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Stocks soft on Fed angst, G20 fails to help

Published 29/02/2016

TOKYO Asian stocks retreated on Monday after a weekend meeting of G20 policymakers ended with no new coordinated action to spur global growth and as [more…]

Oil prices mixed as market ponders whether crude has bottomed out

Published 29/02/2016

SINGAPORE Brent crude futures edged up on Monday after already making up ground last week as indications mounted of the market bottoming out, but analysts [more…]

Oil prices fall as OPEC squabbles over output targets, crude stocks swell

Published 24/02/2016

SINGAPORE Oil prices slid on Wednesday, extending sharp falls from the previous session after top exporter Saudi Arabia ruled out production cuts and industry data [more…]

Asian shares, oil retreat as Saudi plays down output cuts

Published 24/02/2016

TOKYO/SINGAPORE Asian shares fell on Wednesday as oil prices skidded after Saudi Arabia effectively ruled out production cuts by major producers anytime soon, sending investors [more…]

Yen gains as sagging stocks and oil generate safety bids

Published 24/02/2016

TOKYO The yen gained against key peers like the dollar and euro on Wednesday as sagging stocks and crude oil drove bids for the safe-haven [more…]

European stocks plunge as Lunar New Year offers no cheer

European stocks plunge as Lunar New Year offers no cheer

Published 08/02/2016

LONDON European shares plunged to 16-month lows on Monday, extending a aggressive sell-off, while bond yields and oil also fell as investors shed risky assets [more…]

Crude oil slips as Saudi, Venezuela meeting yields little

Crude oil slips as Saudi, Venezuela meeting yields little

Published 08/02/2016

LONDON Crude oil prices eased in thin trade on Monday as a meeting between OPEC producers Saudi Arabia and Venezuela showed little indication that steps [more…]

Dollar back on defensive as stocks head lower

Dollar back on defensive as stocks head lower

Published 08/02/2016

LONDON The dollar turned lower against the euro in Europe on Monday as stock markets resumed their decline, wiping out gains based on Friday's U.S. [more…]

U.S. retail sales and Yellen testimony in focus

U.S. retail sales and Yellen testimony in focus

Published 07/02/2016

LONDON Global markets have been in turmoil since the start of the year, with stocks and commodities prices reeling, eroding inflation and making central banks [more…]

Oil prices slip on weak Asian data, fading prospect of output cut

Oil prices slip on weak Asian data, fading prospect of output cut

Published 01/02/2016

SINGAPORE Oil prices fell on Monday after China and South Korea posted weak economic data, while fading prospects for a coordinated output cut by leading [more…]