Japan’s Nikkei posts first annual loss since 2011
01 January 2019 | 2:31 pm
The benchmark Nikkei stock index has fallen on its final trading day of 2018. Other Asian stocks have ended the day in positive territory.
26 Apr 2020
European stocks plummeted just after opening as the coronavirus outbreak destabilizes the world economy. Recent global stimulus measures failed to offset virus concerns.
2 Apr 2020
European stock markets have started the month in the red, after global shares had their worst three months since the financial crisis. The massive sell-off began around six weeks ago as investors tried to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic. As we enter a new quarter, there is no sign of improvement - stocks in Europe slumped by over 3 percent in trading this Wednesday. Also today, we discuss new figures showing that online sales have fallen for many French retailers since the lockdown began in the country
19 Apr 2020
Ghana is the seventh largest trading partner of China in Africa. Thousands of businesses and traders in the West African country rely heavily on products from China to serve millions of consumers but the outbreak of the Coronavirus especially in China means they can’t access goods to stay in business. They are beginning to feel the impact
4 May 2020
The share price of the US electric-car maker nosedived by around 10% at the end of the trading day after Tesla's CEO tweeted that the company's price was "too high." Elon Musk is also critical of the COVID-19 lockdown.
29 Jun 2020
Police examine the scene after four gunmen attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi on Monday. An exchange board member says the attackers were "fully armed and equipped with machine guns."
20 Aug 2020
AirBnB is set to become one of the marquee floatings of stock this year, after the home-sharing company decided to go public. The move comes as demand for home rentals have dropped due to the coronavirus pandemic.
9 Nov 2020
The Chinese fintech giant had expected to raise an unprecedented $35 billion in its stock market debut. But concerns that regulatory oversight could get in the way are now being proven right.
6 Nov 2020
Wall Street jumped on Wednesday, despite the uncertainty over the outcome of the US presidential election. Craig Erlam, senior markets analyst at Oanda, says investors are anxious to avoid a protracted dispute over the results. Also in the show, Business Editor Kate Moody looks at how carmakers and the tech industry could be affected by the outcome. Plus, California voters hand a victory to Uber in a key referendum on the gig economy.
31 Dec 2020
Throughout a particularly challenging year, AFP met people from countries on all continents to take stock of the year 2020, its good and bad times, and to listen to their wishes for the year 2021.
12 Apr 2021
The International Monetary Fund has given a stark warning after "excessive risk-taking" in the markets by investors. Stocks around the world, especially those of tech firms, have surged during the coronavirus pandemic.
19 Sep 2021
Beijing has said it want to foster small and medium-sized businesses by setting up third stock exchange in Beijing. The move comes despite an ongoing regulatory crackdown on China's biggest tech companies.
26 Nov 2021
The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has voted unanimously to retain the benchmark interest rate (MPR) at 11.5%, whilst keeping all other monetary parameters constant.
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