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KUALA LUMPUR: Public Bank’s unit, Public Mutual, launched the Public Healthcare-Global Equity Fund (PHGEF) on Tuesday.
NEW YORK: When the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and its allies met last month, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister dared oil speculators to test his determination to stabilise global markets.
NEW YORK: Global shares bounced on Friday while safe havens such as the dollar were on the defensive as investors welcomed news that drugmaker Pfizer Inc could have a coronavirus vaccine ready in the United States by the end of this year.
RISK aversion dominated globally due to rising coronavirus cases as well as dwindling prospects of US fiscal aid before the US elections. This led investors to flock to the safe-haven dollar – sending the dollar index to a nearly two-week high, up 0.86% to 93.86.
NEW YORK/LONDON: Global shares closed lower on Thursday as investors shied from risk and sought safe havens such as the U.S. dollar on fears that a resurgence in coronavirus cases and a lack of more U.S. fiscal stimulus would hobble the world economy.
TOKYO: SoftBank Group Corp’s Rajeev Misra disputed reports the Japanese company had pumped up tech stocks through its options trading, saying no single investor has that kind of influence on the markets.
THE dollar continued to decline for the second consecutive week, down 0.25% w/w to 93.61, underpinned by persistent upbeat sentiment in global markets, supporting investors’ risk appetite as investors continue to bet on some form of fiscal aid emerging ahead of the US elections.
TOKYO: Asian shares inched towards 2-1/2-year highs on Friday as revived hopes for a U.S. stimulus deal eclipsed weaker-than-expected jobs data, while mainland Chinese markets jumped after a week-long holiday.
A DEMOCRACTIC sweep in next month’s U.S. election would boost Asian equities, while reducing the allure of the region’s bonds, according to money managers and strategists.