The ability of the U.S. stock market to keep an edge this year over equities elsewhere in the world hinges on the United States maintaining its economic and earnings growth advantage, the strength of the dollar and how global trade tensions resolve, investors said.
Asian shares dipped on Monday on fears of more protectionist measures from the United States while the dollar declined against major currencies after U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the Federal Reserve’s tightening policy.
TOKYO (Reuters) – Global stocks extended a sell-off on Tuesday as mounting trade tensions between the United States and other major economies continued to steer investors away from riskier assets, lifting safe-haven U.S. Treasuries and keeping the dollar on the defensive.
LONDON (Reuters) – Simmering trade and political tensions weighed on European and world shares on Thursday, while oil prices were under pressure ahead of an OPEC meeting that could boost the global supply of crude.
LONDON (Reuters) – World shares fell and were set to end the week in the red on Friday while the dollar climbed to a seven-month high, as investors braced for a list of Chinese goods targeted in a first round of announced tariffs by the United States.
LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks slipped on Tuesday and the dollar retreated from a three-week high after a U.S.-North Korea summit aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – The dollar jumped to a 3-week top on Tuesday while Asian stocks edged up as a highly anticipated U.S.-Korea summit got underway in Singapore, potentially paving the way to ending a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian shares fell on Thursday after the U.S. government launched a national security probe into car imports that could lead to new tariffs, and President Donald Trump’s comments suggested setbacks in U.S.-China trade talks.
LONDON (Reuters) – Stocks, oil prices and the dollar were on the rise on Monday after the U.S.-China trade war was declared “on hold” while in Europe, Italy’s borrowing costs climbed and the Milan bourse fell as two anti-establishment parties got closer to power.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares rallied on Friday as risk appetite got a boost from soft U.S. inflation, helping alleviate worries of faster rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, while investors also cheered U.S.-North Korean steps to further ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares crept higher on Monday after a tame reading on U.S. wages lessened the risk of faster rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, although Sino-U.S. trade tensions and a looming deadline for the Iranian nuclear deal argued for caution.
TOKYO/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian stocks steadied after hitting two-week lows on Tuesday as investors paused for breathe following a heavy sell-off in recent sessions and waited to see if the dollar’s rally was sustainable.
TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks began the new quarter on Monday with modest gains following a strong performance by global equities last week, while the dollar held steady ahead of key economic indicators.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets rose sharply on Tuesday as reports of behind-the-scenes talks between the United States and China rekindled hopes a damaging trade war could be averted, in turn sapping the strength of the dollar and yen.
TOKYO (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar slipped on Thursday after the Federal Reserve held back from increasing the pace of this year’s rate hikes, while worries over an impending announcement on trade tariffs from U.S. President Donald Trump capped Asian shares.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Shares faltered and the dollar skidded on Wednesday as investors fretted over the threat of new U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports, brushing aside data that showed the Asian economy got off to a solid start in 2018.