Stock markets and oil markets bounce after brutal flooring

03/10/2020

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil and equity markets staged solid rebounds on Tuesday after the previous day’s pummelling, with signs of co-ordinated action by the world’s biggest economies to cushion the economic impact of coronavirus helping pull investors out of panic mode. Most benchmark government bond […]

Asia shares try to stabilise, pin hopes on policy stimulus

03/10/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares bounced and bond yields rose from historic lows on Tuesday as speculation of coordinated stimulus from global central banks and governments calmed panic selling. Yields on benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury debt doubled to 0.68% and oil prices rallied more than […]

Oil prices rise 4% after biggest one-day fall since 1991

03/10/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices rose by more than $1 on Tuesday after a price war by top producers Saudi Arabia and Russia sparked the biggest daily rout since the 1991 Gulf War, but investors saw little chance of a quick price recovery as the […]

Wall Street clobbered as crude plummets, virus crisis deepens

03/09/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street suffered its biggest one-day loss since the 2008 financial crisis on Monday and recession worries loomed large as tumbling oil prices and ongoing coronavirus fears prompted investor panic on the anniversary of the U.S. stock market’s longest-ever bull run. […]

Orders sink for Italy's luxury suppliers as virus spreads – sources

03/09/2020

FLORENCE/VENICE/MILAN, March 9 (Reuters) – By Silvia Ognibene, Riccardo Bastianello, Silvia Aloisi Global luxury brands including Gucci and Louis Vuitton are scaling back orders with Italian suppliers, as the spread of the coronavirus from key market China to major manufacturing hub Italy hits business across […]

Exclusive: CBOE VIX index froze at open: exchange official

03/09/2020

(Reuters) – Trading in options on Wall Street’s fear gauge was impossible in the first minutes of Monday’s session due to a complete absence of prices from the market makers on whom trading depends, a representative of index operator CBOE Global Markets Inc (CBOE.Z) said. […]

Coronavirus shock and oil price fall pummel world stocks

03/09/2020

LONDON (Reuters) – Global stocks plunged on Monday and prices for crude oil tumbled as much as 33% after Saudi Arabia launched a price war with Russia, sending investors already worried by the coronavirus fleeing for the safety of bonds and the yen. Saudi Arabia […]

Stock futures plummet on oil shock, virus fears

03/09/2020

(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures plunged on Monday after Saudi Arabia launched an oil price war with Russia, sending crude tumbling 25% and intensifying fears about a global recession. The Dow Jones Industrials index .DJI was set to fall over 1,300 points at the […]