TOKYO, July 22- Japan and Mongolia reached a basic agreement on a bilateral free trade deal on Tuesday, the Japanese government said, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expands Japan's economic and security ties with countries in the region.» Read More
Investigators seeking an explanation for the brief stock market panic last week said Sunday that they were focusing increasingly on how a controlled slowdown in trading on the New York Stock Exchange, meant to bring about stability, instead set off uncontrolled selling on electronic exchanges. The NYT explains.
Despite Thursday's unexplained surge in selling that drove the Dow down 900 points, the stock markets are being driven lower by fears over the global economy and the debt crisis spreading, economist Nouriel Roubini, of RGE Monitor, told CNBC Friday.
The suspected erroneous trades that exacerbated the Wall Street's fall on Thursday should be investigated and solutions must be found if the New York Stock exchange is to maintain its reputation, investor Jim Rogers told CNBC late Thursday.
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By now, most of you have read the comments by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at his annual press conference. However, there are some aspects worth expanding on for their importance.
With China’s exports soaring, evidence is mounting that Beijing is skillfully using inconsistencies in international trade rules to spur its own economy at the expense of others, the New York Times reports.
Stocks struggled Friday but managed to pull off a gain for the week, with the S&P holding a 17-month high at 1,150.
Stocks struggled Friday as investors digested mixed readings on the consumer: Retail sales rose unexpectedly last month, while consumer sentiment softened.
Stocks slipped into the red Friday after a report showed consumer sentiment softened in March.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street Friday after Thursday's rally in the final hour of trading and with investors watching consumer data due later Friday.
Stocks rallied in the final hour of trading Thursday, pushing the S&P to a 17-month high above 1,150. Banks finished strong, with Citi up over 5 percent.
Stocks slipped at the open Thursday after the government said weekly jobless claims fell but not as much as analysts had anticipated.
Stock index futures were treading water Thursday after posting a slight a gain Wednesday on the back of gains in financial stocks.
Stocks ended higher Wednesday, led by financials as the sector got a shot of confidence from a well-known analyst -- and investors. Staples and telecoms were the biggest decliners.
Stocks continued to rise Wednesday, led by banks, amid a fresh vote of confidence for the sector.
U.S. stock index futures were flat to slightly higher Wednesday after Wall Street eked out a gain Tuesday and investors waiting for economic data on the housing sector and business inventories.
A senior Chinese official said on Thursday that China would not bow to pressure from the United States to revalue its currency, which President Obama says is kept at an artificially low level to give China an unfair advantage in selling its exports.
writes Gary Shapiro, President & CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association.
President Obama would have to battle liberals, persuade China to boost its currency 40%, get the world economy to grow much faster and cut taxes for US exporters, the NY Times reports.
Contrary to popular belief - and one often fueled by misperception and misinformation, major IT services companies do not hoard visas and they do not displace American workers. However, before favoring massive H1-B reform or outright abolishment, opponents should take a closer look at its implications from a global perspective.