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IMF cuts global growth forecasts as India falters, says bottom may be near
The International Monetary Fund on Monday trimmed back its 2020 global growth forecasts due to sharper-than-expected slowdowns in India and other emerging markets but said a U.S.-China trade deal was another sign that trade and manufacturing activity may soon bottom out.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 18:31:59
Global stocks stay near record highs; focus turns to central banks, earnings
World stocks traded just below record highs on Monday, pausing ahead of this week's central bank meetings, economic data and earnings, while oil prices rose to their highest in over a week after blockades began shutting down two Libyan oilfields.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 18:06:18
EU won't meet China halfway in investment talks - EU trade chief
The European Union wants to agree a deal with China this year to protect foreign investment and increase investment market access, but it will not meet Beijing halfway, EU trade chief Phil Hogan said on Monday.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 17:52:53
Apple's Cook says global corporate tax system must be overhauled
Everyone knows that the global corporate tax system needs to be overhauled, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Monday, backing changes to global rules that are currently under consideration.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 17:48:56
Britain to set out goals for trade talks with EU - PM Johnson's spokesman
Britain will publicly set out its goals for its future partnership with the European Union, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 17:42:28
Gold gains on heightened safe-haven interest; palladium soars
Gold hit a more than one-week high on Monday as investors hedged against lingering tensions in the Middle East and an impeachment trial in Washington, while deficit-hit palladium's record run showed no signs of abating.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 17:42:18
Oil rises as Libyan oilfields shut down
Oil prices rose to their highest in more than week on Monday after two large crude production bases in Libya began shutting down amid a military blockade, risking reducing crude flows from the OPEC member to a trickle.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 17:40:45
ECB lending rules must cover climate risk, Villeroy says
The European Central Bank should build climate risk into its lending rules and economic models rather than just gobble up green bonds in its multi-trillion-euro purchase scheme, French central bank Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Monday.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 17:33:37
Central banks can't save the world from climate change, BIS says
Central banks can't be expected to save the world from climate change, a new book by the Bank for International Settlement said on Monday, urging instead global co-ordination ranging from government policy to financial regulation.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 17:32:23
Markets regulators struggling to keep up with technology - SEC's Jackson
The rapid growth of digital assets and computer-driven investment advice has become a key challenge for regulators in trying to keep up with technological advances while seeking to protect investors, a U.S. markets regulator said on Monday.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 17:27:47
Boeing customer Air Lease says 'damaged' MAX brand should be dropped
The executive chairman of aircraft leasing firm Air Lease, which has 150 of Boeing's grounded 737 MAX jet on order, on Monday called on the U.S. manufacturer to drop the "damaged" MAX brand to avoid it undermining the plane's value.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 17:12:11
Nifty, Sensex slide on weak earnings; banks, refiners drag
Indian shares fell from record highs on Monday, dragged down by financial companies after a clutch of disappointing earnings reports.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 17:02:45
India's thermal coal imports extend fall as economy slows
India's thermal coal imports have dropped for three months running, their longest sustained fall in over two years, as an economic slowdown stifles demand from key industrial consumers.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 16:28:30
Pakistan to import 300,000 tonnes of wheat to meet flour crises
Pakistan on Monday approved the import of 300,000 tonnes of wheat to relieve a shortage of flour supplies that has created a crisis for the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 15:28:44
Feel good factor keeps world stocks near record highs, oil jumps
World stocks held near record highs on Monday as generally better data and earnings bolstered sentiment, while oil prices hit their highest in over a week after two large crude production bases in Libya began shutting down following a blockade.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 14:36:48
Japan, U.S. lead survey's corporate climate change action 'A List'
BT <BT,K>, Danone , Microsoft and Sony are among 178 companies with top marks in the latest global ranking of transparency and action on climate change.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 14:34:55
China repeats call on Canada to release Huawei CFO Meng
China repeated its call on Monday for Canada to release detained Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou as soon as possible, ahead of the executive's first extradition hearing later in the day.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 14:26:18
Pakistan approves import of 300,000 tonnes of wheat to meet flour shortage
Pakistan on Monday approved the import of 300,000 tonnes of wheat to relieve a flour supply shortage that has created a crisis for the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 14:09:15
India thermal coal imports fall for three months in a row
India's thermal coal imports fell for three straight months for the first time in over two years, government data reviewed by Reuters show, as an economic slowdown stifled demand from industries such as cement and sponge iron.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 13:53:19
Samsung says may invest $500 million to set up display factory in India
South Korean flat screen maker Samsung Display plans to set up a factory in India with a $500 million investment as parent Samsung Electronics Co Ltd seeks to expand smartphone production there, a regulatory filing showed.
Posted on : 2020-01-20 13:37:54
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