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US-China trade tensions and oil in focus

Asia markets were set to open slightly lower on Thursday after the U.S. markets were mostly little changed overnight following the unveiling of new Chinese tariffs on American goods. Australia’s SPI futures traded at 6,207, which was a touch lower than the ASX 200’s last close at 6,268.5. Nikkei futures in Chicago and Osaka traded around 22,570 compared to the…

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Trade war, dollar, earnings and stocks in focus

U.S. stocks rose on Monday as investors shrugged off trade uncertainty that had dampened sentiment in markets in Asia and Europe overnight and focused instead on corporate earnings news. Investors stateside had come into the earnings season with high hopes as FactSet had forecast year-over-year profits to grow by 20 percent in the second quarter. So far, second-quarter earnings have

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US-China trade dispute, earnings and yuan in focus 

Wall Street gained on Friday as investors digested the latest jobs data. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 157,000 in July, missing the 190,000 forecast in a Reuters poll, although the broad employment picture remained strong. Average hourly earnings increased 2.7 percent compared to one year ago while last month’s headline jobs number was revised upward to 248,000 from 213,000. Meanwhile, new

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