Mercati internazionali
Oil prices drop as trade tensions stoke economy worries

TOKYO – Oil fell on Tuesday amid worries over the outlook for demand after the latest signs that international trade disputes have been dragging on the global economy, although tensions in the Middle East offered some support to prices. Brent crude futures were down 21 cents, or 0.3%, at $63.90 a barrel by 0022 GMT. They fell 12 cents on Monday. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were down 20 cents, or 0.4%, at $57.46 a barrel. They rose 15… (Continua a leggere)

Cina prime parziali aperture agli investimenti esteri

Pechino accelera apertura economica per arginare l’uscita delle aziende estere dal paese. Ma la rincorsa parte da molto lontano. Il governo cinese ha deciso di effettuare la piena apertura del proprio settore finanziario ai capitali stranieri nel 2020, con un anno di anticipo rispetto alla tabella di marcia. La decisione, annunciata in concomitanza con la pubblicazione della nuova lista delle aree dell’economia precluse in tutto o in parte agli investimenti stranieri, riflette la preoccupazione di Pechino per il crescente numero di… (Continua a leggere)

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)