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An important driver of the global stock market rebound are growing expectations that central banks are preparing to ease monetary policy to support their economies from any uncertainty caused by Brexit.

European stocks are shedding a small slice of their post-Brexit recovery as the pound steadies and government bond yields hover near record lows. Aft(...)

Sterling is on the rise again as new opinion polls show a shift towards remaining in the EU for the UK

Asian stocks edged up on Wednesday as investors were guardedly optimistic about a “Remain” vote in Britain’s make-or-break European Union referendum, (...)

Japan’s 10-year government bond yields dropped to a record low, rattling investors who were already cautious ahead of policy decisions from the US Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan next week. (Photograph: KAZUHIRO NOGIKAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Global bond yields dropped to new lows and perceived safe-haven currencies gained as investors fled to the safety of bonds on concerns about Britain’(...)

Chinese dollar-denominated exports declined 4.1 per cent in May from a year earlier, compared with an expected drop of 3.6 per cent. Imports fell 0.4 per cent, less than the predicted 6 per cent, and the smallest decline since they turned negative in November 2014. (Photograph: HENRY LIN/EPA)

Asian shares edged up on Wednesday, as markets digested Chinese trade data against the backdrop of a brightening energy sector outlook and an expecte(...)

Japanese shares and the yen were volatile, with markets digesting surprisingly strong annualised 1.7 per cent growth in the January-March quarter that may be masking pockets of weakness. (Photograph:KAZUHIRO NOGIKAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Asian shares weakened on Wednesday in the wake of accelerating US inflation and comments from Federal Reserve officials that rekindled prospects of a(...)

Shanghai stocks initially fell on the downbeat China data released over the weekend

Buoyant Japanese stocks led Asian stocks to modest gains on Monday, helping to offset some of the gloom from soft Chinese data, while the dollar firme(...)

The New York Stock Exchange. Analysts in recent months have sharply cut first-quarter earnings expectation for S&P 500 companies and this has helped 75 per cent of those that have already reported to beat forecasts, against a historic average of 66 per cent, according to S&P Global market Intelligence.

Wall Street and European stocks are inching higher, while benchmark bonds are little changed, as investors exhibit caution ahead of key corporate earn(...)

 A Total petrol  station in Paris. It could be a difficult year for many oil producers, according to Fitch Ratings, which estimates the aggregate earnings of seven major oil companies in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region will fall 22 per cent in 2016.

Stocks are struggling to make headway and bond prices are firmer as a rising dollar and weaker oil prices provide an excuse for a breather after Wall (...)

US jobs data released on Wednesday and Friday should help determine when the Fed is likely to hike again.

Wall Street and European bourses are consolidating after better than expected US economic data and recovering oil prices triggered a surge in global (...)

Japan’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.9 per cent and Australia’s commodity-rich S&P/ASX 200 shed 2.1 per cent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 1.2 per cent though, on the mainland, China’s Shanghai Composite was an outlier with an advance of 0.9 per cent as infrastructure shares firmed on hopes for more investment by Beijing.

European stocks are retreating following a soft Asian session as markets remain in thrall to oil prices. The price of Brent crude, the international (...)

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