Friday, 13 December 2019 07:38 WIB
Tokyo's key Nikkei stock index opened nearly two percent higher Friday, boosted by hopes for an imminent US-China trade deal and polls predicting an election win for Britain's ruling Conservative Party, setting the stage for Brexit.
The Nikkei 225 index rallied 1.87 percent or 437.99 points to 23,862.80 in early trade while the broader Topix index was up 1.48 percent or 25.30 points at...
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 21:15 WIB
A key measure of U.S. consumer prices remained subdued in November, bolstering widespread expectations Federal Reserve policy makers will hold the line on interest rates.
The core consumer price index, which excludes volatile food and energy costs, rose 0.2% for a second month, and 2.3% from a year earlier, a Labor Department report showed Wednesday. Those figures matched the median...
Friday, 13 December 2019 07:57 WIB
The pound jumped by the most since 2017 on signs Boris Johnson's Conservative Party was on course to secure a strong majority in the U.K. election, raising hopes of an end to the Brexit deadlock.
The surge took sterling to its highest level since May 2018 against the dollar and the strongest rate versus the euro since the aftermath of the referendum on European Union membership in 2016. An...