Vietnam rises 1 pct in volatile trade

By Chris Thomas UNDATED, Dec 12 : Vietnam shares closed 1 percent higher in highly volatile trade on Tuesday, while most other Southeast Asian markets marked time ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting. The Vietnam Index rose as much as 1.5 percent in early trade, before declining up to 2.4 percent to a […]

M&A dominates Europe share trading as oil leads gains

By Helen Reid LONDON, Dec 12 : Mergers and acquisitions dominated early European share trading on Tuesday, while a decline in banks was offset by strength in oil stocks after a pipeline shutdown boosted crude prices. The pan-European STOXX 600 gained 0.2 percent and leading euro zone stocks rose 0.1 percent. Amsterdam’s AEX climbed 0.4 […]

SE Asia Stocks-Singapore hits 2-1/2-yr closing high; Vietnam plunges

By Chris Thomas UNDATED, Dec 11 : Singapore shares climbed 1 percent to their highest close in two-and-a-half years on Monday, riding on a rally in financials, while Vietnam stocks tumbled 2.4 percent in their sharpest drop in nearly two years. The city-state’s top lenders United Overseas Bank, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp and DBS Group surged […]

Energy slumps, Amazon shines as Wall St ends flat

By Lewis Krauskopf Undated, Nov 28 : Wall Street’s major indexes ended little changed on Monday, retreating modestly from record highs set during the session, as gains for Amazon countered losses in shares of energy companies. Investors also digested strong economic data, which showed sales of new U.S. single-family homes unexpectedly rose in October to […]

FTSE 100 holds breath before budget, Thomas Cook dives

By Helen Reid LONDON, Nov 22 : Britain’s top share index edged higher on Wednesday as cautious investors awaited finance minister Philip Hammond’s budget announcement which could shake up housebuilders, banks and insurance stocks. The FTSE 100 nudged 0.3 percent higher after a lacklustre start, with financials and materials stocks the biggest gainers as banking […]

Most climb on upbeat data; Vietnam scales fresh multi-yr peak

By Karthika Suresh Namboothiri Undated, Nov 16 : Most Southeast Asian stock markets firmed on Thursday, with Indonesia climbing about 1 percent after a six-session losing streak and Vietnam scaling a fresh peak in nearly a decade, as upbeat U.S. and regional economic data boosted sentiment. Broader Asian equities gained after data showed that underlying […]