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NEW YORK | US indexes climb as Netflix leads internet stock surge

NEW YORK— Jan 15, 2019— Stock indexes in the U.S. are rising to their highest levels in a month Tuesday as Netflix leads a rally in internet and technology companies after saying it will raise prices for its subscription plans in the U.S. China’s also government said it plans to cut taxes, a step that … Continue reading NEW YORK | US indexes climb as Netflix leads internet stock surge

SINGAPORE | Stocks edge up on Chinese growth plan, ahead of Brexit vote

SINGAPORE  —Jan 15, 2019— Global stock markets mostly rose Tuesday as after Chinese officials set out plans to support the world’s second-biggest economy through a slowdown. Investors were also looking at corporate earnings as well as a vote later by the British parliament on a Brexit deal that has drawn strong opposition at home. KEEPING … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Stocks edge up on Chinese growth plan, ahead of Brexit vote

SINGAPORE | World shares rally ahead of vote on Brexit deal

SINGAPORE— Jan 15, 2019—Global shares were mostly higher Tuesday as British lawmakers prepared to vote on a Brexit deal that has drawn strong opposition at home. Markets were also boosted by senior economic officials saying Beijing will cut taxes and keep monetary policy flexible to help weather China’s slowdown. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain’s FTSE … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World shares rally ahead of vote on Brexit deal

BANGKOK | World shares sink after China reports slowdown in exports

BANGKOK—Jan 14, 2019—Shares were lower in Europe and Asia on Monday, extending the latest losses on Wall Street after China reported a slowdown in exports. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX lost 0.9 percent to 10,791.30 and the CAC 40 in France fell 1 percent to 4,734.02. The FTSE 100 in Britain dropped 1 percent to 6,847.09. … Continue reading BANGKOK | World shares sink after China reports slowdown in exports

VIENNA | Oil prices spike on mooted production cut

VIENNA— Oil prices spiked sharply higher Friday after OPEC countries agreed to a proposal that would see global oil production reduced by 1.2 million barrels a day. Following a morning meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Iraq Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban told reporters the proposed cut would be made up of 800,000 … Continue reading VIENNA | Oil prices spike on mooted production cut

Dow slides 700 points as US stocks veer sharply lower

U.S. stocks veered sharply lower in afternoon trading Tuesday, pulling the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 700 points. The wave of selling erased the market’s gains from a day earlier, when stocks rallied on news that the U.S. and China had agreed to a temporary truce in their trade dispute. Investors’ confidence in that truce … Continue reading Dow slides 700 points as US stocks veer sharply lower

TOKYO | Markets cautious as world leaders head to summit

TOKYO  — Global stocks were modestly higher Wednesday as world leaders began heading for a G-20 summit where trade wars, oil prices and other key issues to the economy will likely be discussed. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 was up 0.4 percent at 5,004.04, while Germany’s DAX added 0.2 percent to 11,333. Britain’s FTSE 100 … Continue reading TOKYO | Markets cautious as world leaders head to summit

SINGAPORE | World markets rally, pound rises on hard-fought Brexit deal

SINGAPORE — World markets were mostly higher on Monday as traders cheered a long-awaited deal bolstering Britain’s exit from the European Union, even as opposition was rife. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany‘s DAX index was 1.2 percent higher at 11,329.40 and France’s CAC 40 rallied 1.4 percent to 5,015.15. Britain’s FTSE 100 index was up … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World markets rally, pound rises on hard-fought Brexit deal