Morning Bid: Asia’s economic spotlight shines on giants China, Japan

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying stock market data outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 15 (Reuters) – A look at the day ahead in Asian markets … Read more

Copper speculators anticipate a downturn for the market and the world

LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Speculators in the copper market, seen as an indicator of the health of the economy, are betting a global downturn means the metal used in power and construction has further to fall, despite its recent rebound. The latest data shows more funds with bearish positions than bullish copper positions on … Read more

Stocks slip, investors cautious ahead of US jobs data

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – European equities slipped on Friday and were little changed on the week as traders waited for US jobs data to give clues as to the health of the world’s largest economy. The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, was up 0.1% and set for a weekly … Read more

Jittery markets see bond funds enjoy largest weekly inflows since Nov 2021

Photo for illustration. A man is silhouetted in an electronic board showing the FTSE MIB Index for the Italian equity market in this photo illustration taken in Rome August 9, 2011. REUTERS/Tony Gentile./File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Bond funds recorded their largest weekly inflow … Read more

TSX gains as US economic data bolsters tech shares

A sign board displaying Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) stock information is seen in Toronto June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TSX ends up 40.61 points, or 0.2%, at 19,545.94 Tech rallies 4.6 with Shopify up 10.8% Financials end 1.2% higher Energy falls 4.2% as oil prices … Read more

US stocks advance, Treasury yields rise following strong economic data, Fed resolve

NEW YORK, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Wall Street advanced and Treasury yields touched two-week highs on Wednesday as abating geopolitical concerns, robust economic data and generally upbeat corporate earnings fed investor risk appetite. All three major US stock indexes were higher, and benchmark 10-year Treasury yields gained ground. Economic data showed an unexpected acceleration of … Read more

Shares rally as markets but on more gradual rate hikes

Passersby wearing protective face masks walk in front of an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei share average, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan July 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, July 29 (Reuters) – Asian stocks took their cue on Friday from a late … Read more

World stocks edge higher for sixth day of gains, dull business activity hits euro

MSCI World index flat US stock futures point to lower Wall Street open Euro down vs dollar, but eyes best week in 1 month LONDON/TOKYO, July 22 (Reuters) – Global stocks were marginally higher on Friday, eyeing a sixth day of gains as European markets rose, while weak euro zone business activity data hit the … Read more

Asian shares weaken as traders eye central banks’ rate plans

A man holding an umbrella is silhouetted as he walks in front of an electric monitor displaying the Japanese yen exchange rate against the US dollar and Nikkei share average in Tokyo, Japan July 14, 2022 REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register European futures fall, US futures slightly higher Tech … Read more

Asian shares bounce, markets on edge ahead of US inflation data

People pass by an electronic screen showing Japan’s Nikkei share price index inside a conference hall in Tokyo, Japan June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 13 (Reuters) – Asian stocks gained on Wednesday, taking back some of their recent losses, while the euro hovered just above … Read more