EghtesadOnline: Asia stocks shook off initial modest losses and edged up on Monday ahead of an historic U.S.-North Korea summit that investors hope might pave the way to ending a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula.
EghtesadOnline: Asian stocks pulled back on Tuesday, brushing off a firmer Wall Street lead and pausing a recent rally, as investors remained cautious about key economic and political risks, while supply concerns kept crude oil prices near 3-1/2-year highs.
EghtesadOnline: Asian shares rose to near two-month highs on Monday on hopes of a thaw in U.S.-China trade tensions, after U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to help ZTE Corp “get back into business, fast” after a U.S. ban crippled the Chinese technology company.
EghtesadOnline: Stocks fluctuated in Asia and Treasuries edged higher amid a lack of fresh impetus as an easing of trade tensions paved the way for investors to turn to key U.S. inflation data due Wednesday. The dollar steadied as traders also weighed a possible U.S. military strike on Syria.
EghtesadOnline: Stocks in Asia climbed and U.S. equity-index futures rebounded as investors weighed the likelihood that the world’s two largest economies will eventually resolve their ongoing trade spat. Treasuries fell and the dollar steadied.
EghtesadOnline: The risk-off mood gripping global markets showed little sign of easing as European stocks followed declines in Asia. Taking impetus from a selloff in energy commodities, the slide also spread to U.S. equity futures as bonds and gold advanced with the yen and euro.
EghtesadOnline: The dollar extended gains after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen boosted expectations for an interest-rate rise in December and ahead of the U.S. president laying out his tax-reform plan. U.S. and European equity futures climbed, while most Asian stocks declined.
EghtesadOnline: Asian investors deferred taking any major positions ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting that’s expected to focus on unwinding stimulus efforts. Stocks in the region diverged, while China’s yuan slipped as the dollar maintained gains.
EghtesadOnline: Equities in Asia stalled as the global rally that pushed stocks to record highs prompted some investors to caution that gains had gone too far. The dollar fell against major peers as Treasury yields declined.
EghtesadOnline: Stocks fell in most Asian markets as nations grapple with how to deal with escalating provocations from North Korea. The yen was near its strongest level for the year and U.S. Treasury yields were at their lowest since the aftermath of Donald Trump’s November election win.