BBC.- lobal stock markets have fallen amid fears that an uptick in coronavirus cases could cause more economic damage.
BBC.- Stocks around the world have fallen for a fifth day amid growing concern about the coronavirus outbreak. In London, the FTSE 100 index fell 1.1% in early trading, mirroring similar falls on other European markets, before recovering slightly.
BBC.- Amazon, formed 25 years ago, has eclipsed Microsoft to become the world’s most valuable listed company. The online giant was worth $797bn (£634bn) when the US stock market closed on Monday after rising 3.4% and moved past Microsoft, valued at $789bn.
BBC.- Investors will be glad to see the back of 2018 after many global stock markets suffered their worst year in a decade. The FTSE 100’s traditional early New Year’s Eve close saw it end the year down 12% at 6,728.13 points. Big European and Asian markets faced similar losses in 2018, while the main US indexes saw their worst performance since the 2008 financial crisis.
BBC.- Stock markets in the US have seen significant rises, with the Dow Jones up by nearly 5% and the technology-focused Nasdaq rising by nearly 6%. In Asia, markets were following suit on Thursday, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 up more than 3% in early trade.
BBC.- Japan’s main stock market index has plunged, reflecting traders’ worries following a slide on Wall Street. The Nikkei closed down 5% on Tuesday, its worst finish since April 2017. Indexes in Shanghai, Bangkok and Taiwan also fell.
BBC.- US stocks suffered one of the worst weekly falls in a decade as trade tensions with China, interest rate rises and a possible government shutdown rattled markets.
Bloomberg.- Investors approaching “extreme bearishness” on the market and growth outlook and are pouring their cash into bonds, according to the latest survey from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Bloomberg.- After starting the year on a high note, emerging-nation equities are poised for their fifth annual decline of the past decade. The good news is that market players see clouds lifting — or at least clearing up some — for 2019.
BBC.- The first US company to achieve a trillion dollar market value, the tech giant boasted trend-setting products, a cash pile larger than the economy of some countries and consumers so loyal they would camp out overnight.