Thursday, 23 January 2020 04:22 WIB
Hong Kong shares recovered some of the previous day's sharp losses on bargain-buying Wednesday but traders remain on edge as they await developments linked to the deadly SARS -like virus that has spread from China.
The Hang Seng index climbed 1.27 percent, or 355.71 points, to close at 28,341.04.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.28 percent, or 8.61 points, to 3,060.75 and the...
Friday, 17 January 2020 16:47 WIB
U.K. consumers stayed away from the stores during the key Christmas trading period, despite widespread discounting and a break in the political impasse over Brexit.
The volume of goods sold in stores and online fell 0.6% in December, confounding expectations of a 0.6% increase. Sales excluding auto fuel dropped 0.8%.
The figures, which include Black Friday and Cyber Monday, will...
Thursday, 23 January 2020 02:52 WIB
Oil prices fell more than 2% on Wednesday as a market surplus forecast by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and demand worries outweighed concern over disruptions to Libya's crude output.
Brent crude was down $1.39, or 2.2%, at $63.20 per barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude fell 2.8%, or $1.64, to settle at $56.74 per barrel.
The head of the IEA, Fatih Birol, said he expects the...