Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific, China blue-chip shares end at over 5-yr high in Bull run’s 6th day running

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific, China blue-chip shares end at over 5-yr high in Bull run’s 6th day running

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific China blue-chip shares end at over 5-yr high in Bull run’s 6th day running Chinese blue-chip shares rose for a 6th straight day to close at a more than 5 yr highs Tuesday, as retail investors rushed to join the officially sanctioned Bull market, but stocks pared gains late in […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific Australian shares finished lower Monday, snapping 4 straight sessions of gainers, as a spike in domestic cases of the C-19 coronavirus brought fresh restrictions and renewed fears of further economic pain. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.7% lower to 6,014.6, YTD the index has shed 9.37%. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX […]

Life in the ‘Virtual Travel Lane’

Life in the ‘Virtual Travel Lane’

#travel #virtual #confined #homes #nowhere #dreams #explore #imagination $coronavirus Travel is a multi-dimensional activity. People travel to the same destinations multiple times, not always physically. They travel to exotic places even before going places in their imagination. They are really not travelling anywhere outside the confines of homes. So, when not able to travel physically, […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets $HongKong #Australia #Japan #China #AsiaPacific Hong Kong stocks posted strong gains Thursday, with the index tracking Mainland stocks having its best day in more than 3 months, after a security law went into effect in the city this week. The Hang Seng index rose 2.9% at 25,124.19, while the China Enterprises Index, […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: European Indexes

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: European Indexes

#US #EU #stocks #markets # C19coronavirus, #vaccine, #China The US Stock Market is closed in observance of Independence Day Friday. EU stocks paused Friday after gains through the week 4 straight days of gains. EU shares rose Thursday, as encouraging economic data from across the globe and hopes of a C-19 vaccine lifted sentiment along […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan #HongKong Hong Kong stocks ended higher Friday to post their best weekly gainer in a month, as investors understand that Beijing’s new security law will benefit local markets and lead to more listings by Chinese companies. At the close the Hang Seng was up 248.93 pts or 0.99% […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #AsiaPacific Australian shares started the financial year on a positive note The S&P/ASX 200 index was up 0.6% at 5,934.40 at the close of trade, helped by a burst of late-buying after the Bell. The benchmark ended 1.4% firmer Tuesday after a senior central bank official said the economy would need “considerable” […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Asian shares rose Tuesday after data showed China’s manufacturing sector grew more than expected in June, a hopeful sign for a global economy still struggling to recover from the impact of the C-19 coronavirus chaos. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sans Japan was up 0.9%, US stock futures, the S&P 500 e-minis, advanced 0.23% […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares closed 1.5% lower Monday, with financials and energy stocks leading the declines. The S&P/ASX 200 index end down 1.5% to 5,815.0, its lowest close since 15 June. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 1.1% at 11,252.54 as utility and healthcare stocks gained. Japanese shares fell Monday, tracking Wall Street’s retreat […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japanese shares bounced back Friday, tracking overnight Wall Street gains, with banks leading the rally in both markets, after US regulators’ decision to ease some rules allayed fears over a spike in fresh virus cases. The benchmark Nikkei average rose 1.1% at 22,512.08, on the wk, the index gained 0.1%. The broader Topix rose 1% […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares closed 2.5% lower Thursday, snapping a 4-day winning streak, as rising concerns about a resurgence of C-19 coronavirus cases. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 2.5% lower at 5,817.7 in its worst session since 12 June. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index declined 1.2% or 135.05 pts to 11,124.36.  Japanese stocks ended at a […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Gold and healthcare stocks helped Australian shares eke out another session of gains on Wednesday, as investors remained cautiously optimistic about hopes of an economic recovery even as C-19 coronavirus cases continue to rise. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended up 0.2% at 5,965.70 to a 4th straight session of gainers. The benchmark is down 10.9% […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan stock index was firmer by 0.75%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed 0.5% higher. Australian shares inched up Tuesday, as gains in miners offset losses in financials. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 0.2% higher at 5,944.5, gaining for a 3rd session running. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.2% […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares finished flat to little changed Monday, rebounding from a 1% drop earlier in the session as fears of 2nd China Virus wave kept investors on the sidelines, with gains among gold miners offset by losses in tech and energy stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 0.03% higher at 5,944.5 pts in a 2nd […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

 Australian shares gained Friday helped by energy stocks that tracked higher Crude Oil prices, although worries remained about a 2nd wave of C-19 coronavirus infections around the world. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.73% at 5,979.9 in early trade and hit its highest since 11 June. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China stocks firmed Thursday as policymakers assured investors that the economy is gradually recovering from the C-19 coronavirus chaos, while pledging more reforms and liquidity to bolster capital markets. At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.03% at 2,936.88 pts, while China’s blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.46%. The smaller Shenzhen index was […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares advanced Wednesday as hopes for a fast global economic recovery rose after a record rise in US retail sales. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.83% at 5,991.8 pts at the close. The benchmark rose 3.9% Tuesday. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 3.5% to finish the session at 11,334.31. Wednesday at the […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares rose the most in more than 2 months Tuesday as the Fed’s move to start buying corporate bonds and upbeat remarks from the domestic central bank boosted investor confidence. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 3.89% at 5,942.3 points at the close of trade, snapping 3 straight sessions of losses. In New Zealand, the […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans Japan stock index was weaker by 0.75% while Japan’s Nikkei index was down 1.28%. Australian shares closed at their lowest marks in 3 wks Monday due to a healthy pull back in this Bull run. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 2.2% lower to 5,719.8, its lowest close since 25 […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans Japan’s stock index was weaker by 1.50% Japanese shares declined to 1.5 wk lows Friday after Wall Street dove on fears that a resurgence of C-19 infections could stunt the pace of reopening economies. Though not likely. The benchmark Nikkei average settled 0.75% lower at 22,305.48, its weakest close […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China’s blue-chip share index was flat to little changed Thursday, but start-up board ChiNext continued its uptrend on reform hopes. Hong Kong stocks fell on a downbeat economic outlook from the Fed. The CSI300 index was unchanged at 4,038.84 pts at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.2%, to […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

SKorean shares rose for the 9th straight session Wednesday on hopes for a quick recovery from the C-19 coronavirus chaos-induced economic downturn, though investors maintained a cautious stance ahead of a Fed policy decision. The Korean Won firmed to its highest close in more than 3 months, and the benchmark bond yield rose. The Seoul […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares rose more than 3% Tuesday, with gains propped up by miners and financial stocks, as investors continued to bet on a swift economic rebound from the damage wrought by the C-19 coronavirus chaos. Returning from a holiday-extended weekend, the S&P/ASX 200 rose 2.6% to 6,153.7 by 0037 GMT, up for a 6th straight […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

 Japanese stocks climbed to fresh 3.5 month highs Monday after a surprise increase in US employment gave investors further confidence of a swift global economic recovery from the C-19 coronavirus chaos-triggered slump. The benchmark Nikkei average advanced 1.4% at 23,178.10 pts, its highest closing mark since 21 February. The broader Topix rose 1.1% at 1,630.72, […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Asian stocks extended gains Friday and were set for their biggest weekly rise since Y 2011 while the EUR hit a 1.5 month high as Europe’s central bank surprised with more stimulus, fuelling hopes for a global rebound. Australian shares edged lower Friday, dragged by healthcare and technology stocks, as the index eased out of […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares ended higher for the 4th straight session Thursday, as a fresh stimulus package to revive an economy battered by the C-19 coronavirus chaos bolstered bets of a rebound from its 1st recession in 30 yrs. The S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.8% at 5,990.8 after a A$680-M package for residents to build or renovate their […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China stocks finished flat Wednesday, as worries persisted over the ongoing tensions with the US. The blue-chip CSI300 index was unchanged at 3,983.65, while the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.1% to 2,923.37. Australian shares closed at a near 3-month high Wednesday, boosted by energy and financial stocks, as risk appetite was whetted by prospects of […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

World stocks have risen 35% from a late March bottom. Australian shares closed higher Tuesday after the country’s central bank reiterated that the impact from the C-19 coronavirus chaos could be less damaging than initially feared, stoking hopes of a speedy economic recovery. The S&P/ASX 200 closed 0.3% firmer at 5,835.10, though lingering worries over […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

MSCI’s Asia sans Japan stock index was firmer by 2.47%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed up 0.84%. South Korean shares buoyed Monday as the President Trump’s threat against China over a national security law for Hong Kong was weaker than feared, even as the country’s trade and manufacturing activity remained sluggish. The Korean Won strengthened […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares eased 1.6% Friday, though gained for the 5th straight week as hopes of a faster-than-expected economic recovery Down Under from C-19 coronavirus chaos-induced disruptions outweighed worries of a deepened US-China rift. The S&P/ASX 200 closed at 5,755.7 and saw its worst day in 2 wks, as markets nervously awaited a response from the […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong shares ended lower Thursday. The Hang Seng index closed down 0.7% to 23,132.76, after falling more than 2% mid-session to its lowest mark since 25 May. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index fell 0.2%. The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking energy shares was flat, the IT sector lost almost 2%, the financial […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares settled lower Wednesday as rising tensions in Hong Kong over China’s proposed security law took the shine off surging bank stocks and tempered expectations of a global economic recovery. The S&P/ASX 200 opened lower but recouped losses to rise 1% in intra-day trade. However, selling in the final 15 mins of trade wiped […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australia and New Zealand stock indexes on Tuesday surged to their highest in more than two months, fuelled by mounting hopes of a global economic recovery as more countries emerge from the coronavirus-induced lockdown. The S&P/ASX 200 index advanced more than 2% for the 2nd straight session and ended 2.9% firmer at 5,780 pts. The […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell more than 5% Friday afternoon after China moved to impose new national security legislation on the city, raising fears of a revival of street protests that convulsed the financial hub for much of last year. The benchmark is headed for its largest daily percentage drop since Y 2015. The […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China and Hong Kong stocks were little changed Thursday ahead of the country’s annual parliament session, starting this week, that could yield more economic stimulus. At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.05% at 2,885.20. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.06%, with its financial sector sub-index losing 0.07%, the Real Estate […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China shares fell Wednesday as cautious investors held back ahead of the country’s annual political meetings where policymakers will discuss measures to boost the economy. At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.45% to 2,885.54. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.49%, with its financial sector sub-index lower by 0.37%, the consumer […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sans Japan last traded up 1.6% in late Asian trade. Australian shares closed at a more than two-month high on Tuesday, led by gains in mining, energy and financial stocks, as a gradual re-opening of some economies boosted sentiment and raised hopes of a demand recovery for commodities. The […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China shares ended higher Monday as investors took hope from data showing home prices rose in April, but renewed trade tensions between Beijing and Washington At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.24% at 2,875.42. The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.26%, with its financial sector sub-index higher by 0.06%, the consumer staples […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

The Japanese benchmark Nikkei average dipped 0.3% to 19,854.03 by the midday break, with Real Estate and other defensive sectors leading the losses. On the week, the Nikkei was down 1.6%, poised for its 1st weekly decliner in 3. The broader Topix fell 0.3% to 1,441.96 by the recess, with 66% of the 33 sector […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Chinese shares closed lower Thursday as investors worried about a prolonged recovery in the economy, while awaiting more active stimulus policies to cushion the blow from the C-19 coronavirus chaos. The Shanghai Composite index ended 0.96% lower to 2,870.34. The blue-chip CSI300 index shed 1.08%, with its financial sector sub-index sliding 1.33%, the consumer staples […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japan’s Nikkei share average slipped from a two-month high on Tuesday as concerns about further waves of coronavirus infections undermined recent optimism on economic re-openings. The Nikkei share average ended down 0.12% to 20,366.48 points, a day after it hit a 2-month high. It has risen 18.7% from a bottom hit on 19 March. The […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China stocks shed early gains to end a tick lower Monday, amid renewed concerns over the coronavirus outbreak as Wuhan reported its 1st cluster of infections since the lockdown was lifted a month ago. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.02% at 2,894.80. The blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.09%, with its […]

The People’s Petition to Investigate Bill and Melinda Gates Now has Over 500,000 Signatures

The People’s Petition to Investigate Bill and Melinda Gates Now has Over 500,000 Signatures

A petition is calling on the White House to investigate Bill and Melinda Gates for “crimes against humanity” and “medical malpractice.” US Stock Market is saying, “America is a victim of malpractice by medical advisors” A petition calling on the federal government to investigate Bill and Melinda Gates for “crimes against humanity” has surpassed half […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China stocks closed higher Friday as investors cheered Beijing opening up its financial markets further to foreign investors. China finalised rules Thursday that scrap quotas under 2 major inbound investment programs, giving qualified foreign institutions unlimited access to Chinese stocks and bonds. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.83% at 2,895.34 and […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Asian shares pared early losses Thursday after Chinese exports proved far stronger than even Bulls imagined. Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans Japan stock index was weaker by 0.1%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed up 0.28%.  China stocks ended lower Thursday, as investors are still cautious on a bleak trade outlook globally that could slow […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares ended lower in lite trade Wednesday as investors took profits after 2 sessions of sharp gainers, with banking stocks dominating the losses. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.42% lower to 5,384.6 pts, having gained more than 3% in the past 2 sessions as the country eased coronavirus restrictions. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong shares Tuesday recouped some of the prior session’s sharp losses, tracking gains in broader Asia, as countries laid out plans to ease coronavirus-induced restrictions. The Hang Seng index rose 0.5% to 23,742.13 pts, having lost more than 4% Monday as US-China tensions simmer. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index gained 0.4% Tuesday. The […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China stocks rallied Thursday to post their biggest monthly advance since December, after positive trial results for a drug to treat COVID-19 and downbeat data reinforced hopes of further stimulus to bolster the world’s 2nd-largest economy. The blue-chip CSI300 index ended up 1.2% at 3,912.58, while the Shanghai Composite Index closed 1.3% higher at 2,860.08. […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares rose Wednesday, tracking Asian peers, after coronavirus-induced restrictions slowly eased around the world and as strong domestic inflation data supported sentiment. The country’s headline consumer price index rose in the first quarter to lift annual inflation to 2.2%, its highest reading in five and a half years, but the long-desired pick-up is likely […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

 Australian shares finished lower Tuesday after the Treasury said it was not working on any new stimulus packages at the moment, while the country readied to relax some restrictions amid a decline in coronavirus cases. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 0.2% lower to 5313.1 at the close. The benchmark rose 1.5% Monday. New Zealand’s benchmark […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sans Japan rose 0.1% in early trade, while Japan’s Nikkei gained 1.1% ahead of an earnings heavy week. Philippine shares fell Monday following a warning that the coronavirus pandemic will likely send the economy into its first annual contraction in more than two decades this year, while financials helped […]

The Global Business Sentiment in the Wake of the COVID-19 Coronavirus

The Global Business Sentiment in the Wake of the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In McKinsey’s latest survey global executives report a gloomier outlook than a month ago, 67% expect a sizable contraction in the world economy, and a most predict declining company profits. The COVID-19 chaos spread quickly across and within geographies, and now executives share growing concerns about its economic impact and, varying by region, dramatic shifts in […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares ended higher on Friday, but reported its first weekly loss this month, with investors now eyeing corporate results that are set to reflect the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.5% higher at 5,242.6. On the week, it shed 4.5%. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Chinese stocks ended off Thursday, as mounting economic uncertainty sparked by the coronavirus pandemic kept share prices capped, stopping investors from chasing the rebound from the prior session. The Shanghai Composite index closed 0.2% lower to 2,838.50. The blue-chip CSI300 index ended down 0.3%, with its financial sector sub-index down 0.3%, the consumer staples sector […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

SKorean shares rose Monday as relaxation of some social distancing rules fuelled optimism about the reopening of the broader economy, with China’s interest rate cut adding to the sentiment. The Korean Won weakened, while the benchmark bond yield was up. The Seoul stock market’s main KOSPI rose 4.44 pts, or 0.23%, at 1,918.07 as of […]

COVID-19 is Not Really a Pandemic as Pandemics Go…

COVID-19 is Not Really a Pandemic as Pandemics Go…

…it is a Power, Profit, Control Pandemic. The economic collapse is a result of precisely engineered governmental policies though those policies appear to be in the public’s best interest. COVID-19 meets the technical definition of a pandemic, and the World Health Organization (WHO) declare it so. However, the death toll is nowhere near that of real […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japan’s share benchmark Nikkei hit its highest closing mark in nearly 6 wks Friday, tracking gains in US futures, supported by reports of a potential coronavirus treatment and President Trump’s guidelines for re-opening the economy. The Nikkei average advanced 3.2% on short-covering to finish at 19,897.26, its highest closing since 9 March, om the week, […]

Latest on the Spread of the Coronavirus Around the World

Latest on the Spread of the Coronavirus Around the World

Reported cases of the coronavirus crossed 2.14-M globally and 143,744 people have died, according to a Reuters tally as of 0200 GMT Friday. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS * For an interactive graphic tracking the global spread, open tmsnrt.rs/3aIRuz7 in an external browser. * For a U.S.-focused tracker with state-by-state and county map, open tmsnrt.rs/2w7hX9T in an external browser. AMERICAS * […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japanese shares Thursday tracked overnight losses on the Wall Street, as economic damage from COVID-19 weighed on investor sentiment, with banks and automakers leading the declines. The benchmark Nikkei average ended 1.3% lower at 19,290.20. The Nikkei’s volatility index, a measure of investors’ volatility expectations based on option pricing and considered to be a fear […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australia’s main stock index fell Wednesday as prospects of a deep global recession and its impact on the demand for crude oil hammered energy stocks and offset better-than-expected trade data from China, the country’s biggest trading partner. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.3% by 0039 GMT, with a 3.4% drop in energy stocks weighing […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China and Hong Kong stocks gained Tuesday, after the world’s 2nd-largest economy posted better-than-expected trade data despite the coronavirus outbreak. China’s exports fell 6.6% in March from a year earlier, while imports shrank 0.9%, a better-than-expected outcome as factories restarted production, though the global coronavirus health crisis looks set to keep trade under pressure over […]

Monday’s World Wide Coronavirus Update

Monday’s World Wide Coronavirus Update

The virus outbreak has stabilized across the US, according to the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Parts of the US may be ready to ease emergency measures in May, said Dr. Tony ‘Doom’ Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised doctors for saving his […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japanese shares fell Monday as investors worried about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on corporate earnings, though stocks of Key Crude Oil exploration firms rose after major producers finally agreed their biggest-ever output cut. The benchmark Nikkei average dropped 2.3% to 19,043.40 on subdued activity. China stocks dipped Monday, as the country’s new daily […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japanese shares dropped Friday on profit-taking ahead of the weekend, with trading volume remaining low due to the Easter holidays abroad. The benchmark Nikkei average slipped 0.1% to 19,326.78 by the midday break, despite overnight gains on Wall Street, as investors locked in some recent gains. SKorean shares rose Friday as market sentiment was lifted […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose Thursday, tracking an upbeat session on Wall Street, as hopes for the coronavirus outbreak nearing its peak rose, while expectations of a cut in oil output pushed the energy-heavy Thai index higher Australian shares rose more than 2% on Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street as hopes that the […]

Wednesday’s World Markets: Asia Pacific

Japan’s Nikkei share average rose 0.47% at 19,039.91 while the broader Topix gained 0.59% at 1,411.44, extending the rally into its 3rd day. Australian shares dropped more than 2% Wednesday, as concerns of a massive economic slump due to the coronavirus pandemic coupled with an outlook downgrade on the local economy and banking sector drove […]

Tuesday’s World Markets: Asia-Pacific

Most Southeast Asian stock markets tracked Wall Street and Asian equities higher Tuesday, with Thailand rising the most, although gains were capped following a spike in infections due to the coronavirus in the region. Australian shares rose Tuesday as reports of slowing fatalities from the coronavirus outbreak raised optimism that the fight against the disease […]

Till the World is ‘Unlocked’ Travel Virtually from Home, Here are the 7 Wonders of the World!

Till the World is ‘Unlocked’ Travel Virtually from Home, Here are the 7 Wonders of the World!

Much of the world is at standstill right now while the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has hit “pause” on our physical travel plans, but we can fulfil our wanderlust, virtually.  From virtual museum tours to online Broadway productions, to safari livestreams in South Africa, there is a virtual tour for every traveler.  Here are the “Seven Wonders of the World” to […]

Friday’s World Markets: Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong stocks slipped Friday to end the week lower, as risk-averse sentiment strengthened on continued spread of the coronavirus with infections surpassing 1-M globally. At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was down 43.95 points, or 0.19%, at 23,236.11. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index fell 0.37% to 9,491.1.The sub-index of the […]

Pressure is On UN’s WHO Chief to Step Down for Helping China Cover-up its Virus Attack

Pressure is On UN’s WHO Chief to Step Down for Helping China Cover-up its Virus Attack

The Fog of War obscures much about the novel coronavirus pandemic. But 2 facts are certain, 1) China’s Communist authorities have lied, concealed and misled about the origins of the epidemic and the toll of the virus in China, and 2) the World Health Organization has acted as Beijing’s handmaid. The result: The global toll of this […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets Update: Asia and Oceania

Asian share markets were down Thursday, clouded by the rising US coronavirus death toll, and with investors braced for more signs of economic pain in the world’s largest economy, ahead of another likely record week of jobless claims. With hopes growing that the worst of the outbreak may have passed for China and SKorea, the […]

Wednesday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Asian equities recorded their biggest foreign outflow in at least 12 years in March, hit by the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on businesses across the region, with most factories shuttered to contain its spread. The S&P/ASX 200 index finished 3.6% higher at 5,258.60, recovering from the benchmark’s 2.02% fall Tuesday. The benchmark closed at […]

Tuesday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Southeast Asian stock markets rose Tuesday as data showed China factory activity unexpectedly expanded in March after contracting to a record low in the previous month even though the coronavirus pandemic showed few signs of abating. Indian shares edged up Tuesday, tracking broader Asian peers, after upbeat factory data from China gave investors hope of […]

Here are the Latest Coronavirus Updates from Around the World

Here are the Latest Coronavirus Updates from Around the World

Saturday, President Trump said that he was considering an “enforceable quarantine” in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area due to the coronavirus outbreak. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo meanwhile said he had not spoken to the President about a quarantine. “I do not even know what that means,” Governor Cuomo said. “I do not know […]

Thursday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Thursday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Most South East Asian stocks rose on optimism around a massive US stimulus package, although Singapore shares fell after the city-state cut its annual growth forecast to better reflect the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese shares took a tumble Thursday following 3 days of massive gains after a rise in domestic coronavirus cases […]

Tuesday’s World Markets: Asia, Oceania and EU

Just in: S&P 500 futures Vs fair value: +108.60. NAS Comp futures Vs fair value: +352.30. $SPY $QQQ Most Southeast Asian stock markets rebounded on Tuesday as global and regional stimulus measures to stem the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic lifted investor sentiment, while Thailand prepared to enter a month-long emergency. Thai shares gained […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia and Oceania

Philippines plunged 24% Thursday on reopening after a 2-day hiatus, while other Southeast Asian stock markets also sustained heavy losses on fears over the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. Indonesian equities fell 5%, triggering a circuit breaker for the 4th time in 6 sessions. Financial and consumer stocks were the biggest losers, with Bank […]

A Stunned World Battles the Coronavirus, Younger People in France and Italy are Falling Ill Too Now

A Stunned World Battles the Coronavirus, Younger People in France and Italy are Falling Ill Too Now

Wednesday, 100’s of millions of people worldwide were adjusting to once-in-a-generation measures to battle the coronavirus crisis that is not only killing the old and vulnerable but also threatening prolonged economic misery.  Younger people in France and Italy are falling seriously ill from coronavirus, a worrying development that suggests young adults are more susceptible to […]

Wednesday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Japanese stocks advanced Wednesday after Wall Street staged a strong rebound as policymakers across the world cobbled together packages to counter the severe restrictions on various regular activities aiming at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Australian shares are set to open slightly lower on Wednesday as unnerved investors took note of the US Fed […]

Crude Oil Demand Heads for Record Lows

Crude Oil Demand Heads for Record Lows

$OIL $USO “This is a sudden, instant demand shock, the scale of the decline is unprecedented.” Gasoline becomes more affordable, just when Americans do not need it.” Global Crude Oil consumption is heading to the biggest annual contraction in history, as more countries introduce unprecedented measures to fight the virus outbreak. Travel bans, work-from-home, canceled […]

Our World is Big, Wonderful and Wild

Our World is Big, Wonderful and Wild

We live in a big, wonderful world with many terrifying and mysterious places, places just waiting for the next death defying traveler go to visit. From Hell-themed amusement parks to islands covered with snakes, below are some of the scariest places in the world, as follows; North Yungas Road, Bolivia The path from La Paz to […]

Global Stocks Rise $17-T YTD

Global Stocks Rise $17-T YTD

$SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $DIA, $DE Global stock markets gained $17-T in total value in 2019 according to the information based on Deutsche Bank calculations. The chart from Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DE), the value of global equities began the year just under $70-T but now exceeds $85-T. Political developments and an easier monetary policy have helped spark […]

Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World

The Christmas season is a wonderful time of the year. From its European roots in the Winter solstice to the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, Christmas is celebrated all over the world in many different forms and fashions. Below is a list of Christmas traditions that reflect the special meaning that Christmas has for all […]

US Trade Deal with China Will Boost Global Economy

US Trade Deal with China Will Boost Global Economy

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday a “P-1” trade deal between the United States and China was “very good” for global economic growth, and added that the 2nd phase could come in several steps. The United States and China cooled their trade dispute Friday, announcing a “P-1” agreement that reduces some US tariffs in […]

Vienna (Wein), the Most Livable City in the World

Vienna (Wein), the Most Livable City in the World

Named the most livable city in the world for 2 years running, Vienna is also an super place to visit. Living up to ‘nicknames’ like the City of Music (Mozart and Beethoven) and the City of Dreams (Freud) is no easy task, but Austria’s awe-inspiring capital pulls it off. You can feel its grand history as […]

The 5 Safest Cities in the World

The 5 Safest Cities in the World

Traveling comes with its risks, and you may have heard some stories of tourists becoming victims of crimes or being taken advantage of on their holidays. Crime exists in all parts of the world and it can sometimes be difficult to avoid. But, if take your holidays in 1 of the 5 cities listed below and you […]

America is Leading the Free World Again

America is Leading the Free World Again

President Trump emerges from the G-7 Summit in France as the unchallenged Leader of the free world. Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, praised President Donald Trump’s accomplishments, and said under his leadership, “America is finally leading again.” Her comments came in a Tweet Monday night She wrote: “Under @realDonaldTrump “We are standing up to China. […]

President Trump to Work with G-7 Allies to Build a Future of Opportunity and Promise for All Our Nations

President Trump to Work with G-7 Allies to Build a Future of Opportunity and Promise for All Our Nations

“Each of our nations is totally unique with our people and our own sovereign obligations. But we can coordinate together and achieve a common good.“– President Donald J. Trump His Mission Statement WORKING WITH G7 PARTNERS: President Donald J. Trump will meet with leaders of G7 nations to further our cooperation and relations with several […]

The Philippines Island of Siargao Voted the Best in the World

The Philippines Island of Siargao Voted the Best in the World

A teardrop-shaped island in the southeast of the Philippines, 500 miles from the capital Manila, Siargao (shar-gow) feels like Bali might have a few decades ago. Given its smaller size, a population of 200,000 Vs Bali’s 4-M, Siargao is unspoiled, remote, and under the radar, despite the influx of new infrastructures in recent years. You will revell […]

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 […]

Preparing for Your Long-Haul Flight

Preparing for Your Long-Haul Flight

If you want to see this world, you will have to endure some lengthy flights in order to do it. There are steps to take to make sure that your long-haul flight is as comfortable, enjoyable, and as pleasant as possible. Choosing Your Flight The 1st thing you can do to prepare for your long-haul […]

Boost Your Mental Energy, Read About New Things

Boost Your Mental Energy, Read About New Things

Reading is an effective way to strengthen our higher-order thinking skills. Research has shown that reading a novel can enhance the brain’s neuron connections and improve the overall function of the brain. It was also revealed that reading strengthens the ability to empathize, and stimulates the imagination in a way that the reader was actually […]

World Events That Every Traveler Should Strive to See

World Events That Every Traveler Should Strive to See

Set out to experience a destination in a unique way by joining its communities in celebrating their love for food, wine, new beginnings and everything in between. Through traditional clothing, spirited dances and sumptuous symbolic foods, World festivals educate spectators on a destination’s history and local culture for a deeply insightful experience, and some are […]

Everyone Should Visit These Places in a Lifetime

Everyone Should Visit These Places in a Lifetime

Instead of following the crowd, plan your travel this year and in the future in order of ecological/historical importance, and visit these places. It is an easy way to categorize, but not easy to prioritize. Here we look at places in peril that can still be enjoyed now, while actually helping the cause through proper […]

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