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Chinese industrial output slips to 17-year low Attention is trained on clues on the state of the country’s economy after China recorded its slowest pace of annual growth in almost three decades in 2018 on the impact of the US-China trade war and a crackdown on debt-fuelled corporate spending Beijing has introduced a series of measures to stimulate growth in recent months
RUTH SUNDERLAND: Brexit disaster at the tills could still await The prospect of paying £2,000 more for a new VW Golf because of a No Deal Brexit will horrify motorists but unfortunately, there is a lot more than that to worry about, says RUTH SUNDERLAND. The No Deal tariff proposals show how tricky it will be for consumers and businesses to navigate a whole new trading environment And it certainly shows up the promises of the hard Brexiteers of a brave new world of swift and simple free trade for the dangerous delusions that they are
Japan may cut economic view as China slowdown hits growth: Nikkei Japan's government is considering a slight downgrade to its assessment of t... FILE PHOTO: A worker walks near a factory at the Keihin industrial zone in Kawasaki, Japan, March 8, 2017 The government’s coincident indicator index fell for a third straight month in January, prompting the government to cut its view on the index, which showed the economy may have reached the peak of its long-term business cycle Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
What impact will China's new foreign investment law have? China's attempt to placate Washington amid trade war negotiations will only go so far. Partial investment is allowed in oil and gas exploitation, nuclear power, airlines, airport operation, and public health, amongst others sectors Those here with long memories know this and are approaching the new law with an understandable level of caution
Trump vowed to end 'chronic trade deficits.' Well, trade deficits just hit a record high. Meanwhile, Trump keeps repeating untrue claims about the tariffs imposed on Chinese imports: Our view A deficit can be an indication of a country's prosperity People with more money buy more imported goods, and the U.S. economy is the world's strongest, fueled during the past year by the twin stimuli of reduced taxes and increased government spending If you can't see this reader poll, please refresh your page
8@eight: ASX to open higher as 'Goldilocks' conditions boost Wall Street What happened overnight and what's ahead for the ASX. The lead handed to Asian markets was solid enough, nor were there were any major tier-1 economic announces to undermine sentiment Market watch: SPI futures up 20 points or 0.3% to 6182 about 7.30am AEDT AUD +0.2% to 70.95 US cents On Wall St: Dow +0.6% S&P 500 +0.7% Nasdaq +0.7% In New York, BHP +1% Rio +1.3% Atlassian -2.1% In Europe: Stoxx 50 +0.6% FTSE +0.1% CAC +0.7% DAX +0.4% Spot gold -0.6% to $US1308.90 an ounce at 1.43pm New York time Brent crude +1.2% to $US67.47 a barrel US oil +2.1% to $US58.04 a barrel Iron ore -0.6% to $US84.78 a tonne Dalian iron ore +1% to 616 yuan LME aluminium +1.8% to $US1906 a tonne LME copper bid unchanged at $US6472 a tonne 2-year yield: US 2.46% Australia 1.59% 5-year yield: US 2.43% Australia 1.60% 10-year yield: US 2.62% Australia 1.96% Germany 0.06% US-Australia 10-year yield gap as of 7.32am AEDT: 66 basis points This column was produced in commercial partnership between The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and IG
Here's what's keeping the rally alive at a crucial time for the stock market Boeing threatened to disrupt the market's climb, but there are a number of factors at play that are boosting stocks. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, February 13, 2019 Investors want to believe the worst is over, but it's still hard to believe that narrative, particularly with weak economic signals from China and Europe
Trump says he is in no rush to complete China trade deal U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was in no rush to complete a tr... But since both sides are still negotiating, no date has been set for a summit The White House is demanding that China make structural reforms, including how it treats U.S. intellectual property and forces U.S. companies to share their technology when doing business in China Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Brexit And Boeing: U.K. Exit Plan, Boeing Airliner Groundings Dominate Discussion Despite controversy over Brexit and Boeing, the U.S. market continues to hang in and have a positive tone this week. That could speak to investor confidence, and it’s interesting to see that some of the “non-glamorous” U.S. stocks have rallied lately. That came after analysts said last week that 2.6% might represent solid support unless there were signs of more U.S. economic slowing That doesn’t tell the whole story, however, and we won’t attempt to here TD Ameritrade® commentary for educational purposes only
U.S. core capital goods orders rebound; inflation muted New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods rose by the most in six months in Jan... Construction spending had dropped for two straight months FILE PHOTO: Caterpillar machines are seen at a construction site in New York City, U.S., October 17, 2016 (GRAPHIC: U.S. durable goods DataStream Chart - Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Optimism Reigns For U.S. LNG As Global Supply Fear Wanes Despite hurdles to liquefied natural gas expansion--infrastructure constraints, public outcry over fossil fuel use and the U.S-China trade war--U.S. LNG industry optimism is high and outpacing global investment in the sector. China Or Not, The Year of U.S. LNG U.S. optimism is dwarfing global demand and hurdles to LNG expansion including: increasing state-level interference with fossil fuel infrastructure projects, existing pipeline constraints overseas and in the U.S., price uncertainty for oil price-linked contracts in particular, concerns about oversupply, and the year-long U.S.-China trade war marked by a 10% Chinese import tariff on U.S. LNG and a 25% U.S duty on imports of steel and aluminum
Volkswagen postpones IPO of Traton truck unit VW’s decision will also raise questions for Daimler, the Mercedes-Benz owner that recently split itself into three units, in a move that was widely seen as preparing the ground for a future IPO of its own trucks division The rationale for splitting off truck businesses from traditional passenger car businesses is that the two businesses share few synergies, and truckmaking companies typically attract a higher valuation relative to earnings on the stock market