H1 markets: The almost perfect storm

MSCI global stocks fell the most in the first half since the index was created Deutsche Bank estimates worst for Treasuries since 1788 Commodity bulls lifted oil 50% and gas 60% Yen Takes Blows as Dollar Rises High LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Investors knew that after two years of COVID-19 chaos, 2022 would be … Read more

Asian stocks lose gains made on shorter Chinese quarantine as recession fears linger

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, looks at an electronic chart displaying Japan’s Nikkei Index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, on 7 March 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, June 29 (Reuters) – Asian stock markets fell on Wednesday, extending Wall … Read more

Stocks Extend Bear Market Rebound as Inflation Anxiety Eases

MILAN/TOKYO, June 27 (Reuters) – Global stocks extended their rebound on Monday, building on Wall Street’s strong close on Friday, as off-peak oil prices helped improve sentiment and temper fears of prolonged inflation. Strong morning gains in Europe and a rally in Asian markets after China further eased COVID-19 restrictions lifted MSCI’s benchmark index for … Read more

Asian stocks fall, without dodging the risks of recession

People walk past an electronic screen showing Japan’s Nikkei stock price index inside a conference room in Tokyo, Japan June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Asian scholarships: S&P futures lose first gains, Nikkei slips more than 1% Fed chairman expected to give hawkish testimony this week Euro … Read more

Shock Swiss rate hike puts markets on edge; The BOJ holds

Pedestrians are reflected in a window in front of a chart displaying share prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia, February 9, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The SNB raises 50 basis points, the franc soars, the dollar slips Stock markets tumble as further … Read more

Fed risk crushes stocks; dollar, bond yields soar

NEW YORK, June 14 (Reuters) – Global stocks fell for the second straight day on Tuesday as government bond yields and the U.S. dollar clung to multi-year highs as inflation soared led investors to prepare for what could be the biggest US market. interest rate hike in 28 years this week. Surprisingly strong US inflation … Read more

Global stocks near 2022 lows on inflation fears

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – Global stocks fell to fresh 2022 lows and the Japanese yen slipped to levels not seen in nearly a quarter century on Monday as searing U.S. inflation fueled concerns about even more aggressive policy tightening in a big week for central banks. The significantly higher-than-expected U.S. CPI print on Friday … Read more

Asia braces for US inflation, euro up on ECB bets

A man walks past a screen displaying a graph showing recent average movements in Nikkei stock outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, December 30, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Asian scholarships: Nikkei plunges 0.3%, S&P 500 futures firm Euro at 7-year high against yen ahead of ECB … Read more

Stocks plunge, bonds fall as German surprise reignites inflation fears

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying Nikkei Index charts (top) outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, on March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, May 31 (Reuters) – Stocks faltered and bonds fell in Asia, … Read more

Global stock markets rally, Treasury yields fall on inflation data

US consumer spending rises, rising inflation slows Wall Street rallies and ends a weekly losing streak Treasury yields fall Brent oil rises $2 NEW YORK, May 27 (Reuters) – Global markets enjoyed a broad-based rally on Friday as the yield on benchmark U.S. Treasuries fell after data showed U.S. consumer spending rose in April and … Read more