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A rally in global stocks stalled within a whisker of February’s all-time high as investors mulled the pace of the recent gains and expectations for l(...)

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 1.3 per cent while China’s CSI 300 index of Shanghai- and Shenzhen-listed stocks rose 0.9 per cent. Japan’s benchmark Topix index was 0.3 per cent higher.

The euro fell after euro zone economic data showed the recovery in the bloc’s biggest economies lost momentum this month. The single currency fell 0.(...)

Tokyo’s benchmark Topix index was flat while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.8 per cent.

European equities pushed higher on Friday as investors weighed up rising coronavirus cases in the US and China against sprawling stimulus measures fro(...)

A pedestrian walks past a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: EPA

US stock futures and European equities slid on concern that the blistering rally in risk assets has overshot the economic recovery. Treasuries advance(...)

Japan’s Topix index climbed 1.8 per cent and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.8 per cent.

A broad rally in global markets pushed into a second day on Tuesday, as signs of a strong European fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic added t(...)

Japanese stocks were under pressure after purchasing managers’ index data for April signalled the sharpest drop since 2009, as the pandemic spurred factory shutdowns and a collapse in demand.

World stocks pulled back further on Friday on grim US economic data and president Donald Trump’s threat to impose new tariffs on China over the corona(...)

While traders said the oil industry was not yet in the clear, rising production cuts and shut-ins have bolstered hopes supply and demand will soon come closer into balance.

Oil prices extended gains on Thursday with US crude rising more than 10 per cent, as traders bet efforts to combat the biggest demand crash in history(...)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 5, 2020 in New York City. After coronavirus infections rose steadily in the U.S. the DOW ends down over 950 points, nearly 3.6%. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

US stocks dropped and US treasury yields touched record lows, as investors ramped up bets the Federal Reserve will cut its main policy rate by another(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe’s government has already launched a fresh fiscal stimulus to take effect this year, offering some support to demand but making it difficult to add any further spending or tax cuts in the short term. Photograph: Getty Images

Economists have warned Japan is on course for a technical recession, as the impact of the coronavirus outbreak threatens to compound a dire final quar(...)

US President Donald Trump: “The China trade deal is dependent on one thing: Do I want to make it?”Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Markets were jolted after Donald Trump suggested a trade deal with China could be delayed until after the US presidential election in November next ye(...)

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