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Stocks flat on lower transactions

WT24 Desk Stock markets today witnessed flat when daily transactions declined on lower demand, Agencies report The day’s trade value at DSE declined to Taka 406 crore from Thursday’sTaka 467.93 crore and the daily trade fell to 15.46 crore shares from 18.27crore shares of the previous session. The broader DSEX index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) closed the day with0.68 ...

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London Stock Exchange confirms $27bn Refinitiv takeover talks

Takeover would create exchanges and data powerhouse 18 months after sale by Thomson Reuters WT24 Desk The London Stock Exchange Group has confirmed that it is in advanced talks to buy Refinitiv in a $27bn deal that would turn it into a global exchanges and data powerhouse.  The statement came after discussions between the parties were revealed by the Financial ...

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Asian markets tumble after disappointing US earnings

WT24 Desk HONG KONG – Asian markets were down across the board on Friday after disappointing US earnings and a bearish outlook on hopes for a Fed rate cut weighed on Wall Street overnight, AFP reports. Tesla and American Airlines both suffered bruising declines after postingquarterly results, while Amazon reported a slowdown in earnings growth as it ramped up one-day ...

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Asian shares higher, Korean Kospi dives after missile launch

WT24 Desk Bangkok — Asian shares rallied Thursday after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at record highs, though South Korea’s Kospi declined after North Korea launched two short range missiles into the sea, AP reports. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index added 0.3% to 21,770.09 while the Kospi lost 0.8% to 2,065.41. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng gained 0.3% to ...

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Asian stocks rise on report of revived US-China trade talks

WT24 Desk Beijing — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday following a report U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will meet for talks next week, AP reports. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all advanced. Investors were encouraged by a Bloomberg News report that U.S. officials including Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will visit Beijing for talks. That would be the ...

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Global stocks rise on hopes for US-China trade talks

WT24 Desk Beijing — Global stock markets rose Tuesday on optimism over the potential re-opening of U.S.-China trade talks and despite heightened Middle East tensions, AP reports. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested last week that trade envoys might meet in person following two rounds of phone conversations, though he gave no timeline. That helped to temper anxiety over U.S.-Iranian ...

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Most Asian markets fall as traders consider Fed rate cut

WT24 Desk HONG KONG – Most Asian markets fell in early trade Monday on dimming hopes for a deep interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve, but all the firms on a new tech-focused board in China rallied on its opening day, AFP reports. Oil prices extended last week’s gains after Iran seized a British tankerin the Gulf, fuelling fresh ...

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Analysts love these 5 stocks ahead of their earnings reports

CNBC examined the most recent Wall Street research to find stocks that analysts like heading into the companies’ earnings reports.Coca-Cola, Willis Towers Watson, Diamondback Energy, Northrop Grumman and Alibaba are the top picks.  WT24 Desk With earnings season now in full swing, Wall Street analysts are advising clients there are plenty of buying opportunities, according to CNBC. So far over ...

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US stocks wobble as companies turn in mixed earnings reports

WT24 Desk New York— U.S. stock indexes sloshed between small gains and losses Friday after Microsoft, American Express and other big companies offered up a mixed set of earnings reports, AP reports. The big event for markets is still a couple weeks away, when investors expect the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates for the first time in more than ...

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Asian markets rally on fresh hopes for steep Fed rate cut

WT24 Desk HONG KONG – Asian markets rallied Friday as comments from a top Federal Reserve official were pounced on by investors as indicating the central bank will unveil a deep interest rate cut at the end of the month, AFP reports. John Williams, the influential vice chairman of the Fed’s policy-settingboard, said in a speech that central banks should ...

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