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  • Asian stocks ease after rallying on solid US performance
    Associated Press44 minutes ago

    Asian stocks ease after rallying on solid US performance

    Asian markets have eased after early gains as a sweep of positive news from Wall Street and beyond boosted confidence in the U.S. economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.4 percent ...

  • Reuters58 minutes ago

    Nikkei rises to more than 1-month high; automakers, tech shares gain

    Japan's Nikkei share average advanced to a more than one-month high on Wednesday as exporters such as automakers and technology firms got a boost after the dollar hit a six-month high against the yen. ...

  • Global Markets: Dollar's advance puts squeeze on gold, commodities
    Reuters1 hour ago

    Global Markets: Dollar's advance puts squeeze on gold, commodities

    Japan's Nikkei rose 0.43 percent as a weakening yen promised to fatten exporters' profits. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.1 percent and Australia 0.6 percent. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell stuck with an upbeat assessment on the U.S. economy while downplaying the impact of global trade risks on the outlook for rate rises.

  • Asian Equities Edge Higher After Powell Testimony; Japan, EU Sign Trade Agreement
    Investing.com2 hours ago

    Asian Equities Edge Higher After Powell Testimony; Japan, EU Sign Trade Agreement

    Investing.com – Asian equities traded slightly higher in morning trade on Wednesday following upbeat remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell during his congressional testimony.

  • The Wall Street Journal5 hours ago

    U.S. Stocks Higher After Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s Testimony

    U.S. stocks rose Tuesday following Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s Senate testimony, while investors also continued dissecting the latest round of corporate earnings results. The S&P 500 rose 11.12 points, or 0.4%, to 2809.55, and the technology-focused Nasdaq Composite climbed 49.40 points, or 0.6%, to 7855.12. Mr. Powell told Congress that strong economic growth and stable inflation should keep the central bank on track to gradually raise short-term interest rates.

  • Reuters5 hours ago

    Nikkei rises to more than 1-month high as exporters get boost from weak yen

    Japan's Nikkei share average soared to a more than one-month high on Wednesday morning as exporters such as automakers and technology firms got a boost after the dollar hit a six-month high against the ...

  • Bloomberg9 hours ago

    Asia Stocks Set to Rise After Fed; Dollar Gains: Markets Wrap

    Asian stocks are poised to advance after an upbeat assessment on the economy from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell lifted U.S. shares. The dollar rallied and Treasuries were little changed.

  • Dollar Extends Advance After Powell; Stocks Climb: Markets Wrap
    Bloomberg9 hours ago

    Dollar Extends Advance After Powell; Stocks Climb: Markets Wrap

    Stocks in Europe climbed and S&P 500 futures edged up. Raw materials priced in the U.S. currency fell, with the Bloomberg Commodity Index dragged down by oil. Shares in Europe climbed after a mixed session in Asia, with carmakers boosted by the prospect of negotiations to reduce tariffs.

  • Dollar firms after Fed chair's upbeat remarks, stocks gain
    Reuters11 hours ago

    Dollar firms after Fed chair's upbeat remarks, stocks gain

    By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar rose on Tuesday against a basket of major currencies following an upbeat economic assessment from the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve, while world ...

  • Dollar firms after Fed chair's upbeat remarks, global stocks gain
    Reuters11 hours ago

    Dollar firms after Fed chair's upbeat remarks, global stocks gain

    The U.S. dollar rose on Tuesday against a basket of major currencies following an upbeat economic assessment from the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve, while world stocks climbed as a heavy week of corporate earnings also kicked into gear. Wall Street's main indexes erased losses from the start of the session to end solidly positive. The U.S. two-year Treasury yield rose to its highest level in nearly a decade, with the yield curve at its flattest in nearly 11 years.

  • TheStreet.com11 hours ago

    Closing Bell: LIVE MARKETS BLOG

    The major indices took well to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's first visit to Capitol Hill, climbing out of negative territory to close Tuesday's session in the green across the board. Shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of thousands of concert-goers on October 1, killing 58 people and wounding more than 500 others.

  • How Japan’s Services Industry Fared in June
    Market Realist17 hours ago

    How Japan’s Services Industry Fared in June

    According to a report provided by Markit Economics, the Japan Services PMI rose in June compared to May. It was 51.4 in June compared to 51 in May. It beat the market expectation of 51.2.

  • Tech Stocks Lead Declines As Netflix Topples; Market Awaits Powell
    Investor's Business Daily18 hours ago

    Tech Stocks Lead Declines As Netflix Topples; Market Awaits Powell

    Netflix led tech stocks lower early Tuesday as Johnson & Johnson, Goldman Sachs and UnitedHealth Group reported and markets looked toward Senate testimony from Fed Chief Powell.

  • Asian Market Sentiment Is Weak on July 17
    Market Realist19 hours ago

    Asian Market Sentiment Is Weak on July 17

    After closing higher last week, China’s Shanghai Composite Index started this week on a weaker note by pulling back on Monday. Carrying forward the weakness, the Shanghai Composite Index opened lower on July 17 and declined as the day progressed.

  • TheStreet.com20 hours ago

    Stocks Drift, Oil Steadies, Dollar Dips as Investors Question Growth Prospects

    Global stocks drifted lower Tuesday, as oil prices remained in correction territory and investors re-set expectations for future U.S. rate hikes amid worrying signals from the bond market, as investors ...

  • Asian stocks mostly lower as weak energy shares weigh
    MarketWatch22 hours ago

    Asian stocks mostly lower as weak energy shares weigh

    Asian stocks are mostly lower on Tuesday as weak crude oil prices weighed on energy shares.

  • Reutersyesterday

    Nikkei rises to 1-month high on weak yen; machinery stocks fall on China concerns

    Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a one-month high on Tuesday as a weak yen lifted exporters, offsetting weakness in machinery stocks after data showed China's growth momentum is cooling. Toyota Motor Corp advanced 1.3 percent and Nissan Motor Co added 0.8 percent. China reported on Monday that its economic growth slowed in the second quarter and that factory output growth in June weakened to a two-year low, a worrying sign for investment and exporters as a trade war with the United States intensifies.

  • UK Stats and FED Chair Powell Put the GBP and USD into Focus
    FX Empireyesterday

    UK Stats and FED Chair Powell Put the GBP and USD into Focus

    Key stats out of the UK over the next few days could reinforce an August rate hike by the BoE, while FED Chair Powell may need to elaborate on possible effects of the trade war in the economy and policy.

  • The Wall Street Journalyesterday

    [$$] Japan's Yen Goes Off-Script as Asian Markets Wobble

    Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday. Chinese markets continued to fall, a day after economic data showed fall-offs in factory output and fixed-asset investment, with a 1% pullback in the Shanghai Composite. Investors tend to count on the yen strengthening in times of stress.

  • Reutersyesterday

    Nikkei up as exporter gains offset weakness in machinery stocks

    Japan's Nikkei share average rose to hover at 3-1/2-week highs on Tuesday as a weak yen lifted exporters, offsetting weakness in machinery stocks hurt by weak Chinese economic data. Toyota Motor Corp advanced 1.3 percent and Nissan Motor Co added 0.7 percent. On the other hand, concern about the strength of China's economy put machinery makers under pressure.

  • CNBCyesterday

    Asian shares trade mixed as energy stocks take a hit; China leads losses

    Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday, with Japan gaining amid the weaker yen and China markets overnight extending losses.

  • Stocks, Dollar Rally as Powell Touts Strong Growth: Markets Wrap
    Bloombergyesterday

    Stocks, Dollar Rally as Powell Touts Strong Growth: Markets Wrap

    The Nasdaq Composite Index closed at a record high as a recovery in technology shares emboldened investors and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated his upbeat assessment of the economy. The dollar extended gains and Treasuries were little changed after Powell told a Senate committee that the Fed will continue to gradually raise interest rates “for now’’ to keep inflation near target amid a strong U.S. labor market. Technology shares had started the day lower after disappointing subscriber growth at Netflix weighed on the rest of the FAANG stocks.

  • Bloombergyesterday

    Asian Stocks Set to Decline; Crude Oil Slumps: Markets Wrap

    Asian equities looked set for a weaker open as a decline in tech shares led most U.S. stocks lower and investors evaluated whether earnings can deliver on high expectations against a backdrop of trade ...

  • Stocks Inch Up At Open: Oil Prices Dive, Arconic, J.B. Hunt Spike
    Investor's Business Daily2 days ago

    Stocks Inch Up At Open: Oil Prices Dive, Arconic, J.B. Hunt Spike

    Stock futures turned mixed ahead of Monday's open as oil prices dropped sharply, Bank of America and J.B Hunt reported Q2 results and investors looked to Netflix's report after the close.

  • Asian Markets Are Lower Due to China’s Weak Economic Data
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Asian Markets Are Lower Due to China’s Weak Economic Data

    China’s Shanghai Composite Index closed higher last week and broke the seven-week losing streak. However, the Shanghai Composite Index opened lower and declined as the day progressed on Monday amid the weak market sentiment.