Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Greek stocks are leading a European market rally on indications that Greece's new radical left government is advocating a more palatable version of its brash demand to have most of the country's debt burden forgiven.
Oil edged higher in Asia Tuesday, extending gains from the previous day after U.S. firms cut drilling activity, but analysts doubt the rebound will be sustained as supplies still far outweigh demand.
Traders moved into the yen on Tuesday as weak U.S. manufacturing data hit sentiment, while the Australian dollar dropped to its lowest in more than five years after the country's central bank cut interest rates to a record low.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) said yesterday it will make 631 financial data sets available to the public by May.
Shares in Taiwan edged higher Monday though they traded within a narrow range for most of the session amid caution over the recent pullback in some international stock markets, dealers said.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
World stock markets were uneven Friday and Wall Street futures slid ahead of quarterly growth figures that will show whether weakness in China, Japan and Europe has hit the U.S. economy.
The dollar edged down against other major currencies on Friday as investors adjusted their positions ahead of key U.S. economic growth data later in the day.
Crude prices were down in Asia Friday, after the U.S. Senate approved a bill to build an oil pipeline from Canada to refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast, adding to concerns over a supply glut.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Global shares fell Thursday after oil prices plunged and the U.S. Federal Reserve issued a reminder it is still on track to raise interest rates this year. The release of weaker-than-expected retail sales figures in Japan was another reason for gloom.
The U.S. dollar extended its gains on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve pointed to the “solid pace” of growth in the world's top economy, signaling a midyear rate hike was still in play.