Topic: Federal Reserve
HONG KONG, July 22 — Hong Kong shares sank today following recent gains as hopes faded for a big cut in Federal Reserve interest rates.
SYDNEY, July 22 ― The dollar drifted higher today as investors tempered their expectations for deep US interest rate cuts this month and heightened Middle East tensions supported safe-haven assets.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 22): The FBM KLCI fell 0.28% at mid-morning today, tracking regional markets, weighed by select index-linked blue chips.
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened slightly lower against the US dollar today as investors waited on a widely expected US rate cut to give a clear lead.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 22): The ringgit opened slightly lower against the US dollar today as investors waited on a widely expected US rate cut to give a clear lead.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 22): The FBM KLCI fell 0.35% in early trade this morning, tracking cautious regional markets, dragged by select blue chips.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 ― The ringgit opened slightly lower against the US dollar today as investors waited on a widely expected US rate cut to give a clear lead.
TOKYO, July 22 ― Asia stocks eased today as investors reduced expectations of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve, while heightened Middle East tensions following an Iranian seizu...
KUALA LUMPUR: Sapura Resources Bhd, T7 Global Bhd, Seacera Group Bhd, Green Packet Bhd, Fajarbaru Builder Group Bhd and Atlan Holdings Bhd are among the stocks to watch on Monday, according to JF Apex Research.
TOKYO: Asia stocks eased on Monday as investors reduced expectations of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve, while heightened Middle East tensions following an Iranian seizure of a British tanker lifted crude oil prices.
(July 22): Stocks in Asia looked set to kick off the week on the backfoot following declines in the U.S. Friday.
NEW YORK: An expected interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this month is pushing yield-oriented U.S. fund managers further afield in search of income at attractive prices.
LONDON: Former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan has indicated the political challenges posed by Brexit were the reasons he didn’t apply to head up the Bank of England.
NEW YORK: Wall Street's main indexes fell on Friday following a report that the Federal Reserve plans to cut interest rates by only a quarter-percentage point at the end of the month.
Gold, once mocked for its lack of yield and practical use, offers something the growing pile of negative-yielding bonds doesn’t – inflation protection.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 ― Bursa Malaysia is expected to continue its uptrend next week and likely to reach 1,700 points after a steady rebound yesterday.
NEW YORK, July 20 ― Wall Street's main indexes fell yesterday following a report that the Federal Reserve plans to cut interest rates by only a quarter-percentage point at the end of the month.
NEW YORK, July 19 — Wall Street’s main indexes inched higher today after solid results from technology giant Microsoft added to an upbeat mood following hints from a top Federal Reserve official t...
LONDON, July 19 — The euro fell against a rebounding US dollar today and hit a 2-year low versus the Swiss franc, as investors ramped up bets for a European Central Bank interest rate cut as early a...
NEW YORK, July 19 — An expected interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this month is pushing yield-oriented US fund managers further afield in search of income at attractive prices.
LONDON, July 19 — European stock markets slipped back today after an initial rally, as investors cooled on comments by a top Federal Reserve official that hinted at the US central bank unveiling a d...
HONG KONG, July 19 — Asian markets rallied today as comments from a top Federal Reserve official were pounced on by investors as indicating the central bank will unveil a deep interest rate cut at t...
KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia and all key Asian markets closed higher on Friday as investors were confident of a US interest rate cut by end July.
SHANGHAI: China and Hong Kong stocks followed Asian shares higher on Friday, after a comment from top Federal Reserve official cemented expectations of a US interest rate cut later this month, fuelling risk appetite.
BENGAURU: Gold on Friday surpassed the key $1,450 level for the first time since May 2013, after comments from a top Federal Reserve official bolstered expectations of an interest rate cut, while fresh tensions in the Middle East further supported bullion.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 19): The FBM KLCI rose 0.42% at mid-morning today, against the backdrop of firmer regional markets, lifted by index heavyweight Tenaga Nasional Bhd as well as Petronas Chemicals Gro...
TOKYO, July 19 ― Asian stocks gained and the dollar sagged today after a top Federal Reserve official all but cemented expectations of a US interest rate cut later this month.
TOKYO, July 19 ― The dollar was on the defensive today after Federal Reserve officials bolstered expectations of an aggressive rate cut this month to address weakening price pressures.
KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips staged a relief rally, riding on the firmer Wall Street close as a rate cut drew near, while Petronas stocks, Tenaga Nasional and Public Bank led the gainers.
KUALA LUMPUR: Scomi Group Bhd, Revenue Group Bhd, AirAsia Group Bhd, KNM Group Bhd and Carimin Petroleum Bhd are among the stocks to watch on Friday, according to JF Apex Research.
NEW YORK, July 19 ― Central banks should move quickly to address economic pain when interest rates are already low, a senior Federal Reserve official said yesterday.
JAKARTA: Indonesia’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time since September 2017, ahead of an anticipated Federal Reserve cut late this month, as it tries to help lift economic growth.
(July 19): Stocks in Asia looked set to track gains in U.S. equities as dovish commentary from Federal Reserve officials saw bets on a half-point interest rate cut this month ramp up.
Facebook endured a second day of criticism from Congress over its plan to create a digital currency as senior House Democrats asked Facebook to scale back the project and threatened legislation that would block big tech companies from getting into banking.
SEOUL/JAKARTA: South Korea and Indonesia cut their benchmark interest rates for the first time in years on Thursday, not waiting for an expected reduction soon in U.S. rates as they aim to help borrowers cope with mounting risks to economic growth.
JAKARTA: Indonesia's central bank on Thursday cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time since September 2017, ahead of an anticipated Federal Reserve cut late this month, as it tries to help lift economic growth.
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened marginally higher against the US dollar in early session on renewed buying interest of the local note.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 18): The ringgit opened marginally higher against the US dollar in early session on renewed buying interest of the local note.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — The ringgit opened marginally higher against the US dollar in early session on renewed buying interest of the local note.
TOKYO, July 18 — The US dollar nursed light losses today, weighed down by lower US yields and a rebound in the British pound from 27-month lows.
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(July 18): Stocks in Asia were poised to track losses seen in the U.S. session amid a flurry of corporate earnings and lingering concern over the Sino-American trade dispute.
NEW YORK, July 18 — US stock indexes fell yesterday as weak results from CSX Corp stoked concerns that the protracted trade war between the United States and China could hurt corporate earnings.
WASHINGTON, July 18 — The US economy grew at a “modest” rate in recent weeks, with consumers continuing to spend and a “generally positive” outlook overall even in the face of disruptions ca...
NEW YORK: US stock indexes fell on Wednesday as weak results from CSX Corp stoked concerns that the protracted trade war between the United States and China could hurt corporate earnings.
NEW YORK, July 17 — Bank of America scored record profits in the second quarter, as strong consumer banking results offset a decline in earnings from trading worldwide.
HONG KONG, July 17 — Hong Kong stocks retreated on Wednesday, hit by concerns about the China-US trade row and uncertainty over the Federal Reserve’s interest rate plans.
HONG KONG, July 17 — Fresh trade worries and uncertainty about the Federal Reserve's plans for cutting interest rates weighed on Asian markets today while fears of a hard Brexit kept the pound wallo...
PARIS, July 17 — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell added more weight to expectations the central bank will cut interest rates later this month, stressing yesterday that the US inflation outlook is...
SYDNEY, July 17 — Asian shares drifted lower today after a lacklustre performance by Wall Street, while the US dollar got a lift from robust US retail data and a Brexit-driven dive in the pound.
NEW YORK, July 17 — US stocks edged lower yesterday as quarterly results from banks added to concerns about lower interest rates dampening their profits, while comments from US President Donald Trum...
NEW YORK, July 17 — A gauge of global equities lost ground yesterday and US Treasury yields moved higher as a stronger-than-anticipated report on retail sales raised the possibility the Federal Rese...
NEW YORK: US stocks edged lower on Tuesday as quarterly results from banks added to concerns about lower interest rates dampening their profits, while comments from U.S. President Donald Trump on trade also dragged down Wall Street's major indexes.
PARIS: Global central bankers are again in the driving seat when it comes to propping up the world economy, but many are demanding governments join them in the rescue effort.
NEW YORK, July 16 — Wall Street stocks edged down from records early today following mixed banking earnings and worrisome manufacturing data contrasted with strong US retail sales.
WASHINGTON, July 16 — US manufacturing jumped in June on a surge in volatile auto production but total industrial output was flat, the Federal Reserve said today.
NEW YORK, July 16 — Goldman Sachs reported a dip in second-quarter profits today due to declines in trading and debt underwriting, although the results topped analyst expectations.
NEW YORK, July 16 — JPMorgan Chase reported a jump in second-quarter profits today behind strength in consumer and business banking as its CEO offered an upbeat appraisal of US economic trends.
HONG KONG: The Hong Kong dollar rose for the first time in eight sessions, rebounding from its weakest since mid-June, as short sellers were seen taking profits.
KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI extended its fall over the morning session as investors retreated further into the sidelines ahead of US corporate earnings announcements, which would help gauge the health of the world's biggest economy.
LONDON: A sinkhole of negative-yielding debt in emerging markets has doubled in size over the past week. This time last year it was non-existent.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — The ringgit opened slightly lower against the US dollar this morning on concerns over slowing global growth and weaker oil prices.
TOKYO, July 16 — The pound struggled near a six-month low against the dollar today hampered by persistent worries over Brexit that, in turn, weighed on the euro.
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened slightly lower against the US dollar this morning on concerns over slowing global growth and weaker oil prices.
(July 16): Asian stocks were set for a mixed start Tuesday as investors looked to earnings and clues from policymakers for the next catalyst.
Singapore: Australia’s ASX Ltd is testing its systems for the trading of negative interest-rate products, underscoring how markets are preparing for the potential introduction of quantitative easing in yet another Group-of-10 nation.
NEW YORK, July 15 — Wall Street stocks edged lower early today ahead of a deluge of quarterly earnings reports from large banks and other companies.
SYDNEY: Australia’s ASX Ltd. is testing its systems for the trading of negative interest rate products, underscoring how markets are preparing for the potential of quantitative easing in yet another Group-of-10 nation.
MALAYSIA’s economic growth has been impacted by the global slowdown and geopolitical tensions as well as domestic political and economic issues.
SYDNEY, July 15 — The Australian dollar strengthened on stronger-than-expected economic data from China, which some analysts saw as signalling that moves aimed at reviving spending in the world’s ...
KUALA LUMPUR (July 15): Foreign buying of Malaysian equities on Bursa Malaysia narrowed to RM84.9 million last week, from RM230.2 million the prior week, according to MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd R...
HONG KONG: A full-blown currency war where major central banks and governments, including the U.S., deliberately weaken their currencies can no longer be ruled out, Pacific Investment Management Co.’s global economic adviser Joachim Fels wrote in a report.
SYDNEY, July 16 — The dollar stayed on the defensive today, pinned down by expectations of a Federal Reserve rate cut this month, as traders in Asia waited for the latest update on the health of the...
NEW YORK, July 13 ― Wall Street stocks closed higher and the dollar fell yesterday as investors prepared for a US interest-rate cut, while oil futures were little changed as a forecast for a global ...
NEW YORK: All three major indexes posted record closing highs on Friday as firm expectations for an interest-rate cut from the Federal Reserve continued to propel shares while investors awaited next week's kickoff of the corporate earnings season.
NEW YORK: The dollar weakened for a third straight session on Friday, still pressured by expectations the Federal Reserve will start cutting interest rates at a monetary policy meeting later this month.
New York: Gold slipped as the dollar pared losses and yields on US Treasuries surged, damping the appeal of the metal because it doesn’t pay interest.
LONDON, July 12 — The pound was set for a record 10th week of consecutive losses against the euro today as weak data and the growing possibility of interest rate cuts in the event of a chaotic Brexi...
NEW YORK, July 12 — Wall Street spiked to new records at the open today, as investors cheered the news an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve is coming soon.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 12): The FBM KLCI looked poised to end the day in negative territory and fell 0.36% at the midday break, tracking the choppy regional markets.
SHANGHAI, July 12 ― Asian shares pulled back today as worries over renewed Sino-US trade tensions weighed on sentiment ahead of the release of June trade data from China, though expectations of a Fe...
KUALA LUMPUR (July 12): The FBM KLCI retreated and dipped 0.14% at mid-morning today, weighed by select blue chips including CIMB Group Holdings Bhd.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malakoff Corp Bhd, FGV Holdings Bhd, Boustead Holdings Bhd, Magna Prima Bhd, Mudajaya Group and Bintai Kinden Corp Bhd are among the stocks to watch on Friday, according to JF Apex Research.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 12): Ringgit climbs to a three-month high as overseas investors continue to snap up local equities and the dollar remains on the back foot.
TOKYO, July 12 ― The dollar was steady today, having regained some traction against its peers after stronger-than-expected US inflation data tempered the prospect of an aggressive Federal Reserve in...
KUALA LUMPUR: E-service providers, tech and semicon-related stocks led Bursa Malaysia higher early Friday but the FBM KLCI was just slightly higher on lack of buying support from funds.
LONDON, July 12 ― European shares closed at a two-week low yesterday weighed down by pharma stocks on worries that US government may intervene on high drug prices, while optimism from the Federal Re...
BEIJING: The unmistakable signal from US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell that a rate cut is imminent hands China more room to manoeuvre in easing its own monetary policy. The question is on which tool to use.
LONDON: Bitcoin dipped almost 8%, extending losses the day after US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell called for a halt to Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project until concerns ranging from privacy to money-laundering were addressed.
WASHINGTON: The US Department of Justice opened an investigation into whether Deutsche Bank, Germany’s embattled biggest lender, violated foreign financial laws in its work for 1MDB, American media ...
NEW YORK, July 11 — Wall Street stocks pushed higher today, shrugging off data that showed increased inflation and a burgeoning trade controversy related to a French tax on large technology companie...
WASHINGTON, July 11 — Rising prices for housing, used cars and medical care helped drive US consumer inflation higher last month despite flat or falling costs for food and fuel, the government repor...
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HONG KONG, July 11 — Hong Kong stocks jumped today, tracking a global advance after congressional testimony by the head of the Federal Reserve all but confirmed the bank will cut interest rates at t...
LONDON, July 11 — The pound edged higher today thanks to broad-based dollar weakness, snapping a recent losing streak, though investors remained wary about the British currency’s outlook on growin...
LONDON: The dollar fell to a five-day low on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell kept the door open for U.S. interest rate cuts, though investors were wary of selling dollars aggressively until a policy review later this month.
BENGALURU: Emerging Asian currencies strengthened against a weaker dollar on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell all but confirmed a month-end rate cut to prop-up a cooling economy.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): The FBM KLCI was down 0.13% at the midday break today, while indices on the local stock exchange were mixed.
WASHINGTON: The US Department of Justice opened an investigation into whether Deutsche Bank, Germany's embattled biggest lender, violated foreign financial laws in its work for 1MDB, American media r...
KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): The FBM KLCI retreated at mid-morning today, dragged by losses at Public Bank Bhd and Petronas-linked stocks.