Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Global stock markets rose Tuesday on improved U.S. housing sentiment and news of diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire in Ukraine.
The dollar held steady in Asia on Tuesday as concerns over a Ukrainian clash with Russia eased, while investors looked to a speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chief this week.
Oil prices rebounded in Asia Tuesday on bargain hunting after tumbling on easing concerns about conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq, analysts said.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
European stocks bounced back Monday from Ukraine-related selling while Asian markets were subdued by further signs of weakness in China's property market.
The yen ticked up in Asia Monday as investors nervously watched the latest developments in the Ukraine crisis, while looking to a speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chief later this week.
Oil prices eased in Asian trade Monday, but retained support from the latest round of tensions between Ukraine and Russia that sparked concerns of a full-scale military conflict, analysts said.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
European stock markets rose solidly on Friday, building on gains from the previous day as tensions appeared to ease over the Russia-Ukraine crisis, while the euro advanced versus the dollar.
The dollar held steady in Asia Friday on easing concerns over the situation in Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin called for an end to the crisis in the violence-wracked country.
Oil prices rebounded in Asia Friday on bargain hunting following sharp falls stoked by a slew of downbeat global economic data and easing concerns about the Ukraine crisis, analysts said.
Friday, August 15, 2014
A contraction in Germany's economy and stagnation in France dragged on European stocks Thursday while Asian markets ended mixed.