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Equity market’s February pullback a healthy development — MIDF Research

KUCHING: The so-called ‘January effect’ has been followed by a February pullback in the equity market but analysts view this as a healthy development. According to the research arm of MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd, continuing on the upward momentum from last year, the world’s equity market began the current year on a right footing […]


Global stocks set for best week in six years, dollar sags (VIDEO)

LONDON, Feb 16 — World shares were set for their best week of gains in six years today after two consecutive weeks in the red, shrugging off a rise in global borrowing costs while the dollar hit its lowest since 2014. MSCI’s world index of…


Asian shares extend bounce to fifth day, dollar sags to three-year low

TOKYO, Feb 16 — Asian shares rose for a fifth straight day on Friday as investor confidence slowly returns after a sharp sell-off earlier in the month, but the dollar continued its descent, hitting a three-year low against a basket of major…


What inflation fears? Asia bond markets bet on regional rates staying low

HONG KONG, Feb 15 — Asia’s relatively stable bonds and money markets seem immune to the inflation fears that convulsed global equities recently, as investors bet the continent’s major economies will keep interest rates low as price pressures…


Asia shares, dollar uneasy as US inflation looms

NEW YORK, Feb 14 — Asian share markets turned mixed this morning as investor nerves were strained ahead of a US inflation report that could soothe, or inflame, fears of faster rate hikes globally. The early inclination was to hope for the best…


Asia shares, dollar tense for inflation test

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SYDNEY (Feb 14): Asian shares were set for a tense session on Wednesday as investors await readings on U.S. inflation that could fan fears of faster rate hikes and unleash another burst of global volatility. The early inclination was to inch higher as E-Minis for the S&P 500 added 0.1 percent and MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent. Japan’s Nikkei bounced 0.4 percent to 21,327, after closing at a four-month low on Tuesday. Dealers said there was a lot of focus on the 200-day movingRead More


Asia shares, dollar tense for inflation test

SINGAPORE, Feb 14 — Asian shares were set for a tense session this morning as investors await readings on US inflation that could fan fears of faster rate hikes and unleash another burst of global volatility. The early inclination was to inch…


A US$120b manager expects another equity selloff by March

SYDNEY, Feb 13 — If you were planning on putting your money back into stocks, you might want to hold on. That’s the message from Nader Naeimi of AMP Capital Investors Ltd who’s still hanging on to the bulk of his cash reserves for another…


Most Asian currencies firm as global risk appetite returns

SINGAPORE, Feb 13 — Most Asian currencies gained ground against the US dollar today as global risk sentiment rose after world equities showed a semblance of calm, while the greenback was on the defensive on worries about its receding yield…


‘Goldilocks market’ over: Lessons from the stock selloff

SINGAPORE, Feb 13 — Calm pervaded equity markets today, with indexes in Asia following US gauges higher and a measure of Japanese stock volatility plunging as much as 36 per cent. The respite gave investors and analysts a chance to reflect on…