Saturday, September 5, 2015
Integrated circuits for communication devices are expected to register the highest sales in the global IC market this year, a market advisory firm said Friday.
Japanese stocks led a broad Asian stock slide Friday as the yen advanced ahead of a key U.S. jobs report later in the day and after the European Central Bank indicated it could expand its stimulus.
Oil prices edged lower in cautious Asian trade Friday as investors await the release of a U.S. jobs report for August that could determine the U.S. Federal Reserve's timetable for hiking interest rates.
The yen strengthened on Friday as nervous investors pushed into safer assets ahead of a closely watched U.S. jobs report later in the day and amid ongoing concerns about China's slowing growth.
Friday, September 4, 2015
European stocks shot higher Thursday as investors enjoyed a respite from volatile mainland Chinese markets being closed for a long holiday weekend.
The U.S. dollar rose against the yen on Thursday, extending its recovery from losses early in the week, as confidence in global markets returned owing to solid U.S. economic data.
Oil prices slid on Thursday following a mixed U.S. petroleum report that showed an increase in reserves but a dip in production.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Shanghai and Hong Kong stocks closed down after volatile trading on Wednesday gripped by ongoing concerns over mainland China's economic crisis that has rattled world markets.
World stocks were wobbly Wednesday on uncertainty over the economic outlook while mainland China's markets minimized losses amid speculation Beijing was intervening to support prices.
The U.S. dollar firmed against the euro and yen in Asia Wednesday on building optimism over the health of the U.S. economy.