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Source: Common Domain

U.S. stock futures climb as lawmakers reach tentative shutdown deal

Wednesday 06:59 GMT

U.S. stock futures rose Tuesday, after lawmakers reached a deal to prevent a government shutdown and optimism grew over a potential trade deal between the U.S. and China.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMH9, +0.53%  rose 132 points, or 0.5%, to 25,147, while S&P 500 futures ESH9, +0.52%  added 13.7 points, or 0.5%, to 2,722. U.S. stock futures rose Tuesday, after lawmakers reached a deal to prevent a government shutdown and optimism grew over a potential trade deal between the U.S. and China.

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Source: The Guradian

Was Infantino just too busy to get involved in freeing Hakeem al-Araibi?

Thursday 03:19 GMT

Even in this crowded field, though, the middle east story with the most troubling implications for Infantino should be the case of Hakeem al-Araibi, the Bahraini refugee who plays semi-professional football in Australia, and who was detained for almost three months in a Thai jail after an Interpol red notice was suspiciously issued.

With less than four months until the Fifa presidential election in which he is the only candidate, his priorities deserve greater scrutiny than ever.

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Source: Common Domain

Asian markets mostly higher, boosted by energy stocks

Thursday 04:15 GMT

Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by prospects for a resolution to the costly trade dispute between the U.S. and China, which had also sent Wall Street indexes higher.

Among individual stocks, oil company Inpex 1605, +13.85%   soared in Tokyo trading after raising its annual profit forecast by 37%, while SoftBank 9984, +5.80%   and Honda 7267, +1.80%   rose as well. Tech and oil stocks rose in Hong Kong, with AAC 2018, +7.46%  , Sunny Optical 2382, +2.93%  , PetroChina 0857, +2.24%   and China Petroleum & Chemical 0386, +2.15%   all advancing.

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Source: DW

US and Asian nations launch 'Cobra Gold' military exercises

Thursday 08:05 GMT

The opening ceremony for the annual Cobra Gold manoevers launched the biggest exercise of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region, with 29 nations taking part as participants or observers over ten days until next Thursday.

The exercises continue until February 22 and are made up of three major components: military field training, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training. The goals include "enhancing maritime security, preventing and mitigating emerging disease threats, and responding to large-scale natural disasters," a US statement said.

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Source: DW

EU lawmakers approve free trade deal with Singapore

Thursday 11:46 GMT

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Singapore is the EU's largest trading partner among ASEAN countries with a total bilateral trade in goods of €53.3 billion ($60.3 billion) in 2017 and in services of €44.4 billion in 2016.

The agreement is part of the 28-nation bloc's push for more open markets in Asia amid rising trade tensions with the US. Last year, Washington raised tariffs on European steel and aluminum and threatens to do the same on cars and auto parts.

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Source: Fox News

Stock futures trade higher on China-US talks optimism

Friday 15:27 GMT

Equity futures were pointing to a higher open on Friday when the market opens as progress was reported in this week’s trade meeting between U.S. and Chinese officials.

Meanwhile, Amazon shocked New York City on Thursday by saying that it will not go ahead with a previously announced plan to build a major corporate campus, dubbed "HQ2," in the city after facing strong opposition from local and state lawmakers and some area residents, according to a statement.

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Source: Common Domain

Asian markets fall as uncertainty grows

Saturday 05:09 GMT

Asian shares were broadly lower on Friday, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders awaited the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing.

Among individual stocks, Dai-ichi Life Holdings 8750, -4.83%   slumped in Tokyo trading, as did SoftBank Group 9984, -4.12%  and Honda 7267, -2.33%  . Casino operators Galaxy Entertainment 0027, -5.35%   and Sands China 1928, -4.55%   fell in Hong Kong, along with tech companies such as AAC 2018, -4.85%   and Sunny Optical 2382, -3.38%  .

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Source: Common Domain

Asian markets fall as uncertainty grows

Saturday 05:09 GMT

Asian shares were broadly lower on Friday, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders awaited the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing.

Among individual stocks, Dai-ichi Life Holdings 8750, -4.83%   slumped in Tokyo trading, as did SoftBank Group 9984, -4.12%  and Honda 7267, -2.33%  . Casino operators Galaxy Entertainment 0027, -5.35%   and Sands China 1928, -4.55%   fell in Hong Kong, along with tech companies such as AAC 2018, -4.85%   and Sunny Optical 2382, -3.38%  .


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