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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares take heart in stimulus speculation

16 Aug 2019

SYDNEY, Aug 16 Asian shares found some footing on Friday after a turbulent week as China hinted at more support for its economy, amid growing expectations of aggressive stimulus from all the major central banks.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks take heart in stimulus speculation

16 Aug 2019

SYDNEY, Aug 16 Asian shares found some footing on Friday after a turbulent week as China hinted at more support for its economy, amid growing expectations of aggressive stimulus from all the major central banks.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks nurse losses, bonds hold huge gains

16 Aug 2019

SYDNEY, Aug 16 Asian shares were heading for weekly losses on Friday as conflicting messages on the Sino-U.S. trade war only added to worries for the global economy, while talk of aggressive central bank stimulus drove bond yields to fresh lows.

Australian jobs boon at risk as RBA warns businesses against turning glum

15 Aug 2019

SYDNEY As the Sino-U.S. trade war raise fears of a global recession, businesses run the risk of being caught in a self-fulfilling vicious cycle, a top Australian central banker warned on Thursday, threatening the country's sturdy jobs market.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rattled, oil sinks as bond markets scream recession

15 Aug 2019

* 10-yr Treasury yields drop under 2-yr first time in 12 years

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks spooked, oil sinks as bond markets scream recession

15 Aug 2019

* 10-yr Treasury yields drop under 2-yr first time in 12 years

UPDATE 1-Australia unemployment stubborn even as jobs jump in July

15 Aug 2019

SYDNEY, Aug 15 Australian employment surged past expectations in July as firms kept hiring despite worries of an economic slowdown, yet the jobless rate stayed stubbornly stuck at 5.2% as more people went looking for work.

Australian consumer sentiment rebounds in August: survey

14 Aug 2019

SYDNEY Australian consumer confidence rebounded from a two-year low in August as people became more upbeat on the economy and the housing market, according to one measure, offering a scrap of hope for the hard-pressed retail sector.

FOREX-Yen buoyed by China jitters; sterling under water

12 Aug 2019

SYDNEY, Aug 12 The dollar remained on the defensive against the safe-haven yen on Monday as the Sino-U.S. trade dispute looked set to drag on with no settlement in sight, while holidays in Japan and Singapore made for very thin trading.

FOREX-Yen buoyed by China jitters; sterling under water

12 Aug 2019

SYDNEY, Aug 12 The dollar remained on the defensive against the safe-haven yen on Monday as the Sino-U.S. trade dispute looked set to drag on with no settlement in sight, while holidays in Japan and Singapore made for very thin trading.

World News

EU rebuffs Johnson's Brexit gambit

The European Union on Tuesday rebuffed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that it reopen the Brexit divorce deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.