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Friday, April 03, 2020

Stock markets today, April 2: US stocks gain with oil on potential supply cuts

April 2, 2020 10:46:03 pm

The S&P 500 Index gained for the first time in three days after Trump said he expects the two countries to cut crude output by about 10 million barrels after he spoke by phone with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman on Thursday.

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Asian stocks slip as Trump warns of horrors to come

April 2, 2020 9:36:08 am

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.2 per cent. Japan's Nikkei extended Wednesday's heavy drop with a 1.5 per cent fall, and investors are beginning to worry that equities may re-test last month's lows.

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Asian shares hold on to gains but virus keeps markets on edge

April 1, 2020 11:11:38 am

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.23%. Australian shares jumped by 2.87%, reversing a 2% decline on Tuesday, as a slowdown in new coronavirus cases and rising iron ore prices lifted the market.

Stocks fall, capping Wall Street's worst quarter since 2008

Stocks fall, capping Wall Street’s worst quarter since 2008

April 1, 2020 7:03:52 am

The surge of coronavirus cases around the world has sent markets to breathtaking drops since mid-February, undercutting what had been a good start to the year.

Asia shares edge up as China factories show flicker of life

March 31, 2020 10:25:47 am

Japan's Nikkei firmed 1.0% after a jittery start, while South Korea added 2%. E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 added another 0.6%, supported by talk of book-keeping demand.

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Asia shares suffer virus chills, central banks offer what they can

March 30, 2020 10:31:53 am

E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 skidded 1.2% right from the bell, and Japan's Nikkei 3.7%. EUROSTOXXX 50 futures fell 0.6% and FTSE futures 1.3%.

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Asia stocks ride stimulus hopes higher but dollar left behind

March 27, 2020 1:36:43 pm

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3%, while Japan’s Nikkei rose 3.88%, capping its biggest weekly gain on record. Australian shares gave up gains to fall 5.3% after a strong week.

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Dow wraps up strongest three days since 1931

March 27, 2020 8:16:13 am

The Dow finished up 21% from its Monday low, establishing it in a bull market, according to a widely used definition. It was the index's strongest three-day percentage increase since 1931.

Stocks run out of steam on US job jitters, yen gains

March 26, 2020 10:16:22 am

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan wobbled either side of flat. Japan’s Nikkei slumped 4% and U.S. stock futures fell 1%.

Dow soars over 11% in strongest one-day performance since 1933

March 25, 2020 5:05:02 pm

The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 11.37% to end at 20,704.91 points, while the S&P 500 jumped 9.38% to 2,447.33. The Nasdaq Composite rallied 8.12% to 7,417.86.

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Asia rides Wall Street surge as investors place hopes on US stimulus

March 25, 2020 10:24:35 am

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 1.7% with Australian shares jumping 3.4% and South Korean shares gaining 3.5%. Japan's Nikkei surged 4.8%.

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Asia stocks rebound, Fed pits endless QE against economic reality

March 24, 2020 10:15:19 am

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan jumped 4.2%, to more than halve Monday's drop. Shanghai blue chips gained 2.7%.

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Nikkei rises on optimism Olympics likely to only be postponed

March 23, 2020 12:35:05 pm

The Nikkei average gained 0.5% to 16,633.46 by the midday break, not far though from a 3-1/2-year low of 16,378.94 touched last Tuesday. Earlier in the session, the index rose as much as 1.7%.

Stocks stagger as more nations self isolate against virus

March 23, 2020 12:06:40 pm

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 4.4%, with New Zealand's market shedding a record 10% as the government closed all non-essential businesses.

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Wall Street extends recent selloff, Dow all but erases ‘Trump-bump’

March 19, 2020 7:18:48 am

The benchmark S&P 500 index ended off of its lows of the session but still down 5.2%, extending the recent plunge that ended Wall Street's longest-ever bull run. The S&P 500 is now down about 29% from its Feb. 19 record closing high.

Markets plunge as a global recession appears almost inevitable

March 17, 2020 4:54:04 pm

Even US President Donald Trump’s boundless enthusiasm for the US economy has wilted in the face of what promises to be a widespread economic slowdown, as he acknowledged Monday that the country might be heading toward a recession.

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Another black Monday as coronavirus response upends Wall Street

March 17, 2020 10:59:29 am

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2,997.1 points, or 12.93%, to 20,188.52, the S&P 500 lost 324.89 points, or 11.98%, to 2,386.13. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 970.28 points, or 12.32%, to 6,904.59.

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Wall Street to tumble as second Fed rate cut fans fears

March 16, 2020 7:21:59 pm

S&P 500 futures fell 4.77% to hit a daily down trading limit overnight, signaling the benchmark index could trigger a 15-minute cutout put in place to prevent another 1987 "Black Monday"-style crash.

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Wall Street dazed and confused after worst day since 1987

March 13, 2020 8:32:39 am

The suspension of professional sports games, canceled conventions and half-empty restaurants has raised fears - not about whether the longest U.S. economic expansion on record is ending - but about how deep a now presumed recession will be.

Global stocks plummet after Trump bans travel from Europe to contain coronavirus blow

March 12, 2020 10:48:10 am

US S&P500 futures dived 4.7 per cent, a day after the S&P 500 lost 4.89 per cent, putting the index firmly in a bear market territory, defined as a 20 per cent fall from a recent top. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 4.1 per cent to its lowest level since early 2019, while Japan's Nikkei dropped 5.3 per cent.

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