12.12.2019 The U.S. dollar slipped on Thursday in Asia after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates on hold, suggesting that the current path of monetary policy was "appropriate" to support economic growth and would likely remain in place through next year. The U.S.
12.11.2019 Asian stocks extended earlier gains on Wednesday, although advances were patchy ahead of key central bank meetings while the pound wobbled as opinion polls pointed to a tight UK election later this week. Investors were also cautious ahead of Washington's deadline for new tariffs on Chinese goods this Sunday, although stronger-than-expected Chinese loans data provided some support for sentiment. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.5% higher. Hong Kong's Hang Seng and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 led gains with 0.7% rises.
12.10.2019 Stocks fell in Europe while U.S. equity-index futures fluctuated in the countdown to major central bank meetings and a deadline on fresh China tariffs. Treasuries and the dollar were steady. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index opened lower for a second day as almost every industry sector traded in the red. Contracts for the main American gauges struggled for direction as investors await news on whether Washington will go ahead with a planned Dec. 15 tariff hike on imports from China.