US-China Trade Deal Hopes “whet risk appetite,” Gold Falls

US-China Trade Deal Hopes “whet risk appetite,” Gold Falls

$SPY, $GLD, $XAU Gold prices fell Friday as risk appetite was whetted by comments from White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow that the United States is nearing an interim trade pact with China. Spot gold (XAU) was down 0.5% at $1,464.17 oz, as of 0754 GMT, but was set to rise about 0.4% this week, […]

Commentary: BRICS Summit, China Hopes to Usher in ‘Golden Decade’ for Cooperation

Commentary: BRICS Summit, China Hopes to Usher in ‘Golden Decade’ for Cooperation

The 11th BRICS Summit taking place in Brazil on 13-14 November mission is to to usher in a 2nd “Golden Decade” for more fruitful cooperation of the emerging-market group. The past 10 years since its first summit in Russia are suitably dubbed a “Golden Decade” for BRICS, which was originally made up of Brazil, Russia, […]

China Commentary: Growth and Prosperity Attract Chinese Expats to Return Home

China Commentary: Growth and Prosperity Attract Chinese Expats to Return Home

The provincial capital Fuzhou, which administers coastal Fuqing, Changle and Lianjiang, has a centuries-old seafaring tradition. Over the centuries, Fujian merchants sailed around the world with tea and porcelain. Impoverished fishermen braved perilous currents in rickety junks to settle the islands in Southeast Asia and beyond. Many to the US, to start small businesses where […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Record High On China News As This Key Stock Breaks Out

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Record High On China News As This Key Stock Breaks Out

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Record High On China News As This Key Stock Breaks Out The Dow Jones industrials soared 0.9%, the Nasdaq rose 0.8% and the S&P 500 gained 0.6%. Small caps tracked by the Russell 2000 were up nearly 0.7%. Volume was tracking lower on both exchanges vs. the same time Wednesday. […]

United States Oil (USO) lower amid lingering uncertainty on whether the United States and China will agree a long-awaited deal to end their bitter trade dispute

United States Oil (USO) lower amid lingering uncertainty on whether the United States and China will agree a long-awaited deal to end their bitter trade dispute

United States Oil (USO) lower amid lingering uncertainty on whether the United States and China will agree a long-awaited deal to end their bitter trade dispute Crude oil futures fell on Friday amid lingering uncertainty on whether, and when, the United States and China will agree a long-awaited deal to end their bitter trade dispute, the gloom […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors look for concrete details in a possible trade agreement between the United States and China

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors look for concrete details in a possible trade agreement between the United States and China

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors look for concrete details in a possible trade agreement between the United States and China The Singapore stock market has finished higher in three straight sessions, rising almost 35 points or 1 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,260-point plateau although it may […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) trading higher on reports China and the US have agreed on a plan to roll back additional tariffs in phases

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) trading higher on reports China and the US have agreed on a plan to roll back additional tariffs in phases

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) trading higher on reports China and the US have agreed on a plan to roll back additional tariffs in phases Hong Kong stocks turned up in late trading Thursday on reports China and the US have agreed on a plan to roll back additional tariffs in phases, a potentially […]

Trails of Indochina Marks 20 Years At The Top of Asia’s Tourism Game

Trails of Indochina Marks 20 Years At The Top of Asia’s Tourism Game

Founder gears up further innovation as boutique operator celebrates landmark anniversary One of Asia’s most pioneering boutique tour operators, Trails of Indochina, is bearing down on a new set of standards in immersive tailor-made travel in the region after marking its 20th anniversary. Having recently expanded from Southeast Asia into East Asian nations such as Taiwan, […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors watch for market reaction to overnight developments on U.S.-China trade

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors watch for market reaction to overnight developments on U.S.-China trade

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors watch for market reaction to overnight developments on U.S.-China trade Shares in Asia Pacific were mixed in Thursday morning trade amid reports of a potential delay in the signing of a U.S.-China trade deal. Mainland Chinese stocks were mixed in early trade, with the Shanghai composite down around 0.2% […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors bag profits while waiting for fresh news on US-China trade negotiations

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors bag profits while waiting for fresh news on US-China trade negotiations

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors bag profits while waiting for fresh news on US-China trade negotiations The Hang Seng Index extended a winning streak to a fifth day, eking a teensy gain as investors bagged profits while waiting for fresh news on US-China trade negotiations. China stocks ended down. The Hang Seng rose […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) higher as hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal and an improving domestic economy boosted risk appetite

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) higher as hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal and an improving domestic economy boosted risk appetite

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) higher as hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal and an improving domestic economy boosted risk appetite Technology stocks pushed Wall Street’s three main indexes to record highs on Monday, as hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal and an improving domestic economy boosted risk appetite. Washington and Beijing said on Friday they had […]

President Xi Jinping pledged to further open China’s economy

President Xi Jinping pledged to further open China’s economy

President Xi Jinping on Tuesday pledged to further open China’s economy, declaring the world must “tear down walls” as he opened an annual trade fair in Shanghai. Xi addressed an audience including French President Emmanuel Macron at the import exhibition, staged annually by China to show its willingness to free up its vast domestic markets […]

United States Oil (USO) on U.S.-China hopes, improved demand outlook

United States Oil (USO) on U.S.-China hopes, improved demand outlook

United States Oil (USO) on U.S.-China hopes, improved demand outlook Oil prices rose on Monday, buoyed by an improved outlook for crude demand as better-than-expected U.S. jobs growth added to market hopes a preliminary U.S.-China trade deal would be reached this month. Brent crude futures gained 47 cents to settle at $62.17 a barrel. US West Texas […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) stocks propelled higher as optimism about a near-term U.S.-China trade resolution

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) stocks propelled higher as optimism about a near-term U.S.-China trade resolution

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) stocks propelled higher as optimism about a near-term U.S.-China trade resolution The Dow Jones Industrial Average joined other major indexes in record territory Monday, with stocks propelled higher as optimism about a near-term U.S.-China trade resolution and a third-quarter earnings season that has been better than feared buoyed sentiment on […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) breaking out as trade progress between the U.S. and China hits the headlines again

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) breaking out as trade progress between the U.S. and China hits the headlines again

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) breaking out as trade progress between the U.S. and China hits the headlines again Chinese stocks are breaking out as trade progress between the U.S. and China hits the headlines again. The FXI China large-cap ETF soared more than 1% on Monday, adding to 2% gains seen at the end […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) reaching new peaks on hopes that the US and China may sign a provisional trade deal this month to end the lengthy wrangling

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) reaching new peaks on hopes that the US and China may sign a provisional trade deal this month to end the lengthy wrangling

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) reaching new peaks on hopes that the US and China may sign a provisional trade deal this month to end the lengthy wrangling FTSE 100 index closed up as US shares hit new record highs, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Shares stateside are reaching new peaks on hopes that the […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors will be more focused on U.S.-China trade relations

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors will be more focused on U.S.-China trade relations

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) investors will be more focused on U.S.-China trade relations There is only one major economic report in the United States this week and none from Japan. This likely means investors will be more focused on U.S.-China trade relations. At the end of the week, things were looking more upbeat for at […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) higher as a surprise rise in factory activity in mainland China and increased hopes of a U.S.-China trade agreement cheered investors

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) higher as a surprise rise in factory activity in mainland China and increased hopes of a U.S.-China trade agreement cheered investors

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) higher as a surprise rise in factory activity in mainland China and increased hopes of a U.S.-China trade agreement cheered investors Hong Kong’s main stock index closed at its highest level in over six weeks on Friday as a surprise rise in factory activity in mainland China and increased […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trading higher due to increased factory activity and expectations of a long-term trade deal between the United States and China

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trading higher due to increased factory activity and expectations of a long-term trade deal between the United States and China

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trading higher due to increased factory activity and expectations of a long-term trade deal between the United States and China Chinese shares jumped on Friday thanks to signs of increased factory activity and expectations of a long-term trade deal between the United States and China. Home appliance, rare earth and […]

China-US trade talks returned to the fore after a report said Beijing officials had raised doubts about the chances of a long-term deal

China-US trade talks returned to the fore after a report said Beijing officials had raised doubts about the chances of a long-term deal

Asian markets were mixed on Friday but about the China-US trade talks returned to the fore after a report said Beijing officials had raised doubts about the chances of a long-term deal. Investors were also spooked by a speech by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in which he called China “truly hostile” to the US, […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) investors continue to worry about the US economy and the potential for a US-China trade deal

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) investors continue to worry about the US economy and the potential for a US-China trade deal

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) investors continue to worry about the US economy and the potential for a US-China trade deal The Dow and US stocks finished lower on Thursday, knocked down by worries about the US economy and the potential for a US-China trade deal. On top of that, the Federal Reserve’s market-stimulating interest […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) sales in China and other regions surged

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) sales in China and other regions surged

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) sales in China and other regions surged Tesla Inc’s third-quarter revenue tumbled 39% in the United States, its first drop in more than two years, but sales in China and other regions surged, the electric car maker’s break down of sales by geography showed on Tuesday. U.S. sales, which account for the […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors monitoring further developments on the U.S.-China trade front

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors monitoring further developments on the U.S.-China trade front

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors monitoring further developments on the U.S.-China trade front Major Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday as investors monitored further developments on the U.S.-China trade front, with the two economic powerhouses working toward a deal. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index gained 106.86 points, or 0.5%, to 22,974.13. The […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors growing increasingly optimistic over concrete progress on the US-China trade front

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors growing increasingly optimistic over concrete progress on the US-China trade front

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors growing increasingly optimistic over concrete progress on the US-China trade front Taking cues from Monday’s record close on Wall Street, Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday, with investors growing increasingly optimistic over concrete progress on the US-China trade front as well as diminishing fears of a no-deal Brexit. Returning […]

Robert Evans, Friend, Iconic Producer of ‘Godfather,’ ‘Chinatown,’ Dies at 89

Robert Evans, Friend, Iconic Producer of ‘Godfather,’ ‘Chinatown,’ Dies at 89

Robert Evans, the protean Hollywood producer and former Paramount Pictures production chief who backed such seminal 1970s films as “Chinatown,” ”The Godfather” and “Harold and Maude,” has died. He was 89 anni. Publicist, Monique Moss, confirmed that Bob died Saturday. No other details Monday are immediately available. Some lore: Bob Evans and his brother Charles […]

China’s Promise: “No Forced Tech Transfers + Access to Finance”

China’s Promise: “No Forced Tech Transfers + Access to Finance”

Tuesday, China Tuesday promised more improvements in conditions for foreign companies including an end to officials pressing them to hand over technology; a Key irritant in its tariff war with Washington. The announcement adds to a number of market-opening promises by the government, which is trying to make China’s cooling, state-dominated economy more productive. Beijing […]

Paul Ebeling’s China Business Commentary

Paul Ebeling’s China Business Commentary

Expect China to push for lasting business environment improvement nation and worldwide on the coming resolution of the US trade dispute. More efforts should be made to promote a continuous improvement in China’s business environment nationwide, an official said Monday. Improving the business environment is an important guarantee for further opening up to the outside […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) President Xi Jinping supports blockchain in China

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) President Xi Jinping supports blockchain in China

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) President Xi Jinping supports blockchain in China The crypto markets boomed this week, exhibiting their trademark volatility once again. In meteoric fashion, the bitcoin price jumped from a 5-month low of around $7,300 to a monthly high well above $10,000. Much of the cryptocurrency market followed, with ethereum posting a similarly impressive […]

Asian markets rallied after China and the US said they were close to agreeing a mini trade deal

Asian markets rallied after China and the US said they were close to agreeing a mini trade deal

Asian markets rallied Monday after China and the US said they were close to agreeing a mini trade deal, but the pound extended losses on fresh Brexit uncertainty while EU leaders consider extending a deadline for Britain to leave the bloc. Investors tracked a strong lead from Wall Street, where the S & P 500 […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) looks strong in China ahead of earnings

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) looks strong in China ahead of earnings

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) looks strong in China ahead of earnings Apple Inc. got a big vote of confidence from UBS, but it may not be enough to power shares toward yet another record high. UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri raised his Apple AAPL, +0.16% price target to $275 from $230 on Thursday, with the new target […]

Phase 1 of US-China Trade Deal Covers Intellectual Property

Phase 1 of US-China Trade Deal Covers Intellectual Property

The initial deal on US-China trade will include much of the scuttled May deal’s agreement regarding IP (intellectual property) and will target enforcement mechanisms, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said early Thursday, adding that he hopes the Chinese negotiate in “good faith.” “The good news about this phase one … is it adopted virtually […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) markets up on fresh hopes for U.S.-China ‘phase-one’ trade deal

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) markets up on fresh hopes for U.S.-China ‘phase-one’ trade deal

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) markets up on fresh hopes for U.S.-China ‘phase-one’ trade deal Asian markets rose slightly in early trading Tuesday after encouraging news about U.S.-China trade talks. President Donald Trump on Monday said “the deal with China is coming along very well. They have to make a deal because their supply […]

China Keeps Open Door Policy to FDI Despite Trade Dispute

China Keeps Open Door Policy to FDI Despite Trade Dispute

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 lost 0.4% Tuesday in a newsy session. Company-specific news contributed to outsized stock moves, but overall gainers in broader market had been nominal until a hiccup on the BREXIT issue dragged the major indices into the Red. The benchmark index closed at session lows below the 3000 […]

China Trade Talks on Target for Deal in November

China Trade Talks on Target for Deal in November

$SPY Equity indices in the Asia-Pacific region ended Tuesday on a higher note. Japan’s Nikkei Closed, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng +0.2%, China’s Shanghai Composite +0.5%, India’s Sensex -0.9%, SKorea’s Kospi +1.2%, Australia’s ASX All Ordinaries +0.3%. S&P 500 futures are up Tuesday, suggesting there is pace for the underlying gauge to extend gainers after it […]

United States Oil (USO) fell after comments from a U.S. official stymied hopes that a U.S.-China trade deal would be reached soon

United States Oil (USO) fell after comments from a U.S. official stymied hopes that a U.S.-China trade deal would be reached soon

United States Oil (USO) fell after comments from a U.S. official stymied hopes that a U.S.-China trade deal would be reached soon Oil prices fell nearly 1% on Monday after comments from a U.S. official stymied hopes that a U.S.-China trade deal would be reached soon, feeding worries that a slowing global economy would reduce […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) higher on hopes China and the United States could sign a trade deal

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) higher on hopes China and the United States could sign a trade deal

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) higher on hopes China and the United States could sign a trade deal China stocks closed up on Monday, on hopes China and the United States could sign a trade deal and that Beijing would continue its policy support for the economy. The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.3%, to 3,880.84, […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) mixed amid uncertainties about Britain’s exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) mixed amid uncertainties about Britain’s exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) mixed amid uncertainties about Britain’s exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China Asian shares were mixed Monday amid uncertainties about Britain’s exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) higher on hopes of progress on a US-China trade deal

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) higher on hopes of progress on a US-China trade deal

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) higher on hopes of progress on a US-China trade deal Singapore shares climbed higher by Monday afternoon on hopes of progress on a US-China trade deal, with the Straits Times Index (STI) gaining 0.9 per cent, or 28.80 points to 3,142.96. The benchmark index traded within a day range of 3,111.12 to […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) markets mostly tumble as China’s growth weakens more than expected

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) markets mostly tumble as China’s growth weakens more than expected

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) markets mostly tumble as China’s growth weakens more than expected Asia Pacific markets mostly declined on Friday by the close, as China released worse-than-expected gross domestic product figures, impacted by Beijing’s protracted trade conflict with the U.S. Mainland Chinese markets tumbled after the release of the data. The Shanghai […]

China Vs USA for Tech Supremacy

China Vs USA for Tech Supremacy

China on Sunday said it aims to become a “great power” in the online world and took a swipe at Washington on trade, kicking off its annual conference promoting the Communist Party’s controlled and censored version of the internet. US-China rivalry is increasingly playing out in the digital sphere, as Beijing pursues dominance in next-generation […]

China says efforts ‘accelerated’ on US trade deal

China says efforts ‘accelerated’ on US trade deal

China said Thursday that its negotiators have “accelerated efforts” to hammer out the details of a partial deal with the United States, as the two sides edge towards an agreement in a lingering trade war. The initial deal was announced on Friday by US President Donald Trump and included promises to increase purchases of US […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares set for soft open ahead of China data

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares set for soft open ahead of China data

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares set for soft open ahead of China data Australian shares are expected to open slightly lower on Friday, as investors will likely exercise caution ahead of growth data from the country’s biggest trade partner, China. Mining heavyweights such as BHP Group and Rio Tinto are likely to be pressured due […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) continues to build on the back of progress on the Brexit and US-China trade war fronts

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) continues to build on the back of progress on the Brexit and US-China trade war fronts

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) continues to build on the back of progress on the Brexit and US-China trade war fronts There’s no denying that the news wire has been a source of optimism for the Euro thus far in October. Last week, the news that Eurogroup finance ministersstarted a “rainy day fund” began to turn the tides. […]

United States Oil (USO) fell following two days of weak Chinese data and as investors continued to fret over prospects for a U.S.-China trade deal

United States Oil (USO) fell following two days of weak Chinese data and as investors continued to fret over prospects for a U.S.-China trade deal

United States Oil (USO) fell following two days of weak Chinese data and as investors continued to fret over prospects for a U.S.-China trade deal Oil prices fell further on Tuesday, after heavy losses in the previous session following two days of weak Chinese data and as investors continued to fret over prospects for a […]

United States Oil (USO) fell as a lack of details about the first phase of a trade deal between the United States and China undercut optimism

United States Oil (USO) fell as a lack of details about the first phase of a trade deal between the United States and China undercut optimism

United States Oil (USO) fell as a lack of details about the first phase of a trade deal between the United States and China undercut optimism Oil prices fell sharply on Monday as a lack of details about the first phase of a trade deal between the United States and China undercut optimism over a […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock’s movements come amid unconfirmed local reports from China pointing to the possibility of Gigafactory 3 starting production activities

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock’s movements come amid unconfirmed local reports from China pointing to the possibility of Gigafactory 3 starting production activities

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock’s movements come amid unconfirmed local reports from China pointing to the possibility of Gigafactory 3 starting production activities Tesla shares (NASDAQ:TSLA) are up over 3% on Monday’s intraday, exhibiting some strength on what is a rather quiet day for news surrounding the company. TSLA stock’s movements come amid unconfirmed local reports […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Stocks Waver Despite ‘Substantial’ China Trade Deal

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Stocks Waver Despite ‘Substantial’ China Trade Deal

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Stocks Waver Despite ‘Substantial’ China Trade Deal Key indexes hovered near the flat line in the stock market today amid continued uncertainty over a “phase one” trade deal with China. Nike gave the Dow Jones Industrial Average a boost. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was slightly lower and the Nasdaq […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains on truce in US-China trade war

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains on truce in US-China trade war

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains on truce in US-China trade war The Australian share market has closed higher for a third day, playing catch-up after the US and China struck a truce on tariffs after Friday’s close. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index rallied hard at the open but then gave up half of its gains later […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) higher as investors cheered progress on US-China trade talks

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) higher as investors cheered progress on US-China trade talks

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) higher as investors cheered progress on US-China trade talks Asian markets traded in the green Monday as investors cheered progress on US-China trade talks. China’s Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) improved 1.4%, following a 0.9% rise on Friday. South Korea’s Kospi (KOSPI) also jumped up 1.4%. The Kospi ended positive […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investor sentiment improved following last week’s high-level trade negotiations between the United States and China

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investor sentiment improved following last week’s high-level trade negotiations between the United States and China

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investor sentiment improved following last week’s high-level trade negotiations between the United States and China Asia Pacific markets rose across the board on Monday as investor sentiment improved following last week’s high-level trade negotiations between the United States and China. Mainland Chinese markets traded up at the close: The Shanghai composite […]

United States Oil (USO) prices ease on scant details of U.S.-China trade deal

United States Oil (USO) prices ease on scant details of U.S.-China trade deal

United States Oil (USO) prices ease on scant details of U.S.-China trade deal Oil prices eased on Monday as scant details on the first phase of a trade deal between the United States and China undercut last week’s optimism over the thaw that helped to lift crude markets by 2%. Brent crude futures LCOc1 edged […]

Asian markets rally after China, US reach partial trade deal

Asian markets rally after China, US reach partial trade deal

Asian investors on Monday cheered a partial trade deal between China and the United States, sending regional markets rallying, though observers were sceptical about the overall significance of the agreement. Dealers took their lead from a strong performance on Wall Street after top-level negotiators ended two days of talks saying US tariffs due to take […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) on track for a rally after a breakthrough in the US-China trade talks suspended a tariff escalation

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) on track for a rally after a breakthrough in the US-China trade talks suspended a tariff escalation

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) on track for a rally after a breakthrough in the US-China trade talks suspended a tariff escalation Regional sharemarkets are on track for a rally after a breakthrough in the US-China trade talks suspended a tariff escalation due this week on $US250 billion of Chinese exports set for US […]

New Zealand Dollar: NZD/USD (NZD=X) traders react to the positive news of a partial trade deal between the United States and China

New Zealand Dollar: NZD/USD (NZD=X) traders react to the positive news of a partial trade deal between the United States and China

New Zealand Dollar: NZD/USD (NZD=X) traders react to the positive news of a partial trade deal between the United States and China The Australian and New Zealand Dollars finished higher last week as traders reacted to the positive news of a partial trade deal between the United States and China. The development helped change the […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expected to rise as hopes of progress in US-China trade talks lifted risk appetite

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expected to rise as hopes of progress in US-China trade talks lifted risk appetite

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expected to rise as hopes of progress in US-China trade talks lifted risk appetite Stocks in Asia rallied strongly on Friday to end the week on a high note as hopes of progress in US-China trade talks lifted risk appetite. Some regional bourses posted their best showing in weeks while in […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to rise after the announcement of a partial trade deal between China and the US

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to rise after the announcement of a partial trade deal between China and the US

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to rise after the announcement of a partial trade deal between China and the US Australian shares are set to rise after the announcement of a partial trade deal between China and the US triggered a rally in markets. The preliminary, partial deal was the biggest step toward resolving a […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors cheer signs of progress in the ongoing US-China trade talks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors cheer signs of progress in the ongoing US-China trade talks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors cheer signs of progress in the ongoing US-China trade talks China stocks rose on Friday to end the four-session week higher, as investors cheered signs of progress in the ongoing US-China trade talks. The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 1.0 per cent, to 3,911.73, while the Shanghai Composite Index closed […]

China’s blacklisted AI firms: what you should know

China’s blacklisted AI firms: what you should know

The Chinese high-tech companies blacklisted by Washington over alleged ties to rights abuses are rising stars in China’s ambitious drive to overtake the United States in the technology sector. They make surveillance cameras, facial recognition software and other technology that has become ubiquitous in Xinjiang, the heavily policed northwestern region where an estimated one million […]

President Trump has China “Where He Wants Them on Trade” + Closing Market Summary

President Trump has China “Where He Wants Them on Trade” + Closing Market Summary

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Stock market guru, Jim Cramer said President Trump has the upper hand in the China trade distpute because tariffs are hurting the Chinese economy way more than the US economy. “Hate him or like him, he has them where he wants them,”  Mr. Cramer said on TV Friday. “I always […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) rallying strongly as Donald Trump and China prime markets for a possible trade deal

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) rallying strongly as Donald Trump and China prime markets for a possible trade deal

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) rallying strongly as Donald Trump and China prime markets for a possible trade deal The stock market bounced aggressively on the news that Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will meet tomorrow in the White House as the “surprise” teased by Larry Kudlow comes to fruition. Additionally, a soft US CPI number gave […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks declined as tensions between the United States and China worsened

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks declined as tensions between the United States and China worsened

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks declined as tensions between the United States and China worsened Asian stocks declined Wednesday as tensions between the United States and China worsened. Japan’s Nikkei 225 (N225) fell 0.8%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HSI) dropped 0.3%, while China’s Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) declined 0.1%. Markets in South […]

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) traders are keeping a close watch on U.S./China trade developments

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) traders are keeping a close watch on U.S./China trade developments

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) traders are keeping a close watch on U.S./China trade developments The Canadian dollar continues to drift within its well-defined USD/CAD trading band of $1.3240-$1.3340. The release of the September 18 U.S. Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes is unlikely to offer any information or insight that would lead to a […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) extends the decline amid waning hopes for an imminent US-China trade deal

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) extends the decline amid waning hopes for an imminent US-China trade deal

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) extends the decline amid waning hopes for an imminent US-China trade deal The recent rebound in AUD/USD continues to unravel as China signaled it would retaliate against the Trump administration for blacklisting 8 tech companies, with China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, urging the US to “immediately correct its mistake, withdraw the relevant decision and stop interfering […]

United States Oil (USO) slipped as tensions escalated between the United States and China

United States Oil (USO) slipped as tensions escalated between the United States and China

United States Oil (USO) slipped as tensions escalated between the United States and China Oil prices slipped for a third consecutive session on Wednesday as tensions escalated between the United States and China prior to this week’s trade talks, raising uncertainties for global economic growth and oil demand. U.S. industry data showing a bigger-than-expected rise […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) pulls Houston Rockets merchandise as NBA goes into damage control mode in China

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) pulls Houston Rockets merchandise as NBA goes into damage control mode in China

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) pulls Houston Rockets merchandise as NBA goes into damage control mode in China The relationship between the U.S. and China has played a large role in the stock market this year. As the trade war between the two countries intensifies and then appears to cool, many stocks have been been impacted. Sometimes […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) traders worry about trade tensions between the United States and China weighed on the market

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) traders worry about trade tensions between the United States and China weighed on the market

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) traders worry about trade tensions between the United States and China weighed on the market The Dow and broader stock market fell Tuesday as worries about trade tensions between the United States and China weighed on the market. American and Chinese officials are returning to the negotiating table this week […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) amid hopes that progress can be made at U.S.-China trade talks later this week

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) amid hopes that progress can be made at U.S.-China trade talks later this week

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) amid hopes that progress can be made at U.S.-China trade talks later this week Asian markets gained in early trading Tuesday amid hopes that progress can be made at U.S.-China trade talks later this week. China confirmed that its top trade negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He, would lead its […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) stand to come under pressure if market sentiment falters in response to US-China trade talks

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) stand to come under pressure if market sentiment falters in response to US-China trade talks

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) stand to come under pressure if market sentiment falters in response to US-China trade talks US-China trade relations have been at a standstill since mid-September when it seemed Sino-American tensions were thawing amid “gestures of good will” from both parties. With a lack of adverse updates on the trade war between Washington and […]

China Vs NBA

China Vs NBA

The National Basketball Association won’t gag its personnel or apologise over a team executive’s tweet that ignited a firestorm in China, commissioner Adam Silver insisted Tuesday, standing firm despite a growing backlash that imperils the league’s lucrative Chinese following. The tweet last Friday by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors await a fresh round of U.S.-China trade negotiations

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors await a fresh round of U.S.-China trade negotiations

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors await a fresh round of U.S.-China trade negotiations Asia markets were mixed on Monday as investors awaited a fresh round of U.S.-China trade negotiations expected to begin later this week. Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed 0.16% lower at 21,375.25. Shares of index heavyweight Fast Retailing, the company behind the […]

“China Trade Talks May Yield Positive Surprises”

“China Trade Talks May Yield Positive Surprises”

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speculates that next week’s China trade talks with the US could very well stun everyone. Mr. Kudlow held out hope for progress in opening China’s financial services markets to American companies in trade talks next week, adding the US team was heading into them “open-minded.” “There could be positive […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) China production to start, eyes on mass production timing

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) China production to start, eyes on mass production timing

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) China production to start, eyes on mass production timing Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Inc’s China factory aims to start production this month but it is unclear when it will meet year-end production targets due to uncertainties around orders, labor and suppliers, sources with knowledge of the matter said. The U.S. electric vehicle maker aims […]

Canada, US seek to reduce dependency on China for rare earth minerals

Canada, US seek to reduce dependency on China for rare earth minerals

Canada is in talks with the United States to seek ways for both to reduce their dependance on China for rare earth elements, key minerals for high-tech products, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. He said that in his last meeting with US President Donald Trump, “I highlighted that Canada has many of the rare […]

China’s 70-anni Parade Displays Economic and Military Might (Video)

China’s 70-anni Parade Displays Economic and Military Might (Video)

China’s Communist Party (CNC) celebrated its 70th anni in power with a parade Tuesday showcasing the country’s economic growth and newest weapons. The nationally televised event opened with a military honor guard carrying the Chinese flag through Tiananmen Square, the country’s symbolic political heart, before thousands of spectators who waved flags. Artillery guns fired a […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares drop 0.2% despite positive China factory data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares drop 0.2% despite positive China factory data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares drop 0.2% despite positive China factory data Investors took heart to a better-than-expected August reading for China’s manufacturing sector but worries over US President Donald Trump’s latest trade threat meant it was a mixed start to the week for Asian equities. Singapore’s Straits Times Index (STI) dropped 0.3 per cent […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) market closes higher, as US-China trade war fears weigh on mainland Chinese stocks

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) market closes higher, as US-China trade war fears weigh on mainland Chinese stocks

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) market closes higher, as US-China trade war fears weigh on mainland Chinese stocks The Hong Kong market closed higher on Monday, boosted by heavyweights in telecom and energy, while fears about the US delisting Chinese companies weighed on sentiment in mainland China, where the Shanghai Composite fell to a […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) rose modestly on more-positive China trade news and economic data

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) rose modestly on more-positive China trade news and economic data

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) rose modestly on more-positive China trade news and economic data Dow Jones futures rose modestly Sunday night, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures on more-positive China trade news and economic data. The stock market rally last week edged lower amid Trump impeachment news then stumbled Friday on a […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) possible investment restrictions is the latest U.S. attempt to decouple from China

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) possible investment restrictions is the latest U.S. attempt to decouple from China

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) possible investment restrictions is the latest U.S. attempt to decouple from China Beijing called Washington’s potential restrictions on U.S. investments in China “the latest attempt at a decoupling,” in a Global Times piece published on Sunday. The Chinese state-owned media said that even news of measures like delisting Chinese companies […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) mixed as investors watched for developments on the U.S.-China trade front

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) mixed as investors watched for developments on the U.S.-China trade front

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) mixed as investors watched for developments on the U.S.-China trade front Asia Pacific stocks were mixed on Friday as investors watched for developments on the U.S.-China trade front. Mainland Chinese stocks were edged up on the day, with the Shenzhen component up 0.89% to 9,548.96 and Shenzhen composite advancing […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) retakes 8,000 as Trump says China trade deal ‘could happen sooner than you think’

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) retakes 8,000 as Trump says China trade deal ‘could happen sooner than you think’

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) retakes 8,000 as Trump says China trade deal ‘could happen sooner than you think’ U.S. stock-market benchmarks late-morning Wednesday were trading near session highs, with banks, consumer-staples, and discretionary stocks helping to power a rise. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.61% was up 140 points, or 0.5%, at 26,950, the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.62% was rising […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares edge higher as China-US trade talks planned

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares edge higher as China-US trade talks planned

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares edge higher as China-US trade talks planned Shares edged higher in Asia on Tuesday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed that China-U.S. trade talks were due to resume in two weeks’ time. The Shanghai Composite index rose 0.3% to 2,985.34 while Japan’s Nikkei 225 added 0.1% to 22,098.84. […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to open sharply lower after President Donald Trump took a harsh stance against China’s approach to trade

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to open sharply lower after President Donald Trump took a harsh stance against China’s approach to trade

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to open sharply lower after President Donald Trump took a harsh stance against China’s approach to trade All the big banks rose, with ANZ up 1.3 per cent to $28.28, Westpac up 0.4 per cent to $29.92, NAB up 0.6 per cent to also close at $29.92, and Commonwealth up 0.1 per cent to $82.10. In the materials […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) drops as China cancels farm trip

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) drops as China cancels farm trip

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) drops as China cancels farm trip Wall Street has dropped, and also finished the week lower, after a Chinese agriculture delegation cancelled a planned visit to Montana, dampening optimism about US-China trade talks. The delegates, who had been set to visit US farm states next week, will return to China sooner than […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) trend is likely to continue because of uncertainties over U.S.-China trade relations

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) trend is likely to continue because of uncertainties over U.S.-China trade relations

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) trend is likely to continue because of uncertainties over U.S.-China trade relations The Dollar/Yen closed lower for the first time in three weeks in reaction to several factors including mixed central bank decisions, lower Treasury yields and a drop in demand for higher risk assets. The primary catalysts behind the weakness […]

China’s AliExpress debuts at Milan Fashion Week with special “buy while watching” event

China’s AliExpress debuts at Milan Fashion Week with special “buy while watching” event

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s marketplace platform AliExpress made its debut at the ongoing Milan Fashion Week on Friday, with an exhibition and a catwalk event that stretched out to virtual clients across the world. This was the first time the Milan Fashion Week — Italy’s biggest fashion event — opened its doors to a global […]

China’s is in a ‘Vice’,Tariffs May Go to 50 – 100% if it Does Not Align with US Trade Policy

China’s is in a ‘Vice’,Tariffs May Go to 50 – 100% if it Does Not Align with US Trade Policy

President Trump is resday to significantly ramp up pressure on China if a trade deal is not agreed to soon, according to an outside adviser to the White House who called tariffs so far “low level.” In an interview in Hong Kong Thursday with the South China Morning Post, Michael Pillsbury said President Trump has been “remarkably restrained […]

China Facing “Real” Problems, Trade Uncertainty Abound

China Facing “Real” Problems, Trade Uncertainty Abound

Thursday, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that trade uncertainty issues are giving China “real” structural problems, as the nation’s supply chains are starting to “hollow out.” “China is no longer really the cheapest place in the world to manufacture,” Secretary Ross said in a TV interview, adding the US does not know what China wants […]

US FedEx pilot was arrested in China and released on bail

US FedEx pilot was arrested in China and released on bail

A FedEx pilot was arrested in China and released on bail, the company said Thursday, amid an ongoing row with Beijing over the US firm’s delivery irregularities involving telecoms giant Huawei. Todd Hohn, a former US Air Force pilot, was arrested by Chinese authorities a week ago as he waited for a commercial flight in […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model 3s a hit in China

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model 3s a hit in China

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model 3s a hit in China According to fresh estimates by JL Warren Capital, Tesla sales in China should hit around 6,400 vehicles this quarter, with most orders coming in for its most affordable electric vehicle, the Model 3 sedan. The lowest-priced standard-range version of that car, which sells for 364,000 RMB (around $51,000 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) slides amid more worrying economic news from China

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) slides amid more worrying economic news from China

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) slides amid more worrying economic news from China Asian markets mostly fell in early trading Monday as global crude futures soared following the weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery CLV19, +12.85%  , the U.S. benchmark contract, was up 10.4%, or $5.71, at $60.57 a […]

New Zealand Dollar: NZD/USD (NZD=X) has been hit by weak global conditions and U.S-China trade war

New Zealand Dollar: NZD/USD (NZD=X) has been hit by weak global conditions and U.S-China trade war

New Zealand Dollar: NZD/USD (NZD=X) has been hit by weak global conditions and U.S-China trade war NZD/USD ended the week on a whimper and the lack of activity has continued on Monday. In the Asian session, the pair is trading at 0.6385, up 0.02% on the day. Ahead – Consumer Confidence Consumer confidence has dipped, as […]

China, Walk on the Great Wall and more…

China, Walk on the Great Wall and more…

Follow in the Emperor’s footsteps in Beijing’s Forbidden City To best experience the Forbidden City, the enormous walled 15th-­Century structure at Beijing’s heart, later in the day is actually better. Skip the museum within the complexes grounds and head to the North Gate, going backward toward the main entrance at Tiananmen. This is where every Emperor […]

United States Oil (USO) lower as optimism over an end to the US-China trade war faded

United States Oil (USO) lower as optimism over an end to the US-China trade war faded

United States Oil (USO) lower as optimism over an end to the US-China trade war faded Oil futures fell on Friday as optimism over an end to the US-China trade war faded, leaving prices set for a weekly loss after days of wild gyrations. Brent crude was down 17 cents, or 0.3 per cent, at […]

Commentary: Stable Growth of Foreign Trade Key to China’s Economic Resilience

Commentary: Stable Growth of Foreign Trade Key to China’s Economic Resilience

Continuing China’s steady growth: Foreign trade of goods came in about $2.8-T from January to August, +3.6% Y-Y, according to the latest figures from China’s General Administration of Customs. This is part of the performance (if true) of the Chinese economy, showing its strong resilience to navigate the currents of rising trade tensions with the […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China’s producer price index contracted

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China’s producer price index contracted

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China’s producer price index contracted China’s producer price index contracted again in August, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed on Tuesday. The producer price index (PPI) dropped 0.8% in August from a year earlier. Meanwhile, the consumer price index (CPI) rose 2.8% during the month year-on-year, unchanged in July. Both figures […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) mixed after weak China data

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) mixed after weak China data

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) mixed after weak China data Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday following the release of weak producer price data from China. Figures from China’s National Bureau of Statistics showed the largest contraction in factory gate prices in three years, with prices dropping by 0.8% compared to a year earlier in August, […]

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