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EMERGING MARKETS-Brexit weighs on stocks; Russia deal lifts Turkish lira

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* UK parliament rejects swift decision on Brexit bill * Hong Kong legislature withdraws extradition bill * Russia, Turkey agree to remove Kurdish YPG from Syria border * South African inflation slows in September; rand down By Susan Mathew Oct 23 (Reuters) – Emerging-market shares retreated from their highest in more than two months on Read More

Asia tries to see light in trade talks, Brexit votes

2 days ago NAMEX Comments Off on Asia tries to see light in trade talks, Brexit votes
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets edged ahead on Tuesday amid cheery chatter about the chance of a Sino-U.S. trade deal, while investors were sanguine yet another vote on Brexit would still avert a hard exit. FILE PHOTO: An investor sits in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Read More

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks climb on hopes for progress in trade; dollar up

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – World stock indexes rose on Monday as hopes for resolving the U.S.-China trade war bolstered investor optimism, and the U.S. dollar index edged higher. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid White House adviser Larry Read More

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks gain on hopes for progress in trade war and Brexit

2 days ago NAMEX Comments Off on GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks gain on hopes for progress in trade war and Brexit
LONDON (Reuters) – World shares nudged higher on Monday, as hopes for progress towards resolving the U.S.-China trade war and a belief that Britain will avoid a disorderly exit from the European Union gave cause for riskier bets. FILE PHOTO: A trader works as screens show market data at CMC markets in London, Britain, December Read More

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares slump after weak China GDP, pound retreats

6 days ago NAMEX Comments Off on GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares slump after weak China GDP, pound retreats
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian stocks stumbled on Friday, erasing earlier gains after China posted its weakest growth in nearly three decades, countering a global lift in sentiment on the UK and European Union striking a long-awaited Brexit deal. FILE PHOTO: A man looks on in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a Read More

Asian shares erase gains after weak China GDP, pound pulls back

6 days ago NAMEX Comments Off on Asian shares erase gains after weak China GDP, pound pulls back
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian stocks stumbled on Friday after China posted its weakest growth in nearly three decades, countering a global lift in sentiment on the UK and European Union striking a long-awaited Brexit deal. FILE PHOTO: A man looks on in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Read More

Asian stocks track Brexit deal cheer but China caution prevails

6 days ago NAMEX Comments Off on Asian stocks track Brexit deal cheer but China caution prevails
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian stocks edged higher on Friday, tracking the global lift in sentiment after the UK and the European Union struck a long-awaited Brexit deal, but concern about the Chinese economy is likely to cap gains with data expected to show weaker growth. Passersby are reflected on a stock quotation board outside a Read More

Stocks, sterling rise on long-awaited Brexit deal

6 days ago NAMEX Comments Off on Stocks, sterling rise on long-awaited Brexit deal
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A deal on Britain’s departure agreed with the European Union sent sterling to a five-month high on Thursday and hoisted European stocks to a 1-1/2-year peak before doubts about UK parliamentary support brought them back to earth. Wall Street rose as upbeat earnings from Netflix and Morgan Stanley affirmed a strong Read More

EMERGING MARKETS-S.Africa’s rand leads EM forex lower amid U.S.-China trade caution

1 week ago NAMEX Comments Off on EMERGING MARKETS-S.Africa’s rand leads EM forex lower amid U.S.-China trade caution
* Rand slumps after Eskom announces more power outages * Halkbank slides after U.S. charge; Turkey stocks down 1.6% * Beijing opposes U.S. legislation related to HK protests * China will struggle to buy $50 bln of US farm goods – Bloomberg By Susan Mathew Oct 16 (Reuters) – Fresh strains in China-U.S. relations put Read More

U.S. pension funds took positions in blacklisted Chinese surveillance company

1 week ago NAMEX Comments Off on U.S. pension funds took positions in blacklisted Chinese surveillance company
BOSTON (Reuters) – Some of the biggest public pensions funds in the United States have invested in one of the world’s largest purveyors of video surveillance systems that the U.S. government claims are used in wide-scale repression of the Muslim population of western China. FILE PHOTO: A Hikvision surveillance camera is seen on the Drum Read More