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Trade hopes lift global equities but the hardest part is still to come, Chinese Vice Premier Liu is set to meet with US President Donald Trump later today.
U.S. stocks fell in thin trading, while Treasuries also declined as investors grappled with concerns about economic growth and the latest twists in global trade. The S&P 500 dropped for the first time in four sessions after economic data in both Europe and U.S. came in below expectations, reigniting worries about the world economy. Health-care stocks were pulled down as Johnson & Johnson dropped after the company said it received subpoenas from federal prosecutors tied to its talc baby-powder products.
Cautious markets are hopeful a trade deal will be reached soon after sketchy details of possible documents are released to the media.
The offshore Chinese Yuan rallied sharply higher on Tuesday after Bloomberg News reported that the U.S. is requesting that China keep the Yuan stable as part of the trade deal. The move would be aimed at mediating any effort by the Chinese to devalue the Yuan to counter American tariffs, people familiar with the situation told Bloomberg News.
Trade sentiment drags on equities on Tuesday but there is still hope a deal can be reached between US and Chinese negotiators.
The Shanghai Composite Index jumped 2.7 percent by the close, taking its rebound since a Jan. 3 low to 12 percent, as turnover on mainland exchanges reached a 10-month high. The small cap ChiNext index in Shenzhen, typically the most speculative part of the market, soared more than 4 percent.
Risk appetite delivers early moves across the riskier asset classes. With a light economic calendar, vehicle sales out of China will be of interest.
Trade talks delivered strong gains across the European and U.S equity markets last week. What’s on the horizon for the DAX and EUR?
Trade optimism and better than expected US data help lift stock in early trading, reversing losses in the Thursday session.
Chinese stocks have staged a resurgence this year, stoked by stimulus unleashed by China’s central bank and a dovish US Federal Reserve, in a sharp reversal of its performance last year as the world’s worst equity market. The dovish move was followed by other central banks globally, giving a boost to China and other emerging markets. The switch in tone came against a backdrop of global geopolitical tension, with uncertainty hanging over Brexit and the US-China trade war.
US stocks on Friday posted their best daily gain this month, as investors kept faith that Beijing and Washington will still manage to avert an escalation in the trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. After US and Chinese trade negotiators held the first substantial talks this week in several months, the two sides would meet again next week in Washington, President Xi Jinping said.
The move lower in global equities gathered pace in Asia trading on Friday against a backdrop of rising concerns over global growth and as sentiment soured about the prospects of a positive outcome from the high level US-China trade talks in Beijing today. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was among the worst hit across the major bourses, falling 1.6 per cent in morning trade with all market segments in negative territory. Seoul’s Kospi was down by 1.5 per cent, led by a 2.7 per cent drop for technology stocks.
The city’s retail industry just had its most lucrative year since 2013, with sales climbing 8.8 percent, or $62 billion. Much of that growth was fueled by the 61.1 million tourists, mostly from mainland China, who flocked to Hong Kong to stock up on cosmetics, jewelry and other luxury goods. Some analysts might call it sluggish, but let’s not sugarcoat it: Retail sales were bad.
U.S. stocks edged lower in listless trading as disappointing economic data and reports the president will declare a national emergency overshadowed news that another government shutdown will be averted. Signs Congress would avert another shutdown boosted sentiment midday and shares drifted until the late slide that came with news that President Donald Trump intends to sign a government funding bill and simultaneously declare a national emergency to get more money for a border wall. Bank stocks were among the hardest hit, as the 10-year Treasury yield briefly sank below 2.65 percent.
Thursday 21.46 GMT Wall Street lost ground on Thursday after poorer than expected US retail sales data sent shivers through the stock market. The bleak American data followed numbers that showed Germany ...
With the start of high-level trade talks between the United States and China, Asian market traders are taking a cautious approach to the stock market on Thursday. However, under the cautiousness, there is some optimism. China released better-than-expected January trade balance data early Thursday. The news seemed to have a positive effect on the Australian and New Zealand Dollars, but failed to add to this week’s strength in the major Asian stock markets.
Investors in both Asia and the U.S. are bidding stocks up after President Donald Trump hinted there may be some flexibility around the March 1 deadline to raise American tariffs against Chinese products if the two sides are close to a deal. Mid-level officials began discussions Monday in preparation for two days of talks starting Thursday involving U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He. “It is good news,” said Alex Wolf, head of investment strategy for Asia at JPMorgan Private Bank, in an interview with Bloomberg TV.
U.S. stocks shook off their malaise Tuesday, boosted by optimism over trade talks and a tentative deal among American lawmakers to avert a government shutdown. After four sessions of losses or whisker-thin gains, the S&P 500 Index registered its biggest one-day increase this month, breaking through its 200-day moving average. The rally was broad-based: Materials stocks led the charge, but financials and the FAANG cohort of tech stocks also advanced, and energy companies gained as oil rebounded from a two-week low after Saudi Arabia pledged to deepen production cuts.
The key market indexes were trading at their session lows in the current stock market as government shutdown worries loomed.