Asian markets rise amid lull in global tensions


Asian markets gained in early trading Tuesday as Middle East tensions remained high, but at least didn’t rise any higher. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday said U.S. troops are not planning on pulling out of Iraq, despite the release of a draft letter than suggested as much, andRead More →

Accenture, ConAgra, Micron Rise in Premarket By


© Reuters. — Stocks in focus in premarket trade on Thursday, 19th December. Please refresh for updates. Accenture (NYSE:) stock fell 0.7% after giving revenue guidance for the current quarter below consensus forecasts. In the three months through November, the consulting firm beat estimates for both revenue and earningsRead More →

European stocks rise ahead of U.S. payrolls report


European stocks rose slightly on Friday, as cautious optimism about U.S. employment numbers to be released later in the day prevailed over news that the fall of German industrial production in October proved worse than expected. The Stoxx Europe 600 (TICKER:XX:SXXP) was up 0.4% to 404.26 The U.K. FTSE 100Read More →

Yields rise on trade optimism ahead of U.S. data


Yields on U.S. government debt rose Wednesday as Treasury prices gave back some of the previous session’s large gains following a news report that said the U.S. and China remained on track to complete a phase-one trade deal before a Dec. 15 deadline despite President Trump’s comments about a delayRead More →