Most fall as tech sell-off drags broader Asia lower; Philippines recovers

By Nikhil Nainan Undated, Apr 20 : Most Southeast Asian stock markets slipped on Friday tracking broader Asia which was hit by a sell-off in technology stocks, while Philippine shares regained some ground following a sharp fall in the previous session. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was trading 1 percent lower as […]

Most up on oil, commodity gains; Philippines slides

By Nikhil Nainan UNDATED, Apr 19 : Most Southeast Asian markets gained on Thursday as strong commodity and oil prices buoyed sentiment, while a selloff in the Philippines saw the index closing at it lowest in nearly a year. Philippine shares pared earlier sharp losses to close down 1.4 percent at its lowest since April […]

Commodity stocks lift FTSE to 10-week high; pricing worries hit Unilever

By Danilo Masoni MILAN, Apr 19 : The UK’s top share index rose on Thursday as surging crude oil prices boosted commodity stocks, while consumer goods giant Unilever fell on worries over its pricing power. By 0838 GMT, the FTSE 100 was up more than 0.2 percent to its highest level since early February and […]

Futures rise as Syria fears wane, focus shifts to earnings

By Sruthi Shankar April 16 : U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday as investors bet the weekend’s U.S.-led missile attack on Syria would not escalate into a broader conflict, while turning their focus to the earnings season. Saturday’s strikes marked the biggest intervention by Western countries against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his ally […]

St hit by trade war fears; jobs data ease rate concerns

By Sruthi Shankar Undated, Apr 6 : Wall Street was set to open lower on Friday, weighed down by fears of an escalating trade conflict between the United States and China, but a lower-than-expected March jobs data eased some concerns over aggressive interest rates hikes. Global stock markets edged downward after President Donald Trump threatened […]

Australia shares fall as trade war fears revive; NZ up slightly

By Susan Mathew Undated, Apr 6 : Australia shares fell on Friday as worries over an all-out trade war between the U.S. and China deepened after U.S. President Donald Trump proposed additional tariffs on China. Trump on Thursday instructed U.S. trade officials to consider $100 billion in additional tariffs on China “in light of China’s […]