Asian shares advance on earnings optimism, yen slips to 4-yr low

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares advanced and U.S. long-dated bond yields edged up to a five-month high on Wednesday on rising optimism about the global economy and corporate earnings while the yen slipped to a four-year low on the dollar.FILE

World shares dip as China growth disappoints, oil extends rally

MILAN (Reuters) – World shares dipped on Monday after data showed slower-than-expected growth in China’s economy last quarter and surging oil prices fed inflation concerns.FILE PHOTO: A woman goes past the Italian Stock Exchange in Milan, as the country is

Stocks and bonds reel under stagflation threat

LONDON (Reuters) – A selloff in global stocks extended into Tuesday on signs that soaring energy prices had put a dampener on economic growth, while inflation and policy-tightening fears sent short-dated U.S. Treasury yields to 18-month highs.FILE PHOTO: The London

Dollar near 14-month high to euro, focus on inflation

LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar held close to a 14-month high against the euro on Thursday, as a surge in energy prices raised the risk for the U.S. Federal Reserve to act sooner to normalise policy.FILE PHOTO: U.S. one hundred

Asian shares fall with oil at multi-year highs, U.S. yields surge

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Asian shares dropped on Wednesday and U.S. benchmark yields rose to a three-and-a-half month top as investors stayed jittery about inflation with oil prices reaching new multi-year highs.Slideshow ( 2 images )MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific

Dollar firm ahead of payrolls; kiwi shrugs off rate hike

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar inched higher in choppy trade on Wednesday amid heightened nerves about the global growth outlook and as traders awaited U.S. jobs data for a clue on the timing of Federal Reserve policy tightening.FILE PHOTO: U.S.

Dollar firm ahead of payrolls; kiwi awaits RBNZ decision

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar hovered close to its highs for the year in choppy trade on Wednesday as investors’ focus turned to U.S. jobs data and to a likely rate hike in New Zealand.FILE PHOTO: U.S. dollar banknotes are

Factories struggling as supply constraints hit, costs rise

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) -Global manufacturing activity took a big hit from supply chain bottlenecks and escalating costs, exacerbated by pandemic-induced factory shutdowns in Asia and signs of slowing Chinese growth, surveys showed on Friday.Machinery is seen at a factory specialising in