Stocks rise, US yields slip as markets await Fed rate hike

NEW YORK / MILAN, May 3 (Reuters) – A gauge of global equity markets edged higher on Tuesday while 10-year US Treasury yields slid from the 3% level as investors remained cautious, expecting the Federal Reserve to hike rates by the most in a single day since 2000 to curb inflation. Feeding inflation worries, data … Read more

Could key ingredients for life have arrived from space? Scientists say yes

Conceptual image of meteoroids delivering nucleobases – nitrogen-containing compounds crucial in forming DNA’s double-helix structure – to ancient Earth. The nucleobases are represented by structural diagrams with hydrogen atoms as white spheres, carbon as black, nitrogen as blue and oxygen as red. NASA Goddard / CI Lab / Dan Gallagher / Handout via REUTERS Register … Read more

Economic fears hit global equities, commods; Twitter lifts Wall St.

WASHINGTON / LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) – European stocks slid to a one-month low and commodity prices dropped on Monday on renewed concerns about rising interest rates and China’s sputtering economy, while Wall Street shares rose, reversing losses after Twitter agreed to be bought by billionaire Elon Musk. Fears over China’s COVID-19 outbreaks spooked investors … Read more

Global shares pause on inflation view; oil steady on Ukraine

A broker looks at financial information on computer screens on the IG Index the trading floor in London, Britain February 6, 2018. REUTERS / Simon Dawson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MSCI World Index flat; Asia ex-Japan index up 0.6% Oil slips back on weak China, Japan data UK inflation hits … Read more

Stocks slip, bonds hit as bets on Fed action rise

The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, February 28, 2022. REUTERS / Staff Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US treasury yields hit multi-year highs Dollar at its strongest in nearly two years Fed minutes eyed as bets on big rate hike increase … Read more

US, allies ready new Russian sanctions after Bucha killings

US, EU set to ban new investment in Russia Zelenskiy says Bucha killings demand punishment Ukraine reports attacks in south and east LVIV, Ukraine, April 6 (Reuters) – The United States and its allies on Wednesday prepared new sanctions on Moscow over civilian killings which President Volodymyr Zelenskiy described as “war crimes”, as heavy fighting … Read more

Solomons confirms security talks with China; Australia and NZ concerned

Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton reacts during a bilateral meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Parliament House, in Canberra, Australia December 13, 2021. Lukas Coch / Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY / WELLINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) – The Solomon Islands confirmed on Friday it was … Read more

Ukrainian forces advance east of Kyiv as Russians fall back

Biden to assess response to refugees in Poland Ukraine says it destroyed Russian landing ship LVIV, Ukraine, March 25 (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops are recapturing towns east of the capital Kyiv and Russian forces who had been trying to sieze the city are falling back on their overextended supply lines, Britain said on Friday. US … Read more

Wall Street pushes Treasury yields, stocks higher

US stocks advance, echoing gains in Europe 10-year Treasury yields hit highest level since 2019 Oil prices give back some gains Gold dips, Bitcoin advances BOSTON / LONDON, March 22 (Reuters) – US stocks regained ground on Tuesday, while Treasury yields climbed higher and oil dipped, as investors adjusted their expectations for rate hikes following … Read more

War, inflation and oil cap stocks rebound as yields warn

Oil over $ 100 and extending gains Stock indexes little changed Biden-Xi phone call due at 1300 GMT Yield inversion looms LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) – Global stocks clung to their gains for the week on Friday but a heady cocktail of rising interest rates, high oil prices and no end to war in Ukraine … Read more