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Asian markets mixed as investors eye EU stalemate on pandemic aid

Asian shares were mixed Monday as investors cautiously eyed the summit of European leaders discussing the pandemic crisis and coronavirus cases continued to soar in the U.S.

by Associated Press
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Asian markets rebound after Wall Street slips

Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after Wall Street closed lower amid uncertainty about the U.S. economic outlook.

by Associated Press
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ECB passes torch to Europe’s politicians on eve of summit on big spending plan

The European Central Bank, as expected, took no action at its Thursday meeting as investors focus on a meeting of European Union leaders as they ponder a massive fiscal spending plan.

by William Watts

ECB leaves rates unchanged, makes no changes to asset-buying program

The European Central Bank, as expected, made no changes Thursday to interest rates or its asset-buying program, taking a breather after expanding the size of its pandemic emergency purchase program, or PEPP, in June. The E...

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Shanghai Composite slumps 4% after data and as vaccine hopes fade

Shares fell back in Asia on Thursday after markets worldwide rallied on rising hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine.

by Associated Press
Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
EURUSD Euro 1.14 0.0016 0.14%
USDJPY Japanese Yen 107.28 0.24 0.23%
GBPUSD British Pound 1.25 -0.0033 -0.26%
AUDUSD Australian Dollar 0.70 -0.0004 -0.06%
DXY U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) 96.07 0.13 0.14%
BUXX WSJ Dollar Index 90.64 0.03 0.04%

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Why the euro can keep rising as the ECB takes a ‘breather’

European Central Bank policy makers are expected to take a wait-and-see approach when they gather virtually Thursday -- but hopes for a continued recovery sparked by aggressive monetary policy actions and expectations for ...

by William Watts
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Eurozone industry has record rebound

The eurozone's factories had the largest increase in output on record in May as governments eased lockdowns designed to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.

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Asia markets fall amid coronavirus fears, China-U.S. friction

Shares fell in Asia on Tuesday as skepticism set in about the recent upward momentum in global markets given rising confirmed coronavirus cases and percolating tensions between the U.S. and China.

by Associated Press
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Asian markets gain on expectations of upbeat economic projections

Shares rose in Asia on Monday, cheered by expected upbeat projections for a global economic rebound that were tempered by worries over expanding coronavirus outbreaks.

by Associated Press
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Asian markets fall after Wall Street retreats on economic worries

Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Friday on worries economic recoveries might fade as coronavirus cases increase in the United States and some other countries.

by Associated Press

Cryptocurrencies

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Coronavirus was the perfect storm for tech innovation, and this fund manager made out

Many of Cathie Wood’s biggest bets on technology just took a big leap forward, helped along by the coronavirus crisis. She spoke with MarketWatch about why the market chop of the spring has made her job so rewarding.

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
BTCUSD Bitcoin USD 9186.26 10.72 0.12%
ETHEUR Ethereum EUR 209.01 2.46 1.19%
LTCUSD Litecoin USD 42.59 0.1400 0.33%
XRPUSD Ripple USD 0.20 -0.0011 -0.53%
BCHUSD Bitcoin Cash USD 226.40 0.40 0.18%
XMRUSD Monero USD 70.25 1.3500 1.96%