Stock Market Today: Dow Drops After Hawkish Remarks From Powell

Text size Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech scheduled for Friday has hung over markets all week. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The stock market was falling Friday, as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell made hawkish remarks about monetary policy at the annual Jackson Hole Symposium, even in the face of declining inflation. After Powell’s comments, the Dow … Read more

Why Is the Stock Market Down Today? Dow Sinks as Inflation Soars.

Text size The Federal Reserve under Jerome Powell is expected to continue raising interest rates. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images The stock market was sinking after inflation came in hotter-than-expected in June.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average has declined 334.83 points, or 1.1%, while the S&P 500 has fallen 1.4%, and the Nasdaq Composite futures … Read more

U.S. jobs report, Japan election, currencies

SINGAPORE — Futures in the Asia-Pacific region pointed to a mixed open following better-than-expected jobs data in the U.S. The Nikkei futures contract in Chicago was at 26,815 while its counterpart in Osaka was at 26,800. That compared against the Nikkei 225’s last close at 26,517.19. In Australia, SPI futures were at 6,597, lower than … Read more

Recession, currencies, oil, Russian debt

A man walks past the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), operated by Japan Exchange Group Inc. (JPX), in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Toru Hanai | Bloomberg via Getty Images SINGAPORE — Shares in the Asia-Pacific traded higher on Monday as investors assess inflation and recession fears. Japan’s Nikkei 225 jumped nearly 1% in … Read more

Asian markets mostly fall ahead of U.S. holiday

TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower in cautious trading Monday ahead of a federal holiday in the U.S. Worries over inflation and risks of a global recession from central bank efforts to bring it under control appeared to outweigh Wall Street’s positive close on Friday. The price of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency … Read more

Global markets are tanking ahead of a huge week for central banks

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, June 1, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters LONDON — Global stock markets are falling sharply after May’s U.S. inflation print reignited fears that central banks will be forced into aggressive monetary policy tightening. Friday’s highly-anticipated consumer price index … Read more

Asia stocks: Federal Reserve, currencies, oil

SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific rose on Friday after a comeback on Wall Street as investors continued to digest the Fed’s plans to fight inflation. The Nikkei 225 gained 0.45% in early trade, while the Topix advanced 0.19%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.35%. In South Korea, the Kospi climbed 0.38% and the Kosdaq added 0.70%. … Read more

Samsung estimates 50% jump in first-quarter profit

SINGAPORE — Asia-Pacific markets dropped on Thursday following two days of declines on Wall Street. The Nikkei 225 in Japan fell 1.78% in early trade, while the Topix slid 1.93%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was down 0.48%. In Korea, the Kospi slipped 0.81% while the Kosdaq declined 1.09%. Samsung Electronics reported its operating profit for the first … Read more

JPMorgan, Goldman pick top Southeast Asia markets for 2022

Indonesia’s stocks are among the top picks of JPMorgan Asset Management and Goldman Sachs for 2022. In this photo from April 2019, the statue of a bull is standing at the lobby of the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dimas Ardian | Bloomberg via Getty Images Geopolitical tensions around the world have been … Read more

Hang Seng slumps 3% over COVID lockdown worries, oil falls as Russian attacks in Ukraine intensify

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks were mixed in Asia and oil prices fell Monday as uncertainty over the war in Ukraine and persistently high inflation kept investors guessing about what lies ahead. Tokyo and Sydney advanced while Hong Kong, Seoul and Shanghai declined. U.S. futures were higher. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed to keep negotiating with … Read more