Asia Stocks Fall to 8-Month Low as Trade Fears Remain

Asia equities fell despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s remark that he may take a less confrontational path curbing Chinese investments in sensitive American technologies. The yen strengthened against the greenback.

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0.3 percent to 166.48 as of 11:16 a.m. in Hong Kong, set for the lowest close since October. A gauge for energy stocks gained 1 percent as oil held gains above $ 70 a barrel as the U.S. pressed allies to end Iranian imports by a November deadline. Chinese equities fell as the yuanweakened amid continued battle against the U.S. over trade issues.

Source : Bloomberg

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European Stocks Stage Recovery, But U.S.-China Trade Tensions Remain

European stocks on Wednesday bounced off a nearly three-week low, staging a recovery as traders came to terms with the further deterioration in the trade relationship between the U.S. and China that sent equities world-wide tumbling in the prior session.

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index rose 0.3% to close at 384.29, partly recovering from a Tuesday drop of 0.7% that marked its lowest close since May 31.

Germany’s DAX 30 index climbed 0.1% to 12,695.16, following the previous session’s 1.2% retreat. France’s CAC 40 index ended 0.3% lower at 5,372.31. The U.K.’s FTSE 100 rose 0.3% to 7,627.40.

Source : Marketwatch

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U.S. Stocks Inch Up as Energy Sector Rallies; Bond Yields Remain in View

U.S. stocks rose slightly on Thursday, with major indexes erasing mild early declines to turn positive an energy stocks extended a lengthy winning streak, although a bond yields kept a lid on gains.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 30 points, or 0.1%, to 24,798. The S&P 500 rose 6 points to 2,728, a rise of 0.2%. The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 17 points to 7,416, a gain of 0.2%.

The small-cap benchmark Russell 2000 index rose 0.6% on the day, moving further into record territory.

Source : Market Watch

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