Asian markets rebound as Mideast tensions ease

2020-01-08

Asian markets rebounded in early trading Thursday following losses the day before after Iran launched a missile attack on U.S. bases in Iraq. Tensions decreased significantly Wednesday amid signs of de-escalation, as President Donald Trump said Iran “appears to be standing down” and announced fresh sanctions rather than immediate militaryRead More →

Asian markets gain as trade tensions ease further

2019-09-12

Asian markets rose in early trading Friday following signs of hope for a thaw in the trade war between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that China was seeking to narrow the scope of upcoming trade negotiations, hoping to resolve some key issues and break theRead More →

Asian markets mostly gain as trade tensions ease

2019-09-11

Asian markets were mostly up in early trading Thursday as trade-war tensions eased after President Donald Trump announced a two-week delay in implementing tariff hikes against $250 billion in Chinese goods. In a pair of tweets late Wednesday, Trump said the tariff hikes, which had been scheduled to take effectRead More →

London markets stutter as Fed rate cut expectations ease

2019-07-08

London markets began the week in sluggish fashion as the prospect of U.S. rate cuts eased following Friday’s jobs boost. The FTSE 100 UKX, +0.01%   remained flat as rebounding mining giants helped the blue-chip index avoid major losses. Miners recovered from a three-day losing streak after China’s major steelRead More →