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11:45  11 february  2019
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Asian Stocks Trade Mixed; Pound Edges Off Lows: Markets Wrap

Asian Stocks Trade Mixed; Pound Edges Off Lows: Markets Wrap Asian stocks traded mixed early on Wednesday as the earnings season rolled on and investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting. The pound held losses after lawmakers voted to renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal agreement with Brussels. Japanese shares were little changed, while Australian equities edged higher. The S&P 500 Index was primed to recover from its slight decline on Tuesday, with American equity futures advancing as Apple Inc. gave a forecast that showed stability after a tough end to last year. The Australian dollar jumped after inflation figures eased concerns about the economy.

A rally in oil and optimism at the mall buoyed U.S. stocks to a record at the traditional start of the American holiday shopping season. Stocks in Europe pared earlier gains as the euro headed for a two-month high, while bonds fell as Germany moved closer to ending a political impasse and business

Other stock markets were broadly higher, with MSCI’s gauge of stocks across the globe adding Trump said on Thursday there was “a long way to go” on tariffs with China and urged companies to Thursday’s Wall Street dip comes a day after all three major indexes had rallied to close more than 2

Stocks in Asia Dip as China Returns, Rally Fizzles: Markets Wrap © Bloomberg Global shares post first weekly decline since late December

(Bloomberg) -- Stocks began the week on a cautious note as doubts on the possibility for progress ahead of a potentially pivotal week for U.S.-China trade talks crept back into markets.

Resurgent worries on global growth are driving bonds higher and threatening to dent this year’s rally in riskier assets, with equities dipping last week. Shares in Sydney edged lower, while Korean stocks were little changed. Futures indicated a lower start for equities in Hong Kong. Chinese exchanges reopen after a one-week holiday during which a gauge of the country’s firms traded in Hong Kong fell. Japan is shut for a holiday, so Treasuries won’t trade until the London open after 10-year yields edged down to 2.63 percent last week.

Asia Stocks Rise; Dollar, Treasury Yields Steady: Markets Wrap

Asia Stocks Rise; Dollar, Treasury Yields Steady: Markets Wrap Asian stocks started the week with modest gains following strong U.S. economic data and positive comments out of Washington on the trade talks. Trading may be subdued as much of the region heads into Lunar New Year holidays. Japanese stocks climbed, partly buoyed by a weaker yen, which held losses from Friday after a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report. Australian stocks also advanced, while Hong Kong shares were little changed. Over the weekend, U.S. President Donald Trump told CBS trade talks with Beijing are “doing very well” and sounded confident an agreement with North Korea was on the horizon. On Friday, U.S.

A rally is a period of sustained increases in the prices of stocks , bonds or indexes. This type of price movement can happen during either a bull or a bear market

China 's fragile stock markets ended sharply lower on Thursday as oil prices failed to sustain a The index has slumped more than 18 percent in 2016 as China ’s currency has come under Lu Jie, head of China research at Robeco Asia Investment Center, said there was a vicious cycle in the markets .

The U.S. and China may struggle to reach a deal before the March 1 deadline for higher tariffs, while warnings mount that the dispute is curbing the global economic expansion and denting corporate profits. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will join Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Beijing for high-level trade talks this week. In Washington, the U.S. government could be headed for another shutdown as political tensions flare between Congress and the president.

Elsewhere, iron ore is being rocked by the crisis at Brazil’s Vale SA, with prices surging to the highest in years on concern over a supply crunch. The New Zealand dollar edged up from a two-week low, while crude held below $53 a barrel.

Bearish outlook prompts investors to sit on cash piles

Bearish outlook prompts investors to sit on cash piles If you're finding stock markets hard to call, or are nervous about how to invest right now, then don't worry. It appears that the market professionals feel exactly the same. The monthly survey of fund managers, conducted by the banking and broking giant Bank of America Merrill Lynch, points to a good deal of bearishness. That is despite a rally since the beginning of 2019 that, to date, has sent the S&P 500 up by 9%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average up by nearly 8.5% and the FTSE 100 and Nikkei 225 up by around 2.5% apiece.

“ China ’s weaker-than-expected 2018 trade data has seen the China equity market dive lower. Then sentiment went deeper into the tank on the release of China December trade data, which missed the The quick snap back in stocks Monday reinforces just how fragile investor sentiment is at the moment.

Stocks rose the most in six months Friday as technology shares, which led the longest rout in U.S. stocks in almost two years, bounced back to power The reasons for Friday’s rally were as varied as for the weeklong pounding. Trade data from China helped ease concerns about global growth, while

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Earnings season continues with reports from companies including Vivendi, Nvidia, Cisco, Nestle, Coca-Cola, Credit Suisse, Michelin and Nissan. Sweden’s Riksbank is expected to keep interest rates at minus 0.25 percent on Wednesday after the first increase in more than seven years in December.Data Wednesday is expected to show U.S. consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in January, after falling 0.1 percent in December.If no deal is reached on the U.S-Mexico border wall, parts of the federal U.S. government may shut down again later this week when stopgap government funding expires.

These are the main moves in markets:

Investors flee European stocks at fastest pace since Brexit vote

Investors flee European stocks at fastest pace since Brexit vote Investors have fled European stocks at the fastest pace since the aftermath of the Brexit vote in 2016, as concerns rise over Britain’s disorderly departure from the EU and slowing economic growth on the continent. 

Asia Gains Seen After U.S. Stocks Rise; Oil Drops: Markets W Wall Street's Next Fed Stress Test Assumes Deepest Recession Most U.S. equities fell, with financial and commodity shares pacing losses as an overnight rally in Asian equities failed to hold ahead of a spate of key earnings reports

Stocks - Market Ends Lower as Energy Stocks Sink. Stocks - U.S. Futures Fall as Black Friday American Funds Capital Income Builder A. PIMCO Commodity Real Return Strategy Institutional. China ’s official factory gauge unexpectedly rose as global demand for products helped cushion the


The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0.1 percent as of 8:05 a.m. in Hong Kong.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index slid 0.1 percent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index futures retreated 0.4 percent. Futures on the S&P 500 Index were little changed. The underlying gauge rose 0.1 percent Friday.


The yen slid 0.1 percent to 109.82 per dollar.The offshore yuan added 0.1 percent to 6.7776 per dollar. The euro was flat at $1.1324.The British pound bought $1.2938.


Australia’s 10-year bond yield held at 2.10 percent. The yield on 10-year Treasuries declined three basis points to 2.63 percent Friday.


West Texas Intermediate crude slipped 0.3 percent $52.55 a barrel.Gold advanced 0.5 percent to $1,315.61 an ounce Friday.

--With assistance from Sarah Ponczek.

Oil prices dip as U.S. crude output hits record 12 million barrels per day.
Oil prices dip as U.S. crude output hits record 12 million barrels per day (bpd), undermining efforts by Middle East dominated producer club OPEC to withhold supply and tighten global markets. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were at $56.85 per barrel at 0010 GMT, down 11 cents, or 0.2 percent, from their last settlement. International Brent crude futures had yet to trade. U.S. crude oil production reached 12 million barrels per day (bpd) for the first time last week, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Thursday in a weekly report. (GRAPHIC: U.S.

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