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The US-China trade war: where are we now?

Washington - For the second time in as many months, US President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that Washington and Beijing were on the brink of a major trade agreement.

Budweiser maker InBev prices IPO to raise US$5 billion

Fpo - Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's biggest brewer and maker of Budweiser, on Tuesday priced the Hong Kong initial public offering for its Asia unit at the lower end of its market range, raising US$5 billion.

Saudi bourse slumps after oil facility attacks

Apo - Saudi shares slumped at the start of trading Sunday, the first session after drone attacks on two major oil facilities knocked out more than half the OPEC kingpin's production.

Hong Kong stocks dive as protests rumble and China anger builds

Fpo - Hong Kong stocks tumbled Tuesday as protests that have jolted the city for more than two months fuel political and economic uncertainty, with China's growing frustration leading to worries it will take a tougher line with the standoff.

89/64: China stocks reference Tiananmen anniversary... again

Fpo - As the world marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown on Tuesday Chinese stocks once again referenced the event, with two Hong Kong indexes closing at lunch with figures that might prove a little awkward.

Brazil gun maker's shares rise as Bolsonaro decree fires up demand

Rio De Janeiro - Shares in Brazilian arms maker Taurus soared Tuesday after the company said it had received 2,000 orders for a high-powered assault weapon now available to the public under President Jair Bolsonaro's relaxed gun laws.

Going down: Brazil economic woes hit stocks, currency

Rio De Janeiro - Atrophying growth forecasts and waning confidence in President Jair Bolsonaro sent Brazil's stocks and currency to their lowest level of the year this week, as analysts warned of further falls.

Central bank strike cripples Lebanon stock exchange

Beirut - The Beirut Stock Exchange said Monday it had been forced to halt trading because of an open-ended strike by central bank employees over proposed cuts to their benefits.

Experts weigh in on Dow Jones proprietary info data leak Special

A proprietary watchlist of 2.4 million individuals and corporate entities owned by Dow Jones has been exposed, after a third-party company with access left it on a database without a password. Market analysts explain the implications.

Millennials keep pouring money into marijuana stocks

Cannabis stocks have gained popularity among investors at Robinhood, a free-trading app popular among younger traders, after the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada.

Brazil miner Vale loses $18bn in market cap after dam disaster

S - Brazilian mining giant Vale lost more than $18 billion of its value Monday in a dramatic share plunge on the Sao Paulo stock exchange as investors reacted to the collapse of one of its dams that killed scores and left hundreds missing.The 24.

Brazil stocks hit record as Bolsonaro takes charge

S - Brazil's stock market closed at a record high on Wednesday, one day after new President Jair Bolsonaro took office and in anticipation of economic reforms his government is expected to implement.

India's rupee slides as central bank chief quits

Mumbai - India's rupee plunged on Tuesday after the country's central bank chief quit following a dispute with the government that analysts say raises fears about its independence.

Swiss activate plan to defend stock market against EU threat

Geneva - Switzerland on Friday activated a plan to protect its stock market should European Union not renew the Swiss stock exchange's access to the bloc's single market.

Bulls' last hurrah? Doubts follow latest US stocks dip

New York - Wall Street stocks were experiencing another rocky session on Tuesday, with technology shares especially volatile, as worries about higher interest rates and trade conflict threatened the multi-year bull market.

Mexican stocks plunge over move to slash bank fees

Mexico - Mexico's main stock index plunged nearly six percent Thursday after President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's party introduced legislation to dramatically slash the fees banks can charge clients.Dragged down by banking stocks, the BMV index slid 6....

Aurora Cannabis gets first permit to export medical pot to Poland

Aurora Cannabis has reason to celebrate today, Besides having a modest rally of 1.9 percent as they headed for their first gains since debuting on the NYSE. Aurora also announced they will begin exporting medical cannabis to Poland.

Canadian cannabis stocks continue to fall amid supply shortages

Alberta - Cannabis stocks continued a six-day rout on Tuesday as retailers in Canada faced shortages in the supply chain — with some licensed producers acknowledging they will not reach full capacity for months.

Deadline looms for Italy to ease EU budget concerns

Milan - A deadline loomed Monday for Italy to respond to EU criticism over its populist budget, which has drawn a costly downgrade from one credit agency amid fears for the wider eurozone.

Saudi stocks rebound after Khashoggi fallout

Apo - Saudi stocks made a strong comeback on Monday after days of heavy losses in economic fallout linked to political tensions over the disappearance of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi.The Tadawul All-Shares Index (TASI) surged 4.

Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic

Dubai - Saudi Arabia warned Sunday it would retaliate against any sanctions imposed on the oil-rich kingdom over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as the Riyadh stock market plunged on growing investor jitters.

Mnuchin plays down US market swoon as global rout rolls on

Nusa Dua - Wall Street's rout is a natural correction and not caused by any particular factors, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday, after his boss Donald Trump hung blame for the losses on US interest-rate increases.

Tesla stocks tumble after SEC accuses Elon Musk of fraud

Shares of Tesla nosedived 12 percent in early trading Friday morning as Wall Street absorbs the implications of a lawsuit the Securities and Exchange Commission filed Thursday against CEO Elon Musk for defrauding investors.

German fintech pushes Commerzbank out of DAX 30

Frankfurt Am Main - Wirecard, a Bavarian start-up specialised in online payments, has nudged German giant Commerzbank out of the blue-chip DAX index, in the latest sign of plucky fintechs outshining traditional lenders.

Apple reaches new landmark with $1 trillion valuation

New York - Apple -- the culture-changing company behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad -- hit another milestone on Thursday, becoming the first private-sector company to surpass $1 trillion in market value.

Chinese president calls latest pharma scare "vile"

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday described a vaccine safety scandal as "vile" and "shocking" as police opened a criminal investigation into the firm responsible and its management.

Tesla shares tumble after Musk tweet controversy

New York - Tesla shares stumbled Monday as chief executive Elon Musk faced criticism over a public spat with a British diver who worked on the Thai soccer team rescue.Shares of the electric car maker were down 3.5 percent in late-morning trading at $307.

Mexican peso, stocks fall as leftist wins presidency

Mexico - The Mexican peso and stock market both fell Monday after the country elected the anti-establishment leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as its next president.

Shanghai, Hong Kong stocks plunge on trade war fears

Shanghai - Shanghai and Hong Kong stocks plunge on Tuesday on investors' fears that the US and China could be heading for a full-blown trade war following tit-for-tat tariff threats.

Argentina stock market plunges 8.33 percent

Buenos Aires - The Buenos Aires stock exchange plummeted more than 8.0 percent Monday, pulled down by sharp declines in energy and bank shares amid market volatility as Argentina seeks support from the IMF.The Merval Index dropped 8.
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