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Global shares rose Tuesday as investors appeared hopeful for positive news from the trade talks between the United States and China. Strong economic data and better-than-expected corporate earnings have buoyed U.S. shares since early October, while “markets remain convinced that we will see the phase-one trade deal finalized before the next major tariff increase deadline of December 15th,” analyst Edward Moya of Oanda said in a report. Chinese indexes rose as political protests in Hong Kong quieted somewhat, with police tightening a blockade at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
A subtle change in the Bank of Japan's stock buying has sparked debate among market players on whether the central bank is changing its tactics, or even trying to reduce its purchases covertly. The BOJ has not bought exchange traded funds (ETFs) since Oct. 9, its operation disclosure shows, the longest such spell since the it began buying stocks aggressively under Governor Haruhiko Kuroda as part of its broader efforts to stimulate the economy. The change suggests the BOJ could reduce stock buying if Japanese share prices stay near current levels -- the highest in a year and not far from three-decade highs touched last year -- even though market players say the BOJ will likely step up buying again if the market falls.
Global equities markets rose and safe-haven assets such as gold and government debt fell on Friday on renewed hopes that the United States and China will reach a deal to de-escalate their trade war helped boost risk appetite. The three major U.S. stock indexes opened higher and set fresh record highs while equity markets from Tokyo to the major bourses in Europe and across the Americas gained on remarks by White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Thursday. Kudlow cited what he called very constructive talks with Beijing about ending a 16-month trade war during an event at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.
Crude prices rose and global equities markets rallied on Friday, with the major U.S. indexes setting record highs, on renewed optimism the United States and China are nearing a deal to de-escalate a 16-month trade war that has crimped global growth. Equity markets from Tokyo to the major bourses in Europe and across the Americas gained on remarks by White House officials, after sputtering earlier in the week when President Donald Trump dashed hopes of a deal. Progress was being made on an agreement's details, according to U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who said trade talks were set to continue with a telephone call on Friday as both sides seek to hammer out a "phase one" pact.
Asian equities rose on Friday after the S&P 500 index notched a new record closing high, but investor sentiment remained fragile following weak data from China and Germany, which reinforced concerns about the global economy. Providing a fillip to investor confidence in Asia were comments from White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow that Washington was getting close to a trade agreement with China.
Toray, which is a major supplier of light weight carbon fibre components to aircraft makers, had planned to supply stabilizers for the SpaceJet's tail. Officials at Toray and Mitsubishi Aircraft were not immediately able to comment.
Global stock markets slipped Thursday amid doubts about a U.S.-Chinese trade deal and after the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman said it is likely to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged. London and Frankfurt were trading lower after Tokyo and Hong Kong closed down for the day. Wall Street futures were up slightly.
World stocks edged lower and debt yields fell on Thursday as Chinese economic data slowed in October and Germany narrowly avoided a recession in the third quarter, adding to concerns about the impact of the U.S.-China trade war on global growth. The dollar fell against the Japanese yen and traded near break-even to slightly lower against the euro on diminished risk appetite due to the deteriorating nature of the U.S.-China trade talks amid ongoing political turmoil in Hong Kong. The driver of investor sentiment is the status of a "phase one" trade agreement, which had appeared to be in the cards but not any more, said Kristina Hooper, chief global market strategist at Invesco.
Asian stocks clung to tight ranges on Thursday as investors awaited key Chinese data for clues on how much the 16-month trade war between Beijing and Washington has hit growth in the world's second-largest economy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.01%. Australian shares were up 0.12%, while Japan's Nikkei stock index fell 0.02%.
World stocks edged lower and debt yields fell on Thursday as Chinese economic data slowed in October and Germany narrowly avoided a recession in the third quarter, adding to concerns about the U.S.-China trade war's impact on global growth. MSCI'S All-Country World index , which tracks the performance of equity markets in 47 countries, slid 0.11% while gold prices rose, moving further away from a three-month low hit on Tuesday. The dollar fell against the Japanese yen and traded near break-even to slightly lower against the euro on diminished risk appetite due to the difficult nature of the U.S.-China trade talks amid ongoing political turmoil in Hong Kong.
SoftBank's Z Holdings Corp is in talks to merge with messaging app operator Line Corp , two sources said on Wednesday, the investment company's latest bet on a struggling tech firm. A deal could see SoftBank Corp , which controls internet firm Z Holdings, and Line's parent Naver Corp form a 50:50 venture that would control Z Holdings, which would in turn operate Line and Yahoo, the sources said.
Global stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement. Market benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo declined. Wall Street looked set to slip.
Asian stocks and Wall Street futures fell on Wednesday on growing worries U.S.-China trade talks are stalling after President Donald Trump failed to deliver any new information about when the two countries would sign a trade deal. The dollar drifted in Asia after Trump said a trade deal was "close" but gave no new details on when or where an agreement would be signed, disappointing investors in what was billed as a major speech on his administration's economic policies. Trump also rattled some investors by threatening China with even more tariffs if they do not sign a deal.
World stock markets rose Tuesday as investor awaited news on progress in negotiations on the trade dispute between China and the United States. An update could come later in the day, when U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to give a speech on trade and economic policy at the Economic Club of New York. Wall Street looked set for gains, with the futures for the Dow and the S&P 500 both up 0.1%.
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp will spend about 600 billion yen ($5.5 billion) to build power distribution networks, the Nikkei newspaper reported, without citing its sources. In a rare move for non-power generators, Japan's former telephone monopoly aims to supply power to hospitals and factories when electricity supply is cut off, the report said. NTT generates about 300 billion yen in revenue from its power business and plans to double that by fiscal 2025, the report said.
The dollar slid and global equity markets fell on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks over the weekend dashed investor optimism that Washington and Beijing would soon reach a deal to end their debilitating trade war. Trump said on Saturday that the U.S.-Sino trade talks were moving along "very nicely" but more slowly than he would have liked. Last week, U.S. and Chinese officials said they had agreed to roll back tariffs - a key consideration for China - that already are in place in a "phase one" trade deal.
Asian shares reversed gains on Monday, the yen ticked higher and gold jumped as fresh violence broke out in Hong Kong, while uncertainty still remained over whether the United States and China could end their damaging trade war. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index led the losses in Asia, down more than 1%, after police fired live rounds at protestors on the eastern side of Hong Kong island. Cable TV and other Hong Kong media reported at least one protester being wounded.
Cambodia’s most promising oil concession — is the dream that refuses to die. Like many of its neighbours in south-east Asia, Cambodia has received billions of dollars in investments and loans linked to Beijing’s Belt and Road infrastructure push. Oil exports could go some way towards putting the country on a stronger financial footing, including chipping away at a 12 per cent current account deficit.
Investors will be watching monthly US retail sales closely this week. September saw the first stumble in seven months, fanning worries that slowing economic growth had finally caught up with the American consumer. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expect the data for October, to be released on Friday, to show an increase of 0.2 per cent.
Global stocks rose Thursday after China said it had agreed with the United States to gradually ease tariffs on each other's exports as part of an effort to scale back their trade war. London's FTSE 100 rose 0.4% to 7,422 after the Bank of England kept rates on hold but saw some policymakers push for a cut. Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed last month to resume trade talks aimed at resolving a more than year-long dispute over technology and industrial policy.