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Tokyo stocks close down on first trading day of year

Apo - Tokyo stocks closed down on Monday, the first trading day of the year, after a volatile session with investors nervous as the government weighs declaring a virus state of emergency.

Europe is set to drive the global economic recovery Special

With some 300 days of the pandemic behind us, the 2021 economy is starting to look extremely different according and Bill Koefoed, CFO of OneStream Software. Of great interest is the European dimension, he tells Digital Journal.

Spies called in as cyberattacks again halt NZ stock exchange

Wellington - Cyberattacks forced New Zealand's stock exchange to halt trading for a fourth straight day Friday, with the country's spy agency called in to help combat the ongoing security breaches.

DDoS attack against the New Zealand Stock Exchange Special

It has been reported that the New Zealand Stock Exchange was hit by a 'distributed denial of service' DDoS attacks that brought it offline on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Chinese ecommerce giant jumps 5.75% on Hong Kong debut

Fpo - Chinese e-commerce giant leapt 5.75 percent higher on its Hong Kong debut Thursday, after raising almost $4 billion in an initial public offering that was the world's second biggest this year.

Floor trading resumes at NYSE, with masks and plexiglas

New York - The New York Stock Exchange, the symbolic heart of Wall Street, reopened its floor Tuesday after a two-month closure due to the coronavirus, with traders donning masks and separated by plexiglas.

What investors should be asking their brokers during the pandemic Special

With market volatility causing trading volumes to skyrocket, it is recommended that investors check the customer support policies of their broker dealers, according to Dan Pipitone. He provides some advice for Digital Journal readers.

Asia stocks dive, dollar soars as ECB bazooka fails to ease fears

Fpo - Asian equities sank again Thursday while the dollar surged as a European Central Bank plan to spend more than $800 billion to buy bonds failed to instil optimism in traders who fear that the world is heading for a virus-fuelled economic catastrophe.

ECB's monetary bazooka peps up Asian stocks

Apo - Stocks in Asia bounced back Thursday after the European Central Bank launched an emergency plan to buy bonds in what one analyst said could be a "game changer" for the coronavirus-wracked eurozone.

Brazil stocks dive, currency closes at new record low

S - The Sao Paulo stock exchange closed down 13.9 percent Monday and the Brazilian real weakened to above five to the dollar for the first time ever in further fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Brazil stocks close down nearly 15% in virus rout

S - The Sao Paulo stock exchange closed down 14.78 percent Thursday, its worst day in a terrible week as Brazil struggled to deal with a market rout caused by the fallout of the new coronavirus pandemic.

Asia stocks sink after US bans Europe travel on virus

Apo - Stock markets tumbled Thursday after US President Donald Trump announced a 30-day ban on travel to the United States from Europe over the coronavirus.

Asia stocks extend global rout on coronavirus fears

Apo - Stocks in Asia sank at the open on Thursday, extending a global rout as fears intensify over the spread of the new coronavirus, now dubbed a pandemic by the World Health Organisation .

Oil bounce supports Asia stocks after 'Black Monday'

Apo - A sharp bounce in the price of oil Tuesday provided some support to under-pressure stocks in early Asian trade, a day after global equities suffered their biggest losses in more than a decade.

Asia stocks plunge on virus fears, oil prices

Apo - Stock markets plunged around Asia on Monday, as panic selling set in with traders fretting over the economic impact of the new coronavirus and digesting a free-fall in the oil price.By mid-morning, the benchmark Nikkei 225 index had dropped 5.

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.
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