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 […]

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 […]

Huawei Set to Expand

Huawei Set to Expand

Huawei will step up its presence in the global market for computer hardware, a top company official said on Wednesday, as the Chinese telecom giant weathers a US assault on its 5G network and smartphone business. Deputy chairman Ken Hu said the strategy is based on expectations that “incredible computing power” is going to be […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) business confidence falls to near 2-year low

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) business confidence falls to near 2-year low

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) business confidence falls to near 2-year low Business confidence in Singapore has dropped to a near two-year low for the final quarter of this year, with the manufacturing sector and wholesale trade bracing themselves for a downturn, a new survey has shown. Business sentiment fell from +6.91 percentage points in 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 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 […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Waiting On Data

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Waiting On Data

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Waiting On Data Ahead of Friday’s holiday for the Mid-Autumn Festival, the China stock market had halted the two-day slide in which it had fallen more than 15 points or 0.5 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 3,030-point plateau and it’s looking at a narrow trading […]

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 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) snaps three straight sessions of gains

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) snaps three straight sessions of gains

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) snaps three straight sessions of gains Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed lower on Thursday, with Indonesia falling the most, as signs of relief in the U.S.-China trade conflict failed to boost sentiment. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday reciprocated to Beijing’s move to exempt levying charges on some American imports […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) risk-on sentiment continues

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) risk-on sentiment continues

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) risk-on sentiment continues Risk-on sentiment continued to have considerable influence during Friday’s session in Asia thanks to investors’ hopes of a de-escalation in the trade dispute between the US and China. That said, Singapore’s Straits Times Index (STI) slipped into the red late in the session, bucking the regional trend on Friday, […]

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 […]

Wall Street Liked China Data, Hong Kong and BREXIT News

Wall Street Liked China Data, Hong Kong and BREXIT News

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street’s Key stock indexes bounced Wednesday, after robust economic data from China, easing tensions in Hong Kong and British lawmakers’ approval of a law to delay BREXIT provided some optimism to investors worried about global growth. The Fed’s September Beige Book described overall economic activity as expanding at a […]

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 […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $VXX FlASH: Global Market Uncertainty Means Precious Metals Will Continue To Rise This level of uncertainty in the global markets will prompt a massive move in the precious metals markets as traders and investors continue to put money into precious metals as a means to hedge against fear […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Eases , USD Up, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil prices mixed as market eyes trade dispute Gold prices ease as firmer USD weighs Stocks hurt by trade tensions USD up, GBP hurt by BREXIT uncertainty Gold: Gold prices fell Tuesday as USD gained, making the […]

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 […]

Asian markets in retreat on trade uncertainty

Asian markets in retreat on trade uncertainty

Asian markets sank again on Thursday as investors grow increasingly pessimistic about the outlook for China-US trade talks, while a closely watched recession indicator hit a level not seen since just before the financial crisis. The pound remained under pressure after Prime Minister Boris Johnson forced an extended suspension of parliament, heightening the prospect of […]

‘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, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) falls on telecom, consumer stocks

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) falls on telecom, consumer stocks

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) falls on telecom, consumer stocks Philippine stocks rose over 1% on Wednesday, recovering from the previous session’s sharp fall on hopes of positive news from President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to China, while other Southeast Asian markets were tepid amid lingering trade war worries. The benchmark Manila stock index closed 1.3% higher, […]

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 […]

Asian investors tread uneasily as trade hopes dim

Asian investors tread uneasily as trade hopes dim

Asian markets swung Wednesday, gripped by uncertainty over the China-US trade talks, with warnings that Donald Trump’s unpredictability could be harming the chances of an eventual agreement. Trading has been volatile this week after the president’s weekend outburst against Beijing and announcement of more tariffs on $550 billion of goods was followed Monday by him […]

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 […]

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 […]

AMMB Holdings Berhad (1015:KL) Q1 net profit rises 12.6pc to RM391.46m

AMMB Holdings Berhad (1015:KL) Q1 net profit rises 12.6pc to RM391.46m

AMMB Holdings Berhad (1015:KL) Q1 net profit rises 12.6pc to RM391.46m AMMB Holdings Bhd (AmBank Group) posted a 12.6 per cent rise in net profit to RM391.46 million in the first quarter ended June 30, 2019 (Q1) from RM347.59 million in the same period a year ago. Revenue was 10.1 per cent higher at RM2.39 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) core inflation likely eased to its slowest pace in nearly three years

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) core inflation likely eased to its slowest pace in nearly three years

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) core inflation likely eased to its slowest pace in nearly three years Singapore’s core inflation likely eased to its slowest pace in nearly three years in July, reinforcing expectations that the central bank will loosen policy later this year to support the city-state’s subdued economy. A Reuters poll of 11 economists […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman for signs of possible plans for more U.S. interest rate cuts

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman for signs of possible plans for more U.S. interest rate cuts

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman for signs of possible plans for more U.S. interest rate cuts Global stock markets were back in positive territory Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman for signs of possible plans for more […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$ABVV, $DELL, $EL, $JMIA, $CRM, $RUN Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of stocks analysts have singled out to look at carefully Wednesday, as follows: AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) Piper Jaffray raised it to Overweight […]

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. […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) rose in line with broader Asia as stimulus proposals in major economies muted recession fears

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) rose in line with broader Asia as stimulus proposals in major economies muted recession fears

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) rose in line with broader Asia as stimulus proposals in major economies muted recession fears Thailand cuts 2019 growth forecast to 3% from 3.8% Thai customs-cleared trade data for July due on Wed Malaysia hits over 1-week closing high By Niyati Shetty Aug 20 (Reuters) – Singapore and Malaysian stocks rose […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors ponder the extent and impact of Beijing’s interest rate reform

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors  ponder the extent and impact of Beijing’s interest rate reform

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors ponder the extent and impact of Beijing’s interest rate reform China and Hong Kong stocks barely moved on Tuesday as investors took a breather and pondered the extent and impact of Beijing’s interest rate reform. The CSI300 index was unchanged at 3,790.92 at the end of the morning session, […]

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 […]

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) Investors awaited further market direction amid global uncertainty

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) Investors awaited further market direction amid global uncertainty

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) Investors awaited further market direction amid global uncertainty Bursa Malaysia wrapped up the day mixed after a range-bound trading day, as investors awaited further market direction amid global uncertainty. The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia (FBM KLCI) ended 2.77 points lower at 1,596.45, after trading between 1,594.84 and 1,602.03 throughout the […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stock dividends payout slides

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stock dividends payout slides

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stock dividends payout slides Decleration in the world economy is beginning to take its toll on dividend payouts around the world, according to the latest Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index. In Singapore, US$3.8 billion of dividends were paid out in the second quarter of 2019, US$500 million lower than the US$4.3 billion […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares climb on China stimulus move

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares climb on China stimulus move

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares climb on China stimulus move Asian shares climbed Monday, as investors embraced a move by China that could help lower borrowing rates for companies, and signals that trade talks between Washington and Beijing could be improving. On Saturday, the People’s Bank of China unveiled a key interest rate reform aimed […]

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 […]

Special Report (Part 1): The Center of the World is Moving to Asia

Special Report (Part 1): The Center of the World is Moving to Asia

Asia is a hub of world trade, it is home to some of the world’s largest companies, the fastest-growing part of the Internet, and the engine of global consumption growth. Plus it is reaching to become the world’s financial center too, Asia is Now. In the Y 2000 I wrote a paper on this coming […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) aiming to consolidate itself as an international business hub

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) aiming to consolidate itself as an international business hub

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) aiming to consolidate itself as an international business hub The city of Shanghai, on China”s east coast, is aiming to consolidate itself as an international business hub and local authorities have presented a series of policies to attract more foreign companies.Considered one of the main development zones in China, the […]

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 […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) increasingly anxious over the lack of signs of progress toward settling the U.S.-Chinese tariff war over trade and technology

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) increasingly anxious over the lack of signs of progress toward settling the U.S.-Chinese tariff war over trade and technology

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) increasingly anxious over the lack of signs of progress toward settling the U.S.-Chinese tariff war over trade and technology Asian markets fell in early trading Thursday, following Wall Street’s worst day of the year amid signals of recession. The yield on the closely watched 10-year Treasury fell so low Wednesday […]

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) returns to red as global uncertainty intensifies

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) returns to red as global uncertainty intensifies

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) returns to red as global uncertainty intensifies Intensifying global uncertainties and slowdown in major economies dragged Bursa Malaysia into the red at the opening today. At 9.05am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) dropped 16.14 points to 1,584.17, below the psychological support level of 1,590 from yesterday’s close […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hurt by losses in financial sector

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hurt by losses in financial sector

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hurt by losses in financial sector U.S. curve inverts for first time in 12 years Singapore hurt by losses in financial sector Vietnam claws back ground to end 1.1% higher Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower on Thursday, tracking a global downturn in equities as an inversion in the U.S. […]

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 […]

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) falls below critical 1,600 level as global markets roil

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) falls below critical 1,600 level as global markets roil

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) falls below critical 1,600 level as global markets roil The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI), Malaysia’s gauge of the 30 largest stocks, closed below the critical 1,600 level yesterday as global markets roiled amid ongoing protests in Hong Kong, fears of a protruded US-China trade war and a crash […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) higher following the tariffs reprieve from Washington

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) higher following the tariffs reprieve from Washington

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) higher following the tariffs reprieve from Washington China stocks closed higher on Wednesday, following the tariffs reprieve from Washington, but gave up much of early gains as bleak data rekindled worries over the country’s’ economic health. The blue-chip CSI300 index ended 0.5% higher to 3,682.40, while the Shanghai Composite Index […]

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 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) may bounce back

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) may bounce back

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) may bounce back Market is seen opening higher tracking strong leads from Asian markets and overnight rally on the Wall Street. Trading of Nifty 50 index futures on the Singapore stock exchange indicates that the Nifty could rise 19 points at the opening bell. The all-India general Consumer Price Index (CPI) […]

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 Off, Stocks Up Headlines Asian stocks like President Trump’s delay of some China tariffs Crude Oil prices fall as China economic data disappoints Gold prices slip, President Trump’s trade concession boosts equities USD’s advance stalled as the sharp rise in US yields […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) headed for its weakest annual growth rate in a decade

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) headed for its weakest annual growth rate in a decade

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) headed for its weakest annual growth rate in a decade Singapore is headed for its weakest annual growth rate in a decade. It’s blaming its troubles on the US-China trade war. The country warned Tuesday that economic growth could fall to 0% this year. Previously, it predicted its economy would grow […]

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) remains in the red

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) remains in the red

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) remains in the red Bursa Malaysia remained in the red across board at mid-morning due to continuous sell-offs, mainly involving banking stocks. At 11.05am, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) slid 18.60 points to 1,596.45 from Friday’s close close of 1,615.05.   The benchmark index opened 0.20 points easier at […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks fall as bank lending disappoints

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks fall as bank lending disappoints

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks fall as bank lending disappoints Chinese shares fell on Tuesday after data showed banks extended fewer-than-expected new loans in July. The Shanghai Composite index closed down 0.6% at 2,797.26, while the blue-chip CSI300 index ended 0.9% lower. The smaller Shenzhen index ended down 0.7% and the start-up board ChiNext […]

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) protests spark capital outflow fears

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) protests spark capital outflow fears

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) protests spark capital outflow fears Apprehension over capital outflows triggered by escalating political unrest has driven Hong Kong’s stock market to its lowest this year and pressured its currency, with analysts warning of more weakness. The Hang Seng Index .HSI fell 2.1% to 25,281.30 points on Tuesday, down 16% from the […]

Markets Rally on Trade War Shift

Markets Rally on Trade War Shift

US retailers and global financial markets got an early Christmas present Tuesday as President Donald Trump’s administration announced it is delaying tariffs on key consumer electronic goods imported from China. And news that top US and Chinese trade officials spoke by telephone early Tuesday offered further signs of a possible letup in the trade war […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Off Headlines Asian shares of on trade worries Crude Oil off despite supply/demand issues The Argentine Peso collapsed overnight Gold marked fresh news highs Gold: Gold prices marked their highest in more than 6 years Tuesday, as concerns around protests […]

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) looks set to be cautious after a battering last week

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) looks set to be cautious after a battering last week

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) looks set to be cautious after a battering last week Market sentiment looks set to be cautious on Monday after a battering last week, following China’s yuan breaching the psychological threshold of 7 against the US dollar, escalating the US-China trade war.On Friday, Chen Yuan, a former deputy governor […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) cautiously rose following a volatile week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) cautiously rose following a volatile week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) cautiously rose following a volatile week Asian markets cautiously rose in early trading Monday, following a volatile week for global markets as U.S.-China trade tensions increased. Goldman Sachs on Sunday said that it does not expect a trade deal before the 2020 presidential election, and warned that the ongoing trade war is […]

Asia Focused on US China Trade War

Asia Focused on US China Trade War

Asian markets were mixed Monday with investors gripped by concerns about the US-China trade war after Donald Trump said he was prepared to walk away from next month’s planned talks. The president’s comments spooked US investors and added to the sense of pessimism across world trading floors after the White House last week announced fresh […]

China Has Cathay Pacific Under Siege

China Has Cathay Pacific Under Siege

Shares in Hong Kong’s flagship carrier Cathay Pacific plunged more than four percent on Monday, after Beijing banned airline staff supporting Hong Kong protesters from flights going through the mainland. Cathay shares lost 4.37 percent to HK$9.85 by the break in Hong Kong, with the carrier’s parent company Swire Pacific Ltd. plunging 5.26 percent 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 Steady, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Headlines Asian shares higher on China recovery, RM Yuan fixing Crude Oil off as demand outlook, trade dispute weigh Gold hanging near $1,500/oz on trade, recession concerns The .DXY, which tracks the Buck, Vs a basket of 6 […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) renewed concern the ongoing trade war will disrupt business operations

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) renewed concern the ongoing trade war will disrupt business operations

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) renewed concern the ongoing trade war will disrupt business operations China and Hong Kong stocks ended the week on a softer note on Friday, with the mainland’s benchmark capping the worst five straight days of trade in three months, as ZTE and other telecom equipment makers retreated on renewed concern […]

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) Shares Mixed

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) Shares Mixed

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) Shares Mixed The major Asia Pacific stock indexes are trading mixed on Friday with China and Hong Kong posting losses. Market conditions are much calmer than earlier in the week, which suggests money managers may have priced in most of the negative events with hedges in safe-haven assets like […]

Hong Kong Economy Takes a Hit

Hong Kong Economy Takes a Hit

Empty hotel rooms, struggling shops and even disruption at Disneyland: months of protests in Hong Kong have taken a major toll on the city’s economy, with no end in sight. City leader Carrie Lam has warned that the international financial hub is facing an economic crisis worse than either the 2003 SARS outbreak that paralysed […]

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 Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil edges up on expectations of more OPEC output cuts Gains for Asian shares capped by trade issues, China stocks fall .DXY flat to little changed Vs its 6 peers Gold sees best week in over 3 […]

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) ends broadly higher, CI up 0.71pc

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) ends broadly higher, CI up 0.71pc

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) ends broadly higher, CI up 0.71pc Bursa Malaysia ended broadly higher in line with regional peers and amid an announcement of better-than-expected Chinese trade data for July.  At close, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) jumped 0.71 per cent or 11.32 points to end at 1,616.02 from yesterday’s […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) showing no significant reaction after China’s central bank set the yuan’s midpoint at its weakest level since 2008

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) showing no significant reaction after China’s central bank set the yuan’s midpoint at its weakest level since 2008

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) showing no significant reaction after China’s central bank set the yuan’s midpoint at its weakest level since 2008 Asian markets rose in early trading Thursday, showing no significant reaction after China’s central bank set the yuan’s midpoint at its weakest level since 2008. The People’s Bank of China early Thursday […]

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) investors convinced now that the Sino-U.S. trade war will drag on and, if anything, intensify

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) investors convinced now that the Sino-U.S. trade war will drag on and, if anything, intensify

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) investors convinced now that the Sino-U.S. trade war will drag on and, if anything, intensify Many Chinese investors are piling into products that provide a hedge against a stock market collapse, convinced now that the Sino-U.S. trade war will drag on and, if anything, intensify. The dramatic shattering of […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) fall bucking the positive trend in key global markets including the US

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) fall bucking the positive trend in key global markets including the US

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) fall bucking the positive trend in key global markets including the US Singapore stocks opened weaker on Thursday (Aug 8), bucking the positive trend in key global markets including the US. The Straits Times Index fell 0.68 per cent or 21.52 points to 3,163.17 points as at 9.03am. Losers outnumbered gainers […]

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 Off, Crude Oil Bounces, Stocks Rally Chicago Fed President Charles Evans signaled Wednesday he was open to lower rates to bolster inflation and counter risks to economic growth from trade tensions. Futures moved to price in a 100% probability of a Fed easing in September […]

Savvy Money is Betting Both Sides of the US-China Trade Dispute

Savvy Money is Betting Both Sides of the US-China Trade Dispute

$SPY, $SPX Hedge-fund billionaire Ray Dalio advised savvy investors to bet on “both horses in the race” amid rising trade tensions between the US and China. He argued that investors still have a historic opportunity to buy into China as it opens up its markets to foreign investments. “Would you have not wanted to invest with […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks take a beating as escalating Sino-US trade tension rattles investors

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks take a beating as escalating Sino-US trade tension rattles investors

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks take a beating as escalating Sino-US trade tension rattles investors Singapore shares began trading on Wednesday morning (Aug 7) in positive territory, recovering from the previous day’s losses after US stocks bounced back overnight as the yuan steadied. The Straits Times Index rose 0.11 per cent or 3.59 points to […]

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