S. forces sends stocks tumbling

    Iran's rocket attack on U.S. forces sent markets into turmoil on Wednesday (January 8) and investors racing for safety. It comes as the threat of retaliation the markets were worried about became a reality, after the U.S. killing of a high-ranking Iranian commander last week. Concerns now of a wider war breaking out in the Middle East. Starting the day, Asian shares took a hit after the news: MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 1 percent lower. In Japan, the Nikkei tumbled around 2 percent. South Korean shares hit a one-month low. And Australian shares fell more than 1 percent. In commodity markets, oil prices soared to their highest in months with fears of a spiraling conflict disrupting supplies. Gold - an investor safe haven - rocketed 1.80 percent amid jitters in global stock markets. Shares in airlines could be the ones to watch in the Wall Street open, after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. carriers from flying over Iraq, Iran and other parts of the Middle East.

  • Asian shares firm as China's GDP raises hopes of recovery
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    Asian shares firm as China's GDP raises hopes of recovery

    Asian shares rose on Friday after global stock indexes and Wall Street posted more records, and as China's economic growth matched expectations in spite of U.S. trade pressures. While China's growth in 2019 was the slowest pace of economic expansion in 29 years, held back by anaemic domestic demand and the damaging trade war with the United States, it was in line with analyst expectations and within the government's official target.

  • Shares set fresh records, lifted by U.S. housing data
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    Shares set fresh records, lifted by U.S. housing data

    Key world equity indexes scaled new highs on Friday, boosted by a surge in U.S. housing starts to levels last seen in 2006, while the greenback rose to a one-week high against the euro on expectations of solid economic growth. Optimism over corporate earnings and indications of resilience in China's economy also lifted equities and pushed government debt yields higher. U.S. housing starts jumped 16.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.608 million units in December, a 13-year high that suggested the industry has recovered and can now help further the longest U.S. economic expansion.

  • Global stocks inspired by US rally, hopes for Chinese growth
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    Global stocks inspired by US rally, hopes for Chinese growth

    Global stocks rose Friday, seemingly buoyed by high spirits on Wall Street, as new data suggested China's economic slowdown may have stabilized and Washington and Beijing signed a trade deal. European indexes were broadly higher, while markets in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong closed with gains, after the U.S.'s S&P 500 hit a new high the day before. China's economic growth of 6.1% last year was the lowest since 1990 but forecasters pointed to improved activity in December.

  • World shares subdued after signing of China-US trade pact
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    World shares subdued after signing of China-US trade pact

    Global markets were subdued Thursday after the signing of a preliminary China-U.S. trade agreement that investors hope will bring better relations between the world's two biggest economies. U.S. President Donald Trump and China's chief negotiator, Liu He, signed the “Phase 1" deal on Wednesday before a group of corporate executives and reporters at the White House. The pact eases some sanctions on China.

  • Asian shares decline on revived jitters over trade deal
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    Asian shares decline on revived jitters over trade deal

    Shares retreated in Asia on Wednesday as conflicting reports raised concerns over the likely outcome of a trade deal to be signed by the U.S. and China. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.5% to 23,916.58 while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong dropped 0.6% to 28,722.86. The declines followed a mixed session on Wall Street Tuesday as investors parsed the latest indications on trade relations between the two largest economies.

  • Global Markets: Stocks climb new peaks on trade deal, oil slips on demand worries
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    Global Markets: Stocks climb new peaks on trade deal, oil slips on demand worries

    Key world equity indexes climbed to new records on Wednesday on hopes a U.S.-China trade deal will reduce harmful tensions, but oil prices slid on doubts the pact will spur world growth and boost crude demand. U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed a Phase 1 deal that will roll back some tariffs and see China boost purchases of U.S. goods and services, defusing a prolonged conflict between the world's two largest economies. Liu said in remarks at the White House that the United States and China need to step up cooperation, and that the deal benefits both countries and the world.

  • World stocks climb new peaks on trade deal, oil slips on demand worries
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    World stocks climb new peaks on trade deal, oil slips on demand worries

    Key world equity indexes climbed to new records on Wednesday on hopes a U.S.-China trade deal will reduce harmful tensions, but oil prices slid on doubts the pact will spur world growth and boost crude demand. U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed a Phase 1 deal that will roll back some tariffs and see China boost purchases of U.S. goods and services, defusing a prolonged conflict between the world's two largest economies. Liu said in remarks at the White House that the United States and China need to step up cooperation, and that the deal benefits both countries and the world.

  • Financial Times

    Film on daring female surfer makes waves in Bangladesh

    The film No Dorai is based on the inspirational story of Bangladesh’s first competitive female surfer, who beat most of her male rivals. Director Tanim Rahman was busy promoting No Dorai — titled Dare to Surf for international markets — when he was served with a legal notice on December 10 that led to the withdrawal of the film from cinemas in the cities of Dhaka and Chattagram, where it had been showing since November 29. The film’s main character is named Ayesha, the name — sometimes written as Aisha — of one of the wives of Mohammed, the chief prophet and central figure of Islam.

  • Global Markets: Stocks hit record ahead of U.S.-China trade deal, dollar gains
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    Global Markets: Stocks hit record ahead of U.S.-China trade deal, dollar gains

    Bond yields edged higher while a gauge of global equity markets hit a record high on Monday, lifted by optimism over the planned signing this week of a U.S.-China trade deal and hopes the start of the U.S. corporate earnings season will not disappoint. Gold prices fell almost 1% ahead of the signing at the White House on Wednesday of the Phase 1 trade deal and as a de-escalation in U.S.-Iran tensions in the Middle East reduced bullion's safe-haven appeal. U.S. and euro zone government bond yields rose as the trade deal marks a major step in ending a dispute that has cut global growth and boosted demand for such safe-haven assets as bonds, gold and currencies like the Japanese yen and Swiss franc.

  • Stocks hit record ahead of U.S.-China trade deal, dollar gains
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    Stocks hit record ahead of U.S.-China trade deal, dollar gains

    Bond yields edged higher while a gauge of global equity markets hit a record high on Monday, lifted by optimism over the planned signing this week of a U.S.-China trade deal and hopes the start of the U.S. corporate earnings season will not disappoint. Gold prices fell almost 1% ahead of the signing at the White House on Wednesday of the Phase 1 trade deal and as a de-escalation in U.S.-Iran tensions in the Middle East reduced bullion's safe-haven appeal. U.S. and euro zone government bond yields rose as the trade deal marks a major step in ending a dispute that has cut global growth and boosted demand for such safe-haven assets as bonds, gold and currencies like the Japanese yen and Swiss franc.

  • Financial Times

    Red states: Trump country's love affair with Chinese investment

    It is late October in Jonesboro, Arkansas, a long way from the White House and a long way from the trade war. To launch the Anhui, China-based company’s 125,000 sq ft facility in Jonesboro, southern businessmen and their new Chinese colleagues formed an awkward line on stage behind a red ribbon, each holding a pair of golden scissors and looking at each other for the cue to make the cut. Local politicians were presented with gifts from Anhui, including a traditional painting of galloping horses — a Chinese metaphor for prosperity and success — while a giant screen played a video of factory workers in China performing a choreographed marching band routine.

  • Financial Times

    Wall Street pulls back from records after December jobs report

    US stocks pulled back from record highs after a disappointing jobs report, concluding a week in which geopolitical uncertainty capped gains on Wall Street. Shares in real estate and utilities groups, which are considered defensive plays for equity investors, were the top performers. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.3 per cent.

  • Dollar, stocks slide on renewed Middle East tensions
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    Dollar, stocks slide on renewed Middle East tensions

    The dollar fell and global equity markets retreated from fresh highs on Friday, as signs of renewed U.S.-Iranian tensions scuttled a rally triggered by a U.S. labor report showing a strong economy despite slowing job growth in December. The United States said it was imposing additional sanctions on Iran as a result of its missile attack on U.S. troops in Iraq this week, and Washington rebuffed an Iraqi request to pull out its troops. Iraq appears set to bear the brunt of any further violence between neighboring Iran and the United States, sparked by the U.S. killing of Qassem Soleimani, Iran's top general, in a drone strike on Jan. 3.

  • Asian shares rise after US stocks set records as fears fade
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    Asian shares rise after US stocks set records as fears fade

    Asian shares rose Friday as worries receded the United States and Iran might be stepping closer to the edge of war, and U.S. indexes hit records. On Wall Street, money flowed into riskier investments, such as technology stocks, and trickled out of traditional hiding spots for investors when they’re nervous, such as gold. A measure of fear in the stock market had its largest drop in a week.

  • Financial Times

    US stocks notch record highs after Trump allays Iran fears

    Wall Street’s main equities gauges hit record highs on Thursday, with Middle East tensions easing and the prospect of a Sino-US “phase one” deal on track to be signed next week. A relief rally began on ...

  • Global stocks scale records, oil dips as investors hail easing of Mideast tensions
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    Global stocks scale records, oil dips as investors hail easing of Mideast tensions

    Crude oil prices slid and equity markets around the world set new highs on Thursday as investors took on greater risk in a relief rally after the United States and Iran moved to defuse escalating tensions in the Middle East. Gold prices retreated further from a near seven-year peak scaled after Iran's missile strike on military bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq early on Wednesday. The attack came in response to last week's U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general and raised fears of a greater regional conflict.

  • Global stocks, oil prices stabilize as Iran anxiety eases
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    Global stocks, oil prices stabilize as Iran anxiety eases

    Global stock markets and oil prices edged up Thursday as anxiety over potential U.S.-Iranian armed conflict eased. Indexes in London and Frankfurt rose after Tokyo closed more than 2% higher. Shanghai and Hong Kong also advanced, while Wall Street futures pointed to gains on the open.

  • Factbox: Financial wrongdoing allegations against Carlos Ghosn
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    Factbox: Financial wrongdoing allegations against Carlos Ghosn

    After arresting him in November 2018, Tokyo prosecutors the following month charged Ghosn and fellow board member Greg Kelly with conspiring to hide 5.2 billion yen ($48 million) in Ghosn's earnings over five years from 2010 in filings to the Tokyo Stock Exchange. In January last year, when Ghosn was still being held in Tokyo's main jail, prosecutors brought a second charge for allegedly under-reporting a further 4.1 billion yen in the subsequent three years.

  • Stocks tumble, gold and crude soar after Iran strike on U.S. forces
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    Stocks tumble, gold and crude soar after Iran strike on U.S. forces

    Asian shares and U.S. treasury yields tumbled on Wednesday, while the yen, gold and oil shot higher after Iran fired rockets at Iraqi airbases hosting U.S. military forces, stoking fears of a wider conflict in the Middle East. Iran's missile attacks on the Ain Al-Asad air base and another in Erbil, Iraq, early Wednesday came hours after the funeral of an Iranian commander whose killing in a U.S. drone strike has intensified tensions in the region. U.S. stock futures were also sharply lower, with S&P500 e-minis off nearly 1%.

  • Oil slides, stocks soar as Mideast conflict worries fade
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    Oil slides, stocks soar as Mideast conflict worries fade

    Oil prices tumbled and equity markets soared on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said an Iranian missile strike on bases in Iraq had not harmed American troops and damage was minimal, showing Tehran wanted to de-escalate the Middle East standoff. Iran fired missiles at military bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq in retaliation for last week's slaying by American drones of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, a strike that raised fears of an escalating regional conflict. "Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned and a very good thing for the world," Trump said in an address to the nation.

  • Oil up, stocks down after Iran missile attack on US troops
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    Oil up, stocks down after Iran missile attack on US troops

    Oil prices rose and global stock markets fell Wednesday after Iran fired missiles at U.S. bases in Iraq in retaliation for the killing of an Iranian general. Brent crude futures, the benchmark for international oils, spiked more than $3 per barrel in London before retreating. Stock markets in London and Frankfurt opened lower and Tokyo's benchmark fell nearly 2% before recovering some of its losses.

  • Financial Times

    Chinese-Indonesian dynasty reshapes a $30bn empire via WhatsApp

    In keeping with their Chinese heritage, the many sons, daughters and grandchildren of billionaire Indonesian magnate Eka Tjipta Widjaja wore all white to the 98-year-old's funeral last February. “For the greatest gift you've bestowed is the loving family,” Eka's grandson Fuganto Widjaja told mourners in a poem composed and recited in English. Fuganto's vow of expansion would have pleased many of the funeral guests, especially Eka's sons.

  • Stock markets, oil stabilize amid US-Iran tensions
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    Stock markets, oil stabilize amid US-Iran tensions

    Global stocks stabilized Tuesday and the price of oil edged off three-month highs, though investors remained cautious over rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran. U.S. officials were bracing for Iran's response to the killing by a U.S. drone of its most powerful general, Qassem Soleimani. Noting heightened levels of military readiness in the country, Washington was preparing for a possible “tit-for-tat” attack on an American military leader.