China's factory output rose 7.6 percent, asset investment grew 9.2 percent
2017-04-17 03:27:13 UTC
China's factory output rose 7.6 percent in March from a year earlier, while fixed-asset investment grew 9.2 percent in the first quarter, both beating expectations.
Analysts polled by Reuters had predicted factory output would grow by 6.3 perce...
Global Stocks Slide, Treasuries and Yen Up
2017-04-11 05:04:09 UTC
Asian stocks fell in choppy trade on Tuesday as the political tinderbox in the Middle East and the Korean Peninsula added to uncertainty over the looming French vote, pushing edgy investors into safer assets such as the yen and Treasuries.
Brexit: Eyes on trading operations of UK investment banks
2017-04-11 05:28:27 UTC
By Huw Jones, Rachel Armstrong and Jesús Aguado |
LONDON/MADRID - A gap in EU financial rules is allowing member countries to compete to host the trading operations of London-based investment banks after Brexit by offering looser regulatory st...
Australian Mortgage-Financed Housing Bubble Continues To Grow
2017-04-02 01:43:49 UTC
By Swati Pandey and Wayne Cole |
SYDNEY — In their struggle to cool red-hot property prices in Australia's big cities, authorities are ratcheting up measures that could dent the whole market but avoiding more targeted steps that have had som...
Euronet Worldwide launched a $1 billion bid for rival MoneyGram
2017-03-14 22:19:19 UTC
By Sruthi Shankar and Anna Irrera |
U.S. electronic payments company Euronet Worldwide Inc (EEFT.O) launched a $1 billion bid for rival MoneyGram International Inc (MGI.O) on Tuesday, arguing that its all-American deal would face less regulat...
Euro marks strongest gain against dollar in one month
2017-03-13 01:51:24 UTC
The euro edged up near a one-month high against the dollar in Asian trading on Monday, after some European Central Bank policymakers raised the possibility of hiking interest rates before bond purchases end.
The euro was up 0.1 percent at $1.06...
Countdown: Brits facing an uncertain future without the EU
2017-03-12 22:43:33 UTC
By William James |
LONDON — Britain is drawing up contingency plans for the unlikely event it has to walk away from divorce talks with the European Union without a deal, Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday.
Prime Minister Theresa May...
White House breaks from federal guidance with hasty tweets
2017-03-10 20:47:33 UTC
A series of tweets by White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Friday commenting on strong February job creation figures may have run afoul of federal guidance barring most officials from commenting on key economic data within an hour of its release.
Euro jumps to three- week high against the dollar
2017-03-10 19:44:15 UTC
The euro jumped to a three-week high against the dollar on Friday after a report that the European Central Bank had discussed the possibility of raising interest rates before the end of its quantitative easing program.
Sources told Reuters some...
Oil fell, U.S. crude prices fell through the $50/barrel
2017-03-09 21:04:48 UTC
By Devika Krishna Kumar |
NEW YORK — Oil fell about 2 percent on Thursday, extending the previous session's slump to prices not seen since an OPEC-led pact to cut production was agreed, as record U.S. crude inventories fed doubts about the eff...
Lightspeed is set to make its public market debut
2017-03-01 20:09:45 UTC
By Heather Somerville |
SAN FRANCISCO — Lightspeed Venture Partners was launched in 1999 by four partners who were experts in enterprise software and early internet companies, making only the occasional investment into consumer technology comp...
Ahead of Brexit, all eyes on Frankfurt
2017-03-01 09:45:36 UTC
By Huw Jones |
LONDON — The European Union could be left with no exchange big enough to compete with U.S. rivals and no trading link into Britain if it allows the London Stock Exchange (LSE.L) and Deutsche Boerse (DB1Gn.DE) merger to die.
Trump effect: U.S. inflation expectations at highest level since 2015
2017-02-13 23:16:46 UTC
A measure of U.S. inflation expectations rose for a second straight month in January to its highest level since mid-2015, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York survey released on Monday that reinforced the view that interest rates would ...
U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter
2017-01-29 19:08:40 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump vowed during last year's election campaign to deliver 4 percent annual GDP growth, largely on the back of a plan to cut taxes, reduce regulations and increase infrastructure spending.
Now the U.S. economic growth slo...
Australian PM: There is potential for China to join the TPP
2017-01-24 05:53:33 UTC
By Charlotte Greenfield and Stanley White | WELLINGTON/TOKYO
Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations to join the trade pact after U.S. Preside...
The danger of Trump's economic policies
2017-01-18 04:07:30 UTC
Protectionism has a certain appeal in every age and every nation, because of what we might call a piece of faulty wiring in the human brain. Our instincts were evolved on the savannahs of Pleistocene Africa. We have an ingrained tendency to ...
UK has no chance for full access to the EU after Brexit
2017-01-12 00:52:19 UTC
By Andrew MacAskill and Huw Jones | LONDON (Reuters)
Britain's finance industry has given up on efforts to keep full access to the European Union after Brexit and is pushing instead for a more limited trade deal that would potentially exclude som...
Asia stocks shaky as FBI review of Clinton emails rattles markets
2016-10-31 07:18:13 UTC
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Most Asian stocks struggled higher on Monday but investors were rattled by news that the FBI is planning to review more emails related to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private server, just a week before ...
Bank of England records no dissent over lowering bank capital buffer after Brexit vote
2016-07-12 08:50:19 UTC
No Bank of England policymakers objected to a decision to cut banks' capital requirements at a meeting in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, a record of their meeting showed on Tuesday.
Last week the BoE's Financial Policy ...
EU: Populism is a 'dangerous' trend in Europe and U.S.
2016-07-11 07:36:37 UTC
Beijing — European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said the debate in the United States was personified by Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and included criticism of globalization and trade.
She said on Monday in Beijin t...
BREAKING NEWS: U.S. economy adds a greater-than-expected 287,000 jobs in June
2016-07-08 12:44:50 UTC
BREAKING NEWS: U.S. economy adds a greater-than-expected 287,000 jobs in June; Dow Jones futures up nearly 100 points
Oil prices rise on Norway strike threat; Brexit shock fades
2016-06-29 05:20:03 UTC
Oil rose on Wednesday as financial traders poured money back into commodities following the initial shock of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, and as a potential strike in Norway and crisis in Venezuela threatened to cut supply.
Iraqi army makes new push to retake city of Fallujah from ISIS
2016-05-28 07:09:30 UTC
<h1>ISIS commander in Falluja killed, U.S. military says</h1>
U.S.-led coalition strikes supporting Iraqi forces in the recapture of Falluja have killed 70 Islamic State militants including the group's commander in the city, a U.S military spok...
Worst performers in Dow Jones Industrials
2016-01-20 18:37:40 UTC
Wall Street moved deep into the red on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 hitting its lowest since February 2014 and extending this year's selloff as oil prices continued to plummet unabated.
The rout was across the board: all 30 Dow components and al...
Dow Sinks Over 450 Points in Global Selloff, Crude Falls Below $30
2016-01-15 20:08:36 UTC
U.S. stock indexes notched deep losses in volatile trading on Friday, with the S&P 500 hitting its lowest since October 2014 and the Dow losing more than 500 points, as oil prices dived below $30 per barrel.
All 10 major S&P sectors were in the...