Chinese trade surplus

Many Factors Weighing on World Stocks

October 13, 2016

Share prices around the Pacific Basin fell 1.6% in Hong Kong and India, 0.9% in South Korea, 0.7% in Australia, 0.5% in Indonesia, and 0.4% in Taiwan and Japan. Equities in Europe are so far showing losses of 1.6% in Greece, 1.3% in France, Germany and Italy, 1.1% in Spain, 0.9% in Switzerland, and 0.7% […] More

Post-Jobs Report Rally Extended

August 8, 2016

World stocks, oil, and emerging market currencies rose in further reaction to Friday’s better-than-expected U.S. jobs data that showed a 255K increase in employment last month and marginally stronger wage growth. Share prices advanced 2.4% in Japan, 1.7% in Hong Kong, 0.9% in China, 0.7% in Australia and South Korea, 0.6% in Taiwan and 1.5% […] More

Several Points of Keen Interest Despite U.S. Presidents Day Market Closure

February 15, 2016

A 1.2% increase in the Chinese yuan against the dollar was its biggest daily advance since a 2% revaluation engineered in July 2005. People’s Bank of China Governor Zhou made upbeat remarks about the yuan and China’s economy and balance of payments. The cause of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s death was ruled a heart […] More

Eurozone Leaders Announce Agreement in Principle on a Greek Bailout

July 13, 2015

A third financial bailout for Greece contingent on the Greek parliament passing a long list of stringent economic reforms by Wednesday, July 15 was hammered out after around-the-clock weekend talks in Brussels that did not end until Monday morning.  The deal includes higher VAT on restaurants, higher taxes on Greek shipping companies, ending tax breaks […] More

Interesting Data Results and More More Volatility

January 13, 2015

10-year sovereign bond prices and European share prices both rose, as did the dollar and price of gold.  But oil dropped below $45. British CPI inflation halved in December to a 15-year low of 0.5%, seemingly pushing the onset of Bank of England tightening further into the future. China recorded a $49.61 billion trade surplus […] More

Markets Closed for Holiday in Japan, the United States and Canada

October 13, 2014

After last week’s swoon, financial market volume on Monday will be suppressed by three market closures, Japan for Health and Sports Day, the U.S. for Columbus Day, and Canada for Thanksgiving. Stocks in the Pacific Basin closed down 2.8% in Taiwan, 1.1% in New Zealand, 1.0% in Indonesia, 0.7% in Singapore and South Korea, 0.6% […] More

Disappointing British and Chinese Data ahead of U.S. Jobs Report

January 10, 2014

British industrial production and factory output each stagnated in November, cutting the former’s 12-month rate of increase to 2.5% from 3.2%.  Construction output dropped 4.0% on month, and same-store British retail sales posted an on-year 0.4% increase last month, the smallest such gain in eight months. China’s trade surplus contracted 24% last month to $25.64 […] More

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