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World stock markets up near record high; low yields help

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 01:31

Global equity markets traded higher on Monday, although they pared gains from levels close to an all-time high, as low interest rates bolstered sentiment even as U.S. Treasury yields rose.

Asian shares under pressure as Ukraine tensions persist

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 11:55

Asian shares were on the defensive on Tuesday as tensions over Ukraine showed no sign of abating, with Russia tightening its grip on Crimea while the West sought measures to deter Moscow.

Emerging markets selloff picks up, drags down Europe, US

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 15:24

A full-scale flight from emerging markets accelerated on Friday, as investors sold shares in major markets and bought safe-haven assets such as U.S. Treasuries, the yen and gold.

Global stocks gain, dollar falls as Fed seen staying course

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 08:49

Global stock markets climbed to a five-year high on Friday as investors bet the Federal Reserve would extend its stimulus policy well into 2014, but uncertainty over when US interest rates will rise caused the dollar to sink to an eight-month low.

Global stocks and bond yields up on hopes of US debt deal

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 22:24

Global stock markets and US Treasuries yields surged on Thursday on the first signs of progress towards ending the budget and debt limit deadlock that could cause a historic debt default by the United States.

Default or not, Asia a hostage to US debt

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 15:44

Unless the US Congress settles a political showdown to raise the country's debt ceiling in coming weeks, it will be left on the edge of an unprecedented default. But America's main creditors in Asia may be the least of its worries.

'Global investors embrace more risky assets in January'

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 14:33

Investor sentiment and behaviour across the world changed from "risk-off" to "risk-on" mode in January with Japan's asset purchase programmes on the way, said a global financial industry report.