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Asian markets hit by trade worries, Brexit woes sink pound

Hong Kong, China (AFP) — Asian markets tracked hefty losses in New York on Wednesday owing to growing China-US tensions ahead of fresh trade talks, while the pound remained beaten down by fears Britain is on the verge of crashing out of the EU. The downbeat mood comes as investors fret over signs the global […] The post Asian markets hit by trade worries, Brexit woes sink pound appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneOct 10th, 2019

European stocks surge on Johnson triumph, US trade deal

London stocks and the British pound jumped Friday after an election triumph for Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson that analysts said will bring clarity to Brexit proceedings and unlock stronger economic growth. Other European stock markets — although lagging buoyant London, which rose over two percent at one point — also powered ahead, supported by […] The post European stocks surge on Johnson triumph, US trade deal appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 14th, 2019

Asian markets sink amid HK unrest

Asian markets sank Wednesday on renewed concerns about the China-US trade talks after Washington lawmakers passed a bill supporting Hong Kong civil rights, a move likely to spark anger in Beijing. The vote by the senate came as investors were already growing nervous about the lack of solid news on negotiations for a mini tariffs […] The post Asian markets sink amid HK unrest appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 20th, 2019

Asian markets fall on Trump impeachment, trade fears

Hong Kong, China (AFP) — Asian stock markets fell Wednesday after US Democrats launched formal impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump and on renewed worries about trade as the president adopted a hard line on China. In a dramatic move, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry after US markets closed. Democrats accuse […] The post Asian markets fall on Trump impeachment, trade fears appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 25th, 2019

Trade optimism fuels Asian markets’ rise

Asian markets rose again Friday as the feel-good factor that fired investors the day before looked set to push into the weekend, fuelled by upbeat data and trade optimism. A growing sense that Britain could avoid crashing out of the European Union was adding to the positive vibe and keeping the pound at a more […] The post Trade optimism fuels Asian markets’ rise appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 6th, 2019

SE Asia Stocks-Most rise amid trade worries; Philippines slips

SE Asia Stocks-Most rise amid trade worries; Philippines slips Reuters Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed higher on Monday with Indonesia rising to a two-week high amid easing political worrie.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2019

Asia markets rattled by pound’s “flash crash” in early trade

HONG KONG — Asian stock markets were rattled Friday after the pound briefly and mysteriously plummeted to a fresh 31-year low in early trading amid persistent concerns about Britain's exit from the European Union......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 7th, 2016

Asian markets fall on coronavirus impact woes

Hong Kong (AFP) — Markets across the Asia-Pacific were in the red on Monday with investors worried about the impact of the China coronavirus outbreak on the global economy. The virus has killed more than 900 people, infected 40,000 across mainland China and spread to more than two dozen countries in what has been termed […] The post Asian markets fall on coronavirus impact woes appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

Dow, S& P 500 end at records as US-China deal signed

Major Wall Street stock indices edged to fresh records on Wednesday while European and Asian markets mostly retreated as the United States and China signed a long-anticipated trade agreement. Both the Dow and S&P 500 finished at all-time highs, while the Nasdaq ended barely positive. Analysts increasingly question whether valuations are getting out of control […] The post Dow, S&P 500 end at records as US-China deal signed appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 16th, 2020

Asian stocks mostly rise as focus shifts to trade accord

Hong Kong---Asian markets mostly rose Monday as investor attention turned from the Middle East to the global economic outlook and this week’s planned signing of the China-US trade pact......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 13th, 2020

Asian markets lifted by China support and trade optimism

Asian markets started the new decade on the front foot, with most rallying out of the blocks Thursday on lingering trade optimism, while China’s central bank announced fresh stimulus for the country’s stuttering economy. The broad advances come as investors remain upbeat about the global outlook after Washington and Beijing eventually reached a trade agreement […] The post Asian markets lifted by China support and trade optimism appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2020

Asian stocks mixed on year-end

Asian markets were mixed Monday with activity thinning as investors wind down for the end of the year, with lingering optimism over easing US-China trade tensions driving some gains......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 30th, 2019

Asian stocks mixed on yearend profit taking

Asian markets were mixed in early trade Monday, with activity thinning out as investors wind down for the end of the year, with lingering optimism over easing US-China trade tensions driving some gains. Stocks took their lead from a mixed finish to a quiet week on US trading floors, after the Dow edged to a […] The post Asian stocks mixed on yearend profit taking appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 30th, 2019

New Stars and New Eras: A look back at MMA in 2019

2019 was once again a pretty eventful year in terms of mixed martial arts, especially on the local front. In 2019, we saw Pinoy stars rise and fall, and some have managed to rise again before the decade’s end. Before we look forward to 2020, let’s take a look back at some of the biggest storylines in the world of Filipino, Asian and international mixed martial arts.   Team Lakay’s Troubles 2019 kicked off with not one, not two, but five world champions from the famed Filipino MMA stable Team Lakay. Pinoy MMA icon Eduard Folayang was on his second run as the ONE Lightweight World Champion, Kevin Belingon was enjoying his status as the ONE Bantamweight World Champion, Geje Eustaquio reigned over the flyweight division as the ONE Flyweight World Champion, and rising star Joshua Pacio, the ONE Strawweight World Champion, was the team’s youngest titleholder. Outside ONE, Stephen Loman continued on his reign as the BRAVE CF Bantamweight World Champion. And then, the dominoes began to fall. Pacio was the first to drop his title, losing a close split decision to Japan’s Yosuke Saruta. Eustaquio followed suit, dropping a controversial decision to rival Adriano Moraes, and then Folayang and Belingon would also lose their titles in heartbreaking fashion at ONE: A New Era in Japan. It was, to say the least, a rough start to the year for the Benguet-based team, but they would manage to bounce back before the year was done, with Folayang and Eustaquio both claiming wins to end the year.   The Rise of "The Passion" 23-year old prodigy Joshua “The Passion” Pacio was the youngest member of Team Lakay to hold a title heading into 2019, and heading into 2020, he remains the lone member of  Team Lakay to hold a ONE world title. After losing to Yosuke Saruta in January, Pacio was granted an immediate rematch and made good on the second opportunity by blasting Saruta with a head kick to score the KO and reclaim the ONE Strawweight World Championship. Pacio would then take on the clear-cut number one contender in fellow Pinoy Rene “D’ Challenger” Catalan, and make quick work of him as well, scoring a second-round submission win to retain the title. Even before the end of the year, Pacio already has his next assignment, as he’s set to face former champion Alex Silva at ONE: Fire and Fury in Manila on January 31st. A win for Pacio cements his status as one of, if not, the best ONE strawweight ever. While Team Lakay’s 2019 was, for the most part, a struggle, Pacio was no doubt the Team’s brightest spot.   A New Era 2019 proved to be another milestone year for Asia-based martial arts promotion ONE Championship, as they were able to penetrate new markets in terms of live shows as well as broadcast deals. ONE began the year with a new partnership with Turner Broadcasting, which gave North American fans access to ONE’s brand of martial arts through B/R Live and TNT. In terms of live events, ONE was able to finally plant their flag in one of the biggest markets for MMA in the world, Japan. In March, ONE put on their first ever show in Japan, ONE: A New Era in Tokyo, which featured some of the promotion’s biggest names including  Demetrious Johnson, Eddie Alvarez, Shinya Aoki, Angela Lee, Aung La N Sang, Eduard Folayang, and many more. To celebrate their historic 100th event, ONE returned to Tokyo for ONE: Century, their biggest card ever, featuring seven world title bouts and the promotion’s biggest stars, and then some.   In 2020, ONE plans to break through to even more new markets, possible including a show in the United States.   The ‘Return’ of Jon Jones While Jon Jones officially reclaimed his spot at the top of the UFC’s light heavyweight division in December of 2018, it was in 2019 that he returned to his dominant ways. After stopping Alexander Gustafsson in 2018 to reclaim the UFC Light Heavyweight crown, Jones handily defeated tough challengers in Anthony Smith and Thiago “Maretta” Santos to retain the titles. While the Smith and Santos bouts were lackluster in the eyes of many, it showed that even on his bad days, Jon Jones is better than most people on their best days.   “Rush” Retires Again While it was something that was expected, 37-year old Georges St-Pierre officially retired from MMA, again, in February. The former long-time welterweight king and pound-for-pound great made a triumphant return to the UFC in 2017, dethroning Michael Bisping to become the new UFC Middleweight Champion. GSP would never get to defend the title, as he would relinquish it not long after due to concerns with ulcerative colitis. While GSP has remained inactive since, the whispers of a super-fight with reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov remain present, and 2020 could possibly see that coming to fruition.   Grand Prix Greatness In 2019, ONE Championship introduced a new and exciting attraction, the ONE Lightweight and Flyweight World Grand Prix tournaments.  Eight of the best fighters from each division would battle it out in a tournament-style competition, and the winner would become the ONE World Grand Prix Champion and earn a title shot against the division's respective titleholder.  Making their debuts in the lightweight and flyweight tournaments were former UFC champs Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson respectively, and as it played out the two would have very different outcomes.  Alvarez saw himself get upset in the quarterfinals by Russian knockout artist Timofey Nastyukhin. The former UFC lightweight king would get another chance in the tournament after defeating Eduard Folayang in a last-minute semifinal matchup, but another injury would keep him out of the finale at ONE: Century in Tokyo. Reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian Lee ended up stepping in on short notice to defeat tournament favorite Saygid Guseyn Arslanalieve and become a double-champion.  Johnson, meanwhile, breezed through his quarterfinals and semifinals bouts to set up a finale showdown with Filipino star Danny Kingad. In the Finale, Kingad fought valiantly but ultimately fell to Johnson via Unanimous Decision, setting up a must-see matchup between DJ and reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano Moraes in 2020.    Baddest Motherf**ker Jorge Masdival has long been a staple in the UFC’s lightweight ranks for years, but it wasn’t until 2019 that “Gamebred” made headlines. After a hiatus in 2018, Masvidal returned with a bang in 2019, knocking out former title challenger Darren Till, and then followed that up with a 5-second flying knee knockout over former ONE Welterweight king Ben Askren. The popularity and momentum that Masvidal had garnered was enough to bring a certain Stockton star out of retirement and that set up one of the most talked-about UFC title bouts in 2019: Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz for the title of Baddest Motherf**ker. Masvidal lived up to the name and pieced Diaz up with strikes in the early rounds, before eventually opening up a cut that was just too big for the fight to go on. Much to the dismay of Masvidal, Diaz, and the crowd in New York, the fight was stopped. Still, it was nothing short of a testament to just how dangerous the new and improved version of Jorge Masvidal is. Expect him to challenge for a title in 2020.   MMA stars shine in 2019 SEA Games A number of Pinoy mixed martial artists showcased their skills in different battlegrounds during the recently-concluded 2019 Southeast Asian Games, which was held in the Philippines. from November 30 to December 11. Reigning URCC champion Mark “Mugen” Striegl took home gold in Combat Sambo, while former ONE title challenger Rene Catalan settled for Silver after an injury dashed his dreams of getting gold. Another URCC veteran in Ariel Lee Lampacan also took home SEA Games gold, this time in the Muay Thai competition. ONE Super Series veteran Ryan Jakiri took home silver. The SEA Games kickboxing event saw three MMA stars from Team Lakay take home gold medals, as Gina Iniong, Jerry Olsim, and Jean Claude Saclag all reigned over their respective divisions. Iniong, of course, is a ONE Women’s Atomweight contender, while Olsim is a veteran of Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series. Saclag, meanwhile, is one of Team Lakay’s representatives in the Japan-based promotion Shooto.       .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 24th, 2019

Finally, a deal

There is hope. The world economy is not about to go on freefall, after all. For a while there, with the escalating US-China trade war, the stalled Brexit  talks, the “scary Hong Kong protests," signs of crisis in the usual vulnerable South American and even Asian economies and, of course, stagnating prospects in most of Europe, pundits and global leaders alike have been talking about dark economic prospects. Well, that seems not to be the case as 2019 comes to a close......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 18th, 2019

Asian markets mostly up

Hong Kong, China (AFP) — Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday but investors are growing nervous at the lack of news on China-US trade talks, with Washington yet to cancel tariffs on a swathe of Chinese goods planned for the weekend. Negotiators are still trying to hammer out a mini agreement and the mood on trading […] The post Asian markets mostly up appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 11th, 2019

Trade hopes lift Asia markets

Hong Kong, China (AFP) — Optimism over the China-US trade talks kept Asian markets buoyant on Friday, with investors betting the two will eventually sign a partial deal, though they remain nervous as next week’s deadline for fresh tariffs draws closer. Sentiment across trading floors has ebbed and flowed through the week as observers try […] The post Trade hopes lift Asia markets appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 6th, 2019

Market declines; Jollibee advances

The stock market fell again Wednesday in step with the rest of the region, as Asian investors extended a sell-off in global markets after Donald Trump poured cold water on the chances of a trade deal with China by the end of the year......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 4th, 2019

Asian markets mixed, dealers await trade signals

Asia struggled to extend its own advances from the day before. Hong Kong and Shanghai both dropped 0.1 percent while Singapore dropped 0.2 percent and Jakarta turned negative. The post Asian markets mixed, dealers await trade signals appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 26th, 2019

Asia markets plunge on trade fears

Hong Kong, China (AFP) — Hong Kong led losses as Asian markets tanked on Thursday after US lawmakers passed a bill supporting the city’s civil rights, sparking fears it could derail delicate China-US trade talks. Investors already nervous about the progress of negotiations were sent running for the hills after both houses of Congress overwhelmingly […] The post Asia markets plunge on trade fears appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 21st, 2019

US-China trade uncertainty causes oil price tumble

Oil prices tumbled Tuesday as lingering questions over the US-China trade talks weighed on sentiment on a mixed day for global equity markets. Both US benchmark West Texas Intermediate and London’s Brent oil fell sharply on signs Beijing and Washington may be drifting further apart again. Worries about the trade war have weighed on the […] The post US-China trade uncertainty causes oil price tumble appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 20th, 2019