China mourns former leader Jiang Zemin with bouquets, black front pages

China mourns former leader Jiang Zemin with bouquets, black front pages

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Chinese newspapers turned their front pages black on Thursday and flags were put at half mast in mourning for the death of former president Jiang Zemin, while well-wishers ugly piles of bouquets outside his childhood home. jiang died in his home city of Shanghai just after noon on Wednesday of … Read more

Dow dips ahead of Powell speech; Nasdaq kept afloat by growth stocks

S&P closes at more than two-month high on retail, energy lift

Tesla up as sales in China nearly double in November – data Fed Chair Powell’s speech at 1330 ET (1830 GMT) US private payrolls growth slows in November – ADP Down 0.47%, S&P off 0.13%, Nasdaq up 0.26% Nov 30 (Reuters) – Wall Street was mixed on Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 down … Read more

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin dies at 96, prompting wave of nostalgia

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin dies at 96, prompting wave of nostalgia

BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, who led the country for a decade of rapid economic growth after the Tiananmen crackdown in 1989, died on Wednesday at the age of 96, prompting a wave of nostalgia for the more liberal times he oversaw. Jiang died in his home city of Shanghai … Read more

Stocks and oil rise on hopes of looser COVID curbs in China

Stocks and oil rise on hopes of looser COVID curbs in China

Euro STOXX 600 up 0.4% Oil prices rebound on China hopes, talk of output cuts Dollar falls as investors seek riskier assets China property shares rally on policy support http://tmsnrt.rs/2yaDPgn LONDON/SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Stocks and oil gained on Tuesday on hopes that public unrest in China might prompt an earlier loosening of COVID-19 … Read more

China’s anti-lockdown protests shake stocks and oil

China's anti-lockdown protests shake stocks and oil

China announces record new local COVID cases Commodities sold off amid demand concerns Dollar slips against yen, Swiss franc NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – US stocks tracked a decline in equities worldwide and oil was sold off on Monday as rare protests in major Chinese cities against the country’s strict zero-COVID curbs fueled … Read more

China’s COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

China's COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

BEIJING, Nov 24 (Reuters) – China reported record high COVID-19 infections on Thursday, with cities nationwide imposing localized lockdowns, mass testing and other curbs that are fueling frustration and darkening the outlook for the world’s second largest economy. The resurgence of infections, nearly three years after the pandemic emerged in the central city of Wuhan, … Read more

Wall Street rises as Fed signals slowdown in rate hikes

Wall Street rises as Fed signals slowdown in rate hikes

Growth stocks bounce as Treasury yields drop Tesla jumps as Citigroup upgrades Nordstrom falls on reduced profit forecast ROBOT Nov 23 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes ended Wednesday with solid gains after the Federal Reserve’s November meeting minutes showed interest rate hikes may slow soon. A “substantial majority” of policymakers agreed it would “likely … Read more

Investors batten down ahead of Fed minutes, Eurozone recession fears grow

Investors batten down ahead of Fed minutes, Eurozone recession fears grow

Fed minutes awaited US Thanksgiving public holiday on Thursday Stock eke out slim gains globally Euro zone economic data points to recession China hit by rising COVID-19 infections LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Global shares were little changed on Wednesday as investors kept their eyes peeled for the minutes of a Federal Reserve meeting that … Read more

S&P closes at more than two-month high on retail, energy lift

S&P closes at more than two-month high on retail, energy lift

Best Buy up, sees smaller annual sales drop Dollar Tree drops on lower FY profit forecast Manchester United surges on sale report Dow up 1.18%, S&P 500 up 1.36%, Nasdaq up 1.36% NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) – US stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 closing at its highest level in 2-1/2 months, … Read more

China COVID cases weigh on Wall St; disney jumpers

China COVID cases weigh on Wall St;  disney jumpers

Disney up on Iger’s return as CEO S&P 500 energy index leads sectoral falls Grindr slips after rocketing in debut Tesla down on vehicle recall, China COVID concerns Dow up 0.01%, S&P 500 down 0.34%, Nasdaq down 1.05% Nov 21 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes started the week roughly lower on China saying it … Read more