Stock Market

Asian shares, dollar, euro steady as markets await ECB meeting

Asian shares were mixed on Thursday after a sharp fall in mainland Chinese shares rekindled worries about the health of China’s economy, while investors awaited word from the European Central Bank on its plans regarding additional stimulus. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS, and Japan’s Nikkei .N225 pared earlier losses, to hold steady at 0247 GMT. Wall ...

Read More »

Asia shares lag behind Nikkei, euro firm for ECB

Asian shares turned mixed on Wednesday as soft export data kept investors cautious ahead of the European Central Bank’s policy meeting later in the week, though Japan’s market was having a go at setting a new peak for the month. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS dithered either side of flat with no clear trend evident across ...

Read More »

Global stocks end worst quarter in four years on upbeat note

Global equities ended their worst quarter since the 2011 euro zone crisis on an upbeat note with a rally on Wednesday on hopes that Wall Street had bottomed and the commodities rout was over, while the dollar also rose. Major equity indexes around the world declined 10 percent or more from July through September as fears mounted of a global ...

Read More »

Asian shares rise to two-month highs, dollar gains on U.S. data

Asian shares hit a two-month high on Friday, catching some of Wall Street’s shine after upbeat U.S. price and jobless claims data calmed some concerns about the strength of the U.S. economy. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was up 0.4 percent, on track for a robust weekly gain of 2.2 percent. Japan’s Nikkei stock index .N225 ...

Read More »

UK Factors-FTSE seen opening higher

Oct 15 Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening up by 24-32 points, or 0.4-0.5 percent higher on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on. * The UK blue chip index closed down 1.2 percent at 6,269.61 points on Wednesday. * BANKS: Britain on Thursday announced it was scrapping plans that ...

Read More »

Asia stocks rise, dollar sags as weak U.S. data dents rate hike prospects

Asian shares rose to 2-month highs on Thursday and the dollar struggled near multi-week lows after weak U.S. economic data added to expectations that the Federal Reserve will delay hiking interest rates. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose 1.6 percent to its highest since mid-August. The index had fallen the previous day after soft consumer inflation ...

Read More »

Asia Stocks Pare Drop With Aussie as Data Spur China Policy Bets

Asian stocks outside Japan pared losses, while higher-yielding currencies got a boost after Chinese factory-gate prices equaled their biggest slump since the global financial crisis, underscoring the threat that weakness in the world’s second-largest economy poses to efforts to fight deflation. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index excluding Japan Index trimmed its retreat as Chinese shares fluctuated amid stimulus speculation. Japanese ...

Read More »

S&P 500 Slips From 7-Week High as Industrials, Biotechs Decline

U.S. stocks declined, with equities slipping from seven-week highs, as industrial shares sank amid weak China imports data and selling picked up in biotechnology stocks. Equities had lingered for the better part of three days close to levels reached last week, after Federal Reserve meeting minutes showed policy makers were cautious about raising interest rates amid concerns that China’s weakness ...

Read More »

U.S. Stocks Advance Before Corporate Earnings Reports This Week

U.S. stocks rose for a fourth day amid gains in retailers as Amazon.com Inc. climbed to a record, and investors awaited further indications on the strength of the world’s biggest economy from corporate earnings reports. Equities moved in a narrow range in light trading, with consumer shares taking the lead as commodity producers, October’s best performers, retreated for a second ...

Read More »