Category: Stock Market News

Investors Still Don’t Seem Fazed by Italy’s Election

European equities breezed through uncertain outcomes of votes in Germany and the Netherlands last year. Now, most investors are betting Italy’s March 4 parliamentary vote won’t be much different. Even as possible results of the vote include a hung parliament and a strong showing by the euro-skeptic Five Star Movement, investors don’t seem to be […]

What an Extension of Xi’s Reign in China Means for Investors

The removal of presidential term limits should guarantee one thing for investors — their China portfolios will be increasingly tied to one man. Markets initially welcomed China’s plan to change its constitution on Monday, a move that would allow Xi Jinping to rule beyond 2023. Analysts say the political certainty should be largely positive for […]

China-Backed Singapore Bourse Gets Nod as Third Futures Exchange

Singapore paved the way for a third derivatives exchange in the city, a month after Deutsche Boerse AG called quits on its ambition for a futures venue in the Asian nation. Asia Pacific Exchange Pte, backed by Chinese investors, has received licenses from the Monetary Authority of Singapore to operate a derivatives exchange and clearinghouse, […]

China, India Compete for Bourses as Regional Rivalry Expands

The push for geopolitical influence in Asia is expanding from hard infrastructure to financial assets, with a Chinese bourse outbidding an India rival for Bangladesh’s main stock exchange. The Shenzhen Stock Exchange offered more money for a 25 percent stake in the Dhaka Stock Exchange, but also sweetened its bid with nearly $40 million worth […]

Global stocks stay subdued as dollar edges higher

A stronger dollar and slightly higher global borrowing costs kept world shares subdued on Friday and left gold limping toward its worst week since December. Europe’s main London, Frankfurt and Paris markets barely budged in early moves, keeping MSCI’s 47- country world index just in the black on the day but facing its third red […]

Stocks stay subdued as dollar edges higher

A stronger dollar and slightly higher global borrowing costs kept world shares subdued on Friday and left gold limping toward its worst week since December. Europe’s main London, Frankfurt and Paris markets <0#.INDEXE> barely budged in early moves, keeping MSCI’s 47- country world index <.MIWD00000PUS> just in the black on the day but facing its […]