Mercati internazionali
Pound-US dollar exchange rate: GBP/USD traders hold breath ahead of US midterms

The pound is trading at a rate of $1.306 against the US dollar this morning, which is down only slightly against its opening rate. Politics is most definitely in the driving seat today with traders waiting to see what happens in the US midterm elections. Americans are heading to the polls to vote on members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, which together make up the US Congress. At present, both houses of Congress are controlled by Donald… (Continua a leggere)

Singapore Ousts Hong Kong as No. 1 for Luxury Home-Price Gains

Guess which city managed to top a luxury real-estate ranking despite a slew of cooling measures to tame its property market? Yes, the tiny island nation of Singapore, nudging out Hong Kong. Luxury home prices rose 13 percent in the quarter ended Sept. 30 from a year earlier, according to Knight Frank LLP’s Prime Global Cities Index. Gains were driven in part by the limited availability of high-end properties. Hong Kong fell to 14th place with third quarter year-on-year price… (Continua a leggere)

China's $35 Trillion Problem: Managing Financial Assets Is Hard

China’s finance ministry has warned the country’s state-owned financial assets need further protection from mismanagement, following the release of new data on the size of their balance sheets. Total assets of state-owned financial enterprises amounted to 241 trillion yuan ($34.6 trillion) in 2017, according to a report published by China’s Ministry of Finance Thursday. Their liabilities were 217.3 trillion yuan last year, according to the report. “While we are gradually upgrading the management of state financial assets, we have to… (Continua a leggere)

US stocks suffer worst loss in 8 months amid rising interest rates, tech hit hardest

Analysts have warned that the US is approaching “the biggest bubble in the history of mankind” US stock exchanges recorded biggest losses in 8 months as rising interest rates made investors flee risky stocks. The S&P, Dow Jones and Nasdaq plunged between 3 and 4 percent. Technology shares were among the worst affected. The S&P 500 fell almost 92 points, or just over 3 percent, the biggest daily loss since February this year. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite dropped 315.97 points,… (Continua a leggere)

Amazon da record: raggiunti 1.000 miliardi di capitalizzazione

Amazon raggiunge Apple ed entra nel super esclusivo club delle società che valgono 1.000 miliardi di dollari. Nonostante la seduta debole per i listini americani, il colosso di Jeff Bezos vola a Wall Street fino a raggiungere e superare la fatidica quota dei 2.050,27 dollari per azione e i 1.000 miliardi di capitalizzazione di mercato.    Per Amazon si tratta di un traguardo storico, che culmina la corsa in borsa degli ultimi 12 mesi che ha visto i titoli della… (Continua a leggere)

Sterling jumps on EU official's Brexit views; dollar near 4-week low

TOKYO (Reuters) – The British pound held firm in early Asian trade on Thursday, after making its biggest gains in seven months the previous day, following comments from the European Union’s chief negotiator offering Britain close ties after Brexit. The pound surged as fears that Britain could go through a hard Brexit eased after Michel Barnier signalled an accommodative stance towards London in ongoing talks. Barnier said that the bloc was prepared to offer Britain a partnership, though no “single… (Continua a leggere)

Trump in soccorso dell’Italia, Usa pronti ad acquistare Btp dopo fine QE?

Trump pronto a tendere la mano all’Italia. Mentre il ministro Tria si prepara per la missione in Cina nell’intento di allargare la platea di finanziatori del debito pubblico italiano, spunta l’ipotesi di un sostegno concreto da parte degli Stati Uniti all’Italia per il finanziamento del debito pubblico nel corso del 2019 quando il Tesoro dovrà collocare sul mercato titoli di Stato per circa 400 miliardi di euro, di cui 260 miliardi a media-lunga scadenza. L’Italia vuole calmierare le tensioni sui Btp cercando… (Continua a leggere)

What's Next in the Trade War? Key U.S.-China Events to Watch For

China and the U.S. resume trade talks this week, ending the hiatus after an earlier deal collapsed in May. Fresh rounds of tariffs on each other’s goods are set to take effect from Aug. 23, coinciding with the negotiations. And as President Donald Trump has threatened even more levies, the trade standoff has the potential to drag to the end of the year and beyond. That casts a number of already scheduled events into a new light, such as a… (Continua a leggere)

iPhone on track for record numbers

Huawei just overtook Apple in the global smartphone market for the first time. Even though iPhone sales came in just short of analyst expectations in the quarter ending June 30 and Huawei just overtook Apple in the global smartphone market for the first time, Apple’s flagship product is on track to have its biggest year ever. Through the first three quarters of Apple’s fiscal 2018 (which ends September 29), the company’s iPhone revenue amounted to a whopping $129.5 billion, beating… (Continua a leggere)

Wall Street a 3 facce: allarme Alcoa, Google stabile, vola Buffett

Profit warning di Alcoa che comincia a patire la guerra dei dazi – La maxi-multa europea non scuote Google – Corre la Berkshire di Buffett per l’effetto buy-back – Volano dollaro e T-Bond – A Piazza Affari soffrono le banche. Si fanno sentire le prime conseguenze dello scontro sui dazi. Il gigante dell’alluminio Alcoa ha lanciato ieri sera a Borsa chiusa un allarme sugli utili: a causa dei dazi sull’alluminio e dell’aumento dei costi energetici, gli obiettivi del 2018 non… (Continua a leggere)