Month: May 2023

Gold Edges Lower, Copper Slides On Disappointing Chinese Data

May 31, 2023

Gold prices crept lower on Wednesday as markets awaited more cues on the raising of the U.S. debt ceiling, while copper prices slid after data offered more signals of a slowing economic rebound in China. Copper futures sank 0.7% to $3.6338 a pound, and were set to lose about 6% in May as data showed […]

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Asian Stocks Dip, Chinese Shares Hit 5-Mth Low As U.S. Ties Worsen

May 30, 2023

Most Asian stocks retreated on Tuesday as optimism over a deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling was offset by fears of worsening ties between Beijing and Washington, amid renewed sparring between the two over trade and political sanctions. Chinese stocks were the worst performers for the day, with the Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 and […]

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Asian Stocks Rise, Nikkei At 33-Year High On Debt Ceiling Optimism

May 29, 2023

Most Asian stocks rose on Monday as markets cheered a tentative deal between U.S. lawmakers to hike the debt ceiling and avert a default, with Japan’s Nikkei racing back to near 33-year highs on improved risk appetite. The Nikkei 225 was the best performer in Asian markets, up 1.4% to its highest level since July […]

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Economic Development In Asia Still Faces Many Challenges, China Minister Says

May 27, 2023

Economic and trade development in the Asia-Pacific still faces many disturbances and challenges, China’s commerce minister Wang Went said. Wang made the comments at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference in Detroit, where he met with several leaders and exchanged views on multilateral and bilateral economic and trade issues amid wider global trade rifts and […]

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Japan outshines Asian Stocks On Tech Strength, Chinese Markets Lag

May 26, 2023

Japanese stocks moved back towards a 33-year high on Friday, outpacing their Asian peers amid increased optimism over chipmaking stocks, while Chinese markets lagged as investors fretted over slowing economic growth and worsening U.S. ties. Broader Asian stocks also ticked lower in anticipation of more cues on the U.S. debt ceiling and a potential default. […]

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Asian Stocks Drop Amid Default Fears, Nvidia Boosts Chipmaking Shares

May 25, 2023

Most Asian stocks fell on Thursday as fears of a U.S. debt default persisted amid little progress toward raising the debt ceiling, although chipmaking stocks outperformed tracking a robust outlook from Nvidia. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 0.6%, supported chiefly by nearly 16% jump in semiconductor testing equipment maker Advantest Corp (TYO:6857). The stock, which […]

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South Korea Asks US to Review China Rule For Chip Subsidies

May 24, 2023

South Korea has asked Washington to review its criteria for new semiconductor subsidies, concerned over the impact of rules to limit chip investment in countries such as China, a U.S. public filing showed. In March, the U.S. commerce department proposed rules to prevent China and other countries it deems to be of concern from tapping […]

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Crypto verse: Busy Bitcoin Births New Breed of Crypto

May 23, 2023

Daily transactions have rocketed to an all-time high of 682,000 this month, according to data from Glasson, almost 40% higher than the previous peak in 2017. Bitcoin’s dominance, or its share of the overall $1.16 trillion cryptocurrency market, has swelled to 44% from 38% at the start of the year. What’s going on? Enter BRC-20, […]

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Australia wins U.S. Support For Critical Minerals Industry

May 22, 2023

Australia has won the backing of the United States for development of its critical minerals industry after the two countries reached an agreement to coordinate polices and investment to support the industry’s growth. Australia supplies around half of the world’s lithium as well as other minerals like rare earths used in batteries for electric cars […]

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Explainer-What India’s Decision to Scrap Its 2000-Rupee Note Means For its Economy

May 20, 2023

India will withdraw its highest denomination currency note from circulation, the central bank said on Friday. The 2000-rupee note, introduced into circulation in 2016, will remain legal tender but citizens have been asked to deposit or exchange these notes by Sept. 30, 2023. The decision is reminiscent of a shock move in 2016 when the […]

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