Market Reports

China stocks close down at lowest level since September

Published 11/01/2016

SHANGHAI China stocks closed down on Monday at their lowest since September, following weak inflation data over the weekend and continuing investor anxiety over the [more…]

Brent crude oil falls to 2004 low as market rout heads into Christmas

Published 21/12/2015

SINGAPORE Brent crude fell to levels last seen in 2004 on Monday, dropping under the lows hit during the 2008 financial crisis on renewed worries [more…]

Asia stocks rise on China surge, oil plunges to 11-year low

Published 21/12/2015

SINGAPORE/SYDNEY Chinese shares led Asian markets higher on Monday, defying a dive on Wall Street, while the price of Brent crude plumbed 11-year lows on [more…]

Dollar adrift in a sea of central bank uncertainty

Published 21/12/2015

SYDNEY/TOKYO The dollar drifted lower in light Asian trading on Monday amid doubts about how far and fast the Federal Reserve would raise U.S. interest [more…]

Crude falls after U.S. Fed rate hike, inventory gains

Published 17/12/2015

TOKYO Crude futures fell in Asian trade on Thursday, adding to sharp losses the previous session after the Federal Reserve raised rates for the first [more…]

Asian stocks, dollar, climb as Fed takes a first step

Published 17/12/2015

SYDNEY Asian stock markets jumped on Thursday as investors chose to take an historic hike in U.S. interest rates as a mark of confidence in [more…]

OPEC decision to keep output high pulls oil prices close to 2015 lows

Published 07/12/2015

SINGAPORE Crude oil prices dipped further on Monday after OPEC failed to agree on output targets to reduce a bulging glut that has cut prices [more…]

Asia stocks wary of China data, oil pressured

Published 07/12/2015

SYDNEY Asian share markets turned mixed on Monday as caution grew ahead of Chinese data, though sentiment stayed supported by hopes the U.S. economy would [more…]

Draghi disappointment raises doubts over ECB inflation powers

Published 03/12/2015

LONDON A perceived lack of ambition in the European Central Bank's latest stimulus efforts left financial markets with a niggling worry on Thursday that even [more…]

Oil dips on firm dollar, ahead of OPEC meeting

Published 30/11/2015

SINGAPORE Oil dipped on Monday as traders remained cautious ahead of an OPEC meeting later this week and as a widely expected U.S. interest rate [more…]