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 →

Asian markets fall as Hong Kong tensions remain high

2019-08-12

Asian markets fell in early trading Tuesday as tensions in Hong Kong ratcheted up following protests Monday that shut down the city’s airport. Hong Kong’s airport struggled to reopen Tuesday, while protests continued, though at a smaller scale. While some flights resumed, many were canceled amid a backlog of flightsRead More →

Europe stocks hammered by U.S.-China trade tensions

2019-08-05

Europe stocks dropped sharply on Monday on concerns about being caught up in escalating U.S.-China trade tensions. The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, -1.84%   index slumped 2.06% to 370.37, in broad-based selling. The U.K. FTSE 100 index UKX, -2.10%  slumped 2.24% to 7241.13, the German DAX DAX, -1.49%  skidded 1.81%Read More →

Asian markets sink as U.S.-China trade tensions ramp back up

2019-08-01

Asian markets sank in early trading Friday after U.S.-China trade tensions reignited. On Thursday, President Donald Trump tweeted that he intends to slap 10% tariffs on an additional $300 billion of Chinese imports, due to take effect Sept. 1. U.S. stocks dropped immediately after the surprise announcement, along with crudeRead More →