Thursday, 17 October 2019 03:54 WIB
Hong Kong shares closed higher on Wednesday, in line with a rally across Asia and after shrugging off a mid-morning drop when the city's leader was forced to briefly abandon a policy speech owing to heckling by opposition lawmakers.The Hang Seng Index added 0.61 percent, or 160.35 points, to 26,664.28.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.41 percent, or 12.34 points, to 2,978.71,...
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 19:40 WIB
Sales at U.S. retailers fell in September for the first time in seven months as most stores posted lower receipts, signaling that a widely expected slowdown in consumer spending is underway.
Retail sales fell 0.3% last month, the government said Thursday, ending a streak of six straight strong gains that helped to fuel economic growth in the middle of the year.
Economists polled by MarketWatch...
Thursday, 17 October 2019 03:40 WIB
Gold prices ended higher on Wednesday as investors watched global political news surrounding trade and Brexit, and reacted to a weaker-than-expected reading of U.S. retail sales, which spurred some haven buying.
Moves for the precious metal came as Brexit and the "usual worries persist" on Turkey, the Middle East, U.S. politics and the global economic outlook, as well as on uncertainty tied to...