Category Archives: United States

Asia shares rebound as fidgety U.S. rate fears shift again

SYDNEY (Wallstreetnews) – Asian shares rebounded on Friday as comments from a Federal Reserve official eased worries about faster rate rises in the United States, while the dollar ticked higher as investors dipped their toes back into riskier assets. Indications

A massive US farming industry fears China trade trouble

One of America’s biggest farming industries fears it could find itself in China’s cross hairs if President Trump keeps ramping up trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies. China is the world’s biggest buyer of US soybeans. It imported

Can the US rejoin TPP? Yes — with permission

Withdrawing from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership was one of President Donald Trump’s first moves in office. The deal had been cast aside by Congress and had been, politically, left for dead. In an interview with CNBC in Davos on Thursday, Trump

US stock futures fall on the government shutdown

Stock futures fell on Sunday as the U.S. government remained shut down. Dow Jones industrial average futures declined 32 points and briefly fell as much as 101 points. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures drop 3 points and 5 points,

Wall Street ends higher despite government shutdown threat

NEW YORK  – Wall Street rose on Friday, led by gains in consumer stocks, even as a possible government shutdown loomed. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit record closing highs, while the Dow ended the day higher after trading

Bank of America loses its second head of tech and media banking in less than a year

Bank of America’s global head of technology, media and telecommunications investment banking Anwar Zakkour is planning to depart to pursue other opportunities, according to an internal e-mail obtained by CNBC and confirmed by a bank spokesman. His departure marks the

HSBC to pay $100 million to settle currency rigging investigation

HSBC holdingson Thursday agreed to pay $101.5 million to settle a U.S. criminal probe into the rigging of currency transactions, which has already led the conviction of one of its former bankers. The payment includes a $63.1 million fine plus

SEC says it’s worried about ‘significant’ issues with cryptocurrency ETF plans

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicated Thursday it would not be open to approving cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds until concerns related to rules aimed at protecting investors are addressed. “We believe … that there are a number of significant investor

China’s premier says 2017 GDP growth expected around 6.9 percent

  ChinesePremierLi Keqiang said the economy is expected to have grown around 6.9 percent last year, according to the official Xinhua news agency. China’s foreign exchange reserves continued to rise last year, while the country’s corporate leverage ratio declined at

Oil prices rise to hit four-year high of $70 a barrel

The price of oil has hit $70 a barrel for the first time since December 2014. Brent crude climbed after members of Opec, the cartel of 14 oil-producing nations that accounts for 40% of the world’s output, said it would