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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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Asian markets slip as uncertainty stalks trading floors

WT24 Desk HONG KONG– Asian markets fell on Thursday, hit by concerns about the uncertain global economic outlook, the China-US trade war and tepid corporate earnings reports, AFP reports. With an expected Federal Reserve interest rate cut already priced in,having fuelled a healthy rally, and few other catalysts to drive buying,analysts said investors are also cashing out. The losses in ...

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Global stocks mostly fall as Wall Street ends winning streak

WT24 Desk Tokyo — Global stocks were mostly lower Wednesday after Wall Street ended a five-day winning streak following disappointing corporate earnings reports, AP reports. France’s CAC 40 fell nearly 0.1% in early trading to 21,469.18, while Germany’s DAX was little changed but slightly lower at 12,427.90. Britain’s FTSE 100 slipped 0.3% to 7,558.30. U.S. shares were set to drift ...

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Stocks rebound on both bourses

WT24 Desk After witnessing a downward trend in the last seven consecutive sessions, stocks today rebounded in the Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges as investors remained active on sector-wise issues, BSS reports. The rising major sectors were insurance and financial institutions. A total of 167 securities of large-cap group moved up due to higher activities. The broader DSEX of DSE ...

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Hong Kong stocks drop at open

WT24 Desk HONG KONG– Hong Kong stocks started Monday with losses as investors await the release of Chinese economic growth data later in the day, AFP reports. The Hang Seng Index fell 0.59 percent, or 168.26 points to 28,303.36. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.31 percent, or 9.00points, to 2,921.55, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on ...

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