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(June 19): Southeast Asian stocks closed firmer on Wednesday, as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's comments indicating the possibility of fresh rate cuts, fuelled hopes of a worldwide wav...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — The ringgit rebounded by 0.13 per cent against the US dollar, gaining alongside most Asian currencies today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — Persistent buying pushed Bursa Malaysia to close higher, led by Malaysia Airports which jumped 58 sen to RM8.51 and Tenaga which increased 28 sen to RM13.28 today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): The FBM KLCI rose on the back of positive global market sentiment, boosted by optimism on US-China trade talks ahead of the G20 summit as well as Eurozone’s fresh stimulus si...
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LONDON: Oil prices were broadly steady on Wednesday as data suggesting a smaller-than-expected fall in U.S. crude inventories countered support from hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal.
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HONG KONG, June 19 — Hong Kong stocks rallied more than two per cent today, fuelled by hopes for a trade breakthrough after Donald Trump said he would meet Xi Jinping at the G20 next week.
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SHANGHAI: China stocks closed higher on Wednesday as Washington and Beijing looked to rekindle trade talks and confirmed that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping would meet later this month at the G20 summit.
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TOKYO, June 19 — Tokyo stocks ended higher today, extending rallies on Wall Street following upbeat comments from the US and China on trade ahead of the G20 summit.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 ― Bursa Malaysia ended the morning session on a positive note, climbing 0.60 per cent on outlook that the US Federal Reserve is likely to reduce interest rates to support the t...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): The FBM KLCI settled up 9.86 points or 0.6% at 1,662.62 during Bursa Malaysia's midday break today amid optimism on a potential US-China trade deal and anticipation of US inter...
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HONG KONG, June 19 — Asian markets rallied today after Donald Trump hailed “very good” phone talks with Xi Jinping and said the two would meet at the G20 next week, renewing hopes of a deal to e...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — Shares on Bursa Malaysia were higher at the opening today, thanks to the positive overnight development on US-China trade front.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — The ringgit rose against the US dollar at the opening today in line with its regional peers due to positive sentiment arising from the upcoming meeting between US President ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): The FBM KLCI opened up today as Asian equities tracked US shares' overnight rise on Tuesday after the US indicated it will restart trade talks with China.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit rose against the US dollar at the opening today in line with its regional peers due to positive sentiment arising from the upcoming meeting between US President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI joined in a global rally in equities as investors pinned their hopes on a US policy rate cut following yesterday's ECB signal for more monetary easing.
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SYDNEY: Asian share markets jumped on Wednesday as investors dared to hope the Federal Reserve would follow the lead of the European Central Bank and open the door to future rate cuts at its policy meeting later in the day
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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping and that the two leaders' teams would restart trade talks after a long lull in order to prepare for a meeting at the G20 summit later this month.
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NEW YORK: Oil prices rose more than US$1 a barrel on Tuesday after news that China and the United States were resuming trade talks ahead of a meeting at the G20 summit later this month, spurring hopes that the two countries would resolve an ongoing trade war.
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Wall Street surged on Tuesday and the S&P 500 approached a record high after Washington rekindled trade talks with Beijing, boosting sentiment along with growing investor confidence that the Fed will cut interest rates this year.
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NEW YORK, June 18 — US stocks rallied today, with the S&P 500 closing in on record levels, as President Donald Trump’s comments on the United States and China restarting trade talks added to optim...
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WASHINGTON, June 18 — President Donald Trump said today he had spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping and that the two leaders’ teams would restart trade talks after a long lull in order to prepar...
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LONDON, June 18 — Europe’s main stock markets wavered at the start of trading today, the eve of an interest rate decision from the US Federal Reserve.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 18): The FBM KLCI ticked up at mid-morning today, amid some choppy trading earlier on, tracking regional markets.
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TOKYO: Oil prices steadied on Tuesday, caught between rising tensions in the Middle East and signs that economic growth is being hit by trade tensions between the United States and China.
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WASHINGTON, June 18 — This year’s holiday season could be tighter for many Americans if the US government imposes tariffs on another US$300 billion (RM1.25 trillion) worth of Chinese imports — b...
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NEW YORK: Oil prices fell more than 1% on Monday after more poor Chinese economic figures fanned fears of lower worldwide oil demand.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Local fund buying of Tenaga Nasional, which was sold down recently, helped the FBM KLCI recoup most of its early losses amid a weaker broader market.
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32 years after BMW released its first ever 3 Series Touring, the brand has just unveiled the all-new sixth generation model, in an effort to combine the driving dynamics of the G20 3 Series with a wh...
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The key focus this week will be the monetary policy decisions of some of the world’s biggest economies, starting with the US, whose Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will deliver a decision on in...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 17): The FBM KLCI traded range bound at mid-morning today, tracking shaky regional markets.
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TOKYO: Oil prices rose on Monday after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington will take all actions necessary to guarantee safe navigation in the Middle East, as tensions mounted following attacks on tankers last week.
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NEW DELHI, June 16 — India today imposed higher tariffs on 28 items imported from the US, in retaliation to Washington’s recent withdrawal of trade privileges for New Delhi.
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KARUIZAWA, Japan: Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday that OPEC would probably meet in the first week in July in Vienna and that he hoped it would reach consensus on extending its agreement to cut oil output.
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WASHINGTON, June 15 ― The US Trade Representative's Office on Monday will kick off seven days of testimony from US retailers, manufacturers and other businesses about President Donald Trump's plan t...
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WASHINGTON: The U.S. Trade Representative's Office on Monday will kick off seven days of testimony from U.S. retailers, manufacturers and other businesses about President Donald Trump's plan to hit another $300 billion (£238 billion) worth of Chinese goods with tariffs
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JUNE 14 — Wall Street’s main indexes dropped today, as shares of chipmakers sank on a warning from sector major Broadcom of a broad weakening in global demand and Chinese data pointed to the worst...
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HONG KONG: China stocks ended weaker on Friday, as investors kept a cautious stance ahead of data that was released after market hours, while U.S. tariff threats continued to weigh.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 14): The FBM KLCI dipped at mid-morning today as sentiment turned cautious, while short selling activities for 7-Eleven Malaysia Bhd shares were suspended after the stock fell 15.33...
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TOKYO, June 14 — The dollar held steady early in Asia today, and was set to show a weekly rise as investor focus turned to next week’s Federal Reserve meeting for cues on a possible interest rate ...
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WASHINGTON, June 14 — US President Donald Trump met with Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday to discuss trade and other hot-button issues facing the tech company as Trump deliberates whether to make good o...
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WASHINGTON, June 14 — Walmart Inc, Target Corp and more than 600 other companies urged US President Donald Trump in a letter yesterday to resolve the trade dispute with China, saying tariffs hurt Am...
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WASHINGTON: Meanwhile Walmart Inc, Target Corp and more than 600 other companies urged U.S. President Donald Trump in a letter on Thursday to resolve the trade dispute with China, saying tariffs hurt American businesses and consumers.
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TOKYO, June 13 — Tokyo stocks closed lower today, taking a negative lead from Wall Street amid lingering worries over the US-China trade war, while concerns over Hong Kong protests also weighed on t...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Profit-taking accelerated on the local market, dragging the FBM KLCI lower for the third consecutive day amid fading hopes for a trade deal at the G20 summit in Japan.
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TOKYO, June 13 — Tokyo stocks opened lower today, taking a negative lead from Wall Street amid lingering worries over the US-China trade war.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 13): The FBM KLCI pared some of its loss at mid-morning today but remained pressured in line with stuttering regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 — Bursa Malaysia extended yesterday’s losses to opened lower today, taking the cue from the overnight slip on Wall Street, amid a backdrop of continuing US-Sino trade spat, d...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Greatech Technology Bhd, Wegmans Holdings Bhd, Bermaz Auto Bhd (BAuto) and DRB-Hicom Bhd are among the stocks to watch on Thursday, according to JF Apex Research.
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PARIS, June 12 — French President Emmanuel Macron has turned down a request to meet Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard, who is furious over the government’s interference at the carmaker, sourc...
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WASHINGTON, June 12 — With under three weeks to go before proposed talks between the Chinese and US leaders, expectations for progress toward ending the trade war are low and sources say there has b...
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HONG KONG, June 12 — Asian markets fell today after two days of healthy gains, with Hong Kong the worst performer — sinking two per cent as a huge anti-government protest paralysed key roads in th...
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SOME 10 years after the 2008/09 global financial crisis, it appears that banking systems in Asia-Pacific may still be able to count on a government bailout in the event of a meltdown.
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SEOUL/TOKYO: South Korea's exposure to a stressed global manufacturing supply chain has knocked its currency - Asia's most risk sensitive - to over two-year lows as investors use it as a proxy to bet on the economic costs of a protracted US-China trade war.
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WASHINGTON, June 12 — With under three weeks to go before proposed talks between the Chinese and US leaders, expectations for progress toward ending the trade war are low and sources say there has b...
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BEIJING, June 12 — Inflation in China rose to its highest level in more than a year in May driven by surges in pork and fruit prices caused by the African swine fever epidemic and bad weather, offic...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): The FBM KLCI pared some of its losses at mid-morning today but remained lacklustre in line with the cautious regional markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 — The ringgit rose against the US dollar this morning as fears of a trade war between the US and Mexico simmered down, a dealer said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit rose against the US dollar on Wednesday morning as fears of a trade war between the US and Mexico simmered down, a dealer said.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): The ringgit rose against the US dollar on Wednesday morning as fears of a trade war between the US and Mexico simmered down, a dealer said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips extended their decline for the second day as key Asian markets were cautious about the rising US-China trade war tensions while HPMT, which was listed on the Main Market, was the most active.
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WASHINGTON, June 12 — US President Donald Trump yesterday defended the use of tariffs as part of his trade strategy while China vowed a tough response if the United States insists on escalating trad...
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WASHINGTON, June 12 — President Donald Trump said yesterday that he was holding up a trade deal with China and had no interest in moving ahead unless Beijing agrees again to four or five “major po...
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BEIJING, June 11 — China today did not confirm a planned face-to-face meeting between President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart Donald Trump, after the US leader threatened new tariffs again...
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BEIJING: China will respond firmly if the United States insists on escalating trade tensions, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said further tariffs were ready to kick in if no deal was reached at June's G20 summit.
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China will respond firmly if the United States insists on escalating trade tensions, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, after US President Donald Trump said further tariffs were ready to kick in if...
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North Korean state media called on the United States on Tuesday to “withdraw its hostile policy” towards Pyongyang or agreements made at a landmark summit in Singapore a year ago might become “a...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): The FBM KLCI reversed its earlier gains and fell at mid-morning today, dragged by losses at UMW Holdings Bhd and Tenaga Nasional Bhd.
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TOKYO, June 11 ― Asian stocks made modest gains today after the Trump administration shelved plans for tariffs against Mexico, lifting Wall Street, however, fresh US trade threats against China are ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips fell in early Tuesday trade in the absence of strong leads despite the firmer overnight close on Wall Street.
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TOKYO: Asian stocks made modest gains on Tuesday after the Trump administration shelved plans for tariffs against Mexico, lifting Wall Street, however, fresh U.S. trade threats against China are expected to limit any major investor sentiment boost.
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BEIJING: China’s exports unexpectedly returned to growth in May despite higher US tariffs, but imports fell in a further sign of weak domestic demand that could prompt Beijing to step up stimulus measures.
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WASHINGTON, June 10 — US President Donald Trump said today additional tariffs on Chinese goods were ready to kick in after the G20 summit this month if no trade deal is reached with China and critic...
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China is open for more trade talks with Washington but has nothing to announce about a possible meeting between the Chinese and US leaders at this month’s G20 summit, the Foreign Ministry said on Mo...
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HONG KONG, June 10 — Asian markets rose today and the Mexican peso rallied more than two per cent after Donald Trump dropped threatened tariffs against Mexico, while weak US jobs data fanned expecta...
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BEIJING: China's exports unexpectedly returned to growth in May despite higher U.S. tariffs, but imports fell in a further sign of weak domestic demand that could prompt Beijing to step up stimulus measures.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 10): The FBM KLCI rose 0.31% at mid-morning today, tracking the gains at regional markets, lifted by select index-linked blue chips.
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TOKYO, June 10 — Japan’s economy grew slightly faster than initially thought in the first quarter of this year, due partly to better-than-expected corporate investment, official figures showed tod...
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FUKUOKA, June 9 — The world’s top financial policymakers admitted today that trade tensions had worsened, posing a risk for the global economy, after a G20 meeting that laid bare differences betwe...
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FUKUOKA, June 9 — Ballooning healthcare costs, labour shortages and financial services for the elderly: for the first time today, the world’s top policymakers are tackling economic issues relating...
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FUKUOKA, June 9 — Group of 20 finance leaders agreed to describe trade and geopolitical tensions as “intensified” and pledged to take further action to address these economic risks, three G20 so...
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FUKUOKA, June 9 — Top G20 finance officials agreed yesterday there was an urgent need to find a global system to tax internet giants like Google and Facebook but clashed on the best way to do it.
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FUKUOKA, June 8 — France is ready to consider paring back its 15-per cent stake in Renault in the interests of consolidating the automaker’s alliance with Japanese partner Nissan, Finance Minister...
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FUKUOKA, June 8 — France is ready to consider cutting its stake in Renault in the interests of consolidating the automaker’s alliance with Nissan, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said today.
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LONDON, June 7 — The synchronised global economic expansion, cheered on by investors who pushed Wall Street stocks to a record high last month, has started to sour and is increasingly at risk from a...
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LONDON, June 7 — European shares climbed today as hopes that central banks would loosen policy offset trade friction and the threat of global recession, putting them on track for their best week in ...
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BEIJING, June 7 — China’s central bank chief said today the country has plenty of policy tools left to handle the trade war with the United States.
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THE ringgit climbed against the dollar on Friday, thanks to higher oil prices, however most other currencies were tepid ahead of the release of a U.S. jobs report later in the session.
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(June 7): The Malaysian ringgit climbed against the dollar on Friday, thanks to higher oil prices, however most other currencies were tepid ahead of the release of a US jobs report later in the sessio...
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NEW YORK: Wall Street's main indexes closed higher after a choppy session on Thursday as investors grew more optimistic on trade after reports that the United States is considering a delay in imposing tariffs on Mexican imports.
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NEW YORK, June 7 ― Wall Street's main indexes closed higher after a choppy session yesterday as investors grew more optimistic on trade after reports that the United States is considering a delay in...
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NEW YORK, June 7 ― Major world stock indexes and oil prices jumped yesterday as investor optimism grew following a report that the United States is considering a delay in imposing tariffs on Mexican...
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NEW YORK, June 6 — US stocks treaded water today as hopes of a rate cut helped counter fears of a further escalation in the trade war with China following comments from President Donald Trump.
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NEW YORK, June 6 — US stock index futures gave back most of their gains today after President Donald Trump said he would decide on more China tariffs “probably right after the G20,” stoking fear...
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BENGALURU: China's yuan is forecast to drift up over the coming year as the monetary authorities keep a tight leash on the partly-managed currency and prevent it from falling through the psychological 7 per dollar level any time soon, a Reuters poll showed.
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TOKYO, June 6 — Top financial policymakers from the world’s 20 most powerful nations gather this weekend in Japan as a protracted US-China trade war clouds the global economy with no end in sight.
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WASHINGTON, June 5 — Current and threatened US-China tariffs could slash global economic growth by 0.5 percentage point in 2020, the International Monetary Fund warned today as world finance leaders...
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TOKYO, June 5 — Asian shares tracked the Wall Street rally today after US central bank comments pointed to the increasing prospects of an interest rate cut, boosting investor sentiment and pushing t...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 4): The FBM KLCI dipped 0.28% at mid-morning in cautious trading ahead of the holiday shortened trading session today before the Hari Raya Aidilfitri holidays.
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TOKYO, June 3 — US stock futures, Asian share markets and oil prices slipped to multi-month lows today on mounting worries growing Sino-US tensions and Washington’s new tariff threats against Mexi...