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Tom Westbrook

GLOBAL MARKETS-Lockdown in global tech hub hits stocks

14 Jul 2020

LONDON/SINGAPORE, July 14 Global stocks slipped on Tuesday, oil fell and a safety bid supported the dollar as simmering Sino-U.S. tensions and new coronavirus restrictions in California kept a lid on optimism as earnings season got underway.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Global shares retreat as coronavirus surges, Sino-US tensions rise

14 Jul 2020

LONDON/SINGAPORE, July 14 Global stocks slipped on Tuesday, oil sagged and a safety bid supported the dollar as simmering Sino-U.S. tensions and new coronavirus restrictions in California kept a lid on investor optimism with earnings season getting underway.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares retreat as virus and Sino-U.S. tensions flare

14 Jul 2020

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON, July 14 Asian stock markets slipped on Tuesday, oil sagged and a safety bid supported the dollar as simmering Sino-U.S. tensions and fresh coronavirus restrictions in California kept a lid on investor optimism as earnings season gets underway.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian markets dip as virus and Sino-U.S. tensions flare

14 Jul 2020

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON, July 14 Asian stock markets slipped on Tuesday, oil sagged and a safety bid supported the dollar as simmering Sino-U.S. tensions and fresh coronavirus restrictions in California kept a lid on investor optimism as earnings season gets underway.

Indonesia's debt-sharing experiment worries rupiah investors

13 Jul 2020

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE Indonesia's experiment to borrow money for free from the central bank has excited proponents of modern monetary theory and raised concerns about its effects on inflation and the rupiah.

Singapore's ruling PAP cedes ground to opposition in pandemic poll

11 Jul 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) extended its unbroken rule in Friday's election, but its vote share slipped near a record low as opposition parties made historic inroads in a ballot held under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic.

GLOBAL MARKETS-China bull charge drives stocks and yuan higher

09 Jul 2020

* Investors hope for positive outlook from U.S. firms on earnings

Asian stocks grind higher as focus turns to earnings

09 Jul 2020

SINGAPORE/NEW YORK Asian equity markets ground higher as investors tried to look past gathering Sino-U.S. tension and renewed coronavirus lockdowns to upcoming company earnings, hoping that global stimulus efforts will yield upbeat outlooks.

Voting amid coronavirus crisis, Singaporeans question need for foreigners

07 Jul 2020

SINGAPORE For many Singaporeans, voting on Friday under the cloud of the coronavirus pandemic, a big election issue is job prospects and whether their rich little island needs so many foreigners taking better-paid roles.

Dollar regains footing as investors eye lockdown risks

07 Jul 2020

SINGAPORE The dollar found some traction on Tuesday, as risks from rising coronavirus cases offset strong economic data and kept a lid on confidence in an economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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