Asian markets fell on Thursday as a batch of strong US data fuelled expectations the Federal Reserve will start to wind down its stimulus measures as early as this month.Japanese shares were sold for a second straight session on the back of a strengthening yen after it touched six-month lows against the dollar earlier in the week, while flag-carrier Qantas dragged on Sydney after it announced a ...
(1 hr 29 mins ago) Stocks in Hong Kong fell 0.40 percent in the first few minutes of trade on growing expectations the US Federal Reserve will begin winding down its stimulus program soon. The Hang Seng Index slipped 94.61 points to 23,634.09. In Shanghai, shares were flat in morning trade. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.06 percent, or 1.34 points, to ...
US oil price gained Wednesday as American crude inventories declined for the first time in 11 weeks.Energy Information Administration (EIA), the Energy Department's statistical arm, released Wednesday its report covering US crude supplies of the week ending Nov. 29.Supplies fell 5.59 million barrels to 385.8 million barrels last week, beating analysts' expectation of 500,000 barrels ...
Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange gained more than 2 percent on Wednesday, recouping much of the loss in the past two sessions.The most active gold contract for February delivery rose 26.4 U. S. dollars, or 2.16 percent, to settle at 1,247.2 dollars per ounce. Statistics show gold had suffered a loss of 2.4 percent, or nearly 30 dollars an ounce, over the ...
US stocks closed narrowly mixed Wednesday amid uncertainties over whether the Federal Reserve would start tapering its quantitative easing in its December meeting, with the blue-chip Dow and the broader S&P 500 falling for a fourth consecutive day.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 24.85 points, or 0.16 percent, to 15,889.77. The S&P 500 edged down 2.34 points, or 0.13 percent, to ...
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(47 mins ago) Stocks in Tokyo opened 0.35 percent lower after US shares fell on speculation the Federal Reserve could start cutting back its bond purchases earlier than expected. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was down 53.41 points to 15,354.53 at the ...
By Dominic LauTOKYO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei fell on Thursday, adding to the previous session's worst one-day drop in six weeks, as investors stayed cautious ahead of Friday's U.S. jobs report that may give more clues as to when the Federal Reserve will reduce its stimulus.The Nikkei slipped 0.4 percent to 15,344.62, dipping further from Tuesday's six-year closing ...
LOS ANGELES – Japanese stocks struggled early Thursday, keying off a weak close for Wall Street on investor concerns about a pullback in monetary stimulus. The Nikkei Stock Average shed 25 points, or 0.2%, to 15,889.77, and the broader Topix shed less than 0.1%. Yen strength on Wednesday left the Nikkei with its first loss in five sessions. Outperforming the broader market Thursday were ...
SINGAPORE, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Gold edged lower on Thursday following a short-covering rally in the previous session, weighed down by concerns the U.S. Federal Reserve could soon begin tapering its monetary stimulus on strong economic data. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold fell 0.4 percent to $1,238.30 an ounce by 0027 GMT, after gaining 1.6 percent in the previous session. * Data on Wednesday ...
* Asian shares subdued after soft Wall St, Nikkei steadies* Strong U.S. jobs numbers heighten Fed angst ahead of payrolls* Dollar gets some support from higher Treasury yieldsBy Wayne ColeSYDNEY, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Asian markets were off to a nervous start on Thursday as never- ending speculation about the fate of U.S. stimulus lifted bond yields, while Japanese shares tried to find their ...
* Asian shares seen subdued after soft finish for Wall St* Strong U.S. jobs numbers heighten Fed angst ahead of payrolls* Dollar gets some support from higher Treasury yieldsBy Wayne ColeSYDNEY, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Asian markets were off to a nervous start on Thursday as never- ending speculation about the fate of U.S. stimulus lifted bond yields while helping the dollar pare losses against ...
Dec 4 (Reuters) - Japan's Financial Services Agency will lift a ban on investor surveys used to gauge demand ahead of public offering announcements and plans to remove a required waiting period between the announcement and setting the offering price in some cases, the Nikkei reported.The waiting period requirement will be waived for companies that meet certain conditions, including a market ...
Over the last six weeks many investors including global macro hedge funds have started new positions and added to existing trades in Japanese stocks and the Japanese Yen. The most popular trade has been to buy the Nikkei index of Japanese stocks while shorting the Japanese Yen versus the US Dollar and other currencies like the British Pound and the Euro. This trade has been highly profitable in ...
Frank Tang and Clara Denina NEW YORK/LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The price of gold rose nearly 2 percent for its biggest one-day gain in over a month on Wednesday, as heavy short-covering and new fund buying more than offset concerns the Federal Reserve may soon exit its bullion-boosting asset purchase scheme. After sinking 1 percent to a five-month low earlier in the session, bullion ...
The Chinese currency Renminbi, or the yuan, gained 33 basis points to 6.4470 per U.S. dollar on Tuesday, the highest since China started the exchange rate reform six years ago, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading system. In China's foreign exchange spot market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by 0.5 percent from the central parity rate each trading day. The central parity ...
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Bruce Lee's yellow jumpsuit is set to fetch 250,000 to 300,000 HK dollars at an auction in Hong Kong.
Lee wore the suit, with black stripes running down the sides for the movie 'Game of Death' but died before the movie was finished.
The suit is part of a 14 items collection, which includes clothing and props, News.com.au reported.
According to Spink auction house, the martial arts legend had given the items to his friend and former student Taky Kimura, who sold them to the collector.
Spink said that the unidentified collector decided to sell the items this year, which marks the 40th anniversary of Lee's death. (ANI)
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