world stocks

 
 

Global stocks, oil edge higher on muted trade optimism

LONDON, May 24 — World stocks edged higher today and oil prices recovered from bruising falls, after US President Donald Trump nurtured muted hopes of progress in US-China talks while concerns over trade and the health of the world economy…


Asian shares win reprieve as Trump seen delaying auto tariffs

TOKYO, May 16 — Asian shares steadied today on news that US President Donald Trump is planning to delay tariffs on auto imports, providing much needed relief to markets hit by a flare-up in trade tensions and on weak US and and Chinese economic…


Grim China data, Italy woes smother global stocks recovery

LONDON, May 15 — A global equity recovery set off by softer rhetoric from US President Donald Trump on the trade dispute with Beijing waned today as grim Chinese data and fresh Italian debt woes cast a shadow over global markets. Concern that the…


Asian markets calm as investors await US jobs report

SYDNEY, May 3 — Asian share markets were subdued today amid thin holiday trade although the dollar found support as investors pared expectations for a US rate cut this year while oil prices loitered near one-month lows on oversupply fears….


World stocks slip as growth fears linger; euro slides

NEW YORK, April 26 — The dollar rose to almost a two-year high against the euro yesterday on an upbeat US capital goods report, while world equities slid as weak economic data from South Korea and a profit warning from 3M Co renewed concerns about…


Emerging-market currencies hit by strong dollar; stocks fall

NEW YORK, April 24 — Emerging-market currencies fell today against a dollar strengthened by US economic data. Stocks fell, with South Korean shares falling on worries that chip demand would weaken. Data yesterday showed sales of new single-family…


World stocks skid as healthcare plunge obscures China rebound

NEW YORK, April 18 ― Stocks around the globe fell yesterday as a continued flight from healthcare shares dragged on Wall Street, overshadowing upbeat economic data from China. The S&P 500 dipped as the healthcare index dived 2.9 per cent to…


Bank results impede Wall Street, trade hopes support European stocks

NEW YORK, April 15 — World stocks retreated from earlier gains today as underwhelming quarterly results from US banks weighed on Wall Street, though progress in US-China trade talks helped European stocks tread water. The US benchmark S&P 500…


Stocks stuck in worst run of the year ahead of ECB

LONDON, March 7 — World stocks were stuck in their worst run of the year and bonds were on the rise today, as investors waited for confirmation that the European Central Bank will start shovelling cheap cash at the euro zone again. The ECB was…


World stocks rally as Trump delays China tariffs

NEW YORK, Feb 26 — Global stocks rose yesterday after US President Donald Trump said he would delay a hike in tariffs on Chinese goods and described the two countries as being in “advanced stages” of negotiations towards a deal. Trump said…