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  • Wall Street hits `pause` after two-day surge

    Wall Street hits 'pause' after two-day surge  

    Investors this week have grown more comfortable with expectations the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates as soon as June, with many taking the view that such a hike would reflect improvement in the country's economy.

    27 May 2016, 8.17 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia stocks edge up after upbeat US data, dollar sags

    Asia stocks edge up after upbeat US data, dollar sags  

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS gained 0.2 percent to a two-week high. The index was on track to gain 2.3 percent this week.

    27 May 2016, 8.13 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • S&P 500 ascends 2% in two days

    S&P 500 ascends 2% in two days  

    The Dow Jones industrial average added 0.82 percent to end at 17,851.51 points and the S&P 500 gained 0.7 percent to 2,090.54.

    26 May 2016, 7.47 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia markets mostly higher; Nikkei up 0.8%, Kospi up 0.3%

    Asia markets mostly higher; Nikkei up 0.8%, Kospi up 0.3%  

    In Japan, the Nikkei 225 traded up 0.75 percent, while across the Korean Strait, the Kospi was higher by 0.34 percent. Down Under, the S&P/ASX 200 gave up most of its nearly 0.4 percent gains to trade flat.

    26 May 2016, 7.43 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Banks and tech drive Wall Street up over 1%

    Banks and tech drive Wall Street up over 1%  

    The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 1.22 percent to end at 17,706.05 and the S&P 500 rallied 1.37 percent to 2,076.06. The Nasdaq Composite surged 2 percent to 4,861.06.

    25 May 2016, 7.52 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia markets trade higher; Nikkei up 1.6%, ASX up 1.4%

    Asia markets trade higher; Nikkei up 1.6%, ASX up 1.4%  

    Japan's Nikkei 225 was up 1.6 percent, with shares receiving additional boost from a relatively weaker yen against the dollar. Across the Korean Strait, the Kospi advanced 0.82 percent.

    25 May 2016, 7.51 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Asia markets weak; Nikkei down 0.8%, Kospi down 0.3%

    Asia markets weak; Nikkei down 0.8%, Kospi down 0.3%  

    Japanese stocks came under pressure on the back of fresh strength in the yen against the dollar, with the benchmark Nikkei 225 down 0.77 percent in early trade. Across the Korean Strait, the Kospi was off by 0.33 percent.

    24 May 2016, 7.47 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Wall Street dips; Apple gain fails to offset rate worries

    Wall Street dips; Apple gain fails to offset rate worries  

    The Dow Jones industrial average declined 0.05 percent to end at 17,492.93 points and the S&P 500 lost 0.21 percent to 2,048.04.

    24 May 2016, 7.45 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia markets mixed; Nikkei down 1.1%, Kospi up 0.1%

    Asia markets mixed; Nikkei down 1.1%, Kospi up 0.1%  

    The Nikkei 225 was down 1.09 percent, with stocks coming under pressure as the yen saw renewed strength against the dollar.

    23 May 2016, 7.56 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • U.S, Japan FX row overshadows G7 meet; leaders eye Brexit threat

    U.S, Japan FX row overshadows G7 meet; leaders eye Brexit threat  

    The United States issued a fresh warning to Japan against competitive currency devaluation on Saturday, exposing a rift on exchange-rate policy that overshadowed a Group of 7 finance leaders gathering hosted by the Asian nation.

    21 May 2016, 11.54 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Dollar rises to third weekly gain; stocks jump, Dow up 0.38%

    Dollar rises to third weekly gain; stocks jump, Dow up 0.38%  

    Dow Jones industrial average closed up 65.54 points, or 0.38 percent, to 17,500.94. The S&P 500 gained 12.28 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,052.32 and the Nasdaq Composite added 57.03 points, or 1.21 percent, to 4,769.56.

    21 May 2016, 10.17 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • The Fed brought this fear back to markets this week

    The Fed brought this fear back to markets this week  

    Now that the Fed appears ready to hike rates this summer, markets are watching how the dollar responds.

    20 May 2016, 8.08 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • S&P 500 hits lowest since March as rate fears deepen

    S&P 500 hits lowest since March as rate fears deepen  

    Bouncing back a bit from deeper declines, the Dow Jones industrial average closed down 0.52 percent at 17,434.99 points and the S&P 500 lost 0.37 percent to 2,040.04.

    20 May 2016, 7.49 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia markets waver on hawkish Fed comments; Nikkei flat

    Asia markets waver on hawkish Fed comments; Nikkei flat  

    Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.14 percent and the yen strengthened a bit against the US dollar, possibly in a risk-off shift toward the safe-haven currency.

    20 May 2016, 7.47 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Asia markets start pricing in possibility of imminent Fed hike

    Asia markets start pricing in possibility of imminent Fed hike  

    Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index tacked on 0.68 percent, likely driven by the stronger dollar helping to push down the persistently stronger yen, which has been dampening earnings for the country's exporters.

    19 May 2016, 7.56 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Bank shares buoy Wall Street as Fed signals possible June hike

    Bank shares buoy Wall Street as Fed signals possible June hike  

    The Dow Jones industrial average fell 3.36 points, or 0.02 percent, to 17,526.62, the S&P 500 gained 0.42 points, or 0.02 percent, to 2,047.63, and the Nasdaq Composite added 23.39 points, or 0.5 percent, to 4,739.12.

    19 May 2016, 7.53 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • NYSE suspends trading in 200 stocks over technical issue

    NYSE suspends trading in 200 stocks over technical issue  

    The New York Stock Exchange experienced a "critical" technical issue Wednesday and suspended trading on 199 ticker symbols.

    18 May 2016, 10.26 pm  |  Source: CNBC

  • Wall Street sells off amid Fed rate hike jitters

    Wall Street sells off amid Fed rate hike jitters  

    The Dow Jones industrial average fell 180.73 points, or 1.02 percent, to 17,529.98, the S&P 500 lost 19.45 points, or 0.94 percent, to 2,047.21 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 59.73 points, or 1.25 percent, to 4,715.73.

    18 May 2016, 7.54 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia markets slip; Nikkei wavers after above-view GDP

    Asia markets slip; Nikkei wavers after above-view GDP  

    The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.62 percent, continuing to weave between positive and negative territories as traders were likely weighing whether the good news from the data was good or bad news for markets.

    18 May 2016, 7.54 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • This is what`s worrying markets right now

    This is what's worrying markets right now  

    "They are terrified of [the minutes], because there's a chance you'll get a sense of the bulk of the committee's views," said Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS. "Either way, it will have far more power than any numbe...

    18 May 2016, 7.50 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Apple, energy shares shine as Wall Street rallies

    Apple, energy shares shine as Wall Street rallies  

    The Dow Jones industrial average rose 175.39 points, or 1 percent, to 17,710.71, the S&P 500 gained 20.05 points, or 0.98 percent, to 2,066.66 and the Nasdaq Composite added 57.78 points, or 1.22 percent, to 4,775.46.

    17 May 2016, 7.48 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia markets advance after oil jumps; Nikkei adds 0.7%

    Asia markets advance after oil jumps; Nikkei adds 0.7%  

    Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index tacked on 0.70 percent, likely boosted in part by a slightly weaker yen.

    17 May 2016, 7.46 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Asia mixed; ASX up 0.4%, Nikkei up 1%, Kospi down 0.1%

    Asia mixed; ASX up 0.4%, Nikkei up 1%, Kospi down 0.1%  

    Australia's ASX 200 was up 0.35 percent, with some mining stocks coming under pressure. Shares of Oz Minerals were down 0.9 percent while South32 shed 2.22 percent. Major miners were mostly positive, though, with Fortescue up 0.35...

    16 May 2016, 7.49 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • WDM witnesses trade worth Rs 1,224.12 cr on NSE

    WDM witnesses trade worth Rs 1,224.12 cr on NSE  

    The highest volume amount of trade during the week was at Rs 3,940.30 crore as on May 11, while the lowest volume amount was Rs 1,224.12 crore yesterday (May 13th).

    14 May 2016, 12.12 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Wall Street drops at end of tough week for retailers

    Wall Street drops at end of tough week for retailers  

    The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 1.05 percent to end at 17,535.32 and the S&P 500 lost 0.85 percent to 2,046.61.

    14 May 2016, 10.06 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Wall Street mixed as Apple tumbles to two-year low

    Wall Street mixed as Apple tumbles to two-year low  

    The Dow Jones industrial average finished 0.05 percent higher at 17,720.5 points and the S&P 500 ended down 0.02 percent at 2,064.11.

    13 May 2016, 7.35 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia muted in early trade; ASX flat, Nikkei and Kospi down 0.3%

    Asia muted in early trade; ASX flat, Nikkei and Kospi down 0.3%  

    In Japan, the Nikkei 225 wavered between gains and losses before slipping 0.28 percent, as the yen saw renewed strength against the dollar during Asian hours, after retreating to the 109 level overnight.

    13 May 2016, 7.35 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Wall Street slumps as Disney and Macy`s slam consumer shares

    Wall Street slumps as Disney and Macy's slam consumer shares  

    The Dow slumped 1.21 percent to 17,711.12 points, its biggest one-day drop since February 11. The S&P 500 lost 0.96 percent to 2,064.46.

    12 May 2016, 7.44 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Asia trades lower; Nikkei down 0.8%, Kospi down 0.5%

    Asia trades lower; Nikkei down 0.8%, Kospi down 0.5%  

    Japan's Nikkei 225 was down 0.79 percent, while across the Korean Strait, the Kospi dropped 0.46 percent after market open.

    12 May 2016, 7.44 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • European shares fall, JC Decaux and Raiffeisen slump

    European shares fall, JC Decaux and Raiffeisen slump  

    The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index and the European STOXX 600 index were both down by 0.6 percent.

    11 May 2016, 2.25 pm  |  Source: Reuters

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