Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) gains capped by weak sentiment

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) gains capped by weak sentiment

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) gains capped by weak sentiment Asian equities rose on Friday after the S&P 500 index notched a new record closing high, but investor sentiment remained fragile following weak data from China and Germany, which reinforced concerns about the global economy. Early in the Asian trading day, MSCI’s broadest index of […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) May Test Resistance At 3,000 Points

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) May Test Resistance At 3,000 Points

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) May Test Resistance At 3,000 Points The China stock market ticked higher again on Thursday, one day after it had halted the three-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 60 points or 2 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index remains just beneath the 2,980-point plateau and it’s got […]

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% […]

Signs of Global Economic Stabilization Flashing

Signs of Global Economic Stabilization Flashing

The worst may be over for the world economy’s slowdown. A wave of interest-rate cuts by central banks including the Fed and mounting expectations of a US-China trade deal are buoying confidence in financial markets just as Key economic indicators show signs of stabilization after recent declines. While a robust rebound may not be here […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors cheered Beijing’s latest policy easing to boost the economy

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors cheered Beijing’s latest policy easing to boost the economy

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors cheered Beijing’s latest policy easing to boost the economy Chinese stocks extended a rally into a third session on Tuesday, as investors cheered Beijing’s latest policy easing to boost the economy after a private survey showed sluggish growth in the domestic services sector. The blue-chip CSI300 index .CSI300 ended up 0.6% […]

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 […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) helped by increasing optimism about the prospects for a Sino-U.S. trade deal

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) helped by increasing optimism about the prospects for a Sino-U.S. trade deal

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) helped by increasing optimism about the prospects for a Sino-U.S. trade deal China stocks ended higher on Monday, helped by increasing optimism about the prospects for a Sino-U.S. trade deal. The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.7% to 3,978.12, while the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.6% to 2,975.49. The United States […]

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 […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Renewed Uncertainty About Trade Deal

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Renewed Uncertainty About Trade Deal

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Renewed Uncertainty About Trade Deal After ending the previous session moderately higher, stocks moved mostly lower over the course of the trading day on Thursday. With the drop on the day, the S&P 500 pulled back off yesterday’s record closing high. The major averages staged a recovery attempt going into […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors enduring optimism over Sino-American trade talks and hopes of an interest-rate cut in the U.S

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors enduring optimism over Sino-American trade talks and hopes of an interest-rate cut in the U.S

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors enduring optimism over Sino-American trade talks and hopes of an interest-rate cut in the U.S Asian stocks outside of Japan extended gains on Tuesday amid enduring optimism over Sino-American trade talks and hopes of an interest-rate cut in the U.S. The Nikkei Asia300 Index added 0.3% to 1,303.66. Gains […]

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 […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) plans to make it easier to do business in the city

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) plans to make it easier to do business in the city

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) plans to make it easier to do business in the city Shanghai, which has improved the business environment substantially over the years, plans to make it further easier to do business in the city. The city, with a 55 percent weighting in the accessment for China in the World Bank’s […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Slightly Lower Pre-Market

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Slightly Lower Pre-Market

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Slightly Lower Pre-Market Asian shares were mixed on Thursday after U.S. stock indexes eked out tiny gains in a wobbly day of trading as investors reviewed another set of mixed company earnings. Japan’s Nikkei 225 advanced 0.6% to 22,763.93 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong climbed 0.4% to 26,682.41. […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) falter with telecoms operators suffering the biggest declines

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) falter with telecoms operators suffering the biggest declines

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) falter with telecoms operators suffering the biggest declines China’s main equity indexes faltered on Wednesday, with telecoms operators suffering the biggest declines. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index closed down 0.43 percent to 2,941.62 points, and the smaller Shenzhen Component Index sank by 0.77 percent to 9, 567.75 points. The blue […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$XAU, $GLD, $USD, $USO, $OIL FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Flat, Stocks Off Headlines Asia shares slip on BREXIT snag Crude Oil prices fell after data showed US stocks rose more than expected last week. Gold holds steady, as technical buying gives support Gold: Gold prices were largely unchanged Wednesday, as investors awaited more clarity on […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks ease as investors ponder over earnings

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks ease as investors ponder over earnings

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks ease as investors ponder over earnings China stocks slipped on Tuesday, as investors chewed over the third quarter corporate earnings, amid a cooling economy hit by the Sino-U.S. trade war. The CSI300 index .CSI300 fell 0.2% to 3,873.23 at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index .SSEC lost 0.1% […]

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 […]

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, […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks lose most in a month as lowest GDP growth on record fuels fears of long-term slowdown

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks lose most in a month as lowest GDP growth on record fuels fears of long-term slowdown

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks lose most in a month as lowest GDP growth on record fuels fears of long-term slowdown Both the Shanghai Composite Index and the CSI 300, which tracks blue chips listed in Shenzhen and Shanghai, dropped the most in a month on Friday, as China’s third-quarter GDP growth at 6.0 […]

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 […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks flat as investors await trade deal details

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks flat as investors await trade deal details

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks flat as investors await trade deal details China’s major stock indexes ended roughly flat on Thursday in thin trading, as caution prevailed as investors awaited more details on a proposed Sino-US trade deal. The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.1 per cent, to 3,925.22, while the Shanghai Composite Index slipped […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks snap 5-day rally on downbeat data

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks snap 5-day rally on downbeat data

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks snap 5-day rally on downbeat data China stocks fell on Tuesday, snapping a five-day winning streak, as the latest factory gate data added to the country’s economic woes and a deal to end the trade war with the United States remained elusive. The blue-chip CSI300 index .CSI300 fell 0.4%, to 3,936.25, […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) benchmark index rises above 3,000 for first time in a month

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) benchmark index rises above 3,000 for first time in a month

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) benchmark index rises above 3,000 for first time in a month China stocks rose on Monday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index going past the 3,000 level for the first time in nearly a month amid expectations of trade deal between presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump next month. 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 […]

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 […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) rose as investors returned from a week-long holiday

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) rose as investors returned from a week-long holiday

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) rose as investors returned from a week-long holiday Asian stocks moved higher on Tuesday ahead of the latest round of US-China trade talks later this week. Chinese stocks rose as investors returned from a week-long holiday. The Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) added 0.7%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HSI) rose […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$XAU, $GLD, $USD, $USO, $OIL FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Firm Headlines Crude Oil prices recover after output from US, Russia, OPEC fall Asian shares firm as investors stay hopeful on US-China disputes Gold fell to a 2 month low on the back of a strong Buck, last trading at $1,468.50 oz. Gold: […]

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 […]

Chinese Government Investing to Keep Private Businesses Alive

Chinese Government Investing to Keep Private Businesses Alive

The Chinese government is buying stakes in private companies to keep them afloat amid economic troubles in the country, the WS-J reports. The government has taken steps in the past few decades to move from state-owned businesses to private enterprises, since their public-sector companies tended to lag behind private firms in terms of efficiency and innovation. […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks mixed amid better-than-expected Chinese manufacturing activity

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks mixed amid better-than-expected Chinese manufacturing activity

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks mixed amid better-than-expected Chinese manufacturing activity Asia stocks were mixed on Monday as Chinese factory activity in September came in above expectations. Mainland Chinese stocks slipped on the day, with the Shanghai composite shedding 0.92% to about 2,905.19 and Shenzhen component falling 1.08% to 9,446.24. The Shenzhen composite also slipped […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Dips, USD Little Changed, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Flat Headlines Asian shares mostly flat to unchanged Major currencies were little changed in early trade Crude Oil shares fall on potential limit on China investments Gold prices dip as fears of widening trade war ease Gold: Gold prices dip as fears of widening trade war ease […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) markets must test risk of worst US threat yet

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) markets must test risk of worst US threat yet

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) markets must test risk of worst US threat yet Citigroup Inc has termed it the most extreme potential US move against China in the escalating rivalry between the world’s largest two economies: Restricting access to US finance. Traders in China’s markets have to decide how to price that risk today […]

President Trump Could Delist Chinese Companies From US Markets

President Trump Could Delist Chinese Companies From US Markets

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Friday, US financial markets suffered a trade-related happening on concern The Trump Administration may move to limit US investment in China, a move sure to raise tensions. The S&P 500 turned lower after it was reported that officials are discussing ways to restrict portfolio flows into the world’s 2nd-largest economy. […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) sank as investors’ favourite bets fizzled out

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) sank as investors’ favourite bets fizzled out

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) sank as investors’ favourite bets fizzled out China’s stocks dropped to a three-week low, as traders reduced bets on stocks with outsize gains before a weeklong holiday to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Communist nation. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.9 per cent to 2,929.09 on […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stock market about to change tides

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stock market about to change tides

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stock market about to change tides For the past year, Chinese stocks have become intrinsically tied to the ebb and flow of the Washington and Beijing trade war rhetoric, however, certain indicators measuring the financial health of the market are beginning to warn of further trouble.  While the CSI 300 […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Off Headlines Asian stocks rattled, seeing Trump impeachment bid raises new risks Gold steady as President Trump’s impeachment inquiry stokes risk-off mood Crude Oil futures declined on concerns of political uncertainty and US-China trade Gold:  Gold prices were trading steady Wednesday, just below a nearly 3-wk high hit […]

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. […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil falls as focus shifts from Saudi supply to global demand concerns Global stocks up on trade hopes, growth fears temper gains Gold steady below 2-week peak but trade talk hopes weigh Gold: Gold prices are steady Tuesday, having risen to a more than […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors seen taking profits before National Day in October

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors seen taking profits before National Day in October

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors seen taking profits before National Day in October Chinese stocks fell and the yuan weakened as caution descended on the country’s financial markets ahead of its 70th anniversary celebrations. The Shanghai Composite Index closed down 1% at 2,977, while the yuan weakened as much as 0.52% to 7.1287 a […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Lower, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil gains more than 1% on Saudi supply doubt China, Hong Kong stocks fall on US-China trade deal uncertainty Gold prices edge lower, as Palladium marks record high Gold: Gold prices lowed Monday, as equities gained after the US Trade Representative described last week’s US-China […]

Special Report: The Future of Asia (Parts 2/3)

Special Report: The Future of Asia (Parts 2/3)

Asia is diverse and complementary, and Asia-for-Asia industrial supply-chain networks are emerging. Asia is a highly diverse region, there is no single Asia but many. We identified 4 distinct groups of economies based on scale, economic development, interactions with one another, and connectedness to the world. Each of these “4 Asia’s” has characteristics that complement […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Up, USD Soft, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines US-Chinese trade deputies face-off in Washington Asia’s economic hopes support shares Crude Oil edges up on Mideast tensions Gold up as softer USD and Gulf tensions support Gold: Gold prices up Friday and were headed for their 1st weekly gainer in 4-5, supported by a softer […]

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 […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Headlines Gold flat to little changed after Fed outlook disappoints Asian shares lower on guarded Fed Crude Oil prices settle after turbulent week, Saudi reassures on output Gold: Gold prices were little changed Thursday after declining up to 1% in Wednesday, as lack of clarity on the […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors reacting to volatility in the crude oil market

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors reacting to volatility in the crude oil market

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors reacting to volatility in the crude oil market The major Asia Pacific stock indexes are trading mixed with the majority trading lower. Investors are reacting to volatility in the crude oil market while awaiting the Fed’s latest decisions on interest rates and monetary policy, set to be released late […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Firm, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Steady to Up Headlines USD holds firm, -0.03% to 98.288. Crude Oil jitters ease Gold prices steady in cautious mood China stocks rise ahead of expected Fed rate cut Gold:  Gold prices were little changed Wednesday as investors maintained a cautious stance ahead of the conclusion of FOMC […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) key stock index falls by the most in 10 weeks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) key stock index falls by the most in 10 weeks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) key stock index falls by the most in 10 weeks China’s stocks dropped by their most in 10 weeks on concern policymakers were not doing enough to arrest the decline in the nation’s economic growth, while a recent rally of smaller companies was judged to have been excessive. Hong Kong’s […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Cautious Headlines Crude Oil pares gains Middle East risks keep stocks in caution mode Gold prices little changed as markets eye Fed outlook Gold: Gold traded steady Tuesday as traders stayed on the sidelines ahead of a widely expected rate cut by the Fed on Wednesday. Spot gold was […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks mixed after downbeat economic data

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks mixed after downbeat economic data

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks mixed after downbeat economic data China stocks started the week on a mixed note after bleak economic data reinforced hopes Beijing will roll out more stimulus to underpin the economy and as investors pondered over the latest developments in the Sino-U.S. tariff war. The CSI300 index fell 0.2%, to […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Spikes, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil spikes after Saudi facility attacks, weak China data hits shares President Trump said the US is “locked & loaded” for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s Crude Oil production facilities Gold rallies as […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Headlines Asian shares advance on US-China trade progress, ECB easing Crude Oil off on global demand worries despite hopes on trade talks Hong Kong gold market losing shine due to political unrest Gold dips as trade hopes fuel risk […]

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) benchmark closes at highest level in 10 weeks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) benchmark closes at highest level in 10 weeks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) benchmark closes at highest level in 10 weeks The Shanghai Composite Index closed at its highest level in 10 weeks, as investment sentiment was buoyed by US president Donald Trump’s decision to delay tariffs for two weeks as a “gesture of goodwill” for celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Bears ease grip on most Asian currencies as trade worries fade Asian stocks at 6-wk highs as trade dispute gloom lifts before ECB meet Crude Oil gains on hopes for US-China trade dispute thaw Gold slips as trade […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) blue-chip stocks dropped after a senior White House adviser played down expectations of fresh trade talks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) blue-chip stocks dropped after a senior White House adviser played down expectations of fresh trade talks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) blue-chip stocks dropped after a senior White House adviser played down expectations of fresh trade talks China’s blue-chip stocks dropped on Wednesday, after a senior White House adviser played down expectations of fresh trade talks, while Beijing’s latest pledge to further liberalise financial markets seemed to generate limited enthusiasm. The […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Firm Headlines Crude Oil prices up after bigger-than-expected fall in Us stockpiles Rising bond yields support value stocks ahead of central bank meetings Gold prices snap 4-day losing streak and focus on ECB meet USD steady as traders await Thursday’s […]

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 Flat Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil hits 6-wk highs on hopes of extended OPEC output cuts Asian stocks mostly weaker on steep Chinese factory price declines Gold hits 4-wk low as stimulus hopes, trade optimism boost risk-on mode JPY, CHF fall as […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Supported by ‘Soft’ Risk On Theme

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Supported by ‘Soft’ Risk On Theme

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Supported by ‘Soft’ Risk On Theme The major Asia Pacific stock indexes finished mostly higher on Monday as the “risk on” theme continued following last week’s announcement that the United States and China were set to resume trade talks in early October. There was also a limited response to Friday’s […]

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 Flat Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Asia stocks gain as soft data lift stimulus hopes Crude Oil rises as Saudi Arabia signals OPEC cuts to continue Gold inches higher, improved risk appetite caps gains USD was capped as US yields came off 2-week highs […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares extend rally

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares extend rally

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares extend rally Chinese stocks closed higher on Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rising for the fifth day in a row. The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.46 percent to close at 2,999.6 points. The Shenzhen Component Index climbed 0.41 percent to 9,823.42 points. The combined turnover of stocks […]

China Must Stimulate as its Economy Sharply Weakens

China Must Stimulate as its Economy Sharply Weakens

China’s exports unexpectedly fell in August as shipments to the United States slowed sharply, pointing to further weakness in the world’s 2nd-largest economy and underlining a pressing need for more stimulus as US-China trade tension escalates. Beijing is widely expected to announce more support measures in coming weeks to avert the risk of a sharper […]

Commentary: The World is in Need of the End of US-China Trade Disputes

Commentary: The World is in Need of the End of US-China Trade Disputes

On Thursday morning, 5 September,Chinese and US chief trade negotiators spoke on the phone call, China initiated the call, agreeing to hold the 13th round of high-level economic and trade talks in Washington in early October and maintain close communications going into that negotiation. The message, made public, lifted the stock markets in many countries, […]

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 Flat Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil rises, set for weekly gainer Asia shares rise on trade disputes hopes .DXY Vs a basket of 6 peer currencies was little changed Investors took profits in gold Thursday Gold: Gold retreated Thursday as investors booked […]

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 Up Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil prices rise after US confirms trade talks with China to re-start. Gold eases as equities gain on BREXIT, Hong Kong progress. Asian shares up as BREXIT, Hong Kong progress lifts sentiment. Trade talk plans cheer […]

US-China Agree to Hold Trade Talks in October, Stock Futures Spike

US-China Agree to Hold Trade Talks in October, Stock Futures Spike

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ China and the United States agreed to hold high-level trade talks in early October in Washington, China’s commerce ministry said Thursday. The announcement followed a call earlier in the day between China’s Vice Premier Liu He and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Ministry of Commerce […]

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 Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil prices recover some, but economic concerns weigh Asia stocks bounce, Chinese lead Gold, silver surge after weak US data compounds slowdown fears USD is being seen as a safe-haven asset Gold: Gold rose more than 1% Tuesday […]

Betting Started: President Trump Will Forge China Trade Deal

Betting Started: President Trump Will Forge China Trade Deal

$AUD, $WON, $JPY, $USO, $BAC OK, the US -China not being not having a date-certain schedule for the September trade talks yet, now is a good time for you too to start thinking about betting on a trade deal, as it has begun. “I am still reasonably optimistic,” David Woo, head of global rates and foreign […]

China lodges tariff complaint against US with World Trade Organization

China lodges tariff complaint against US with World Trade Organization

The Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Monday that it has launched a case against the United States with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over US import duties. The move follows the latest round of Washington’s tariffs introduced on Chinese imports by the Trump administration on Sunday. The US began imposing 15 percent tariffs on a […]

Confusion clouds China’s social credit system

Confusion clouds China’s social credit system

From penalising irresponsible dog owners to blacklisting dissenters, critics warn China’s social credit system enables authorities to define “desirable and undesirable behaviour” and could allow unprecedented control of citizen’s lives. The fledgling initiative has sparked fears the authoritarian state is tightening its grip on an already heavily monitored public, ensuring that only those strictly adhering […]

Asian markets mostly down as tariffs kick in

Asian markets mostly down as tariffs kick in

Most Asian markets fell on Monday as fresh Chinese and US tariffs on goods worth hundreds of billions of dollars kicked in, though Donald Trump reiterated that the two sides were still due to holds talks this month. Hong Kong was also being weighed by another weekend of violence, fuelling worries about possible Chinese intervention […]

Brace for higher prices: Steep new US, China tariffs go into effect

Brace for higher prices: Steep new US, China tariffs go into effect

The trade war between the world’s two largest economies entered a new phase on Sunday, as US tariffs targeting Chinese-made products and Beijing’s retaliatory hikes on American imports both kick in. Washington introduced 15 percent tariffs, hiked from the previous 10 percent, at 12:01 am EDT (04:01 GMT) on the first day of September. It […]

President Trump, “We are going to win the fight”, as He ‘Slaps On’ Fresh Tariffs…

President Trump, “We are going to win the fight”, as He ‘Slaps On’ Fresh Tariffs…

“We’re going to win the fight,” President Trump told reporters. “We are having conversations with China, meetings are scheduled, calls are being made. I guess the meeting in September continues to be on, it has not been canceled,” he said. The White House has not announced a date for that meeting. Tariffs kick in on […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Dips , USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil set for biggest weekly gainer since July JPY is the best performer among major currencies this month, rising 2.2% so far. Asian shares at 1-week highs Gold: Gold extended losses Friday and was set to […]

Market Calmed on US-China Trade Issues, Extends Pre-holiday Rally

Market Calmed on US-China Trade Issues, Extends Pre-holiday Rally

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Each of the major US stock market indexes rose more than 1.0% Thursday, lifted by China indicating it wants to prevent trade tensions from escalating further. The S&P 500 (+1.3%) and DJIA (+1.3%) both increased 1.3%, the NAS Comp (+1.5%) and Russell 2000 (+1.6%) pulled out and led. China’s Commerce […]

US, China to talk trade Thursday: Trump

US, China to talk trade Thursday: Trump

President Donald Trump said US and Chinese trade officials were due to hold discussions on Thursday, days before Washington is due to raise tariffs on billions in Chinese goods. “There’s a talk scheduled for today at a different level,” Trump told Fox News Radio, without elaborating. He rebutted prior news reports skeptical of his claims […]

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 Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil prices drop on concern over US economy Bonds reign supreme, equities struggle on recession, BREXIT fears Gold prices marked gains Thursday against the backdrop of recession fears USD flat to unchanged Gold: The precious metal markets […]

Slow boat to China: cargo ships urged to cut speed and pollution

Slow boat to China: cargo ships urged to cut speed and pollution

Moving cargo ships into the slow lane, an idea French President Emmanuel Macron floated at the G7 summit in Biarritz, would be one way to cut maritime transport’s giant carbon emissions footprint. Here, AFP looks at how the debate took shape and is evolving: – Ecological impact – Shipping represents 2.3 percent of carbon dioxide […]

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 Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil gains, led by US WTI Crude, recession worries ease JPY stands tall Gold dips, but near 6-yr highs on rate cut hopes, trade fears Asian stocks post modest gains on Wall Street futures Gold:  Gold […]

Gold, Silver Up, USD Down, Safe-Haven the Focus

Gold, Silver Up, USD Down, Safe-Haven the Focus

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $XAU, $XAG Gold rose more than 1% Tuesday as fears of a possible recession gripped investors following disappointing US economic data, while silver marked $18 for the 1st time in nearly 2 years. Spot gold was up 1% at $1,540.57 oz at 1:41p EDT (1741 GMT), US gold futures for December settled […]

Trade hope helps Asian markets bounce back from sell-off

Trade hope helps Asian markets bounce back from sell-off

Asian markets rose Tuesday, recovering from the previous day’s pounding, after Donald Trump said China-US trade talks would resume soon, though the president’s sharp changes in tone are keeping investors on edge. Regional equities tanked and the yuan plunged Monday in response to news at the weekend that Washington would hike tariffs on more than […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines JPY rises as traders temper optimism over US-China trade deal Asia stocks climb as trade war fears ebb Crude Oil up as US-China trade comments calm markets Gold little changed as traders seek clarity Gold: Gold prices were largely […]

Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum Linked with Fentanyl Trafficking

Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum Linked with Fentanyl Trafficking

$BTC, $BTCUSD Online criminals hawking lethal substances like fentanyl are demanding payments in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Monero, according to a new White House report. The report, intended to raise awareness about the fentanyl crisis, describes cryptocurrencies as one of the “predominant funding mechanisms associated with fentanyl trafficking.”  Cryptocurrencies apparently feature heavily in the 2 main […]

President Trump Notes Positive Movement in China Trade Dispute, Market Responds

President Trump Notes Positive Movement in China Trade Dispute, Market Responds

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street began this week on higher note following President Trump’s trade comments Monday, President Trump scaled back a US-China trade dispute declared that the 2 sides will begin serious negotiations soon. President Trump said his trade negotiators had received 2 “very good calls” from China Sunday. “I think we’re […]

President Trump Notes ‘Positive Step’ in China Trade Dispute

President Trump Notes ‘Positive Step’ in China Trade  Dispute

President Trump has scaled back a US-China trade dispute partly blamed for a global economic slowdown, declaring Monday that the 2 sides will begin serious negotiations soon. President Trump said his trade negotiators had received 2 “very good calls” from China Sunday. He said the Sunday evening conversations were a sign China is serious about […]

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 Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Off Just in: Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said Monday that China is willing to resolve its trade dispute with the US through calm negotiations and resolutely opposes the escalation of the conflict. China’s Top trade negotiator, was speaking at […]

President Trump Regret’s Not Slapping Higher Tariffs on China

President Trump Regret’s Not Slapping Higher Tariffs on China

Sunday, when President Trump said he had 2nd thoughts about escalating the trade dispute with China, he meant that he wished he had raised tariffs on Beijing even higher, the White House said. President Trump, who announced higher tariffs on Chinese goods last week, raised eyebrows during a meeting with UK PM Boris Johnson at […]

Asia Remains On The Rise Despite The Trade War

Asia Remains On The Rise Despite The Trade War

Major Asia Pacific markets rose by the close on Friday, as investors looked ahead to an important speech from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell later in the day. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index gained 82.9 points, or 0.4%, to end the week at 20,710.91 Elsewhere, the Japanese yen traded at 106.64 versus the […]

American Miner Moving into Competition with China on Rare Earth Mineral Production in California

American Miner Moving into Competition with China on Rare Earth Mineral Production in California

The owner of the only US rare earths mine is hiring, as it looks to significantly boost production, part of a strategy to build out American refining capability after China raised tariffs on the minerals during this escalating trade dispute. By next year, MP Materials will be the 1st company to refine rare earths since […]

Black Clad Hong Kong Protesters Return To Violence

Black Clad Hong Kong Protesters Return To Violence

Saturday, Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the 12 Summer-long anti-government protests for the first time in nearly 2 weeks. Hundreds of black-clad protesters armed with bamboo poles and baseball bats fought with police officers wielding batons on a main road […]

World’s Longest Transoceanic Bridge Goes Over The East China Sea

World’s Longest Transoceanic Bridge Goes Over The East China Sea

Two of the world’s largest sea-crossing bridges have been providing shortcuts for traffic passing through Shanghai and its growing conurbation since 2008. The steel and concrete megastructures snake across the East China Sea, connecting cities and ports. The 36-kilometer Hangzhou Bay Bridge, which arches high over a vast expanse of water and mudflats between Shanghai […]

The Blind Play Soccer In China

The Blind Play Soccer In China

On a sweltering day in eastern China a squad of footballers wearing blindfolds hurtles after a ringing ball, occasionally clattering painfully into each other. But Jiangsu province’s blind football team hardly care — even when they break the odd bone — because the sport is a rewarding break from the massage parlours, where many of […]

President Trump Ups the Stakes in the China Trade Dispute

President Trump Ups the Stakes in the China Trade Dispute

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Just In: President Trump says $250-B of Chinese goods now under 25% tariff will be subject to 30% tariff starting on 1 October, expect more… “I will be responding to China’s Tariffs this afternoon. This is a GREAT opportunity for the United States,” President Trump Tweeted Friday Wall Street turned […]

Added China Tariffs No Worry for Stock Market

Added China Tariffs No Worry for Stock Market

$SPY China’s announcement that it will impose new tariffs on $75-B worth of US goods is not something that should worry the stock market, but the announcement will boost support for President Trump, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Friday.  “I think the risk here for China when it does things like this is simply to […]

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 Up, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Flat Note: Traders are also keenly waiting on the Fed’s Jackson Hole seminar and a G-7 Summit this weekend for clues on what additional steps policymakers will take to bolster growth. Headlines USD steps up before Powell, Kiwi jumps on […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors are waiting for the Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will speak at an economic meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors are waiting for the Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will speak at an economic meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors are waiting for the Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will speak at an economic meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Asian markets were mixed Thursday as investors digested a slew of corporate earnings.Japan’s Nikkei 225 (N225) rose 0.1%,while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HSI) fell 0.5%. China’s Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) was flat. South Korea’s Kospi (KOSPI) fell 0.5%. China’s largest electric […]

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