Market Pulse - Asia
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Asia report: Markets mostly higher as APEC summit begins

Most markets in Asia were in positive territory as they closed on Monday, even as sentiment remained muted amid ongoing geopolitical tension between China and the United States.

16 Nov
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'I think we'll have a deal (with China),' Trump says

Wall Street's main market gauges flickered into life on Friday afternoon in New York, reversing early losses and moving into the green, on the heels of upbeat remarks from the US President regarding the chances of his administration being able to strike a trade deal with Beijing.

16 Nov
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Asia report: Markets mixed as sentiment takes a Brexit-fuelled dive

Markets in Asia finished in a mixed state on Friday, with sentiment taking a hit from ongoing political turmoil in the UK, as a number of ministers resigned from Theresa May’s government in the wake of the UK striking a Brexit agreement with the European Union.

15 Nov
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Asia report: Markets rise on early Brexit deal hopes

Most markets in Asia finished in the green on Thursday, amid apparent optimism overnight that Theresa May’s Brexit deal might actually make it through the bowels of Westminster Palace to 29 March next year.

14 Nov
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US should hike foreign investment to curb China influence, says Congress report

A report from a US congressional commission recommends that Washington fund infrastructure in developing nations in order to counter Chinese financing deals.

14 Nov
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Asia report: Negativity abounds as oil stocks fall across region

Markets in Asia mostly finished in negative territory on Wednesday, with sentiment affected by a further fall in oil prices.

13 Nov
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FX round-up: Trade talk, speculation around possible Brexit deal brake US dollar

A more 'constructive' news-flow on the global trade front and news of a breakthrough in talks on the UK's withdrawal between London and Brussels, kept the Greenback from hitting a fresh 52-week high on Tuesday.

13 Nov
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Saudi makes case for 1.0m b/d cut in crude oil output

Riyadh and its allies should cut their combined output of crude oil in order to balance the market, Saudi Arabia believes, but it remains to be seen if other producers will participate in any reductions.

13 Nov
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Russian GDP slows more-than-expected in Q3, but economists expect pick-up

Economic growth in Russia slowed over the three months to September, although some economists expected the pace of expansion to pick-up over the following year.

13 Nov
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US and China speaking 'at all levels' ahead of G20 meet, says Kudlow

President Trump has initiated direct contact with Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of the leaders’ meeting at the G20 in Argentina at the end of the month, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told CNBC on Tuesday.

13 Nov
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Morgan Stanley downgrades European O&G, stays 'overweight' BP

Analysts at Morgan Stanley on Tuesday downgraded their recommendation on the European Oil & Gas sector, arguing that the favourable tailwinds which had helped compress its relative dividend yield back to its historical norms had now largely passed.

13 Nov
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Brent crude oil futures walloped as speculators pile-in

Oil prices are getting walloped as speculative accounts continue to pile-up in the complex, according to analysts.

13 Nov
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Asia report: Most markets follow Wall Street lower

Most markets in Asia were lower as they closed on Tuesday, though China was a standout exception despite ongoing concern around trade tensions between Beijing and Washington.

13 Nov
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Beijing pursues South China Sea agreement to improve trade relations

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang made a commitment on Tuesday to pursue a code of conduct in the territorially disputed South China Sea with its neighbours, after recent tensions with US Navy vessels in the region.

13 Nov
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FX round-up: Sterling and euro battered, rouble gets unexpected boost

Sterling reeled against the Greenback at the start of the week as the US dollar spot index jumped to its loftiest level since May 2017.

13 Nov
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US Treasury's Mnuchin and China's Liu He talk by phone

Top US and China officials discussed trade issues last Friday, marking just the second public sign of dialogue on the subject in six months.

12 Nov
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FX round-up: Sterling and euro battered, rouble gets unexpected boost

Sterling reeled against the Greenback at the start of the week as the US dollar spot index jumped to its loftiest level since May 2017.

12 Nov
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Asia report: Markets mixed as oil concerns linger

Markets in Asia finished in a mixed state on Monday, amid concern among investors around oil prices and ongoing US-China tension.

12 Nov
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Eland joint venture lands licence renewal in Nigeria

Eland Oil & Gas on Monday confirmed that the Nigerian minister of petroleum resources has agreed to joint-venture Elcrest’s renewal of its equity participation in Oil Mining Lease 40 for a further 20 years.

12 Nov
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Takeda to seek investor approval for Shire take-over next month; shares spike

Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical has announced it expects to complete its $62bn takeover of Shire Pharmaceuticals in early January, sending shares in the FTSE 100 drugs group higher.