Asian markets mixed as Fed cuts rates, BOJ stays unchanged

Asian markets were mixed in early trading Thursday, as the Bank of Japan kept its ultra-easy monetary policy unchanged following the U.S. Federal Reserve’s interest-rate cut. The BOJ’s move — or lack thereof — was expected, though the central bank hinted that could cut interest rates even deeper into negative territory at its October meeting. On Wednesday, the Fed lowered […]

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Asian markets gain as Bank of Japan maintains steady guidance

Asian markets gained in early trading Tuesday, ahead of the first round of trade negotiations between the U.S. and China since early May. Talks are scheduled to begin Tuesday in Shanghai, though expectations are low. “I don’t know if they’re going to make a deal,” President Donald Trump said last week. “Maybe they will, maybe they won’t.” Investors were also […]

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Asian markets fall on economic red flags as trade-war standoff persists

Asian markets slid in early trading Thursday amid new economic warning signs. Efforts to revive trade talks between the U.S. and China are making no progress, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, with restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co. a sticking point. Amid recent reports that the U.S. will relax some Huawei sales restrictions, China is reportedly waiting to see what […]

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Asian markets rise as Fed leaves itself wiggle room, hopes for trade talks rekindled

Asian markets gained in early trading Thursday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged but indicated it is ready to make ease monetary policy if needed. The Fed said it will “closely monitor” the economy given increasing uncertainty about government policy, though it signaled it may not need to lower rates before 2020. But Chairman Jerome Powell indicated […]

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Asian markets largely down as investors take wait-and-see approach

Asian markets were mostly down in lackluster trading early Wednesday, as investors processed mixed signals on U.S.-China trade talks and awaited the Fed’s meeting later in the day. On Tuesday, Bloomberg News reported that some U.S. officials were worried that China was reneging on trade concessions and that Chinese negotiators have recently pushed back because the U.S. has not sufficiently […]

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