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9:48 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Jonathan Burton
Billionaire investor Ray Dalio on capitalism’s crisis: The world is going to change ‘in shocking ways’ in the next five years Veteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for allVeteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for all.
11:05 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases near 30 million; Trump contradicts CDC head on vaccine timetable and again derides face masks WHO official says it’s important to have ‘consistent messaging’ on pandemic from all public officials The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 worldwide continued to head toward 30 million on Thursday, and the U.S. case tally climbed above 6.6 million, as President Donald Trump contradicted the head of the main U.S. public health agency to insist a vaccine would be ready in weeks.
9:54 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices lose 1% as traders react to Fed policyGold futures finish with a loss of 1% as commodity investors reacted to the monetary policy statement from the Federal Reserve, which indicated it intends to keep key interest rates near zero through 2023.
1:16 p.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Stocks end mostly lower after Fed holds interest rates steady near zero, but underscores risks to economic recovery Powell says economic scars of unemployment, foreclosures and evictions a risk without additional fiscal stimulus from CongressU.S. benchmark stock index closed mostly lower Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve said it would likely hold interest rates near zero until at least 2023 given the outlook for inflation and employment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but also indicated risks to the economy remain.
8:05 p.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets fall, as tech selloff spills across globe Stocks sink in Sydney, Tokyo, Hong KongAsian shares declined on Wednesday after a selloff of big technology stocks on Wall Street pulled U.S. benchmarks lower.
3:54 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Nio gets bullish endorsement from Deutsche Bank, but stock fallsNio Inc. got a bullish endorsement Tuesday from Deutsche Bank analyst Edison Yu, but the China-based electric vehicle maker's stock fell 3.9% in premarket trading amid a selloff in shares of other EV makers and the broader stock market. Yu initiated coverage of Nio with a buy rating and $24 stock price target, which 33.5% above Friday's closing price of $17.98. He sees Nio as the leader of an emerging class of China-based automakers backed by large, well capitalized technology giants and local governments, which he refers to the "Fab Four": Nio, XPeng Inc. , Li Auto Inc. and WM Motor. He said he believes all four can "co-exist" with U.S.-based rival Tesla Inc. , as there is still "plenty of room to capture market share" away from traditional internal-combustion-engine (ICE) automakers. "With the China EV market already the world's largest and now inflecting upward after the recent downturn, we believe NIO is well positioned to take share in the premium segment, having put major emphasis on post purchase customer service, alleviating charging anxiety, and developing a robust software/AI centric vehicle ecosystem," Yu wrote in a note to clients. Shares of Xpeng fell 1.8% ahead of the open, Li Auto lost 4.4% and , while futures for the S&P 500 dropped 1.0%.
7:23 p.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets brush off uncertainty, follow Wall Street higher Stocks rise in Tokyo and Seoul, while Hong Kong lagsAsian stock markets rose Thursday after Wall Street turned in its biggest daily gain since July despite uncertainty about the global outlook.
11:08 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By William Watts
Who will replace Shinzo Abe? 5 things investors need to know about Japan prime minister’s resignation Abe’s resignation raises questions about the world’s third largest economyWill Abenomics survive Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation? Investors are focusing on the battle to succeed Japan’s longest-serving prime minister.
8:32 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
A new breed of tech IPOs may give the stock market reason to party like it’s 1999 Palantir, Snowflake and Asana lead slew of companies lining up to sell stock as U.S. market reopensNasdaq leads the fastest start for global IPOs since 2007 in the second half of the year.
11:41 p.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets retreat as investors await Fed chairman’s speech Stocks slip in Tokyo, Hong Kong, ShanghaiAsian shares were mostly lower Wednesday after a lackluster session on Wall Street following talks between the United States and China on the status of a deal meant to work as truce in their trade war.
9:57 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 177,000 as FDA head acknowledges he misspoke on convalescent plasma ‘What I should have said better is that the data show a relative risk reduction not an absolute risk reduction,’ FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn tweetsThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 177,000 on Tuesday, as experts continued to question claims made about the use of convalescent plasma as a treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients and a leading government official conceded he misspoke at a Sunday press briefing.
2:40 a.m. Aug. 24, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Shares in Accor and IHG rise on merger speculation — a combination would create the world’s biggest hotel group Prolonged travel restrictions could put more than 197 million jobs in the global Travel & Tourism sector under threatA merger of France’s Accor and its U.K. rival IHG would create a group with 1.6 million rooms.
7:58 p.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets fall after Fed minutes bring reality check Stocks drop sharply in Tokyo, Hong Kong, SeoulAsian shares slipped Thursday after sobriety set in on Wall Street, and the U.S. Federal Reserve minutes laid out challenges for the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
12:07 p.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow ends lower to mark longest string of losses in 2 months and S&P 500, Nasdaq retreat after record highsThe S&P 500 and the Nasdaq finished lower on Wednesday after touching intraday highs during the session and the Dow industrials marked the longest losing skid in more than two months, as investors processed moves for the broader market that have taken it to new heights despite the pandemic. Stocks added to modest declines on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve at 2 p.m. Eastern Time released its minutes from its July 28-29 policy meeting, which showed that the central bank lowered its estimate for economic growth over the second half of the year. Fed officials say that the trajectory of the recovery from depends on the path of the COVID-19 pandemic. "Participants generally agreed that prospects for further substantial improvement in the labor market would depend on a broad an sustained reopening of businesses. In turn, such a reopening would depend in large part on the efficiency of health measures to limit the spread of the virus," the minutes said. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed off 0.3% at 27,692, matching its longest losing streak for the period ended June 19, according to FactSet data. The S&P 500 index finished off 0.4% at 3,375, while the Nasdaq Composite Index closed off 0.6% at 11,146. All closing levels are on a preliminary basis. In corporate news, Apple Inc. briefly touched a market valuation exceeding $2 trillion dollars until pulling back. The move briefly made the iPhone maker the first company in the world to hit such a valuation. Apple shares finished up by about 0.1%. Separately, retailer Target Corp. booked a nearly 13% return after it produced better-than-expected profit and revenue.
8:02 p.m. Aug. 16, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets rise, though Nikkei sinks after Japan’s record contraction Japan’s economy shrank 27.8% from a year earlier in Q2Japanese stocks sank while other Asian markets gained Monday after Japan reported a record economic contraction as the coronavirus pandemic weighed on retailing, investment and exports.
9:57 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold declines for the session, posts first weekly loss since early June Analyst calls gold’s price action ‘insane’ this weekGold futures end lower Friday, pulling back after two straight days of gains, with prices registering their first weekly loss in 10 weeks, pressured by recent strength in U.S. Treasury yields.
9:44 a.m. Aug. 13, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump says United Arab Emirates will establish diplomatic ties with Israel President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future statePresident Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state.
4:22 a.m. Aug. 13, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Investors flock to China’s bond market, spurred by fears of missing out Global benchmark indexes embrace Chinese bonds, attracting inflows into debt of the world’s second largest economyGlobal investors finally appear on the brink of overcoming their long aversion to China’s bond market, which saw record funds flows into the sector in July, as Chinese debt takes up a larger share of benchmark bond indexes.
8:37 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Bank of America is latest Wall Street firm to pledge to Beirut relief effort, with $300,000 donation Beirut’s Bourse reopened on Monday for the first time since the explosionWall Street banks are supporting the Lebanese people after last week’s massive explosion devastated Beirut.
8:15 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets join global rally as S&P 500 nears record Stocks jump in Tokyo, Seoul, SydneyShares advanced across Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street closed broadly higher on encouraging economic reports, starting off August by closing within 3% of the record high it set in February.
12:01 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields climb after factory data offers positive sign for global economyU.S. Treasury yields rise Monday as strong manufacturing data across the U.S., Europe and China suggests the recovery in the global economy was ongoing despite mounting worries how rising coronavirus infections could stall growth.
8:22 p.m. July 30, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets fall after grim U.S. GDP data Stocks sink in Tokyo and Sydney, but rise slightly in Hong Kong and mainland ChinaAsian shares tumbled Friday as reports showed layoffs of American workers are persisting at high levels after the U.S. economy contracted at a nearly 33% annual pace in the spring, the worst quarter on record.
8:00 p.m. July 29, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Global gold demand posts decline in first half of 2020, even as ETF inflows hit a record Gold bar and coin investment drop to 11-year low in the first half of 2020, reports the World Gold CouncilGlobal gold demand decline in the second quarter and first half of this year, but investment demand for the precious metal climb to a record, as exchange-traded fund holdings reached an all-time high by the end of June, according to a report from the World Gold Council published Thursday.
12:13 p.m. July 27, 2020 - By William Watts
Here’s what the U.S. dollar’s fall means for the stock market Weaker dollar should be a positive, but foreign stocks will benefit more: analystsBarring some sort of currency meltdown, a weaker dollar should be a positive for equities, though foreign stocks will likely benefit more, analysts say.
5:25 a.m. July 27, 2020 - By Howard Gold
Wall Street turns a blind eye to atrocities committed in China Governments, including the Trump administration, have denounced ethnic cleansing in Xinjiang, yet financial firms have done littleGovernments, including the Trump Administration, have denounced ethnic cleansing in Xinjiang. Financial firms have done little.
4:18 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow slips Friday, Nasdaq logs back-to-back declines amid rising China-U.S. tensions and languishing fiscal stimulus Intel plunges, taking the Dow with it, and Nasdaq logs a weekly decline of 1.5% as high-flying technology-related stocks retreat U.S. stocks closed lower Friday with the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite notching its first back-to-back decline since mid-May as investors turn their attention to a flare-up in Sino-American animosities while Republican senators leave Washington for the weekend without obvious progress on another fiscal stimulus bill.
12:32 p.m. July 24, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
30-year Treasury yield falls below 1.25% as investors weigh geopolitical tensions against improving eurozone dataU.S. Treasury yields held steady on Friday as investor worries around worsening relations between the world’s two largest economies was offset by signs that the eurozone economic recovery remained on track.
2:39 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 3.8 million; President Trump appears to have changed his view on face masks IBM posts better-than-expected earnings, while Coca-Cola revenue is light but drinks giant expects worst of pandemic is pastThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 in the U.S. rose above 3.8 million on Tuesday, and President Donald Trump appeared to change his view of face masks in the face of falling poll numbers.
11:20 a.m. July 18, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. reports yet another record case tally for a single day while global cases top 14 million Florida is now the U.S. hot spot and Miami-Dade County is the epicenter with 77,866 infections and 2,866 fatalitiesThe U.S. counted yet another a daily record number of COVID-19 cases on Saturday, while the number of cases globally climbed above 14 million and some countries resumed restrictions on movement to contain the pandemic.
11:09 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases of COVID-19 edge closer to 14 million as U.S. sets record case tally, Brazil tops 2 million Netflix’s blowout quarter is overlooked as investors focus on a lackluster second half, and cruise operators sink as CDC extends ‘no-sail’ order The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 edged closer to 14 million on Friday, as the U.S. counted a record number of cases in a single day and regions around the world resumed restrictions on movement in a battle to contain the spread.
6:03 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
China’s stock market just jumped 6%. This is a good thing and Westerners should be glad. No, really. Can China’s V-shaped economic recovery drag the U.S. along? The stock-market frenzy that’s gripped China over the past few weeks is probably grounded in economic fundamentals, analysts think, and the government’s response suggests they’ve learned some hard lessons over the past decade - all good news for U.S. investors.
2:10 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases climb to 13.6 million after record one-day tally of 230,400 new infections Bank of America and Morgan Stanley beat earnings estimates despite pandemic, while Domino’s gets boost from at-home dinersThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide rose to 13.6 million on Thursday, after a record of about 230,400 new infections were counted on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.
11:58 a.m. July 16, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
The wealthy loaded up on stocks in March — now they’re selling, warns ‘fortress bank for billionaires’ Josef Stadler, UBS’s head of global family offices, has a bearish perspective on the rest of the year.
1:19 a.m. July 16, 2020 - Associated Press
Shanghai Composite slumps 4% after data and as vaccine hopes fade Stocks off the most in Shanghai, Hong KongShares fell back in Asia on Thursday after markets worldwide rallied on rising hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine.
2:08 a.m. July 15, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases of COVID-19 climb above 13 million as California, Hong Kong and India reimpose restrictions on movement Earnings season kicks off with bank earnings showing expected boost in loan loss provisions and strong trading and investment banking resultsThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 13 million on Tuesday, and the world’s eighth biggest economy, California, moved to again temporarily shut down higher-risk businesses such as bars and restaurants after a spike in hospitalizations.
7:47 p.m. July 12, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets gain on expectations of upbeat economic projections Stocks jump more than 1% in Japan and mainland ChinaShares rose in Asia on Monday, cheered by expected upbeat projections for a global economic rebound that were tempered by worries over expanding coronavirus outbreaks.
1:01 p.m. July 8, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Now we’re seeing the consequence of community spread’: Fauci says Americans must do 3 things to beat COVID-19 ‘What we saw were a lot of people who maybe felt that because they think they are invulnerable,’ says Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases‘What we saw were a lot of people who maybe felt that because they think they are invulnerable,’ says Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
12:37 p.m. July 8, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow closes up 177 points, Nasdaq at fresh high as investors focus on economic recovery prospects Work-from-home stocks add to gain, as investors consider slower path to economic recoveryU.S. stocks ended Wednesday higher, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq scoring an all-time record, as investors focused on stocks that can outperform amid an acceleration of coronavirus infections in about 30 American states and longer periods of working from home.
7:45 a.m. July 8, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Government debt is skyrocketing across the world. Here are their options, according to Barclays A cut to spending might be more difficult for some countries after the poor experience in Europe and the U.K. with austerity policiesU.S. debt-to-GDP is set to skyrocket by some 30 percentage points over the next two years. And other countries might be in even worse fiscal shape. What will they do?
12:35 p.m. July 7, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends nearly 400 points lower, U.S. stocks swoon, on doubts of quick economic recovery Trump starts process for U.S. to quit World Health OrganizationU.S. stocks on Tuesday tumbled in the final hour of trade, ending a 5-day win streak for the S&P 500, as investors grew more wary of the economic, public-health and policy response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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