Asia stocks, dollar slip amid U.S. election tension
2016-11-03 04:50:54 UTC
Asia shares joined the U.S. dollar on the defensive on Thursday as the nail-biting U.S. presidential race saw the S&P 500 suffer its longest losing streak in five years as investors sailed to safer harbors.
Tensions were aggravated by media rep...
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 ...
Dollar extends losses, stocks add to gains after Fed
2016-06-15 18:51:47 UTC
Global stock markets briefly added to gains while the U.S. dollar extended losses on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve decided to leave interest rates unchanged.
U.S. bond yields fell after the statement by the U.S. central bank, which also s...
Panic: U.S. Stock Market Crash
2015-08-25 03:12:30 UTC
Panic: U.S. Stock Market Crash. Dow Jones on deep worry over Beijing's economy
U.S. stocks ended more than 4 percent lower on Monday, their fifth straight drop, in an unusually volatile session that confirmed the S&P 500 was formally in a corre...
Shares of San Francisco-based Twitter fell more than 11 percent
2015-07-29 07:44:25 UTC
San Francisco - Shares of San Francisco-based Twitter fell more than 11 percent in extended trade on Tuesday after the company said it had 304 million core users in the second quarter, up from just 302 million in the prior quarter. Raising concern...
Dow opens higher for first time in five days
2015-06-10 16:15:16 UTC
The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened higher on Wednesday for the first time in five days and returned to positive territory for the year as a selloff in the equities market took a breather.
U.S. stocks ended flat on Tuesday, after three days...
European Factors to Watch-Shares seen tracking U.S. shares lower
2015-06-09 06:58:45 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks were set to fall for the sixth consecutive session on Tuesday, tracking a drop in Asian and U.S. shares as investors mulled the prospect of a U.S. interest rate rise as early as September.
At 0607 GMT,...
Asian shares swoon, dollar on defensive
2015-06-09 06:37:33 UTC
(Reuters) - Asia shares sank in a sea of red on Tuesday as speculation of U.S. rate rise as early as September hit emerging markets generally, while failing to give a lasting lift to the dollar.
A steady start soon gave way to broad selling wit...
After strong earnings at Wall Street Asian stock market rise
2015-04-27 05:29:44 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday after Wall Street gained on strong earnings and investors looked ahead to Apple results and this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.
KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.1 percent to...
Asian markets up after Wall Street gains
2015-03-23 04:57:59 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday following Wall Street's gains amid expectations global central banks will hold off raising interest rates.
KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.2 percent to 3,659.11 points and Tokyo'...
Asia stocks weak after US drops on Fed rate hike anxiety
2015-03-11 03:55:03 UTC
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks got off to a weak start Wednesday following sharp declines on Wall Street sparked by growing investor anxiety about a looming U.S. interest rate hike.
KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.5 percent to 18,757....
Harsh winter: US economy one quarter away from recession
2014-05-29 17:53:59 UTC
The US economy contracted for the first time in three years in early 2014 after a much worse performance than originally feared.
Washington's commerce department said the world's biggest economy shrank at an annual rate of 1% during the first q...
Asia Stocks: China factory data spark share rally
2014-05-22 06:27:49 UTC
After some economists shrugged off a series of weak China data in recent months, some are also shrugging off today’s strong China data.
Always the first to comment on HSBC’s China PMI is the bank’s own chief China economist Hongbin Qu. While Qu...
U.S. Stocks Fall as JPMorgan Drops, Tech Shares Fluctuate
2014-04-11 16:17:29 UTC
U.S. stocks fell, after the biggest drop for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index in two months, as technology shares swung between gains and losses while JPMorgan Chase & Co. slid on disappointing earnings.
JPMorgan lost 3.4 percent as profit fell ...
Google Shareholder Votes Can Be Worth Less Than Zero
2014-04-03 18:50:08 UTC
What is the worth of a Google (GOOG) shareholder vote?
One correct answer has always been: not much. Since the company went public in 2004, its stock has come in two flavors: Class A shares, which come with one vote apiece; and Class B shares, ...
Russia stocks feel sanctions bite
2014-03-21 08:07:46 UTC
U.S. stock futures traded little changed on Friday as markets in Russia fell as Washington announced additional sanctions on key members of President Vladimir Putin's inner circle.
Dow Jones industrial average index futures fell 0.1% and Nasdaq...
Stocks down on discouraging news from Asia
2014-03-10 16:29:31 UTC
A dash of discouraging economic news from China and Japan put a damper on the U.S. stock market Monday, adding to concerns that global growth could be slowing.
KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell six points, or 0.4 percent, to 1...
Stocks rise as US job market improves
2014-03-06 21:43:18 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors were looking for any reason to look past the cold weather that has hampered the U.S. economy in the last few weeks, and they found it.
Stocks mostly rose Thursday, helped by a report that showed the number of people wh...
US stocks rebound as factory output surges
2014-03-18 02:30:16 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are sharply higher following news that output at U.S. factories surged last month.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 181 points, or 1.1 percent, to 16,247 Monday.
The increase in factory production was the biggest ...
Global stocks slide as tensions build in Ukraine
2014-03-03 22:04:54 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Rising tensions over Russia's military advance into Ukraine pushed stock markets around the world sharply lower on Monday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped the most in a month, following stock markets in Europe and Asia l...
US stocks end mostly higher after a late stumble
2014-03-01 00:06:23 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are ending mostly higher after the market had a brief stumble in the afternoon.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged further into record territory, but weakness in technology stocks held back the Nasdaq composite.
Stocks end higher but fall short of record high
2014-02-24 23:02:53 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended higher Monday, but a late fade kept it from closing at an all-time high.
The market marched broadly higher most of the day, helped by optimism about the economy and more corporate mergers, only to slowly l...
World stocks fall on weak China data, Fed minutes
2014-02-20 10:12:52 UTC
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A contraction in Chinese manufacturing and the possibility of higher U.S. interest rates dragged global stock markets lower Thursday.
China's manufacturing tumbled to a seven-month low in February, according to the pre...
Early gain fades for stocks; S&P 500 declines
2014-02-22 08:53:01 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slipped on Friday, pushing the market to a weekly loss, as investors assessed the latest round of company earnings.
Express Scripts, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefits manager, fell after its fourth-quarter earnings slipp...