Mercati internazionali
Vegetable oil prices to rise $50-$100 per tonne by June: analyst Fry

Prices of vegetable oils including palm oil are set to rise by $50-$100 per tonne by June, according to a forecast by industry analyst James Fry. “Prices of crude palm oil and other oils depend on the outlook for palm stocks. Stocks will fall till mid-year, which will lift the crude palm oil premium over Brent, especially if Indonesia maintains its heightened pace of biodiesel use,” according to Fry’s presentation for an industry conference in Karachi that was viewed by… (Continua a leggere)

Borse europee positive. Attesa per il voto sulla Brexit

Rimbalzo dei listini europei dopo la sduta in calo di ieri. Tokyo chiude in rialzo. MILANO – Ore 12 Le Borse europee procedono in rialzo in una giornata che guarda soprattutto al voto del Parlamento britannico sulla Brexit, atteso comunque alla chiusura dei mercati. Milano rallenta dopo un avvio tonico e cede lo 0,37%, con le banche ancora sotto pressione dopo che secondo indiscrezioni di stampa anche altre banche, dopo Mps, sono finite nel mirino della Bce che chiederebbe una copertur integrale dei… (Continua a leggere)

Citigroup Joins UBS to Predict Agony for Emerging Markets

Gains in emerging markets since the start of the year failed to make UBS Group AG and Citigroup Inc. any less bearish as they saw new risks arising and weakening the chance of 2016- or 2009-style rebound. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index, the equity benchmark, fell Tuesday after posting the biggest two-day gain in two months. The currencies gauge retreated from the highest level since July. A measure of dollar debt rose for a seventh day Monday, and its local-currency… (Continua a leggere)

Bitcoin fights back, but struggles to stay above $4,000

Bitcoin and other notable cryptocurrencies rose in value on Monday after a brutal week for the nascent market. The world’s best-known and most-valuable digital currency climbed back above the $4,000 mark late Sunday, according to CoinMarketCap data. Its price fell as low as $3,447.58 on Sunday, as investor angst over the cryptocurrency’s plunge worsened. However, later in the day, bitcoin pared its losses, and on Monday was trading 5.54 percent higher to a price of $3,982.80 shortly after 7 a.m…. (Continua a leggere)

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)