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Dollar, stocks slip amid trade deal uncertainty

NEW YORK, Nov 12 — The dollar slid and global equity markets fell yesterday after US 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…


Asia stocks camp near peaks as trade talks drag on

SYDNEY, Nov 7 — Asian shares paused near multi-month peaks today while bonds eked out a bounce as reports of delays in sealing a preliminary Sino-US trade deal left investors frustrated at the lack of concrete progress. MSCI's broadest index of…


Asian stocks fall by the most in a week as US-China standoff escalates

TOKYO, Oct 9 — Asian stocks fell the most in a week today as the United States and China's ever-expanding dispute over trade and foreign policy showed little sign of coming to an end, weighing on global economic growth. MSCI's broadest index of…


Asian stocks fall after US announces tariffs on Europe

TOKYO, Oct 3 ― Asian stocks, already under pressure from growing global growth fears, tumbled today after New York markets slumped overnight because the United States opened a new trade war front by saying it will impose tariffs on US$7.5 billion…


Global stocks rise, investors cool to impeachment talk

NEW YORK, Sept 26 — The dollar rose and stocks on Wall Street lifted a gauge of global equities yesterday on robust US housing data and the notion a strong economy would overcome any investor skittishness over a possible impeachment of President…


Asia shares rise on trade war hopes, firm US data; safe havens sold

TOKYO, Sept 6 — Asian stocks joined global peers and rose today while safe havens such as government bonds and the yen were on the defensive amid hopes for easing US-China trade tensions and as firm US economic data increased risk appetites….


Gold, US Treasuries rise as recession, trade fears rattle investors

NEW YORK, Aug 28 ― Declining stocks on Wall Street weighed down a global equities gauge yesterday on lingering worries about the US-China trade war, while demand for US Treasuries and precious metals rose on recession fears. The US yield curve…


Oil edges further above US$63 on Mideast tensions

LONDON, July 23 — Oil edged further above US$63 (RM259) a barrel today, supported by rising tensions in the Middle East after Iran’s seizure of a British tanker last week, although signs of faltering demand capped gains. Iran’s capture of the…


Asia stocks rise, dollar sags as Fed chair sets stage for rate cut

TOKYO, July 11 — Asian stocks rose and the US dollar sagged today after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reinforced prospects of a US interest rate cut later this month. In an appearance before his congressional overseers on Wednesday, Powell…


Asian shares subdued as US-China trade enthusiasm fades

TOKYO, July 3 ― Asian shares were subdued today as initial enthusiasm over the latest US-China trade truce was overtaken by fresh concerns over Washington's threat of tariffs on additional European goods. Global growth concerns also weighed on…