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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stock gains come despite protests, economic concerns

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stock gains come despite protests, economic concerns

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stock gains come despite protests, economic concerns Signs of euphoria are showing in Hong Kong’s stock market as investors brush off five months of protests and an economic recession. The Hang Seng Index is up 11% from August’s intraday low and back through the key 27,000-point level. The rally is […]

Hong Kong’s economic woes showed no sign of easing

Hong Kong’s economic woes showed no sign of easing

Hong Kong’s economic woes showed no sign of easing Wednesday after a key measure of business confidence fell to its lowest level in more than a decade as the city reels from the global trade war and violent democracy protests. The Purchasing Managers Index — which measures the health of the private sector — dropped […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) soar to their highest level in over three months

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) soar to their highest level in over three months

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) soar to their highest level in over three months Hong Kong stocks soared to their highest level in over three months on Monday, while China markets also climbed, as investors piled in on signs of US-China trade deal progress and the mainland regulator’s vow to reform the A-share market. […]

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 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) GDP growth slows down in the recession

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) GDP growth slows down in the recession

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) GDP growth slows down in the recession Hong Kong stocks broke a two-day losing streak on Thursday, with bank and property stocks among the gainers after moves in the US and the city to lower interest rates. The Hang Seng Index rose 0.9 per cent to finish at 26,906.72. […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors taking profits, and as the city’s leader warned that Hong Kong could record negative growth for the full 2019 year

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors taking profits, and as the city’s leader warned that Hong Kong could record negative growth for the full 2019 year

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors taking profits, and as the city’s leader warned that Hong Kong could record negative growth for the full 2019 year The Hang Seng index closed 104.50 points down or 0.39% at 26,786.76. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index fell 0.22% to 10,547. The sub-index of the Hang Seng […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks are trading about 9% cheaper than the five-year average

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks are trading about 9% cheaper than the five-year average

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks are trading about 9% cheaper than the five-year average The economy is heading for a recession, violent protests show no sign of easing and yet Hong Kong’s financial markets are enjoying an unusual period of calm. A gauge of Hang Seng Index volatility has fallen more than 20% […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Expected to Rise, Investors focus on more stimulus to support the island city’s faltering growth amid political unrest

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Expected to Rise, Investors focus on more stimulus to support the island city’s faltering growth amid political unrest

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Expected to Rise, Investors focus on more stimulus to support the island city’s faltering growth amid political unrest Hong Kong stocks closed higher on Thursday, on hopes of more stimulus to support the island city’s faltering growth amid political unrest. The Hang Seng index rose 0.9% to 26,797.95, while […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) falls on scepticism over magnitude of new relief package

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) falls on scepticism over magnitude of new relief package

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) falls on scepticism over magnitude of new relief package Hong Kong’s stocks dropped by the most in two weeks on angst that a HK$2 billion (US$254 million) relief package would do little to revive growth at the former British colony that has been roiled by anti-government protests. The Hang […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Up Headlines Crude Oil prices were little changed Tuesday Gold prices steady as US-China trade optimism sparks market cheer Investors await FOMC meeting at the end of the month Gold: Gold was muted Tuesday, weighed down by buoyant Asian shares that cheered […]

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, […]

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 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks climbed after the financial hub gave its real estate sector reason to cheer

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks climbed after the financial hub gave its real estate sector reason to cheer

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks climbed after the financial hub gave its real estate sector reason to cheer Asian markets were mostly quiet Thursday, but Hong Kong stocks climbed after the financial hub gave its real estate sector reason to cheer. China’s Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) traded flat, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 (N225) […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks rise to 1-month high as govt housing measures boost property shares

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks rise to 1-month high as govt housing measures boost property shares

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks rise to 1-month high as govt housing measures boost property shares Hong Kong stocks rose to a one-month high on Wednesday, led by property shares, after the city’s leader announced measures aimed at easing a housing shortage and calming anti-government protests. However, the gain was capped by lingering […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) optimism is fading

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) optimism is fading

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) optimism is fading Optimism is fading over last week’s tentative trade truce between the United States and China. Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HSI) was flat. China’s Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) dropped 0.5%. Both ended higher Monday. South Korea’s Kospi (KOSPI) also opened slightly […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Falls on Emergency Law

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Falls on Emergency Law

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Falls on Emergency Law Hong Kong stocks fell on Friday after the city’s leader Carrie Lam announced a ban on face masks, effective October 5, amid more than four months of pro-democracy, anti-government protests. The Nikkei 225 regained 68.46 points, or 0.3%, to 21,410.20 The Japanese yen, often seen […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks lifted by face mask ban report

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks lifted by face mask ban report

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks lifted by face mask ban report Hong Kong shares ended higher today as reports the government will ban the use of face masks at public gatherings lifted hopes that officials could cool down increasingly violent protests in the beleaguered city. Technical Indicators Overall, the bias in prices is: […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) August retail sales hammered by summer of rage

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) August retail sales hammered by summer of rage

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) August retail sales hammered by summer of rage Strife-torn Hong Kong has suffered a record slump in retail sales, data showed Wednesday, as the city reels from four months of increasingly violent pro-democracy protests. The international finance hub is a major international tourist destination and especially popular with mainland […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) higher as investors cheered signs of progress towards a trade deal between the world’s two largest economies

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) higher as investors cheered signs of progress towards a trade deal between the world’s two largest economies

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) higher as investors cheered signs of progress towards a trade deal between the world’s two largest economies Hong Kong stocks closed higher on Thursday as investors cheered signs of progress towards a trade deal between the world’s two largest economies. The Hang Seng index rose 0.4%, to 26,041.93, while […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) decline amid US political uncertainty

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) decline amid US political uncertainty

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) decline amid US political uncertainty Asia markets slipped on Wednesday as investors watched for developments in the United States after lawmakers launched an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Mainland Chinese stocks slipped on the day, with the Shanghai composite down 1% to about 2,955.43 and Shenzhen component declining 1.43% to 9,671.06. […]

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 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Fairly Flat Amid Growth Concerns

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Fairly Flat Amid Growth Concerns

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Fairly Flat Amid Growth Concerns Stocks in Asia struggled for direction on Tuesday as weak economic data in Europe fuelled fears of slowing growth and weighed on investor sentiment. Japanese markets returned from a long weekend Tuesday, as the Nikkei 225 gained 19.75 points, or 0.1%, to 22,098.84, despite […]

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 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) extends run of losses to six straight sessions

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) extends run of losses to six straight sessions

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) extends run of losses to six straight sessions Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index extended its longest losing streak since October 2018 to six straight sessions. It lost 0.87 per cent to end at 26,205.09. All sectors bar telecommunication services fell, and even that rose just 0.15 per cent. Just six of […]

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 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) fell 3.4 per cent last week as the fallout from the protests hurts corporate earnings

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) fell 3.4 per cent last week as the fallout from the protests hurts corporate earnings

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) fell 3.4 per cent last week as the fallout from the protests hurts corporate earnings Hong Kong stocks ended Friday as the world’s worst-performing major equity market after concerns heightened that the political unrest has already taken a heavy toll on the city’s economy. The Hang Seng Index dropped […]

Police Face Off with Hong Kong Protesters

Police Face Off with Hong Kong Protesters

Protesters in Hong Kong threw Molotov Cocktails (gasoline bombs) and police fired tear gas Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances. Hong Kong is in the 4th month of sometimes violent protests that occur every weekend. They started with opposition to a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include demands for greater democracy. Most […]

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 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks hit longest losing streak in six weeks

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks hit longest losing streak in six weeks

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks hit longest losing streak in six weeks Hong Kong stocks fell for a fourth straight day, their longest losing streak in six weeks, on concerns there will be more protests ahead of China’s National Day. The Hang Seng Index dropped 1.1 per cent to 26,468.95 at the close […]

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 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) extending a sell-off as traders fret over the impact of protests on the city

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) extending a sell-off as traders fret over the impact of protests on the city

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) extending a sell-off as traders fret over the impact of protests on the city Hong Kong stocks finished today with losses, extending a sell-off to a third day as traders fret over the impact of protests on the city, while they are awaiting a key Federal Reserve policy decision […]

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 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks slide for a second day as MTR retreated on train derailment

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks slide for a second day as MTR retreated on train derailment

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks slide for a second day as MTR retreated on train derailment 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) shares ended higher sparked by speculation that the local government may act to ease protests

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) shares ended higher sparked by speculation that the local government may act to ease protests

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) shares ended higher sparked by speculation that the local government may act to ease protests Hong Kong shares ended higher on Wednesday, with the city’s main equity gauge clinging to early gains sparked by speculation that the local government may act to ease protests. The Hang Seng Index added […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hong Kong leader to withdraw loathed extradition bill: reports

Hong Kong leader to withdraw loathed extradition bill: reports

Hong Kong’s embattled pro-Beijing leader is planning to permanently shelve a loathed extradition bill on Wednesday, local media reported, a potentially major concession to pro-democracy protesters after three months of crippling demonstrations. Carrie Lam, the city’s unelected chief executive, is expected the make the announcement Wednesday afternoon, the South China Morning Post and the HK01 […]

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 […]

Love in a time of tear gas: politics and romance on Hong Kong’s barricades

Love in a time of tear gas: politics and romance on Hong Kong’s barricades

A gas mask lovingly adjusted, a hand squeezed before approaching police lines and a frantic search through swirls of tear gas — Abby and Nick’s relationship has blossomed on the barricades during Hong Kong’s long summer of protest. Most of the frontline protesters driving the months-long pro-democracy demonstrations are students — so-called “braves” facing pepper […]

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 […]

Nikkei, Hong Kong: (HSI:.HSI) slip as Mnuchin gives mixed signals in interview

Nikkei, Hong Kong: (HSI:.HSI) slip as Mnuchin gives mixed signals in interview

Asian markets retreated in early trading Thursday, as geopolitical tensions and the inverted U.S. Treasury yield curve weighed on investors concerned about a global economic slowdown. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin that he expects Chinese officials to travel to Washington for renewed trade negotiations, but did not give a timeline, Bloomberg News reported. He did […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) expected to rise

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) expected to rise

The Australian share market looks set to end the week with a bang after Chinese officials said they don’t want to escalate the trade war. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 index is poised to open the day 47 points or 0.7% higher this morning. On Wall Street the Dow Jones raced […]

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 […]

‘Feed the wolf’: fear stalks Cathay (0293:HK) staff after Hong Kong protest sackings

‘Feed the wolf’: fear stalks Cathay (0293:HK) staff after Hong Kong protest sackings

A fortnight ago Cathay Pacific said it “wouldn’t dream” of muzzling the views of its 27,000 Hong Kong staff, but after the dismissal of several pro-democracy supporters among its workforce under Chinese pressure, employees say this is exactly what has happened. Hong Kong, a financial centre that was once a byword for stability and prosperity, […]

China stocks down amid trade uncertainty; Hong Kong: (HSI:.HSI) inches up

China stocks down amid trade uncertainty;  Hong Kong: (HSI:.HSI) inches up

China stocks down amid trade uncertainty; Hong Kong: (HSI:.HSI) inches up Chinese stocks fell on Wednesday morning amid lingering uncertainty around the Sino-U.S. trade war, as the positive impact from MSCI’s latest phase of China stock inclusion fades. The CSI300 index fell 0.4% to 3,800.04 at the end of the morning session, while 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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) face their worst slumps in operating income since the 2008

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) face their worst slumps in operating income since the 2008

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) face their worst slumps in operating income since the 2008 Hong Kong stocks are poised for their worst quarter since 2015 and corporate earnings are unlikely to save them. After a sell-off erased more than US$600 billion from the city’s equities, attractive valuations stood as a potential bright spot. […]

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 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 Crude Oil dips on economic concerns after US […]

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) higher even as investors grappled with lingering worries over global growth

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) higher even as investors grappled with lingering worries over global growth

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) higher even as investors grappled with lingering worries over global growth Hong Kong shares edged up on Wednesday, even as investors grappled with lingering worries over global growth and political uncertainty in parts of Asia and Europe. The Hang Seng Index added 0.2% to 26,270.04 after trading in a […]

Hong Kong Government Ignores Protests Yet Hopes For Peace

Hong Kong Government Ignores Protests Yet Hopes For Peace

Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam yesterday said she hoped ‘calm will prevail after a massive weekend march passed without clashes between police and demonstrators, but again refused to give ground to protester demands. Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the heart of the city on Sunday in a show of peaceful protest after escalating […]

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 Flat Note: The immediate focus shifts to the minutes of the Fed’s last meeting due Wednesday. 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 […]

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) returning to negative territory

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) returning to negative territory

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) returning to negative territory Stocks in Asia were mixed on Tuesday, as the People’s Bank of China published its new loan prime rates which would result in cheaper borrowing costs for companies. Mainland Chinese stocks were mixed on the day, with the Shanghai compositeshedding earlier as it slipped 0.11% to about 2,880.00. […]

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 Steady, Stocks Up Note: The immediate focus shifts to the minutes of the Fed’s last meeting due Wednesday. Traders are also keenly waiting on the Fed’s Jackson Hole seminar and a Group of Seven summit this weekend for clues on what additional […]

Capital ‘Flying’ from Hong Kong

Capital ‘Flying’ from Hong Kong

$USD $HKD Residents of Hong Kong are swapping their Hong Kong dollars for other currencies as political unrest affects the local currency, the WS-J reports. Hong Kong’s currency sharply weakened against the USD starting last July, which analysts partly attribute to outflows.  The FT reports Hong Kong’s 10 richest people lost about $15-B since that time. […]

China plans to make Shenzhen a ‘better place’ than Hong Kong

China plans to make Shenzhen a ‘better place’ than Hong Kong

China’s government has unveiled plans to boost the mainland city of Shenzhen and make it into what state media called a “better place” than neighbouring Hong Kong, following another huge pro-democracy rally in the semi-autonomous financial hub. Weeks of rallies, demonstrations, and occupations have plunged Hong Kong into crisis — which Beijing is now framing […]

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) several developments drove optimism

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) several developments drove optimism

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) several developments drove optimism Hong Kong and Chinese stocks are rallying on Monday after China revealed measures to protect and boost its economy. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HSI) ended up 2.2%, the biggest daily percentage gain in two months. China’s Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) closed 2.1% higher, also […]

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 Asia stocks advance as China’s rate adjustment improves investor mood Crude Oil prices climb after Saudi oilfield attack Gold prices dip on firmer USD and equities Gold: Gold prices dipped Monday on a stronger USD, and a recovery in […]

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 Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil rises as US retail sales ease recession fears Asia stocks up in stimulus speculation Gold heads for 3rd weekly gainer on trade, growth concerns Dollar index higher Gold: Gold prices dipped Friday but were headed for […]

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) lifted by property related stocks

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) lifted by property related stocks

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) lifted by property related stocks Shares in Asia were mixed Thursday afternoon as the main yield curve in U.S. Treasurys inverted, triggering fears over the state of the U.S. economy. In mainland China, stocks rose on the day following an earlier slip. The Shanghai composite gained 0.25% to 2,815.80, […]

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 JPY holds gains, traders seek safety Crude Oil prices steady after big fall on recession concerns, inventory rise Stocks feel pain, as bond markets talk recession Gold gains as recession fears drive safe-haven demand Gold: Gold prices rose […]

President Trump US “deeply concerned about Hong Kong…”

President Trump US “deeply concerned about Hong Kong…”

Late Wednesday, President Trump tied a US trade deal with China to humane resolution of the weeks of protests wracking Hong Kong, hours after the State Department said it was “deeply concerned” about reports of movement of Chinese paramilitary forces along the Hong Kong border. The State Department warned that continued erosion of the territory’s […]

The Violence in Hong Kong is Being Condemned Around the World

The Violence in Hong Kong is Being Condemned Around the World

Foreign government officials and experts are expressing their condemnation of the violence perpetrated by radical demonstrators in Hong Kong. Emphasizing the significance of “1 country, 2 systems” for the development of Hong Kong, they also voiced their support for the legitimate actions taken by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government and Hong Kong […]

Commentary: Violence in Hong Kong Looks Like ‘Terrorism’

Commentary: Violence in Hong Kong Looks Like ‘Terrorism’

Violent protesters staged a shameful episode of real violence and brutality in full view and broadcast on live television at the Hong Kong International Airport Tuesday. At about 8:00p local time, a group of protesters detained a traveler they claimed to be an undercover police officer from the Chinese Mainland. In lynch mob-style assaults, they […]

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) trimmed gains as bleak China economic data overshadowed U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade concession

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) trimmed gains as bleak China economic data overshadowed U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade concession

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) trimmed gains as bleak China economic data overshadowed U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade concession Hong Kong stocks trimmed early gains to end slightly firmer on Wednesday, as bleak China economic data overshadowed U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade concession, while protests continued to roil the island city. The Hang Seng […]

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