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Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Asian markets tumble after disappointing US earnings

Strong American economic data, including Thursday's report showing an increase in durable goods sales in June, has investors fearing a less dovish Federal Reserve announcement.

Asian markets sink as traders consider Fed rate cut

Oil prices extended last week's gains after Iran seized a British tanker in the Gulf, fuelling fresh concerns about supplies and a possible conflict in the tinderbox Middle East.

Asian stocks hit by trade woes while dollar rises, oil struggles

Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo are down, while Singapore, Taipei, Manila and Jakarta face losses with Seoul off 0.9% as South Korea's trade stand-off with Japan drags on.

Asian shares slip, gold gains as Trump-Xi trade jitters build

There are still doubts whether talks between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will produce progress on trade tensions.

Asia shares up on policy easing hopes, yuan slips on PBOC...

Investors are now focused on the US employment report later in the day for further cues about the health of the world's largest economy.

Asian shares search for direction as US-China trade talks begin

American-Chinese tensions have cost both countries much financially.

Asian shares slip on US protectionism fears

Investors suspect policy makers who favour protectionism will also seek to use the currency as a trade weapon, if not overtly then through benign neglect.