Economic Policy

World stocks edge down ahead of US jobs report

Feb 1, 2019

World markets edge lower amid a lack of big results from the U.S.-China trade talks, weak economic data and ahead of the monthly U.S. jobs report.

Stocks edge up on Chinese growth plan, ahead of Brexit vote

Jan 15, 2019

Global stock markets are mostly higher after Chinese officials set out plans to support the world's second-biggest economy through a slowdown and trade war with the U.S.

Asian shares recover as China outlines 2019 policy plans

Jan 15, 2019

Asian shares rebound on Chinese policy reassurance, hopes for progress on trade tension

Asian stocks rise on Fed restraint, U.S-China trade hopes

Jan 11, 2019

Asian markets are mostly higher as investors cheer a more reactive Federal Reserve and U.S.-China trade talks

UK's Hunt says confident May will seal deal for Brexit

Jan 2, 2019

Britain's foreign secretary says he is confident Prime Minister Theresa May will obtain the concessions needed to convince enough lawmakers to back an unpopular Brexit deal

Stocks mixed in Asia on Fed rate decision, Japanese data

Dec 19, 2018

Stocks mixed in Asia as traders mull over Fed's interest rate decision, weaker-than-expected Japanese trade data

World stock markets stabilize as focus turns to Fed

Dec 18, 2018

World stocks stabilize, with Wall Street expected to edge up after heavy losses the day before, as traders prepare for a likely rate hike by the Federal Reserve

Asian shares slip as traders ready for Fed rate hike

Dec 18, 2018

Asian markets fall as traders ready for Fed rate hike amid expectations of slower growth

World markets rise despite Trump's renewed tariff threat

Nov 27, 2018

World markets are mostly higher despite U.S. President Donald Trump saying it's "highly unlikely" he'll hold off on raising tariffs ahead of a closely-watched meeting with his Chinese counterpart

Chinese premier says reforms, not stimulus, vital for growth

Nov 13, 2018

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says the country needs reforms to support business to help drive growth as it weathers a trade war with the U.S., rather than more economic stimulus