Monday, 26 August 2019 07:44 WIB
Asian shares were a sea of red on Monday as the latest salvo in the Sino-U.S. trade war shook confidence in the world economy and sent investors steaming to the safe harbors of sovereign bonds, gold and the Japanese yen.
Yields on benchmark 10-year Treasury debt dropped to their lowest since mid-2016, while gold hit its highest since April 2013 as risk was shunned.
The Chinese yuan also came...
Thursday, 22 August 2019 14:47 WIB
Shrinking order books and expectations for a decline in output signal companies in Europe™s largest economy are bracing for a possible recession.
German manufacturing shrank for an eighth month in August, barely offset by still-solid services, according to IHS Markit. Overall business confidence declined and orders fell for the third time in four months. A Purchasing...
Monday, 26 August 2019 07:57 WIB
The yen surged on Monday as investors flocked to safe-haven assets after a sharp re-escalation in the U.S.-China trade war, which whacked investor confidence and darkened the global economic outlook.
The yuan also tumbled in offshore trade, weighed by expectations of a deeper slowdown in China as the world™s two-largest economies exchanged barbs over trade.
The Swiss franc and gold, two...