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11:28 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - Associated Press
U.K.’s Labour Party will make ‘radical’ change if it wins December election Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party leads in most polls, but many analysts say the December 12 election is unpredictable because the Brexit issue cuts across traditional party linesBoris Johnson’s Conservative Party leads in most polls, but many analysts say the December 12 election is unpredictable because the Brexit issue cuts across traditional party lines.
11:08 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow, S&P 500 log longest string of declines in months with third straight losses amid mix signals on China tradeU.S. stocks closed modestly lower Thursday, with the S&P 500 and the Dow marking their third straight losses, after investors digested mixed headlines on the progress of trade negotiations, with reports indicating that China had invited American negotiators to Beijing for face-to-face talks, even though the U.S. Congress passed a bill supporting protesters in Hong Kong late Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 55 points, or 0.2%, at 27,765, the S&P 500 index shed 5 points, or 0.2%, to 3,103, while the Nasdaq Composite Index declined 21 points, or 0.2%, to reach 8,506, marking its second straight loss. The third straight drop for the Dow marked its longest string of declines since Aug. 5, while it was the longest such stretch of declines for the S&P 500 since Sept. 24. However, declines have been mostly mild and the benchmarks remain within striking distance of all-time highs. Investors focused on reports by CNBC of a purchase of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. of larger discount-brokerage rival Charles Schwab , creating a behemoth with $5 trillion in assets. In economic reports, the U.S. Conference Board's index of leading indicators fell for a third straight month, adding more evidence of slowing economy. Weekly jobless claims, meanwhile, were little changed at 227,000, reflecting an employment market that remains healthy.
3:52 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019 - By Nouriel Roubini
Roubini explains why the stock market’s new exuberance may be irrational Fundamental risks to growth actually getting worseInvestors would do well to remember that the fundamental risks to growth remain, and are actually getting worse.
12:13 p.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Global GDP will suffer at least a 3% hit by 2050 from unchecked climate change, say economists North America and Western Europe have more breathing roomThe global economy will be at least 3% smaller by 2050 owed solely to the effects of unchecked climate change, including severe weather and rising sea levels.
10:12 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Michael Brush
U.S. stocks look fully priced — where to put your money now may surprise you These stocks and ETFs expose you to world markets that are growing faster than the U.SThese stocks and ETFs expose you to world markets that are growing faster than the U.S., writes Michael Brush.
6:01 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Your three-stock survival kit for 2020 — packed by Nuveen’s top stock-market strategist Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day from Nuveen’s equity strategists says investors need to brace for a coming year that won’t top the 20%-plus gains we’ve been seeing. The key to survival are these three stocks.
11:07 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - Associated Press
Germany uploads documents from millions of Nazi victims The documents had information on 10 million people collected after World War II in the American occupied zone of GermanyThe documents had information on 10 million people collected after World War II in the American occupied zone of Germany.
10:20 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - Associated Press
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn square off in historic U.K. election debate First-ever head-to-head TV debate between a British prime minister and chief challengerThis will be the first-ever head-to-head TV debate between a British prime minister and their chief challenger.
2:00 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019 - By Pierre Briançon
The case for increasing the minimum wage Raising minimum pay needs to be discriminate and gradualImpact on employment hasn’t proven negative, as feared.
12:09 a.m. Nov. 18, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
European stocks tread water after six winning weeks Bidding war breaks out for Spanish stock exchangeEuropean stocks on Monday held on to levels they reached after six straight winning weeks, with most of the movement occurring in merger situations.
8:22 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By William Watts
How China is ‘reshuffling the cards’ by promoting the yuan as a global currency Yuan creating a ‘challenging source’ of uncertainty: Société GénéraleThe emergence of the yuan in trade-weighted currency baskets is shaking up the traditional drivers of the foreign exchange market, says Société Générale.
7:53 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
The big worries facing stock investors in 2020, according to Citi’s top equity strategistIn our call of the day, MarketWatch speaks to Citigroup’s chief U.S. equity strategist, Tobias Levkovich, who lays out his big concerns for stock markets in 2020.
6:41 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
Do NOT show these ominous charts to stock-market bulls, says strategist who sees a correction formingLance Roberts, chief strategist at RIA Advisors, just placed bets against the S&P 500 in all his portfolios to guard against a looming downturn. And he lays out his bearish cash in a series of charts.
4:04 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
BT slides in London after Labour vows partial nationalization in free broadband pledge Miners up as trade-talk optimism growsTalk of partially nationalizing BT sent those shares lower in London, weighing on the FTSE 100 index. Mining stocks rose on hopes of trade-talk progress.
6:21 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Pierre Briançon
German economy flatlines leaving government paralyzed Berlin government unresponsive after string of bad economic newsThe serious question about the German economy was never whether or not it entered into “technical recession” in the third quarter (the data is out: It didn’t!) but what conclusions the government of chancellor Angela Merkel will draw from the country’s current and persisting slump. And yet again, it looks like markets might have to wait a bit longer for an answer.
5:08 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Rupert Steiner
Staff at Britain’s banking watchdog rebuked for defecating on the floor, stealing plants, and verbal abuse Britain’s equivalent to the Securities and Exchange Commission has had to write to staff about their behavior after a “minority” of colleagues were accused of “defecating on the floor in toilet cubicles on a particular floor, urinating on the floor in the men’s toilets and leaving alcohol bottles in sanitary bins”.
12:22 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
European stocks edge lower on China trade concerns and ‘worst of all worlds’ German economic dataEuropean stocks slipped on Thursday on concern over the state of U.S.-China trade talks as data showed a stagnating economy in Germany.
4:58 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Pierre Briançon
Why investors may feel the Deutsche Bank chairman has to go U.S. private equity meets German-style corporate governance, and frictions occur.
3:59 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Lina Saigol
Kraft Heinz investor bids for Thyssenkrupp’s elevator businessGerman industrial giant Thyssenkrupp could fetch up to $20 billion from the sale of its elevator business.
11:21 a.m. Nov. 12, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Nasdaq ekes out record as investors look past Trump speech Dean Foods files for chapter 11 bankruptcyU.S. stocks mostly ended higher on Tuesday as President Donald Trump suggests a trade deal could happen soon but did not offer much clarity on the possibility of a tariff rollback as part of the agreement.
1:15 a.m. Nov. 12, 2019 - Associated Press
U.K. Labour Party says it was hit by large-scale cyberattackBritain’s Labour Party says it has experienced a “sophisticated and large-scale cyberattack” on its digital platforms.
12:21 a.m. Nov. 12, 2019 - Associated Press
Hillary Clinton criticizes British government for blocking Russian reportFormer U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she’s “dumbfounded” the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics as the country prepares for national elections.
10:51 a.m. Nov. 11, 2019 - Associated Press
Jeremy Corbyn says Brexit Party moving towards ‘Trump alliance’ Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage will not challenge Conservative Party on seats it won at the last British election.Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage will not challenge Conservative Party on seats it won at the last British election.
3:49 a.m. Nov. 11, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
British pound surges after Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage says he won’t challenge Conservative seats FTSE 100 led lower by miners, energyThe British pound shot higher on Monday, after Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said his party won’t contest seats captured by the ruling Conservative Party in the last election.
7:16 a.m. Nov. 9, 2019 - Associated Press
Germany, allies mark 30 years since Berlin Wall fell Leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic placed roses near the once-fearsome barrier that divided the city for 28 yearsGermany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe.
9:42 a.m. Nov. 8, 2019 - By George Soros
George Soros worries about totalitarian resurgence on 30th anniversary of Iron Curtain’s demise Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hungarian-born financier reflects on how open societies can overcome brutish and nasty nationalismThe collapse of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago heralded the triumph of open societies and the end of one form of totalitarianism, but brutish and nasty nationalism is now ascendent across the world, writes George Soros.
4:49 a.m. Nov. 8, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
The economic cycle isn’t late stage, but the market cycle may be, UBS says The market cycle looks stretched The good news, according to UBS strategists, is the economy still has room to grow. The bad news is, the same doesn’t hold true for markets.
4:43 a.m. Nov. 7, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
These ‘all-terrain’ stocks are vital for investors when the world comes unglued Critical information for the U.S. trading dayMarkets are looking up thanks to some positive headlines on the trade front, but our call of the day says investors need to be prepared for anything that could rock their portfolio. Enter the “all-terrain” portfolio.
4:00 p.m. Nov. 6, 2019 - Associated Press
China eclipsing U.S. as Europe’s go-to partner Trump’s disdain for multilateralism sends allies looking elsewhere When France’s president wants to carry European concerns to the world stage to find solutions for climate change, trade tensions or Iran’s nuclear ambitions, he no longer calls Washington. He flies to Beijing.
4:41 a.m. Nov. 6, 2019 - By Bill Parks
Corporate tax avoidance demands a global solution The world should tax multinationals based on the destination of salesMultinational corporations have long avoided paying their full share of taxes, and time is running out to agree on a fair global solution.
11:03 a.m. Nov. 5, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Sondland says he told Ukraine that aid depended on the probe Trump wanted U.S. ambassador to EU amends testimony in impeachment inquiryThe U.S. ambassador to the European Union said in amended testimony released Tuesday that he remembered telling a top Ukrainian official that U.S. aid to the country had a condition: announcing a probe sought by President Donald Trump.
4:50 a.m. Nov. 5, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
The world is de-globalizing. Here’s what it may mean for investors. The scenarios range from not much different than the status quo to something frightening - Capital EconomicsThere are several possible paths forward, each with very different implications for markets, asset classes, and world economies, according to Capital Economics.
12:13 p.m. Nov. 4, 2019 - Associated Press
U.S. officially begins pulling out of Paris climate deal Withdrawal process from pact that Pompeo called an ‘unfair economic burden’ to U.S. does not become official for a yearThe United States has told the United Nations it has begun the process of pulling out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement.
12:02 p.m. Nov. 4, 2019 - By Rupert Steiner
Order! Order! Bercow twisted words and convention to his own ends—this is who’s been elected to replace himSpeaker John Bercow, the umpire of Britain’s Parliament has stepped down and on Monday was replaced by Deputy Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the front -runner, who beat seven other candidates to win the role with 323 votes. It was the first election for Speaker in over 10 years.
6:58 a.m. Nov. 4, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
European stocks end at best level in more than four yearsGerman stocks on Monday rose to the highest level in more than 17 months, as the rally in European stocks continued
5:04 a.m. Nov. 4, 2019 - Associated Press
EU remains committed to Iran nuclear deal even after U.S. withdrawal A European Commission spokeswoman said Monday the deal is a matter of global securityA European Commission spokeswoman said Monday the deal is a matter of global security
3:55 a.m. Nov. 4, 2019 - By Pierre Briançon
Why Europe has given up on the wealth tax – for now Europe has been struggling to tax wealth in order to reduce rising inequalityMost governments that once tried a wealth tax have now scrapped it. It brought little revenue, and was too easy to evade.
7:15 a.m. Nov. 2, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
The signals are ‘loud and clear’ — a new bull market is underway, strategist saysStocks just took out new highs, the Federal Reserve continues to pump money into the U.S. economy, equity valuations are looking rather toppy, and there’s an abundance of fear-peddling from Wall Street pundits. What’s all the noise mean? A bull market, according to Callum Thomas of Topdown Charts.
3:30 a.m. Nov. 2, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
How the frugality of U.S. corporations saved third-quarter results from the abyss Roughly 70% of S&P 500 companies have reported third-quarter earningsThird-quarter earnings season still appears that earnings-per-share, or EPS, for America’s largest public companies will decline year-over-year during the three-month period, reported results are coming in much better than feared.
2:58 a.m. Nov. 1, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
Europe stocks are hotter than U.S. ones right now, inflow data show Inflows to European equities top U.S. ones in week ending Oct. 30For one week at least, more stock-market investors have turned to stodgy Europe than the U.S. An analysis by Jefferies of inflow data showed that European stocks, in the week ending Oct. 30, saw more inflows than U.S. ones.
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