China trade

Thursday Round-Up

March 8, 2018

The dollar rose against the euro, Swiss franc and sterling but closed little changed today on the yen. Equities firmed, but commodities, Treasury yields, and other sovereign debt yields declined. Trump imposed tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum but with exemptions for now in the case of Nafta partners and flexibility in […] More

Market Attention on Japan and Libya

April 11, 2011

Northeast Japan was rocked by yet another 7.1 magnitude aftershock followed by new tsunami warnings. Qaddafi reportedly agreed to a cease fire proposal made by the African Union, but doubts persist that the civil war will really end in Libya. After a quarterly meeting of Bank of Japan branch managers, the assessment was downgraded for […] More

Stronger Asian Stocks and Softer Euro to Start the Week

February 14, 2011

The euro and kiwi are down against the dollar by 0.7% and 0.6%.  Other major dollar pairs have changed no more than 0.1% since Friday‚Äôs close. Equities rose 3.2% in China, 2.7% in India, 1.9% in South Korea, 1.3% in the Philippines  and Hong Kong, 1.8% in Thailand, and 1.1% in Japan and Australia.  The […] More

Stocks Sharply Lower in Asia and Europe

January 10, 2011

The fear of tighter monetary policies to curb inflation depressed Asia equities.  Share prices fell by 4.2% in Indonesia, 2.4% in India, 1.9% in China, 2.1% in The Philippines, 1.8% in Thailand, 1.0% in Singapore and 0.7% in Pakistan and Hong Kong. Japanese markets were closed for Coming of Age Day. European stocks have been […] More

Stocks Rebound After Chinese Data Release

October 13, 2010

Equities advanced 2.4% in India, 2.0% in Sri Lanka, 1.8% in Indonesia, 1.6% in Thailand, 1.7% in Singapore, 1.5% in Hong Kong, 1.4% in China and 0.7% in the Philippines and Malaysia.  Stocks are up 1.4% in Germany and France and by 1.2% in Britain.  Stocks lagged well behind in Japan (0.2%) and were unchanged […] More