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12:55 p.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Huw van Steenis
Climate change has now reached a tipping point among global investors Disruption is a powerful incentive for investors and companies to move money into sustainable industriesDisruption is a powerful incentive for investors and companies to move money into sustainable industries.
5:08 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
‘The world has a high fever’ — UN chief suggests there’s consensus on taxing carbon and slashing emissions in just 10 years António Guterres says fossil-fuel subsidies are actively hindering climate actionUnited Nations chief António Guterres said a common conclusion has been reached: the global average temperature increase must be limited to 1.5 degrees, and carbon neutrality reached by 2050, with a dramatic reduction in emissions by 2030.
12:31 p.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By William Watts
Dow recovers from intraday drop as S&P 500, Nasdaq snap four-day losing streak Tesla shares fall as Musk plays down ‘battery day’ expectationsStocks rose Tuesday, recovering from intraday losses as the bulls appeared to overcome worries about renewed coronavirus lockdowns in Europe and rising political uncertainty in the U.S.
1:39 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Dow ends more than 500 points lower but S&P 500 avoids correction in wild Wall Street session S&P 500 manages to close out a volatile Monday above 3,222.76, which would have marked a correction for the broad-market indexU.S. stocks suffer a sharp selloff on Wednesday but avoid a much uglier loss for the main benchmarks, as investors contend with the COVID-19 trajectory in Europe and a lack of progress toward another round of fiscal stimulus out of Washington.
6:37 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow skids over 800 points Monday as investors reassess risk amid rising coronavirus casesU.S. stocks opened sharply lower on Monday as rising cases in Europe and a number of geopolitical risks, ignited selling of assets considered risky on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 839 points, or 3%, at 26,991, on pace for its sharpest daily decline since April, FactSet data show. The S&P 500 index retreated 2.6% at 3,233, while the Nasdaq Composite Index declined 2.4% at 10,539. In corporate news, Nikola founder and chairman Trevor Milton is stepping down, after battling claims levied by a short seller for the past couple of weeks. Rising COVID-19 cases across several European economies sparked fears of renewed restrictions on activity. London Mayor Sadiq Khan was in talks on Monday to discuss introducing new measures to stem the coronavirus' spread. Meanwhile, U.S. and European bank shares were set to fall sharply after BuzzFeed News and other outlets published articles alleging that the world's most powerful banks continued doing business with customers they suspected of engaging in money laundering and other illicit activities. The SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF fell sharply on Monday.
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.
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.
7:21 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Global dividends suffer worst quarterly fall since financial crisis The worst-case scenario could see global shareholder payouts drop 25% on an underlying basis during 2020Dividends fell in every region of the world except in North America, thanks to the resilience of Canadian companies.
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.
5:41 a.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
Euro’s two-year high nudges ECB toward more bond-buyingThe European currency is now at its highest since May, 2018.
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.
3:57 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - Associated Press
Belarus police violently break up protests after disputed presidential election Opponents claim authoritarian Lukashenka regime manipulated resultsBelarus police and protesters clashed in the capital and the city of Brest on Sunday night after a presidential election in which the country’s longtime leader sought a sixth term despite rising discontent with his authoritarian rule and his cavalier dismissal of the coronavirus pandemic.
5:51 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks struggle amid earnings rush and as Fed decision looms Deutsche Bank, Santander, Barclays among stocks on the move European stocks tilted mostly lower on Wednesday as investors waded through a ton of corporate results, largely from big banks. A Federal Reserve decision is expected later.
3:37 p.m. July 25, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. counts more than 1,000 fatalities for a fourth straight day as virus spread accelerates in South and West ‘What we have now are essentially three New Yorks, with these three major states,’ says Dr. Deborah Birx The coronavirus illness COVID-19 claimed another 1,100 lives in the U.S. in a single day to push the death toll above 145,000 on Saturday, marking a fourth straight day of more than a 1,000 U.S. fatalities.
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.
1:24 p.m. July 21, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow, S&P close higher as Covid-battered stocks surge, but off session’s best levels as tech sector sinks Gains for equities come even as gold is approaching its second-highest level in history, near $2,000 an ounceU.S. stock-indexes finish mostly higher Tuesday, but off the session’s best levels, as investors snap up beaten-down energy and financial stocks amid a slate of corporate earnings reports, including Coca-Cola and Lockheed Martin’s second-quarter results.
10:04 a.m. July 21, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold settles at a nearly 9-year high and silver scores highest finish since 2014 on fiscal stimulus moves Silver futures rally by nearly 7%Gold futures climb Tuesday to settle at a nearly nine-year high and silver rallies to prices not seen since 2014, with the precious metals lifted by an agreement on a rescue plan by European leaders and expectations for additional spending by the U.S. government.
3:54 p.m. July 20, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Morgan Stanley will be first U.S. bank to disclose how much its loans and investments contribute to greenhouse-gas emissions The investment bank will advise the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials on standardizationMorgan Stanley will start measuring and disclosing lending portfolio greenhouse gas emissions and back the push toward universal climate-risk accounting — the first U.S. bank to take such actions.
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.
7:00 a.m. July 16, 2020 - By William Watts
ECB passes torch to Europe’s politicians on eve of summit on big spending planThe European Central Bank, as expected, took no action at its Thursday meeting as investors focus on a meeting of European Union leaders as they ponder a massive fiscal spending plan.
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.
1:58 a.m. June 30, 2020 - By Selin Bucak
Sports are back on the pitch. So is private equity — and the competition is heating up For buyout groups that are persisting with the view that sport has significant growth potential, this has been a good time to buyBuyout groups are scouting for bargains among teams and leagues that are battling with the impact of COVID-19.
10:16 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures end higher, but silver declines as investors eye impact of COVID-19’s rapid spreadGold futures on Monday end higher as evidence of a rapid spread in coronavirus cases supported buying the haven metal to start the week, but investor worries over industrial demand for silver pressure prices for the white metal.
4:50 a.m. June 26, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Central banks need to re-think rules on risk-taking at hedge funds, insurance companies and even corporations, IMF’s market division chief says Central banks did the right thing in being aggressive, fast and large, but there are consequences for risk takingEmergency actions by central banks to shore up the financial system in the face of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year were appropriate, but regulators will need to re-think the rules about risk-taking for hedge funds and insurance companies, often called non-banks that operate in the “shadow banking system”, the top financial regulator at the International Monetary Fund says.
12:32 a.m. June 26, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks rise, but gains tempered by U.S. coronavirus concerns Lufthansa, H&M, Tesco and Wirecard on the moveEuropean stocks rose on Friday, brushing aside gloomy news on a record rise in coronavirus cases in the U.S., with gains for German business software group SAP SE and losses for Swedish retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB.
8:15 a.m. June 25, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Market cross currents resurface, S&P 500 weathers test of 200-day average Focus: Financials test major support ahead of stress tests, XLF, UPS, YETI, AU, ARWRU.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, vacillating in the wake of an aggressive mid-week downdraft. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite has effectively nailed its breakout point (9,838) — and rallied from major support — while the S&P 500 has reversed early Thursday from its 200-day moving average.
5:03 a.m. June 24, 2020 - By Mohamed A. El-Erian
U.S. political squabbling could doom the world to lower growth, wider inequality and dangerously distorted markets, says Mohamed El-Erian The world still looks to the U.S. to lead on the economy, but America is in no shape to driveThe most likely outcome is lower growth, worsening inequality, distorted markets, and rising financial risks. But this outcome is not preordained, says Mohamed El-Erian.
5:00 a.m. June 24, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
These indicators are meaningless to markets — here’s why they don’t mean muchMarkets shrugging off the rosy confidence surveys may tell us something basic: investors are learning how to navigate the treacherous roads of the coronavirus crisis, lined with misleading indicators that have, for now, lost their meanings.
11:19 a.m. June 22, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil ends higher as long-term demand outlook improves, but rise in global coronavirus cases limits gains WTI, Brent oil futures end at highest in over 3 monthsOil prices ended higher on Monday, marking the expiration of the July contract for U.S. benchmark crude futures, as an improvement in the longer-term outlook prompted one major investment bank to raise its price targets for the commodity. But a rise in cases of COVID-19 is dulling near-term prospects for energy demand, keeping a lid on price gains.
10:20 a.m. June 22, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures climb to highest finish since mid-April as cases of COVID-19 riseGold futures climb on Monday to their highest finish in nearly 10 weeks, as investors closely watch infections across the world pick up, with South Korea declaring a second wave of the deadly pandemic and the World Health Organization announcing the largest single-day increase of cases on Sunday.
5:34 a.m. June 19, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks rise on signs of loosening U.S.-China tension while Wirecard gets crushed again Wirecard shares slide 43% with crucial loans in the balanceEuropean stocks pushed higher on Friday and were headed for a weekly gain after days of worries over rising coronavirus cases in parts of the world. Potential good news on the U.S.-China trade front was inspiring some gains.
10:32 a.m. June 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll edges above 117,000; Oklahoma is one of 9 states that are still setting case records U.S. Steel warns of greater-than-expected loss, while mattress maker Tempur Sealy says orders rebounded in May and JuneThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 117,000 on Wednesday, amid reports that nine states are recording either single day record numbers of cases or their highest seven-day new case averages, indicating they are not managing to contain the spread.
7:37 a.m. June 15, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Germany investing in coronavirus vaccine maker that it accused the Trump administration of trying to poach CureVac will get €300 million investment from governmentThe German government will invest in privately-held biotech group CureVac, the same company it accused the U.S. of trying to steal away as the pandemic was starting to spread rapidly in Europe and elsewhere.
4:38 a.m. June 13, 2020 - By Satyajit Das
Government’s cure for the coronavirus recession is worse for the global economy than the disease Heavy debt and slow economic growth threaten stocks, bonds and currenciesHeavy debt and slow economic growth threaten stocks, bonds and currencies, writes Satyajit Das.
10:42 a.m. June 11, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally passes 2 million mark and 21 states are still seeing increases in infections Walmart’s Sam’s Club extends curbside delivery, while two biotechs upsize their IPOs and raise their price rangeThe number of U.S. cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 marked a grim milestone of more than 2 million on Thursday, and cases continued to climb in 21 states even as they push ahead with reopening economies after lockdowns and restrictions on movement.
8:52 p.m. June 10, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Locals reclaim Madrid as their city while waiting for the tourists to return Some are hoping for fewer drunken weekends from future travelersSpain’s capital has a new rhythm, echoing what’s happening across Europe as popular cities, devoid of tourism, return to their roots as places to live, work and play.
4:46 a.m. June 10, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks slip as investors wait to hear from Fed’s Powell Gloomy outlook from OECD darkens mood for stocksEuropean stocks rose on Wednesday after two straight sessions of declines, as investors looked ahead to comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell later and the central bank’s economic forecasts.
10:01 p.m. June 9, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Here’s the only thing investors need to know about the stock market right now, says 50-year veteran Critical information for the U.S. trading dayCapital Wealth’s market strategist Jeffrey Saut sticks to his call that stocks are in the midst of a secular bull market that started in 2009 and has up to nine more years left.
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