As earnings go, so goes the world economy

Central bankers are paying attention. U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is stressing patience rather than pushing on with rate rises while European Central Bank arch-hawk Klaas Knot of the Netherlands advocates restraint. And more realism should in theory make investors less vulnerable to nasty shocks from important releases, such as surveys of purchasing managers.

China Ready to Reach a Trade Deal With US

On February 19, the Chinese Commerce Ministry released a one-sentence statement, announcing that “at the invitation of the United States,” Liu He — special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, member of the Political Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, vice premier of the State Council, and top negotiator of the China-U.S. Comprehensive.

Stocks rise after Trump signals flexibility on March trade deadline, Walmart leads

US President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for the Space Policy Directive-4 (SPD-4) on February 19, 2019, at the White House in Washington, DC. Trump: March 1 deadline not a magical date 10 Hours Ago | 00:58 Stocks rose slightly on Tuesday after President Donald Trump hinted once again he may push back.

Asia markets higher despite renewed US-China tensions

Stocks in Asia traded higher on Tuesday morning despite renewed geopolitical tensions, with China accusing the U.S. of fueling cybersecurity fears. Investors also awaited developments on the U.S.-China trade front. The White House said on Monday that trade talks between the two economic powerhouses will continue in Washington on Tuesday, with higher level negotiations starting.

Southeast Asian markets: Thailand ends lower; Vietnam rises

Thai stocks closed lower on Monday, falling most in the Southeast Asia region amid political turmoil in the country, while Vietnam markets surged as trade resumed after a week-long holiday. The Thai benchmark ended 0.8 percent lower. Mobile services provider Advanced Info Service fell about 3.7 percent, while Airports of Thailand ended 1.5 percent lower..

Asia stocks decline amid fears of slowing US economy

Major Asian stock markets closed lower on Friday, following the release of U.S. retail data overnight which raised concerns over a slowing American economy. Investors await developments from the ongoing U.S-China trade negotiations in Beijing. Mainland Chinese markets saw losses on the day. The Shanghai composite slipped 1.37 percent to close at 2,682.38 while the.

German economy narrowly avoids recession

Germany’s economy just about avoided falling into recession during the final three months of last year. Europe’s largest economy registered zero growth during the fourth quarter of 2018, the country’s Federal Statistics Office said. That means it avoided two consecutive quarters of contraction, which is the usual definition of a recession. A weak trade performance.

Optimism Over US-China Trade Talks Boosts Stocks Again

Stocks extended their gains in late-afternoon trading on Wall Street as investors remained optimistic that the U.S. and China will make more progress in resolving their costly trade dispute and more in Wednesday’s Stock Market Update. Technology companies, industrial stocks and retailers accounted for much of the market’s broad gains, a sign that traders expect.