Wednesday, September 9, 2015
The U.S. dollar broadly rose after a volatile day of trading in Asia Tuesday as greenback-buying sentiment remained strong ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting this month when policymakers could raise interest rates.
Oil prices were mixed in Asia Tuesday after the latest mainland Chinese trade data showed lackluster demand in the world's top energy consumer, analysts said.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Shares in Taiwan edged down to below the 8,000-point mark on thin trading Monday, reflecting a strong wait-and-see sentiment in the market, dealers said.
Swiss bank Credit Suisse Group AG on Monday lowered its year-end forecast for the Taiwan stock exchange's benchmark index, the TAIEX, from 10,000 to 8,500 points to reflect lower earnings projections by local companies.
On Labor Day weekend 2015, the U.S. job market has found an old sweet spot: 5.1 percent unemployment -- many miles from the 10 percent joblessness America endured back in 2009.
Europe's main stock markets advanced Monday, rebounding from sharp pre-weekend losses in low volume trade with Wall Street closed for a public holiday.
The U.S. dollar ticked up in Asia on Monday, after retreating last week on the back of a mixed U.S. jobs report that clouded the timeline for a Federal Reserve rate rise.
Oil prices eased in Asian trade Monday as dealers await the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision on whether to raise interest rates following a mixed August jobs report, analysts said.
Monday, September 7, 2015
A collapse in commodity prices prompted by a slowdown in the world's most voracious consumer, China, has rocked financial markets and sent Russia, Brazil and even Canada into recession.
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.