Asian markets rise on fresh optimism over the long-running China-US trade talks

Asian markets rise on fresh optimism over the long-running China-US trade talks

Asian markets rose Monday on fresh optimism over the long-running China-US trade talks after Beijing offered an olive branch on the key issue of intellectual property, while Donald Trump hailed progress on the agreement. Hong Kong stocks led the regional advance with pro-democracy parties on course for a landslide in local elections that could put […]

Asian markets rally following a forecast-busting US jobs report

Asian markets rally following a forecast-busting US jobs report

Asian markets rallied Monday following a forecast-busting US jobs report, and on growing optimism that China and the United States will finally sign off on a mini trade pact. Investors took their lead from another record-breaking close on Wall Street, which came at the end of a strong week for equities thanks to strong earnings […]

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 […]

Asia Points to Continued Rally

Asia Points to Continued Rally

Most Asian markets rose Thursday following a positive lead from Wall Street, while the pound was marginally higher as traders await the next Brexit move with the EU expected to extend Britain’s divorce deadline yet again. While US earnings on Wednesday were a mixed bag, investors remain broadly upbeat after better-than-forecast results so far have […]

Asian markets rally after China, US reach partial trade deal

Asian markets rally after China, US reach partial trade deal

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

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 […]

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 […]