GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks pull back as acrimonious U.S. debate stokes caution

* No clear winner in chaotic Trump-Biden debate * Uncertainty about election outcome sinks S&P 500 futures, AUD * China stocks boosted by PMI data * Asian stock markets: tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, Sept 30 (Reuters) – U.S. equity futures fell and safer assets like the yen and dollar found buyers on Wednesday after a chaotic […]

Asian stocks poised for gains after late Wall Street dash

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian stocks were set to open higher on Friday as a late Wall Street rally supported global sentiment although weak U.S. data and uncertainty about a stimulus package in Washington have kept a lid on confidence.FILE PHOTO” Passersby wearing protective masks walk past an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei average in […]

Shares slide, dollar up as hopes of economic recovery fade

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An index of stocks across the globe fell on Thursday and the dollar rose for a fifth session running on lingering concern about another economic hit from the coronavirus pandemic.FILE PHOTO: United States one dollar bills are curled and inspected during production at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington […]

Asian shares slip on worries about global recovery; eyes on U.S. fiscal stimulus

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares slipped on Monday on fears the global economy may sputter for a while due to a resurgence of coronavirus infections in Europe, while fading hopes for U.S. fiscal stimulus also weighed.FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, are reflected on a screen showing stock prices […]

Asian shares cling to tight ranges as attention shifts to U.S. election, stimulus

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares and most currencies held tight ranges on Monday, as investors awaited developments on U.S. fiscal stimulus and coronavirus vaccines amid a resurgence of infections in Europe.FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, are reflected on a screen showing stock prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo, […]

Asia defies Wall Street weakness but economy, election worries cap gains

SINGAPORE/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian stocks inched up on Friday, despite Wall Street declines, but struggled to make deeper gains as worries about a faltering economic recovery kept investors to the sidelines or seeking safer harbour in assets such as the Japanese yen.FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, are […]

Equities edge higher on tech rebound; oil slips

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global equity benchmarks edged higher and U.S. government bonds fell on Thursday as investors weighed hopes of a rebound in U.S. technology stocks against the European Central Bank’s decision to leave its stimulus program unchanged despite choppy global economic data. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS snapped its […]

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX gains, Mexican peso approaches pre-pandemic levels

* Mexican peso leads gains * Brazil’s real rises on speculation over local reforms * Rising copper prices help Chile’s peso (Adds details, updates prices) By Susan Mathew and Ambar Warrick Sept 9 (Reuters) – Mexico’s peso hit a six-month high on Wednesday after the government unveiled a lean 2021 budget, while other Latin American […]