Shares fragile, dollar soars on growth scare and Fed bets

World shares steady, earnings prop up Europe, US futures dip China stocks fall further as Beijing races to battle COVID Dollar hits fresh 2-year peak on China COVID fears, Fed bets Yuan above 1-year low after PBOC cuts FX reserve ratio Graphic: Global asset performance MILAN, April 26 (Reuters) – World shares steadied on Tuesday … Read more

Hong Kong questions costs of COVID rules on mental health, livelihoods

HONG KONG, April 14 (Reuters) – To fight COVID, Hong Kong shut schools and businesses, nearly sealed its borders for two years, banned more than two people from gathering and quarantined whole buildings. Still the draconian restrictions were unable to contain the coronavirus, and with more than 8,600 deaths of mostly elderly, unvaccinated people, many … Read more

Global shares pause on inflation view; oil steady on Ukraine

A broker looks at financial information on computer screens on the IG Index the trading floor in London, Britain February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MSCI World Index flat; Asia ex-Japan index up 0.6% Oil slips back on weak China, Japan data UK inflation hits 30-year peak; … Read more

Stocks climb, US Treasury yields slip as US inflation data fails to surprise

A broker looks at financial information on computer screens on the IG Index the trading floor in London, Britain February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 12 (Reuters) – World stocks edged higher after a wobbly start on Tuesday, while US Treasury yields slipped as data … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Trafigura set to take zinc out of LME system, fueling concern -sources

Trafigura logo is pictured in the company entrance in Geneva, Switzerland March 11, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Traders worry zinc could see volatile moves after nickel chaos LME says aware of zinc tightness, monitoring all metals Zinc market tight after smelter cutbacks on high energy costs LONDON, … Read more