Aviva to Sell Some Asian Ops; Kingfisher Gloom By Investing.com

2019-11-19

© Reuters. Investing.com — Here is a summary of regulatory releases from the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, 20th November. Please refresh for updates. Retailer Kingfisher PLC (LON:) said like-for-like sales fell 3.7% in the third quarter, citing ongoing problems at its French Castorama and Brico Depot operations. “My earlyRead More →

Asian markets little changed as traders seek direction

2019-11-11

Asian markets sought direction in early trading Tuesday, as traders awaited the next development in U.S.-China trade talks and violent protests continued in Hong Kong. President Donald Trump said over the weekend that while trade talks were going “very nicely,” there was not yet an agreement to roll back tariffs.Read More →

Asian markets slip on report of possible trade-deal delay

2019-11-06

Asian markets were mostly down in early trading Thursday as investors reined in earlier optimism of a pending trade deal between the U.S. and China. Reuters reported Wednesday that the “phase one” deal, which was hoped to be signed in mid-November, might be delayed until December, and that European locations,Read More →

Asian markets flat as investors eye trade-deal developments

2019-11-05

Asian markets were little changed in early trading Tuesday, as investors awaited further developments in U.S.-China trade talks. Japan’s Nikkei NIK, +0.06%   was up slightly while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index HSI, -0.08%   was about flat. The Shanghai Composite SHCOMP, -0.19%   slipped 0.2% and the Shenzhen CompositeRead More →

Asian markets rise on renewed hopes for trade deal

2019-11-03

Asian markets gained in early trading Monday on renewed optimism over U.S.-China trade talks. In an interview with Bloomberg Television on Sunday, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said “we’re making good progress” and that there was “no natural reason” why a “phase one” trade deal couldn’t be reached this month.Read More →

Asian markets cautiously rise amid fresh trade-deal doubts

2019-10-31

Asian markets mostly gained in cautious trading Friday amid fresh doubts about the likelihood of a U.S.-China trade deal. Bloomberg News reported Thursday that Chinese officials were expressing doubts about the chances of a comprehensive trade deal even if a “phase one” partial deal is signed. President Donald Trump, meanwhile,Read More →

Asian markets retreat ahead of Fed announcement

2019-10-29

Asian markets fell in early trading Wednesday, following new doubts about a U.S.-China trade deal and ahead of an expected interest-rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve. While U.S. officials, including President Donald Trump, in recent days had touted progress in trade talks, Reuters reported Tuesday that a “phase one”Read More →

Asian stocks rise ahead of a busy week for markets

2019-10-28

Asian markets kicked off a busy week by gaining in early trading Monday, after comments Friday that the U.S. and China were close to reaching a “phase one” trade deal. The U.S. Trade Representative’s office said that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin spoke with ChineseRead More →

Asian markets little changed ahead of ECB meeting

2019-10-23

Asian markets were mixed in early trading Thursday following gains on Wall Street and ahead of the European Central Bank’s meeting. U.S. stocks inched higher Wednesday despite largely disappointing earnings reports, with some experts saying confidence in the Federal Reserve — and in a potential interest-rate cut next week —Read More →