Edition:
United States

Swati Pandey

GLOBAL MARKETS-"Flashing amber": Stocks tumble, bonds rally on U.S. recession risk

Mar 25 2019

SYDNEY, March 25 Investors ditched shares on Monday and fled to the safety of bonds as risk assets fell out of favour on growing fears of a U.S. recession, sending global yields plunging.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks tumble as bond markets sound U.S. recession warning

Mar 24 2019

SYDNEY, March 25 Investors ditched shares on Monday and fled to the safety of bonds while the Japanese yen hovered near a six-week high as risk assets fell out of favour on growing fears about a U.S. recession, sending global yields plunging.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks tumble, bonds rally as U.S. recession risk flashes "amber"

Mar 24 2019

SYDNEY, March 25 Investors dumped shares on Monday and fled to the safety of bonds while the Japanese yen hovered near a six-week high as risk assets fell out of favour on growing worries about an impending U.S. recession, sending global yields plunging.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Yen strengthens, shares skid on U.S. recession fears

Mar 24 2019

* Australia, NZ shares start lower, Nikkei futures deep in red

As Australian banks' funding pressures ease, will rate cuts follow?

Mar 22 2019

SYDNEY A fall in funding costs for Australia's biggest banks is raising the prospect that they could hand on the savings to consumers in the form of lower lending rates, which would in turn reduce pressure on the central bank to ease policy.

Australia central bank research shows income, not just property weakness, key for policy

Mar 21 2019

SYDNEY Australia's tumbling house prices would not necessarily translate into cuts in official interest rates if growth and inflation expectations remain strong, central bank research showed on Thursday.

As Australia's economy slows, predictions of a rate cut rise: Reuters poll

Mar 14 2019

SYDNEY Predictions that Australia's central bank will lower interest rates this year have increased significantly in recent weeks, a Reuters poll showed, as a steep downturn in the housing market is seen likely to further hit domestic activity.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares slip after China data, pound near 9-month peak

Mar 14 2019

* Pound eases after best 1-day percentage gain since April 2017

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares flat after mixed China data, pound near 9-month peak

Mar 13 2019

SYDNEY, March 14 Asian shares barely budged on Thursday as investors reacted cautiously to mixed data from China, while the pound hovered near nine-month highs as the risk of a no-deal Brexit receded following a late-night vote.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares take a breather, pound near 9-month peak

Mar 13 2019

SYDNEY, March 14 Asian shares paused on Thursday as investors awaited data from China for clues about the health of the world's second largest economy while the pound shot up to near nine-month highs as the risk of a no-deal Brexit receded following a late-night vote.

World News