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Stimulus hopes support stocks, ease pressure on bonds

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LONDON (Reuters) – Global equity markets rose on Monday on signs that major economies would look to prop up stalling growth with fresh stimulus measures, easing pressure on bonds and dampening demand for perceived safe-havens such as gold. FILE PHOTO: A woman points to an electronic board showing stock prices as she poses in front Read More

China provides $1 billion in ‘green’ finance to coal projects in first half of the year

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese financial institutions provided at least $1 billion in “green” financing to coal-related projects in the first half of this year, a review of financial data showed, with fossil fuels still playing a major role in Beijing’s energy strategy. According to Shanghai-based financial data provider Wind, 7.4 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) in Read More

Asia stocks advance as China’s rates tweak improves investor mood

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rode a Wall Street rally on Monday and were also cheered by a decision from China’s central bank to alter the way it sets a key interest rate benchmark, a move seen by analysts as reducing borrowing costs for companies. FILE PHOTO: A woman points to an electronic board showing Read More

Asia stocks gain as China rates tweak lifts investor mood

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks tracked the Wall Street rally on Monday and found an extra tailwind from a move by China’s central bank to change the way a key interest rate benchmark is set, seen by analysts as reducing borrowing costs for companies. FILE PHOTO: A woman points to an electronic board showing stock Read More

China prepares its ‘nuclear option’ in trade war

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As the trade war continues to escalate, China is becoming increasingly active in Iran and is considering retaliating with what has long been described as the country’s ‘nuclear option’. For the first of these projects – Phase 11 of the supergiant South Pars non-associated gas field (SP11) – last week saw a statement from the chief executive Read More

Stocks gain on stimulus hopes but still head for third losing week

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LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks rose on Friday as expectations grew of further stimulus by central banks, offsetting worries about slowing economic growth, which intensified this week as the U.S. yield curve inverted for the first time since 2007. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Read More

Stocks buoyed by stimulus hopes but still head for third losing week

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LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks rose on Friday as expectations grew of further stimulus by central banks, offsetting worries about slowing economic growth, which intensified this week as the U.S. yield curve inverted for the first time since 2007. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, Read More

Alibaba and the $15 billion question: Amid Hong Kong’s protests, when to list?

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s political unrest is posing a dilemma for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) on the timing of its planned $15 billion listing in the city, with sources saying China’s biggest e-commerce company is now considering several timetables. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Alibaba Group is seen at an exhibition during Read More

STAR Market tech board offers hope to Chinese venture capitalists

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SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) – When Chinese venture capital firm New Vision Capital invested in two startups focusing on cloud computing and micro-optics, the plan was to eventually take them public on the Nasdaq exchange. FILE PHOTO – A sign for STAR Market, China’s new Nasdaq-style tech board, is seen after the listing ceremony of the Read More