European shares start 2019 shakily as China, EU figures deepen gloom
Thursday, 3 January 2019 00:22 WIB |
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European shares lost further ground in their first trading day of 2019 on Wednesday as fears about global growth, trade wars and political instability rolled over into the new year while investors sought safety in stocks considered less risky.
While sentiment had already been hit by disappointing data from China, fresh surveys showed Euro zone manufacturing activity barely expanded at the end of 2018 in a broad-based slowdown.
Euro zone stocks ended down just 0.3 percent and the pan European STOXX 600 closed 0.13 percent lower at 337.21 after trimming earlier heavy losses as Wall Street turned positive.
Stock in Paris notched up the biggest drop, down 1 percent, while Frankfurt, Madrid and Milan stocks all managed to move back into positive territory by the close.
Turnover on the STOXX 600 was extremely low, though - with just 75 percent of the 90-day average daily volume traded - as many investors remained on holiday.
Thursday, 23 January 2020 10:30 WIB
Tokyo shares dropped on Thursday, led by energy-related and cyclical stocks, as investors remained anxious about the spread of a new flu-like virus in China and awaited Japanese corporate earnings.
The Nikkei share average dropped 0.5% to 23,901.72 in mid-morning trade, giving up nearly all the gai...
Thursday, 23 January 2020 09:04 WIB
Hong Kong stocks sank at the start of trade Thursday, with investors nervous over the deadly SARS -like virus that has spread from China.
The Hang Seng Index fell 0.82 percent, or 231.29 points, to 28,109.75.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.74 percent, or 22.80 points, to 3,037.95...
Thursday, 23 January 2020 07:38 WIB
Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday with the yen holding firm and risk appetite dampened by concerns about a new virus from China.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.77 percent or 184.53 points to 23,846.82 in early trade while the broader Topix index was down 0.58 percent or 10.19 points at 1...
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.
Thursday, 23 January 2020 04:17 WIB
U.S. stocks closed virtually unchanged Wednesday, giving up strong early gains even as investors weighed reports about the Chinese flu outbreak.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed about 9 points, less than 0.1%, higher, at about 29,187, while the S&P 500 was up a point, less than 0.1%, at ...