Financial Markets

All-Star Futures Game ends in 2-2 tie after 8 innings

Jul 8, 2019

All-Star Futures Game ends in 2-2 tie, provides glimpse of tiebreaker

Asian stocks fall ahead of monthly employment data in US

Jul 5, 2019

Asian stock markets gain as investors wait for American employment data and details of U.S.-Chinese trade talks

With US closed, global markets tread water ahead of payrolls

Jul 4, 2019

Global stock markets traded in narrow ranges on Thursday, a day after major U.S. indexes hit record highs in a pre-Independence Day rally amid ongoing hopes over an easing of trade tensions between the U.S. and China.

Board sues Puerto Rico governor amid economic crisis

Jul 3, 2019

A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances has sued the U.S. territory's governor, saying he refuses to submit required documents and has approved tens of millions of dollars in unbudgeted spending amid a 13-year recession

Markets Right Now: Major US indexes close at record highs

Jul 3, 2019

Major U.S. indexes are closing at record highs on a holiday-shortened trading day.

UK economy's 'worst month' since Brexit vote aftermath

Jul 3, 2019

A closely watched survey of business activity in the U.K. is showing that the economy contracted in June at its steepest rate since the immediate aftermath of the country's vote three years ago to leave the European Union

UN: Sudan's health supply shortage exacerbated by crisis

Jul 2, 2019

The United Nations says Sudan is facing shortages of medicine and health supplies because of its ongoing economic crisis, which has been exacerbated by recent political upheaval

OPEC extends oil production cuts amid weaker demand outlook

Jul 1, 2019

The oil producers' cartel, OPEC, is considering a six- to nine-month extension of its current deal to cut production amid weakening demand due to slowing global economic growth

Europe's unemployment lowest in more than a decade

Jul 1, 2019

The unemployment rate in the 19 European Union countries that use the euro fell to its lowest level in more than a decade in May as domestic demand and low interest rates help keep the recovery going

Global shares rise on hopes for US-China trade negotiations

Jul 1, 2019

Global shares are higher on revived hopes for progress in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China after President Donald Trump met with China's Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 Summit in Japan

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