Asia stocks creep to four-month high

Asian shares have crept to a four-month high as investors remained stubbornly upbeat on the outlook for a re-opening of the global economy even as cases of the coronavirus looked to be accelerating to new peaks. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

Thumping data drives stocks and oil higher

World stocks and risk currencies have rallied on encouraging global economic data and assurances from US President Donald Trump that the US-China trade deal remains “fully intact” after confusion over its fate emerged. Jitters had struck Asian markets...

Stocks try to shake fear of new virus wave

US stock futures have erased losses and Asian stocks held flat, trying to shake off worries that rising coronavirus cases in the United States could scupper a quick economic rebound from the massive downturn triggered by the pandemic. US S&P 500 futures rose 0.4...

US stocks dip amid virus resurgence fears

The S&P 500 has ended lower after an up-and-down session as investors weighed spiking cases of COVID-19 and Apple’s announcement of fresh store closures against anticipated stimulus and continued economic recovery. The S&P 500 ultimately settled in the...

Stocks stutter on second wave virus fears

Asian shares and US stock futures have wobbled in choppy trade as lingering concerns about a fresh spike in coronavirus cases offset growing hopes for a quick economic recovery. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan on Friday eased 0.06 per...