EghtesadOnline: Oil prices fell 1% on Tuesday, the last trading day of the decade, but notched the biggest annual gain in three years, supported by a thaw in the prolonged US-China trade war and ongoing supply cuts from major oil producers.
EghtesadOnline: Will the US-China trade war grow to affect Iran’s economy? Experts present two diverse perspectives on this escalating tension and its impact on Iran’s economy. One group believes that because of Iran’s small economic role in global trade, the country is highly unlikely to be seriously affected by the fallout of trade war whereas another group cites its strong ties with China to express concerns about the seemingly unending conflict’s negative consequences for Iran.
EghtesadOnline: The International Monetary Fund is urging the world’s two largest economies to resolve the escalating trade war quickly and fairly.
EghtesadOnline: Japan’s government left its assessment of the economy unchanged in June, after revising it down twice in the past three months, even as the escalating US-China trade war threatens to take a heavier toll on global growth.
EghtesadOnline: World stocks extended their gains to hit a near-four week high and oil prices rose on Wednesday on optimism that the United States and China may be inching toward a trade deal, soothing fears of an all-out trade war.
EghtesadOnline: Chinese and U.S. teams ended trade talks in Beijing on Wednesday that lasted longer than expected and officials said details will be released soon, raising hopes an all-out trade war that could badly disrupt the global economy can be avoided.
EghtesadOnline: After ending the past week 3.5% lower, the Tehran Stock Exchange continued to reel under selling pressure on Saturday. Falling global stocks, US-China trade war, declining oil and commodity prices and the effects of US sanctions all weighed on sentiment.
EghtesadOnline: Systematic risks have caught up with the Iranian stock markets. Concerns regarding base metal prices, based on a stronger dollar and an escalating trade war between the US and China, sunk metal stocks' fortunes in Iran as its main drivers, augmented by the government's refusal to allow the sale of commodities at an exchange rate other than the enforced one.
EghtesadOnline: The U.S.-driven trade war has become the biggest “confidence killer” for the global economy, China’s foreign ministry warned on Wednesday, saying the whole world would fight back if the United States continued to be “wilful”.
EghtesadOnline: Comatose for most of the week, Tehran stocks took a hit on Wednesday as the prospect of a full-scale global trade war drove panicked investors into a selloff.