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Investors pulled $1.3 billion out of emerging-market equity funds in the week ending April 21, the most in more than three months.(Shutterstock)

Covid-19 vaccine shortage holds emerging markets back from global rally

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2021 06:55 AM IST
  • Developing-nation stocks have lagged the rest of the world since the middle of March partly on concern that vaccine shortages and delays will slow economic growth.
The week ahead will provide plenty for traders to get their teeth into including the release of key US jobs data for March and figures on manufacturing activity around the world.
The week ahead will provide plenty for traders to get their teeth into including the release of key US jobs data for March and figures on manufacturing activity around the world.

Asian markets mixed as rally fizzles, oil hit by Suez ship news

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 01:55 PM IST
  • A below forecast reading on US prices on Friday provided support as it eased fears that inflation caused by an expected strong global rebound will force central banks to wind back their ultra-loose monetary policies or hike interest rates.
The dollar was trading 12% higher versus the lira at 8.0500, but that was off an early peak of 8.4850 amid speculation Turkish authorities would have to intervene.(Shutterstock)
The dollar was trading 12% higher versus the lira at 8.0500, but that was off an early peak of 8.4850 amid speculation Turkish authorities would have to intervene.(Shutterstock)

Asian stocks mixed as bonds benefit from Turkish tumult

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 08:30 AM IST
  • The slide came after President Tayyip Erdogan shocked markets by replacing Turkey's hawkish central bank governor with a critic of high interest rates.
A man walks past a stock quotation board at a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan February 26, 2021. (Reuters)
A man walks past a stock quotation board at a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan February 26, 2021. (Reuters)

World stocks gain as Biden's stimulus fuels economic optimism

Reuters | , Tokyo
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2021 07:06 AM IST
US S&P500 futures rose 0.25% in early Asian trade, trading just below a record high level touched last week, while Japan's Nikkei ticked up 0.1%
Sensex opens 250 points higher at 50,678; Nifty begins session above 15,000-level
Sensex opens 250 points higher at 50,678; Nifty begins session above 15,000-level

Sensex rebounds over 270 points in early trade; Nifty reclaims 15,000-level

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 09:54 AM IST
On the Sensex chart, ONGC, NTPC, Axis Bank, M&M, HDFC Bank and SBI were major gainers – climbing as much as 4.3 per cent.
Investors will also track movements in Brent crude prices as rising oil prices is another risk for Indian markets. Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, is currently hovering around USD 69 per barrel.(REUTERS)
Investors will also track movements in Brent crude prices as rising oil prices is another risk for Indian markets. Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, is currently hovering around USD 69 per barrel.(REUTERS)

Oil price to dictate market trend this week, say analysts

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 05:20 PM IST
Besides, investments by FPIs (Foreign Portfolio Investors) as well as domestic investors, movement of rupee against the US dollar and developments on the coronavirus front are likely to be closely watched for cues.
The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 1.43% after going as high as 1.5% last week, the highest level in more than a year. Higher interest rates can slow the economy and discourage borrowing. (Representative Image)(AP)
The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 1.43% after going as high as 1.5% last week, the highest level in more than a year. Higher interest rates can slow the economy and discourage borrowing. (Representative Image)(AP)

Stocks climb more than 2% as investors get back to buying

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 09:40 PM IST
The S&P 500 added 2.1% as of 10:40 a.m. Eastern. More than 95% of the stocks in the index were higher, led by energy companies and airlines. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 2.2% and the Nasdaq Composite rose 2.1%.
Overnight, Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index lost 0.4% for its third straight daily decline.(AP)
Overnight, Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index lost 0.4% for its third straight daily decline.(AP)

Global stocks higher after weak US jobs, economic data

AP | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 03:29 PM IST
London and Frankfurt rose in early trading while Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul closed higher.
Japanese shares lost 0.34% after a spokesman said the government will reach a decision on a state of emergency for Tokyo and surrounding cities on Thursday to curb coronavirus infections.(AP (Representative Image))
Japanese shares lost 0.34% after a spokesman said the government will reach a decision on a state of emergency for Tokyo and surrounding cities on Thursday to curb coronavirus infections.(AP (Representative Image))

Japanese shares end higher after scaling 30-year highs

Reuters | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 02:13 PM IST
Airline and railway shares, which had been bought until this morning, became a target for selling as their fundamentals hadn't started to improve yet."
In China, GameStop and AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. were the most-traded US names.(Reuters file photo)
In China, GameStop and AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. were the most-traded US names.(Reuters file photo)

GameStop’s wild ride has Indian retail traders joining in

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:00 PM IST
GameStop has exploded onto trading screens with the stock up more than 1,700% this year.
Nomura said that in sync with the ongoing growth upcycle, the economy will enter a Goldilocks period in the coming months as inflation continues to moderate.(AP)
Nomura said that in sync with the ongoing growth upcycle, the economy will enter a Goldilocks period in the coming months as inflation continues to moderate.(AP)

Virus fears return to haunt markets

By Nasrin Sultana, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:56 AM IST
The BSE Sensex fell 549.49 points, or 1.11%, to 49,034.67, while the Nifty shed 161.90 points to 14,433.70. Shares in other Asia-Pacific regions were mostly lower. South Korea’s Kospi fell the most at 2.03%, while Japan’s Nikkei shed 0.62% and the Topix index 0.89%.
Early gains in the United States helped push MSCI’s index of global equities up 0.69% after a broad rally in Japan and modest declines in Europe.(AP file photo)
Early gains in the United States helped push MSCI’s index of global equities up 0.69% after a broad rally in Japan and modest declines in Europe.(AP file photo)

Global markets edge higher, oil prices stabilize amid Covid-19 pandemic

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 08:01 PM IST
The Trump administration asked Congress for an additional $250 billion in emergency economic aid for small U.S. businesses reeling from the impact of the outbreak.
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