U.S. accuses five firms in China of supporting Russia’s military

Smoke rises over the remains of a building destroyed by a military strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Lysychansk, Luhansk region, Ukraine June 17, 2022. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden’s administration added five companies in China to … Read more

Stocks swing higher as China eases quarantine rules

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying graphs (top) of Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register HONG KONG, June 28 (Reuters) – Asian shares swung into positive territory … Read more

Stocks extend bear market bounce as inflation angst eases

MILAN/TOKYO, June 27 (Reuters) – World shares extended their bounce on Monday, building on Friday’s strong Wall Street close as off-peak oil prices helped sentiment improve and temper fears of prolonged inflation. Strong morning gains in Europe and a rally across Asian markets after China further eased COVID-19 restrictions drove the MSCI’s benchmark for global … Read more

Macau locks down some buildings as COVID infections creep up

June 24 (Reuters) – Authorities in Macau have locked down several residential as the world’s biggest gambling buildings hub tries to contain a rising number of COVID-19 cases that have ground the city to a halt, apart from casinos which mostly remain open. The former Portuguese colony reported 39 new infections on Friday, bringing the … Read more

Stocks temper their inflation expectations on copper pounding

S&P futures up 0.9%, European stocks gain 1.5% MSCI world stocks eyeing 2.5% weekly rise Copper falls more than 7% on week, oil down 2% German 10-year bond yields drop 4 bps LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – World stocks headed for their first weekly gain in a month and Wall Street was set to open … Read more

Recession fear stalks oil, copper and stocks

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Global markets fell on Thursday as investors worried that further rises in interest rates to decades-high inflation would tip economies into recession. The German economy, Europe’s largest, suffered a sharp loss of momentum at the end of the second quarter, according to the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index, while corresponding figures … Read more

Macau hotel locked down after COVID case, 700 people to be quarantined-media

People queue for the mass coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing in Macau, China June 20, 2022. REUTERS/John Mak Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register HONG KONG, June 21 (Reuters) – A hotel and casino resort in the world’s biggest gambling hub of Macau was locked down by authorities with 700 people inside on … Read more

Shock Swiss rate hike sets markets on edge; BOJ holds

Pedestrians are reflected in a window in front of a board displaying stock prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia, February 9, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register SNB hikes 50 bps, franc soars, dollar slips Stock markets sink as more interest rate rises beckon … Read more

Shares sombre, dollar on a high as Fed seen going big

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying Russian Trading System (RTS) Index, Japan’s Nikkei index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Asian stock markets … Read more

Asian stocks slide as Fed hike fears tip Wall St into bear market

HONG KONG, June 14 (Reuters) – Asian shares slid sharply and the safe-haven dollar held near a two-decade peak on Tuesday after Wall Street hit a confirmed bear market milestone on fears aggressive US interest rate hikes would push the world’s largest economy into recession. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) fell … Read more