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Lower Open Likely For US Markets: Oil Down, Gold Steady A lower open is likely for the U.S markets Monday after the major stock indices showed a decline as investors turned focus to the U.S.-China trade talks and developments relating to global economic growth. The S&P and Nasdaq futures were also marginally down Gold prices steady Meanwhile, gold prices stood firm on Monday, as uncertainties over China -U.S Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up 0.6 percent in the last hour of trade as Chinese tech giant Tencent gained 1.97 percent
Asian equities advance as Chinese stocks pace gains Investor focus remains on US-China trade talks The Shanghai Composite closed 1.4% higher, while the onshore yuan tumbled 0.7% to 6.789 to a dollar SM Prime Holdings climbed 1.7% after the Philippine property developer reported a 17% increase in net income for 2018 The company said Friday that it had cancelled 18 flights due to a pilot strike
Trump Trade War Helps Push Farmers Into Record Number Of Bankruptcies Dairy farmers were counting on China milk buyers before the trade war. "The problem is both nations have stubborn leaders," an industry analyst said. Hard times for farmers got tougher with President Donald Trump’s trade war That drove customers to farmers and ranchers in competitive countries, like Australia, serving another dunning blow to American operations In all commodities, we’re heavily dependent on China, especially for soybeans, Kevin Bernhardt, agribusiness professor at the University of Wisconsin in Platteville, told the Milwaukee Independent
Hong Kong shares hit five-month high as China markets reopen Chinese airlines, energy stocks decline, while Tencent, Ping An rise Shares of mainland Chinese airlines declined in Hong Kong as the yuan weakened, with Air China and China Eastern Airlines falling 3.3% and 2.7%, respectively Film and television-drama producer and distributor Transmit Entertainment jumped 5.5% after saying it expects to report a profit of up to HK$50 million for the six months ended Dec. 31, compared with a loss in the year-ago period
US, China Trade War Puts 2 Million Jobs At Risk In America The ongoing U.S.-China trade war can put to risk at least 2 million U.S. jobs. The figure will increase if the U.S goes ahead with the proposed 25 percent tariff on other Chinese imports starting early March. The U.S. manufacturers will suffer from the high tariffs as costs of importing components will shoot up and affect their competitiveness in the export market Even though China news is awaited on its stand at the next round of talks in Beijing scheduled later in February, President  Trump’s upcoming summit with North Korean President  Kim Jong Un in Hanoi from Feb 27 to 28 Kim has moderated the media attention on the trade war negotiations
China upbeat on U.S. trade talks, amid S. China Sea tensions BEIJING--China struck an upbeat note on Monday as trade talks resumed with the United States, but al Lighthizer, named by U.S. President Donald Trump to spearhead the process after agreeing a 90-day truce in the trade war with Beijing, has been a strong proponent of pushing China to end what the United States views as unfair trade practices, including stealing intellectual property and forcing U.S. companies to share their technology with Chinese firms
Krugman expects to see a global recession this year, warns 'we don't have an effective response' There is a decent chance the world economy is headed for a recession in 2019, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. Panayiotis Tzamaros | ullstein bild via Getty Images Lecture by Nobel Prize winner economist Paul Krugman in Athens, Greece on Friday, April 17, 2015 He highlighted President Donald Trump's tax cut stimulus as one area of concern, saying the program was not very effective
US angers China after sailing two warships close to disputed South China Sea islands China's foreign ministry expressed anger on Monday after two US warships sailed near islands claimed by China in the disputed South China Sea. Ambrose: China - US trade war China claims almost all of the strategic South China Sea and frequently lambasts the US and its allies over naval operations near Chinese-occupied islands The two countries are also at odds over regional security, including Washington’s overtures to the self-ruled island of Taiwan, which China claims as its own
Top Automotive Trends In 2019: A Year Of Wows And Woes It's going to be a busy 2019. We’re likely to see the fall of an automotive giant, the (near) extinction of a car segment that has long defined the popular vision of the automotive industry, a windfall for the titans of new mobility, and much, much more technology-driven disruption. Automotive Trends in 2019Getty It’s time for our annual exercise in trendspotting Car manufacturers, mobility service providers and autonomous technology companies are furiously pushing to be the first to debut their vision of autonomous shared transportation
Dow futures point to a lower open as trade, political concerns linger U.S. stock index futures were lower Monday morning, as investors monitored trade talks and political developments. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were also seen relatively downbeat On Friday, Wall Street closed lower on the back of concerns over the ongoing trade war and slower economic growth concerns Failure to reach an agreement will raise U.S. tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese to 25 percent from 10 percent There are no major economic reports scheduled on Monday
Asian shares search for direction as U.S.-China trade talks begin Asian shares barely moved on Monday as investors were unable to shake worries ab... U.S.-led trade uncertainty along with increasing concerns over the extent of the current global growth slowdown has seen an increase in demand for core global bonds, said Rodrigo Catril, senior forex strategist at National Australia Bank Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Either China Stimulates Economy More, Or Trade War Whacks Market Hard Wall Street is pressuring China to stimulate more and daring Trump to raise tariffs. Tweet This Xi is less attached to Shanghai and Shenzhen stock movements, though foreign investors are not For China, 25% tariffs would be ugly as a more detailed trade breakdown already shows that where they are at that level both import volumes and values are plummeting, while firms are shifting production outside China, he writes
Brexit 'lose-lose situation' for EU, UK' She has promised that, if she does not bring a revised deal by Feb. 13, lawmakers will debate Brexit on Feb. 14 They gave a presentation on the EU's activities last year, such as the EU-Korea summit in Brussels and the 55 years of diplomatic relations between EU and Korea, as well as its 2019 goals on security, the refugee crisis, human rights, North Korea and climate change
Hong Kong stocks rise as China reopens after Lunar New Year Air China and China Eastern decline as yuan weakens against US dollar Mainland airlines bear fuel and aircraft acquisition costs in U.S. dollars The truce deadline is likely to see an extension, he said Energy services provider China Singyes Solar Technologies slumped 6% after saying it missed an interest payment on convertible bonds that was due on Feb. 8
IMF backs Fed rate pause citing rising global risks The International Monetary Fund’s new chief economist has backed the Federal Reserve’s decision to shelve interest rate increases, citing weakening momentum and considerable and rising risks to the global outlook the hope is that there will be resolution soon, she said
Asian markets mixed ahead of new round of U.S.-China trade talks Asian stocks were mixed on Monday as traders watched for developments on a fresh round of trade talks with the United States this week in Beijing. Officials from the U.S. and China will gather in Beijing for trade talks on Thursday and Friday U.S. Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin and trade representative Robert Lighthizer will lead the American delegation at the talks, which are aimed at bringing both sides closer to resolving deep-seated issues such as unhappiness over Beijing’s technology policy Subscribe to MarketWatch's free Need to Know newsletter We Want to Hear from You Join the conversation Comment