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  • (ShareCast News) - America´s greenback ended on a higher note following weak figures on the state of China´s manufacturing sector with emerging market currencies left nursing the worst losses.

  • Net Asset Value(s) Business Wire - 58 minutes ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FUND ¦ db x-trackers MSCI AC Asia Ex Japan High Dividend Yield Index UCITS ETF DEALING DATE ¦ 02-May-16 NAV PER SHARE ¦ USD1.4604 NUMBER OF SHARES IN ISSUE ¦ 3,570,000 CODE ¦ View ...

  • Europe close: Stocks get off to weak start in May Sharecast - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    (ShareCast News) - A weaker than expected reading on the state of China´s manufacturing sector added to worries about global growth and added to already weak sentiment among analysts heading into what ...

  • (ShareCast News) - Gold futures hit a 15-month high on Tuesday as traders reacted to weaker than expected readings on manufacturing sector activity in China, overnight, and from the US, on Monday, which ...

  • The yen jumped to an 18-month high against the dollar on Tuesday, extending gains on persistent doubts the Bank of Japan will intervene to stem a dramatic rise that has undermined attempts to reflate the world's third-biggest economy. The yen has risen over 12 percent against the dollar so far this year, extending gains …

  • (ShareCast News) - Asia continues to be the most dynamic part of the global economy but the region was still being buffeted by multiple headwinds, the International Monetary Fund said in a report in which ...

  • SINGAPORE, LONDON & NEW YORK--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- TriOptima, the award-winning post trade infrastructure provider, announces today that its triResolve Repository Reconciliation service is actively reconciling ...

  • LONDON/HONG KONG, May 3 (Reuters) - HSBC promised higher dividends on Tuesday after a 14 percent profit drop fuelled doubts among some investors about the bank's ability to continue growing payouts. Europe's biggest bank also showed the challenge it faces to build sufficient capital buffers to grow its 8 percent dividend …

  • LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Hutchison China MediTech Limited ("Chi-Med") (Nasdaq/AIM: HCM) today announced that Chief Executive Officer Christian Hogg will present a corporate overview at two healthcare ...

  • The yen jumped to a 18-month high against a weak dollar on Tuesday, extending gains that have undermined Japanese officials' attempts to reflate the developed world's most stagnant economy. The yen also rose sharply against the Australian dollar, up 1.7 percent after the Reserve Bank of Australia cut interest rates to …

  • HSBC First Quarter Profits Dive 14% To £4.2bn

    HSBC has reported a 14% fall in first quarter pre-tax profits to $6.1bn (£4.2bn) - with the bank blaming tough market conditions at the start of the year. The bank, Europe's biggest lender, said the stock market collapse in January sparked by falling world oil prices and fears over China's economy had "reduced client activity". …

  • Germany's Commerzbank fell 6.8 percent, the top decliner in the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, after posting a 52 percent drop in first-quarter net profit, hit by volatile capital markets and low interest rates. Europe's biggest bank HSBC, which initially gained after reported a smaller than expected fall in its …

  • MSCI (NYSE: MSCI - news) 's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell to a three-week low and the euro's burst through $1.16 for the first time in eight months pushed European shares deeply into the red. Europe's FTSE 300 index of leading 300 shares fell 1.3 percent and Germany's DAX shed 1.7 percent, …

  • HSBC First Quarter Profits Dive 14% To £4.2bn

    HSBC has reported an 18% fall in first quarter net profits to $4.3bn (£2.9bn) - with the bank blaming tough market conditions at the start of the year and higher taxes. The bank, Europe's biggest lender, said the stock market collapse in January sparked by falling world oil prices and fears over China's economy had "reduced …

  • 10 things you need to know in markets today Business Insider UK Finance - 12 hours ago
    10 things you need to know in markets today

    Bloomberg reports that pre-tax profit fell to $6.1 billion (£4.1 billion) from $7.1 billion (£4.8 billion) a year earlier, according to a filing in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Other European investment banks posted mixed first quarter earnings, with Commerzbank disappointing and BNP Paribas beating forecasts. Reuters reports …

  • XIAMEN, FUJIAN, China-May 3, 2016-China Xiniya Fashion Limited ("Xiniya" or the "Company") (NYSE: XNY) announces that it has filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), which includes its audited financial statements. …

  • China, Japan growth to slow sharply in 2016, IMF warns

    China's economy, the world's second biggest and a crucial driver of global growth, is tipped to expand 6.5% in 2016

  • (ShareCast News) - Stockmarkets in the Pacific Rim finished on a mixed note amid softer than expected economic data out of China and against the backdrop of a weaker US dollar, with the latter marking ...

  • (ShareCast News) - UK stocks were in the red on Tuesday as worse-than-expected China and UK manufacturing data dragged mining shares lower.

  • The dollar edged up against the yen on Monday following its biggest weekly loss in more than seven years, but it declined against other major currencies, particularly the euro, which was helped by stronger German manufacturing data. Worries over Japanese policymakers' inability to stem the yen's rise had pushed the dollar …

  • "I think we are at a turning point" in sentiment, said Bernard Baumohl, managing director and chief global economist at the Economic Outlook Group in Princeton, New Jersey. Baumohl expects to see improved earnings and sales starting in the second quarter, and some investors are already trading on that optimism. The MSCI's …

  • FOREX-Dollar pares gains vs yen after BOJ's Kuroda comments Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 2, 2016 18:34 BST

    The dollar turned flat against the yen on Monday, paring its earlier gains after the head of the Bank of Japan said he is prepared to act in an effort to stop the yen's recent rise from hurting the Japanese ...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. stocks, yields gain on hopes for stronger growth Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 2, 2016 16:29 BST

    U.S. stocks rose on Monday as a weakening dollar and steadying commodity prices shifted investor sentiment from weak earnings and poor economic data in the first quarter to optimism about the second, also pushing U.S. Treasury yields higher. "I think we are at a turning point," said Bernard Baumohl, managing director and …

  • This research report titled ‘Global Bio-based Polyurethane Market 2016-2020’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. The construction industry was the largest end-user of bio-based polyurethane in 2015. The US and developing countries, including China and India will …

  • UK Firm's Exec Slapped During Deaths Apology Sky News - Mon, May 2, 2016 16:17 BST
    UK Firm's Exec Slapped During Deaths Apology

    A top executive from British consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser (Xetra: A0M1W6 - news) has been slapped and called a "murderer" as he made an apology over deadly lung injuries linked to one of its products. Ata Safdar, the head of the company in South Korea and Japan, faced angry relatives of the victims at a highly-charged …

  • FOREX-Dollar rebounds vs yen, slips against other major currencies Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 2, 2016 16:10 BST

    The dollar rose on Monday from its biggest weekly fall in more than seven years against the yen but softened against other major currencies, in particular the euro, which was helped by stronger German manufacturing data. Worries over Japanese policymakers' inability to stem the yen's rise pushed the dollar to an 18-month …

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Tokyo slide keeps mood downbeat Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 2, 2016 13:05 BST

    A 3-percent drop in Japanese shares and weakness in the banking sector kept financial markets on edge on Monday, although stock markets in both Europe and the United States were on track for some minimal gains. With (Other OTC: WWTH - news) trading thinned by holidays in London and a number of Asian countries, a solid …

  • FOREX-Dollar steadies after record slide vs yen Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 2, 2016 12:36 BST

    The dollar recovered slightly on Monday from its biggest weekly fall in more than seven years against the yen, while losing ground against a euro helped by solid set of manufacturing numbers from Germany. Worries over Japanese policymakers' inability to stem the yen's rise prodded the dollar to a new low of 106.14 yen …

  • France gets G7 to discuss global regulation of medicine prices Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 2, 2016 12:08 BST

    France will press its G7 partners this month to launch an "irreversible" process to control the prices of new medicines, part of a global drive to make life-saving drugs more affordable, three sources told Reuters. President Francois Hollande said in March he would push for the international regulation of drugs prices …

  • Factbox: What is Bitcoin? AFP - Mon, May 2, 2016 10:02 BST
    Factbox: What is Bitcoin?

    A bitcoin sign is displayed in a shop in Hong Kong

  • An executive from British consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser (Xetra: A0M1W6 - news) was slapped during an emotional news conference as he apologised on Monday over deadly lung injuries linked to the use of humidifier sterilizers marketed by the firm. Ata Safdar, head of Reckitt Benckiser Korea and Japan, bowed several …

  • FOREX-Yen hits 18-month high vs dollar as Japan seen in policy bind Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 2, 2016 08:42 BST

    Japan and its currency are still global investors' chief safe haven of choice at times of financial stress and the yen's rise is some measure of the scale of concern now over global growth and finances. Others say those bets will take a beating in the months ahead if the BOJ's lack of action last week was just the calm …

  • Dollar/yen falls to 18-month low Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 2, 2016 01:47 BST

    The dollar fell to as low as 106.14 yen, its lowest level since October 2014 after the U.S. Treasury put Japan on a new currency monitoring list with four other countries that have large trade surpluses ...

  • China is carrying $1 trillion in bad debt and 'unless this vicious cycle is broken, financial crisis or at least a sharp slowdown is an inevitable ultimate outcome'

    The amount of debt being carried in the Chinese economy — mostly by state-owned "zombie" companies — is now so high that it could lead to a financial crisis, according to Macquarie analyst Viktor Shvets and his team. "Unless this vicious cycle is broken, financial crisis or at least a sharp slowdown is an inevitable ultimate …

  • China manufacturing index expands at slower pace AFP - Sun, May 1, 2016 12:12 BST
    China manufacturing index expands at slower pace

    China's economy, a vital driver of global expansion, grew 6.9 percent last year, its weakest rate in a quarter of a century

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