Tag: Currencies / Foreign Exchange Markets

Japan shares hit 10-week peak, S&P 500 tests 3,000

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares forged ahead on Tuesday while U.S. stock futures challenged a major chart barrier as investors looked past Sino-U.S. trade tensions...

Hong Kong shares ease on China-U.S. rift, dollar firms

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Hong Kong shares extended losses and a gauge of Asian stocks was largely subdued on Monday, after China’s move to impose a...

Hong Kong tensions rattle world stock markets, oil tumbles

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices tumbled and global equity markets fell on Friday as China’s move to impose a new security law on Hong...

Hong Kong tensions unnerve world stocks, oil tumbles

LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks took a hit and the Chinese yuan weakened on Friday as Beijing moved to impose a new security law on...

Global stocks skid as Hong Kong returns as Sino-U.S. flashpoint

TOKYO (Reuters) – Global shares tumbled on Friday as Hong Kong’s political unrest returned as a flashpoint in fast-deteriorating U.S.-China relations, following Beijing’s moves to...

Shares lose footing, oil marches on

LONDON (Reuters) – Equity markets slipped on Thursday on concerns about the long-term impact of the new coronavirus and simmering U.S.-China tensions, though those worries...

Asia shares set for early gains as focus swings to recovery

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Asian shares were poised to open higher on Thursday after global equities and crude prices rallied overnight on hopes of a rapid...

Oil gains, stocks rally on renewed recovery hopes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Crude prices rose and a gauge of global equities broke out of a three-week trading range on Wednesday as investors bet...

UK’s Gove says EU trade deal can be done despite talks stalemate

LONDON (Reuters) – Senior British government minister Michael Gove said on Sunday there was a post-Brexit trade deal to be done with the European Union...

U.S. stock market falls on plunging retail sales; oil up

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks sank on Friday after data showed a worse-than-expected drop in retail sales and as investors worried about increased Sino-U.S....

U.S. stock futures, Chinese shares slip amid Sino-U.S. tensions, oil falters

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Shares struggled and the yen gained on Wednesday, with markets in China faltering on their return from a long holiday as investors...

Dollar firm but stocks, oil under pressure as U.S.-China tensions rise

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar rose, oil fell and stock markets were poised to slip on Monday as rising U.S.-China tensions over the coronavirus –...

World stocks fall as Trump’s China tariff threat dampens risk appetite

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A sharp fall on Wall Street dragged a global stocks index down on Friday on concerns that the world’s two largest...

Trump threatens new tariffs on China in retaliation for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his hard-fought trade deal with China was now of secondary importance to the coronavirus pandemic...

Trump threatens new tariffs on China as U.S. mulls retaliatory action over virus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his hard-fought trade deal with China was now of secondary importance to the coronavirus pandemic...

Asian shares fall on fresh rout in crude prices

TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian shares and U.S. stock futures dipped into the red on Tuesday, erasing earlier gains as a renewed decline in oil...

Asia shares rally as BOJ buys more bonds; U.S. crude skids

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares bounced on Monday as the Bank of Japan (BOJ) announced more stimulus steps to help cushion the economic impact of...

Dollar edges higher against oil currencies as energy markets shaken

TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar pushed ahead against the currencies of oil producers on Thursday as a rebound in crude prices from an unprecedented collapse...

Asia stocks on defensive as oil pain spreads

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian share markets were on the defensive on Wednesday as the floor fell out from under crude prices, sparking worries about further...

Speculative bet or inflation hedge? Bitcoin in the coronavirus crisis

LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin has fared better than stocks but worse than gold and U.S. Treasuries during the coronavirus pandemic, with investors ascribing its performance...

Crude claws back into positive territory but historic crash spooks investors

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. crude oil bounced back into positive territory on Tuesday, after a historic plunge below zero that shocked investors and pushed down...

Asia shares turn quietly cautious, U.S. crude crushed

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Caution gripped Asian share markets on Monday on expectations a busy week of corporate earnings reports and economic data will drive home...

Asia shares off to cautious start, U.S. crude slides

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Caution gripped Asian share markets on Monday on expectations a busy week of corporate earnings reports and economic data will drive home...

Global stocks rally as investors take heart on U.S. economic reopening plan

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global stocks rallied on Friday on President Donald Trump’s plans to revive the coronavirus-hit U.S. economy and hopes of a potential...

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency revamped after backlash

ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook’s (FB.O) planned cryptocurrency Libra will be linked to individual national currencies and overseen by global watchdogs in a scaled-back revamp it...