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Asia markets mixed after US losses following the latest Fed minutes

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NEW YORK: Asia markets were mixed on Thursday, after a lower finish in U.S. stocks following the release of the latest Federal Reserve minutes. Australia’s ASX 200 swung between gains and losses before finishing higher modestly. The index ended up 7.2 points, or 0.12 percent, at 5,950.9. The heavily weighted financial subindex finished up 0.39 percent and the energy sector ... Read More »

International markets roundup

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NEW YORK: A steep fall in Walmart shares put the skids on the blue-chip Dow’s six-day winning streak, but gains in Amazon and technology stocks initially propped up the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq before they too turned red. The world’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailer reported a lower-than-expected profit and posted a sharp drop in online sales growth during the holiday ... Read More »

Top 10 international stock picks for 2018

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NEW YORK: After a surge in U.S. markets during 2017, it could be time to start moving some capital to international equity markets. At CressCap our computer analysis employs a multi-factor quant model which focuses on well-balanced fundamentals. In this model we identify buy ideas with the collective traits of value, growth, strong EPS revisions, profitability and good long-term price ... Read More »

U.S. regulators open markets to energy storage

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NEW YORK: Most Americans have never heard of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The relatively obscure federal agency has jurisdiction over interstate electricity markets and oil and gas pipelines, as well as overseeing the function of grid operators and wholesale markets. But though its workings are less understood by the general public, they are no less important. This is ... Read More »

Japan, Hong Kong follow Wall St.’s sharp gains

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TOKYO: Asian stocks closed higher on Thursday, taking cues from the rally on Wall Street, while the dollar slipped.  In Japan, the Nikkei 225 perked 310.81 points Thursday, or 1.5%, to 21,464.98  In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng leaped 599.83 points, or 2%, to 31,115.43 Most sectors were in positive territory despite the firmer yen, with technology and financials recording ... Read More »

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NEW YORK: Wall Street has surged as investors shrug off stronger-than-expected inflation data and snap up shares of Facebook, Amazon.com and Apple. The fourth straight day of gains in the S&P 500 saw a return to the “fear of missing out” mentality that accompanied Wall Street’s rally in recent months ahead of a slump last week into correction territory. Facebook ... Read More »

US stock market slides, international markets follow

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NEW YORK: The U.S. stock market dove down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling by 4.6 percent with a nearly 1,600-point drop and Wall Street erased its gains for the year. –  this being the lowest one day fall since 2011. Standard & Poor’s 500 index also slumped by 4.1 percent by the end of trading in New York. ... Read More »

Aussie dollar gains ground as international markets rally

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LONDON: The Australian dollar is back above 78 US cents as the US dollar’s rise falters and it slips amid an equity rebound. At 0635 AEDT on Tuesday, the Australian dollar was worth 78.44 US cents, up from 78.35 US cents on Monday. Appetite for risk-taking crept back into currency markets to the detriment of the US currency and helped ... Read More »

US stock market slides, international markets follow

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NEW YORK: The U.S. stock market dove down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling by 4.6 percent with a nearly 1,600-point drop and Wall Street erased its gains for the year. –  this being the lowest one day fall since 2011. Standard & Poor’s 500 index also slumped by 4.1 percent by the end of trading in New York. ... Read More »

US stocks drop then rise again as wild ride continues

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NEW YORK: US stock markets continued their wild ride on Friday, ending one of the most volatile weeks in trading since the financial crisis as international stock markets continued to fall, spooked by fears of more rapidly rising interest rates. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which lost more than 1,000 points on Thursday, rose 30 points on Friday morning as the ... Read More »

International markets roundup

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NEW YORK: US stocks have tumbled anew in another trading session with big swings, as investors remain on edge after several days of volatile trading. Major indexes cut their losses somewhat in afternoon trading after falling more than 2 per cent earlier. The benchmark S&P 500 was still set for a second day of declines, following sharp swings in recent ... Read More »

US stock market slides, international markets follow

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NEW YORK: The U.S. stock market dove down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling by 4.6 percent with a nearly 1,600-point drop and Wall Street erased its gains for the year. –  this being the lowest one day fall since 2011. Standard & Poor’s 500 index also slumped by 4.1 percent by the end of trading in New York.Today’s ... Read More »

Global stock markets stage rebound after wild ride

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LONDON: Global stock markets are staging a rebound following the wild swings this week that have marked a return of volatility to equity trading after years of unusual calm. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 567 points, or 2.3 per cent, on Tuesday at 24,913, a day after having recorded its biggest one-day points drop ever. The S&P 500 was ... Read More »

US stocks suffer worst fall in 6 years

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NEW YORK: US stocks suffered their worst fall in more than six years on Monday, erasing gains for the year and punishing investors who had bet on an extended period of market calm. The broad-based equities retreat started last week as interest rates headed higher amid concerns of returning inflation. That sell-off turned into a rout on Monday afternoon as ... Read More »

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NEW YORK: Worries about the impact of a tightening job market on the prospects for inflation and a surge in bond yields have sent investors fleeing equities with the Dow Jones Industrials Average swooning almost 666 points, for its biggest daily percentage loss in 20 months. It was the biggest daily point fall in the Dow since December 2008 during ... Read More »

Broking stocks slip on LTCG reintroduction

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NEW DELHI: Shares of brokerage firms slipped in the trade after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reintroduced long-term capital gains tax in Budget for 2018-19. The government today introduced long-term capital gains (LTCG) tax of 10 per cent on stock market gains exceeding Rs 1 lakh, sending the market tumbling. Anita Gandhi, Whole Time Director at Arihant Capital MarketsBSE 1.79 % said ... Read More »

US stocks fall for second consecutive day

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NEW YORK: US markets have suffered a second day of steep losses, as investors dumped health care companies and Apple. The blue chip Dow Jones Industrial Average sank nearly 1.4%, marking its biggest one-day decline in months. The fall followed the news that Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway would create a new healthcare company with the aim of lowering health costs ... Read More »

Top ten international stock picks for 2018

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LONDON: After a surge in U.S. markets during 2017, it could be time to start moving some capital to international equity markets. At CressCap our computer analysis employs a multi-factor quant model which focuses on well-balanced fundamentals. In this model we identify buy ideas with the collective traits of value, growth, strong EPS revisions, profitability and good long-term price momentum. ... Read More »

International markets roundup

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NEW YORK: The latest round of strong earnings reports, including from Intel and AbbVie, along with continued weakness in the US dollar lifted each of the major Wall Street indexes to closing records on Friday. The three main indexes notched their best four-week run since 2016. Intel’s shares surged as high as $US50.15, their highest level since October 2000, and ... Read More »

Oakmark International fund to slow inflows

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BOSTON: Harris Associates L.P., adviser to the Oakmark Funds and an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, announced today that the Oakmark International Fund will close to new investors at most third-party intermediaries, effective immediately. This change will only affect new investors. Existing shareholders of the Oakmark International Fund may continue to purchase additional shares. The Fund will remain open to all ... Read More »