To put the overall foreign exchange reserves number in perspective, total emerging market foreign reserves in 1999 stood at around US$610 billion. “They’re not sure what’s going to happen overseas, and that uncertainty is winning out”.
China’s central bank today (Aug 25) cut interest rates and lowered the amount of reserves the country’s banks must hold, cranking up support for a stuttering economy and a plummeting stock market that has sent shockwaves around the globe.
The US stock market has rebounded slightly following an early trading plunge in the wake of a big drop in Chinese stocks. Minutes after the opening bell Monday, the major indices tumbled wildly, making Friday’s 530-point sell-off in the Dow look like a minor blip, but...
The STOXX 600 Basic Resources Index, whose constituents are mostly mining stocks, and the energy sector fell 10 % and 8.8 % respectively, as commodities slumped to multi-year lows, with China being one of the world’s biggest users of metals and oil.
Sales rates are tracking at roughly double the pace of price growth, a mismatch that points ahead to price acceleration given how thin inventories are right now in the housing sector. Washington, D.C., posted the smallest gain, just 1.6 percent.
Many traders had hoped that such support measures, which could include an interest rate cut, would have come from Beijing over the weekend after its main stocks markets slumped 11 percent last week. The world’s second-largest economy moved two weeks ago to devalue its...
The S&P 500 slid 77.68 points, or 3.9 percent, to 1,893.21. Investors access the group via the Powershares DWA Momentum Portfolio, an exchange-traded fund that saw assets balloon to more than US$2 billion in August.