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  • Wall Street sinks on BOJ fears, Icahn comments

    Wall Street sinks on BOJ fears, Icahn comments  

    The benchmark S&P 500 had its worst day in three weeks, losing 19.34 points, or 0.92 percent, to 2,075.81, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 210.79 points, or 1.17 percent, to 17,830.76 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 57.85 p...

    29 Apr 2016, 8.06 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia markets open lower; ASX down 0.21%, Kospi down 0.4%

    Asia markets open lower; ASX down 0.21%, Kospi down 0.4%  

    Australia's ASX 200 was down 0.21 percent after the open, with declines in the heavily-weighted financials sub-index and the materials sub-index. In South Korea, the Kospi was down 0.37 percent.

    29 Apr 2016, 8.01 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Asia will drive the growth of world economy: Standard Chartered

    Asia will drive the growth of world economy: Standard Chartered   

    Panic around yen devaluation has eased but worries over rising non-performing loans in China may be a pain point, says David Mann, the Standard Chartered's chief economist for Asia.

    28 Apr 2016, 1.37 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Nikkei falls 3.2% after Bank of Japan keeps policy steady

    Nikkei falls 3.2% after Bank of Japan keeps policy steady  

    The benchmark Nikkei 225 was down 3.24 percent, compared to a 1.41 percent gain before the decision. The Topix index fell 2.15 percent.

    28 Apr 2016, 11.35 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Nikkei falls 2.5% after BOJ keeps policy steady

    Nikkei falls 2.5% after BOJ keeps policy steady  

    The Nikkei 225 index fell 2.98 percent following the BOJ decision, compared to a 1.41 percent gain before. The dollar/yen pair fell 2.10 percent to 109.11, compared to 111 levels it traded at before the decision, which disappointe...

    28 Apr 2016, 9.23 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Wall Street ticks up as hawkish Fed fears ebb; Apple weighs

    Wall Street ticks up as hawkish Fed fears ebb; Apple weighs  

    Stocks in the telecom and utilities sectors, seen as proxies for fixed income returns when Treasury yields are expected to remain low, rose sharply after the Fed's announcement. That indicates market participants expect US governm...

    28 Apr 2016, 8.15 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia mkts mixed in early trade, as investors await BOJ decision

    Asia mkts mixed in early trade, as investors await BOJ decision  

    In Japan, the Nikkei 225 advanced 1.03 percent, while across the Korean Strait, the Kospi wavered between positive and negative territory before trading down 0.19 percent.

    28 Apr 2016, 8.10 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Asia mixed; ASX up 0.5%, Nikkei flat, Kospi down 0.12%

    Asia mixed; ASX up 0.5%, Nikkei flat, Kospi down 0.12%  

    Asia markets were mixed in early trade on Wednesday, ahead of key central bank decisions from the US Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in the next 48 hours.

    27 Apr 2016, 8.44 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Asia stocks inch up with central banks in focus, oil stands tall

    Asia stocks inch up with central banks in focus, oil stands tall  

    In a move some in the equity markets may welcome, the US Federal Reserve is expected to hold interest rates steady later in the day when the two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting ends.

    27 Apr 2016, 8.32 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Wall Street closes on positive note; S&P 500 gains 3.91%

    Wall Street closes on positive note; S&P 500 gains 3.91%  

    Dow Jones industrial average rose 13.08 points, or 0.07 percent, to 17,990.32, the S&P 500 gained 3.91 points, or 0.19 percent, to 2,091.7 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 7.48 points, or 0.15 percent, to 4,888.31.

    27 Apr 2016, 8.23 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia Index launches S&P BSE Gold Hedged indices

    Asia Index launches S&P BSE Gold Hedged indices  

    The S&P BSE Sensex Gold Hedged Index and S&P BSE Sensex Dynamic Gold Hedged Index are designed to simulate the total returns of S&P BSE Sensex with a hedge, against fluctuations of the Indian rupee versus gold.

    26 Apr 2016, 4.20 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Wall Street ends slightly lower on energy, earnings

    Wall Street ends slightly lower on energy, earnings  

    Dow Jones industrial average fell 26.51 points, or 0.15 percent, to 17,977.24; the S&P 500 lost 3.79 points, or 0.18 percent, to 2,087.79 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 10.44 points, or 0.21 percent, to 4,895.79.

    26 Apr 2016, 7.51 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia mixed: ASX down 0.2%, Nikkei down 0.5%, Kospi up 0.1%

    Asia mixed: ASX down 0.2%, Nikkei down 0.5%, Kospi up 0.1%  

    Asia stocks were mixed on Tuesday, after energy plays led to a decline in US equities overnight, and as investors likely took to the sidelines ahead of major central bank monetary policy decisions due later in the week.

    26 Apr 2016, 7.49 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Asia markets fall across the board as central bank decision eyed

    Asia markets fall across the board as central bank decision eyed  

    Stephen Innes, a senior trader at OANDA Asia Pacific said, "while most of the focus will center on possible policy action from the BOJ, traders will be looking for forward guidance both from the Fed and RBNZ."

    25 Apr 2016, 12.03 pm  |  Source: CNBC

  • Asia markets mixed; Nikkei down 0.2%, Kospi nearly flat

    Asia markets mixed; Nikkei down 0.2%, Kospi nearly flat  

    The Japanese benchmark Nikkei 225 was down 0.19 percent after flirting with positive territory briefly. Last week, the index added 4.3 percent. Across the Korean Strait, the Kospi was down 0.11 percent.

    25 Apr 2016, 7.47 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Wall Street ends flat; Alphabet and Microsoft tumble

    Wall Street ends flat; Alphabet and Microsoft tumble  

    The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 0.12 percent to end at 18,003.75 points, while the S&P 500 finished flat at 2,091.58.

    23 Apr 2016, 9.19 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • FinMin looks to revamp SARFAESI, DRT Bills

    FinMin looks to revamp SARFAESI, DRT Bills  

    The finance ministry has already floated the cabinet note for these bills for inter-ministerial consultation. And CNBC-TV18 learns that the law ministry has begun examining the proposed amendments.

    22 Apr 2016, 10.27 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Will Fed raise rates in Sept? Hartmut Issel of UBS explains

    Will Fed raise rates in Sept? Hartmut Issel of UBS explains   

    Issel expects Bank of Japan to initiate another round of monetary easing in its policy meeting scheduled for next week.

    22 Apr 2016, 2.07 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Oil prices set for one of the biggest weekly rises in 2016

    Oil prices set for one of the biggest weekly rises in 2016  

    International benchmark Brent crude futures were trading at USD 45.09 per barrel at 0054 GMT, up more than half a dollar from their last settlement.

    22 Apr 2016, 8.13 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Wall Street cedes ground after mixed bag of earnings

    Wall Street cedes ground after mixed bag of earnings  

    The Dow Jones industrial average declined 0.63 percent to end at 17,982.52 points and the S&P 500 lost 0.52 percent to 2,091.48. The Nasdaq Composite edged down 0.05 percent to 4,945.89.

    22 Apr 2016, 7.44 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia lower; ASX down 0.6%, Nikkei drops 0.3%, Kospi loses 0.4%

    Asia lower; ASX down 0.6%, Nikkei drops 0.3%, Kospi loses 0.4%  

    In Japan, the Nikkei 225 halted its three-day advances to trade down 0.28 percent. Across the Korean Strait, the Kospi was down 0.38 percent.

    22 Apr 2016, 7.41 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Wall Street flirts with record high levels as companies report

    Wall Street flirts with record high levels as companies report  

    Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.24 percent to end at 18,096.27 points and the S&P 500 gained 0.08 percent to 2,102.4. The S&P earlier traded as high as 2,111 points.

    21 Apr 2016, 7.45 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia higher; ASX up 1.1%, Nikkei up 2%, Kospi gains 0.5%

    Asia higher; ASX up 1.1%, Nikkei up 2%, Kospi gains 0.5%  

    Australia's ASX 200 was up 1.08 percent, led by a gain of 3.48 percent in the energy subindex. Japan's Nikkei 225 added 1.99 percent, extending gains from the previous two sessions on the back of a relatively weaker yen.

    21 Apr 2016, 7.45 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Why strong Chinese macro data is bad news for mkt: Rabobank

    Why strong Chinese macro data is bad news for mkt: Rabobank   

    Michael Every of Rabobank says it looks like we are stuck in a phase where good news is bad news for market and vice-versa.

    20 Apr 2016, 12.51 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Wall Street nears record as quarterly reports roll in

    Wall Street nears record as quarterly reports roll in  

    Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.27 percent to 18,053.6 points and the S&P 500 gained 0.31 percent to 2,100.8. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.4 percent to 4,940.33, hobbled by a 23.16-percent slide in Illumina after its prelimi...

    20 Apr 2016, 7.55 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asian markets rise; Nikkei up 0.8%, Kospi up 0.4%, ASX up 0.5%

    Asian markets rise; Nikkei up 0.8%, Kospi up 0.4%, ASX up 0.5%  

    Asia markets advanced on Wednesday morning, supported by broad dollar weakness and higher oil prices overnight, with Japanese stocks extending gains from the previous session on the back of a relatively weaker yen.

    20 Apr 2016, 7.54 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Asian shares rise, taking cue from Wall Street

    Asian shares rise, taking cue from Wall Street  

    A major index of Asian shares rose to five-month highs on Tuesday, taking its cue from gains on Wall Street after a strike in Kuwait helped pull crude oil prices above their overnight lows.

    19 Apr 2016, 12.45 pm  |  Source: Reuters

  • Nikkei rebounds as yen weakens, risk appetite returns

    Nikkei rebounds as yen weakens, risk appetite returns  

    Appetite for riskier assets held steady after oil prices again dipped on signs of a global supply glut, as major exporters rebounded sharply from Monday's dramatic declines.

    19 Apr 2016, 12.17 pm  |  Source: Reuters

  • Most Asia markets advance; Nikkei jumps 3.5% as yen weakens

    Most Asia markets advance; Nikkei jumps 3.5% as yen weakens  

    The benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 3.51 percent, retracing its 3.4 percent loss in the previous session, boosted by a relatively weaker yen against the dollar and as market players digested the extent of damage from last week's earth...

    19 Apr 2016, 8.47 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Dow Jones reclaims 18,000 as quarterly scorecards start to flow

    Dow Jones reclaims 18,000 as quarterly scorecards start to flow  

    During the session, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.6 percent to end the day at 18,004.16 points and the S&P 500 gained 0.65 percent to 2,094.34. The Nasdaq Composite added 0.44 percent to 4,960.02.

    19 Apr 2016, 8.35 am  |  Source: Reuters

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