World shares ride earnings to fresh high, dollar steady

LONDON (Reuters) – Global shares were driven by strong earnings to a record high on Wednesday, while the dollar and Treasury yields languished waiting for U.S. employment data to provide clues about the pace of monetary tightening in the world’s…

US stocks tread water, dollar steady as investors await Fed

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday in a listless showing while the dollar made modest gains as investors stayed on the sidelines and waited for the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting.FILE PHOTO: The New York…

World stocks perk up as volatile week ends on a high

LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks markets perked up on Friday after a volatile week in which sentiment over the global economic outlook waxed and waned with each new headline on the Delta variant of the coronavirus.FILE PHOTO: The London Stock…

Dollar and bonds rally as virus fears oust inflation jitters

SHANGHAI/LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar neared its year-high and bonds rallied further on Wednesday, as the rapid spread of the Delta coronavirus variant displaced inflation as investors’ primary concern and sent them rushing for safe-haven assets.FILE PHOTO: The London Stock…

Wall Street staunches sell-off despite COVID variant fears

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street reeled back on Tuesday from a sell-off and yields on other safe havens including U.S. Treasuries bounced back from new lows even as investors worried about the impact of a resurgence in COVID-19, spurred…

Asian shares advance as China data better than feared

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares advanced on Thursday as economic data from China was largely more resilient than expected, and as U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said tapering of its massive stimulus was still a way off.FILE PHOTO: A…

Dollar gains, stocks falter after U.S. inflation data

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Global share prices slid from record highs on Tuesday after U.S. inflation rose by the most in 13 years in June, driving the dollar up, the yield on benchmark U.S. government debt initially down and stocks…

Stocks recover poise ahead of Fed minutes

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday while world equities steadied below recent record peaks as investors awaited minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting for signs of a hawkish turn in U.S. monetary policy.FILE PHOTO: The…