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      Asian markets tread cautiously ahead of Jackson Hole

      Stocks in Asia were treading cautiously on Thursday as the price of oil went into retreat and investors awaited the...

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      Fast Asia Open: I'm going to Jackson

      A reversal in oil prices weighed on Wall Street overnight, with investors also trading cautiously ahead of the Federal...

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      As China nears exhaustion investors must look elsewhere

      With the Olympics just ended, we are refreshed in the terminology of physical exhaustion: athletes hit the wall, suffer...

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      August 24, 2016

      US stocks languish ahead of Jackson Hole

      The dog days of summer on Wall Street… The S&P 500 was little changed on Wednesday, putting the benchmark stock-market...

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      August 24, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: earthquakes strike Italy

      Markets are likely to keep a close eye on Italy today, which was struck by an earthquake and aftershocks in the early...

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      August 24, 2016

      S&P revises China Vanke outlook to negative

      S&P has revised its outlook on China Vanke from stable to negative, though it affirmed its current credit rating of...

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      August 24, 2016

      Japanese stocks buoyed by soft yen, Asia mixed

      Some stability in the yen and dollar offered Japanese exporters respite, but it was a relatively mixed session for...

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      August 24, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Oil gets a boost

      Wall Street was hovering around record highs on Wednesday following a strong showing from technology stocks and a spurt...

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      August 23, 2016

      S&P extends streak of tepid moves to 32 days

      Yawn. For the 32nd consecutive day, the S&P 500 failed to close higher or lower by more than 1 per cent, marking the...

    9. August 23, 2016

      Markets: don’t follow the money

      Markets analysis is infected by watery metaphors. Yet it is a mistake to try to make broad market predictions on the...

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      August 23, 2016

      US stocks in broad rise; Nasdaq hits new high

      US stocks climbed on Tuesday, with every major sector in the black, as traders mulled a smattering of corporate reports...

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      August 23, 2016

      Asian markets muted as dollar stalls

      The yen experienced a brief bout of strength on Tuesday, exerting downward pressure on the stock prices of Japanese...

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      August 23, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Dollar pares gains

      Asian stocks look set for a soft session after the dollar gave up early gains in Monday’s session. The US currency had...

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      August 22, 2016

      S&P keeps negative outlook on Hong Kong

      S&P has maintained its AAA/A-1 credit rating for Hong Kong, but warned that it could face a downgrade in the next year...

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      August 22, 2016

      Respite for Japanese stocks as yen slides, Asia weaker

      Weakness in the yen was providing exporters in Japan with some welcome relief on Monday, but other stock markets around...

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      August 22, 2016

      Fortescue Metals lifts profit, sticks with production guidance

      A big focus on productivity and efficiency measures has helped Fortescue Metals deliver a better-than-expected profit...

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      August 22, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Dollar stabilises

      The US dollar continues to recover in Asia this morning, having risen on Friday for the first time in six sessions....

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      August 19, 2016

      Fitch set for Turkey rating, but delay possible

      Fitch is lined up to deliver its latest verdict on Turkey’s debt rating later today, but if recent form from fellow...

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      August 19, 2016

      S&P chops Mongolia debt rating, halves growth forecast

      Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has downgraded Mongolia, and also taken a red pen to its economic growth forecasts....

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      August 19, 2016

      Dollar up, yen weaker, but Asian markets struggling

      The yen was on track for its first weakening in six sessions, providing limited relief for Japanese exporters as major...

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      August 19, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Indonesia rates, oil at $50

      Minutes; that’s what it’s all about. Overnight, the European Central Bank hinted at taking further action at its...

    21. August 18, 2016

      Negative rates starting to weigh on banks’ profits

      European banks could be forced to slash costs, make riskier loans or charge fees for current accounts to offset...

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      August 18, 2016

      Nearly 500m people live under negative rates - S&P

      Almost 500 million people are living under negative central bank interest rates – an unprecedented policy move which...

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      August 18, 2016

      Yen hovers around ¥‎100 mark, weighs on sentiment in Asia

      The Japanese yen broke through the ¥‎100 per dollar mark again on Thursday as the US currency endured some choppy...

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      August 18, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Japan trade, Aus jobs, China property

      It was a choppy night for markets as the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s most recent policy meeting showed committee...

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      August 17, 2016

      Japanese stocks defy renewed yen strength, rest of Asia weak

      All eyes were back on Japan on Wednesday after the currency experienced an overnight spike through ¥‎100 per dollar and...

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      August 17, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Dollar, yen in focus

      The dollar and yen are front and centre for investors in Asia this morning. Overnight, a muted set of US inflation data...

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      August 16, 2016

      Jaguar Land Rover upgraded by S&P

      Standard & Poor’s has revved up its credit rating on Jaguar Land Rover, claiming that successful recent model launches,...

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      August 16, 2016

      Asian stocks struggle despite Wall St's triple record

      Another day of record highs for Wall Street failed to inspire stocks in Asia, with gauges around the region struggling...

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      August 16, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Another triple-whammy for US stocks

      It looks like another relatively subdued day for Asian stocks, according to futures, even as all three US equities...

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      August 15, 2016

      S&P, Nasdaq build on record highs

      The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite ticked up to fresh all-time highs on Monday, underscoring the strength of the rally...

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      August 15, 2016

      Markets continue to chew through economic data

      It was a subdued start to the week for Asian markets, as investors chewed through disappointing economic data from...

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      August 15, 2016

      Rising bad debts crimp NAB's 3Q earnings

      Rising bad debt put a dent in National Australia Bank’s earnings for the June quarter. In its third-quarter trading...

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      August 15, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Japan and Thailand GDP

      Stocks in Asia look set to open lower on Monday after Wall Street pulled back in the final session of last week. On...

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      August 12, 2016

      S&P retreats from record highs on downbeat data

      Two of the three main US stock indices retreated from record levels on Friday as disappointing economic data spooked...

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      Record-breaking US stocks are a sideshow next to bond bonanza

      It is not only in the Olympics that records are being broken. On Thursday, all the three indices of the US stock market...

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      August 12, 2016

      US stocks' triple record helps Asia look past China data

      Asian markets were on track to finish a solid week on an up-note as investors took heart from all three major US equity...

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      August 12, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: US stock trifecta, China data

      It seems there are a few people partying like it’s 1999, the previous time the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average...

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      August 11, 2016

      S&P 500 sets new record again

      A sharp rebound in energy and retail stocks has helped propel the S&P 500 to a new all-time high yet again on Thursday....

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