World shares fall as Hong Kong violence unnerves investors

LONDON (Reuters) – Shares across the globe fell on Monday, buffeted by escalating violence in Hong Kong that pushed Asian stocks to their worst day since August and stoked demand for the safe-haven yen and gold. In the 24th straight week of pro-democracy unrest, Hong Kong police shot and wounded a protester as the Chinese-ruled territory saw rare working-hours violence. […]

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GLOBAL LNG-Asian prices drop for 3rd week amid expectations of mild winter

* Australian and Russian plants offer cargoes * Some spot demand from India boosts prices * Chinese utility seeks mid-term cargoes By Jessica Jaganathan SINGAPORE, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) fell for a third consecutive week on expectations of a mild winter denting demand amid ample global supply, trade sources said. Spot prices […]

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Dollar rises against yen, Swiss franc on nearing U.S.-China trade deal

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar climbed to more than a five-month peak against the safe-haven yen and a three-week high versus the Swiss franc on Thursday, bolstered by expectations the United States and China were inching closer to a trade deal. The world’s two largest economies have agreed to roll back tariffs on each others’ goods as part of […]

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Risk rally pauses as markets await signals on trade

LONDON (Reuters) – Global stock markets steadied after a three-day rally on Wednesday as traders continued to watch incoming economic data and awaited new developments from U.S.-China trade talks. MSCI’s All Country World Index .MIWD00000PUS was flat on the day, after rallying 1.3% since Friday. World stock markets have rallied on a scaling-back of recession bets amid rising optimism about […]

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Stocks fall as traders question next move in trade war

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares fell on Wednesday for the first time in four trading sessions as investors awaited new developments that might scale back a bruising trade war between the United States and China. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS eased 0.12%. Australian shares were down 0.55%, Chinese stocks .CSI300 fell 0.25%, Japan’s Nikkei stock index […]

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