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Benchmark U.S. Treasury debt yields fell to their lowest since late 2017 on Monday and a gauge of world stocks dropped for a second straight session on persistent concerns over global economic growth. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield fell below 2.4 percent for the first time since December 2017. Investors were still digesting weak U.S. factory data last week that prompted an inversion of the U.S. Treasury yield curve, which is widely seen as an indicator of an economic recession.
World stocks sold off for a second straight session on Monday on persistent concerns over global economic growth, while benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yields fell to more than one-year lows. MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe shed 0.47 percent, after it posted on Friday its biggest one-day drop in about three months. Investors were still digesting weak U.S. factory data last week that prompted an inversion of the U.S. Treasury yield curve, which is widely seen as an indicator of an economic recession.
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ASIA MARKETS Shares tumbled in Asia on Monday after Wall Street ended last week with a broad retreat, while Thailand’s market saw a moderate loss following a general election that appeared likely to keep the incumbent, junta-backed prime minister in power.
US stocks steady as stronger-than-expected reading of German business sentiment takes sting from yield curve inversion following heavy selling overnight in Asia. U.S. Treasury curve slopes positive between 3-month bills and 10-year notes, after tipping into inversion for the first time since 2007 last week, as Chicago Fed President Evans plays down the chances of near-term recession. US equity sentiment gets a modest boost from Muller report conclusions, which suggest there was no Russian collusion with the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, even as many questions regarding the probe remain unanswered..
Global stocks retreat on growth concerns as bond markets continue to suggest near-term recession in the world's biggest economy and manufacturing data hits multi-year lows. U.S. Treasury curve remains inverted between 3-month bills and 10-year notes after tipping for the first time since 2007 last week, although Chicago Fed President Evans plays down the implications for near-term recession. US equity sentiment gets a modest boost from Muller report conclusions, which suggest there was no Russian collusion with the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, even as many questions regarding the probe remain unanswered..
On Friday, the spread between yields of U.S. three-month Treasury bills exceeded those of 10-year notes for the first time since 2007. The inversion of the Treasury yield curve suggested the world's largest economy could slide into recession and reignited fears of a deepening slowdown in the global economy. "Insurers react negatively as it becomes harder for them to manage assets," said Eiji Kinouchi, chief technical analyst at Daiwa Securities.
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As bond yields in Australia and New Zealand plumbed all-time lows in Monday trading, Asian stocks are heading for the biggest slide of 2019 and measures of market volatility are surging, albeit off low levels. MSCI’s gauge of Asia-Pacific shares was down about 2 percent as of 1:20 p.m. Monday in Hong Kong, set for the largest drop since October. The Nikkei Stock Average Volatility Index jumped as much as 31 percent, the most since October, and the equivalent gauge for Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index climbed 11 percent, though the low starting point highlights how placid things had become prior to Friday.
Shares tumbled in Asia on Monday after Wall Street ended last week with a broad retreat, while Thailand's market saw a moderate loss following a general election that appeared likely to keep the incumbent, junta-backed prime minister in power. Thailand's SET dropped 0.9 percent after a military-backed party won the most votes in the country's first election since a 2014 coup after tilting the electoral system in its favor. The outcome is likely to add to nearly two decades of political instability in Thailand.
The major Asia/Pacific stock indexes are down sharply on Monday amid concerns over a potential recession in the United States. The move is being fueled by an inversion of part of the Treasury yield curve. Most importantly, Evans said it’s a good time for the U.S. central bank to pause and adopt a cautious stance even though the economy remains in a strong position.
Japan's Nikkei sold off sharply on Monday as investors moved into bonds and other assets perceived as safe amid renewed fears of a global economic slowdown. The benchmark index was on track for its steepest daily fall in percentage terms since losing 5 percent in late December. On Friday, the spread between yields of U.S. three-month Treasury bills exceeded those of 10-year notes for the first time since 2007.
The Japanese yen hovered near a six-week high on Monday while Asian shares are expected to start lower as risk assets fell out of favor on growing worries about an impending U.S. recession, sending global bond yields plunging. Investors also kept one eye on the details of a nearly two-year U.S. investigation which found no evidence of collusion between Donald Trump's election team and Russia, in a major political victory for the U.S. President. U.S. stock futures were marginally higher during early Asian hours.
Stocks around the world fell and U.S. Treasuries yields sent warning signals for a possible recession on Friday after weaker-than-expected U.S. and European data intensified fears of a global economic slowdown. After weak U.S. manufacturing and services data, U.S. Treasury 10-year note yields sank below three-month Treasury bill yields for the first time since 2007. Investors fled from riskier bets as a yield curve inversion is seen as a leading recession indicator.
Sovereign bonds in Europe quickly reversed earlier losses and the euro erased a modest gain. Hours before the 10-year yield tumbled in Germany, its counterpart in Japan fell to the lowest since 2016, New Zealand’s dropped below 2 percent for the first time and Australia’s was approaching an all-time low, as the world’s major central banks wound up another week showing they can’t yet tighten policy.
LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Manufacturers in Europe, Japan and the United States suffered in March as surveys showed trade tensions had left their mark on factory output, a setback for hopes the global economy might be turning the corner on its slowdown. In Japan, manufacturing output shrank the most in almost three years, hurt by China's economic slowdown.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Stocks fell sharply in Europe on Friday after surveys showed manufacturing in the region slowed in March and amid news that the European Union offered only a brief extension to the Brexit deadline. U.S. markets also appeared headed for a lower open.
Stocks slide after European manufacturing PMI falls to lowest level since 2013, while a new orders index hits a 2012 trough, as trade disputes hammer exports in the world's biggest economic bloc. US Treasury Department sanctions on two Chinese shipping firms accused of helping North Korea evade restrictions on its nuclear weapons program rattle nerves ahead of next week's trade talks. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May given two-week reprieve to win support for her twice defeated Brexit deal, raising the stakes of Britain's exit even higher heading into April.
Global stocks edge higher following last night's tech-lead rally on Wall Street, although gains were capped by concerns for the strength of the world economy. US Treasury Department sanctions on two Chinese shipping firms accused of helping North Korea evade restrictions on its nuclear weapons program rattle nerves ahead of next week's trade talks. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May given two-week reprieve to win support for her twice defeated Brexit deal, raising the stakes of Britain's exit even higher heading into April.
The price action suggests traders will need a few more days and sessions to interpret the recent change in Fed positioning and to absorb the further developments with regard to trade and geo-political factors,
Japan's Nikkei ended little changed on Friday as chip-related stocks offset weakness in financial stocks and drugmakers, which tumbled after Eisai said it will end its Alzheimer drug trials. Advantest Corp soared 6.2 percent and Tokyo Electron surged 5.2 percent. "The U.S. tech sector's recovery is indicating that growth stocks are making a come back," said Norihiro Fujito, a chief investment strategist at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities.