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Global stocks rise despite trade war concerns

LONDON, June 20 — World stocks climbed today as investors fished for bargains, but anxiety lingered over simmering trade tensions between China and the United States, dealers said. London won 0.8 per cent, Frankfurt added 0.1 per cent and Paris…


Risk appetite returns as euro, Bund yields rise, copper surges

LONDON, June 7 — World stocks hit a three-week high today and the euro and German Bund yields also rose as investors priced in a potentially earlier-than-expected wind-down of stimulus from the European Central Bank. The selloff in safe-haven…


US jobs report brightens prospects for stocks, dollar

NEW YORK, June 2 ― World stocks and the US dollar rose while Treasury debt prices fell yesterday as investors welcomed a stronger-than-expected American jobs report and an apparent end to a political crisis in Italy, although prospects for a…


Global stocks sink as soft China data, trade fears weigh

LONDON, May 15 — World stocks fell today as investors digested soft Chinese economic data and a lack of progress in US-China trade talks, while a rise in US borrowing costs supported the dollar. MSCI’s world equity index, which tracks shares in…


Oil boost helps world stocks turn positive for 2018

LONDON, May 10 — World stocks hit a three-week high today and turned positive for the year as rising oil prices gave energy firms a shot in the arm that countered the effects of increased political uncertainty. Brent crude rose to another 3-1/2…


Oil slips ahead of Trump’s decision on Iran

LONDON, May 8 — Oil prices receded slightly today from their highest level since 2014 as investors held their breath for a decision from US President Donald Trump on Iran’s nuclear deal. Analysts said they expected Trump not to walk away from…


Peak or pause? Global economy’s hesitation unnerves markets

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LONDON (April 25): World markets entered 2018 speculating that the most synchronised global economic expansion in a decade was about to overheat but growth has since proved underwhelming. While missile strikes and threats of a global trade war have hogged the headlines, it’s an unexpected loss of economic momentum, particularly in Europe, that has frightened investors who played down political risks for years and stayed firmly focused on brisk economic growth and rising corporate profits. The recent surge in oil prices, adding inflation to the economic mix, may also weighRead More


Oil, gold open lower despite Syria strikes, Russian retaliation in focus

LONDON, April 16 ― Gold and oil traded slightly lower as markets opened for the first time since Western powers launched a missile attack on Syria, but equities are unlikely to experience big losses unless the West strikes again or Russia…


World stocks attempt recovery on eve of Fed

LONDON, March 20 — World stocks nudged slightly higher today, with gains capped by news of plunging German investor confidence and markets cautious on the eve of a US Federal Reserve decision, dealers said. Equities were still wobbly over a…


US dollar hits one-week high as focus shifts to Fed, stocks fall

LONDON, Feb 21 — The dollar rose to its highest level in a week against a basket of currencies today, as investor focus shifted to the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting. World stocks looked set to fall for a third straight…