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Bloomberg: Asia Stocks Rise After Recent Rally; Yields Slip: Markets Wrap
Stocks rose in most Asian markets, extending the biggest weekly advance since February. The ringgit performed better than anticipated by offshore trading as Malaysian markets reopened following Wednesday’s unprecedented election result. [more...]
Bloomberg: Hong Kong's Most Popular ETF Is Short the Whole Stock Market
A fund that makes money when Hong Kong stocks tumble has suddenly garnered a whole lot of interest.
The CSOP Hang Seng Index Daily Inverse Product has attracted some $136 million worth of cash in 2018, the biggest inflows for any fund trading on the city’s exchange, data compiled by Bloomberg show. [more...]
Bloomberg: HSBC Says Trade Deal Shows Blockchain Viable for Trade Finance
HSBC Holdings Plc completed a transaction using blockchain which it said shows the technology is commercially viable for trade finance. Together with ING Bank NV, the London-based bank handled a letter of credit for Cargill Inc. which relied on the blockchain technology developed by the R3 consortium, according to an emailed statement on Monday. [more...]
Reuters: Asian stocks up on hopes of thaw in U.S.-China trade tensions
Asian shares rose to near two-month highs on Monday on hopes of a thaw in U.S.-China trade tensions, after U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to help ZTE Corp “get back into business, fast” after a U.S. ban crippled the Chinese technology company. [more...]
Reuters: Oil falls away from multi-year highs on surge in U.S. drilling, Iran sanctions opposition
Oil prices on Monday fell away from last week’s multi-year highs as a relentless rise in U.S. drilling activity pointed to increased output, while resistance emerged in Europe and Asia to U.S. sanctions against major crude exporter Iran. [more...]
Reuters: Dollar dips as sagging U.S. yields sap momentum, Malaysia ringgit drops
The dollar’s recent rally ran out of steam on Monday with U.S. yields sinking as investors wound back expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will launch a series of rapid rate hikes this year. [more...]
CNBC: Bulls have 'hammerlock' on oil market, OPIS' Tom Kloza isn't ruling out $100 a barre
Oil expert Tom Kloza's bearish days are behind him. Kloza, who's known for calling the 2015 crude collapse, isn't ruling out triple digit a barrel oil this year. [more...]
CNBC: Trump’s Iran sanctions will aggravate the French-German discord on EU reforms
Germany does not want to finance the budget to support reforms in a French proposal to "refound" the European economic and political integration (aka "the European project"). [more...]
CNBC: Iran sanctions will create a ‘disruption’ in the oil price and uncertainty for investments
Italian oil and gas giant ENI may not have any investments in Iran, but its CEO Claudio Descalzi sees disruption ahead for oil markets thanks to the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on OPEC's third-largest oil producer. [more...]
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