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 rise amid lull in global tensions

2020-01-06

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 →

Asian markets retreat as trade tensions ratchet back up

2019-10-08

Asian markets slipped in early trading Wednesday amid growing pessimism over U.S.-China trade talks scheduled later this week. Late Monday, the U.S. blacklisted 28 Chinese companies, including artificial-intelligence companies because of their alleged role in human-rights violations against the Uighur Muslim minority. And Tuesday, the U.S. announced visa restrictions againstRead More →