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Stocks Up, Gold Down as Markets React to Deal

Investors wait to see if US credit rating could be downgraded

(Newser) - The debt ceiling deal quickly helped calm hyperventilating markets, with S&P 500 stock futures up 1.5% on overnight trading, Asian stock markets up, and gold down, reports Reuters . But with the US dollar mostly unchanged, long-term US treasury bonds down, and the continued threat of a downgrade to... More »

US Debt Spooking World Markets

British MP calls American default 'next big iceberg' for economy

(Newser) - With America's $14.3 billion potential default just nine days away, markets are growing increasingly spooked by the rising danger, reports the Telegraph . “We may have a few stressful days coming up—stressful for the markets of the world and the American people,” says White House chief... More »

Asia Stocks Plunge

Markets down on US unemployment, Europe debt

(Newser) - Following a dismal day on Wall Street, Asian markets fell sharply today on news of an unexpectedly high US unemployment rate and worries about the growing debt crisis in Europe. The MCSI Asia Pacific Index was down 1.6 percent at 111.79, a 9-month low. Japan's Nikkei 225 stock... More »

US Woes Send Asian Stocks Tumbling

Nikkei, Hang Seng have their worst day in weeks

(Newser) - Stocks in Asia tumbled to their worst finish in weeks, reports the Wall Street Journal, as continued fears about the US economy led to a sell-off of resource companies and exporters. The Nikkei in Tokyo and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong both closed down about 3%, echoing a decline... More »

Asian Stocks Follow US Drop

Nikkei, Hang Seng both down 3%

(Newser) - Asian stocks followed the American markets lower today as investors grew worried about the sluggish pace of global economic recovery. The Nikkei in Tokyo and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong were both down about 3%, ending a rally that has sent Asian markets up 44% since March. "Those... More »

Banks Lead Asian Stock Rally

Nikkei rises 4.6% to 6-month high

(Newser) - The Nikkei stock average soared 4.6% today to close at a 6-month high, leading a rally across Asia. Banking stocks led advances as worries about the US financial system abated, with Mitsubishi UFJ jumping more than 15%. Markets in London, Paris and Frankfurt all opened in positive territory and... More »

Asian Stocks Rocket on New Stimulus Plans

Nikkei jumps 5.2%, Europe opens up

(Newser) - Asian markets followed the third straight rally on Wall Street with a major bull run today as new stimulus packages in China and Japan and good news from Bank of America sent stocks soaring. In Tokyo the Nikkei closed up 5.2%, while a late surge in Hong Kong boosted... More »

Stocks, Dollar Dive as Bailout Collapses

Markets fall in Asia, Europe; car companies lead declines

(Newser) - Asian markets dove today, and European exchanges opened down as the Senate abandoned efforts to bail out the American auto industry. The Nikkei in Tokyo and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong both closed down about 5.5%, with major exporters like Toyota and Sony leading declines. The bailout's collapse... More »

Global Stock Markets Mixed After Obama Win

Asia sees credit thaw, Europe dips on weak earnings reports

(Newser) - The dollar gained ground on the euro following Barack Obama’s presidential election win, as investors sensed a glimmer of hope in the US battle to turn around its economy under a new administration. Asian markets were up as credit worries eased slightly, reports Bloomberg. But poor earnings reports sent... More »

Global Stocks Pounded, Dollar Hits Record Highs

Greenback soars to 5-year high against the pound

(Newser) - Stocks in Asia and Europe dove once again today, with banks leading losses as the continuing economic downturn hit corporate profits. The Nikkei in Tokyo closed down 6.8%, and London's FTSE opened down 2.3% after the Bank of England said that the country is in a recession. Meanwhile... More »

Global Stocks Skid Amid Recession Fears

New rash of selling in Europe and Asia despite mammoth bailout packages

(Newser) - The global market rally lost steam today as fears of a deepening recession prompted investors to resume looking for cover after profit taking—despite more than $2 trillion being pledged by governments to help thaw frozen credit markets, reports Bloomberg. Markets closed lower in Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney. London,... More »

Asian Markets Plunging

(Newser) - Asia's markets are following on the heels of the Dow's plunge today, MarketWatch reports. All of them are dropping precipitously at the start of Friday's trading, with Japan's benchmark Nikkei index down more than 10%. Elsewhere, South Korea's was down nearly 9%, Hong Kong's 8%, and Australia's 6.7%. The... More »

IBM Forecast Rallies Asian, European Markets

Big Blue's outlook erases some gloom

(Newser) - After five straight trading days of losses, investors may have regained a touch of confidence as markets in Asia and Europe bounced back from their beatings today, reports Bloomberg. The rebound, fueled in part by IBM’s reaffirmation of its profit forecast, comes after the worst five-day selloff since 1987.... More »

Banking Jitters Send European Shares Down

Experts remain skeptical a $700 billion US bailout will ease credit woes

(Newser) - Investors drove share prices down across Europe and Asia as bank emergencies multiplied  and news of the $700-billion US bailout deal failed to loosen up frozen credit markets, reports Bloomberg. British mortgage lender Bradford & Bingley was taken over by regulators and a trio of European governments jumped in to... More »

Asian Stocks Continue Plunge

Stocks tumble for second straight day

(Newser) - Jitters over the US economy led to a major sell-off in Asian markets for the second straight day, with Australia's benchmark index closing down 7.1%—the biggest single-day loss in nearly 20 years. India's Sensex index skidded 10%, triggering a shutdown, but rallied to close down 4.6%. Japan's... More »

US Recession Fears Pummel World Markets

Asian, European investors selling off stocks to avoid exposure to downturn

(Newser) - Markets across Asia and Europe fell sharply today on fears of a looming US recession and a lack of confidence in Bush’s $145 billion economic rescue plan, reports Bloomberg. Japan's Nikkei was off 3.9% and the Hong Kong Seng Index fell 3.5%, the most since Sept. 11,... More »

PetroChina Becomes First Trillion-Dollar Company

Wildly successful IPO gives China 5 of world's top 10 companies

(Newser) - In its first day of trading, PetroChina Co. became the world’s most valuable company, hitting $1 trillion in market capitalization after shares nearly tripled to 43.96 yuan from an IPO of 16.7 yuan. It’s now worth more than the entire Russian stock market. Some analysts interpreted... More »

Oil, Steel Fuel Surge in Asian Markets

Near-record crude prices outweigh fears of US skid

(Newser) - Crude climbed within 50 cents of a record today, and that meant Asian stock indexes were climbing as well with the Nikkei rising 0.3% and the Asia-Pacific index up 0.1% after big losses Friday. Steel joined oil as a big mover when South Korean producers announced a price... More »

Foreclosures Trigger Asian Drop

Fear of brake on US consumer spending

(Newser) - Asian stocks are falling again, reflecting worry the growing credit crisis in the US will puncture the economy and slash consumer spending. Mizuho Financial Group, Japan's second largest lender, dropped to a two-week low after an increase in home foreclosures in the US —and many other Asian financial stocks... More »

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