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Saikat Chatterjee

Mar 22 2017

Asian stocks slide as fresh Trump jitters damage risk sentiment

HONG KONG Asian stocks posted their biggest drop in two weeks on Wednesday as growing doubts about Donald Trump's economic growth agenda prompted investors to dump risky assets and rush to safe havens such as gold and government debt.

Mar 15 2017

Asian stocks mark time, waiting for clearer view on U.S. rates

HONG KONG Asian stocks consolidated recent gains on Wednesday before a U.S. central bank policy meeting that could signal how much monetary tightening to expect during the remainder of the year, with an immediate rate hike fully priced in by markets.

Mar 08 2017

Asian stocks rebound after upbeat China trade data

HONG KONG Asian stocks erased early losses and edged higher on Wednesday as strong China trade data bolstered bets of a recovering global economy, though gains were capped by caution ahead of a widely expected U.S. interest rate hike next week.

Mar 01 2017

Asian factories pick up steam in shadow of Trump protectionist threat

HONG KONG Asian factories extended a global manufacturing revival as activity picked up steam in February, though the outlook for many of the region's export-reliant economies remained uncertain in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist stance.

Feb 28 2017

GLOBAL ECONOMY-Asian factories pick up steam in shadow of Trump protectionist threat

HONG KONG, March 1 Asian factories extended a global manufacturing revival as activity picked up steam in February, though the outlook for many of the region's export-reliant economies remained uncertain in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist stance.

Feb 27 2017

Financials push Asian stocks down for second straight day

HONG KONG Asian stocks declined on Monday, led by financials, as a renewed drop in sovereign bond yields on political concerns prompted some investors to move to the sidelines after a recent equities rally.

Feb 21 2017

Asia stocks consolidate recent gains; China shines

HONG KONG Asian stocks held ground on Tuesday though Chinese equities surged to a fresh 2-1/2 month high as domestic funds piled into financial counters on expectations the world's second biggest economy may have turned a corner.

Feb 02 2017

Asia stumbles as Chinese markets fall after Beijing tightens policy

HONG KONG Asian stocks dipped on Friday as Chinese markets fell after Beijing unexpectedly hiked short-term rates, adding to lingering anxiety over global growth in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's aggressive policies on trade and international relations.

Jan 13 2017

China's big banks, after record write-offs, poised for recovery

BEIJING/HONG KONG China's big state-owned banks are poised to modestly accelerate profit growth and see a steady recovery in their shares in 2017 as interest margins stabilize and government policies help ease the pace of formation of new bad loans.

Jan 09 2017

China forex, rates stabilize after volatile week; strains linger

HONG KONG The Chinese yuan stabilized in offshore markets on Monday and its borrowing costs retreated from record highs, though investors anticipated Beijing would take further steps to stop its currency from depreciating too quickly.

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