Reuters. An SGX panel is shown on the Singapore Stock Exchange By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Global equities rose for a fourth straight day Thursday as encouraging coronavirus vaccine trials kept investors upbeat ahead of what was expected to be a record rebound in U.S. employment figures later.Read More →

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Asian markets gained in early trading Friday after a senior Chinese official said negotiations for a phase-one trade deal with the U.S. are progressing. Gao Feng, China’s minister of commerce, said Thursday that negotiators are in “close communication” and offered reassurances despite recent tensions. However, he also emphasized that ChinaRead More →

(Reuters) – HSBC Holdings Plc (L:) is planning to cut up to 10,000 jobs as interim Chief Executive Officer Noel Quinn seeks to reduce costs across the banking group, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The plan represents the lender’s most ambitious attempt in years to cut costs, the newspaperRead More →

U.S. Treasury yields held their ground on Friday as investors looked ahead to the official scorecard of the labor market’s health, amid growing questions about the longevity of the recordlong economic expansion. What are Treasurys doing? The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, -0.22% was down 0.7 basis point to 1.529%,Read More →