Copper pulls back as economic growth worries return

By Eric Onstad LONDON, Sep 20 : Copper ended two days of gains on Thursday as concerns resurfaced about the health of the global economy and higher U.S. interest rates ahead of a central bank meeting. Investors widely expect the U.S. Federal Reserve to increase interest rates next week, but future monetary policy remains uncertain. […]

Futures higher as tech gains ground

By Shreyashi Sanyal Undated, Sep 20 : U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher opening on Thursday, extending a bounce since the latest blows in the U.S.-China trade spat this week on the back of a recovery for technology stocks. The tech-heavy Nasdaq index, which has gained the most of Wall Street’s three big […]

Dollar slides to seven-week low as trade war fears ebb

By Tom Finn LONDON, Sep 20 : The dollar fell to a seven-week low against a basket of major currencies on Thursday as concerns about the impact of a trade row between China and the United States ebbed. Currency markets have become more settled since reacting strongly to new tariffs announced by Washington and Beijing […]

Oil steady, supported by US stocks and supply concerns

By Christopher Johnson LONDON, Sep 20 : Oil prices steadied on Thursday but the market remained bullish after news of another fall in U.S. crude inventories and on signs that OPEC may not raise production enough to compensate for the loss of Iranian exports hit by U.S. sanctions. Brent crude oil was unchanged at $79.40 […]

European shares add to gains as trade war fears fade into background

By Helen Reid LONDON, Sep 20 : European shares extended their rally on Thursday as investors set aside fears over a U.S.-China trade war and focused instead on bullish macroeconomic and corporate news. The pan-European STOXX 600 was up 0.3 percent while the leading euro zone stock index was on track for its ninth straight […]

World stocks rise as trade relief bounce continues

By Danilo Masoni MILAN, Sep 20 : A bounce in world stocks in relief that the fresh U.S. and Chinese tariffs on reciprocal imports were less harsh than feared continued on Thursday, although investors remained wary about the next steps in the US-Sino trade war. An MSCI index tracking shares in 47 countries rose 0.2 […]