Asia rises as stimulus hopes lift Chinese stocks amid trade row

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO, Sept 19 : Asian stocks rose across the board on Wednesday as expectations that Beijing would implement stimulus to soften the economic blow from the Sino-U.S. trade war helped Chinese shares rally. Spreadbetters expected European stocks to follow Asia’s lead and open higher, with Britain’s FTSE rising 0.15 percent, Germany’s DAX […]

Nikkei hits near 8-mth high, Topix also jumps; insurers rally after US yields rise

By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Sept 19 : Japan’s Nikkei extended its gains to near eight-month highs on Wednesday as investors took heart from a strong performance in Wall Street despite lingering trade war concerns, with financial stocks rallying after U.S. yields jumped. The Nikkei share average ended 1.1 percent higher at 23,672.52, the best closing […]

title=”GLOBAL MARKETS-Trade war uncertainty drags on markets, world stock index down for 5th day” data-text=”GLOBAL MARKETS-Trade war uncertainty drags on markets, world stock index down for 5th day” dir=”auto” class=”headline”>Trade war uncertainty drags on markets, world stock index down for 5th day

By Sin?ad Carew NEW YORK, Sept 6 : MSCI’s global stock index fell for a fifth straight day on Thursday and emerging market stocks were in their sixth day of declines as investors braced for an escalation in the trade war between the United States and China. The dollar edged down though it still received […]