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Equity markets mixed after tough week, optimism at a premium Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:43:51 +0200

Markets were mixed Friday at the end of another torrid week for investors, who are growing increasingly concerned about US lawmakers' failure to even hold talks on a new stimulus and surging virus infections that are prompting fresh containment measu

Hong Kong stocks finish week with another loss Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:39:49 +0200

Hong Kong shares finished a tough week with another loss Friday as traders are spooked by rising virus cases and the imposition of economically painful containment measures in several countries.

European stock markets slide at end of volatile week Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:45:38 +0200

European stock markets slid Friday at the end of another volatile week for investors, closely tracking US lawmakers' failure to strike a new stimulus deal and surging virus infections that are prompting fresh containment measures.

Gold may hit record before year-end on election risk, Citi warns Wed, 23 Sep 2020 08:25:18 +0200

Uncertainty over the contest and delays about the outcome may “be under-appreciated by precious metals markets,” say analysts in a quarterly commodities outlook.

Asia markets mixed as virus worries temper strong Wall St lead Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:49:34 +0200

Asian investors struggled to match their Wall Street counterparts, with markets mixed as spiking infection rates, new containment measures and still no US stimulus fuel concerns about economic recovery.

Hong Kong stocks finish with gains Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:45:41 +0200

Hong Kong stocks ended on a positive note after fluctuating through the day, with a healthy Wall Street lead offset by growing concerns about spiking coronavirus infections.

Tokyo stocks edge down after long weekend Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:42:50 +0200

Tokyo stocks closed marginally lower Wednesday after a long weekend and as worries grew of fresh spikes in coronavirus cases in Europe and the United States.

European stocks edge higher at open Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:03:41 +0200

Europe's stock markets clawed back ground on Tuesday after a vicious sell-off the previous day, which was rooted in fears of a deadly second coronavirus wave.

Hong Kong stocks end morning lower Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:37:38 +0200

Hong Kong stocks went into the break slightly lower Tuesday following big losses on Wall Street and in Europe as governments reimpose fresh virus containment measures.

Asian markets track US, Europe rout as restrictions return Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:39:37 +0200

Asian markets extended the previous day's losses following another rout in New York and Europe as governments impose new containment measures to fight off a second wave of virus infections.

Gold investors take new aim at miners with returns falling short Mon, 21 Sep 2020 13:28:20 +0200

A coalition of gold investors, including firms backed by billionaires John Paulson and Naguib Sawiris, is urging changes at miners.

Asian markets weighed by virus spikes and stimulus gridlock Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:14:30 +0200

Most Asian markets fell Monday following another disappointing performance on Wall Street with investors concerned about an uptick in coronavirus infections in Europe and the United States.

Hong Kong stocks end sharply lower Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:19:23 +0200

Hong Kong shares tumbled Monday on concerns about fresh coronavirus spikes that are forcing governments to reimpose economy-damaging containment measures.

European stocks slump 3% on virus second wave fears Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:34:47 +0200

European stock markets nosedived as investors fretted over mounting fears of a second coronavirus wave and tighter government restrictions to combat the killer disease, notably in Spain.

Downbeat opening for Wall Street as tech stocks struggle Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:32:37 +0200

Wall Street opened with little enthusiasm as stock traders digest the implications of Washington's continued failure to agree on a new stimulus package to bolster the battered US economy.

Equity markets pallid as coronavirus dogs sentiment Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:35:21 +0200

Global markets had a pallid hue with investors anxious over the reimposition of coronavirus restrictions, the stuttering global economic recovery, and US lawmakers' failure to agree on new stimulus measures.

Hong Kong, mainland China stocks finish higher Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:32:24 +0200

Hong Kong and mainland Chinese stocks ended with gains Friday, closing the week on an upbeat note, though traders remain concerned about the lack of progress on a new US stimulus.

European stocks sag at open Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:19:52 +0200

Europe's stock markets sagged in opening deals on Friday ahead of the weekend.

Tokyo shares end higher on hopes for new Japan govt Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0200

Tokyo shares ended higher Friday as investors stayed optimistic about the new government of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who took office this week.

Global stock markets fall on Fed warning Thu, 17 Sep 2020 13:43:17 +0200

Europe's stock markets sank, taking their cue from earlier losses in Asia after the head of the US Federal Reserve warned about the "uncertain" outlook for the virus-hit US economy.

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