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May 25, 2018, 11:09 pm, 1861737
Markets were mixed on Friday.

The S&P 500 fell 0.2 percent but the STOXX Europe 600 rose 0.1 percent and the Nikkei 225 edged up 0.1 percent.

Crude-oil futures plunged 4 percent following reports that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other major producers may ...


May 24, 2018, 9:09 pm, 1861309
Markets fell on Thursday.

The S&P 500 fell 0.2 percent, the STOXX Europe 600 fell 0.5 percent and the Nikkei 225 fell 1.1 percent.

News that US President Donald Trump was cancelling a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had little impact on markets.

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May 23, 2018, 10:40 pm, 1860901
Markets were mixed on Wednesday.

The S&P 500 rose 0.3 percent but the STOXX Europe 600 fell 1.1 percent and the Nikkei 225 plunged 1.2 percent.

Markets were initially shaken by US President Donald Trump's remark that he was not really happy with the progress of US-China ...


May 22, 2018, 11:49 pm, 1860475
Markets were mixed on Tuesday.

The S&P 500 fell 0.3 percent and the Nikkei 225 fell 0.2 percent but the STOXX Europe 600 rose 0.3 percent.

The US 10-year Treasury yield hovered around 3.07 percent, gold inched up 0.1 percent while US crude oil futures fell modestly.

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May 21, 2018, 10:40 pm, 1860041
Markets rose on Monday.

The S&P 500 rose 0.7 percent, the STOXX Europe 600 rose 0.3 percent and the Nikkei 225 rose 0.3 percent.

Markets were boosted after US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said over the weekend that the US would delay implementation of tariffs on Chinese ...


May 21, 2018, 7:29 am, 1859731
Markets have one less worry for the time being after the US and China backed away from a trade war.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that the two countries "have made very meaningful progress" and "have agreed to put the tariffs on hold".

China's Vice Premier ...


May 21, 2018, 7:29 am, 1859730
Markets have one less worry for the time being after the US and China backed away from a trade war.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that the two countries "have made very meaningful progress" and "have agreed to put the tariffs on hold".

China's Vice Premier ...


May 18, 2018, 9:10 pm, 1859410
Markets mostly fell on Friday.

The S&P 500 fell 0.3 percent and the STOXX Europe 600 fell 0.3 percent. However, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.2 percent.

The 10-year US Treasury yield remained at a near seven-year high of 3.1 percent as analysts expressed mixed views about its ...


May 17, 2018, 9:09 pm, 1858804
Markets were mixed on Thursday.

The S&P 500 fell 0.1 percent but the STOXX Europe 600 rose 0.7 percent and the Nikkei 225 rose 0.5 percent.

US stocks were weighed down by a rise in US Treasury yields. The 10-year yield rose 1.7 basis points to ...


May 16, 2018, 8:40 pm, 1858310
Markets were mostly higher on Wednesday.

The S&P 500 rose 0.4 percent and the STOXX Europe 600 rose 0.2 percent. However, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.4 percent.

Anthony Saglimbene, global market strategist at Ameriprise, said that “we think stock valuations are about right”. However, he added: “Investors ...