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Asian markets flat as traders await economic cues
... the global economic outlook. SINGAPORE -- Bonds slipped, the dollar went up, and Asia's stock market made a shaky start to the second half on Friday, as investors become increasingly nervous about the global economic outlook. The broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat, with trade dwindling due to a holiday in Hong Kong. Japan's Nikkei fell 0.7 percent. The US equity futures dropped about 0.2 percent, as Treasuries fell, lifting yields a bit along the curve. The S&P 500 closed ...
Updated: 07/01/2022
GLOBAL MARKETS-Equities, Treasuries slip, stocks flat
... economic outlook. SINGAPORE Reuters -- Bonds slipped, the dollar went up and Asia's stock market started to shaky start to the second half on Friday, as investors grow increasingly nervous about the global economic outlook. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat, with trade thinned due to a holiday in Hong Kong. Japan's Nikkei fell by 0.7%. Treasuries fell, lifting yields a little bit along the curve, and U.S. equity futures fell about 0.2%. The S&P 500 closed out its ...
Updated: 07/01/2022
NATO announces investment in venture capital funds
... Wednesday, NATO invited Finland and Sweden to join the alliance. NATO invited the leaders of Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia and New Zealand to attend the summit for the first time in an explicit move to meddle in the regional affairs of the Asia-Pacific. The four Asia-Pacific countries held a four-way meeting on the sidelines of the NATO Summit NATO Summit to discuss strengthening ties with the alliance. The United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea also held a trilateral meeting ...
Updated: 07/01/2022
NATO Summit opens in Madrid amid growing criticism of aggressive security policy
... high readiness forces to over 300,000, as well as a comprehensive assistance package for Ukraine. After Turkey lifted a veto on the two countries' membership applications on Wednesday, NATO invited Sweden and Finland to join the alliance. ALSO READ: Asia-Pacific should keep NATO away from the region. In a joint declaration, the legitimate security concerns of allies should be addressed, according to NATO leaders. Turkey had initially blocked the Nordic states' membership bids citing their ties with ...
Updated: 06/30/2022
Asian markets end rough quarter in sombre mood
... beginning of the epidemic, while the Nasdaq is off an eye-watering 21%. Early on Thursday, S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures were both down 0.3% with little sign that the new quarter will bring in brave bargain hunters. MSCI 's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was sluggish by 0.4%, bringing its losses to 10% for the quarter. Japan's Nikkei fell 0.8%, though its drop this quarter has been a relatively modest 4% thanks to a weak yen and the Bank of Japan's dogged commitment ...
Updated: 06/30/2022
Australian PM Albanese draws parallel between Taiwan and Ukraine
... deteriorating rapidly or be more diplomatically astute, while he may be talking about wanting to improve his country's relations with China. The NATO Summit is not conducive to that, rather than the opposite. The Transatlantic club wants to encompass the Asia-Pacific by portraying China as an adversarial straw-man, as its new mission guidelines make clear. Since Albanese took office, Beijing has shown goodwill in the hope that Canberra will work with it to improve bilateral ties. Canberra has not reciprocated ...
Updated: 06/30/2022
The US has breathed life into NATO
... name of collective security and defend a rules-based international order. The leaders of Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia and New Zealand are also attending the Madrid summit because the US wants to expand its membership and scope to include the Asia-Pacific, in order to broaden the sweep of what has become its own comfort blanket. NATO 's insidious creep into the Asia-Pacific on the bases of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue , the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue and various security treaties ...
Updated: 06/30/2022
Australia to resume free trade talks with EU
... of Japan, Korea and New Zealand. The meeting in Madrid has been dominated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, with leaders eager to describe President Vladimir Putin's actions as a strategic misstep that has unified democratic nations. The inclusion of Asia-Pacific nations has been described by some analysts as a counterweight to China's growing influence in the region. The importance of the Indo-Pacific to global peace and security is evidenced by our collective presence here in Madrid at the invitation ...
Updated: 06/29/2022
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