Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors prepared for tepid results from the ongoing earnings season

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors prepared for tepid results from the ongoing earnings season

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors prepared for tepid results from the ongoing earnings season China stocks fell on Thursday as investors prepared for tepid results from the ongoing earnings season, as weak corporate earnings trends in the U.S. underscored the impact of the trade standoff between Beijing and Washington. Shenzhen’s tech-heavy board ChiNext led […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Wednesday said the dollar was overvalued by 6% to 12%, based on near-term economic fundamentals. With the 1st US interest rate reduction in 10 yrs expected later this month, 2 Fed policymakers sketched […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trump says U.S. could impose more tariffs if needed

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trump says U.S. could impose more tariffs if needed

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trump says U.S. could impose more tariffs if needed Shares in China finished lower in thin trade on Wednesday, extending the previous day’s small losses as investors continued to fret over slowing growth and the impact of the Sino-U.S. trade dispute, and await more signs of support from Beijing. At […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: With the 1st US interest rate reduction in 10 yrs expected later this month, 2 Fed policymakers sketched out arguments Tuesday on how deep the cut should be, even as a 3rd said she needs more data before […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) upbeat retail sales and factory output numbers pointed to some stabilization

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) upbeat retail sales and factory output numbers pointed to some stabilization

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) upbeat retail sales and factory output numbers pointed to some stabilization Chinese shares closed firmer on Monday as China’s upbeat retail sales and factory output numbers pointed to some stabilization, with second-quarter economic data meeting expectations, while technology shares rebounded from previous week’s sharp declines. At the close, the Shanghai […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Unch, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Mixed Notes: Most Asian stock markets rose Monday, but gains were limited as investors awaited US retail sales data and corporate earnings to gauge the health of the world’s biggest economy ahead of a likely US rate cut later […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Mixed, USD Firm, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Notes: China’s economic growth slowed to 6.2% in Q-2, its weakest pace in 27 years, as demand at home and abroad faltered in the face of mounting US trade pressure. EU foreign ministers will seek to figure out how […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: Friday, China will release trade data for June, with analysts expecting exports to have fallen as weakening global demand and a sharp hike in US tariffs took a heavier toll on the world’s largest trading nation. OPEC Thursday […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares add 0.1%, blue chips close flat

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares add 0.1%, blue chips close flat

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares add 0.1%, blue chips close flat China stocks ticked up on Thursday as global central banks look poised to ease policies, while concerns about a slowdown in the country’s economic growth weighed on investor sentiment. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.1% at 2,917.76. The blue-chip […]

 Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

 Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: Tensions have been high in the Middle East after attacks on tankers and the downing of a US drone by Iran last month, following President Trump’s withdrawal from a multi-party agreement with Tehran to end its nuclear program. […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors shrug off news that Beijing and Washington resumed trade talks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors shrug off news that Beijing and Washington resumed trade talks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors shrug off news that Beijing and Washington resumed trade talks China stocks traded little changed on Wednesday morning as investors shrugged off news that Beijing and Washington resumed trade talks, while a flood of initial public offerings targeting Shanghai’s new tech board drew attention, diverting funds from the rest […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Down, USD Flat Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: OPEC and allied producers led by Russia agreed last week to extend their supply-cutting deal until March 2020. Brent has risen nearly 20% in Y 2019, supported by the pact and tensions in the Middle East, especially the […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) traders cautious ahead of key data release for June

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) traders cautious ahead of key data release for June

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) traders cautious ahead of key data release for June China’s stocks extended their steepest decline in nine weeks on Tuesday, as concerns about global monetary policies and increased stock supply continued to weigh on sentiment. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.2 per cent to 2,928.19. The benchmark had tumbled 2.6 […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Down, USD Flat Crude Oil Off, Stocks Lower Notes: BoE Governor Mark Carney has said a global trade war and a no-deal BREXIT were growing risks to Britain’s economy, which might need more help to cope with a downturn. That prompted investors to increase their bets on […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

FLASH: Gold Up, USD Firm, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: The market’s focus is Friday’s US NFPs for June, which economists expect to have risen by 160,000 in June, compared with 75,000 in May. USD firm on Friday but traders held off on making big bets ahead of the closely-watched US NFPs report that could influence […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors awaiting developments around Sino-U.S. trade talks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors awaiting developments around Sino-U.S. trade talks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors awaiting developments around Sino-U.S. trade talks China stocks closed lower on Thursday weighed down by a slump in top consumer shares, even as investors awaited developments around Sino-U.S. trade talks. The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.5% to 3,873.10, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.3% to 3,005.25. Consumer firms […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

All US financial markets are closed Thursday for Independence Day FLASH: Gold Down, USD Flat, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: Top representatives of the United States and China are organizing a resumption of talks for next week to try to resolve a year-long trade dispute between the world’s 2 largest economies, Trump Administration officials said Wednesday […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) traders looking ahead to a key government jobs report due out Friday

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) traders looking ahead to a key government jobs report due out Friday

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) traders looking ahead to a key government jobs report due out Friday Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday as the euphoria from President Donald Trump’s truce with China’s Xi Jinping on trade faded. The retreat followed yet another all-time high for the S&P 500 index, though trading in […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY Wednesday, the US financial markets are shortened, and all US financial markets are closed Thursday for Independence Day FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney on Tuesday flagged uncertainties stemming from trade disputes and Britain’s departure from the EU […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks slip on trade deal uncertainty

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks slip on trade deal uncertainty

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks slip on trade deal uncertainty China stocks eased on Tuesday, as investors were cautious amid uncertainty whether Beijing and Washington could strike a durable deal, while Hong Kong shares rose in line with a global rally in the previous session. The CSI300 index fell 0.1% to 3,933.69 at the […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors welcome an agreement between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping to resume trade talks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors welcome an agreement between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping to resume trade talks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors welcome an agreement between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping to resume trade talks Stocks surged in China today as investors welcomed an agreement between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping to resume trade talks. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rallied 2.22 per cent, or 66.02 points, to 3,044.90, while the […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The US and China agreed on Saturday to resume trade negotiations after President Trump offered concessions to his Chinese counterpart Xi when the 2 leaders met on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Japan. OPEC and […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Ease Notes: President Trump made clear Friday that trade is his Top priority at this G-20 Summit, as China’s Xi warned against rising protectionism and India, Japan and Russia defended multi-lateral trade rules. Investors and Traders await the meeting between […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares rally

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares rally

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares rally Chinese stocks closed higher on Thursday, with the 5G and liquor industries leading the bullish trend. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.69 percent to close at 2,996.79 points while the Shenzhen Component Index closed at 9,239.48 points, up 1.28 percent. The combined turnover in the two indices […]

President Trump Begins Talks on China Trade, Iran, and NKorea

President Trump Begins Talks on China Trade, Iran, and NKorea

Thursday, President Trump began his overseas trip of the year with dinner with the Prime Minister of Australia, a friendly opening act before the impending gauntlet of negotiations on international crises, trade wars and a growing global To-Do list. President Trump is in Osaka, Japan, for the annual G-20 Summit. As his re-election bid heats […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: Investors and Traders await the meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi later this week for signs of a de-escalation in the trade dispute. The 2 world leaders will meet at the G-20 Summit in Japan. Just in from […]

President Trump, “Trade Deal Possible With China’s Xi, Tariffs Could Be Lowered”

President Trump, “Trade Deal Possible With China’s Xi, Tariffs Could Be Lowered”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Investors and Traders in a Wait & See mode for the G-20 Summit this weekend Wednesday, President Trump said that a trade deal with Chinese President Xi is possible this weekend, but he is prepared to impose US tariffs on virtually all remaining Chinese imports if the 2 countries […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Expected Sideways Trading

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Expected Sideways Trading

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Expected Sideways Trading Chinese stocks closed mixed on Wednesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.19 percent, at 2,976.28 points. The Shenzhen Component Index closed 0.05 percent higher at 9,122.43 points. The combined turnover of stocks in the two indices stood at 391.7 billion yuan (about 57.02 billion U.S. […]

Asian Markets Mixed

Asian Markets Mixed

Asian markets are mixed this morning as the Hang Seng gains 46 points whilst the Nikkei225 is lower by 107 points. US Consumer debt is now above those levels seen in 2008 and the Global Financial Collapse and warnings have surfaced that a housing market slump could drive global growth to a 10 year low […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down “The Stars look to be aligning for the Gold market, Gold could rise as high as $1,500 by the end of the year”– PE The Big Q: Why the Melt Up? The Big A: If gold remains above previous […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors locking in profits

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors locking in profits

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors locking in profits Chinese shares ended lower on Tuesday, snapping a six-day streak of gains, as investors locked in profits, while concerns that China and the United States would make little headway toward resolving their bitter trade war this week also hurt sentiment. At the close, the Shanghai Composite […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Down “The Stars look to be aligning for the Gold market, Gold could rise as high as $1,500 by the end of the year”– PE The Big Q: Why? The Big A: If gold remains above previous highs […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) global investors who crave for a bite of China’s economic growth dividends have more channels

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) global investors who crave for a bite of China’s economic growth dividends have more channels

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) global investors who crave for a bite of China’s economic growth dividends have more channels Starting from Monday, global investors who crave for a bite of China’s economic growth dividends have more channels. Nearly 1,100 companies listed on China’s A-shares market became eligible for investment by certain overseas funds and […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Firm, Stocks Up Notes: Investors are awaiting an expected meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi later this week for any signs of a de-escalation in a trade dispute. The 2 world leaders will meet on the sidelines of the G-20 […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) sees mixed trading

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) sees mixed trading

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) sees mixed trading Stocks in Asia Pacific traded mixed on Monday morning, while oil prices continued to rise as tensions between the U.S. and Iran lingered after the latter shot down an American surveillance drone. Mainland Chinese stocks rose in early trade, with the Shanghai composite up 0.11%, while the Shenzhen component and […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Spiked, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed Wednesday signaled interest rate cuts beginning as early as July, saying it is ready to battle growing global and domestic economic risks as it took stock of rising trade tensions and growing concerns about […]

China’s Xi Jinping told Kim Jong Un that the world wanted him to make progress in nuclear talks with the US

China’s Xi Jinping told Kim Jong Un that the world wanted him to make progress in nuclear talks with the US

China’s Xi Jinping told Kim Jong Un that the world wanted him to make progress in nuclear talks with the US, underscoring Beijing’s key role in negotiations ahead of his own summit with President Donald Trump. The Chinese president said during a landmark visit to Pyongyang on Thursday that he was willing to play a […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Spiked, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed Wednesday signaled interest rate cuts beginning as early as July, saying it is ready to battle growing global and domestic economic risks as it took stock of rising trade tensions and growing concerns about […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) gauge may drop 10% if no deal reached at summit

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) gauge may drop 10% if no deal reached at summit

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) gauge may drop 10% if no deal reached at summit Chinese equities got a boost Wednesday from news that U.S.-China trade talks are back on. So this is the start of a summer surge, right? Not so fast, say market watchers. The Shanghai Composite Index could drop 10% in the […]

“Risk Assets Have Room to Run”

“Risk Assets Have Room to Run”

$SPY, $BLK In a report, the majority of BlackRock Inc.’s (NYSE:BLK) Top decision-makers had a simple conclusion after gathering in London last week: A supportive backdrop for risk assets probably has “room to run” for at least 12 more months. Senior leadership at the world’s largest asset manager cited easy monetary policies and few signs […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: President Trump said Tuesday he will have an extended meeting with Chinese President Xi at the G-20. The world’s 2 largest economies are in the middle of a costly trade dispute that has pressured financial markets […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) end higher as political tensions over extradition bill subside

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) end higher as political tensions over extradition bill subside

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) end higher as political tensions over extradition bill subside Hong Kong and China stocks rose on Tuesday, as investors remained cautiously optimistic ahead of a US Federal Reserve policy meeting and amid cooling political tensions over a controversial legislation in the city. The Hang Seng Index climbed 1 per cent […]

US Wants an Enforceable Trade Deal with China

US Wants an Enforceable Trade Deal with China

United States wants to continue trade discussions with China that focus on structural changes and enforcement mechanisms when talks continue late this month during the G-20 Summit in Japan, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Tuesday. “The United States wants to continue the conversations about structural changes regarding intellectual property theft and forced technology […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Off Notes: The New York Fed said Monday that its gauge of business growth in New York state posted a record fall this month to its weakest level in more than 2.5 years, suggesting an abrupt contraction in […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trading remains subdued as investors awaited cues from the U.S.-China trade negotiations

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trading remains subdued as investors awaited cues from the U.S.-China trade negotiations

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trading remains subdued as investors awaited cues from the U.S.-China trade negotiations Chinese stocks ticked up on Monday on expectations of further policy support, but trading remained subdued as investors awaited cues from the U.S.-China trade negotiations at the G20 summit later this month. At the close, the Shanghai Composite […]

President Trump Perfectly Happy to Impose More Tariffs on China If No Deal Reached

President Trump Perfectly Happy to Impose More Tariffs on China If No Deal Reached

FLASH: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said President Trump is ready to proceed with tariffs on the remaining $300-B in Chinese goods if a trade pact cannot be reached with Beijing. Secretary Ross told reporters Monday that enforcement would be the most important element of any potential deal between the world’s two largest economies. “We will […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: China will release May industrial production along with retail sales and investment numbers at 0700 GMT, analysts expect any improvement from April’s downbeat readings will be mostly marginal. Economists polled by Reuters expect industrial production in China […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) financial markets need to improve transaction and consulting services to meet the needs of global investors

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) financial markets need to improve transaction and consulting services to meet the needs of global investors

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) financial markets need to improve transaction and consulting services to meet the needs of global investors Shanghai needs to improve in areas including financial product pricing and transaction services in order to become a global center for yuan-denominated assets, central bank Governor Yi Gang said Thursday at a high-level forum. […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: Crude Oil surges after report of tanker incident in Gulf of Oman near Iran In Asia Gold: Gold prices advanced Thursday as demand for the safe-haven metal rose on expectations of an interest rate cut by the Fed […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) renewed jitters over the trade war between the U.S. and China were weighing on sentiment

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) renewed jitters over the trade war between the U.S. and China were weighing on sentiment

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) renewed jitters over the trade war between the U.S. and China were weighing on sentiment Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday and Hong Kong’s Seng index tumbled 1.7% as thousands continued protests against proposed legislation that many city residents fear could further erode the territory’s legal autonomy. Renewed […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Falls, Stocks Off Notes: US Crude Oil inventories rose by 4.9-M bbl in the week ended 7 June to 482.8-M bbl, according to data from the American Petroleum Institute (API) Tuesday. That compared with analyst expectations for a decrease of 481,000 […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) markets celebrate

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) markets celebrate

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) markets celebrate Despite Trump’s warning, Chinese indexes jumped on June 11 on the expectation of an infrastructure boost. After rising 1.1% on June 10, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 2.58% to 2,925.72 on June 11. The tech-focused Shenzhen Component Index outperformed the Shanghai Composite Index, gaining 3.74%. The CSI […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: President Trump will meet Chinese President Xi on the sideline of G-20 leaders’ meeting late this month to seek compromise on trade and other economic issues. In Asia Gold: Gold held steady Tuesday after posting its biggest 1-day percentage […]

Trade Talks are Scheduled Between Presidents Trump and Xi at the G-20 Summit

Trade Talks are Scheduled Between Presidents Trump and Xi at the G-20 Summit

Late Monday, President Trump said he does expect Chinese President Xi to be at the G-20 Summit in Japan this month and the 2 world leaders are scheduled to talk at the gathering of leaders from the Top industrialized and emerging economies. Since the trade talks last month in Washington ended in a stalemate, President […]

China’s Cities Rising in the Ranks of the World’s Most Powerful

China’s Cities Rising in the Ranks of the World’s Most Powerful

Chinese cities are moving up the ranks as the world’s most powerful, with Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai now Topping Los Angeles, Berlin and Tokyo, and more… For China to keep rising to compete with the likes of Western power centers, it needs to create cities more open to diversity and more inclusive, say analysts […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) exports grow despite US tariffs, but imports slump most in nearly 3 years

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) exports grow despite US tariffs, but imports slump most in nearly 3 years

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) exports grow despite US tariffs, but imports slump most in nearly 3 years Shanghai stocks closed higher on Monday, snapping a six-session losing streak, as worries over trade tensions eased after an agreement between the United States and Mexico to avert a tariff war, and as weak data boosted stimulus […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Eased, USD Flat, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Flat Notes: Crude Oil in still Bear Market territory. Bank of America Merrill Lynch said this week “global oil demand growth is running at the weakest rate since 2012” at below 1-M BPD, and that this was “leading the selloff” […]

People celebrate upcoming Dragon Boat Festival across China

People celebrate upcoming Dragon Boat Festival across China

Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, is a traditional and important celebration in China. Dragon Boat Festival 2019 falls on June 7 (Friday). China will have 3 days of holiday from Friday (June 7) to Sunday (June 9), and we will be back at work on Monday , June 10. Simple Facts to Understand […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) worries persist over the country’s economic momentum

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) worries persist over the country’s economic momentum

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) worries persist over the country’s economic momentum China’s major stock indexes fell on Thursday to close at near four-month lows, as worries persisted over the country’s economic momentum amid a bruising trade war with the United States which shows no signs of easing. The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.9% to 3,564.68, […]

Top 10 Hotels in China

Top 10 Hotels in China

Top 10 Hotels in China Maintaining its ancient traditions while racing into the future at the speed of light, China is an astonishing destination for many travelers. Its blend of old and new makes it one of the most fascinating countries on the planet. Whether you’re interested in cultural highlights, the great outdoors or urban nightlife, […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Flat Notes: Crude Oil in Bear Market territory. Bank of America Merrill Lynch said this week “global oil demand growth is running at the weakest rate since 2012” at below 1-M BPD, and that this was “leading the selloff” in […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Beijing’s plans to conduct accounting checks pulled healthcare firms lower

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Beijing’s plans to conduct accounting checks pulled healthcare firms lower

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Beijing’s plans to conduct accounting checks pulled healthcare firms lower China’s main stock market indexes ended flat on Wednesday as Beijing’s plans to conduct accounting checks pulled healthcare firms lower, offsetting a regional rebound sparked by the U.S. central bank’s comments that raised hopes of an interest rate cut. At […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Bounced Notes: USD struggled near 7 week lows Wednesday after Fed officials hinted at the possibility of an interest rate cut in the face of rising risks to trade and global growth. JPMorgan expects the Fed to cut rates 2X […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Analysts say traders want clear signals from US and China on resolving their differences

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Analysts say traders want clear signals from US and China on resolving their differences

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Analysts say traders want clear signals from US and China on resolving their differences Hong Kong and China stocks continued to get hammered Tuesday, with pharmaceuticals hit hard by a broad audit of drug makers. Agricultural shares were pounded by worries about the pig-killing African swine fever, as well as […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Fell Notes: JPMorgan expects the Fed to cut rates 2X this year, a major change from its previous forecast that rates will stay on hold until the end of Y 2020. The benchmark 10-yr Treasury yield fell to its lowest […]

The Future is in Asia

The Future is in Asia

Global-strategy adviser Parag Khanna describes the ways that the world economy is increasingly Asia-centric and will be moving even more swiftly in that direction. Here’s why More than 50% of the world’s population lives in Asia, where economies are growing quickly and becoming increasingly interconnected in culture, business, and trade. In this piece Parag Khanna, […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) cheaper valuations help, along with expected policy support

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) cheaper valuations help, along with expected policy support

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) cheaper valuations help, along with expected policy support After vastly underperforming their American counterparts during the trade-war battles last year, China’s domestic shares are bearing up with a lot less relative damage this time around. Since a near-6% mauling on May 6, a day after President Donald Trump’s tweeted pledge […]

US Seeking to ‘Level Playing Field’ With China

US Seeking to ‘Level Playing Field’ With China

Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States is seeking to “level the playing field” with China after decades of unfair trade practices. President Donald Trump wants to ensure that Chinese and US companies are doing business on equal terms, Secretary Pompeo said. “We are very concerned that Western companies, American companies […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Mixed Notes: Fighting to stave off punitive tariffs announced by President, a senior Mexican delegation was set to begin high level talks Monday in Washington, where it will be pushed to do more to hold back Central American migrants. […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) fell 0.24% even though China’s PMI data showed a contraction in manufacturing

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) fell 0.24% even though China’s PMI data showed a contraction in manufacturing

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) fell 0.24% even though China’s PMI data showed a contraction in manufacturing The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.24% even though China’s PMI data showed a contraction in manufacturing. The index ended 6.1% lower in May compared to the close in April. The index rose in early trade and then fell. […]

China Asserts (Begs) Desire for Further Trade Talks

China Asserts (Begs) Desire for Further Trade Talks

FLASH: China issues report blaming US for trade dispute, asserts desire for further talks. China’s struggling to save face. The latest US tariffs on Chinese imports will not resolve the 2 countries’ trade issues, and the United States bears responsibility for setbacks in the talks process, a policy paper published by the Chinese government said […]

No Country is Safe from Trump’s Tariffs

No Country is Safe from Trump’s Tariffs

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $GOLD, $NEM, $VXX FLASH: Gold is finally seeing some bullish momentum as trade ructions escalate, fueling the biggest rally among the top miners in seven months. President Trump’s plan to impose a 5% tariff on all Mexican goods over illegal immigration rattled financial markets, boosting the haven appeal of the precious […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) caution dominated the equity markets amid intensifying worries over the US-China rivalry on technology

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) caution dominated the equity markets amid intensifying worries over the US-China rivalry on technology

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) caution dominated the equity markets amid intensifying worries over the US-China rivalry on technology Stock indexes in Hong Kong and mainland China fell for the second day, as caution dominated the equity markets amid intensifying worries over the US-China rivalry on technology, with tech stocks leading the decline. The Shanghai […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $BTC, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: Global stocks will continue their drive North, but an escalation of the US-China trade dispute poses the biggest risk, Reuters polls of over 200 equity strategists, analysts and fund managers from around the world found. […]

Mining Rare Earths in the USA

Mining Rare Earths in the USA

The US Defense Department is seeking new federal funds to bolster domestic production of rare earth minerals and reduce dependence on China, the Pentagon said Wednesday, amid mounting concern in Washington about Beijing’s role as a supplier. The DOD’s request was outlined in a report that sent to the White House and briefed to Congress, […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors remain cautious awaiting new developments between Beijing and Washington amid the ongoing trade tensions

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors remain cautious awaiting new developments between Beijing and Washington amid the ongoing trade tensions

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors remain cautious awaiting new developments between Beijing and Washington amid the ongoing trade tensions Stocks in Asia mostly declined in Wednesday afternoon trade following overnight losses on Wall Street that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average fall more than 200 points. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 dropped 1.21% in […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $BTC, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Down Notes: US markets turned hot and fast late Tuesday with high volume trade across the board after coming off the holiday weekend. Asia, focus remains on the ongoing US-China trade dispute. President Trump said Monday that […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors seek new catalysts after a long holiday weekend while monitoring U.S.-China trade tensions

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors seek new catalysts after a long holiday weekend while monitoring U.S.-China trade tensions

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors seek new catalysts after a long holiday weekend while monitoring U.S.-China trade tensions U.S. stocks closed near intraday lows Tuesday after major benchmarks surrendered earlier gains as investors sought new catalysts after a long holiday weekend while monitoring U.S.-China trade tensions. How did major benchmarks fare? The Dow Jones […]

President Trump Urged to “Go All the Way in Waging China Trade War”

President Trump Urged to “Go All the Way in Waging China Trade War”

President Trump should intensify his trade battle with China by barring Chinese businesses from US capital markets and technology, his former White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, said. ‘He has to go all the way; it’s not a trade war, it’s an economic war they’ve been running against the West,’ Mr. Bannon said in an […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $BTC, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY Markets were subdued Monday with the financial markets in the UK and the United States being closed for Holidays. FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Up Notes: Trade concerns also remain high on investors’ list of concerns. President Trump said Monday that Washington […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) rebounding from its three-month lows

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) rebounding from its three-month lows

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) rebounding from its three-month lows At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 1.4% at 2,892.38, while the blue-chip CSI300 index gained 1.2%. Both indexes bounced from their lowest since January 22, hit earlier in the session. CSI300’s sub-indexes for the financial sector, the consumer staples sector, and healthcare […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY The US Financial Markets are Closed Monday in Observance of Memorial Day USA FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Flat Notes: President Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and expressed confidence, despite […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) erased all its gains since Feb. 25

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) erased all its gains since Feb. 25

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) erased all its gains since Feb. 25 Some investors are no longer holding out hope for a trade deal soon. Jenna Barnard and John Pattulo, portfolio managers at Janus Henderson, say optimism among Chinese investors over a near-term resolution to the U.S.-China trade spat has withered in the span of […]

There are Lots of Growth Stocks in President Trump’s America First Policy

There are Lots of Growth Stocks in President Trump’s America First Policy

$DIA, $SOX, $QQQ, $SPY, $RUTX, $VXX The US Financial Markets are Closed Monday to Celebrate Memorial Day Note: The US economy is so diverse that there are always areas that are insulated from whatever you may be concerned about. The US-China trade dispute has driven dividend-rich sectors like utilities higher, but investors do not need […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed In Asia Gold: Gold prices held steady Friday after rising above $1,280 in Thursday’s session. Spot gold was steady at $1,283.56 oz by 0415 GMT, US gold futures for June were down 0.2% at 1,283.10. Gold has found a […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) declined as investors worried about the ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) declined as investors worried about the ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) declined as investors worried about the ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China Asia markets declined on Thursday as investors worried about the ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China. Mainland Chinese shares slipped on the day, as the Shanghai composite declined 1.36% to about 2,852.52 […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: Investors bet most Asian currencies will come under further pressure, a Reuters poll showed, with trade tensions between the United States and China firmly dominating headlines once again. US Crude Oil inventories rose last week, hitting their […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade worries intensify

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade worries intensify

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade worries intensify China’s major stock indexes fell on Wednesday, as trade worries intensified following a report that the United States could blacklist another Chinese tech firm after banning Huawei Technologies last week. The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.5%, to 3,649.38, while the Shanghai Composite Index also ended down 0.5% […]

US Set to ‘Blacklist’ 5 Chinese Firms

US Set to ‘Blacklist’ 5 Chinese Firms

$CNY, $INTC, $QCOM The Trump Administration is considering cutting off the flow of vital American technology to 5 Chinese companies including Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., widening the dragnet beyond Huawei to include world leaders in video surveillance. The US is deliberating whether to add Hikvision, Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co. and several unidentified others to […]

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